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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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My unprinted letter to the l.a. times regarding Steve Silberman's op-ed piece on autism speaks by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Over a week ago, Steve Silberman, author of "neurotribes", wrote an op-ed piece which was published by several newspapers including the Los Angeles Times.  I wrote a respo ... Read on »
Silberman's play of the refrigerator mother card and my one star review of neurotribes by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Steve Silberman's neurotribes has just come out and is getting a lot of media hype and so far it's a huge commercial success.  I've been waiting for years to read this book ... Read on »
Is Ari Ne'eman qualified to give input on autism research? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In a recent interview with the simons foundation  , Ari Ne'eman advocated for having autistic persons give input on research into autism. We already have the interagency a ... Read on »
The Autism Job Club: Don't judge a book by its cover by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I just found out about a new book called The Autism Job Club on a post on The Age of Autism.This book is promoted there and elsewhere as a book that can actually help peopl ... Read on »
The Rise and Fall of Wrongplanet.net by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Wrongplanet.net is a website started in 2006 that grew by leaps and bounds over a several year period.  At one time they stated in their titlebar that autism equals good.  ... Read on »
Autistic self advocacy Network's new fundraising campaign by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I see that the Autistic self Advocacy Network has started a new fundraising campaign. They give the potential donor three choices of causes to donate to. The first is ... Read on »
Autism daily newscast publishes Gadfly by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here's an article I wrote neurodiversity for the autism daily newscast. Read on »
84% of ASAN's 2013 revenue goes for overhead by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've waited awhile for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's 2013 form 990, the mandatory IRS tax form that non-profits are required to fill out and make available to the ge ... Read on »
MTV bites neurodiversity in the ass by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Since my profile, which included my anti-neurodiversity activities, was published in Newsweek, neurodiversity has begun to become the topic du jour in the autism world.  In ... Read on »
New Radio interview by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here's a link to a radio show I was on.  Ari Ne'eman and Sue Rubin were on also.  Corine Becker and Harold Doherty were more minor guests. Apparently I was interviewed befo ... Read on »
autism live interview about my novel by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here's the portion of the Autism Live interview where I discuss "The Mu Rhythm Bluff".  There might be more than just this segment and the previous segment, but not sure, gu ... Read on »
My interview on autism live on the subject of neurodiversity by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here's the portion of the Autism Live interview where I discuss "The Mu Rhythm Bluff".  There might be more than just this segment and the previous segment, but not sure, g ... Read on »
Is Specialisterne for real? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Thorne Sorkil’s organization, Specialisterne (meaning specialist in Danish) trains and employs individuals to be computer software testers.  What is unique about the emp ... Read on »
Newsweek gives Gadfly equal time more than five years later. by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Old time readers of Autism's gadfly may remember when a newsweek article  about Ari Ne'eman and neurodiversity came out.  In response to this, I asked  Newsweek to give me ... Read on »
happy anniversary to Gadfly by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Just now, I was looking at jonathan's journal , the short lived predecessor to Autism's Gadfly, and I noticed that the date that I moved my blogging activity here was Janua ... Read on »
Neuroscienist Manuel Casanova calls out the Neurodiversity movement by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nowadays it seems not only do very few people want to take the neurodiversity movement to task, but in fact many support it.  The autism society of America had Alex Plank a ... Read on »
Will Neurodiversity provide the #mssng link? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Several months ago it was announced that Autism Speaks had partnered with Google to sequence of the genomes of 10,000 persons on the autism spectrum and their family member ... Read on »
What does current supreme court free speech case bode for Wrongplanet.net and its members by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There's a story in the news that's been gaining some traction as of late that has piqued my interest.  It is about an individual named Anthony Elonis , a former amusement p ... Read on »
certain autism advocates cavalier attitude about Seinfeld's self-diagnosis by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I suppose the story about Seinfeld stating that he believes he's someplace on the autism spectrum isn't going to die down anytime soon (at least a few more days).  So, perh ... Read on »
Seinfeld on the autism spectrum? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Renowned comedian Jerry Seinfeld has apparently recently decided that's he's somewhere on the autism spectrum.  The reason is that he does not pay attention to the right th ... Read on »