Facing the challenges of autism in Iran

Isfahan, Iran — The number of individuals affected by autism is rising everywhere in the world— even in countries where not many are aware of, or know really much about the condition— including Iran. Yalda Hojjati is 35 years old. When she was a child, her parents brought her to numerous doctors to find out […]

Lego-compatible prosthetic arms lets kids customize their own attachments – w/video

Umeå, Sweden — In an effort to help build the confidence of children in need of wearing prosthetic limbs, Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of the Umeå University of Sweden came up with something that children of all ages will surely appreciate— Lego-compatible prosthetic arms. Carlos’ IKO arms functions very similarly to that of the conventional […]

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’s supervised play area while she shops at the establishment, but the staff […]

Play Place for children with autism soon to open

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — A mother in Michigan tried to look for a place where her child— who has autism— can play freely without being judge by others. She didn’t find any. So she made one herself. According to Shell Jones whose son was diagnosed with autism at age two and a half years, she […]

Autism Initiatives focuses on helping adults with autism

Derry, Northern Ireland — While a lot of centers are now starting to open their doors to help cater to the special needs of the growing number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the same can not be said for the adults dealing with the same developmental condition. But one organization based in Derry, Northern Ireland, […]

I akke the effort for you

This entry is dedicated to Stella Young. Through her Tedx talk I found my way to writing this entry, which is something I’ve wanted to do but just couldn’t let go of that last bit of fear.  Thank you Stella. Rest Peacefully ♥ Editor’s Note:  I am a great admirer of Stella Young and so was […]

Âû a history and current day phenomenon – neurodiveristy and autism

The origins of Âû the Âutistic Ûnion have been relatively unknown until now. Most people in the community will have heard of Light It Up Gold and seen the Âû placed after people’s names on Facebook , but little of the origins of this organisation and how it came to be is public knowledge. I decided […]

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Hidden feature in Apple Watch discovered by deafblind woman

A deafblind woman who was born with Usher’s syndrome, discovered a usually overlooked feature in Apple’s recently released Apple Watch. Molly Watt, who has been a long-time iPhone user, said she ordered her Apple Watch in April, and discovered the smartwatch’s overlooked feature while she was trying to adjust its accessibility features. Molly found that […]

French country home designed and built for patients with autism

Burgundy, France — In a small village called Champcevrais, several miles south of Paris, sits a country home especially designed and built for patients on the autism spectrum. The residence, which incorporates innovative technology designed to calm patients with autism, includes a therapeutic building and carefully designed interior specifically intended to prevent anxiety in its […]

Mother tells of struggle for adult son with autism to gain college placement

Tadworth, Surrey, UK – Deborah Smith is mother to Tom, a nineteen-year-old man with autism and severe learning disabilities (SLD). Deborah contacted us via twitter in order to share with us and our readers the struggles that they are going through at the moment in order to transition Tom from school to college. As Deborah […]