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Katie Wright and Autism Speaks – woo confirmed | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa March 29, 2007

Katie Wright and Autism Speaks – woo confirmed 29MAR For the last few weeks the subject of ire on the EoH maillist has been Autism Speaks, they’ve been the subject of some very nasty descriptions indeed. The reason is that the EoHers knew that Katie Wright, daughter of the owners of Autism Speaks, was taking her […]

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RFK Jr – Attack on sense | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa June 20, 2007

You can always tell when the mercury militia are hurting – they wheel out their biggest gun. The biggest gun they have in their armoury is RFK Jr, a man who seems to live on the reputation of his dead family members and not a lot else. Last time he dropped the biggest, steamingest, drippiest turd on […]

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Autism and Scientology again | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa March 9, 2007

Autism and Scientology again 9MAR Awhile ago, I wrote a post the detailed the disturbing links between the DAN! movement and scientology. It transpired that scientology – being a movement that is big on non psychiatric modes of treatments is a good fit for DAN! adherents. Both value detoxification for a range of things and it seems Scientologists […]

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Yet more Scientology and Autism | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa March 11, 2007

Yet more Scientology and Autism 11MAR After my post on Friday detailing how one of the ‘recovered’ poster children of Generation Rescue was in fact diagnosed, treated and recovered by Scientologists (people who do not, by definition, believe in psychiatric conditions), I was forwarded another piece of information that really did make me sit back in my […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Autism at School: Resources, Info and Ideas | Circa September 4, 2007

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Autism at School: Resources, Info and Ideasnewsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comTue, Sep 4, 2007, 7:43 AMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |from Lisa Jo RudyAs summer ends, it’s time to push up our sleeves and dig […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Moms, Dads, and Autism: Coping with Gender Bias | Circa July 31, 2007

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Moms, Dads, and Autism: Coping with Gender Biasnewsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comJul 31, 2007, 7:42 AMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |from Lisa Jo RudyThis week, the About.com blog has focused on the issues faced by […]

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Archived | Daily Babble: What Causes Autism? | Circa October 15, 2007

What Causes Autism THE BABBLE TAKE Diagnosed cases of autism are the rise. Estimates in the ‘80s put the number at roughly 1 in 2,500 American children. Today some say it’s as high as 1 in every 200. One developmental pediatrician calls autism “the new epidemic.” Autism is a collection of neurobiological conditions that lead […]