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Disneyland and the Disability Access Service Card by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When Disney announced that they were going to change how they handled services for disabled guests, I and many others were concerned. The old system was very informal and ... Read on »
ASAN Series: JRC Survivor Speaks Out by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) is most infamous for it’s use of electric shocks as a behavior modification method.  But electric shocks are not the only aversive techniq ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield’s CDC Whistleblower documentary trailer. Words can not do this justice. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield, the British former academic surgeon who fueled the MMR scare, has turned to film making as his career.  Someone chose Mr. Wakefield to manage the publici ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield wants another appeal by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield, the ex academic gastroenterologist who as much as anyone has promoted the failed autism/MMR link, has asked for an extension to file a petition for revie ... Read on »
IACC Presentation by Lisa Croen: Psychiatric and Medical Conditions Among Adults with ASD by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The last meeting of the previous Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was a workshop on under recognized co-occurring conditions in ASD . One of the speakers w ... Read on »
The Center for Personal Rights, another charity with rather high salary/revenue by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Odds are you haven’t heard of the . It’s a small organization recently formed to promote “vaccine choice”. If you’ve heard of the book , that’s their work. And, yes, a b ... Read on »
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: How ASAN Helped Issy Stapleton Get Justice by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Isabelle (Issy) Stapleton is an autistic teenager. Her mother, Kelli, was recently sentenced in the attempted murder of Isabelle. The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism h ... Read on »
Autism and wandering, another story in the news by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A news story from my old home town (as much as the LA area can be considered a “town”) brings up an important point: many of the issues that get advocate attention are not ... Read on »
Jerry Seinfeld, the Broader Autism Phenotype and a Major Fail by some Parent Activists by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Entertainer Jerry Seinfeld recently stated in an interview that “I think, on a very drawn out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum”.  And from this was spawned a small faux ... Read on »
Final Reminder: 2014 IACC Call for Nominations Closes Friday, November 14, 2014! by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The email below was just sent by the Office of Autism Research Coordination to remind the communities that the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee is being reformed– ... Read on »
Comment on: Diagnosis of autism, abortion and the ethics of childcare in Yoruba culture by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have an email alert from PubMed for autism. I’ve seen a few very problematic papers go by over the years, but this one really bothers me. The study is from Nigeria, h ... Read on »
London McCabe by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum London McCabe was a six year old kid.  He was a kindergartner whose principal described him as loving to sing and happy.  He liked hats. I wish when news outlets would ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield: paid $316k to administer $80k in grants by the Strategic Autism Inititiative by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When Andrew Wakefield left Thoughtful House (which has since changed it’s name and removed all mention of him from their website), he announced a new effort: the Strategic ... Read on »
Gigi Jordan found guilty of manslaughter in killing of her son Jude by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jude Jordan was an autistic boy. He was murdered by his mother. I use the term “murdered” in the colloquial sense of “a person deliberately took his life”. Legally it w ... Read on »
IACC Co-occurring conditions workshop: Lewin Group presentation on co-occurring conditions in... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Anjali Jain of the Lewin group presented on data they have collected from medical records about the prevalence of co-occurring conditions found in autistic children in the ... Read on »
Presentations made to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) holds regular meetings. Each IACC meeting typically has presentations by experts in various fields of autism res ... Read on »
Emily Willingham: winner of the 2014 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Emily Willingham is one of the best writers on the science and social aspects of autism. She also writes on other topics and is an accomplished researcher . Her journal ... Read on »
Nick Walker on Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms & Definitions by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Nick Walker starts his introduction with “I’m an Autistic educator, author, speaker, transdisciplinary scholar, activist, parent, and martial arts master.” His writing ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield and Brian Hooker complain. Not honestly, but they complain by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield and Brian Hooker have lately been trying to manage a “cdc whistleblower” story. The idea has been covered a lot recently, here and elsewhere. So, rather t ... Read on »
Globanews.ca reports:Health Canada seizes dangerous health product by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The article is very short but the news is good–Health Canada has gone beyond issuing warnings about MMS (also known as CD protocol, CDS, Chlorine Dioxide Solution, Magic M ... Read on »