Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: EEG Day Yesterday Went Very Well: Conor Was Outstanding!

Conor’s EEG exam had been scheduled for yesterday as a result of his scary Grand Mal seizure a few weeks ago.  (Not that I am superstitious but I did wear my Tom Brady Patriots jersey to the EEG for good luck) The EEG techs indicated it would take time to get set up: about 20 minutes. ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Researcher Bias and the Targeted Exclusion of Intellectually Disabled in the DSM-5 Autism Do-Over

Autism researcher bias exists and its effect, when the DSM-5 takes effect in 2013,  will further the redefinition of autism as social awkwardness and the exclusion from the autism spectrum of persons with severe intellectual disabilities.   David Kupfer, M.D., chair of the DSM-5 Task Force,  has stated that “the proposed ASD criteria are backed by the ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Major Autism Research Breakthrough: EEG Study Involved Classic Low Functioning Autism Subjects

Two thumbs up for Frank H. Duffy, M.D., of the Department of Neurology, and Heidelise Als, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital,  for conducting an autism study involving “classic” lower functioning autism subjects who have been excluded too often from autism research  resulting in skewed autism research findings A major autism research ...