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Would You Trust Your Child With This Anti-Vax Ex-Doctor?

A sequel to the anti-vaccine propaganda film Vaxxed was recently released. Let’s take a closer look at the disgraced, unethical former British doctor who’s behind the film, and who makes a living pushing anti-vaccine misinformation. Source: Would You Trust Your Child With This Anti-Vax Ex-Doctor?

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From The Archives | e-speaks Autism Speaks Newsletter | Circa May 9, 2008

Florida Passes Autism Insurance Legislation On May 2, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 2654, an important first step in requiring insurance carriers to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. Senate Bill 2654 – passed by the House in the very last minutes of the legislative session — requires that insurance companies cover […]

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The Archives | e-speaks Newsletter from Autism Speaks | Circa October 10, 2008

Weekend Walks Raise More than $2.35 Million Five Walk Now for Autism events took place this past weekend, with nearly 37,000 participants raising over $2.35 million. Read more and view photos and video from the Baltimore, Carolinas, Long Island, New Hampshire, and Seattle Walks. Third Annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic Raises over $350,000 The third annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic was held at the Sleepy Hollow […]

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Teaching autistic students who demonstrate ‘challenging behaviours’ at school or pre-school – Altogether Autism

 January 2018 – Emma Goodall is autistic, an educator and an autism adviser. She writes about how that means she questions everything. I HAVE demonstrated my fair share of ‘challenging behaviours’ over the years. Being who I am has led me to question everything, not the least of which is what we mean by challenging behaviour. As a […]

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The Archives | e-Speaks: Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves; West Texas Walk; "Fox Sports Supports" and NASCAR; "Night of Too Many Stars" | Circa April 10, 2008

e-Speaks: Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves; West Texas Walk; “Fox Sports Supports” and NASCAR; “Night of Too Many Stars” e-Speaks || April 11, 2008 Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves The Bachman Company debuted its Puzzle Pretzel, baked in the shape of the Autism Speaks puzzle piece logo, to steady requests from around the country. It is available in grocery […]

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Fierce Autie: Autismone 2020 Guest Quack: Dr. Monique Andrews

Dr. Monique Andrews has been a practicing chiropractor for almost 20 years. She graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She was awarded the Presidential Citation for Service to the Chiropractic Profession. She co-founded The Prana Group in Ottowa, Canada. She now serves as Chair of Basic Sciences at Life Chiropractic College […]

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From The Archives | Autism Speaks Newsletter: e-Speaks | Circa August 7, 2009

e-Speaks || August 7, 2009 Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights In his mid-year review, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr recounts the organization’s achievements over the past six months. The letter focuses on successes in each portion of the mission (science, government relations, advocacy, family services and awareness), as well as the fundraising […]