Tributes flood in for Irish autism activist found dead in her home

Ballinagearagh, Ireland – Tributes are flooding in for a relentless autism campaigner who was found dead in her home after being attacked. Susan Dunne, 56, who shared her home with 19 year old autistic son Patrick, lived in the rural heart of North Kerry, Ireland, where neighbours are shocked with the turn of events. Her […]

Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan – A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported the harrowing story of Kelli Stapleton on September 6. Ms Stapleton, 45 […]

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 […]

Arizona mother charged with murder of autistic son and daughter

Marilyn Edge, 42 is charged of fatally poisoning her 13 year old autistic son Jaelen, and his 9 year old sister Faith. Their bodies were discovered early on Saturday morning and causes of death were not revealed by the coroner until this morning. Their deaths came after Edge lost custody of her children amid a […]

New film provides insight into life of a mother who killed autistic son

A mother, charged with murdering her 14 year old son is the subject of a new documentary film to be shown by the Autism Media Channel in America. The Chicago mother, Dorothy Spourdalakis was found guilty and charged to be held without bond along side caretaker Jolanta Agata Skordzka, for the murder of Alex Spourdalakis in June […]

Autistics at risk of harm at the hands of those who to protect them

This week, Autism Daily Newscast highlights the many recent events surrounding the issues of law enforcement, the justice system and how they affect those on the autism spectrum. We have articles by mothers with autistic sons, who worry about them getting into trouble with the law and the possible resulting outcomes. However it is not […]

Mother who threw her young son with autism from Yaquina Bay Bridge faced with murder charge

Oregon – On  Monday Nov. 3, Jillian Meredeth McCabe admitted to throwing her son, London McCabe, aged 6 from Yaquina Bay Bridge.  Her son had autism. His body was found later on that evening at 10.30 pm near the Embarcadero Resort. The LA Times article report that the Newport Police Department stated that McCabe made […]