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Opinion: The treatment of autism seems to focus on making non-autistic people feel comfortable around autism rather than making the the person with autism feel comfortable. – Mike’s Blog

I just thought of the PERFECT analogy to explain high-functioning autism and masking to non-autistic people. Imagine you only have a Mac computer and you really need to use a program exclusive to W… Source: Opinion: The treatment of autism seems to focus on making non-autistic people feel comfortable around autism rather than making the […]

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Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism | health | Hindustan Times

Mental health problems, including depression, are considered common in people with ASD. Understanding depression in people with ASD is important because it can further reduce social function. Source: Mental health problems like depression in young adults associated with autism | health | Hindustan Times

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BS & The Quackery

Anti-vaccine pseudoscience – more bad science on autism and aluminum

You’ve got to hand it to the anti-vaccine pseudoscience activists – they are nothing if not dedicated to their religious beliefs. Source: Anti-vaccine pseudoscience – more bad science on autism and aluminum

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Divergent News

Man with autism missing from his home in Austin – Story | WFLD

Police are looking for a man with autism who is missing from the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Source: Man with autism missing from his home in Austin – Story | WFLD

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BS & The Quackery

Jenny’s McCarthy’s vaccine narrative called into question | Left Brain Right Brain

Jenny McCarthy is the face of vaccine rejectionism in America. The story she tells of how her son, Evan, became autistic after his MMR shot is arguably the origin myth for the anti-vaccine movement… Source: Jenny’s McCarthy’s vaccine narrative called into question | Left Brain Right Brain

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BS & The Quackery

Jenny McCarthy tells the story two different ways…again | Left Brain Right Brain

Yep, this doesn’t have anything to do with autism. Well, aside from the fact that we will discuss how one public face for autism is once again showing that her stories don’t match over … Source: Jenny McCarthy tells the story two different ways…again | Left Brain Right Brain

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Jenny McCarthy setting the record straight…when it suits her | Left Brain Right Brain

Jenny McCarthy suddenly popped up again in the autism news. Why? Some celebrity website posted an article “Changing Her View? Jenny McCarthy Abandons Controversial Position On Vaccines And Sa… Source: Jenny McCarthy setting the record straight…when it suits her | Left Brain Right Brain