Donald Trump Says Vaccines Caused An ‘Autism Epidemic’ — Wrong, Misleading and Dangerous

Donald Trump decided to take on the role of doctor in Wednesday’s Republican debate, boldly stating that we need to rethink the way we vaccinate children. Though he claims to be “totally in favor of vaccines,” Trump also stated that from his own personal experience, vaccinations can lead to autism. Candidate Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, […]

N.J. judge: Mother can’t bring medical marijuana to her child at school

TRENTON — The mother of a teenage New Jersey girl with epilepsy cannot come to school to feed her daughter cannabis oil that has helped control her seizures, a state judge ruled Tuesday, saying state and federal drug possession laws trump their right to use medical marijuana on school grounds. Half of the states in the […]

Popular diet for autism doesn’t pass tough test

This article was Originally posted  on the  Futurity website and was by University of Rochester  Gluten-free, casein-free diets have become popular complementary treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study finds that eliminating these foods had no effect on a child’s behavior, sleep, or bowel patterns. Results of the study—the most tightly controlled research […]

Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers

According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are difficult to comprehend. After all, multiple controlled studies conducted on huge international samples have debunked any statistical association between vaccines and autism. Moreover, when the Danish government removed thimerosal – a […]

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Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?

In a 2011 article, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield offered a staunch defense of the controversial communication method known as “facilitated communication”. Autism Daily Newscast has covered a number of important stories involving autistics who use facilitated communication (FC). Carly Fleishmann is perhaps the most known in the public arena but there are many more. The recent case […]

This entrepreneur backed out of a Dragons’ Den deal, and the reason why is a lesson for all business owners

Founder and President Lisa Fraser a former swimming teacher, got the inspiration to start her own company after working with children on the autism spectrum. She noticed that they would frequently seek out tight spaces and pressure related therapy to help manage their anxiety. Autism Daily Newscast interviewed Lisa earlier this year – “Snug Vest […]

Peter the Robot – “WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AGAIN?”

Back in the spring, the Bond’s Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)  secured a 58 centimetre humanoid robot, developed by Brainary Interactive, for the research. CASD director Professor Vicki Bitsika said, According to “There is an increasing interest in using technology to help people on the autism spectrum, but one of our greatest concerns in the field, especially […]

Youth multimedia program teaching life-changing skills

<div class=”repubhubembed”> The Studio 2 Multimedia Program at East Metro Youth Services is changing lives. It might even be saving them. Just ask people like Christina Michel, a young woman with high-functioning autism, who has found her niche in photography. “They’ve changed my life, they’ve turned it around. Before East Metro, I wasn’t OK, I’ll […]

What your father did before you were born could influence your future

It might not just be expectant mothers who have to pay attention to their lifestyle. Now a new study published in Science could be relevant to a growing body of research looking at ways in which the lifestyle and environment of men before they become fathers could influence the lives of their children and grandchildren. […]

Vaccines Don’t Actually Cause Autism, Anti-Vaxxer Study Finds

Even when anti-vaxxers fund studies, they get the same results: Their hypothesis that vaccines cause autism has nothing to stand on. In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings […]