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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: So Called Autism Brain Study Excluded 50% of the Autism Spectrum, Those With Intellectual Disability

Credit (or Discredit) Carnegie Mellon University What’s Wrong With This Picture? It Omits 50% of The Autism Spectrum, Those with Intellectual Disability The picture above, credit (or discredit) to Carnegie Mellon University,  is from a Science Daily review article  Brain representations of social thoughts accurately predict autism diagnosis which reviews an MRI study published in . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: So Called Autism Brain Study Excluded 50% of the Autism Spectrum, Those With Intellectual Disability

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: My Son With Autism Disorder And Jerry Seinfeld Have Nothing In Common; Not Even An Autism Disorder Diagnosis

(Grainy) Composite Photo 0f Jerry Seinfeld by Harold L Doherty,  Moncton Coliseum,  February 2012, 2 Years Before His Revelation That  He “Might” Be “On “The Autism Spectrum” Picture by Harold L Doherty of My Son Conor Doherty On His 2nd Birthday, The Day Before His Autism Disorder Diagnosis Was Received After Six Months . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: My Son With Autism Disorder And Jerry Seinfeld Have Nothing In Common; Not Even An Autism Disorder Diagnosis

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Time To Divide The Heterogeneous DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Free the Invisible, Severely Autistic From Oppression

Associated Morbidity and Mortality

Health care utilization and costs are substantially higher for children and adolescents with ASDs compared with children without ASDs,89–91 and available data suggest that mortality is increased as well (standardized mortality ratio: 2.4–2.6).92,93 The increased mortality in ASDs is thought to be largely, but not completely, accounted for . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Time To Divide The Heterogeneous DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Free the Invisible, Severely Autistic From Oppression

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: For CNN and Francesca Happé Adult Autism Is A Bouquet of Pretty Pink Flowers

CNN which loves to portray high functioning autism and Aspergers as autism has done it again with a feature called “Autism Is Growing Up” which … of course … features only adult persons with High Functioning Autism and Aspergers.  In fact CNN and its accomplice Francesca Happé present 7 full stories of persons with high functioning . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: For CNN and Francesca Happé Adult Autism Is A Bouquet of Pretty Pink Flowers

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: DSM or ICD, Either Way Autism is a DISORDER, or Group of Disorders, Not "Just a Difference"

There are a number of very high functioning persons claiming to be autistic or claiming to have a “syndrome” or “different way of thinking”.  Autism is a difference not a disorder they cry out in anger against all efforts to find treatments and cures, such efforts usually led by parents and family members . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: DSM or ICD, Either Way Autism is a DISORDER, or Group of Disorders, Not "Just a Difference"

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Joel Rubinoff’s Angry, Ill Informed, Misleading Autism Rhetoric

Conor Doherty on World Autism Awareness Day 2014,  as I tried to take a “selfie” of the two of us wearing blue, gave his old Dad an unexpected hug.  As in this pic, Conor brings us great joy but his autism is a disorder  which restricts his life and causes him harm.  Joel Rubinoff father of . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Joel Rubinoff’s Angry, Ill Informed, Misleading Autism Rhetoric

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Intellectual Dishonesty: Autism Disorders Misrepresentation Via High Functioning Autism Only Research

In the picture above SFARI presents news of two “autism” studies which purport to find that brains of persons with “autism” are overly connected as compared to those in control groups. In fact both studies intentionally and expressly excluded persons with autism and intellectual disability, approximately 50% of those with autism spectrum disorders . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Intellectual Dishonesty: Autism Disorders Misrepresentation Via High Functioning Autism Only Research

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Emily Willingham Uses SFARI Pulpit To Misrepresent Severe Autism Disorder And Intellectual Disability

Emily Willingham argues that persons like my son,  with severe autism disorder and intellectual disability,  should remain invisible with the focus on those with “pure” autism and no intellectual disability

SFARI has done Emily Willingham a favor, allowing her to use their site as a platform to further her efforts to render invisible . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Emily Willingham Uses SFARI Pulpit To Misrepresent Severe Autism Disorder And Intellectual Disability

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Neurodiversity Author and Ideologue Steve Silberman ALMOST Acknowledges Low Functioning vs High Functioning Autism Reality

Neurodiversity autism author and ideologue Steve Silberman ALMOST acknowledged the common sense reality of differences in autism function levels but at the last minute he turned and walked away once again. In an article at Scientific American  titled Contributors Lee Billings and Steve Silberman talk autism, space travel, and extraterrestrial life (Part 1)  Silberman . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Neurodiversity Author and Ideologue Steve Silberman ALMOST Acknowledges Low Functioning vs High Functioning Autism Reality

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism, Killarney Lake and The Conor Gift

Last night there were no pictures taken but Mom and Dad were walking the trail around Killarney Lake on either side of Conor when he put his arms through each of ours and walked along  looking back and forth at Mom and Dad with a huge smile, even a bit of a giggle at . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism, Killarney Lake and The Conor Gift