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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 »
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 »