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

Problematic Professionals, Problems

Problematic Professional: Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen

Simon Baron-Cohen is a cognitive neuroscientist and is a professor at Psychology and Psychiatry departments at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College in Cambridge. He is the director of the Autism Research Center (ARC) in Cambridge, UK. Baron-Cohen was born on August 15, 1958. He married Bridget Lindley, who was a family… Continue reading Problematic Professional: Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen

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