Autism Canada

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...