Missing autistic Bronx boy found in New York’s Time Square

New York, USA –  A 12 year old boy described by the department of education as a high functioning autistic has been found wandering around Times Square,Manhattan New York after being reported missing after  walking out of P.S. 188 on Cauldwell Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. Monday December 2. He was found after safely walking from […]

NY town board approves autism signs for neighborhoods

Town of Tonawanda, N.Y. — A father in the Town of Tonawanda in New York wanted to make sure that his son, who has autism, is safe at all times, especially in their own neighborhood— so he fought hard to make sure that everyone is aware and therefore cautious when in the area. Louie Blazer […]

Grants Awarded for the Autism Science Foundation in New York

The Autism Science Foundation, New York – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and funding autism research. The Autism Science Foundation now has a limited number of grants to offer to parents who have children on the autistic spectrum autism as well as autistic individuals to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). […]

New York boy thrilled as autism service dog returns home safely

A five year old boy with autism is overjoyed as his autism service dog returned home today, he was last seen on Friday November 6. Echo, a black Labrador specifically trained to stop Mark Fontana, who was diagnosed at three is non verbal, from wandering bolted after being let out without her service vest. The […]

Golfing mad New York town sets to improve autistic children’s motor and social skills

The town of Islip in New York has teamed up with an occupational therapist to improve autistic children’s motor and social skills by teaching them to play golf. John Lorenzo, of Sayville has a nine year old son on the programme. He praised the programme which allowed his son to hit his first ball last […]

Student with autism dies after choking at Brooklyn school

Brooklyn, NY – The New York City Department of Education is investigating the death of a 21-year-old student with autism Dyashsa Smith. According to her 70-year-old mother Catherine Smith, who had fostered and later adopted her at age 3, Dyasha was supposed to be supervised while at Star Academy in Cobble Hill. She had told […]

Teenager with Autism Inspired by Running

New York – Mike Brannigan 17, has autism and  is obsessed with running and is one of the top ten high school runners in the country,  he can run a mile in four minutes and seven seconds flat. He runs every day of the week covering a distance of  over sixty miles. NBC  News state that […]

Puzzles Bakery and Cafe, one solution to autism unemployment problem

Schenectady, NY – Head of Autism Initiative,  Sara Mae Hickey,  is opening Puzzles Bakery and Cafe with plans to employ people with and without learning differences. The idea was inspired by her sister who is on the autism spectrum.  Billy DeSantis, one of the 100 individuals who’ve already applied for one of the 20 coveted […]

Summer camp for children with autism proves to be a source of fun and friendship for campers and counselors alike

Oklahoma – Children with ASD have been given the opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience courtesy of Grey Squirrel, a facility geared towards providing specialized camps for children and youth on the spectrum.   With an increasing amount of children being diagnosed with autism  every year, the need for camps that provide youngsters who have the disorder […]

Running proves to be an effective form of therapy for teen with autism

New York – A teenager with autism is showing significant improvement both socially and behaviourally after joining an area running group.   Dusty Sweeny has been severely impacted by ASD and faces numerous challenges as result of the symptoms that are inherent to the disorder.  However, according to his mother, running has enabled him  to focus his […]