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Opinion : The awful truth about trolling in the autism community
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Opinion : The awful truth about trolling in the autism community

You may or may not have noticed, that my opinion writing has become less and less in the past few months. Whilst being unsure that this is the right platform to make a personal self-disclosing post I feel strongly that the content of this post will be relateab...
Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts
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Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), one of the first things mentioned when your child receives a diagnosis of Autism. The paediatrician may recommend it and you are sure to read glowing reports about it. The ultimate goal of ABA? To make your child indistingui...
Why has it taken so long for Autism Speaks to announce vaccines do not cause autism?
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Why has it taken so long for Autism Speaks to announce vaccines do not cause autism?

The big news last Thursday was the statement release in response to the measles outbreak in the US by Rob Ring, chief science officer of Autism Speaks, which finally stated that vaccines do not cause autism, and parents should vaccinate. "Over the last two de...
Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story
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Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism...
Artist Paul Williams Talks About his Journey to set up ‘AIG, Artist Illustrator Graphics’.
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Artist Paul Williams Talks About his Journey to set up ‘AIG, Artist Illustrator Graphics’.

Paul Williams, Redcar, North Yorkshire, is an artist and illustrator. He runs his own business, ‘AIG Artist Illustrator Graphics’ from which he sells his artwork. Paul has Asperger’s Syndrome. Paul states on his website: 'Selling/commission art and pro...
Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
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Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Carolyn Weighill from Bracknell, Berkshire - is a mother of 2 fighting for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in the UK. Carolyn's daughter Jessica 9 shows PDA behaviours but as yet does not have a diagnosis. Carolyn tol...
The damage of Chlorine Dioxide also peddled as Miracle Mineral Solution
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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 w...
10 Perks Kids with Autism Get from Bullying
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10 Perks Kids with Autism Get from Bullying

Bullying While the negative effects of bullying in school are real and cannot be pushed aside, there are benefits for peers, staff members, parents, and most importantly—your child with autism if everyone seizes the opportunity to act!  In fact, overcoming bul...
Autism community reaction to Liz Feld stepping down from her post as President of Autism Speaks
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Autism community reaction to Liz Feld stepping down from her post as President of Autism Speaks

Monday it was announced that Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks is to step down from her role. Interestingly enough, no official press release has been issued by Autism Speaks, but Disability Scoop ran the story which can be read here. Nor has Feld made ...