Anti Vaccine, Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: The Relationship Between the Level of Copper, Lead, Mercury and Autism Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

The myth of copper, lead, and mercury being related to autism has been long since debunked. It comes from the anti vaccination movement.  A meta analysis, an examination of data from a number of independent studies on the same subject in order to determine a result, was performed by Jafari Mohammadabadi, Sayehmiri and Rafiei. They… Continue reading Bogus Study: The Relationship Between the Level of Copper, Lead, Mercury and Autism Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture

#WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

    After dumping on the autistic community all over Twitter, Sia reached international and mainstream media outlets. They broadcasted exactly how Sia abused the autistic and disability community as a whole. This was in response to the film Music that Sia created for her protege, Maddie Zeigler. She was cast as the main character,… Continue reading #WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

autistic culture

American Girl Got Disability Representation Toys Right and Walmart Got it Horribly Wrong

Everyone can agree that disability representation in the method of toys has been needed for a long time. It needs to be done right for further harm can happen. American Girl and Walmart each put out a disabled doll. American Girl got it with a Deaf doll right where Walmart got it horribly wrong with… Continue reading American Girl Got Disability Representation Toys Right and Walmart Got it Horribly Wrong

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Nicotine for Autism?

In 2018, Yale School of Medicine conducted two studies that centers around using nicotine patches for autistic people displaying aggression. The very patches that help grown adults quit smoking to overcome a nicotine addiction to reduce their risk of lung cancer and heart disease.   There are some parents who heard rumors that nicotine could be… Continue reading Nicotine for Autism?

ABA quackery, Bogus Studies, Quackery

Unethical Study Explained: Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Everyone can agree that medical studies are necessary to keep society healthy. There is a fine line on the necessity of a study and exploiting disabled babies. Yes, disabled babies.  According to Eric Yan of Harvard medical school, research including developmentally disabled children and adults have contributed greatly for improvements in quality of life but… Continue reading Unethical Study Explained: Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, PCOS

Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Recently it came to my attention that a new “autism awareness challenge” has started in the form of chain statuses on Facebook. The idea of it is to post one of these and pass on the chain to the person who comments or likes your status. It is: 😂You shouldn't have liked or commented on… Continue reading Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for Autism

What is IVIG? Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) is intravenous immunoglobulin is and approved treatment for various immune deficiencies. IVIG is a purified form of blood plasma of a healthy human donor. It is normally delivered in a slow intravenous drip via an intravenous catheter. Each donation is from the combined plasma 3,000 to 10,000 blood donors.… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) for Autism

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do

A good friend showed me this video earlier today. It is about a high school student that was told that he was not allowed in the business program simply because he has ADHD. The principal who was speaking to him was worried that the student would bring the test scores down. He wanted to keep… Continue reading Do Not Underestimate What Your Child Can Do