Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Northampton, UK, hospital plans £45 Million specialist Autism unit

A £45 Million specialist unit for children with autism and special educational needs is planned to be built in Northampton, UK. Construction is meant to start as soon as possible at St Andrew’s Hospital, the largest medium security hospital of it’s kind in Europe. the unit plans to unite existing services from the County under […]

Utah Clinic to offer resources for Autism

Utah, USA – Utah has the highest percentage of Autism diagnosis in America, and the University of Utah has just unveiled a new clinic that will offer tailored therapies for children and adults with a diagnosis. The ASD Clinic will centre on behavioural therapies and will work with parents and the community to enhance the […]

Police appeal Launched after Autistic girl assaulted in London

Police in London, UK are appealing for information after a teenage girl with Autism was violently attacked and robbed by an assailant riding a bike. Eighteen year old Alex Tree was walking home through an underpass in Walthamstow on the way to visit her grandmother. Miss Tree was carrying two bags from high street chains […]

Daryl Hannah talks candidly about Autism struggles

The beautiful 52 year old American Actress Daryl Hannah has recently shared with the media her struggle with ASD which caused her to take a step back from acting and the Hollywood lifestyle. (Revised Oct 1, 2013) The star of many eighties movies like Splash, Blade Runner and Wall Street was diagnosed in the late […]

Ageing and Autism – the invisible generation

The National Society of Autism Scotland, UK  has recently voiced it’s concerns over an ageing demographic of people with Autism or ASD, who are slipping through the net in terms of care because they haven’t been diagnosed. This is a problem on a larger, worldwide scale. We regularly read that the diagnosis rate within children […]

Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it will install a ‘report abuse button’ after alleged rape threats were received by a feminist campaigner earlier this week. For many people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Social networking sites are an invaluable form of social interaction, which can be very difficult in real life, […]

Opinion – Use of ‘autism sufferer’ in the media to describe individuals with autism

Media perceptions of autism – On booting up my laptop this morning and doing my usual research into all of those autism stories of interest I happened to find an article, posted on the BBC Northern Ireland website that read as; Cinemas help make films accessible for autism sufferers.’  Now this made me stop in […]

Missing Orlando autistic girl found dead

Orlando, FL– A 12 year old non-verbal autistic girl was found dead on May 31 having been missing since 5:30 pm May 30. Beyonce Riddick was known to wander and police officers suspected no foul play but an investigation into her death is ongoing. Her body was found in a pond near the Leesburg Medical […]

£400 in donations received for autistic boy’s funeral

Essex, UK –  Over £400 in donations have been received for the funeral of 20 year old autistic man Rodney Larsh. Mr Larsh, who was non verbal, was tragically struck by a train near Barking, miles from where he lived on Christmas Eve. He was found by British transport police. Mr Larsh was described by […]