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NHS failing children with autism

Thousands of children with autism have to live with mental health problems because the NHS does not know how to help them, says a...

New website for teenagers with autism

A new website designed specifically for teenagers on the autistic spectrum was launched by the Autism Education Trust (AET) in May. “The Den” is...

Autism champion up for award

Anna Kennedy, the founder of Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support, has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Extraordinary Women Awards 2010....

Wakefield “dishonest and irresponsible”

In January, the General Medical Council (GMC) made known its findings into the conduct of Dr Andrew Wakefield over the MMR scare which he...

Pupils with ASD should celebrate sex

A recent conference on sex education for those with learning difficulties concluded that pupils with ASD should be encouraged to celebrate sex, rather than...

Early intervention for autism raises IQ

An early intervention program for very young children with autism can help improve intelligence quotient (IQ), according to a new US study. Published on the...

Landmark autism Bill passed

The Autism Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords on 22 October 2009 to become England’s first ever disability-specific law. Once...

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