Category Archives: autism

Father diagnosed with Asperger’s ‘failed by system’

Only recently he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s Syndrome

6:00pm Tuesday 30th August 2011

By Frances Leate

A FATHER who spent most of his childhood in care says he has been let down by the system after only just being diagnosed with a series of severe behavioural disorders.

Robert Joyce, 47, of Buntingford Road, in Monkwick, Colchester, was taken into foster care at five because his parents couldn’t cope with his behaviour.

In trouble at school and with the police, he ended up committing crime and spent much of his young life in and out of youth detention centres.

Autism myth debunked again

Vaccines don’t cause autism, but aren’t perfect: Report

(CBS/AP) Autism’s purported link to childhood vaccines has been debunked – again.

The Institute of Medicine says there’s no link between vaccines and autism and Type 1 Diabetes, as some have speculated. The Institute says they can cause side effects including seizures – but only rarely.

Scotland leads the way with an autism alert card

New alert card to help autism sufferers

Mary Scanlon – ‘It is good to see the Highlands and Islands leading the way with this initiative.’

A NORTH MSP has welcomed the new autism alert card which can assist emergency personnel if someone with the condition is involved in an accident or becomes a victim of crime.