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Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy by Michele Rosenthal Posted Wed 09 Jan 2013 11:04am There are soooo many ways to overcome PTSD. Along your journey you will find yourself looking for different kinds of approaches and treatments depending on where you are in your process. One thing I didn’t have a chance to try but I’ve heard fantastic things about is equine facilitated therapy. I have colleagues who are trauma ... Read on »
A better way to spend money to help autistics? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Jun 2009 11:21pm As regular readers of my blog know, I am a rather pessimistic person as far as what I regard the prognosis to be for most persons on the autistic spectrum. I am also very cynical about all of the money that is being spent with the intent of helping persons with autism, particularly when they are children. Of course in the more severe cases of autis ... Read on »
Autism Disorders and Intellectual Disability: Claim that 75-80% of Persons with Autistic Disorder are Intellectually Disabled i by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 May 2010 2:41am As I mentioned in my previous post Alan Griswold of Autistic Aphorisms is one of those comfortable with speculation that Jesus Christ may have been autistic but is not comfortable with the fact that many persons with Autistic Disorder are Intellectually Disabled.  Mr. Griswold and Astrid at at  Astrid's Journal disagree with my numerical referenc ... Read on »
Autism Diagnoses: DSM V Should Separate Autistic Disorder from Aspergers and HFA by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:23pm 3 Comments There are two major problems with the current DSM categorisation of Pervasive Developmental, or Autism Spectrum, Disorders. One is the lack of any relevant distinction between Aspergers Disorder and those with higher functioning PDD -NOS and autistic disorders. The other DSM problem which generates much unnecessary conflict is the inclusio ... Read on »
Autism Twitter Day Should Include Severe, Low Functioning, Autistic Disorder Realities by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Dec 2008 4:53am 1 Comment December 16, 2008 will be Autism Twitter Day, an excellent idea from Bonnie Sayers/autism family. I hope though that Autism Twitter Day, in an effort to be positive, does not exclude the severely autistic - those persons with Autistic Disorder who are low functioning and cognitively impaired. On Autism Twitter Day let us not forget those persons ... Read on »
Autism Rising in California: 1200% Increase In Autistic Disorder Cases 1987-2007 by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 7:56pm 1 Comment San Jose's Mercury reports that a new California state study released this week shows a 12 fold or 1200% increase in classic autism, or Autistic Disorder, cases over a 20 year period. The state's general population grew by only 27% during that same period. From 1987 to 2007, the number of people with autism receiving services at stat ... Read on »
Steven Higgs on Autism - One Half Sentence for Autistic Disorder, One Whole Article for Aspergers by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Jul 2010 11:45pm Steven Higgs has been a refreshing voice on the autism internet.  He doesn't simply regurgitate the official line on issues and his journalism background and writing skills are always helpful.  When it comes to autism "spectrum" disorders though Steven Higgs does what most in the mainsream media and on the internet do ... he ignores almost enti ... Read on »
WOW! Major Autism Study Equating Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors Also Included Subjects with Classic Autistic Disorder!! by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 May 2014 8:55pm The Familial Risk of Autism is the large study making waves for demonstrating that environmental considerations are roughly equivalent to genetic factors in autism causation.  Hopefully funding dollars will begin to flow toward the environmental side of the equation as many have urged for so long.  What is not generally mentioned in the ... Read on »
Do Study Results Involving High Functioning Autism Subjects Automatically Apply to Persons with Autistic Disorder and Intellect by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Jan 2010 2:36am Can the results of studies involving subjects with High Functioning Autism automatically be applied to persons with Low Functioning Autism, to the 75-80%  of persons with Autistic Disorder who are cognitively impaired? In Brain Serotonin and Dopamine Transporter Bindings in Adults With High-Functioning Autism the authors are carefu ... Read on »
Part 3: Vaccines and Autism - What Do Epidemiological Studies Really Tell Us? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jul 2011 12:00am (Managing Editor's Note: Read  Part 1 and  Part 2 . Also, this report is available in in full .pdf (Vaccines and Autism Epidemiology HERE ) “We have 16 studies already that clearly state that vaccines do not cause autism.” -- Amy Pisani, Executive Director, Every Child By Two “16 studies have shown no causal ass ... Read on »