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Father asks Alabama lawmakers to allow his daughter with autism to try medical marijuana

image taken from Wikipedia<p><b>Alabaster, Alabama</b> – Mary Ann Coleman is a 13-year-old school girl who has autism. She attends day school at Glenwood …

Autism and Preparing for Summer – Part 1 – Sensory Issues

Most people look forward to the summer, but it can be an awkward time for people with autism. Not everybody likes the hot weather anyway, but if a …

Katie Hopkins causes outrage within autism community with offensive tweets

Katie Hopkins on ‘This Morning’<p><b>Katie Hopkins</b> – On May 4 we covered the story, <i>Denise Welch and Lucy Hawkins – Celebrities to Slam Katie Hopkins for</i> …

Interview – #ICE4Autism mobile app helps individuals with autism during emergency situations

<b>United States</b> – On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, the ICE4Autism mobile app was launched born. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency, and is …

What World Autism Awareness Day means to me as a parent

Well April is here and tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Many people within the autism community state that every day is Autism …

World Autism Awareness Day – what was all that about?

<b>April 2nd, World Autism Day</b> is over and as someone on the spectrum, I’m left wondering rather bemusedly <i>Well what was all that about?</i> I’ve seen …

Autism Without Fear: On the Twizzler Challenge and Other Populist Trends

The Twizzler Challenge got started on “Night of Too Many Stars” fundraiser when “Today” show’s Willie Geist and Uzo Aduba of “Orange Is the New …

Autistic 6th Grader Assaulted by School Cop, Now He is a Convicted Felon Read

Kayleb Moon-Robinson Image Credit: Charlie Archambault/Center for Public Integrity<p><b>Lynchburg, VA</b> — Nothing wreaks of the police state like police …

World Autism Awareness Day at the United Nations

<b>What a difference a year can make!</b><p>Remember when I wrote about April being devoted to “autism awareness” last year? (See “April and Autism,” 4/4/14). …

Robert Kennedy apology for autism holocaust blunder remains problematic

From Wikipedia<p>Anti vaccination campaigner Robert Kennedy Junior has publicly apologised for comparing vaccination of children to the Holocaust in a …

Mother tells of struggle for adult son with autism to gain college placement

Tom<p><b>Tadworth, Surrey, UK</b> – Deborah Smith is mother to Tom, a nineteen-year-old man with autism and severe learning disabilities (SLD).<p>Deborah …

PayPal founder thinks people with Asperger's have an advantage

Peter Thiel, image taken from Facebook<p>In an interview with economist Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, Peter Thiel gave his reasons why won’t …

Study: Young Kids With Autism Behave Better If Parents Are Trained - w/video

<b>PARENT TRAINING SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM</b><p><b>COLUMBUS, Ohio</b> – It’s estimated that six out of 1,000 children …

Interview with Stephanie Lay – Talks openly about son with autism and self-injurious behaviour and her famous Maine-Tex Grilled Salsa

Bryce grilling<p><b>Maine</b> – In March we brought you the story about Stephanie Lay, mother to 14-year-old Bryce with autism and Self-Injurious Behaviour …

Toca Boca interactive apps for children with autism - w/video

<b>Toca Boca</b> -is a play studio that makes digital toys for children. Their interactive apps are brightly colored, fun and allow children to play in a …

Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery

Jim Humble from YouTube<p>Originally scheduled for May the 22nd, Jim Humble, a self proclaimed curer of all ills, was arriving at Seaford Brighton for a …

Students invent sensory chair for children with autism

image taken from the Sensory Chair Company Facebook page<p><b>Overland Park, KS</b> – A group of Blue Valley students has developed a sensory chair …

Caught on camera, eleven-year-old girl with autism attacked by two teens girls - w/video

<b>Cleveland, Ohio</b>– Joyce Swann is mother to an eleven-year-old girl, who was brutally attacked by two older girls on Saturday April 25. The attack was …

Press Release - Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright To Step Down As Chairman Of The Board

<b>NEW YORK, May 1, 2015</b> — Bob Wright, Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will step down as …

Denise Welch and Lucy Hawkins - Celebrities to Slam Katie Hopkins for Mocking Autism

Katie Hopkins on ‘This Morning’<p>British TV personality Katie Hopkins has been under fire for her mockery of autism in some of her statements addressed …

Autism Research: May 1, 2015 Week in Review

<b>Diagnosis age differs for girls and boys in autism</b><p>A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics this week has found out that the age at …