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5 Minutes for Special Needs | Circa April 29, 2009

5 Minutes for Special Needs Biology Lesson Posted: 29 Apr 2009 01:00 PM PDT | Newsletter Mother Nature left a biology lesson on our front porch this week, and I decided it was time to discuss the birds and the bees with Ashley – well, at least the birds. A house sparrow built a nest […]

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This is Jill Escher … Not An Autistic Community Advocate | In-depth: Mom on a Mission | Circa October 01, 2013

Jill Escher, a dark-haired dynamo of smarts and stamina, was gently stopping her son, Jonny, 14, from ripping up the mail. He had just emptied spice bottles onto the table to make finger paints. Upstairs, her daughter, Sophie, 7, was sending out incomprehensible cries. It could mean that Sophie had opened a box of crayons, […]

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Measles Outbreak Threatens Thousands in Southwestern Washington | Katie Joy

Clark County Washington declared a public health emergency after 19 people became infected with the measles. The county says thousands of people are at […] Source: Measles Outbreak Threatens Thousands in Southwestern Washington | Katie Joy

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As Seen On Facebook: CDC, The Truth in A Statistic & The Facts | John Greally

To find truth in a statistic, sometimes you need to apply autistic attention to detail, autistic bluntness, autistic logic, autistic dispassion, autistic focus. Fact 1: The CDC does not directly obtain these statistics themself. They fund specialists, epidemiologists — very special statistical and medical scientists, grouped as the ADDM (Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network) […]

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Jenny: Austism Study Retraction “Censorship”: Autism | Circa Mon, Feb 8, 2010, 9:43 AM

Mon, Feb 8, 2010, 9:43 AM | Newsletter A message from Momlogic to all members of Autism on momlogic community! Last week, the medical journal Lancet fully retracted the 1998 study linking the MMR vaccine to autism, citing “incorrect” elements of research. Now, the anti-vaccine movement’s most famous poster parents, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey, are calling the […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter from BellaOnline.com | Circa Feb 8, 2009

Sun, Feb 8, 2009, 8:47 PM | Newsletter Greetings Everyone – It has been raining here for the past few days.  I have an IEP for Nicholas next week which is actually a phone conference with CAVA.  Nick has off next Friday and the following Monday for President’s Day.  We will be visiting the Los […]

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5 Minutes for Special Needs: Snake Oil? I Hope Not. | Circa Oct 29, 2008

5 Minutes for Special Needs Snake Oil? I Hope Not. Posted: 29 Oct 2008 03:00 PM CDT Last week, an article titled “Reaching An Autistic Teen” appeared in the New York Times. As the mother of a 16 year old diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, my interest was piqued. I made it through the long, multi-page article, and then […]