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Interagency Autism Coordina ... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Subcommittee on Safety Conference Call Please join us for a conference call of the IACC Subcommittee on Safety that ... Read on »
#StopCombatingMe: A New PSA from ASAN by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Below is an email message sent out by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is proud to release our newest advocacy PSA, #Stop ... Read on »
'Neurodiversity': the next frontier for civil rights? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A school in New York City is expanding the definition of diversity, and putting kids of varying developmental ability side-by-side in the classroom. The IDEAL Schoo ... Read on »
‘All is done by Allah’. Understandings of Down syndrome and prenatal testing in... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It is very interesting to see how disability is viewed in various cultures. Beyond academic interest, there is much we can all learn from each other. A recent paper lo ... Read on »
“Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I will discuss this soon, but here is a press release from the attorney representing William Thompson, a CDC researcher involved who appears to have spoken with vaccine an ... Read on »
“Touch” the lives of autistic students by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Pepsi has an interesting promotion ongoing. They have taken the money they would have spent on commercials during the Superbowl, and instead they ... Read on »
“We want respect”: adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities address... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The concepts of neurodiversity are not complex and yet are often misunderstood and misrepresented. Respect is not a difficult concept. The need for research to respect tho ... Read on »
* E-mail this page * Print this page * Save to Delicious * Submit to Digg * Share... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Accomodations. They don’t have to be big, but they can make a big difference. Case in point: a 14 year old autistic girl needed help in a dressing room. The store c ... Read on »
1 in 100 adults are autistic by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A recent report by the Information Centre of the UK’s National Health Service says that the autism prevalence for adults is about 1 in 100. The report, Autism Spectru ... Read on »
14 monkeys by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum   At Age of Autism, the overwhelmingly ignored PR surge on behalf of Wakefield continues with an article by a man whom, in compliance with t ... Read on »
14 Monkeys 3: Mark Blaxill Swings and Misses for Wakefield Paper by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The implosion of Andrew Wakefield’s career and the desperate efforts of groups like Age of Autism to reverse it has continued apace this week with ... Read on »
14 Monkeys Revisited: Reactions to Wakefield Withdrawal by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So far, the retraction of Andrew Wakefield’s latest worthless and probably fraudulent study has yet to attract comment on posts at AoA and elsewhe ... Read on »
18/3=29!!: One-year retrospective on anti-Offit hoax by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum   One year ago today, Age of Autism posted “Voting Himself Rich”, in which they claimed that Paul Offit had been paid the entirety of a CHOP ... Read on »
2-Fatality HBOT Fire by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Admittedly, the future for Francesco Martinizi (the boy who was very badly burned in a fire/explosion in a Florida HBOT clinic while apparently being “treated” for Cerebral ... Read on »
2010 IACC Services Workshop: Building a Seamless System of Services and Supports Across the Lifespan by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) works to create a strategy for the government and other major funders of autism research. This is short notice, ... Read on »
2011 – The Last Year For ARI’s DAN! Doctors by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As late as just a few months ago, The Autism Research Institute (ARI), promoted their upcoming Fall 2010 Defeat Autism Now! conference in a monthly newsletter. Note the n ... Read on »
2011 IACC Strategic Plan Includes New Focus on Interventions for Nonverbal People with ASD, Health... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum IACC news alerts come out periodically. You can check the archive and/or sign up for the emails. The 2011 Strategic Plan came out yesterday. Coincident with that was a ... Read on »
31 Shocks Later by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum New York Magazine has a story about Andre McCollins, a student at the Judge Rotenberg Center whose repeated shocks were made public. Mr. Collins’ mother was astounded at ... Read on »
35 Nobel Laureates are all in the pocket of Big Pharma? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yes. A group of 35 Nobel Laureates has been accused of working with the “vaccine industry”. Those familiar with the online discussions of autism and vaccines will likely ... Read on »
60 Minutes exposes stem cell con men by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autism News Beat has a post, Avoiding false balance, 60 Minutes nails con men . It isn’t autism specific, but it does have to do with a type of “t ... Read on »