Baby Siblings Could Hold Clues to Autism Diagnosis

August 18, 2017 admin 0

In October 2010, Lisa and Eugene Jeffers learned that their daughter Jade, then nearly 2 and a half years old, has autism. The diagnosis felt […]

‘Autistic’ mice make littermates less social

August 4, 2017 admin 0

Mice engineered for use as a model of autism can affect the behaviour of wild-type animals kept in the same housing. Mice genetically engineered to […]

Three tiny Inverness Amigos take on charity race for autism

August 4, 2017 admin 0

SINCE being diagnosed with autism three youngsters – nicknamed the Three Amigos – have become used to dealing with challenges in their day-to-day lives. But […]

Parents ‘blamed’ for children with autism’s behaviour

July 27, 2017 admin 0

A lack of understanding about the way autism affects families has seen people inappropriately sent on parenting courses, a BBC investigation has found. One mother […]

Boy with autism ‘astonished’ at appeal response

July 17, 2017 admin 0

A boy with autism celebrated his 11th birthday with cards sent from all over the world after his mum made an appeal on social media. […]

Autistic children self-harm warning over slow diagnosis

July 11, 2017 admin 0

Failure to correctly diagnose the special needs of children could lead them to self harm, it has been claimed. One expert warned parents also fear […]

Here’s why autistic people don’t look you in the eye

July 7, 2017 admin 0

People with autism have difficulties with behaviour, communication, social interaction and dealing with sensory input. However, not everyone on the “autism spectrum” displays all these […]

Researchers develop help for people with autism

July 7, 2017 admin 0

A research team at the University of Plymouth is developing a new support package for people with autism and their families. The Welcome Research Hub […]

Teachers ‘locked boy, 8, in plywood box to calm him down’

June 28, 2017 admin 0

An Australian mother claims her eight-year-old autistic son was put in a plywood box by teachers to ‘calm him down’. Emily Dive, 28, is now […]

Autistic Pride Day in Inverness: We are proud to have autism

June 26, 2017 admin 0

MORE than 100 people gathered at Inverness’s Bellfield Park to honour a human rights group for devoting an entire decade towards champion the rights of […]

Autism-friendly clothing range means going to school without the itch

June 21, 2017 admin 0

FOSTER parents Meta and John Auden opened their east Belfast home to many children over the years before one special little toddler melted their hearts […]