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Best of AofA: In Plain Sight: Freud, Face Blindness and Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jun 2011 12:00am This post ran in January. We'll be bringing back "best of posts" throughout the summer. By Dan Olmsted Consider this description: “She complained that she could not recognize people; that she used to be able to recognize faces without having to think about it and work at it. Now she was obliged to do laborious ‘recognizing ... Read on »
Autism: If it were "Just" the Vaccines by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am By Jay S. Gordon (not the physician in CA) Introduction If Autism is caused by vaccines, then conventional logic would dictate -- everyone who receives a vaccine -- would end up autistic. And that's the premise for why the vaccine schedule is still in place and won't be changing anytime soon. Today, it's not just "get pregnant ... Read on »
AOA EXCLUSIVE -- Her Name Was Vivian: Clues From the Age of Autism’s First-Born Child by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Apr 2013 12:00am By Teresa Conrick, Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill   We found her.   Eight years after setting out to identify the 11 children in the first medical report of autism, we have found “Virginia S.”, the eldest child in that landmark paper -- and thus the first-born child of the Age of Autism. Her real name: Vivian Ann ... Read on »
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Animal Farm of the Autism Epidemic? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Jul 2012 12:00am   By Gayle DeLong with Jonathan Rose My almost-recovered 15-year-old daughter dragged me to the movie The Amazing Spider-Man , and I was indeed amazed.  Spider-Man, it seems, may be conveying our vaccine safety message without ever mentioning the V-word.    Early in the story, a spider bites Peter, the son of deceased scie ... Read on »
Why insist you're not autistic? by Danielle Tate Posted Sun 14 Feb 2010 6:49pm "Asperger's is a gift; autism is a burden." "Aspies are smarter." "I'm different, not disabled." "Asperger's makes me good at...." "Aspies are nicer because we don't manipulate people." "It's kind of like autism, but I'm high-functioning." "I don't need a cure because I don't have a disability." "It's not a disorder." "Asp ... Read on »
Will Insurance reform legislation help autistics' social lives? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Jul 2009 10:43pm One of the hottest issues on the burner in regards to autism is health insurance reform. The heavily capitalized organization Autism Speaks has been in the forefront in this venture. Regular readers of gadfly have seen my previous post regarding health insurance reform in which claims were made that this would help autistic become "functioning adul ... Read on »
The Use of Terms When Discussing Autism, Intelligence, Impairment, and Disability by KWombles Posted Sun 20 Jun 2010 12:52pm The terms we use, how we define them, are important things. Often times, we use similar terminology interchangeably. We're discussing nebulously defined disorders (autism and intellectual disability) that change over time and depending on the criteria being used.  What do I mean about interchangeability and criteria? The official umbrell ... Read on »
Risk of autism is up to 50 ... by John R. Posted Thu 20 Jun 2013 8:51am Risk of autism is up to 50% higher in children exposed to traffic fumes and air pollution Here we go again:  People living in unprestigious locations -- such as near traffic -- will be poorer and less healthy for that reason alone.  And depending on who they marry and all sorts of other things, some nurses will be poorer than others Res ... Read on »
The Story of Trudy Steuernagel and Her Death at the Hand of Her Son Sky Walker, Who Loved Her by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:13pm Many thanks to Joanna Conners for her thoughtful and heart wrenching telling of the Sky Walker story. She has answered many pressing questions that our community had about the death of his mother Trudy Steuernagel at his hand and what has happened to him since. At hearing bits and pieces about his treatment, we have been angry at what seemed ... Read on »
The Man I Married by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 12:00am Managing Editor's Note:  Thanks to Lin Wessels for sending us a post in keeping with the holiday season of peace and love. By Lin Wessels I want to tell all of you about my husband today, the man I married. He is the man in our lives who gives us stability and as much certainty as is possible once autism has claimed your onl ... Read on »