New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015

South Australia – There is no school for children diagnosed with autism in South Australia, but plans set in motion this week aim to provide one for the state by 2015. The school which plans to house 45 fee paying pupils will give parents in the state more choice for their children, and is expected […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]

Teenagers with Autism struggle to cope, new Australian study reveals

A new study looking at the social tendencies of teenagers diagnosed with Autism has found that they are more likely to suffer from bullying, isolation and mental health problems than their peers. This type of study is the first of it’s kind to be conducted and was survey based. Questionnaires were given to young people […]

Update – Boy with autism who was locked in cage at ACT Government school, Principal loses job

Canberra, Australia – In March this year a young boy who is on the autistic spectrum was put into a metal cage at his ACT government school. This was used as a withdrawal space. Following a report into the incident, after a complaint was made to the Children and Young People’s Commissioner, the Principal of […]

Australian state government to send 80 teachers to autism education training

Adelaide, Australia — The state government in Southern Australia will be sending 80 educators to a rigorous training on educating students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The $700,000-program aims not only to raise autism awareness as well as train teachers on the important basics of dealing with students on the spectrum, it also hopes to […]

Australian comedian John Doyle reveals sister’s struggle with autism

Sydney, Australia — John Patrick Doyle, a famous personality in the Australian entertainment industry who is also known as Roy Slaven of the duo called Roy and HG, recently revealed his sister’s battle against autism and the struggle their family have had to deal along with it. Doyle’s revelation was made in a bid to […]

UPDATE: case on caging of student with autism in Australian school still not over

Canberra, Australia — It has been 16 weeks since investigation on an incident involving a student with autism who was caged in a primary school in Australia started, and it looks like the inquiry being held by authorities still isn’t about to end anytime soon. According to ACT Education Minister Joy Burch’s office, however, the […]

Student with autism caged in Australian school

Canberra — Australian ACT Education Minister Joy Burch says inquiry over an incident wherein it was found that a school caged a student with autism to separate him from the rest of the student population during his meltdowns is still ongoing. According to the minister, she expects that the investigation will be completed in three […]

Mother and child with autism face deportation in Australia

Sydney — Less than a month after a young child with autism was spared from being deported in Australia, another child with autism is in danger of being forced to leave the country. But unlike 10-year-old Tyrone Sevilla, who was told to leave due to his disability, Emiline Lim will be deported because of rather unfortunate […]

UPDATE: Young boy with autism facing deportation in Australia told he can stay

Queensland, Australia — Tyrone Sevilla is a 10-year-old boy who was diagnosed with autism at age three. He was brought by his mother, Maria, to Australia with her when he was just two years old. Earlier this year they were told that Tyrone can not stay in the country because he was deemed a ‘burden […]