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Autistic kids are more likely to be hospitalized–and that includes for vaccine preventable... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There’s a lot of talk about comorbid conditions and autism. Sadly that conversation is often used to suggest that vaccines cause autism. As in, “look at how much GI dise ... Read on »
Jim Carrey, you are part of the problem for us in the Autism Community by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Years back Jim Carrey was and autism were mentioned together regularly in the news.  This was at the height of the vaccine misinformation campaign of his then partner, Jen ... Read on »
California Senate Bill introduced to increase disability services funding by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I just got an email forwarded to me from Senator Beall’s office.  The Senator has introduced a bill to increase funding levels for the regional center system.   Be ready t ... Read on »
Action Alert: You guessed it, we need more emails to save our services by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Below is an action alert email from The Arc of California and United Cerebral Palsey.  The short version is “ First, click here once to email to your state senator and ass ... Read on »
Protesting Kerri Rivera and Chlorine Dioxide Abuse by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sullivan (Matt Carey) : You always hear from groups promoting false cures “listen to the parents”. Well parents, like me, see MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) a ... Read on »
Illinois to Kerri Rivera: Show that MMS works or stop making claims. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum MMS is a scam, plain and simple. And it has been very frustrating to watch as people make grandiose claims with no one making them actually back those claims up. Whi ... Read on »
TED Talk: Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Steve Silberman has been researching the history of autism for 5 years.  I met him at the start of this journey, at IMFAR in San Diego and even then he had a good grasp of ... Read on »
More California Advicacy Needed: take 20 seconds to protect services by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Take 20 seconds and use the link to send a message to your legislators that we are angry tha the proposed state budget removed the increase for disability services. Or ... Read on »
The Age of Autism hits another low: excusing shaken baby syndrome by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Age of Autism blog has been an embarrassment to the autism communities since it was founded. They take a very vaccine antagonistic stance, promote unproven and someti ... Read on »
San Jose (and across the State) Keep the Promise Rally by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Just got this letter and am posting it here: Rallies are being held to advocate to protect the budget for disability services in California.  This letter focuses on the Sa ... Read on »
The California Budget Battle Continues: Let It Shine: Candlelight Vigil by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There is still a big legislative effort on achieving a budget increase for disability services.   People pushed for a 10% increase. But this was reduced to 5% by committee ... Read on »
‘Miracle autism cure’ seller exposed by BBC investigation by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The BBC have a new story taking on the so-called “Miracle Mineral Supplement” in ‘Miracle autism cure’ seller exposed by BBC investigation . MMS (AKA chlorine dioxide, ... Read on »
California Action Alert: call now to protect disability services budget by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The California disability community has been fighting to gain back some of the budget losses from the past few years.  We tried for a 10% increase but that didn’t happen. ... Read on »
Daniel Smith, proprietor of an MMS company, convicted by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few months back I wrote Yes, it may be illegal to sell MMS . It was about news and a DOJ press release ( Four Charged with Internet Sales of Industrial Bleach as Miracle ... Read on »
Where In The World Is Kerri Rivera? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sullivan (Matt Carey) : For some reason, it looks like Kerri Rivera’s presence on the internet has, well, diminished greatly all of a sudden. Ms. Rivera is ... Read on »
Action Alert: Last Chance to Save Our Services. Californians, it’s time to push again for by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Services for the disabled in California have seen budget cuts for recent years. It’s time to change that trend. Below is an email from The Arc & United Cerebral Palsy ... Read on »
Jude Mirra’s mother sentenced to 18 years for murder by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jude Mirra was murdered .  His mother gave her son an overdose and killed him.  For this she has been sentenced to 18 years, included the five she has already spent in jai ... Read on »
With this quick message, you can help push for better services in California by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As noted in yesterday’s article , we here in California are working to gain back some of the lost ground in services for the developmentally disabled. If you follow ... Read on »
The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration urges you to join the Lanterman... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum While I’ve been taking a break, a major legislative effort has been going on in California: an effort to bring funding back to the system here that supports people with de ... Read on »
Lilady: goodbye, old friend. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As some of you may know from other writers online, lilady, frequent commenter here at Left Brain/Right Brain, has passed away. She’s known online now largely for her effo ... Read on »