UK Father takes to the streets to raise money for autism therapies

At this time of year, most of us are thinking about drinking hot chocolate beneath a fluffy throw cuddled up in front of the TV with the children, in anticipation of the snow falling outside our warm homes. Not Tom Nasmyth Shaw from South Wales. He is just about to embark on an epic week, […]

Social Robots may provide therapy for autistic children

A new study conducted into play for children with autism has shown that they respond well to social robots. The toys have been on most children’s Christmas lists now for a few years. They are simpler to understand than humans, and pre-programmed with a set of responses, and repetitive games that children with autism respond […]

Entrepreneur Seeks Funding for Therapeutic Zoobit Puzzles

Cody Rauh is a designer who works in the 3D Print and Digital Industry. He also volunteers at a children’s hippotherapy camp in Colorado Springs that uses horses to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities. After working with these children for several months, he realized that many of them had motor difficulties that […]

Could Robot Therapists be the Wave of the Future?

Teaching social skills to children with autism has been a challenge for parents and educators alike.  Many children with autism are simply not motivated to interact with other people, but they do seem to gravitate towards technology.  This led some researchers to question whether combining technology and human characteristics could be an avenue to teach […]

Autism Research Review – May 2013

Brain cells created in lab. New hope for autism. A path breaking research was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell on 2nd May jointly by the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A team of scientists led by Stewart Anderson & Lorenz Studer produced interneurons in a laboratory simulating […]

Is there room for essential oils in the school system?

A recent controversy regarding the use of essential oils at school has caught the attention of many parents of children with special needs, including myself. The first story is of Logan Kemp, a 5 year old kindergartner at Seminole Springs Elementary School, who was threatened with suspension because of the essential oils he was wearing. […]

UPDATE: Therapist who abused young boy with autism pleads guilty

Racine, WI – Autism therapist Stephen Jacobs who was charged with physically abusing Stephanie Lowe’s son Caeden, pleaded guilty on Tuesday Feb 3. The 28-year-old Wauwatosa native was caught on tape hurting the 3-year-old with severe autism on December 14, 2013. We last reported on the story on Jan 30, Therapist caught abusing young boy with […]

Parasitic Intestinal Worms Used as Treatment Therapy for Autistic Adults

Dr Eric Hollander – Director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Centre in New York City has recently conduct two studies involving worms and hot baths for the autism therapy. The Whipworm study involved 10 adults who have high functioning Autism who ate whipworm eggs for 12 weeks. Around 2,500 […]