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How to stop autistic children from scripting by Maddy M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 10:01pm Scripting in autism can be defined variously but generally refers to the ability to repeat phrases or single words many times over. The words and phrases are often copied but can also be self generated. Scripting is generally considered to be an impairment that requires intervention and is usually paired with the word ‘fading.’ Scripting and e ... Read on »
Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: When Occupation Is Causation by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 May 2014 12:00am By Dan Olmsted Is mainstream science and medicine ever going to recognize the real significance of the repeated clues linking parental occupation and risk of autism? I vote no. The latest clue came in a study this month from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which found thusly, according to Science ... Read on »
Worries About Autism Link Still Hang Over Vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Sep 2011 8:50pm A story just out from National Public Radio in the United States: Worries About Autism Link Still Hang Over Vaccines . Part of the survey on how the public views vaccines was a question on autism: Do you believe any of the following are linked to vaccines? 1. Autism 2. Cancer 3. Diabetes 4. Heart disease The answ ... Read on »
Autism and Aversives - Autism Parents' Hard Choices by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:23pm If your autistic child engages in self injurious, self mutilating, or life threatening behavior would you try to prevent such dangerous behavior or allow it to continue? If you chose to eliminate the behavior how would you do it? if the choice is between drugging your child or using a behavior modification program employing a 2 second "bee ... Read on »
If Autism Brought Blindness Instead of Apraxic Mutism Would Media CARE? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am Managing Editor's Note:  My daughter Bella is pre-verbal. She has a few sounds. A few words. Her inability to speak is dangerous to her well being. It frustrates her to pieces. It is behind many of her behaviors. As I am typing this, she is grabbing my arm and moaning, trying to tell me something. She has a GoTalk and an iPad - n ... Read on »
Autism: Tornado in the Brain by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Jul 2013 12:00am By William Walsh and Dan E. Burns “It’s becoming quite clear to more and more of us that autism is not genetic, but epigenetic.” So says William J. Walsh, who received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and is an expert in nutritional medicine. In the 1970s, he collaborated with the renowned Dr. Carl Pfeif ... Read on »
Autism Therapy: Autistic Man Benefited From ABA by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:34pm If you listened to many of the anti-ABA ideologues in the Neurodiversity club you would not want ABA therapy for your child. If you are the parent of a newly diagnosed autistic child and you listened to thef promotoers of the Alleged Autism Rights Movement you would not seek ABA therapy for your child. If you listen to these ideologue ... Read on »
Clinical Trials needs Autistic Kids with GI Problems by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:03pm New Clinical Trial in Children With Autism Begins Enrollment WPIC to Study the Effect of an Investigational Drug on Gastrointestinal Problems In Autistic Children PITTSBURGH, November 18, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) is seeking participants for a research study to evaluate an investigational ... Read on »
Autism Acceptance: Traditional and Non-Traditional Autism Treatment Options by Gavin B. Facebook Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 1:33pm The Help! S-O-S for Parents site is having a blog carnival on traditional and non-traditional treatment options for autism. It should be very interesting to see a wide range of views and opinions on this. I'll link to the carnival pages once they become active. In the meantime however, my article, as usual is on acceptance. Autism Acce ... Read on »
Enviromental Hg in the Unvaccinated Autistic Amish by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:03pm The Age of Autism: Mercury and the Amish By Dan Olmsted UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Washington, DC, May. 20 (UPI) -- The cases of autism among the Amish that I've identified over the past several weeks appear to have at least one link -- a link made of mercury. That's not something I expected to encounter. I had been looking for ... Read on »