Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research

Who ever would have thought that not getting an autism diagnosis, self or clinical, could increase mental health issues? The whole autistic community, thats who. We have been saying this for decades but the "experts" just studied this in 2022. A study was published on August 27, 2022 in the journal Autism Research, owned by … Continue reading Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research

Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, the people conducting the study were testing Loperamide or branded Imodium in the United States to "treat autism." They were trying to treat "social communication deficits" instead of accepting that the autistic community has its own set of norms and rules for social communication. Rationale of Study There are no medications currently … Continue reading Bogus Study: Drug Repurposing Candidates To Treat Core Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

Yesterday my partner and I had to opportunity to participate in a district event called CLAW. It is an event where leaders teach different belt loops. Belt loops are advancements for cub scouts. The sessions were about 20 minutes. The one we chose was Cubs Who Care. That is the disability awareness one. They said … Continue reading Teaching Scouts to Interact with Disabled People Benefits Everyone

Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

This study was investigating whether or not there is a casual relationship between infections in the pregnant person during pregnancy and autism or intellectual disability. This study was funded by Autism Speaks, because of course it was. This money used to fund this could have been used to help autistic people. Study Design The researchers … Continue reading Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

In April 2017, a study was published in Scientific Reports, a NatureResearch publication, suggesting that if a pregnant person smokes during pregnancy, their grandchild would be autistic. Rodent Autism Experiments are Invalid The study introduces rodent experiments. There is a problem with that, non human animals cannot be autistic. The brain chemistry and structure is … Continue reading Bogus Study: Grand-Maternal Smoking In Pregnancy and Grandchild’s Autistic Traits and Diagnosed Autism

Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

OrthoMolecular medicine is a form of alternative or integrative medicine. "Ortho" means straight or correct. Just like an orthodontist corrects teeth. It literally means the correct molecule. Its supposed to maintain human health through nutritional supplements. The concept builds on the idea of an optimal nutritional environment. People who practice orthomolecular medicine believe that disease … Continue reading Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing

I bought Kayce Pandacorn from Goodwill a few years ago. He was well loved and the stuffing was worn but I love him. Boop was in the facility and she used to call me panda all the time. It was appropriate and $3 was an amazing price. I get most of my Squish from there … Continue reading Disability Hacks: Giving your Squishmallows or other Plushies New Life By Adding More Stuffing