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 […]

Study shows why autism may run in the family

Baltimore, Maryland — A study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine unveils what could be the reason behind why autism appears to be passed on in the family. According to the study, epigenetic changes, rather than actual DNA mutations, may be responsible for causing autism in children. One of the […]

North Lancashire Directions Group – FREE Parent Carer Information and Fun Day

Lancaster, Lancashire, UK – North Lancashire Directions Group (NLDG) is a group based in Lancaster that is run by parent carers of children and young people who have additional needs. They run the group for the benefit of other parent carers who are in a similar situation. They provide information to the local community about […]

Autistic Boy in DeBary, Florida no Longer allowed to keep chickens at family home

DeBary, Florida – J.J. Hart, 3 from DeBary, Florida and his family have been told by the local City Council members that they will no longer be able to keep chickens at their family home. J.J. has three chickens that he likes to chase round in the family’s back yard and whom he fondly calls, […]

The Science Museum – Early Bird Autism Session

Autism Daily Newscast recently read a blog post by ‘Tincture Of Museum’ that was posted on twitter. The post was written by Claire, an ex-librarian, researcher and museum volunteer. She is also mum to three children aged nine, five and three. Her eldest daughter was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder a year ago. Claire wrote […]

Autistic Teenagers learning to Drive can be a Reality – Part 2

There’s no feeling in the world like slipping behind the wheel of a car, and having some more control over your freedom. All parents have some fear about putting their child in control of a motor vehicle, especially if that child has a diagnosis of  Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It may be more complex to […]

Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child

Parents of Philippe Telford, a nineteen year old man with severe autism, reached this point last April.  Amanda Telford told CTVnews Ottawa, Canada that she and her husband no longer had the resources physically, mentally, emotionally or financially to provide the care to secure the safety of their son. That week, Philippe had wandered off from […]

Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter

A Michigan mother who kept a blog, chronicling her experience with an Autistic 14 year old daughter has been charged on warrant with attempted murder. Kelli Stapelton, 45, was found unconscious in her car,  after what police believe to be a suicide attempt  in Grand Rapids. Ms Stapelton was released from hospital after been treated […]

Families of children with autism protest Anthem’s cutback on ABA therapies

Indianapolis — Families caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) took to the streets of Indianapolis to protest cutbacks on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies by the largest insurance company in Indiana— Anthem. The group of protesters pounded the pavements of Indianapolis to deliver a petition asking Anthem to refrain from cutting the ABA […]

Autism Village – free app that helps families affected by autism – w/video

Autism Village – is a free ‘tripadvisor®’ app, that has been designed with the aim of helping families who are affected by autism. The app allows the user to identify autism friendly businesses, organizations, and services with the added benefit of being able to read both ratings and reviews based on how ‘autism friendly‘ that […]

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