Autism

Sesame Street Shows Support For Rainbow Families

Children’s program Sesame Street has shown support for rainbow families with a tweet during Pride month in the US.<p>The show’s official account tweeted …

Sesame Street

Fun or threat?

All 15-year-old Liam Phillips wanted to do was wear his homemade Ariana Grande mask and wave at passersby.<p>“I wanted to see what people will do. It’s …

Policing

Children of older fathers likely to be 'geeks'

<i>Sons of older fathers may perform better academically, a new study suggests.</i><p>Former research has suggested that having an older father may put …

Research

Is Neurodiversity The Right Talent Path For Your Organization?

<i>“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment? Cybernetics and computer culture, for example, may favor a somewhat autistic cast of mind.”</i><p><i>Harvey Blume, Journalist & Autism</i> …

Autism Spectrum

This Multimillion-Pound Charity Is Offering To Pay For Autistic Children To Have Pseudoscientific Treatments

Before he removed himself from the medical register Magee said he hadn’t prescribed the product for more than two years. There is no evidence that Synergy Healthcare or anyone on Cauldwell’s list has ever prescribed MMS.<p>Synergy Healthcare says on its website that since 2015 it has changed its name …

Autism Spectrum

Can heightened empathy be a bad thing?

CONSIDERING the attention autism gets, it’s surprising how rarely we hear of the condition some call its opposite, Williams syndrome.<p>This genetic …

Autism Spectrum

Social Skills in Adults with ADHD

Individuals with ADHD often experience social difficulties, social rejection, and interpersonal relationship problems as a result of their …

ADHD

Emirates Foundation to fund new centre for autistic children

The Emirates Airline Foundation has announced its support to fund the construction of a new building for Safe Centre for Autism and Asperger’s …

Autism Spectrum

Melbourne mum fights Department of Education over autistic son's rights to schooling

When Emily Dive gave birth to her son Lachlan eight years ago she never thought the hardest thing she'd have to fight to give him would be an …

Education

22-year-old man with autism is missing since Thursday

Montreal police are looking for David Tran, a 22-year-old young man who has autism.<p>Tran, who is of Vietnamese origin, has been missing since …

Canadian News

Exposure to Ozone Kicks Up Chances of Autism 10-Fold in at-Risk Kids

"The increase in risk is striking."<p>Having a higher number of copies of genes has been shown to raise the risk of a child developing autism, as has …

Research

Parents watch nurse beating special needs son on nanny cam

A California mom was faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when she tuned into her nanny cam app.<p>To her horror, Dyanna Ko saw the family’s nurse …

Autism Spectrum

How to Overcome Behavior Problems in the Classroom

Behavior is one of the greatest challenges a special education teacher faces. This is especially true when students receiving special education …

Teaching

Couple adopts infants with special needs -- 88 of them

<b>(CNN) —</b> Camille Geraldi runs a tight house in Ellijay, Georgia.<p>The laundry is folded in dozens of neat stacks. Hundreds of shoes are tucked away. Dinner is cooking in several crockpots, and 20 kids will soon sit down for the meal.<p>The children all have special needs and Geraldi and her husband, …

Special Education

This Learning Disability Week We Must Shine A Spotlight On UK Employment Inequality

Learning Disability Week has shone a spotlight on the need to help people with learning disabilities into employment. There are over one million people living with learning disabilities in the UK today (approximately 2% of the population) and yet Government figures show that less than 5.8% are in …

Autism Spectrum

How My Parenting Changed When I Learned My Son Is Autistic

How do the parents of autistic children think the way they are raising them is affecting their autism? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Alecia Li Morgan, Single mother to four kids ages …

Autism Spectrum

The Effect of High Antioxidant Cacao on Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Full Text View

Primary Outcome Measures:<p>Aberrant Behavior Checklist [ Time Frame: Change between baseline and end of week 2. ]<p>This is a valid and reliable tool that …

Autism Spectrum

Wheelchairs at the water park bring fun in the sun for all

In hot and sunny Texas, Morgan’s Inspiration Island calls itself a park of inclusion for those with special needs of all kinds -- and everyone else, too.<p><i>This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>Who knew water cannons were the …

Water Parks

Our Journey With Apraxia: This Is What I Have Learned

People often ask me to describe what I’ve learned as the parent of a child with apraxia. It isn’t always easy to put into words. In fact, lately I …

Parenting

Education chief slams Hanson autism remark

Pauline Hanson's comments on children with autism are "ill-informed, simplistic and facile", says NSW education department secretary Mark Scott.<p>Mr …

Education

In rare display of unity, opposition hammers Trudeau on ‘cold-hearted’ autism funding decision

In a rare display of unity, three opposition party leaders rose in the House of Commons this week to ask the prime minister why he hasn’t funded an …

Canada

She Took Her Daughter To Her Favorite Place And What A Woman Said To Them Is Awful

Parents of children with disabilities know the pain that comes with getting dirty looks when their children are loud in public.<p>The fact is that many …

Autism Spectrum

Funding cut for special-needs kids

The Pallister government is being accused of trying to balance its budget on the backs of its most vulnerable citizens — preschool children who have …

Autism Spectrum

Canberra Raiders coach and autism ambassador Ricky Stuart calls on Pauline Hanson to be part of solution

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart wants Pauline Hanson to follow through and be part of the solution.

Pauline Hanson

Do WA schools get enough support to educate kids with autism?

Pauline Hanson's call for children with autism to be classroom segregated created a furore, but also raises questions about whether schools are …

Education

Could Prozac be a treatment for children with autism?

After drinking mother’s milk spiked with the antidepressant Prozac for 19 days, infant mice bred to mimic the distinctive behaviors and brain abnormalities seen in autism experienced dramatic improvements in their social interactions, communication patterns and a wide range of neurochemical …

Autism Spectrum

Joey Fatone opens up about raising a daughter with autism: 'That kid has no fear'

Joey Fatone may be the star of his family, but he has a little girl that's ready to share the spotlight.<p>The former boy-bander and daughter Kloey competed side-by-side this week on USA's "Big Star Little Star," and they did it all for a good cause — the advocacy, awareness and outreach organization …

Parenting

Parents of children with autism respond to Pauline Hanson: 'This is not the 1960s'

Four parents with children on the spectrum explain why segregation is not the answer, and explain why mainstream schooling has been a positive for everyone<p>On Wednesday the One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, suggested children with autism should be removed from mainstream classrooms because other …

Autism Spectrum

Inside The Coffee Shop Providing Jobs To 40 People With Disabilities

"When you walk in you know that you’re loved for who you are and how you are."<p>A coffee shop in North Carolina is helping its employees with disabilities ― all 40 of them ― show the world what they can do.<p>Bitty and Beau’s Coffee opened in January 2016. Its 40 employees have a variety of intellectual …

Parenting

Are autistic people at greater risk of being radicalised?

Terror recruits often seem to come from vulnerable backgrounds. But new research suggests that those with traits of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) …

Terrorism