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Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research | The Conversation | Circa June 12, 2018

Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of help, and it became clear to his support workers that he found social engagement of any kind very distressing. It was only when it was recognised that he had autism […]

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The hidden danger of suicide in autism | Spectrum | Circa August 8, 2018

Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals. Nearly every Sunday since he was 7, Connor McIlwain had panicked about going to school the following day. The noise of barking dogs or crying […]

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Better tools needed to diagnose depression in people with autism | Circa February 16, 2018

Autistic adults are not being effectively diagnosed with depression due to a lack of asessment tools, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology undertook a systematic review of data on assessment tools for diagnosing adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) with depression. The research published in Autism Research shows that there are […]

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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people | Jane Icke | Circa August 21, 2018

People who hide their autism by ‘camouflaging’ to try to fit into society, or who don’t receive correct support are at higher risk of suicide, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology and the Universities of Coventry and Cambridge worked closely with a group of autistic people who had […]

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The Toxicity of “Autism Parent” Memoirs | Shannon Rosa | Circa March 3, 2018

By Shannon Rosawww.squidalicious.com “When others don’t understand our [autistic] experiences and don’t understand how our actions are meaningful responses to them, they may think our actions don’t make sense, and try to control them in ways that are harmful to us.” –Elizabeth Bartmess I think it should be OK to write about our autistic kids. […]

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VAXXED pulled in over $1.3M in donations, and most of it went to Wakefield and Tommey’s company | Circa November 19,2018

By Matt Carey A few years ago Andrew Wakefield (one of Time Magazine’s Great Science Frauds) headed a team promoting a faux documentary called “Vaxxed”. I wrote about this film a great deal at the time, but suffice it to say it exemplified much of what is wrong with the way the anti-vaccine community uses and abuses […]

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Anti-vaxxers start “End Autism Now” campaign. It doesn’t go well. – False Prophets | Circa August 21, 2018

“Advocating to end autism doesn’t make someone a warrior, it makes them a bigot.”                                                                     – Autism warrior mom Mandy Farmer To say the […]