In the picture above, taken 3 years ago my son erupted in sudden self injurious behavior smashing himself violently in the head a split second after he had been on the swing at his old grade school, Nashwaaksis Memorial School; a split second after he had been very smiling and happy. I captured . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism, Intellectual Disability and Seizures, When Together, Constitute ONE DISORDER
The top photo above was taken a year and a half ago, shortly after Conor recoved from a very serious adverse reaction to his seizure med at the time, Lamtrogine, which resulted in two weeks in the hospital including an emergency room visit and 6 days in the ICU where the excellent . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Our Happy Conor is Back! And Dad Is Happy Too!
NIMBY, Not In My Back Yard: Severely autistic NB youth and adults are sent out of the province to the Spurwink facility in Maine and to the Restigouche Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Campbellton on NB’s northern border with Quebec far from families and communities in NB’s more heavily populated south.
The UK Daily . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: NIMBY: New Brunswick Sends Severely Autistic Adults to NB’s Northern Border with Quebec and To Maine, Far From Most Families
We were cleaning books and papers out of the “China Cabinet” in our kitchen today. We had never stored China there only photos, albums and papers. Like other China Cabinets though there were glass doors on the front through which you could view the China. Over time Conor had, on different occasions, while . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Shards of Severe Autism Reality
Suzanne Wright’s recent honest and courageous statements in support of a National Autism Plan in the United States has attracted the wrath of Neurodiversity cult members and they will not relent. All the usual suspects have been voicing their irrational outrage Emily Willingham, Shannon des Roches Rosa, John Robison etc. In their modern . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: THIS Is Autism, Conor’s Autism Reality, Self Injurious Behavior
Conor Doherty sporting a big smile after a quick tickle shave adventure with Dad this morning Many famous “autistics” were not diagnosed until they were adults and have turned their diagnoses into good career opportunities: John Elder Robison, Michelle Dawson, Ari Ne’eman and Mr. Ne’eman’s colleagues, the fellow corporate trustees of the Autistic “Self” . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Severe Autism Disorders: Conor’s Autism Progress: Teeth Brushing and Tickle Shaves!
Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr EECD/NBACL Event Focus on Inclusion: Walking in our shoes. Minister Carr spoke for 40 minutes, repeating the word inclusion 30 – 40 times but never mentioning evidence based accommodation of individual needs and challenges
Premier David Alward’s government has transferred control over New Brunswick education policies and . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New Brunswick’s Extreme Inclusion Fantasy Harms Some Children With Severe Autism Challenges
Autism is a spectrum in many ways including the ways in which it is presented through various media. Everybody, particularly the main stream media, loves the feel good stories of accomplishment. We all suffer when we see images of self injurious behavior: common occurrences in severe autism although rarely reflected in the mainstream . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Quiet Joy
If you believe IACC Neurodiversity advocates present and past, Ari Ne’eman and Matthew Carey, autism is not something that should be cured. You won’t see much about the harsher aspects of life with autism disorders if you read their writings. In their view autism is nothing more than a different way of thinking, . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: The Harsh Reality End of the Autism Spectrum
The pictures set out below this commentary were taken in May 2012 and posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012 under the title Conor’s Autism Reality: From Joy To Self Injurious Behavior In A Flash. I was taking these pictures of Conor enjoying a swing on the playground of his old grade school, Nashwaaksis Memorial . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Autism Self Injury and Aggression Can Occur Quickly With No External Provocation
I have never accepted, and have in fact been openly contemptuous of, the view that autism is a joy, an alternative, even superior way of thinking. My son’s autistic disorder diagnosis accurately describes autism as it really is … a disorder, one that impairs the lives of those, like my son Conor, . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor’s Autism Reality: From Joy To Self Injurious Behavior In A Flash