Lil Blue Robin

Host of a new YouTube channel designed to shed light on autism in girls and young people, Lily Manning, 18, has taken time out of her summer holidays to chat to us here at the North East Autism Society.Read more

'OUTSTANDING' result for NEAS children's home

Delivered as an across-the-board judgement, Braemar (children's residential) was found to be ‘outstanding’ in every way, by Oftsted inspectors last month.Read more

The Secret’s Out… Our Garden is Incredible!

A SECRET garden hidden away in the grounds of our Sunderland school is now officially openRead more

“The diagnosis you get is the door you go through…”

In an exclusive interview, world renowned Professor Amanda Kirby, speaks to the North East Autism Society about a condition often coexisting with autism: dyspraxia, otherwise known as DCD.Read more

Forget Britain’s Got Talent – the North East Autism Society needs your votes!

We’ve made it to the finals of Jewson’s Building Better Communities Competition with a chance to win up to £50,000 to go towards building new residential accommodation for children with autism.Read more

Children’s Short Breaks Retain Top Award

Investing in Children have given the thumbs up to the team at Acorn House meaning they have retained the prestigious Investing in Children award.Read more

Fidget Spinners - What you need to know

Fidget Spinners – Marketed as the latest gadget to help reduce anxiety and tension for children or adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition, Fidget Spinners are the latest hand-held spinning gismo to be taking the market by storm.Read more

Autism in the News

There’s been a mixed bag of autism headlines over the last seven days. These are our top picks from this week’s ‘Autism in the NewsRead more

The red carpet was rolled out and Hollywood came to the Stadium of Light for the second annual NEAS Star Awards.

Compered by TV presenter and journalist Peter Barron, the movie-themed night saw hundreds of NEAS staff celebrate the achievements of Education, Care and Support services.Read more

This six-year-old was told she may never talk, read or write - just look at her now...

We spoke to Brooke Nacca's parents about the ‘miraculous’ improvement in their daughter thanks to the efforts of our specialist school.Read more

Special, not different: The autistic Darlington teenager making his professional debut as a children's illustrator

AS World Autism Awareness Day begins today, children’s author Peter Barron explains how he came to employ the remarkable talents of an autistic teenager to illustrate his latest book.Read more

New £20,00 facility offers unique feast for senses at North East Centre for Autism

A Darlington family are just one of many set to benefit from an innovative new sensory room installed at an Aycliffe school.Read more