A New Look at How Autism Affects Girls

“What’s next?” I said to my 4-year-old daughter, pointing to an image of a girl holding a toothbrush. We have a visual schedule printed out for her …

Autism Spectrum

Iceland is 'eradicating' Down syndrome…by aborting everyone who has it

Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug 16, 2017 / 03:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to …

Autism Spectrum

Boy struggling to be diagnosed finally gets 'skull-breaking' operation after chance hospital encounter as passing doctor spots condition

A mother says her son was finally diagnosed with a rare skull condition by chance when a doctor walked by him in a hospital.<p>"What kind of cranio does …

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Mum posts emotional message to Coles

A MELBOURNE mum has posted an emotional thankyou to Coles for a new initiative designed to make shopping easier for people with autism.

Australian News

This tearful father's emotional video about son with Down's syndrome son has gone viral

The father of a 5-year-old boy with Down's syndrome shared an emotional video on Facebook after overhearing a conversation between a child and his …

Autism Spectrum

Palin Speaks Out on 'Celebratory' CBS Down Syndrome Tweet

Former Gov. Sarah Palin is mother to a beautiful 9-year-old boy named Trig. He happens to have Down syndrome. You can imagine how she reacted, then, …

Conservative View

At university with autism: ‘My tutors saw potential’

Support from the University of Bedfordshire means that student Luke Walsh, who has autism and ADHD, is thriving on his broadcast journalism course<p>I was halfway through a BTec at Barnfield College in Luton, but I had enough Ucas points to qualify for a foundation year – so instead of doing the …


After heart surgery, 3 girls with Down syndrome share 1st birthday cake smash

Harper, Mae and Catherine recently celebrated their first birthdays together with the sweetest cake smash.<p>It was a happy celebration for the girls, who were born on three consecutive days and who all have Down syndrome, after a challenging year. Suffering from congenital heart failure, they were in …


Autistic boy, 6, spends months buying hundreds of Kinder Eggs in bid to find one special toy he's desperate for

A six-year-old boy with austism has bought hundreds of Kinder Eggs in his mission to search for one special toy.<p>Jayden Lakey's parents say they have …

Autism Spectrum

A Family Memoir Makes the Case That Autism Is Different, Not Less

<b>TO SIRI WITH LOVE</b> <b><br>A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines</b><br>By Judith Newman<br>228 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $26.99.<p>In just the third paragraph of what turns into an uncommonly riotous and moving book, Judith Newman dives headlong into the highly charged debate over whether to …


Dumfries and Galloway mum writes new guide to help parents of young children with Autism and Asperger’s

Katy Elphinstone has written "Dos and Don’ts: Autism and Asperger’s Advice for Parents and Carers" from the perspective of children and parents<p>A …

Autism Spectrum

Walking by Faith

By Peggy Ployhar


Target’s New Sensory-Friendly Clothing Line Is AWESOME

Target aims to “Design For All”<p>If you have a sensory-sensitive child, you know what hell shopping for clothes can be: “No. It has a tag.” “What if I …


Freddie Highmore Takes On ‘The Good Doctor,’ Brilliantly Portrays An Autistic Doctor On The ABC Medical Drama

Freddie Highmore shifts from playing the serial killer, Norman Bates to the genius surgeon, Dr. Shaun Murphy on <i>The Good Doctor</i>. The series is set to …


When Your Child With Disabilities Starts School

Sending your child of to school for the first time is hard for any parent. Suddenly, they will be spending more time at school with their teachers …


Disability campaigner: "Other drivers shout at me, saying I shouldn't be driving"

FOR Helen Dolphin, who lost both her arms and legs to meningitis, driving a car is a liberating experience.<p>“For many disabled people, driving a car …


The new Netflix series “Atypical” portrays autistic men as sexist jerks

The new Netflix sitcom <i>Atypical</i> has been billed as a sensitive look at the problems autistic people face in the dating scene. The eight-episode series centers on a middle-class, suburban family with two kids—one of whom, Sam, is smart, nerdy, autistic teenager dipping his toes into romance for the …

Big Ideas

Boy With Autism Has Nail In Back Of Head From Bullies: Cops Want To ‘Mediate’ And Avoid Criminal Charges

A 9-year-old child with autism was attacked by bullies. A group of boys took a wooden board with a nail through it and hurled it toward Romeo Smith …

Autism Spectrum

Yamaha Music apologises after flute instructor refused to teach autistic boy

SINGAPORE: Yamaha Music apologised on Tuesday (Aug 15) after one of its flute instructors refused to teach a 12-year-old boy because of his …

The U.S. justice system has an autism problem

Kate Hooven had a hypothetical question for her son, Ryan. How would he react if he was in court and a judge warned him that if he kept getting in …


Dr. Manny Alvarez: Down Syndrome children are different, so what?

When I went into the field of OBGYN, I thought long and hard as to why I wanted to choose that type of medicine. One of the primary reasons had to do with the field of OB itself. Pregnancy is such a complicated, intriguing, yet rewarding practice that it has been my professional life for over 30 …


New York's Adoption Recruiters to Get Philanthropic Boost

With a boost from private philanthropy, the city’s Administration for Children’s Services will expand an initiative designed to place older foster children and those with special needs in permanent homes.<p>The program, called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, is a project of the Columbus, Ohio-based Dave …

News (U.S.)

How characters with autism got starring roles on TV's 'Good Doctor,' 'Atypical,' 'Claws'

As autism has increased in frequency and recognition in society, TV is welcoming more characters with the condition.<p>The lead characters of Netflix's <i>Atypical</i> (now streaming), ABC's <i>The Good Doctor</i> (due Sept. 25) and a supporting character in TNT's <i>Claws</i> all have autism, which is characterized by …


Atypical Creator Robia Rashid on Autism: ‘I Had to Do a Lot of Real Learning’

Over the years, writer-producer Robia Rashid says she’s collected “thousands” of books filled with “edgy and odd” stories. Those kinds of stories …


Myths and Facts About Vaccines for Children

Over the years, vaccinations that help protect children from infectious diseases such as measles and mumps have saved hundreds of thousands of lives …

Public Health

The NRL helped selectively mute teen Montana Wink find her full voice

PAUL Jobson had to wait 15 years to hear his daughter, Montana Wink, speak.<p>He spent the early years of her life at doctors’ appointments trying to …


School video shows young boy with autism dragged down a hallway by teachers

After the prosecutor decided not to file charges, the boy's mother posted the surveillance video on Facebook.

Autism Spectrum

The 7 Most Challenging Netflix Documentaries About Sexual Taboos

Are you normal? Are these documentary subjects normal?<p>To paraphrase <i>The Usual Suspects</i>, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was giving most …


Frankie Bridge celebrates son's birthday with very sweet Instagram pic!

Frankie and husband Wayne Bridge share two boys together<p>August 15, 2017 - 13:45 CEST<p><b>Frankie Bridge</b> has shared a sweet photo of her two sons in …

Autism Spectrum

Fired Google Engineer Says It’s ‘Likely’ He Is On The Autism Spectrum

James Damore, the Google engineer that was recently fired for writing a memo criticizing the company’s diversity policies, says he “likely” has …

Autism Spectrum