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Moving onMike Stanton

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 00:11:06 +0000

Action for Autism is moving. And it has its own name now.  I look forward to seeing you there.(image)

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Vaccines, autism and actresses.Mike Stanton

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:03:36 +0000

Jenny versus Jennifer How would you describe an actress and a mother who makes public statements about the nation’s vaccination programme? Brainwashed simpleton? That is a bit strong, even when applied to Jenny McCarthy. But this is the EOHarm email list passing judgement on a different actress, Jennifer Garner whose crime was to speak up in favour of […](image)

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Autism Education TrustMike Stantonaet.jpg

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 01:00:27 +0000

  The National Autistic Society website proudly proclaims that they are now hosting the Autism Education Trust. The National Autistic Society is delighted to host the Autism Education Trust and welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across the sector. The trust will play an important role in sharing best practice, influencing decision […](image)

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Judge Rotenberg Center – latest researchMike Stanton

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 00:40:24 +0000

Side effects of contingent shock treatment W.M.W.J. van Oorsouw(a) M.L. Israel(b) R.E. von Heyn(b) and P.C. Duker(a) (a)Pluryn Werkenrode Groep (Winckelsteegh) and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (b)Judge Rotenberg Center, Canton, MA, USA  Received 20 August 2007;  accepted 29 August 2007.  Available online 22 October 2007. Abstract In this study, the side effects of contingent […](image)

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Think Differently Campaign and Treating AutismMike Stanton

Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:49:32 +0000

The Independent today published a letter signed by leading members of Treating Autism, [TA] a UK charity which believes that autism is treatable using the biomedical methods championed by Defeat Autism Now!  Their main complaint against the National Autistic Society’s Think Differently Campaign is that it paints too rosy a picture of autism, ignores the suffering of […](image)

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Neuroscience and AutismMike Stanton

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 22:51:07 +0000

Brains that go bump in the night. Brain science has come a long way in the last 200 years. We look back at the early efforts of the phrenologists to map personality, behaviour and mental abilities onto specific organs of the brain with amusement. But that is only because their methodology was so woefully inadequate. These […](image)

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Think differently about autismMike Stantoncampaignpacktopbar.jpg

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:06:46 +0000

Today the National Autistic Society launches its “think differently” campaign. We want to spread the word that autism need not be so devastating and disabling if only  people would take the time to understand it and make the effort to adapt our schools and workplaces and public spaces to make them autism friendly. To that […](image)

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Judge Rotenberg Center – Close it Down!Mike Stanton

Sun, 28 Oct 2007 14:59:28 +0000

Shock Tactics is yet another detailed account of the abuse carried out on people at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Over half the inmates at this institution are wired to a device called the GED that delivers painful electric shocks at the push of a button. At one time the use of electric shocks on severely disturbed […](image)

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Jenny McCarthy: responding to criticismMike Stanton

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 23:55:16 +0000

First, an apology. My offline existence has led me to neglect Action For Autism recently. This at a time when my blog has never been more popular. But I have no illusions about the reason. It is all down to Jenny McCarthy. I wrote a couple of short pieces about her and Google did the rest. As […](image)

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Judge Rotenberg Center againMike Stanton

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 11:11:44 +0000

Derrick Jeffries – Person with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nancy Weiss – Co-Director, The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware have issued A Call for Ethical and Unprejudiced Leadership and Practice in the Field  which I was pleased to sign. The letter begins like this: “This letter is to the […](image)

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