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Autistic children self-harm warning over slow diagnosis

<b>Failure to correctly diagnose the special needs of children could lead them to self harm, it has been claimed.</b><p>One expert warned parents also fear their children are suffering mental health problems because autism spectrum disorder is not being recognised.<p>The Welsh Government has invested £13m in an …


Yeah, I’ve Thought About It: Autism and Suicide

A recent story stated that 66 percent of newly diagnosed adults with Asperger’s syndrome contemplate suicide.<p>Let’s think about that for a …

Mental Health

Did Star Trek: Discovery Just Introduce a Recurring Character on the Autism Spectrum?

Last night’s <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> was not only amazing TV, but should also quell the fears of anyone who watched the first two episodes and worried …

Video games help my mental health – Reader’s Feature

A reader who suffers from Asperger syndrome reveals which video games help him feel better, and which don’t.<br>Mental health has popped up in a few …

Residents of Grenfell Tower block posted chilling warning of 'catastrophic event' if landlord didn't improve fire safety

Residents at a London tower block engulfed in flames had issued a chilling warning about fire safety just months earlier, it has emerged.<p>At least 200 …

Grenfell Tower

What caused the Grenfell Tower blaze? Reports suggest safety problems and ‘electrical fault’

The cause of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze is unknown – but unconfirmed reports from the scene blamed an electrical fault related to a …

Grenfell Tower fire photos: Massive blaze engulfs 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington

At least six people have been killed in a huge fire which engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in the Latimer Road area of North Kensington, west …

'The Basic Law is important to me because...'

The German constitution, or the "Basic Law," is completely new for newcomers to Germany. What do refugees, who have recently arrived here, have to …

North Africa

Manchester police name suspect in concert bombing

Armed forces will be deployed to key locations across Britain following a deadly terrorist attack claimed by "Islamic State." Prime Minister Theresa …


The boy killed in the San Bernardino school shooting had a rare disorder that causes challenges — and inspires creativity

At only 8 years old, Jonathan Martinez was already a survivor.<p>He had endured heart surgery and many other challenges presented by Williams syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder marked by cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities, as well as impressive creative …


How 1 Mom and Her Boy With Autism Were Treated at a Park Will Shatter Your Heart

On the eve of April, Autism Awareness month, one mom experienced something that she's been dreading for the past six years. The timing wasn't lost on Kate when for the first time in her child's life, she and her boy with severe autism were publicly shamed and belittled for his disability.<p>Instead of …


Schools battle to support special needs as teaching assistants lose jobs

Pupils are at risk of being turned away from mainstream schools as classroom support falls victim to budget cuts<p>It’s a sunny, blustery day and four-year-old Thomas Tovell is well zipped into his anorak and wearing an expression of intense concentration as he helps a little gaggle of boys build a …


Parents of 'vulnerable' children furious after Victorian education department publishes data

Woman whose submission discussed her child’s autism and self-harming among families whose data published by mistake<p>A mother who pulled her five-year-old out of a school after he began self-harming said she felt “furious and stupid” after her identifying details were published online in error by the …

U.S. Dept. of Education

What Is Rosa Parks' House Doing In Berlin?

If you want to visit the home where civil rights legend Rosa Parks lived, you have a trip ahead of you — all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. That’s because her home is in the backyard of an American artist living in Germany.<p>It seems like back-of-the-bus treatment for the black woman who had the …

Black History

People with autism have the right to support under the NDIS

Commentary suggesting that funding autism will break the NDIS is a misnomer. Creating an abitrary hierarchy of need is morally unacceptable<p>“If you walk into our home or Max’s classroom, you couldn’t pick him out as having autism. But then we’ve funded nearly 10 years of support – from speech and …


Former Miss Montana admits to writing offensive tweets about students with autism

A former Miss Montana who is now a special education teacher has come under fire for posting demeaning tweets about her students with autism.<p>Liberty …


4 things kids (and adults) can learn from Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet

Julia, the new Muppet who debuts today on Sesame Street, has a bright red mop of hair, a sunny yellow face and big green eyes. She is adorable and we are smitten by her laugh, her love of singing and her inventive game of Boing-Boing tag.<p>She also has autism, and the long-running show’s portrayal of …

Fake News

24 Books to Read for World Autism Awareness Day

April marks Autism Awareness Month, which is a great time to dive into one of these intriguing reads about autism. From nonfiction memoirs to …