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Treating autism with cannabis oil: Parents walk free from court after being charged with drug offences

A mother and father who pleaded guilty to treating their five-year-old son’s autism with cannabis oil, have walked free from court in what the judge described as an “almost-unique” case. Jamie John Blake, 31, and Stephanie Lee Mackay, 26, were today sentenced in Rockhampton’s Supreme Court on multiple drug-related offences. One of the charges – […]

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Parents who gave cannabis oil treatment to son to treat autism have no convictions recorded – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jamie Blake and Stephanie Mackay, who were charged after growing their own cannabis to treat their son for autism, escape conviction despite pleading guilty. Source: Parents who gave cannabis oil treatment to son to treat autism have no convictions recorded – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Israel fails to provide 500 autistic children with treatment promised by law – Israel News – Haaretz.com

Some 500 children who are on the autism spectrum, but are sufficiently high-functioning as to be integrated into regular kindergartens, are not receiving health-promoting treatments they are entitled to by law. According to experts in the field, such after-hours treatment has vital significance for acquiring social and cognitive skills, but only 200 out of 700 […]

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Is Failing To Provide Decent Mental Health Care. It Needs To Participate In Reform Efforts. NOW! – Pete Earley

(12-10-18) The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is not participating in the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) – a panel created by Congress to implement better mental health care in our country. This is a mistake. A Justice Departmental study found that as high as 45 percent of all federal prisoners have a diagnosable mentalClick […]

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Dr. Peter J. Hotez: “A Scary Anti-Science Movement Has Become Very Strong in Texas” – Texas Monthly

On our latest podcast, the scientist offers a warning about the rise of the anti-vaccine movement and Texas’s risk of a measles outbreak. Source: Dr. Peter J. Hotez: “A Scary Anti-Science Movement Has Become Very Strong in Texas” – Texas Monthly

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DJ Savarese’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018 | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Thank you for this award. I’m grateful to be among us tonight.  I’m grateful we are gathered here tonight to celebrate our people. It’s not often that so many of us are able to gather together in the same room to celebrate our neurodiversity, but when we do there’s always hope, kindness, courage and generosity […]

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2011 – The Last Year For ARI’s DAN! Doctors | Left Brain Right Brain

As late as just a few months ago, The Autism Research Institute (ARI), promoted their upcoming Fall 2010 Defeat Autism Now! conference in a monthly newsletter. Note the name of the conference: R… Source: 2011 – The Last Year For ARI’s DAN! Doctors | Left Brain Right Brain