UK Apprentice runner-up Katie Hopkins slurs Parents with Special Needs children

Ex UK Apprentice candidate and outspoken opinion blogger Katie Hopkins has enraged the Autism community with her latest dabble into blogging. Ms Hopkins, writing for the Huffington Post yesterday in a blog entitled “why must everything be a medical condition“, attempts to voice her concerns over over-diagnosis of ADHD and Autism, stating: “In many cases, […]

This is my child- Mumsnet campaign for special educational needs children

Online parenting advice and news site Mumsnet have just launched their campaign called This Is My Child, which aims to support parents with children with special educational needs. The campaign, launched on August 17  aims to eradicate misunderstanding about children with special needs, and is welcomed by the charity Mencap. It draws on NHS information […]

Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?

In a 2011 article, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield offered a staunch defense of the controversial communication method known as “facilitated communication”. Autism Daily Newscast has covered a number of important stories involving autistics who use facilitated communication (FC). Carly Fleishmann is perhaps the most known in the public arena but there are many more. The recent case […]

Special Education and Behavioral Connections helps children with autism in Detroit

Detroit — Now helping children with autism in a community that was once out of reach is the Special Education and Behavioral Connections. Children with autism in Detroit and the families caring for them now have a place where they can find help, thanks to the center— which sits in an office inside a building […]

To be kind should be the norm not inspirational

A few weeks back a story went viral that was about a young McDonald’s employee in America, who helped an elderly and disabled customer with his meal. He cut his food up for him and helped to feed him. A photo was plastered all over the Internet. This story was BIG news, with many saying […]

Back-to-school survey finds 50% of children with special needs are bullied at school

Parents Surveyed by AngelSense Reveal the Severity of the Situation for  Special Needs Children [New Jersey, 20th AUGUST 2015] – 50% of parents reported that their special needs child has been bullied at least once on the way to school or at school, and almost 80% of parents of children with special needs, such as Autism […]

14-year-old with autism bags gold medal in Special Olympics

Los Angeles — A 14-year-old with autism made history by becoming the first Indian golfer to join and win at the Special Olympics World Games, which was recently held in Los Angeles. Ranveer Singh Saini, who was diagnosed with autism at age two, bagged a gold medal Friday at the GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot […]

Nike creates Flyease shoes for individuals with disabilities – w/video

Fort Myers, Fla. — In 2012, a then-16-year-old Matthew Walzer was just as anxious about putting on his shoes on his own as he was about getting into college. Matthew has cerebral palsy, and due to this, his physical abilities are limited. He couldn’t put his shoes on without someone helping him, and this made […]

Step into my Shoes campaign by Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons

Plymouth, UK – The Step into my Shoes campaign is a message that we wish to promote with our disability awareness stalls and workshops. Step into my Shoes is our very own interactive disability awareness stall at various fetes and workshops around the Plymouth area. The campaign is all about changing society’s perceptions towards people […]

The Costellos: A Big and Special Family

Tom and Gloria Costello have 17 children. 14 of whom are adopted with special needs. The Costello Family welcomed autism software company Brain Power of Cambridge, MA to their home in Long Island, NY to share their story and interact with Brain Power’s suite of apps for wearable technology Google Glass. Learn more about the Costello […]