Predators

Predator: Moses Cassian or Mike Geodfery

This person, I don't even think this is what his real name is, has been targeting commentators on autistic-led pages. The URL to both profiles are : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008751394797 https://www.facebook.com/geodfrey.wasonga This person messaged a friend of mine under this account: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008751394797 He proceeded to talk to this friend when they commented on the page Autistic Grandma:… Continue reading Predator: Moses Cassian or Mike Geodfery

Anti Vaccine, Quackery

Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

In the name of greed, ambulance chasers feed on public panic. These so called lawyers. They ran with this myth and a recent baby food recall to make money off desperate parents who want something to blame for their child being autistic This myth is that heavy metal poisoning is or causes autism. Heavy metal… Continue reading Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Epilepsy, Quackery

Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Here we go again. This is just like the Tylenol study, only this time, it's for life saving medication. Studies like these increase public panic. This is mainly because someone who doesn't have proximity to an autistic person does not know that autism isn't a bad thing. These studies look at medical records. They decide… Continue reading Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Deaf Culture, Deaf History

International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the International Day of Sign Languages. I have been signing since I was young. Not because my parents did the right thing and teach me but because I couldn't communicate so a classmate taught me in school. Oralism causes so much mental health issues, sign languages need to be recognized. This day… Continue reading International Day of Sign Languages

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Brain Balance or Mellio Method have centers all over the world. It is named for Dr. Robert Melillo. He is a functional neurologist. He has been practicing for over 30 years. He focuses on autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, tourrettes's syndrome, bi polar disorder and other neurological and mental health conditions. He believes his methods will… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Air pollution is a worldwide problem and it effects every living thing that breathes in air. This can either be oxygen from the air or carbon dioxide. This is not dependent on if a child is autistic or not. This study says that autistic children are effected by air pollution and causes hospital admissions. Aren't… Continue reading Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Duh Files

Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research

Who ever would have thought that not getting an autism diagnosis, self or clinical, could increase mental health issues? The whole autistic community, thats who. We have been saying this for decades but the "experts" just studied this in 2022. A study was published on August 27, 2022 in the journal Autism Research, owned by… Continue reading Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, the people conducting the study were testing Loperamide or branded Imodium in the United States to "treat autism." They were trying to treat "social communication deficits" instead of accepting that the autistic community has its own set of norms and rules for social communication. Rationale of Study There are no medications currently… Continue reading Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disabled Parenting, Scouting

Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

Yesterday my partner and I had to opportunity to participate in a district event called CLAW. It is an event where leaders teach different belt loops. Belt loops are advancements for cub scouts. The sessions were about 20 minutes. The one we chose was Cubs Who Care. That is the disability awareness one. They said… Continue reading Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

Ableism, Bogus Studies, Discrimination, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

This study was investigating whether or not there is a casual relationship between infections in the pregnant person during pregnancy and autism or intellectual disability. This study was funded by Autism Speaks, because of course it was. This money used to fund this could have been used to help autistic people. Study Design The researchers… Continue reading Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study