The two conditions share many traits, but the connection has been largely overlooked until now Having autism can sometimes mean enduring a litany of traumatic events, starting from a young age. And for many, those events may add up to severe and persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Source: Does Autism Raise the Risk of … Continue reading Does Autism Raise the Risk of PTSD? – Scientific American
You can learn a lot on the internet, and on Wednesday, a Twitter spat between a doctor and William Shatner—of Star Trek fame, with 2.5 million followers—taught us just how easily cranks and charlatans can manipulate the information out there. This isn’t a surprise, really—misinformation is everywhere, particularly online—but the exchange was such a perfect … Continue reading William Shatner’s Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread | Slate | Circa April 2017
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156455897857823&set=a.118711392822&type=3&theater Wow, the autistic hate here from William Shatner. I'm going to fix his tweet: Autistic people hate Autism Speaks so when Julia the muppet aligned with an Autistic Hate Group on a PSA, Autistic People cut their ties. That's what Autistic People do when their civil and human rights are violated. There, fixed it. Sesame Street #LightItUpGold and … Continue reading As Seen On Facebook | Wow, the autistic hate here from William Shatner. | Eve Reiland
"It is not right to treat people with special needs as if they are unworthy of your time or effort," the passenger’s brother said. Source: Airline crew allegedly refused to accommodate traveler with autism. Now, they've been grounded.
If anyone had foretold a year ago, “On May 31 2019 you’ll discover a story that reflects your experiences for the first time,” I would’ve laughed and responded, “That would be wonderful, but I’d say May 31 2039 is more likely.” But Amazon's Good Omens TV series came along on that date, and as I … Continue reading Good Omens Represented My Anti-Vaccine Upbringing With Autism | The Mary Sue
Sib Ali has will screen his documentary at the Mockingbird Cinema to show how autism effects his everyday life. Source: Autistic film-maker's new project shows personal struggles with sensory overload - Birmingham Live
Evidence connecting the condition to the human microbiome is growing stronger. Could swallowing tapeworms really help? Source: Can Probiotics and Parasites Help Treat Autism? - The Atlantic