Quack Supplements, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brillia

Brillia is a homeopathic remedy that is being marketed to autistic and ADHD children. They say its been available for almost 10 years with great success and history supporting its efficacy and safety. What they do not mention is that they have dangerous side effects proven in an independent study. Because it is considered a… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brillia

MMS Quacks, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Andreas Kalcker

Who is Andreas Kalcker? Andreas Kalcker is a "German biophysicist who lived in Switzerland who has been researching for more than 13 years with chlorine dioxide for therapeutic use." In German speaking countries, Kalcker is one of the most well known promoters of MMS. He promotes it as a health cure. He follows Jim Humble,… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Andreas Kalcker

CoMorbidities

Coborbidities: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  It is very normal for children to be oppositional sometimes. This can be explained by hunger, fatigue, stress or emotional distress. Children do argue, talk back, and defy parents, teachers or other trusted adults. This typically starts when a child is 2 or 3.  What is Oppositional Defiance Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder can cause… Continue reading Coborbidities: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Quack Supplement Suppliers, Quack Supplements, Quackery, Quacks

Quackery Exposed: MaryRuth Organics

  How I Came in Contact with the Quack I was emailed by a promotion company to promote MaryRuth Organics on Instagram. They really should have known better. They should know by my posts I am against all this: Hi Amanda,   We love your IG profile fierceautistic and would like to invite you to collaborate… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: MaryRuth Organics

ABA quackery, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally)

There are two major tablets that have been advertised on different social media outlets that claim to improve behavior and make the parents life easier. After receiving a message about them, I decided to look more into it. Goally "Goally is the only standalone device designed by leading behavior therapists, child psychologist and learning experts.… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally)

CoMorbidities

Autistic Comorbidities: Irlen Syndrome

 What is Irlen Syndrome? Irlen syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. There is nothing wrong with the eyes. This syndrome is due to the brain's ability to process visual data.  It is not identifiable by educational, psychological, optometric or medical tests. Irlen syndrome can be different for many different people. There is no treatment and… Continue reading Autistic Comorbidities: Irlen Syndrome

ABA, Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and autistic… Continue reading Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

ABA, Problematic Professionals, Problems

Problematic Professional: Sue Larkey

Sue Larkey is an educator located in Sydny, Australia. She was born in  1968. She says she is a highly qualified educator but with no information on her qualifications. She has taught autistic children in mainstream and special education schools. She has earned a masters degree in special education and is currently working on a… Continue reading Problematic Professional: Sue Larkey

In The Media

Neurodiversity News Interview

Interview: Amanda Seigler August 5, 2020InterviewsComments: 0 A woman with brown hair smiling, and a box next to her that reads #ActuallyAutistic/#PCOSStrong.” Also a banner underneath that says “#fierceautistic 4life” underneath a rainbow infinity symbol. Photo from Amanda Seigler This week, I have interviewed Amanda Seigler, who is the third of the trio of mothers… Continue reading Neurodiversity News Interview

Problematic Professionals, Problems, Queerphobia

Problematic Professional: Tony Attwood

Tony Attwood is a well known psychologist who concentrated his career in Aspergers syndrome (stay with me I don't believe in this label but I do need to accurately give information). He is married to his wife Sarah and has three children. His children's' names are Rosie, William and Caroline. Aspergers Syndrome is no longer… Continue reading Problematic Professional: Tony Attwood