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Simple Solutions Will Not Help New Brunswick Students with Autistic Disorder and Other Complex Challenges by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 9:00am New Brunswick's Gordon Porter and his associates with the NB Association for Community Living are now in charge of New Brunswick's inclusive education system.  The Gordon Porter Inclusive Education Review taking place in New Brunswick will impose their beliefs on NB students with disabilities including those with severe, complex disord ... Read on »
Facing Autism Reality Is Not A Choice; It Is A Challenge That Must Be Faced by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 3:49am Facing autism reality is a huge challenge.  It is difficult on a good day. But it is not a choice. It is what must be done or autistic children and adults will suffer.   In the case of parents our children will suffer if we do not face autism reality head on, acknowledge what we do know about autism as it manifests itself in our child ... Read on »
New Brunswick's Extreme Inclusion Fantasy Harms Some Children With Severe Autism Challenges by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 Mar 2013 11:50am Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr   EECD/NBACL Event Focus on Inclusion: Walking in our shoes. Minister Carr spoke for 40 minutes, repeating the word  inclusion 30 - 40 times but never mentioning  evidence based  accommodation of individual needs and challenges  Premier David Alward's gov ... Read on »
The Challenge of Autism: Hope Tempered With Reality by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:30pm Noah Gates works with Paula Williams, an in-home therapist who helps to reinforce what Noah has learned in school. (Photo and caption from the Dickinson Press) The MSM and the internet are rife with hope filled autism stories and neurodiversity blogs about the joy and beauty of autism. If you re ... Read on »
Conor Doherty Challenges Silly Autism Theory: Parental Stress Causes Autism? Really Dr. Maté? Really? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 Oct 2011 3:52pm Conor Doherty, October 15, 2011, Out for a stroll with Dad  and showing no obvious signs of stress in his life In my last blog post I commented on Dr. Gabor Maté's theory that parental stress causes autism disorders including Autistic Disorder.  Dr. Maté is reported to have admitted that he had no proof of his theory but asked what els ... Read on »
An Open Autism Challenge To MP Mike Lake, Canada's Official Autism Dad by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:19pm Mike Lake Conservative Member of Parliament Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont March 3, 2009 Mike Lake Conservative Member of Parliament Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont Dear Mr. Lake I am the father of a 13 year old boy diagnosed with Autistic Disorder, assessed with profound developmental delays. I have in all cando ... Read on »
Autism & Mercury - Wagnitz Challenges Fombonne by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:24pm The mercury autism debate continues. While not a subscriber to the mercury vaccine/autism link I do not think debate and discussion should be closed on this or any other subject related to autism. Toxicologist Michael Wagnitz seems somewhat more qualified to present information on the "mercury" side of the debate than David Kirby and presents ... Read on »
Autism & Mercury - Wagnitz Challenges Fombonne by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:04pm The mercury autism debate continues. While not a subscriber to the mercury vaccine/autism link I do not think debate and discussion should be closed on this or any other subject related to autism. Toxicologist Michael Wagnitz seems somewhat more qualified to present information on the "mercury" side of the debate than David Kirby and presents ... Read on »
No Meaningful Inclusion, No Community Living for NB Youth and Adults With Severe Autism Challenges by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Feb 2013 3:45am                                               Resigchouche Regional Hospital Centre As an Autism Society New Brunswick representative I attended a meeting held at the Restigouche Regional Hospital Centre a few years ago to participate in a meeting to review the operations of the RRHC and to vote on its future, specifically whether ... Read on »
The Realities of Severe Adult Autism Challenges: Out of the Spotlight and Out of Mind by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 3:03am Dr. Temple Grandin has accomplished much in business, and on the lecture circuit, and deserves applause for her accomplishments.I do not doubt that Dr. Temple Grandin has done much for autism awareness generally over the past 12 years since my son was diagnosed with Autistic Disorder. But awareness of the realities faced by severe ... Read on »