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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteers install backyard fence to protect autistic boy

News Brief – Lancaster, Ohio The fence went up yesterday and the gates were finished today so 9 year old Kyle, finally had his fence enclosing the backyard. Like so many children with autism, Kyle doesn’t realize the dangers around where he lives. He is able to unlock the doors to the house and go […]

Mexican man with Aspergers wins the right to make his own decisions

A 25 year old man with an Aspergers diagnosis has won the right to make his own decisions regarding his life free from parental consent. Ricardo Aldair took his case to the Supreme Court, as under Mexican law, he was did not have the right to make key decisions about his future. Under Mexican law, […]

Moscow hosts forum on autism

International Forum Every Child Deserves a Family is being held from October 14-17th in Moscow, Russia. This is the second annual event. The topic of this year’s forum is “Autism: Effective methods of providing assistance to people with autism spectrum disorders. Experience in Russia and abroad”. It is expected to be attended by more than […]