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ABC Nightline video on the Judge Rotenberg Center by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum “No detrimental effects whatsoever”. That’s what Matthew Isreal has to say about the shocks used as aversives. I somehow remain unconvinced. T ... Read on »
ABC Radio interviews Brian Deer by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum RearVision, an ABC (Australia) radio news program, has an interview with Brian Deer titled The MMR vaccine scare . They have both audio and transcript available. ... Read on »
ABC Radio interviews Brian Deer by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum RearVision, an ABC (Australia) radio news program, has an interview with Brian Deer titled The MMR vaccine scare . They have both audio and trans ... Read on »
ACHAMP resorts to calling health legislation the “California Pedophile Protection Act of... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum ACHAMP, now the “Autism Action Network”, wants Assembly Bill 499 . Why? Because it would allow minors access to the vaccine against HPV ( human papillomavirus ) withou ... Read on »
ACT Now! by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum UK Autism campaigners are working together to ‘ACT NOW!’ about the proposed benefit cuts and assessments and have launched a petition which we int ... Read on »
Act now: Autistic Child Charged with Felony by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Below is an email I received from Meg Evans of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network on a situation involving a child who is being charged with Felon ... Read on »
Action Alert from Arc/UCP of California: Call now to prevent regional centers charging for early... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There has been a major move in recent years to get insurance coverage for behavioral therapies for autism. Such a law was passed recently in California. The Regional Cen ... Read on »
ACTION ALERT: What Does Community Mean To You? Let Medicaid Know! by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here is an action alert from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) What does community mean to you? For some people, this question doesn’t mean much but fo ... Read on »
Action Alert: Call today to support The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities! by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The action alert below is from The Arc: Action Alert: Call today to support The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities! Take Action! The Unite ... Read on »
Addressing the ‘too many too soon’ hypothesis by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Regular readers may be aware that I blogged about a study recently that demonstrated the early stages of tackling the ‘too many too soon’ hypothes ... Read on »
Adult Outcomes in Autism: A Prospective Longitudinal Examination of the Effects of Early Intensive... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s been over 25 years since Ivar Lovaas published a study on Applied Behavioral Analysis which would made ABA therapy (for good or bad, you can find vocal proponents of ... Read on »
Advancing paternal age and risk of autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This isn’t the first study to look at paternal age as a possible risk factor for autism but it is, I believe, the first meta-analysis of the subject. The conclusions of t ... Read on »
Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The United States Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just published a lengthy report, Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality . The short summary, via Reut ... Read on »
Adverse reaction data for alternative therapies for autism? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One factor of alternative medicine is that it is impossible to make an informed decision on risks and benefits. Without data on either, all one has is anecdotes. This is ... Read on »
Advice for new and expectant parents by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This from the National Down Syndrome Congress. Their page for new and expectant parents . After reading this, imagine a future where autism is diagnosed via some b ... Read on »
Advocacy Success: NIMH Use of Stimulus Money Includes Services-Research by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you’ve read what I’ve written on the IACC process, and been able to get past my annoyance with the political maneuverings, you know that I’ve had great hope for the resea ... Read on »
Advocates Push Federal Law Allowing Same-Sex Parents to Adopt by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In a recent article, Advocates Push Federal Law Allowing Same-Sex Parents to Adopt I found this section particularly interesting: About 2 million childr ... Read on »
Again, with the adult autistics by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the bigger conceptual issues in the divided autism community is adult autism. To some (me included) the idea of autism being a childhood issue is misguided and just p ... Read on »
Age of Autism – Amazon file wisely by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We all know the new Age of Autism book is coming soon. Its stocked at Amazon for example where pre-orders for the book have placed the books ranking at the heady heights ... Read on »
Age of Autism – the book – sales figures by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Deep in the heart of the Big Pharma Wackosphere, shadowy figures, twisted into parodies of humanity by their greed, shuffled to and fro. They all carried the stain of Big ... Read on »