Thinking autism

July 15, 2012

I was reading Ragga’s post Why Parents of Autistic Kids Get Judged and What to Do About It and I had some thoughts. I’ve not blogged in over 12 months, but I’m really getting into studying sensory integration disorders and Melanie and I are writing a book chapter on autistic semiotics. In response to her […]

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Over 60 Disability Organizations Condemn Autism Speaks–Hollywood should follow their lead

October 8, 2009
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Over 60 Disability Organizations Condemn Autism Speaks–Hollywood should follow their lead The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Release this Press Release and Protest Advisory.  The Final Letter to Autism Speaks is in the previous blog post.  Celebrities and Actors should show their support of the disability community and condemn Autism Speaks.  If you are an actor […]

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Video Released By Autism Speaks Outrages Autistics

September 27, 2009

If this video does anything, it makes the autistic child look like a lost victim of a plague that wasn’t caught in time, the parents failures for not ‘catching it in time’ and the autistic community a group of pariahs. It uses scare tactics and I feel veiled threats that feel to me more like […]

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College for autistics? Count me in!

August 4, 2009
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Oh, I wish I could have gone to the new College for autistics at Cal. State University. Of course this flies in the face of inclusive education, but there is a time and place for everything. If this is a research experiment that will help understand how differently Auties and Aspies need to be educated, […]

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H1N1 and other flu viruses linked to autism, schizophrenia | The Autism News

July 30, 2009
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H1N1 and other flu viruses linked to autism, schizophrenia | The Autism News Dr. Hossein Fatemi has been testing the H1N1 virus and its impact on fetal development for over 10 years. His findings provide an important link between viral infections in pregnant women and profound mental disease in their offspring. The H1N1 swine flu […]

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Teenager convinces airline bosses that he is an aviation tycoon | The Autism News

July 20, 2009
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Teenager convinces airline bosses that he is an aviation tycoon | The Autism News The police will not be taking action against the teenager, who is reported to suffer from a form of autism and to be able to recall the exact detail of every airline’s flight schedule. Gotta love that. Never would have occurred […]

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Challenging popular myths about autism | The Autism News

July 19, 2009
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Challenging popular myths about autism | The Autism News Myth #1: All autistic people are nonverbal and low functioning. Myth #2: Autism is a mental illness. Myth #3: Autistic people lack empathy. Myth #4: Autistic people are antisocial. Myth #5: Autistic people don’t make eye contact because they don’t care about what people have to […]

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Autism and aspergers are essentially the same

July 16, 2009
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Autism Blog – Autism and aspergers are essentially the same « Left Brain/Right Brain. No! Really? Whodathunk.

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Science-Based Medicine » Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video

May 21, 2009

Science-Based Medicine » Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video I’ve been fairly quiet about Jenny McCarthy’s campaign against childhood vaccinations, partly because Dr. David Gorski has covered the issue so thoroughly already, and partly because of my “do not engage” policy relating to the deeply irrational i.e. there’s no winning an argument with […]

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Rheingold on Goffman and online stuffness

May 19, 2009

A neurotypical totalizing statement, but what the heck. It’s howard and goffman

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