Parents of autistic children and young people in East Sussex face long waits for a formal diagnosis – often several years – and receive only patchy provision in schools, a survey has found.
Source: Long waits for diagnosis and patchy provision of services, families of autistic children in East Sussex report | Learning Disability Today
Many parents resort to unproven — even dangerous — alternative treatments for their children’s autism. What drives them?
Source: The seekers: Why parents try fringe therapies for autism | Spectrum
About one in 681 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Source: For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health – Medical News Today
In recent months, Jay Brewerton has been banned from the same fast food outlet twice, refused service in a cafe and asked to leave various shops, all because of her disabled six-year-old son.
Source: The struggle against autism discrimination – Bexhill Observer
New research shows that children with autism experience higher levels of sensory discomfort at school than children who do not have autism – and this affects their ability to learn.
Source: Autistic children struggle with sensory discomfort – Medical News Today