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Presidential Proclamation — World Autism Awareness Day, 2014 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum April is Autism Awareness month and April 2nd was World Autism Awareness day. Below is the Presidential Proclamation about this. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STA ... Read on »
IACC Meeting this Tuesday by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet this Tuesday , April 8. The meeting will be held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. For those w ... Read on »
Yep, measles is still a killing disease by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Vaccines are a side show to the autism discussion, I know. And, yes, I know I spend a lot of time on this side show. One reason is that the autism parent community has a ... Read on »
Meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet next month. People are invited to attend in person, by phone or webinar. People are also invited to su ... Read on »
Autism an inside job: a webinar by 9/11 truthers and some names you might recognize. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum For some reason autism and vaccines attract a certain fringe element. And for some reason certain segments of the autism communities are willing to join forces with this ... Read on »
More Canary Party financial documents by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The grew out of the “vaccines caused an autism epidemic” movement. It’s a small group based in Minnesota. They bill themselves as: The Canary Party is a movement ... 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 »
Comment on “Potential Impact of DSM-5 Criteria on Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One of the big topics of discussion in the past few years was the roll out of the DSM-5. The new criteria for what defines autism. One could find those saying “this is d ... Read on »
Comment on: Wrong About Vaccine Safety: A Review of Andrew Wakefield’s “Callous... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield has been discussed here and elsewhere a great deal. Thankfully his presence in the autism communities seems to have retreated to a small core of supporte ... Read on »
A vaccinated vs. unvaccinated study and, guess what, vaccinated kids do better on tests by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum One statement people make a lot on the internet is “where’s a study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated populations?” Well, here’s one: The effect of vaccination on children’ ... Read on »
Mayer Eisenstein files for bankruptcy…again by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Mayer Eisenstein is a go-to person in the vaccines-cause-autism community. He heads a large practice in the Chicago area and claims that his unvaccinated children do not h ... Read on »
Can we just drop “tsunami” from the autism discussion? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Todd W. over at Harpocrates Speaks discussed a recent video from Autism Speaks: Sounding the Alarm.  Todd’s article, Autism Speaks Sounds Fear notes how the Autism Speaks ... Read on »
Celebrities and seizures: Evan’s grandmother speaks out by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jenny McCarthy is the face of vaccine rejectionism in America. The story she tells of how her son, Evan, became autistic after his MMR shot is arguably the origin myth for ... Read on »
Jenny McCarthy, autism families are not your shield by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jenny McCarthy just got herself in the news again. She felt harmed by an article on a celebrity news website and threatened them with legal action. Here’s her statement: ... Read on »
Jenny McCarthy setting the record straight…when it suits her by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jenny McCarthy suddenly popped up again in the autism news. Why? Some celebrity website posted an article “Changing Her View? Jenny McCarthy Abandons Controversial Posit ... Read on »
Embryo screening to reduce autism risk: it’s not in the future. It’s now by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A news article on screening of embryos came out last week and it was picked up under various titles by various news outlets. From Australia and New Zealand Why IV ... Read on »
Details about the potentially “recovered” autistic kids in the National Survey of... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I recently wrote about data from the National Surevey of Children’s Health . In specific, I explored the question of just how many of those kids were identified as autist ... Read on »
Is SSRI use during pregnancy an autism risk factor? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few recent studies have suggested that using SSRI’s during pregnancy might increase the risk of a child later being diagnosed autistic. SSRI’s are commonly used to trea ... Read on »
Are 20-30% of autistic children recovering? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Some children are identified as autistic and later found to be non autistic. How much does this represent “recovery” from autism and how much does this represent somethin ... Read on »
My response to Mrs. Wright of Autism Speaks by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum As I recently wrote , Autism Speaks has once again shown it’s lack of respect for autistics and their parents with an opinion piece by Mrs. Suzanne Wright, co-founder of A ... Read on »