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Microwaves appear to cause autism and more
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Microwaves appear to cause autism and more

For a while now, the controversial subject of whether microwaves emitted are harmful to human health has persisted without much clarity coming from any end. The telecom and electronics industry are riding high on these micro-waves and refuse to acknowledge res...
UK Apprentice runner-up Katie Hopkins slurs Parents with Special Needs children
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UK Apprentice runner-up Katie Hopkins slurs Parents with Special Needs children

Ex UK Apprentice candidate and outspoken opinion blogger Katie Hopkins has enraged the Autism community with her latest dabble into blogging. Ms Hopkins, writing for the Huffington Post yesterday in a blog entitled "why must everything be a medical cond...
Electro convulsion therapy for autism – why it’s not for everybody
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Electro convulsion therapy for autism – why it’s not for everybody

Many of our readers will be following the life of autism advocate and internet spokesperson and will be aware of the fact that she decided to try deep brain stimulation or electro convulsion shock therapy in March 2014; and that this may or may not have contri...
The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions
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The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

I was asked today by a member in my support group what the differences between autism and learning difficulties are. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to ...
Autism Basics: Gestures and the accompanying mental state of autism
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Autism Basics: Gestures and the accompanying mental state of autism

Do you ever see that person in the shopping mall flailing their arms running towards someone.  It used to frighten me sometimes, before I understood  what was going on. I remember years  ago at the shopping mall, suddenly the person started running towards som...
Opinion – Should every child with autism be screened?
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Opinion – Should every child with autism be screened?

This week I read a really interesting article in the New York Times by Aaron E. Carroll who is a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The article asked the question; 'should every child should be screened for autism?' It did so by ...
The new refrigerator mothers of autism – GcMAF Part 3
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The new refrigerator mothers of autism – GcMAF Part 3

This is the third and final in a series regarding two leading proponents of GcMAF - David Noakes and Doug Jewell. In these articles we had direct quotes from Jewell and Noakes as well as some counter arguments from mothers who are autism advocates.  Subsequent...
Come meet KASPAR the social robot at Autech 2015
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Come meet KASPAR the social robot at Autech 2015

About A call to action to the autism community: Why we must all champion assistive technology by Jane Carolan, Wirral Autistic Society As director of client services for a regional autism charity I'm frequently asked if we can use assistive technology to r...
“The Fire Alarm Went Off Again! Fire Alarms and the Autism Spectrum”
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“The Fire Alarm Went Off Again! Fire Alarms and the Autism Spectrum”

I remember the day like it was yesterday: November 13, 2013.  It was the day my life changed; not for the better, not necessarily for the worse.  It just changed.  It was the day my youngest son, Micah, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since Micah...