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WrongPlanet Pageview Count hits a Profound All-Time Low due to lack of adequate autism representation
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WrongPlanet Pageview Count hits a Profound All-Time Low due to lack of adequate autism representation

According to direct (actual, not estimated) measurements from Quantcast, WrongPlanet, which claims to be the largest forum online for people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome and their relatives, has hit an all-time low count of website pageviews, as mea...
Einstein, Mozart, Newton –  the genius tag does more harm than good
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Einstein, Mozart, Newton – the genius tag does more harm than good

When I was diagnosed with Aspergers I went on a mission (in true Aspie style) to find out everything I could about it.  Just a short spell of Googling revealed that there was a thriving industry of retrospective diagnosis.   Einstein, it seemed, could have had...
Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery
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Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery

Originally scheduled for May the 22nd, Jim Humble, a self proclaimed curer of all ills, was arriving at Seaford Brighton for a two day conference.   Due to public complaints it was cancelled and instead, The Old Chapel Centre in Alfriston. Sussex, was book...
Autism Without Fear: On the Twizzler Challenge and Other Populist Trends
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Autism Without Fear: On the Twizzler Challenge and Other Populist Trends

It started on Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars," Meredith Vieira ramped it up with Willie Geist, Regis Philbin did it with Hoda Kotb, Matt Lauer did it with Kathie Lee Gifford, Jimmy Kimmel and Rhianna just did it... any question that The Twizzler...
World Autism Awareness Day – what was all that about?
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World Autism Awareness Day – what was all that about?

April 2nd, World Autism Day is over and as someone on the spectrum, I’m left wondering rather bemusedly Well what was all that about?  I’ve seen buildings light up blue, people wearing onesies to work in support of World Autism Day and autism awareness posters...
Chelation – heavy metal poisoning treatment is not a therapy for autism – w/video
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Chelation – heavy metal poisoning treatment is not a therapy for autism – w/video

Parents who have been told their child has autism or have a suspicion of it hit Google. It's the first thing they do. They think quite reasonably 'what can I do to help my child?'. First things to come up are  Autism Speaks, DAN ( Defeat Autism Now) and therap...