Police charge 15yo after Melbourne boy with autism allegedly attacked with spanners

Police charge 15yo after Melbourne boy with autism allegedly attacked with spanners

Updated May 10, 2018 18:27:45 Police have charged a 15-year-old boy after a video allegedly showed a student with autism being attacked by a group of spanner-wielding teenagers outside a Melbourne school. The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly attacked outside a school in the city’s …

Two more teenagers charged over alleged spanner attack on boy with autism

Two more teenagers charged over alleged spanner attack on boy with autism

Posted May 12, 2018 21:10:49 Two more teenagers have been charged over an alleged attack on a 14-year-old boy with autism outside a Melbourne school. Two Reservoir teens, aged 14 and 16, face assault and weapons-related charges after video footage emerged allegedly showing students using a spanner to attack the …

Melbourne boy with autism attacked by spanner-wielding teens outside Northcote school

Melbourne boy with autism attacked by spanner-wielding teens outside Northcote school

Posted May 10, 2018 10:52:49 Photo: Quinn Lahiff-Jenkins was attacked while trying to confront bullies, according to his mother. (Supplied: Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins) The mother of a boy with autism who was assaulted with spanners outside a Melbourne school wants police to charge his teenage attackers. Quinn Lahiff-Jenkins, 14, was attacked …

Photography helping 4yo with autism socialise with others, communicate with family

Photography helping 4yo with autism socialise with others, communicate with family

Updated April 28, 2018 10:15:22 Photo: With help from his mother, Max Pritchard has been learning photography. (Supplied: Danielle Pritchard) When Max was diagnosed with high-functioning autism a year ago, it just made sense to mum Danielle Pritchard. The three-year-old Brisbane boy had been having troubles with his speech, anxiety, …

Girls with autism flying under the radar but new guidelines could help doctors with diagnosis

Girls with autism flying under the radar but new guidelines could help doctors with diagnosis

Updated April 24, 2018 07:22:55 Photo: Emma Taylor was diagnosed with autism months after her daughter Felicity received her own diagnosis. (ABC News: Barbara Miller ) Emma Taylor spent her whole life believing that something was wrong with her. “I’ve always been called weird or a little bit strange. One …

School autism project improving attendance and changing lives of children, families

School autism project improving attendance and changing lives of children, families

Posted April 12, 2018 08:10:41 Video: New hope for teaching children with autism (ABC News) Until recently, four-year-old Hussain Hussain communicated with his mother by pulling at her and pointing to what he wanted. He managed the odd word but could not put two together. His mother, Sohaila Ibrahim, suspected …

Autism and job interviews: what it’s like trying to find work when you have ASD

Autism and job interviews: what it’s like trying to find work when you have ASD

By Cain Noble-Davies Posted April 03, 2018 05:04:52 Photo: Cain Noble-Davies says he can count on one hand how many job interviews led to employment. (Supplied) I’ve come to the conclusion that the job application process sucks for pretty much everyone involved. However, no single part of that process feels …