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Child with autism refused entry in Ikea’s playground – again
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Child with autism refused entry in Ikea’s playground – again

Dortmund, Germany --- A mother of a five-year-old with autism was left outraged after the staff of Ikea's Dortmund branch in Germany refused to let him in at the establishment's play area. Bianca Amanzada was planning to leave her son, Alyschah-Paul, at Ikea'...
Taiwan – Hsiao Chun uses singing talent to raise autism awareness
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Taiwan – Hsiao Chun uses singing talent to raise autism awareness

Taipei, Taiwan - A man who is on the autism spectrum has been using social media to post videos of himself singing in an effort to connect with others, to share his story and to raise awareness regarding the disorder. The 30 year old nicknamed 'Hsiao Chun' ha...
Update: Screening of hit UAE documentary helps raise awareness of autism
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Update: Screening of hit UAE documentary helps raise awareness of autism

Abu Dhabi, UAE - A new documentary that serves to provide insight into the UAE's autism community has been well-received by audiences following its recent screening at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.  Autism Daily Newscast first reported on this documentary here....
Techshare aims to provide opportunities for people with autism
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Techshare aims to provide opportunities for people with autism

Doha, Qatar -- Techshare, a conference that provides opportunities for countries to collaborate in technology projects and share technological information resources, will be held in the Middle East for the first time this November. Qatar Assistive Technology ...
Local business raises funds for Lebanese Autism Society
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Local business raises funds for Lebanese Autism Society

BEIRUT - Sarah's Bag, has started a social media campaign advocating the Lebanese Autism Society.  Sarah Beydoun, the founder of Sarah's Bag has been looking for new ways to support the Lebanese Autism Society. The Ice Bucket Challenge has inspired her ...
University creates computer program designed to help individuals with ASD
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University creates computer program designed to help individuals with ASD

Alicante, Spain - A new computer program geared towards aiding those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to read and understand written material has recently been developed at the University of Alicante. The development of the tool, which was undertaken as a ...
Autism documentary to premier at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
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Autism documentary to premier at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Abu Dhab - A documentary on autism featuring children on the spectrum from the United Arab Emirates will premier at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Titled “As One”, the documentary tells the story of 10 children between the ages of 4 and 17 as they participate ...
Young girl with autism believed to have been sexually abused by her teacher
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Young girl with autism believed to have been sexually abused by her teacher

Sofia, Bulgaria -- A 13-year-old child with autism who is a student of a special school in Bulgaria has reportedly been abused sexually by her own teacher. The child's mother filed charges Sept. 29 after noticing that her daughter, Ana Maria, was afraid of...
Malta’s First Lady, Michelle Muscat Attends Autism Speaks Conference
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Malta’s First Lady, Michelle Muscat Attends Autism Speaks Conference

New York -- Maltese First Lady Michelle Muscat, wife of Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, attended the Autism Speaks conference held in New York earlier this year. This is the second year that Malta's first lady took part in the event for the autism advocacy...