autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Hard of Hearing Autistic's Views of the Autistic Community and Autism Community

There has been a lot of talk about the Autistic Community Vs. the "autism community." People say its one or the other and there is no in between. I do not agree with this. It may have something to do with me being involved with the Deaf Community. The Autistic Community The Autistic Community is… Continue reading Hard of Hearing Autistic's Views of the Autistic Community and Autism Community

Complicated Professionals, Problems

Complicated Professional: Dr. Paul Offitt

Paul Offit is an American pediatrician with the specialty of infections diseases, vaccines, immunology and virology. He is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine. He is the Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital… Continue reading Complicated Professional: Dr. Paul Offitt

Anti Vax Quacks, Quacks

Autistic History: Susan Swedo

Susan Swedo is a pediatric and neuropsychiatry reseracher. Starting in 1988, she has been the Chief of Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch of the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In 1994, Swedo was the lead author on a paper, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS). It proposed the link between… Continue reading Autistic History: Susan Swedo

ABA, ABA quackery, Quackery

What is ABA and My Experience

What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is often used on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. It uses a small subset of psychology called behavioral psychology or behaviorism. Some… Continue reading What is ABA and My Experience

FMT, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Fecal transplant is another treatment said to cure autism. Recently in the news, Melissa Eaton exposed them. What is Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)? FMT is a procedure that delivers healthy human donor stool to a patient via colonoscopy, enema, nasogastric tube, or in capsules (known as poop pills). It is only prescribed for serious C.… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Anti Vax Quacks, Autism One Quacks, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Jeff Bradstreet

Jeff Bradstreet was an alternative medicine (also called integrative medicine) doctor who lived from 1954-2015. He was an American who was a former preacher. He ran the International Child Development Resource Center in Melbourne, Florida. He also ran a medical practice in Buford, Georgia and Arizona. He practice homeopathy at those practices. He also founded… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Jeff Bradstreet