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Jenny McCarthy tells the story two different ways…again by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yep, this doesn’t have anything to do with autism. Well, aside from the fact that we will discuss how one public face for autism is once again showing that her stories don ... Read on »
Measles are back but where is Jenny McCarthy? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It takes a lot of courage to stand up and make yourself heard on unpopular topics. But it’s only really courageous if you are willing to accept responsibility for being w ... Read on »
Autism and mercury: never held a lot of interest, and now almost none by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum 10 years ago if one went into online discussions about autism, one would find those discussions dominated by parents and one would find a few parents in those discussions ... Read on »
From NIMH: Director’s Blog: Childhood and Beyond – Services Research for ASD by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I realized that I forgot to actually publish this. This is an article written by Tom Insel (director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health and chair of the IACC ... Read on »
No, gastrointestinal symptoms are not a sign that autism is environmentally caused by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There is a great deal of misinformation in the vaccines-caused-an-autism-epidemic message. The most commonly discussed misinformation is the fear that is spread about vac ... Read on »
So, the National Vaccine Information Center has a Twitter bot? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nonprofit organizations’ tax forms are public records. One can find them on many sites, and most nonprofits even host them on their own website. I was looking over the 2 ... Read on »
If MMS, CD, chlorine dioxide, “parasite protocol” is safe, why does ClO2 dissolve... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the marketing ploys for MMS* is that it somehow attacks viruses, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, toxins and more but doesn’t affect human tissue. It’s safe! Of ... Read on »
163 Children Healed From Autism? Nope. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sullivan (Matt Carey) : Nothing sells unproven “treatments” like testimonials. For autism it has been true since the days of chelation and even before that. ... Read on »
Yes, it may be illegal to sell MMS by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few years ago a new “treatment” appeared in the alternative medical world: MMS or Miracle Mineral Solution. As just criticism came out on this treatment, the name has m ... Read on »
Autism services: questions the next IACC should address part 1 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Take a look at the original law that set up the structure for how the U.S. coordinates autism research: public law 109-416 (sometimes called the “combating autism act”) an ... Read on »
London McCabe’s mother’s Google searches by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum London McCabe was a six year old autistic boy when he was killed by his mother when she threw him from a bridge on November 3rd. The mother claimed to have heard voices, ... Read on »
Alison Singer and David Amaral present at the IACC on AutismBrainNet by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In July of 2014, David Amaral and Alison Singer presented to the IACC on a new initiative: AutismBrainNet . The idea is simple but difficult to discuss: we need people t ... Read on »
Shannon Rosa: Why Do Autism “Experts” Say Such Awful Things? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The past few months has seen a number of instances of written and oral statements that are damaging to autistics. Over at Blogher, Shannon Rosa has an article up on “ Why ... Read on »
Unethical DAN doctor to be supervised by acupuncturist by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum An Illinois doctor who subjects autistic children to “unwarranted, dangerous therapies” must have her work reviewed by an acupuncturist . The state medical board also fine ... Read on »
Sally Burton-Hoyle’s IACC presentation: Teen Transition by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One member of the previous Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (and I hope a member of the next IACC) is Sally Burton-Hoyle . Or to be more accurate, Prof. Sally-Bur ... Read on »
Autistic adult restrained and sedated by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The day I finished writing about a new study on emergency service use and how this often ends up resulting in physical restraints and/or sedation ( Autism, emergency rooms ... Read on »
Dan Aykroyd, still autistic after all these years by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum With all the recent hullabaloo about how celebrities being autistic somehow harms the autism community (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check news sources for Je ... Read on »
ASAN Series: JRC Survivor Speaks Out by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When this article first appeared here at Left Brain/Right Brain only the first three parts of the 4-part series were online at the ASAN website.  Part 4 is now up and I in ... Read on »
Autism, emergency rooms, sedation and restraints by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I saw this abstract in my daily summary from pubmed I was saddened to see how serious this problem is. In addition, I was glad to see a paper exposing this great nee ... Read on »
Jerry Seinfeld, still not autistic after all these years by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jerry Seinfeld made a bit of a stir in the autism community recently by stating in an interview that, well, let’s use his own words: I think, on a very drawn out sca ... Read on »