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A New Decade of Autism Appreciation – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

As 2020 approaches, it is almost the start of not only a new year, but a new decade. It has been over twenty years since the term, “neurodiversity” was coined in 1998. How has the neurodiversity movement progressed throughout the decades, and what should the next decade look like for autistic advocacy? In the 1990’s […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

The Autism Resource Exchange (ARGE) is a open gene bank with a large collection of DNA samples from families with more than one autistic child.  There is data from over 2000 families. Standardization, collaboration and data sharing are the three key guiding principles of AGRE. It is focused on the rapid accumulation of high quality […]

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Autism Speaks, Remember When? | e-Speaks newsletter circa Jun 5, 2008, 11:29 PM | From The Archives of Eve Reiland

Shall we play a game of Autism Speaks, Remember When? To think the Autism Speaks board had all the say in the direction of science they funded. This is a board that gave antivaxxers a powerful platform to enact legislation on Autistic healthcare, and did so without Autistic people’s involvement. Sooo ….. Let’s hit the […]

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Autism Speaks : The Time Is Now To Help Clean Up Your Mess | Eve Reiland

Autism Speaks help clean up your mess! The time is now to demand that Autism Speaks show repentance and pay reparations for the outbreaks and deaths from formerly eradicated diseases such as measles, pertussis, mumps and polio. Autism Speaks: It’s also time roll up your sleeves, pony up the funding and help Autistic activists put […]

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Katie Wright Talks About Ineffectiveness of ABA in 2007

“The Lovaas (ABA) that was frequently quoted to me. … if you could just good early intervention, which everybody is for, and we got for him, …there’s a 50% chance he’ll be a typical child in 5 years. So that sounded like good odds. Little did I know that’s never been replicated. … and, you […]

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‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted Samoa

The deadly measles outbreak in Samoa is a sign of the expansion of an increasingly predatory anti-vaccination movement, medical experts have warned.While the measles outbreak is believed to have originated in New Zealand and swept across the Pacific, Samoa has been the hardest hit due to its low vaccination rates.That’s sparked heated debate about the […]

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Mumps on the rise as people share discredited research online

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been ‘utterly discredited’ yet people are sharing it. Source: Mumps on the rise as people share discredited research online