Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, PCOS

Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

There was a study published on May 8, 2021 in the Journal Molecular Autism by Simon Baron-Cohen, Carrie Allison, Ken K. Ong and Elizabeth Weir. These names should sound familiar because they are also running Spectrum 10k. This study they are basing the understanding that some autistic children have restrictive eating, reduced physical activity and… Continue reading Bogus Study: An Investigation of the Diet, Exercise, Sleep, BMI, and Health Outcomes of Autistic Adults

CoMorbidities, PCOS, Problematic Professionals, Problems

Problematic Professionals: Carrie Allison

Dr. Carrie Allison is the Director of Research Strategy at Autism Research Centre. She contributes to ARC's strategy and development and provides support to the Director, staff and students. Dr. Allison has a degree in Psychology from Durham University and earned her PhD and post doctorate at ARC in collaboration with the Institute of Public… Continue reading Problematic Professionals: Carrie Allison

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”

CoMorbidities, PCOS

Autistic Comorbidities: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

According to Molecular Psychiatry, autistic people with uteruses are 1.78 times more likely to have PCOS than neurotypical peers.  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is common with female bodied people of reproductive age. Uterus owners with PCOS have irregular menstrual cycles or prolonged periods or excess male hormones. The ovaries could… Continue reading Autistic Comorbidities: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

CoMorbidities, MMS Quacks, PCOS

When You are Fighting Bleach and Ableism and Your Relative is Part of the Problem

My aunt has a long history of ableism, being condescending and siding with abusers when she never saw what happened due to being separated from the family. History My aunt, who was married to my father's brother, divorced her husband when i was 7-8 (I don't remember exactly). All I knew I did not see… Continue reading When You are Fighting Bleach and Ableism and Your Relative is Part of the Problem

autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, PCOS

Being Autistic and having PCOS

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in 2005. This was when I was having a hard time getting pregnant. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections… Continue reading Being Autistic and having PCOS