Harvey Norman donates $415,700 to 4 ASD Kids

by Elias, Harvey Norman Blogger Autism — a neural developmental disorder characterised by impaired social interaction and communication — affects lots of Australians, including famous ones. Media personality Chloe Maxwell and her husband, former NRL player Mat Rogers, spoke publically about their son Max’s autism. The groundswell of support and assistance was so great they…

Autistic taxman jailed for fraud

by Steve Butcher A man “crippled” by a lifelong autism spectrum disorder who became an accountant and then defrauded the Tax Office of $2.4 million in GST refunds has been jailed for a maximum of four years. It was argued that jail would “terrify and traumatise” Philip Solimon Tadros who learned by rote to pass…

Autistic People More Likely To Keep Jobs When …

by Emily Willingham, Forbes Contributor This one won’t make for splashy headlines or garner hundreds of emotional comments, and that’s too bad. Scientists in the Netherlands looked at the factors that influence whether or not an autistic person or a person with attention deficit disorder (ADD) lands and keeps a job. According to Laura Geggel,…

What It’s Like To Have A Brother With Autism

from Viral Viral Video Spencer Timme is often asked what having an older brother with autism is like — if it’s hard, frustrating, or different. “Nah, not really,” he responds with a laugh. The 20-year-old posted a short film about his best friend and brother, Mitchel, to YouTube in January, but the heartfelt tribute has only recently…