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Crisis, despair, and everything else wrong with Autism Speaks’ “Call for Action.”

“Autism Speaks.” Such an ironic name, considering the number of autistics and their families who wish Autism Speaks would shut up. I had concerns about Autism Speaks before, but I have concerns about a lot of autism charities. I often … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Diagnosis

The question of diagnosis, is a separate question from the existence of the thing that is being diagnosed. To put it another way: Whether someone has received a diagnosis or not, will not definitely tell you if that person has … Continue reading

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Scientists, or Service Providers; Critiquing the Choice of Targets in the Attacks on DSM-5 Autism Changes

Today, I found myself reading yet another attack on the scientists in charge of the changes to the criteria for autism, that are due to come in with the DSM-5. And again, the attacks were made on the scientists because … Continue reading

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