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Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, subcommittee hearing on autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing today: Examining the Federal Response t ... Read on »
IACC releases 2013 Strategic Plan Update by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee releases each year an update the Strategic Plan for ASD Research. This year’s update differs from previous years in tha ... Read on »
Hearing tomorrow on Examining the Federal Response to Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform through the subcommittee on Government Operations will be holding a hearing tomorrow (May 20): Examining the Federal Respo ... Read on »
ASAN Letter Expressing Concern re: House Subcommittee Hearing on Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A hearing has been scheduled for next week with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for it’s Subcommittee on Government Operations . The hearing, Examinin ... Read on »
Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The text of the bill to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act is below. A few notes: The bill does include the “Combating” term that is the topic of controversy. T ... Read on »
More autism parents believe the “will of God” is behind autism than vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Why is so much attention and so much money spent on genetics and autism? How about 75.8% of autism parents think that genetics is involved with autism. How many believe ... Read on »
ASAN Statement Opposing House CAA Re-authorization Legislation H.R. 4631 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has issued a statement on the re-authorization of the Combating Autism Act: The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is deeply c ... Read on »
H.R.4631 – To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Public Law 112-32 was passed in 2011 as “An Act To reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006.” Commonly referred to as the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) ... Read on »
More embarrassment from faux autism advocates by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are groups, some within the autism communities and some external, who are doing the autism communities harm. Ironically they think they are helping, leading, changi ... Read on »
Faux advocates embarrass the autism communities by attacking high school students and their film... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not all advocates in any given community will push for the same thing. That’s a given. But within the autism communities we have groups who pretend to speak for all of u ... Read on »
Eradicate Microglia to treat autism? No. No and No. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Long ago I gave up on countering the misinformation that comes from the blog “The Age of Autism”. Not that there’s no value to it, but there is greater value for me in ot ... Read on »
The largest autism science conference, IMFAR, starts this week by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum IMFAR, the International Meeting For Autism Research , is being held this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The schedule for the meeting is up, as is the list of talks ( program ... Read on »
On Andrew Wakefield and the use of the term “fraud” in the press by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield has sent a threatening letter to Forbes and Emily Willingham claiming harm over their use of the word “fraud” in a recent article. I wrote about this rec ... Read on »
Comment on: What should autism research focus upon? Community views and priorities from the United... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A paper came out in the past few days: What should autism research focus upon? Community views and priorities from the United Kingdom. I haven’t seen the whole paper but h ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield threatens another libel suit by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the advantages of taking some time off writing and the internet autism discussions is not hearing about Andrew Wakefield. Otherwise it seems a day can’t go by with ... Read on »
FDA: Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has issued a statement: Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism. The statement is copied below. ... Read on »
The Korean Community Services, Autism Speaks, the University of Pennsylvania and the George... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are many groups in American where the autistics are under-diagnosed and underserved including many racial and ethnic minorities. A recent partnership (press release ... 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 »
Jenny McCarthy tries to position herself as in the “grey area” on vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jenny McCarthy seems a bit angry at bloggers. She’s written an op-ed for the Chicago Sun Times Jenny McCarthy: The gray area on vaccines . She’s not antivaccine, she wan ... Read on »
IACC Issues Statement Regarding Implications of Changes in the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The update of the DSM to the DSM-5 was met with a great deal of discussion by the autism communities. The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has prepar ... Read on »