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93% of US parents trust vaccinations by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum “Celebrities have no expertise in childhood immunizations or infectious disease,” Freed said. “There is a danger in the media of putting up celebrities as experts on ... Read on »
95 Disability Rights Groups Call on CMS to Issue HCBS Regulations by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The announcement of this letter came to me through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). “Dear Administrator Berwick: On behalf of the National D ... Read on »
A (head) space of my own by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Four days ago the New York Times published a fascinating piece on the hypotheses of two scientists who are positing that mental disorders of an unknown variety and number ar ... Read on »
A better future for autistic adults by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Following on from the National Autistic Society’s I Exist campaign and the massive support for the Autism Bill in Parliament the UK Government, after working closely with an ... Read on »
A bill to establish a grant program to help State and local law enforcement agencies reduce the... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A bill has been introduced into the Senate: A bill to establish a grant program to help State and local law enforcement agencies reduce the risk of injury and death relati ... Read on »
A brave Biomed group by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The website nnyautismcenter.com has the following warning posted : Alert Issued On Danger Supplement Miracle Mineral Supplement and Miracle Mineral Solution mark ... Read on »
A brave parent speaks: How I Made a Mistake and Was Given The Opportunity to Say I’m Sorry by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Over at Emma’s Hope Book a mother has done something very brave: made a public apology for a mistake. She starts by quoting her daughter: “You put the toast in ... Read on »
A breach of privacy by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Privacy is an important point for all of us. I blogged for a long time under a pseudonym in order to protect my child’s privacy. The subject is important enough to me th ... Read on »
A busy week in vaccine-injury news: the Cedillo appeal by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The past week has had three somewhat major news events in the world of vaccine injury: the denial of the Cedillo appeal , the award of damages in the UK for an MMR case ... Read on »
A cause célèbre for those claiming vaccines cause autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you participate in online discussions about autism and vaccines (and I’d advise you to spend your time more productively), you will often hear about how the U.S. Court ... Read on »
A Christmas message of woe from Generation Rescue and Jenny McCarthy by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I just got the Generation Rescue end-of-year fundraiser email. Jenny McCarthy tells us about how there are only two types of autism parents: Dear Fellow Warr ... Read on »
A clarification by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The following post was written by a group of LBRB authors LBRB is produced by team of writers who do not always agree on everything. But we ... Read on »
A Comparison of Autism Prevalence Trends in Denmark and Western Australia. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I bring this up because there is a common argument that the autism “rates” in places like Denmark and Sweden are much lower than those in the US and elsewhere. This is u ... Read on »
A Comparison of Urinary Mercury between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Control Children by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Researchers are still looking at the question of whether autism is caused by mercury intoxication. One of the measures used in the past is to check the mercury content i ... Read on »
A correction by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A commenter noted a mistake I made in a recent post, Mental health problems in youths committed to juvenile institutions: prevalences and treatment needs . As noted in t ... Read on »
A correction by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last year, following the autism hearing in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I wrote a piece Mr. Wright, is autism an epidemic or not? Why not give real examp ... Read on »
A Decade of Left Brain/Right Brain by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum 2013 marks the 10 year mark for Left Brain/Right Brain. The blog actually started in June, as I recall, but June of 2003. The blog started out as a place for Kev Leitch to ... Read on »
A difference and a disability by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I can’t recall the amount of times over the last 10 years or so that people have accused me, or other writers on this blog of saying that autism is ‘merely’ a difference. ... Read on »
A few details from Brian Deer’s declaration by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Brian Deer’s declaration in the anti-SLAPP motion presents an interesting narrative of the history of the investigation into Andrew Wakefield’s MMR project. Of course ... Read on »
A few points about Steve Walker’s measles/autism study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Michael Fitzpatrick is a general practitioner and autism parent in the U.K. who has been countering misinformation for over a decade. His books include Defeating Autism: ... Read on »