Podcast: The forgotten history of autism: NeuroTribes with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman has covered science and cultural affairs for WIRED and other national magazines for more than twenty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker,TIME, Nature, and Salon. He lives in San Francisco. Steve became interested in autism after meeting a few people in Silicon Valley who had children on the autism spectrum. […]

Watch your language when talking about autism

Words matter. The way we use them to communicate with or about others can have a huge impact on people’s lives. This is especially the case when it comes to disability. Handicapped. Retarded. Mad. Activists have campaigned hard to eradicate such terms, which are offensive and perpetuate a negative view of disabled people – one […]

The Girl Who Didn’t Know How To Be – A picture book about autism and neurodiversity

London, UK – The Girl Who Didn’t Know How To Be – is a soon to be self-published picture book on the topic of autism and neurodiversity. The illustrator and creator behind the project, Milda, is an individual on the autism spectrum, who is an artist, illustrator and photojournalist. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched […]

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Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik who plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler gives definative answer on if Sheldon has Asperger’s w/video

Time and again people ask and speculate whether Sheldon Cooper, one of the major characters in hit TV series Big Bang Theory, is on the autism spectrum. At Autism Daily Newscast we know this to be true… our guest article The Big Bang Controversy: Is Sheldon Autistic? from 2013, remains in the top 5 of all […]

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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Headteacher who said student with autism had special needs cleared of hate crime

Hove, East Sussex – Janet Felkin, headteacher of Blatchington Mill secondary school in Hove, was investigated by police over claims that she said a student with autism had ‘special needs.’ Ms Felkin, 60, was reported to the police after she used the phrase ‘special needs,’ during a governors’ meeting when she discussed a child with […]

Our Differences are our Strengths: Neurodiversity in Theatre

You may ask yourself, what is an autistic doing working at language-based theatre companies? I often ask myself that question. But I believe that in theatre, my “weakness” is one of my strengths. If you see me walking down the street, I most likely have headphones on. I nearly always wear a blue t-shirt—v-neck so […]

WrongPlanet Pageview Count hits a Profound All-Time Low due to lack of adequate autism representation

According to direct (actual, not estimated) measurements from Quantcast, WrongPlanet, which claims to be the largest forum online for people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome and their relatives, has hit an all-time low count of website pageviews, as measured from January 2008. *  A pageview doesn’t represent a unique user, but rather an instance where […]

Einstein, Mozart, Newton – the genius tag does more harm than good

When I was diagnosed with Aspergers I went on a mission (in true Aspie style) to find out everything I could about it.  Just a short spell of Googling revealed that there was a thriving industry of retrospective diagnosis.   Einstein, it seemed, could have had Aspergers; so could Mozart, Newton and a whole host of […]

Robert Kennedy apology for autism holocaust blunder remains problematic

Anti vaccination campaigner Robert Kennedy Junior has publicly apologised for comparing vaccination of children to the Holocaust in a recent autism speech. Lawyer, and nephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy is campaigning against a Californian bill which proposes compulsory vaccination of all children against common childhood illnesses such as whooping cough, chicken pox, mumps, measles and […]