Vile arsonist destroy autistic boy’s Christmas dream

Manchester, UK- Cowardly arsonists have destroyed an autistic boy’s dream Christmas present of a sensory play house in the garden, by maliciously setting fire to it. Seven year old Harvey Ratcliffe is severely autistic, and parents Fiona and Wesley had saved for months to convert the garden shed into a sensory room for their son, full of expensive light […]

Skateboard Exhibition in Las Vegas Raises Money for Autism Charities

City of the World Art Gallery, Las Vegas – 160 hand-painted skateboards are on display in the gallery during the Artists for Autism Skateboard Project exhibition. One skateboard portrays Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance from the film, The Shining The exhibition has been coordinated by the Autism Community Trust (ACT) which is a local non-profit […]

Autistic Boy from DeBary, Florida Now Allowed to Keep His Pet Chickens

J.J.Hart, 3 from DeBary Florida – On December 7 Autism Daily Newscast shared the story about local City Council members informing J,J,Hart and his family that they would no longer be able to keep chickens at their family home. In an article posted in the Orlando Sentinel yesterday, the City Council in DeBary have now […]

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Raises $140,000

Manchester, N.H. — Over 900 people walked for Autism Speaks Sunday at the Southern New Hampshire University in an effort to raise funds for the organization’s projects that are geared towards autism research as well as providing numerous services to children with autism spectrum disorder, and their families. Families from both Vermont and Maine gathered […]

Directory launched for people living around autism in Hertfordshire, UK

Herts, UK –  A new directory with the aim of providing a better service to people living with around autism has been launched in Hertfordshire, UK. The directory has been produced with the aim of helping the 18,000 or so people on the spectrum and their families, friends and employers, providing reference, information and contact […]

CrossFit 8 Mile Hosts Lift Up Autism

Livonia, Mich. — A crossfit gym in Livonia, Mich. is hosting ‘Lift Up Autism’ to raise funds for the Roosevelt ASD program of the Roosevelt Elementary School and the national autism research. The fundraiser also hopes to help local ASD programs in the city. Couples Nick and Monica Carignan, who are co-owners at the CrossFit […]

UK eleven year old Aspergers boy competes for Christmas number one

Buckinghamshire, UK – A schoolboy with Aspergers who’s mother hadn’t heard him sing until last year is vying for the UK chart’s top spot with a song he composed himself. He sung for the first time at last year’s school Christmas concert and blew his audience away. Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven penned the song from tunes that […]

Kansas school test robots with autistic children

Witchita, Kan – An autism specific school in Witchita, Kansas is testing out social robots with their pupils to develop their social and human interaction skills. The experimental program at Heartspring features $16,000 robots that are programmed to sing, converse, dance, recognise faces, features, and even calm themselves after they fall. One robot was programmed […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Chess club for autistic and gifted children comes fourth in Tasmanian state wide competition

Tasmania, Australia – A chess club which started last year for autistic and gifted children becomes one of the largest chess club for kids in Australia. Each year 200 of Tasmania’s best junior chess players compete against each other and test their skills. The state wide tournament is usually attended by schools but this year […]