Autism

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Expansion for Clifton academy will open up more spaces for students with autism – Nottinghamshire Live

A Nottingham school which works with children with special educational needs and disabilities could be expanded by…

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Leading North East charity welcomes Government plans for autism training – The Northern Echo

A PIONEERING North-East charity has welcomed Government plans to introduce mandatory autism and learning disability training for…

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Graeae and Hijinx criticise ‘disappointing’ use of puppet in autism play – The Stage

Leading theatre companies that work with disabled artists, including Graeae and Hijinx, have criticised the decision to…

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New councillor sweeps in with series of Hear Autism events – Inside Croydon

They say a new broom sweeps clean, but residents in Croydon aren’t used to this being true…

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Boy with autism gets dream Red Arrows bedroom design – Lincolnshire Live

An autistic child has been treated to the ultimate Red Arrows bedroom design. The condition can often make…

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New study shows hidden genes may underlie autism severity – EurekAlert

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden part of the…

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How schoolboy with autism had his phobia of dogs cured in groundbreaking study – Chronicle Live

Schoolboy Harry Mainwaring used to live in fear of coming into contact with dogs. The autistic youngster…

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Brain clock ticks differently in autism – Medical Xpress

The neural ‘time windows’ in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism,…

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VIDEO: ‘Half of train staff don’t help people with autism’ – Charity Today News

Every year 1.7 billion people travel by rail. It’s something which most commuters or holiday-makers don’t usually…

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Edinburgh launch for autism-focused social enterprise – The Scotsman

A social enterprise that exclusively employs IT consultants on the autism spectrum has announced the launch of…

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Autistic adults sought for tech jobs in Scotland – BBC News

A social enterprise is aiming to create more jobs for autistic adults in Scotland after launching a…

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Fourteen-year-old with autism to spread joy with motivational t-shirt company – St Helens Star

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy with autism is on a mission to spread joy and positivity by launching his…

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Critics say new play that uses a puppet to portray an autistic boy ‘dehumanises’ those with the condition – Evening Standard

A row has broken out over the use of a puppet to portray an autistic boy in…

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Online push to promote autistic pop group – Charity Digital News

An online campaign has got underway to promote a group of autistic young people’s bid to be…

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X Factor star Chris Maloney offers a scholarship to an Autism’s got Talent performer – London Post

Anna Kennedy OBE Founder of the National Autism Charity AnnaKennedyonline first met André in the Wirral where…

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How does someone with autism go shopping? – BBC News

Zak Mohamed, aged 20, has severe autism but his mother Nura is determined that he should learn…

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Difference in brain connectivity may explain autism spectrum disorder – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a possible mechanism of human cognition that…

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Autism charity bakery is now open for business – British Baker

A commercial bakery that will train and employ young people with severe autism has opened for business. Bread…

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Wales autism law rejection ‘a kick in the teeth’ – BBC News

A mother whose son has autism said it was like a “kick in the teeth” when AMs…

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Parents of children with autism ‘are totally afraid to speak out’ – Irish Examiner

an Diamond spent over a year attempting to secure a place for his son in schools across…

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How low-income parents are working to help their children with autism – The Independent

A light snow is falling on this sleepy Saturday morning in November in Chicago. Despite the weather,…

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Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism – Medical Xpress

In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating…

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Man diagnosed with autism as a child overcame ‘fears’ to write a book after his mum’s death – Nottinghamshire Live

A 22-year-old who was diagnosed with autism as a child has overcome ‘fears and anxieties’ to write…

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The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found? – The Spectator

I’m an American man affected by the disability autism. As a child, I went to special education…

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Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism – The Scientist

Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds—and even years, two new…

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Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently – The Scientist

Neurons derived from the skin cells of people with and without autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns…

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Making MRIs possible for children with autism – ABC 4

BYU researchers have completed the first study of it’s kind, learning how to administer an MRI to…

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Too many people with learning difficulties and autism are being cared for in hospital – Hull Daily Mail

Too many people with autism and learning difficulties are still being treated in hospital rather than the…

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Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research – News Medical

New research shows that a simple non-invasive hearing test early in life could predict the diagnosis of…

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Those with autism and mental health problems to be given blue parking badges – Derbyshire Live

People with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health problems are set for a major boost when…

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AWARD WINNING AUTISM TRAINING COMING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME – Island Echo

The Curly Hair Project (CHP), an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe,…

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Researchers say auditory testing can identify children for autism screening – American Osteopathic Association

A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to…

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Is Autism Actually on The Rise? It’s Not as Straightforward as You Might Think – Science Alert

The prevalence of autism – the number of cases diagnosed at any age, has increased hugely. But prevalence…

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Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD? – Medical Xpress

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment…

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Home Bargains introduces quiet hour for shoppers with autism – Swindon Advertiser

DISCOUNT shop Home Bargains has introduced a weekly quiet hour to create a calmer environment for shoppers…

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The firm whose staff are all autistic – BBC News

Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica,…

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Autistic woman’s ‘acceptance’ song gets huge response – BBC News

A woman with severe autism has written and performed a Christmas song which has provoked a huge…

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Jo Jordan speaks out over non-verbal autistic son’s battle to be heard – Lancashire Telegraph

THE mum of a boy who cannot speak due to his autism has told of his battle…

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More than 900 sign petition to help Hatfield club for children with autism and ADHD find new home – Welwyn Hatfield Times

Potential Kids has used a space in Beaconsfield Court, Hatfield, since it launched March, but the building…

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Thinking Autism seminar in Maidstone was picketed by autistic protesters – Kent Online

A clash of views over “treatments” for autism led to a seminar for parents of autistic children…

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How to design spaces for people with autism – Spectrum

For people on the spectrum, the physical space they occupy can go a long way in providing…

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More dates available at Highcross Santa’s grotto for children with autism and additional needs – Leicestershire Live

Last weekend, Santa’s grotto in Highcross opened its doors to children with autism and other additional needs…

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Mum’s fury as son with autism faces a whole YEAR out of school in council battle – Hull Daily Mail

An autistic child from Hull faces more than a year out of the classroom after being told…

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Ground-breaking global support service launched for parents and carers of autistic children – Journalism.co.uk

The Autism Plan (TAP) is a new online service for parents and carers of children with autism,…

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Highcross unveils adapted Santa’s grotto for children with autism and additional needs – Leicestershire Live

On the run up to Christmas all children enjoy a visit to Santa’s Grotto. It’s a magical experience…

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Little boy with autism saw homeless people in Liverpool – what he did next was AMAZING – Liverpool Echo

A nine-year-old boy with autism has already started spreading Christmas cheer with an incredibly heartwarming act. Selfless William…

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Baya Build is set to build housing for adults who have autism – The Jerusalem Post

Baya Build, a building technology company founded by Israeli entrepreneur James Casper, announced on Monday a collaboration…

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Woman who has autism left in tears as Debenhams staff ‘march her out of shop’ – but she’d done nothing wrong – Hull Daily Mail

A vulnerable woman who has autism was left in floods of tears when she was marched out…

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Cornwall Council’s autism scheme to improve leisure centre access – Falmouth Packet

A new scheme has been put in place to allow leisure centres to improve accessibility for children…

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Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists? – Scientific American

When Natasha Marrus started her residency in general psychiatry in 2007, none of her 11 classmates ever…

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