Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Glutathione for Autism

Glutathione, or GSH,  is an antioxidant made from the amino acids glycine, Justine and glutamic acid. It is naturally produced b the liver and the body uses it for many body processes. It is involved in tissue building and repair, making chemicals needed in the body and immune system function. Glutathione levels in the body… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Glutathione for Autism

Quacks

Quack Exposed: Dr. Jimmy Gutman

Background Dr. Jimmy Gutman is a board certified physician who was trained at University of Calgary in Alberta from 1980-1982. Gutman completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he was chief resident from 1984-1986. He was a former director of Emergency Medicine at  McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1982-1983. He… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Dr. Jimmy Gutman

Problematic Professionals, Problems

Problematic Professionals: Varun Warrier

Varun Warrier is a post doctoral researcher who is the director of genetics research of the Autism Research Centre in the UK. He also is part of the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge. He studies the genetics of autism, human behavior and human neurobiology. Education Warrier completed his PhD at the Autism Research… Continue reading Problematic Professionals: Varun Warrier

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

"Does your autism make you nasty?" is what I was met with when I told my toxic mother that I was diagnosed with autism on September 30, 2013.  How do I remember the date? The only appointment that was available was my birthday and only appointment that was available. I thank my toxic mother for… Continue reading Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

Autistic History, Disability History

Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

Willowbrook was a  New York state funded asylum that front itself as a school for the developmentally disabled that was established in the 1930's. It was a complex of buildings that housed adults and children who were developmentally disabled. It was located in Staten Island, a borough of New York City. In this institution, the… Continue reading Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

FMT Quacks, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Jason Klop

Dr. Jason Klop, an naturopath from Vancouver in Canada claims to be the first and only clinic to duplicate the treatment which was developed by Dr. James Adams and their team at Arizona State University. At 18 weeks, they claim they observed 80% improvement from a baseline in digestive related symptoms .They also claim that… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Jason Klop

Disability Hacks, Disabled Parenting

Americans: Did you know Medicaid Covers Nutrition Shakes, Incontience Supplies, and weighted vests?

Medicaid covers more than what they tell parents and patients.  I made this discovery a few years ago. N is on pedicure for weight gain. J is on pedicure because sometimes she cannot eat due to stomach issues.  Pediasure We were worried about N not gaining enough weight and because of how tiny he was.… Continue reading Americans: Did you know Medicaid Covers Nutrition Shakes, Incontience Supplies, and weighted vests?

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

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Spectrum 10k

Notice how the same graphic is used for this studyas Spark for Autism. It's literally the same idea. Spectrum 10k is yet another DNA collection of autistic DNA. This time its being brought out by the Autism Research Center.  University of Cambridge (David Rowitch), Autism Research Centre (Simon Baron-Cohen, Carrie Allison, Varun Warrier, Isabelle Garvey, Armandina… Continue reading Bogus Study: Spectrum 10k

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met

A fear a lot of parents do have about their autistic children whether or not they will find someone who will love and accept them for who they are. Yes, it can happen. My husband and I met a year after I escaped home and have been together ever since. 16 years ago, Nick and… Continue reading Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met