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Cholesterol and Autism – Can Eggs In The Diet Save the Autistic Brain? Will SLOS Provide Clues To Autism? by Chris H. Posted Sat 02 Apr 2011 7:27pm Will it be the Mom’s and Dad’s with children with autism who will finally help educate the public on how serious cholesterol is when it comes to brain function in children? This week researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center announced they are studying whether a simple nutri ... Read on »
Jean Lewis, Canada's Foremost Autism Advocate, Provides Firsthand History of Canadian Autism Advocacy From an Experienced, Perso by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Jun 2012 8:47pm I strongly encourage anyone with an autistic child or interest in autism services in Canada to watch this video by Jean Lewis, Canada's foremost autism advocate, who has lived and led much of the autism advocacy in Canada over the last decade.  Jean is extremely well informed, articulate and authentic. She has lived the reality of severe ... Read on »
CNN Provides Some Autism and ABA Reality by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:15am I have been a frequent critic of CNN's coverage of autism disorders, particularly what I saw as Dr. Gupta's fawning over, and multiple interviews with, Amanda Baggs, a person whose autism disorder characteristics many parents do not recognize in their own autistic children. I have to admit though that with Teen's family transformed after auti ... Read on »
Texas Autism Filicide: A Mother of an Autistic Child Provides Perspective and Sound Advice by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 25 Jul 2010 2:10am It is very difficult to read each and every news account of filicide, the killing of a child by his or her parents.  Sometimes the killings flow from bitter, nasty domestic relationships.  In some, perhaps most, the parents involved had mental health issues.  Each instance has to be examined on its own set of facts and, given the nature of the ... Read on »
DSM-5 Proposed Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder Designed to Provide More Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment by Medline Plus Posted Fri 27 Jan 2012 10:17am For Information Contact: Eve Herold, 703-907-8640 January 20, 2012 press@psych.org Release No. 12-03 Erin Connors, 703-907-8562 econnors@psych.org DSM-5 Proposed Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder Designed to Provide More Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 20, 2012)—The American Psychiatric As ... Read on »
Federal Government Pays for Harper's Personal Primper but Provides Nothing for Autism by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:31am In the budget of Prime Minister Harper's federal government there were no monies set aside this year for autism. 1 in 150 Canadians ( approximately 1 in 98 male Canadians) have an autism disorder, a serious neurological disorder which has resulted in Canadians moving to the wealthiest Canadian province of Alberta in order to seek governm ... Read on »
Federal Government Pays for Harper's Personal Primper but Provides Nothing for Autism by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:04pm In the budget of Prime Minister Harper's federal government there were no monies set aside this year for autism. 1 in 150 Canadians ( approximately 1 in 98 male Canadians) have an autism disorder, a serious neurological disorder which has resulted in Canadians moving to the wealthiest Canadian province of Alberta in order to seek governm ... Read on »
As Irish Guide Dogs close their waiting list for Assistance Dogs - why it is more important than ever to provide Autism Assistan by Clive Whooley Posted Fri 13 Jan 2012 6:18pm Clive is a trained Assistance Dog from Irish Guide Dogs ... We were lucky enough to get Clive six  years ago.  He has made an incredible difference to Murray's life! Currrently over 200 families around the country have received Assistance Dogs .... However over 220 families are currently on the waiting list for an Assistance Dog from I ... Read on »
Will New Brunswick Ever Act To Provide Adult Autism Residential Care? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 22 Jun 2013 6:17am The Campbellton Based Restigouche Psychiatric Hospital  is the Only NB Based Residential Care Option for Severely  Autistic Adults in New Brunswick June 22, 2013 David Alward, Premier's Council on Status of Disabled Persons  Hugh J Flemming, Minister of Health  Madeline Dube, Minister of Social Development  Dorothy ... Read on »
Salon's Elizabeth Svoboda Provides Balanced Picture of Autism and Neurodiversity by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 11:25am I was interviewed by Elizabeth Svoboda for her Salon.com feature on Neurodiversity " I am not a puzzle" and I am impressed by the balance shown in the article for which that interview was conducted. I have complained in the past that Neurodiversity gets a free ride from the mainstream media (especially Canada's publicly funded CBC) and is p ... Read on »