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NAS agrees, MMR does not cause autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 10:15pm Mike Stanton at Action for Autism blogged “ NAS agrees, MMR does not cause autism “. As Mike notes, the NAS (National Autistic Society) statement “Position statement: autism and the MMR vaccine” could be stronger. The National Autistic Society (NAS) is keenly aware of the understandable concerns of parents surrounding suggested link ... Read on »
UK's National Health Service Misrepresents Autism by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Sep 2011 1:14pm The  DSM-5  is formalizing a  shell game  which has seen Asperger`s substituted for Autism in the mainstream media for many years. The most recent media example comes courtesy of the UK government`s National Health Service which, while referencing Asperger's as one form of autism, focuses on it as the most well known form of autism and fo ... Read on »
Landmark autism law passed today by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:02pm The Autism Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords today to become England’s first ever disability-specific law. The National Autistic Society (NAS) heralded the new law as ‘groundbreaking’ and said health and social care services could now face legal action if they failed to provide support for people with the condition, which affe ... Read on »
Political abuse and the abuse of autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:01pm “Political autism” has emerged again in a row within the European Union (EU). Despite taking Britain into the EEC (the forerunner of the EU) in 1973, the Conservatives have always been vulnerable to disputes between their pro-European wing and the euro-sceptics who are mistrustful of European federalism and keen to defend British independence ... Read on »
Adult Autism Reality in the UK by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:29am The joy of autism advocates on the inter-net should read this report from from the BBC on adult autism realities in the UK. It provides some sobering perspective that the neurodiversity movement and the rose colored glasses brigade should consider before they continue to try and persuade the world that autism is wonderful. H ... Read on »
Again, with the adult autistics by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:39pm One of the bigger conceptual issues in the divided autism community is adult autism. To some (me included) the idea of autism being a childhood issue is misguided and just plain wrong. To others, autism is a childhood condition. Part of their misunderstanding is that adults with autism are just not given enough attention and thus, it is hard t ... Read on »
"Hacker's Disease" or "A Little Bit Autistic" as Legal Defense? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 12:00am Managing Editor's Note: Last week we ran a post from  a police officer who is also an autism Dad on autism and police interaction with those on the spectrum. Here's a pressing question asked by a blog site called Naked Security: Should having autism be a legal defence to hacking charges? Last summer, Julian Assange was quot ... Read on »
Autism Heroes 2006 by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:32am 2006 has been a momentous year for autism advocacy in North America. The US enacted the Combating Autism Act and in Canada the Scott-Stoffer private member motion calling for a National Autism Strategy passed in the House of Commons with only the Bloc Quebecois putting partisan politics ahead of compassion and refusing to endorse the motio ... Read on »
Polly Tommey and the Adult Autism Strategy. by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am Last year I wrote a couple of posts ( here and  here ) criticizing Polly Tommey for pulling expensive publicity stunts that resulted in her meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife at Downing Street. She presented herself as just a mother speaking for thousands of othe ... Read on »
The NAS is recruiting by Laurence A. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:50pm I make no apologies for cutting and pasting this ad from the NAS site wholesale. I have only edited the style of one paragraph in order that it will stand out more clearly. If you read the para I have highlighted, you will see what makes the NAS so different from ASA, Autism speaks or the Autism society of Canada. This is a job with grea ... Read on »