More than a third of GPs have had no training on autism

May 17, 2017 admin 0

Most of us get slightly anxious about going to the GP. What if it turns out that nothing’s wrong? Or perhaps there’s something seriously wrong? […]

‘Outlandish therapies’ exploit families of autistic children

May 15, 2017 admin 0

Opinion: Misinformation about autism leaves many at risk from ‘purveyors of snake oil’ For as long as people have fallen ill, there are those who […]

Autistic women diagnosed late in life

May 13, 2017 admin 0

Many women with Autism are not diagnosed with the condition until they reach middle age, leaving them wondering what is ‘wrong with them’. Boys are […]

Why Do Girls Show Signs of Autism Later Than Boys?

May 11, 2017 admin 0

New research looks at the reasons autistic characteristics show up at a later age in girls, and how that phenomenon affects diagnosis and treatment. Why […]

Rise in children in schools with autism spectrum disorder

May 7, 2017 admin 0

The number of Welsh schoolchildren with autism spectrum disorder has risen by more than 50% in the past five years. Welsh Government figures show there […]

Pregnant women on Prozac ‘not putting children at increased risk of autism’

April 19, 2017 admin 0

Expectant mothers who take prozac or similar antidepressants while pregnant are not putting their children at increased risk of autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder […]

Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet Julia makes her TV debut

April 12, 2017 admin 0

Sesame Street’s first autistic Muppet made her television debut Monday, after two years of appearances in other media. Julia, a red-haired, orange-furred newcomer to Sesame […]

What it is like to be diagnosed with autism as a 45 year old woman

April 8, 2017 admin 0

For decades Laura James felt like a failure. Unable to “navigate the world” as well as those around her, she could not understand why, given […]

Deaf child with autism left on Powys school bus probe

April 6, 2017 admin 0

An investigation is being launched after a 10-year-old deaf boy who has autism was twice left on a school minibus and driven back to the […]

Frustrated families are waiting more than two years for autism diagnosis

March 24, 2017 admin 0

DESPITE NHS guidelines ruling that children suspected of having autism should be screened within three months, parents in south Essex are being forced to face […]