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DAN! Protocol For Dummies | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa March 20, 2006

Whenever anyone else hears the word ‘DAN!’ with that little exclamation mark do they go ‘DAN! – DAN! – DAN – DAN!’ to the opening four bars of the theme to ‘Dragnet’? No? Ah well, just me then. Ken Aitken is a psychologist. He’s also a DAN! Doctor. One doesn’t need to be an actual Doctor […]

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Autism extremists | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa December 28, 2006

There is a lot wrong with the UK in terms of provision for autistic people and education about what autism is to the mainstream. One of the things that isn’t quite right is the National Autistic Society. It’s numerous flaws include a lack of autistic people at policy making level. But you know what? It knows […]

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Autism, scientology and the moonies | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa November 7, 2006

Introduction I never imagined when I started blogging about autism just how deep the rabbit hole of quackery went. It never ceases to amaze me how the relationships between some of the people deeply involved in the mercury militia start to unravel with some occasionally disturbing results. Over the last few weeks, I’ve come across […]

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Omnibus Autism testimony: Dr. Lord on what makes autistic kids improve | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa June 18, 2006

The following is transcribed by me from the first mp3 file for May 28th. This part starts around 41 minutes 24 seconds. Ms. Ricciardella: Do children with autism, in general, improve? Dr. Catherine Lord: Absolutely. Ricciardella: What percentage? Do you know? Lord: I mean I think that all children with autism improve in some ways, and […]

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Archived | Email: Press Release for Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism | Circa September 6, 2006

———- Forwarded message ———- Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 16:55:56 -0700Subject: [FRCNetworkCA] FW: Press Release for Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism Please distribute widely!!! From: Subject: Fw: Press Release for Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism For your information Harriet LevySenate Rules Committee staffLegislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism —–Forwarded Message—–>From: “North, Sue” <Sue.North@SEN.CA.GOV>>Sent: Sep 6, 2006 7:09 PM>To: “Vismara, Louis” […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Over 100 Tributes to Loved Ones with Autism — and Growing! | Circa December 29, 2006

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Over 100 Tributes to Loved Ones with Autism — and Growing!newsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comDec 29, 2006, 7:30 AMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | Holiday Survival Strategiesfrom Lisa Jo RudySo far, the collection includes 112 […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Love Someone with Autism? Tell the World! | Circa December 15, 2006

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Love Someone with Autism? Tell the World!newsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comDec 15, 2006, 9:32 AMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics | Holiday Survival Strategiesfrom Lisa Jo Rudy So far, dozens of people have added their voices […]