Autism

This Video Of A Toddler's Tantrum Is Proof No One Has A Right To Judge

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Parents

A video of a toddler having a tantrum in a car park is proof no one should judge a parent for the way they discipline their children. In the video, Am...

Melanie Sykes On The 'Hellish' Search For A School For Her Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Melanie Sykes and her former husband Daniel Caltagirone have revealed they are still struggling to find a school for their son with autism. The TV pre...

Boy With Autism Overwhelmed By Police Officers' Gesture

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy with autism had a birthday party he'd always remember, thanks to a kind group of police officers. Daniel Nicastro, from Florida,...

The EU's Record on Disability? Shaky at Best

Jonathan Andrews | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Andrews

During the EU referendum campaign I've spoken with a number of politicians and campaigners on both sides, particularly on the question of disability rights; as the chairman of the youth council at a national autism charity and an advocate for disability inclusion in the workplace, this is something I naturally care about.

Heart-Breaking Photo Of Teen Celebrating Birthday Alone Inspires Emotional Appeal

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teen left distraught after nobody attended her 18th birthday party has received overwhelming support and even gifts by well wishers after an emotion...

Looking Forward to Meeting the Queen

Adam Bradford | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

I think there will only be one time in my life that I can say I will be able to meet the Queen in person and that time is now.

Can an App Open Up the World to Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Rachel Oliver | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Oliver

That's how a child at the Rowan School in Sheffield, whose pupils all have a diagnosis of autism, described our circus show. The pupils attended, as do all of our audiences, free of charge and with their entire family so that they can enjoy the show as a family group.

Melanie Sykes Is Struggling To Find A School For Her Son Who Has Autism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Parents

Melanie Sykes has revealed she is struggling to find a school for her 11-year-old son, who has autism, after he recently left his mainstream school. T...

Trainee Teachers Will Now Be Taught How To Support Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

Trainee teachers in England will now be taught how to support children with autism following a campaign by national charities and parents. After the i...

Morrisons' Employee Is Face Of New Ad After Helping Girl With Autism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents

A Morrison's employee who was praised online for helping out a girl with autism in store has become the face of the shop's latest advert. Check-out ma...

Daily Mail Columnist Apologises For 'Horrid' Comment About Andrew Marr's Disability

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

A high profile Daily Mail columnist has apologised for apparently mocking the Andrew Marr's disability after his near-fatal stroke. Quentin Letts refe...

Why I'll Be Supporting the Let The Kids Be Kids Protest on Tuesday

Lottie Storey | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Lottie Storey

On Tuesday 3 May 2016, parents up and down the land will be keeping their kids off school. Why? In protest at the unprecedented levels of testing that...

How LEGO Is Helping Kids With Autism Improve Their Social Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

Playing with LEGO can be more than just a way to prevent boredom, for some children it has the power to boost their social skills and build self-estee...

Should People Register as Autistic?

Robyn Steward | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Steward

Let me try to explain. GP's computer systems have things called READ codes, they are put on to people's notes. For example there are READ codes for gender, age band (e.g 18-25), whether you are a smoker or non-smoker, aswell as specific health conditions.

The Importance of Understanding Autism

Marcus Mitchell | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Mitchell

Autism can have a huge effect on us and families although improving support and misjudgement can make a real difference with how we can become more accepted in life.

Boy With Autism's Heartwarming Reaction To Seeing Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with autism was moved to tears when he watched his favourite band Coldplay perform live for the first time. The boy's father, Luis Vazquez, film...

This Asda Has Launched A 'Quiet Hour' For People With Autism

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

An Asda superstore in Manchester has been praised for introducing a 'quiet hour' to make shopping easier for people with autism and disabilities. The ...

Why Stop the One Stop Autism Shop?

James Christie | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
James Christie

So it seems the future of Scottish Autism's One Stop Shop in Motherwell hangs in the balance. Three years financial support by the Scottish Government...

To the Mother I Thought I Would Become

Michelle Myers | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Myers

My son is taking me on a journey I never expected to be taking, and to be honest at first I was a little unsure of how to react. But now, well I wouldn't change him for the world. Instead my world has changed because of him. Work, home, family I mean he teaches me what's truly important.

Too Much Information: By Beatrix, Aged Eight

Jill Finch | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents
Jill Finch

To mark the end of World Autism Awareness Week, Beatrix, my amazing autistic daughter, would like to share her personal experiences of Asperger's. She would really like to make a difference, to make her own little mark on the internet, so please share...

Autism Awareness Month: Growing Up With Autistic Brothers

Imogen Groome | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

One of the biggest things I have taken away from growing up with my brothers is that, despite their additional needs and the extra care it can take to look after them, I know two men that, to me, are the most loving people in the world.

15 Things Parents Of Children With Autism Want To Tell You

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.04.2016 | UK Parents

People with autism and their families feel "isolated" because of poor public understanding of the condition, a new study has revealed. The survey of m...

You See a Label, Where I See My Son

Michelle Myers | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Myers

I had to change the way I viewed my sons' world. The ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the challenges he faces daily. Not to mention the inner strength and talents he has within.

A Is for Autism - Let's Make Sure It's on the Agenda

Michael Shanks | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Shanks

Education is one of the hot topics in this election, and even more so for autistic children. Like any other child they can flourish at school with the right support, but for too many that support simply isn't there.

I'm Autistic - So What?

Adam Bradford | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bradford

Whenever I talk about my autism diagnosis to people it feels like I'm treated like some kind of special specimen, almost like I've got a disease or tentacles growing out of my head and everyone is amazingly intrigued.