Temple Grandin puts weight behind campaign addressing current trends in autism awareness

Temple Grandin has long been an autism advocate, being amongst the first to write about her experiences with autism and producing a plethora of books on the subject. The 66 year old professor at Colorado State University is to add her voice to a campaign to raise awareness of trends in autism awareness after saying […]

Ari Ne’eman, First Autistic Presidential Appointee, on Living with Autism, Finding a Cure, and Neurodiversity

Last December, President Obama appointed Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways to reform health care, schools, support services, and employment policy to better the lives of people living with disabilities. His nomination was controversial to many in the autism community, due to […]

Mother of Temple Grandin criticised for linking viewing child pornography with Autism

  Temple Grandin‘s mother  has been blasted by online news site Forbes, for writing an article about a link between Autistic males and online child pornography. Writing on The Daily Beast  on August 5, Eustacia Cutler writes in her vitriolic rant, that there is evidence to suggest that development of Autistic males, especially during adolescence can […]

Pet Gecko Helps Boy with Autism

Ten year-old Callum Lake has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism that makes it difficult for him to read other people’s emotions. Like many children on the autism spectrum, he has struggled with making friends and dealing with anxiety. Then Spike entered his life. Spike is Callum’s pet gecko. Callum’s mother, Karen Beech, bought Spike […]

Autism Movement Therapy Course Now Available Online

The course “Autism Movement Therapy”, taught by Joanne Lara, M.A., is now available online through Future Horizons Inc. Autism Center for Continuing Education. The 16 hour course may be accessed online through Future Horizons. Participants have 60 days to access the course. Upon completion, a participant will be certified as a Level 1 Autism Movement […]

Father of Three Seeks Funding for Documentary

David Berkowitz is a father to three boys two boys and a girl with autism. He knows a lot about the disorder, not only as a parent, but as an individual who is living with high-functioning autism himself. He is working on raising money to fund a documentary about how art, dance, music, and technology are […]

Inspiring Women with Autism: Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Jennifer Cook O’Toole is a mother, author, and advocate who created Asperkids, LLC, a multi-media social education company. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, the 2012 GRASP Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, 2012 AuKids Speaker of the Year, and a nominee for the 2012 Autism Society Book Award and Godiva’s Woman of […]

Denver nineteen year old with autism wins Temple Grandin Award

Denver, Col – Nineteen year old Benjamin Tarasweicz was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. He is now a public speaker and ambassador for living with autism. He has received the 2013 Temple Grandin award for raising awareness of autism. The award celebrates individuals with autism who make a difference in today’s world. He has […]

The art of autism- part 1

I remember being handed a pencil to draw on my first day at primary school, and thinking there was an artistry in the bold black lines left on white paper by charcoal. I thought I was an artist, but to be fair, what I draw hasn’t improved that much in 30 years. Over the past […]

Dr. Temple Grandin talks about the strengths of autistic minds

Monterey Peninsula, California – Dr.Temple Grandin will be speaking at two events this week. She will be challenging the way in which the world views autistic people. Speaking via phone interview to Matt Davenport of Monterey County Herald she said: “Half of Silicon Valley’s got mild autism, they just avoid the labels,” The article reports […]