Autism

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 29.01.2015 | 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 22.01.2015 | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 13.01.2015 | 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...

Wrester Asks Autistic Teen To Junior Prom (And Makes Her A Very Happy Lady)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Amanda is wrestler Ace Perry 's number one fan. She goes to see his matches every week and contacted him on Facebook to tell him so. Needless to sa...

No Farewell to Leicester Square, but Au Revoir to Earls Court

James Christie | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

My book's in the British Library, but it's only one among millions. My face is on the cover, though half-unseen, so I walk in line with my fellow travellers and together (Supermen, Spidermen and the odd Sontaran), we slowly gain entry to the hall.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Is There or Is There Not an Actual Job?

James Christie | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Word reaches me that yet another young Asperger has been sent along that false but winding yellow brick road towards a sunlit city on a hill proclaiming the golden words: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

What Makes Us Tic? - The Reality Behind Tourette's

Kerry Gibb | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

When my gorgeous boy had just turned 4 years old he became seriously ill with an unexplained virus. After many tests it was concluded that he had suffered a severe reaction to the STREP virus and when his antibodies tried to attack the virus, they also attacked his brain. Overnight my son started to experience a number of vocal and physical tics and some autistic behavioural traits.

The Euthanasia of Nancy Fitzmaurice - Opinion

Jo Worgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

As a mother to a young son on the autism spectrum I have found this opinion piece extremely difficult to write. However, I believe that we have to share the opinions that have been aired about the euthanasia of this little girl.

Once Again I am Told 'Autism Is an Excuse for Naughty Children'

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Well I first heard the words, 'autism is an excuse for naughty children' a year ago and I honestly thought that I would never hear them again, that this was just a one off ignorant comment made by an uneducated and 'nasty' person, but how wrong was I? I am surrounded by people who know and understand Tom, so it is always a shock to the system when comments are made like this.

Adults With Autism Sent Hundreds of Miles Away From Their Families

Jo Worgan | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

On Friday, Kevin Healey, issued a press release and is now urging the government to now take action, on behalf of these parents, their children and countless other families and individuals across the country.

The Lullaby Is Now in Space

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Where on earth do I begin with this one? I really don't know, and I am not sure if what I will tell you will make any sense whatsoever, but I'll give it a try. It may make more sense to me if I write it all down.

Scotland to Marry England!

James Christie | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
James Christie

Just received the Scottish Parliament's (I'll be damned if I'll call it the Scottish Government) call to arms re the referendum vote on September 18th...

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...

Equality? Diversity? What's the Reality?

James Christie | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
James Christie

It's often the smaller nuggets of news that make it onto the blogger's beat. I'd wondered why the spectre of Scottish independence was making me sick,...

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.

I Support Leo Andrade-Martinez, a Mother Fighting to Bring Her Severely Autistic Son Home

Jo Worgan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Leo Andrade-Martinez is a mother of 3 from Islington, London and 16 months ago her world was turned upside down when her son, Stephen 19 who has severe autism was placed into a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home.

The Ragged Road to Adult Autism Research

James Christie | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

I'm one of the relatively lucky ones - I'm articulate, I managed to work for about twenty-six years and became a successful published author; but the hard and terrible lesson I learnt along the way is that there is a crude and xenophobic core of creatures in our society who care nothing for others and turn on anyone perceived to be different.

Sister to Autism

Alice Jones | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Jones

I feel love on a fierce level, I feel protective, but without means with which to practice it. I feel anger when the stories of social dysfunction at school or gatherings reach me. I feel angry when children don't have the patience for him and I worry about his outcast status. I feel guilt as strongly. I feel it when I command attention over him, I feel it when my patience runs thin...

My Thoughts on 'How Was Your Day Joe?' on BBC Radio 3

Jo Worgan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

When scrolling through my twitter feed yesterday evening I came across a tweet by the lovely Mike from Talk About Autism, he was sharing the BBC Radio 3 program, "How Was your Day Joe?" that was available to listen to again via the BBC website.

My Thoughts on Dads of Disability™ by Gary Dietz

Jo Worgan | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The stories told within the book illustrate beautifully, I feel a father's perception of and reaction to experiences in life when caring for a child with special or additional needs. Many of the real life stories take us from the birth of the child up to adulthood, sharing many happy and painful experiences along the way.