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Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert

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I am a person with a mild autism spectrum disorder and fine motor coordination problem. I blog about current happenings in autism and also exposing all the problems and propaganda with the neurodiversity movement which is against curing autistic persons or preventing persons from becoming autistic
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Why "The Gimmick" probably won't work for me by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum People who have followed my blog or my other adventures over the years know that one of my lifelong dreams was to write novels and have them be commercially successful.  ... Read on »
John Tucker interviews me on his author blog by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've been interviewed about "The Mu Rhythm Bluff" on John Tucker's blog.  John is a fellow novelist whom I encountered in the online internet writer's workshop where we've ... Read on »
Jenny McCarthy's son bullied by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've just read an article that saddened me a good deal about Jenny McCarthy's son being bullied due to his autism.  What was even sadder is that he apparently lacks the s ... Read on »
My meeting with Marco Iacoboni by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've previously written about my interest in mirror neurons and their possible involvement in autism. I've also written about Marco Iacoboni, the UCLA neuroscientist who h ... Read on »
Autistic superiority on embedded figures test and resultant employability: fact or fiction? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autistics have superior skills that can help them find jobs!  Headlines such as these have become  frequent fodder in the popular media.  Persons on the autism spectrum ar ... Read on »
Write congress, urge a no vote on HR 4631 by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The neurodiversity movement has again succeded in one of their inane crusades, persuading congress to change the name of the Combating Autism Act to the Autism Collabora ... Read on »
More Words of Wisdom on Autistic Unemployment by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was interested in reading yet another article giving easy and simplistic solutions on the problems of unemployment among autistic people entitled How the Hiring Process M ... Read on »
point by point rebuttal to John Robison's IMFAR speech by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In the better late than never department, I've decided to give a point by point rebuttal to a speech given at IMFAR by one of neurodiversity's most prominent proponents, Jo ... Read on »
Barack Obama, you sure do have your nerve by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum On reading Manuel Casanova's Cortical Chauvinism blog today, I see that Barack Obama has written a letter concerning autism. Here's the letter, addressed to attendees of ... Read on »
John Elder Robison's take on 1 in 68 by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see that one of my favorite autism authors John Elder Robison is at it again with his latest foray into insights on autism, giving his take on the 1 in 68 number. Robiso ... Read on »
An answer to question of why autistic boy would want to socialize with girl bullies by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The story about two cruel girls who have bullied an autistic teen has been gaining a lot of media traction as of late.  These girls compelled him to walk on some ice and w ... Read on »
HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've just heard the news that Obama's longest serving cabinet member, secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius has just tendered her resignation . Sh ... Read on »
Interesting article on Adam Lanza by Andrew Solomon by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There's been some buzz in the media recently about an interview that Peter Lanza--the father of Newgate shooter Adam Lanza--had done for New Yorker Magazine.  I was interes ... Read on »
Finished first draft of my third novel "Going Through The Doors". Now what? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've recently finished a first draft of my latest (my third) novel "Going Through The Doors" It's a novel about LSD use, teenage angst, and abreaction (look it up). Other ... Read on »
William Stillman's prediction falls flat so far by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum William Stillman is an individual alleging to be on the autism spectrum who some years ago wrote a variety of books about autism, parenting, and a controversial book, Autis ... Read on »
Wrong Planet's powder keg revisited one year later by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Regular readers of autism's gadfly will remember last year I wrote a post about an individual who wrote a post threatening to kill people and posted it on the well-known n ... Read on »
Will Ari Ne'eman, ASAN and the rest of Neurodiversity oppose Avonte's law? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As most persons who peruse stories on the internet about autism know, Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy with severe autism recently perished after wandering away f ... Read on »
An advance plug for Steve Silberman's neurodiversity book? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As regular readers of Autism's Gadfly know, I've been waiting for publication of Wired writer Steve Silberman's book about neurodiversity for a long time.  Originally, it w ... Read on »
Interesting video from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In my most recent post  of a few weeks ago, I suggested that the Autistic Self Advocacy Network try to engage in a positive message to solicit charitable donations to their ... Read on »
ASAN's joint letter to Autism Speaks' sponsors by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see that the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is at it again .  They have recently written a letter urging sponsors of Autism Speaks to withdraw their support of the organi ... Read on »