Developmental Disabilities

Mum Struggling To Potty Train Three-Year-Old Son With Autism Overwhelmed By Stranger's Gesture

'It was more than the simple acceptance of a puddle of urine.'<p>A mum who has been struggling to potty train her son with autism was overwhelmed by a stranger’s gesture when he wet himself.<p>Adrian Wood, from the US, who blogs at Tales of an Educated Debutante explained that she and her son Amos, …

Autism

What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

A new book explores a young boy's life with the rare Williams syndrome.<p><i>Williams syndrome is sometimes called the opposite of autism: people who have it tend to be extremely outgoing, socially uninhibited and driven to engage with everyone they meet. The tiny genetic deletion that causes Williams</i> …

Autism

John Oliver makes case for vaccines using infant son's health struggles

For everyone who believes vaccines are dangerous, Sunday's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>spent half an hour arguing the opposite.<p>John Oliver tackled the anti-vaccination movement with a lengthy segment on this week's show, in which he condemned everything from Internet memes to actor Rob Schneider for spreading …

John Oliver

Joey Fatone Opens Up About His Daughter With Autism

The singer and actor described 7-year-old Kloey as his "little entertainer."<p>For the first time, singer and actor Joey Fatone has opened up about what it’s like to have a child with autism.<p>Fatone and his 7-year-old daughter, Kloey, appeared on USA Network’s “Big Star Little Star,” a game show where …

Autism

Hailey Burns: NC Teenager, 17, Found Alive After Tragically Going Missing Over A Year Ago

It’s a true miracle! Hailey Burns was just 16 when she disappeared from her NC home last May. Over 1 year later, the teen has finally been found safe …

Asperger Syndrome

Distressed mum begs for help for son born with rare condition that causes hugely swollen head

A mum whose baby was born with a swollen head has issued a heartbreaking plea for help.<p>Desperate Aibarshyn Eseniazova gave birth to twin boys last …

Autism

Staffing shortages shrink already low supply of housing for disabled

Like every parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Pam Caldwell worries about the day she and her husband will no longer …

Autism

Neurotech renews Turkey distribution

Neurotech International has renewed its distribution agreement for Mente Autism in Turkey through ESE Pazarlama for three years.<p>The agreement with …

Autism

Mental health services are failing young autistic people

More and more is being done to raise awareness of mental health problems at a public and policy level, and understandably so. One in six adults in …

Autism

What It's Like To Date With Tourette's Syndrome

Tourette's Syndrome is a type of tic disorder that causes someone to make involuntary, repetitive movements and sounds. People who have Tourette's often also have vocal tics, during which they say things others may find inappropriate and generally aren't true, according to the Tourette Association …

Autism

This coffee shop is challenging perceptions of disabilities

Amy and Ben Wright were inspired to open their business Bitty and Beau's after two of their children were diagnosed with Down's Syndrome<p>At first …

Autism

Guitarist Brandon Mendenhall Doesn't Let Cerebral Palsy Stop Him From Rocking Out

If there’s one thing 33-year old Los Angeles musician Brandon Mendenhall doesn’t want, it’s your sympathy. Mendenhall, originally from Illinois, was …

Cerebral Palsy

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 …

Autism

Video: Mum of autistic boy subjected to tirade of abuse by Belfast teacher praises public

The mother of an autistic boy heard being screamed at by staff in his school has praised the massive outpouring of support she has received since …

Autism

What's Are The Most Popular Blogs Of The Week? via @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 1 minutes.<p>What was popular of the blog this week? Are you up to date?<p>Another week, another set of blogs … two posts remain in our top …

Asperger Syndrome

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 …

Autism

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

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 …

Asperger Syndrome

Weightlifter keeps bright outlook despite limitations

George Bradley refused to take no for an answer.<p>Instead of letting his physical limitations stop his competitive drive — which others wanted him to …

Cerebral Palsy

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 …

Autism

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 …

Autism

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

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 …

Autism

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

New system detects sarcasm on social media

Scientists have developed a new system that can detect sarcasm in social media posts, and interpret it for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome …

Asperger Syndrome

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

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

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 …

Autism

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 …

Autism

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