Autism is a condition that is affecting more individuals and families than ever before. The rate of autism diagnoses has risen from 1 in 180 to 1 in 66 during the last decade alone, and researchers are still baffled over what is causing it.
Dr. Pamela Wolfberg is a professor at the San Francisco State University in Autism Spectrum Studies. She has done amazing work for social inclusion for kids on the Autism spectrum with Integrated Play Groups.
The holiday season can be stressful, especially for children with autism. Changing routines, bright lights, unfamiliar noises and unfamiliar foods can all contribute to added pressure on a child and immediate family.
Kansas City, Missouri - The Aus-Sums is a band that features original music that everyone can enjoy headed by Brian Smith and Michelle Beedle. However their main goal is helping children on the autism spectrum.
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan. – When Kurt Miller, 32, went missing from his home, his family reported this incident to the police. Mr Miller went missing a week last Wednesday and was sadly found dead outside his apartment on the following Sunday.
Popular autism news related website, Autism Daily Newscast, has today announced that it is expanding beyond its digital magazine apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices and to offer ASDigest Magazine for viewing directly on a computer in a...
Islington, UK – We have been following the case of Stephen Andrade very closely, we last reported on this story in July, ‘Petition by Leonor Andrade-Martinez to bring Stephen Home‘ can be read by clicking here.
Greenville, S.C. — South Carolina Autism Society has arranged for Greenville police to undergo a voluntary training seminar that would help law enforcers recognize individuals on the autism spectrum— shortly after a man with autism was wrongfully...
This week I read an article on the Academies Week website by Jacqui Ashton Smith who is the executive director of education at the National Autistic Society (NAS). The article was entitled, Do we need autism-specific schools?
Coventry, UK – Trevor Bott, who has autism, had been to the Rainbows nightclub and was needing a taxi ride home. He has now told of how the taxi driver refused to take him home as the taxi driver believed that he was drunk.
SOUTHAMPTON, UK – The Odeon Cinema along with 10 other cinemas across the country will offer special screenings for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD.) These special screenings are part of a trial by Dimensions, a specialist provider of...
Pimlico, London – A 16-year-old with autism was chased and then attacked by a gang of youths on June 4, he was slashed across the neck with an unknown weapon. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story here.
Uganda, Africa- 35-year-old Chrystal Honsaker is helping children with autism in Uganda by donating time, money,school supplies, and mattresses. She got the idea when she vacationed in Africa a few years ago and noticed how much children suffer.