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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: IDEA Disorder, Intellectual Disability-Epilepsy-Autism Disorder, On World Autism Awareness Day

Conor  a year ago at the local ICU where he stayed for 6 days while the ICU professionals worked to save his life and return him to us in good health after a serious adverse reaction to his seizure medications.  Other parents of children with severe autism disorders and intellectual disabilities should be . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: IDEA Disorder, Intellectual Disability-Epilepsy-Autism Disorder, On World Autism Awareness Day

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Waterhouse & Gillberg: Why Autism Must be Taken Apart

The belief that there is a single defining autism spectrum disorder brain dysfunction must be relinquished. – Waterhouse and Gillberg, Why Autism Must Be Taken Apart I am not going to offer too much comment on the article by Lynn Waterhouse and Christopher Gillberg itself  which, as the title indicates, argues that autism must . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Waterhouse & Gillberg: Why Autism Must be Taken Apart

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2013: The Year Of Autism’s Grand Error, The DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder

Photo by Harold L Doherty Edward Ritvo-Susan Swedo Shootout at  the IMFAR Corral, Sheraton, Toronto, May 18, 2012

The year 2013 will be remembered as the year the simplified DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder definition was imposed on a very complex and diverse group of disorders and/or symptoms.  Catherine Lord, Susan Swedo and other members of the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2013: The Year Of Autism’s Grand Error, The DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Breakthrough? Autism Speaks Recognizes Autism Heterogeneity!

Rethinking Autism Variation and Complexity by Lynn Waterhouse is a recent work which provides a thorough, expert and extremely well researched picture of the variation and complexity of  autism spectrum disorders.

Hopefully the rest of the professional and academic autism community will read Rethinking Autism and come to grips with autism variation, complexity and . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Breakthrough? Autism Speaks Recognizes Autism Heterogeneity!

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism 2012: Disaster for the Autism Spectrum’s Intellectually Disabled

“Autism Spectrum Disorder Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D: A.    Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, not accounted for by general developmental delays, and manifest by all 3 of the following:” Autism annual reviews have been published by a number of sources most of  which ignored or mis-characterized the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism 2012: Disaster for the Autism Spectrum’s Intellectually Disabled

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: DSM5 Autism’s Targeted Exclusion Of Intellectually Disabled Is NOT Based on Research Evidence

Dr. Catherine Lord has attempted to sell her DSM5 New Autism Spectrum Disorder in a comment at the Huffington Post by telling the ignorant, unwashed public that we have nothing to fear from the DSM5 Autism changes. Dr. Lord is trying to paint those who disagree with the DSM5 Autism Do-Over as irrational and . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: DSM5 Autism’s Targeted Exclusion Of Intellectually Disabled Is NOT Based on Research Evidence

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Rethinking Autism: One Disorder or Many?

The following reviews and book description are from  Amazon and provide a glimpse into Rethinking Autism: Variation and Complexity by Lynn Waterhouse a book scheduled for release by Amazon on October 15, 2012.

Rethinking Autism promises to be a paradigm shattering approach to understanding what is now commonly called Autism Spectrum Disorder.  With . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Rethinking Autism: One Disorder or Many?