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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...
Neurodiversity: Would I pursue a “Cure” if there were one?
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Neurodiversity: Would I pursue a “Cure” if there were one?

It's funny how proponents of "neurodiversity" seem to tolerate next to zero diversity in terms of any autistic person disagreeing with them.   Kind of like every other proponent of any other kind of "diversity" that screams for "tolerance" at the top of their ...
What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell
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What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell

It is with great difficulty that I write these words. I have to resist the urge to pick up my pencil and shoelaces and twiddle. This is what I call the autistic self-stimulatory behavior that I’m compelled to do for hours on end. I rock back and forth and shak...