‘I wasn’t going to watch him suffer anymore’: Mother who tried to murder her autistic son blames her disturbing actions on the disability support system after avoiding jail

March 26, 2018 admin 0

A mother who attempted a murder-suicide with her disabled son and avoided jail has blamed the disability support system for ‘failing’ them. Yvette Nichol avoided […]

Optician who claims to treat autism struck off

March 12, 2018 admin 0

An optician who claims to be able to treat the vision of people with autism and brain injuries using coloured filters has been struck off. […]

How Much Would You Pay to Cure Your Kid’s Learning Disability?

February 5, 2018 admin 0

The Brain Balance franchise is selling a 12-week package to tackle ADHD, autism, and other conditions, and parents are buying it. Robert Melillo, at 57, […]

Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover autism and dementia

January 22, 2018 admin 0

National Autistic Society’s Sarah Lambert: Blue badges give “reassurance” People with hidden disabilities such as dementia and autism could be given blue badge parking permits […]

Travel bosses demand autistic girl, 5, prove she’s disabled in person so mum can get free bus pass for hospital visits

January 17, 2018 admin 0

Jackie Williams’ daughter Scarlett is on the autism spectrum and suffers from bladder problems (Image: Liverpool Echo) Travel bosses demanded a five-year-old schoolgirl attend a […]

Supermarket to hold weekly Autism Hour

January 4, 2018 admin 0

People living with autism will now be able to do their grocery shop during a weekly ‘quiet hour’. The Grand Marché supermarkets in Jersey and […]

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study medical marijuana and autism

December 12, 2017 admin 0

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United […]

Lack of care for autism patients ‘is costing lives’

December 4, 2017 admin 0

A lack of clear mental health support for people with Autism spectrum conditions is leaving vulnerable people at risk and costing lives, campaigners have warned. […]