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Is Autism Speaks supporting vaccine-autism causation proponent Congressman Bill Posey? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Someone forwarded an email from the “Autism Action Network” recently. The email asked people to support Congressman Bill Posey’s election campaign by attending a fundraise ... Read on »
And yet another vaccinated/unvaccinated comparison study, this time funded by SafeMinds by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children is expected to be published soon. That study was mentioned at a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Comm ... Read on »
President Obama signs Autism CARES Act into law by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 has been signed by President Obama, making it law. This will extend and expand on t ... Read on »
CBS News on Judge Rotenberg Center: Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders is a story on the CBS News website today. In it, a former resident of the Judge Rotenberg Center is in ... Read on »
A bit of irony from Generation Rescue: still citing Jenny McCarthy as the face of autism recovery by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Somehow I’ve found myself on Facebook and, even more, navigating to the Generation Rescue page. And today I found this: In case you didn’t click to enlarge and ... Read on »
Arthur Allen: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This isn’t about autism, but it is about a book by an author known to the autism communities: Arthur Allen. Mr. Allen wrote a number of articles on autism, the vaccine de ... Read on »
Why the “Autism Policy Reform Coalition” was wrong by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autism CARES Act has passed the Senate. Assuming it is signed by President Obama it will soon become law. This extends and expands the framework set up previously un ... Read on »
Autism CARES Act passes the Senate by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2014 (Autism CARES Act) has passed the Senate, per TheHill.com . Autism CARES now moves ... Read on »
Tax form for American Citizens for Health Choice by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum With the recent article on the financial documents for the Canary Party, it’s worth noting that the same team behind the Canary Party has a charity “American Citizens For ... Read on »
More Canary Party financial documents by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Canary Party is a tiny organization focused on promoting the idea that vaccines cause autism. They have branched out some with GMOs and “health freedom”, but their co ... Read on »
Are congressmen Justin Amash and Rick Nolan being courted by the vaccine/autism community? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The groups promoting the idea that vaccines have caused an epidemic of autism have always been politically active. There’s been a resurgence in recent years, with the Can ... Read on »
The Age of Autism wants people to donate to Congressman Bill Posey…because... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Here’s a screenshot from the Age of Autism Facebook page: click to enlarge . I was going to make some comments, but it says a lot just on it’s own. – ... Read on »
No, autism in Scandinavia isn’t rare and “high functioning” by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There’s a belief I’ve seen recently online claiming that studies from Scandinavia don’t relate to the U.S. because autism is rare there (3 in 10,000) and that autism in Sc ... Read on »
Call your senators, ask to bring the Autism CARES ACT to the floor by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The bill which authorizes funding for the US federal government’s autism research effort expires this September. The re authorization bill is called the Autism CARES Act ( ... Read on »
Locking autistics in a filthy basement room can never be called “the least bad solution” by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Washington Post has a series of articles about a pair of twin autistic adults who were found locked in a basement room. Here are the first two: and From tha ... Read on »
Medicaid will start paying for autism therapies by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Medicaid will start paying for autism therapies. The news was released at the last IACC meeting and I’ve been trying to work out how best to write it since. Seems pretty ... Read on »
Recent Autism Gastrointestinal research funded by NIH by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are many parent advocates asking for research into gastrointestinal disorders and autism. My own anecdotal observations have been that these same parent advocates a ... Read on »
NYC’s Korean Community Launches Autism Hotline by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Ask someone about autism and Korea and, if you get any answer at all, you will likely hear about the whole population prevalence study that showed 2.64%. What about autis ... Read on »
Press Release: Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This press release is from NIH: Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism Roles of ... Read on »
New Study: Most genetic risk for autism resides with common variation by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A new large study on autism genetics just came out: Most genetic risk for autism resides with common variation . The study is in Nature Genetics, one of the top journals. ... Read on »