Autism

#friendswithMorgan We Didn't Even Know Them Last Week and Now They're Changing His Life

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

How do you even begin to write a blog about something when it's taken you by such surprise that you really aren't sure what is happening? I guess ...

Dru, Davidson and Destiny

James Christie | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

The most surreal moment of the General Election so far might be my telling Ruth Davidson about Drusilla and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Biggar High Street the other day.

Why Blue Nail Varnish Is More Than A Fashion Statement This April

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

Painting your nails blue this April is more than just a fashion statement - it is a way to show your support for people with autism. Dad Brian Bate...

11-Year-Old Boy With Autism Draws Perfect World Map From Memory

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An 11-year-old New York youngster is going viral on Reddit after he was snapped drawing an incredibly intricate world map on a whiteboard - complete w...

People Tell Me What I'm Doing Is Amazing, but Just Taking the Time to Get in Touch. That's Amazing.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

Although coping with an invisible illness isn't just about how you feel. Yes I am in pain every second of every day but I can manage my pain. I also get horrific migraines and all kind kinds symptoms pop up that I don't expect. What makes life difficult is attitude, not mine.

Batman, not Birdman, meets the RSPB!

James Christie | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

You wouldn't think Batman would have much to do with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), but knowing that Michael Keaton recently st...

10 Things Parents Of Children With Autism Want To Tell You

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Parents

What is autism? This was the fifth most Googled 'what is' question of last year. More than one in every 100 people in the UK is diagnosed with aut...

Please, No More Broken Promises: No More Broken Families

Leo Andrade | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Leo Andrade

Even now, when I go to see my son, he falls asleep in my lap. His finer motor skills are totally lost, he trembles so much he can't even hold his fork and he drags his feet along because his body is so weak. To see my son so yellow and so sad is not the Stephen we know.

I Stand Quietly: A Letter to My Daughter and to Everybody

Jill Finch | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Finch

I have had to learn to do these things quietly because my daughter needs me to. She is seven; bright, super funny, articulate, thoughtful and loving. She also has autism spectrum disorder.

Why Hearing My Son Giggle Will Be the Greatest Gift to Me This Mother's Day

Sadia Nakimera | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadia Nakimera

I kept asking myself, "God, why me?" The mixture of guilt for feeling like you were giving up on your son and constant fear as to when the demands of 24 hour care would become too much weighed heavily on me.

Early Childhood and an Introduction to Maths

Daniel Lightwing | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Lightwing

I often think about where a talent in mathematics comes from? Is it a side effect of having Aspergers? If I can't understand the society around me, Maths might seem like the easiest subject to relate to. A pure subject, untainted by human bias.

This Is What Really Causes Autism, According To New Research

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There have been many theories as to the cause of autism over the years, including an infamous claim by British researcher Andrew Wakefield in 1998 tha...

A Service Dog Won't Get Him a Party but It Will Give Him a Companion, a Trusted Friend.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Burnett

Challenging children have challenging behaviour as does Morgan. He was a lamb really until bullying opened his eyes to being different. It made him realise he didn't fit in and he gets frustrated, upset and angry.

Why Did No-One Come To My Party Mummy?

Kerry Gibb | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

Excluding children from parties is just as hurtful. Imagine not receiving one single birthday party invite all year as you hear your classmates all chatting about the next cool party at the weekend.

We Can Improve the Lives of People Affected By Autism Through Research

Dr James Cusack | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Dr James Cusack

My hope is that we can now harness this focus towards the furthering of our knowledge of autism through research. We urgently require evidence-based interventions for autism, but yet the standards of research to support interventions fall significantly below that of other medical conditions.

Film Documentary, 'Aspie Seeks Love' Documents Twenty Years of Searching for True Love

Jo Worgan | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We don't want to give too much away but all we will say is that the film is engaging, funny, thought provoking and emotive. While watching the film, you quickly forget that you are watching a man with Asperger's syndrome, instead you just see a man who is searching for love.

I Know Your Fear Anti-Vaxxers, But This Isn't Your Choice

Lucy Unwin | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Lucy Unwin

The crux of my problem with the current debate is that this just isn't one of those decisions we make for our families alone. This isn't one of the times where you get to weigh it up and make the call. This isn't about your individual freedom, its about basic community responsibility.

Fifty Shades of... Dru?

James Christie | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

E.L. James started out writing vampire fan-fiction on the website FanFiction.net about five years ago, and so did I. She concentrated on Edward and Bella in Twilight while I was drawn into Drusilla's rich, dark world of Buffy.

Hall and Hebdo in a Huff with Obama?

James Christie | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

I've seen some of Obama's America and reported it as fairly as I'm able, but while I may disapprove of the President's seeming dismissal of the Huffington Post as a relevant source of news, I'll sure as hell defend to the death his right to say that that's what he thinks.

Autistic Weather Enthusiast Given His Own Segment On News Show

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Frankie MacDonald is a Canadian man with autism who has an insatiable passion for all things meteorological. He even broadcasts his own online weat...

My Moment Meeting Jordan

James Christie | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The two Katies are feuding on Celebrity Big Brother re the costs incurred by the local authority of transporting Harvey to school. Katie H. thinks Katie P. should foot the bill herself. Katie P. responded that said bill would be "up to a grand a day."

We Were Warriors Once, and Young...

James Christie | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Pretentious delusion, you might think, but when you're an Asperger, getting through the day can be like traversing a really scary skating rink while partially blindfolded. Though I've crossed the world, travelling still feels a bit like being hit over the head by a blunt instrument.

The Waking Nightmare

Nat Hawley | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nat Hawley

Anxiety is different for everyone, but for me it's something that's with me all day, every week, always. It's like the feelings you have during a nightmare but I have them in normal life. I feel unexplainable panic, nervousness and discomfort. I worry about conversations, apprehensive to say anything in case I say something wrong. I worry about my peers' disapproval, afraid of negative feedback, of not fitting in and more.

Opinion - So Now Research Tells Us That Circumcision is Linked to Autism?

Jo Worgan | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The article below was originally posted on Autism Daily Newscast. Opinion - So now research tells us that circumcision is linked to autism?Research ...

Could Circumcision Lead To Autism?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Circumcision before the age of five may double a boy's risk of developing autism, according to controversial new study. Scientists in Denmark belie...