This was the reaction of a friend’s autistic teenager as he watched the Autism Epidemic series that NBC broadcast last spring. How do you tell him that he is autistic? As our autistic kids get older, it is one more thing we must all address (along with the birds and the bees and everything else […]
On the recommendation of Zack at Brain Waves, I took a look at the Eide Neurolearning Blog. The blog covers a wide range of topics related to learning, specifically the different ways that different people learn. As you might expect, the blog also addresses some autism related topics. The blog itself is a somewhat recent […]
The introduction to autism for most people comes in their pediatrician’s office when they hear those dreaded words. My first experience was a bit different. As seniors (Class of ’82) at St. Louis University High School, a couple of friends and I were just starting on a three week community service project at the Judevine […]
Searching through the web I found Autism Watch: Your Scientific Guide to Autism, edited by Dr. James Laidler (MD). Though it hasn’t been updated since May 05, it has some interesting and informative links. For an idea of Dr. Laidler’s motivations, read My Involvement with Autism Quackery, which begins: Ever since I began the Herculean […]
Usually when I make one of my (all too frequent) stops at a fast food place and actually go in, I don’t really pay too much attention to what goes on behind the counter. Like many things I experience day to day, I usually just assume that things will work. On one recent visit, though, […]
No, really. What is it? I know what everyone says when you ask them the question. You can search Google and get a bunch of generic answers. But what, really, is autism? Is it a result (symptom) of heavy metal toxicity? The overload of mercury in children as a result of childhood vaccinations. Is it […]
Not sure if this score is a good thing or not, considering what it is. It does explain a lot, though 😉 (c) by Brett Miller 2005-2008 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.
Watching, listening to, and reading about the response to Hurricane Katrina I have noticed that, in general, the “official” response of government has been almost universally denounced as slow and insufficient while the “un-official” responses of individuals and various organizations have been praised as rapid and, at times, heroic. Though there is still a lot […]
From Autism – A Parent’s Perspective is a set of links to the complete Dan Olmsted’s “Age of Autism” series. Nice to have all in one place. Update (09/07/2005): One angry mom (c) by Brett Miller 2005-2008 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.
As bad as the whole of the Kindergarten year was, one incident stands out. Julie came to me one night and told me that Zeke’s teacher had called to talk about his behavior, his acting out in class. What it came down to was she was asking for Julie’s permission to strap Zeke down in […]