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Careful when Parenting an Autistic Child. Destruction of Their Property Can be Traumatic | Fierce Autie

When someone destroys something you love, you would be upset. When it is done when punishing an autistic child or any child, it can cause trauma.  Autistic children and adults attach themselves to certain objects. These objects bring comfort and can bring someone out of a crisis or meltdown.  There has been a rise of […]

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Quackery Exposed: Brillia | Fierce Autie

Brillia is a homeopathic remedy that is being marketed to autistic and ADHD children. They say its been available for almost 10 years with great success and history supporting its efficacy and safety. What they do not mention is that they have dangerous side effects proven in an independent study. Because it is considered a […]

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Comorbidities: Oppositional Defiance Disorder

It is very normal for children to be oppositional sometimes. This can be explained by hunger, fatigue, stress or emotional distress. Children do argue, talk back, and defy parents, teachers or other trusted adults. This typically starts when a child is 2 or 3.  What is Oppositional Defiance Disorder? […]

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Look who’s playing with the quacks while commodifying autistic people and so on … Kate Swenson of Finding Cooper’s Voice | Eve Reiland

Oh this is no shock, look who’s playing with the quacks while commodifying autistic people and so on … Finding Cooper’s Voice, Kate Swenson. This is why they fight to be the voice of their child so greatly? This is why they silence Autistic people so forcibly? This is why they want all the fans, […]

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Quackery Exposed: MaryRuth Organics | Fierce Autie

How I Came in Contact with the Quack  I was emailed by a promotion company to promote MaryRuth Organics on Instagram. They really should have known better. They should know by my posts I am against all this: Who is MaryRuth? MaryRuth Ghiyam is a self proclaimed Certified Health Educator, Nutritional Consultant and culinary chef. […]

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Autistic Comorbidities: Irlen Syndrome | Fierce Autie

 What is Irlen Syndrome? Irlen syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. There is nothing wrong with the eyes. This syndrome is due to the brain’s ability to process visual data.  It is not identifiable by educational, psychological, optometric or medical tests. Irlen syndrome can be different for many different people. There is no treatment and […]

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Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities | Fierce Autie

  As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and […]