Autism Canada

What Some Parents Don't Understand About Children With Autism

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

Clearly Dr. Shepherd-Look's comments demonstrate how her degree in psychology does little to help her understand autistic children. Perhaps she should speak to autistic people before making such inaccurate, misinformed, misguided and completely ridiculous remarks about the mitigated bonding between mother and child.

Canadian Doctor Could Win Nobel Prize For Autism Research

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO—A Canadian researcher will find out Monday morning if he has won a Nobel Prize. Dr. Stephen Scherer is director of the Centre for Applied...

Why I Worry About My Autistic Son's Future Every Day

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Impact
Linda Mastroianni

Parents of special needs children will often tell you that we worry about the future of our children when we are no longer here to protect them. I am no exception. My son is 15 years old and he is autistic. I worry every day for his future.

Autism Speaks, Your Negativity is Only Making Things Worse

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Mastroianni

I don't ever want my son growing up thinking that he is a burden to his family or to society. I don't want him to think that his autism is the evil in him. Because every time Autism Speaks uses negative words to describe autism, these same words are attacking human beings living with autism.

Supporting Autism Means Helping Families, Too

Nikki Thomas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Nikki Thomas

At the coffee shop, 10-year-old Clara sits across from me, trying not to let the frustration show on her face. "Do you know," she asks, "what it's like to have to call the police, because your brother's threatening your father with a knife?" Support for people with autism has grown in recent years, but is still badly lacking in many ways.

New Changes To Asperger's Diagnosis

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sou...

Edmonton Dad 'Snapped' When Autistic Son Sent To Group Home: Court

CBC | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada

A wrenching portrait of a family's struggle to help their severely autistic son emerged Tuesday during the inquiry into the deaths of the...