Vaccines back in the headlines – here’s what the experts say

September 16th’s Republican debate put vaccines back in the headlines, when Ben Carson, a former neurosurgeon, was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s statements linking vaccinations to autism. Carson said: “We have extremely well-documented proof that there is no autism associated with vaccinations, but it is true that we’re giving way too many in way […]

Adults with autism likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, says study

Chapel Hill, N.C. — A research recently published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders suggests that adults with autism are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others without the developmental condition. The study, “High rates of parkinsonism in adults with autism”, was conducted in an effort to take a closer look on the apparent […]

Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks

Robert Kennedy Jr has once again inflamed the Thimerosal vaccination debate by threatening to publish his book “Thimerosal: Let the Science speak” which contains information he claims the CDC is hiding from the American public. It’s not the first time Kennedy, an attorney for the natural defence council has made the claim, and been rebuffed. […]

The damage of Chlorine Dioxide also peddled as Miracle Mineral Solution

For those of you that do not know there’s a very real threat to our autistic children in the world today. Naive parents and carers are being told that parasitic worms are the cause of autism in their children. They are being told that if they remove these worms with CD (Chlorine Dioxide) treatments the […]

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 […]

Yale researchers study autism in girls

New Haven, Conn. — A group of researchers from Yale are conducting a clinical study aimed at getting a closer look at autism in young girls. Autism in girls are considered extremely rare and symptoms do not usually manifest in the same way they do in young boys. Because of this, the developmental condition is […]

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 […]

Help Your Child with Autism Build Stronger Bonds through Eye Contact

“LOOK AT ME” – No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially kids. As a parent, you know it’s difficult for your child with autism to make eye contact, which sometimes leads you to say:  “Look at me.”  As parents, caretakers, and teachers, we sometimes find ourselves demanding that our kids give eye […]

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Using antidepressants Does not increase autism risk

New research published in the Journal of Clinical epidemiology has proved there is little or no correlation from taking SSRI anti depressant medications during pregnancy and having a child with autism. Previous research has shown that the risk can be up to five times greater when a mother is prescribed anti depressants during gestation. Research […]

Kevin Healey talks about the Dimensions Charity Question Time Panel at Parliament

On November 18 Kevin Healey was invited to take part in an accessible Question Time Panel for people with learning disabilities and autism. It was organised by the UK charity, Dimensions, who support people with learning disabilities and autism. The event took place at Portcullis House, Westminster, London and coincided with Parliament Week. The Question […]