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I am Mike Stanton. I live and work in the UK where I teach children with severe learning difficulties, many of whom are autistic. My adult son is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. I am a member of the National Autistic Society. I speak and write on autism. My book, “Learning to... Full Bio
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Geier! Geier! Pants on Fire! by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Five years ago I published a short article on the Geiers , a father and son quack team who specialize in of ... Read on »
Brian Deer wins award for MMR reporting by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Congratulations to Brian Deer for winning the award for Specialist Journalist of the Year at the British Pr ... Read on »
Wakefield and the MMR Autism Hoax by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When Wakefield first came to public attention with the publication of the now retracted paper in the Lancet ... Read on »
Wakefield exploits Somali fears over autism by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Dr Steven Miles has criticised Andrew Wakefield’s attempt to exploit fears about autism in the Somali commu ... Read on »
Adult Strategy by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum http://www.northwestjip.co.uk/programmes/key-policies/autism There is a meeting that is open to stake ... Read on »
Today is Autistics Speaking Day by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autistics Speaking Day has its own Go there to read lots of blogs and other statements by autistics spea ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield - down but not yet out by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Over at LBRB Sullivan recently asked, “Is there value in continuing to report on Andrew Wakefield’s ethical ... Read on »
Autistics Speaking Day by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I once went on a course about making ICT accessible to people with learning difficulties. One activity invo ... Read on »
Torturers of Autistic Man Walk Free by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Taken verbatim from the NAS website. this is a very distressing story that needs to be widely publicized. ... Read on »
MMR Settlement - too little, too late by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Justice delayed is justice denied and for Robert Fletcher justice was denied for over seventeen years. He ... Read on »
My response to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The InterAgency Autism Coordinating Committee is on the last day of its public consultation on the  Strate ... Read on »
Deprivation of Liberty order against Steven Neary by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This appalling story arrived in my inbox from a person I trust. Please sign the petition to get Steven ... Read on »
Doctors Data sues QuackWatch by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield has tried to silence Brian Deer with libel suits and press complaints . Anti vaccine l ... Read on »
Help Close Down Judge Rotenberg Center. by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum From my inbox today. Anyone who can help, please contact Nancy directly. Dear friends ... Read on »
Breakthrough in autism research … again. by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last week I wrote about press reports on a possible urine test for autism based on the limited findings of ... Read on »
Urine Test for Autism by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I had hoped that the press would have learned from their experience with Andrew Wakefield and the Great MM ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield’s Farewell by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today should see the end of the saga of Andrew Wakefield at the GMC. Following the Finding of Fact hearing ... Read on »
Diet and autism: fresh evidence by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Gluten free and Casein free (GF/CF) diets have been suggested for autism for many years. A survey of parent ... Read on »
Let’s Talk Autism - next live Prime Ministerial Debate by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I just received this message from Carole Rutherford at Autism in Mind and ask all UK readers to join us in ... Read on »
Polly Tommey hits the campaign trail by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So this is it, Polly Tommey’s latest poster campaign: The ostensible aim of this campaign is to p ... Read on »