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Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide | Circa June 7, 2019

Abstract Background An emerging literature suggests that autistic adults are at increased risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, making suicidal plans and attempts, and dying by suicide. However, few studies have investigated whether autistic traits are related to suicidal behaviour. The current study examined autistic traits in a sample of adults who reported at least one […]

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The research behind the Autism & Homelessness Toolkit | Circa April 1, 2019

To mark the launch of the Autism & Homelessness toolkit, Dr Alasdair Churchard writes this blog explaining what led to him conducting research in this area. My interest in autism and homelessness comes from my experience of working with people experiencing homelessness, and research I have carried out as a clinical psychologist. Before becoming a […]

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Autism And Homelessness Toolkit | UK | Circa April 2019

Introduction There is increasing awareness that autistic people maybe at higher risk of homelessness. This has not previously been recognised, and as a result services may not be meeting the different needs of autistic people experiencing homelessness.Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is likely […]

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Unlicensed medical ‘cures’ are flourishing in closed Facebook groups, where cancer treatments — and even surgery — are sold beyond the reach of the law | Circa October 18, 2019

Tom Porter  Oct 18, 2019, 2:51 AM In a closed Facebook group, British woman Amanda Mary Jewell has for years been selling the chemical GcMAF, claiming it is a cure for cancer and autism. She has provided no medical support for this claim.  Jewell also sells expensive, unregulated treatments at her clinic in the tropical nation […]

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Anti-Vaxxer Larry Cook Has Weaponized Facebook Ads in War Against Science | Circa February 15, 2019

Julia ArcigaReporter Updated Feb. 19, 2019 11:39AM ET / Published Feb. 15, 2019 10:18PM ET  With more than 50 people infected by a measles outbreak in Washington state, health officials are working to convince parents to get their children vaccinated. A thousand miles away, a man named Larry Cook is trying to undermine all that. Two weeks ago, he launched a GoFundMe campaign, […]

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Vaccine-Skeptic Just Means Anti-Vaxx | Circa June 21, 2019

Why Jessica Biel, Marianne Williamson and others can’t be “skeptical” of proven facts. Earlier this week, Marianne Williamson, one of too many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, told a crowd of her supporters in New Hampshire that mandatory vaccination is “draconian” and “Orwellian,” and she co-opted pro-choice rhetoric to describe her position.“The U.S. government doesn’t tell any citizen, […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa August 17, 2019

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.com UnsubscribeAug 17, 2019, 12:05 PM GoogleautismDaily update ⋅ August 17, 2019 NEWS Some Parents Of Kids That Suffer From Autism And Anxiety Will Continue Fight For Medical …The Statehouse News BureauBut the board’s change isn’t sitting well with parents who had hoped to be able to transition […]