Autism Spectrum Disorder

Catherine Dyer Fights For Autistic Daughter to Return to Swansea

Jo Worgan | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This story touched me completely, as a mother of an autistic child. Why is this allowed to happen? Why are so many of our young people who are on the autistic spectrum placed under the Mental Health Act, sectioned and then put into psychiatric units were the individuals looking after them have very little training with regards to autism?

Tara Reveals 'Relief' At Autism Diagnosis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has revealed that she has been diagnosed with autism and insisted that she isn't a drug user. Tara suffered from substance a...

How I Told My Daughter She's Autistic

Emma Clarke | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Clarke

Telling my daughter she's autistic is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. She'd had the assessment, she'd been to the psychologist's office and she's not daft, she knew exactly why she was there; she'd read the posters on the walls. She'd have to know. I had to tell her.

Hello My Name Is Simon, and I am Autistic

Simon Mack | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Mack

The statement in the title is not only an admission of recent diagnosis, as a 42 year old man there is so much comprehension to do about the past and why life was as it became.

Do We Really Need to Find a 'Cure' for Autism?

Jo Worgan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I look at ways in which to enable and help my son Tom, live his life to the best of his ability with the use of early interventions, sensory play activities and the use of visual timetables. I find the word 'cure' and the connotations of this that a person on the autistic spectrum can be made 'all better' and therefore fixed very unsettling.

Life with Tom on the Autistic Spectrum

Jo Worgan | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I am a mum to two young sons, aged very nearly seven and five years old. My youngest son Tom has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Having him literally changed my life. However this is not a doom and gloom story, life changed that is all. It's not all bad.

Asperger's Syndrome To Be Reclassified

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

Aspergers Syndrome is to be reclassified in the next edition of one of the world's most influential psychiatric reference manuals. The Diagnostic a...

Could These Antioxidants Help Treat Autism?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An antioxidant supplement called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) may help to reduce the impact of autism symptoms, suggests a new study. Researchers from S...

Could The ‘Love Hormone’ Improve Classic Autism Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists claim a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain (dubbed the ‘love hormone’) improves the brain function in autistic childre...

On Autism: Who Are They Fooling?

Dave Clements | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Clements

Dr Tim Cadman, at Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, explained to the uninitiated that while some understand autism as a disorder, others - particularly proponents of the social model and members of the 'autistic community' - understand it less as a condition to be treated than as a 'distinct cognitive style'.

Can Autistic Children ‘Outgrow’ Symptoms?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A recent medical report has claimed that 10% of autistic children ‘outgrow’ the disorder’s symptoms by the time they are eight. According to...

Parents Have Good Reason to Fear the Redefining of Autism

Thelma Etim | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics
Thelma Etim

The global reaction to news that a US panel of experts in psychiatry is proposing to redesign the definition of autism has been nothing short of explo...

Can A Child 'Grow Out Of' Autism?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Many children diagnosed with autism at a young age no longer display symptoms when they are older, new research has found. The study found one thir...