New Survey Highlights Autistic Children Face a High Level of Bullying in Hertfordshire Schools

The Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society (HARC) Hertfordshire, UK – survey carried out in the local area asked parents their opinions about school provision for their autistic children. The Comet 24 reports that: “59 per cent of respondents said they had been bullied.” It was also reported that 1 in 10 parents found […]

Autism Research: August 31st 2013 Week in Review

Audio-visual cue understanding problems diminish in autism adolescence An extremely hopeful new result was published by Dr. John Foxe and his team from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study by the team showed that children on the ASD with high-functioning autism seem to overcome their social communication dysfunction. At a […]

Restricted and repetitive behaviours disappeared?

A new paper by Eva Troyb and colleagues* based at the University of Connecticut, USA adds to the growing literature identifying a subgroup on the autism spectrum who present with ‘optimal outcome’ (OO) characterised by a movement outside of the diagnostic boundaries which make up an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers observed that alongside previous […]

Leeds Metropolitan University Secure Grant to Help Autistic Students Access Education

Leeds, UK -Dr Mark Fabri from Leeds Metropolitan University will lead researchers from the UK, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland for a three year project. They will collaborate on a project which has received funding from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme to find out needs of students with high functioning autism starting their university […]

New study finds people with autism face difficulties landing jobs

Alberta, Canada – A new study reports that people with high-functioning autism have trouble landing jobs due to poor communication skills. The study was led by Wendy Mitchell a doctoral candidate in the faculty of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. During the study Mitchell recorded 40 job interviews. Half of the […]

Functioning Labels – Part 2 – High- Functioning

The terms high and low functioning are used frequently to describe people at various points of the autistic spectrum.  But just how accurate and helpful are these phrases?  This article will look at some issues which might arise at the use of the term high-functioning.  The first thing that needs to be said is that […]

Reuben and Neo Mills are on a Mission to Raise Autism Awareness

Ipswich,Queensland,Reuben and Neo Mills – both have high-functioning autism and they both want to raise autism awareness with their classmates. Reuben, 9, and Neo, 7, both attend Tivoli State School and at present are perfecting a presentation that they will give to fellow classmates on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. The Queensland Times report […]