Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery

Editor’s Note: Understanding, perspectives and language change over time. Individuals on the spectrum have been writing about their experience of autism for many years… often unheard. When Michael approached us to reprint an article that he wrote 15 years ago for Autism Awareness Month, Autism Daily Newscast gladly agreed to share his submission. Cognitive and social skills, […]

Olley Edwards and her views on undiagnosed Autism in girls

An article published in the Daily Mail UK last week reported on the findings of research carried out by University College London and Bristol Universities on the subject of undiagnosed autism in girls. It stated that many young girls are not being diagnosed with autism due to the fact that they can better hide the […]

BBC Four, ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ Documentary and Opinions

Reaction to “Autism: Challenging Behaviour” on BBC is strong and mixed. Airdate: Tuesday 5th November. The documentary focused upon the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis) and how it is used as an intervention for Autistic children. The programme information on the BBC website is as follows: ‘The film follows three-year-old Jack and four-year-old Jeremiah through […]

Unsung heroes for autism awareness – New featured section

Autism Daily Newscast launches Profiles in Brief October 30th, marks the launch of another section of our Autism Daily Newscast: Profiles in Brief For the past couple of months, our Current Events Reporter, Jo Worgan has been on a mission to find interesting stories and people on the topic of autism and Jo has come […]

The Disney debate, has Mickey lost his magic? – Opinion

  I’ve never been to any of the Disney resorts, it’s not because I’m not a fan of animation, we love nothing more than to sit down and watch a Disney or Pixar film together. We don’t live close enough to visit one of the resorts, and it’s never been on top of the children’s […]

Balm for Autism, can something so simple really work? OPINION

It’s been around a week since I first read an article about a new balm that claims to calm down the symptoms of autism and ASD. It’s been dubbed a miracle cure by some, a magic therapy which calms and even reverses the symptoms and even dispels some of the neurological sensitivities ASD bring with […]

Alex Lowery ‘Speaks About Autism’

Alex Lowery, 20 from Wales UK, is a Public Speaker who talks about his own experiences growing up with autism. He was given a verbal diagnosis of classic autism when he was 4. Autism Daily Newscast asked Alex to share his experiences of growing up on the autistic spectrum. “Growing up on the autistic spectrum […]

Scott Robertson Advocates for Autistic Adults

Scott Robertson has always known that he was different. He had difficulty making friends at school. Other kids made fun of him for the odd way he had trouble holding his arm steady when raising his hand in class, calling him names like “retard.” Another boy once told him that he was so weird he […]

Help for Kids with Autism: Ultimate Autism Solution Review (UPDATE – Oct 2014)

Editor’s Note: Autism Daily Newscast is partially financed through the use of Google advertising. As such, we like to occasionally check on what is being advertised on our site.  This is how we discovered “Ultimate Autism Solution” and thought the ad rather sensational. We asked one of our reporters to do a review of the product – with […]

Alex Spourdalakis: When media intervention goes wrong in Autism coverage

How far is too far? Do parents of autistic children need more support? A petition has been started urging producers to take down the video featuring interviews with Dorothy Spourdalakis. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the video on August 30, re-telling the story of how Dorothy was an innocent victim of a system who failed her, and […]