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Lack of Emotion

My therapist says i am “emotionally detached.” In the past i have been told i could have autism. My husband thinks i am a sociopath. I have little to no emotion and can’t quite understand, nor do i care, about the emotions of others. i am beyond antisocial and hate socializing or being around people. i have absolutely no interest in human interaction. I have had homicidal thoughts for most of my life and have been deemed “mentally unstable and a threat to society.” I am unable to form bonds with...
Tags: Autism, Personality, Relationships, Emotional Detachment, Guilt, Psychopathy, Sociopath


Jenny McCarthy's Autism Charity Has Helped Its Board Members Make Money Off Dangerous, Discredited Ideas

Camel’s milk. B12 lollipops. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers. “Ion-cleansing” foot baths. Chelation therapy. Gluten-free diets. Casein-free diets. Massive doses of nutritional supplements. All of these products and services have two things in common. First, mainstream (and widely trusted) medical bodies don’t recognize…Read more...
Tags: Science, Autism, Charities, Anti Vax, Jenny McCarthy, Anti Vaccine, Generation Rescue


Q&A: Autistic Accessibility in Music

Welcome to Part 3 of my Introductory Course to Improving Autistic Accessibility in Music. In this post, I will answer a selection of the wonderful reader-submitted questions, covering topics like sensory-friendly rooms, classroom techniques, wheelchair accessibility, stimming, and more. I have condensed, edited, and combined several questions. As always, my answers represent solely my own opinions and do not necessarily represent the views of other autistic people, whom you should learn from as ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Religion, Articles, Disability, Autism, Columns, Q&a, Kathy, Nick Walker, NewMusicBox, Audience Accommodation, Expanding Audiences, Strengthsfinder


Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

Man, it would be great if tech CEOs would maybe not appear as guests for podcasts during which they smoke blunts or engage in casual conversation with anti-vaxxers. And yet here we are.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Autism, Never Tweet, Vaccines, Jack Dorsey


Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’

The online retailer’s move follows recent efforts by Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to limit the availability of anti-vaccination and other pseudoscientific material.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Autism, Facebook YouTube, Amazon.com Inc, Rumors and Misinformation, Vaccination and Immunization, Amazon Pulls


Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic "Autism Cures"

Amazon has pulled two books peddling pseudoscientific “autism cures” that promote giving children potentially toxic chemical baths and medication for mercury poisoning.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Autism, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science, Dont Feed Your Children Bleach, Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic Autism Cures


OCD and Autism

I have written before about atypical presentations of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children , where I discuss how the symptoms of OCD are sometimes confused with autism, schizophrenia, and even Bipolar Disorder. I’ve also written about how diagnosing these various conditions can be difficult, as symptoms of each one often overlap. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we are talking about a whole person’s state of being, not just a specific diagnosis. No doubt people have manifested sy...
Tags: Psychology, Research, ERP, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Denmark, OCD, Obsessions, Children And Teens, Dan, CBT, Compulsions, Baltimore Maryland, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Roma Vasa


Master Guide to Improving Autistic Accessibility in Music

“Something’s wrong!” my mom cried. “My headphones malfunctioned! My video sounds blurry!” I put on her new, fancy headphones and watched the video. It was the singer in the plaza. It sounded crystal clear. I had been there. “What do you mean it’s blurry?” I asked. “There’s a lot of noise! It didn’t sound like that in real life!” “Um, that’s exactly what it sounded like in real life,” I retorted, frustrated with her imaginary tech issue. My mom looked hurt by my dismissal of her problem. This w...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Diversity, Autism, Columns, Equity, Audience, Inclusion, Nick Walker, NewMusicBox, Autistic Hoya, Nakeisha Campbell


Fool House Rock: Anti-Vaxx Fallacies

Measles and Polio set out on an adventure to infect someone after the C.D.C. considers measles eradicated in the United States. Polio teaches Measles how several logical fallacies prevent many people from taking the vaccine, and that there is always a hope of going viral.
Tags: News, Autism, Epidemics, Satire, Jenny McCarthy, Measles, Vaccination and Immunization, United States Polio


Massive new study debunks a vaccination-autism link

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


Vaccines in no way cause autism, massive new study finds

A massive new study finds absolutely no link between MMR vaccination and autism. Some question the expenditure of yet more research money on convincing conspiracy theorists. There are already 206 measles cases this year in the U.S., and the disease is up by 30% globally, despite previous near-eradication. None Measles were eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. Those were the days. Now it's back, with 206 cases in 11 states already confirmed this year. Measles' return is due to an increasing number ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Public Health, Autism, Medical Research, Innovation, Protests, MMR, Reddit, Disease, World Health Organization, Denmark, Vaccinations, Health Care, U S Senate


This Is the Truth About Vaccines

Deadly diseases that should be seen only in history books are showing up in our emergency rooms.
Tags: News, Autism, Hepatitis, Influenza, Meningitis, Measles, Vaccination and Immunization


Why We Should Fear the Disease, Not the Vaccine

Deadly diseases that should be seen only in history books are showing up in our emergency rooms.
Tags: News, Autism, Hepatitis, Influenza, Meningitis, Measles, Vaccination and Immunization


On Accepting My Autistic Son

I don’t think of my 14-year-old, autistic child as a special needs kid. I think of his as, well, my kid, Tommy. But recently I’ve been more cognizant of his disability, and it’s been much easier on both of us. Instead of getting impatient when he gets anxious or displays characteristics of an autistic child, such as obsessive thoughts about, say, Thomas the Train, I tell myself, “My child is a special needs child.” This makes me a little more understanding of him and allows me to love him a ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Personal, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Grinch, Patience, Children And Teens, Thomas, Tommy, Atypical, Special Needs Parent, Bravo Tommy Keep


One More Time, With Big Data: Measles Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism

A 10-year look at more than 600,000 children comes at a time when anti-vaccine suspicion is on the rise again.
Tags: News, Parenting, Research, Autism, Annals of Internal Medicine, Children and Childhood, Mumps, Measles, Vaccination and Immunization, Your-feed-science


No link between autism and MMR, affirms major study

Danish research again dispels link with vaccine at a time of surging measles cases globallyThe measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not cause autism, according to a major study carried out in an attempt to reassure growing numbers of vaccination-doubters, as measles outbreaks surge.Doubts about MMR were sown by the gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield, who hypothesised in 1998 that it was linked to autism. The symptoms of the condition often begin to manifest at about the time the jab is given...
Tags: Health, Children, World news, Autism, MMR, Vaccines and immunisation, Andrew Wakefield


An Open Letter From Your Autistic Colleague

Musicians, arts administrators, colleagues: It’s time we talk about autism. No, we’re not talking about autism charity efforts, nor once-a-year concerts for autistic children, and goodness, no, not inspirational stories. Autistic people exist at all ages, all times of the year, and in rather ordinary aspects of life. We’re everywhere: We are fellow musicians, collaborators, and artists. We are enthusiastic audience members, patrons, and guests. And so it’s time you adapted a permanent framework...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Autism, Columns, Audience, Inclusion, Asperger, DSM, NewMusicBox, Chrysanthe Tan, Autistic Hoya


"Accommodations that would seem unusual at another office seem perfectly reasonable to the employees at Auticon."

"At the Culver City office, overhead lights bothered one or two colleagues so much that everyone agreed to work without artificial lights, so that often, by the end of the day, they are all working in pitch darkness, rectangles of soft, bright light from their computers illuminating their faces. Absences, in general, are not encouraged, but they are accepted as a cost of doing business with a population that often experiences depression. Managers adjust, within reason, to their employees’ bounda...
Tags: Law, Careers, Autism, United States, Culver City, Ann Althouse, Light And Shade, Auticon


SXSW Startups: BehaviorMe

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 21, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Augmented and Virtual Reality, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Saturday, March 9, BehaviorMe has created a SaaS that enables therapists to increase the independence o...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Autism, Miami, Annie, Aba, Chris, Sxsw, Andy, Andrea, Gainesville, Immersive, Gainesville Florida, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups


Law Student With Autism Will Compete To Become Next Miss Virginia

She wants to 'spread awareness about the misrepresentations and the misconceptions people have about autism.'
Tags: Law, Virginia, Autism, Law Schools, Law Students, Miss Virginia, Hallie Hovey-Murray, William & Mary Law School


Essay: The Trouble With Autism in Novels

The disorder is poorly understood. Should novelists be able to make it mean whatever they want?
Tags: News, Autism, Helen, Gary, Susan, Don, Jonathan, Louise, Sontag, Shteyngart, Schulman, Books and Literature, Naoki, Lethem, DeLillo, Erdrich


Matter: Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Bacteria, Brain, Probiotics, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Microbiology, Emotions, Dementia, University Of Chicago, Epilepsy, Animal Behavior, Antibiotics, University Of California, California Institute of Technology


Collateral damage from laws around euthanasia | Letters

Readers respond to an article by Christopher de Bellaigue that asked whether euthanasia has gone too farIn response to the excellent article on what we can learn from the expanding practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands (Death on demand: Has euthanasia gone too far?, 18 January), we would like to add our assessment of the effects of assisted dying legislation on vulnerable patient groups. As experts in the fields of intellectual disability and palliative care, coming from both the Netherlands...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Law, Cancer, Society, World news, Disability, Autism, Netherlands, Older people, Assisted dying, Christopher de Bellaigue, Netherlands Death, Dutch Euthanasia Review Committee


Autism in Older Adults

We hear a lot about autism, officially known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact some people believe there is an autism epidemic, though that claim is certainly controversial . Regardless, there is no refuting the fact that we are more aware of autism now than ever before. We talk about early diagnosis, support and treatment, and how to best help those who are, as we say, “on the spectrum.” Usually, we are talking about children or young people. But what about those over 50 (includi...
Tags: Psychology, Aging, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Unites States, Stuart Hamilton, American Journal of Autism


My Son’s Therapist Is Psychologically Testing Me, What Did I Do Wrong?

My 8 year old Son was recently diagnosed with mild Autism disorder, and I have an appointment with the therapist she asked me to stay outside the room with my other 3 year old son and wait for her but after 30 min she said she needs to talk to me she told me to leave both of my kids in the waiting room so she can talk to me in the room with is probably like 7 ft away the she said I did something really wrong, she told me to think about it and write down, but I have no clue why or what is she try...
Tags: Parenting, Family Therapy, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Son, Autism disorder


TDC Speaker Feature: Zeba Khan

Just think how easy it would be to thank Allah for earning a million dollars, versus thanking Allah for losing that same million. True faith stands regardless of our financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing, and this TDC, Zeba Khan’s session will discuss maintaining faith through fear, frustration, and failure. Zeba Khan is the Director of Development for MuslimMatters, as well as a special needs parent, disability awareness advocate, and full-time Muslim with chronic illness. Read more of h...
Tags: Religion, Uncategorized, Society, Autism, Special Needs, Islam, Muslims, TDC, Family and Community, Muslimmatters, MainMenu-Society, Zeba Khan, Freaky Fatwa News


Autistic people listen to their hearts to test anti-anxiety therapy

Trial seeks further proof that tuning into our internal organs’ activity can reduce anxiety A pioneering therapy aimed at lowering anxiety by tuning into your own heartbeat is being put to the test in the first clinical trial of its kind.The treatment, known as interoception-directed therapy, is being tested on 120 autistic people, for whom anxiety is a common problem. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Mental Health, Anxiety, Autism


Mapping the Brain’s Genetic Landscape

Scientists have taken a step toward building a computer model of the brain’s genome, one that may help clarify the genetic roots of schizophrenia, autism and other disorders.
Tags: News, Research, Brain, Schizophrenia, Autism, National Institute of Mental Health, Genetics and Heredity, Computers and the Internet, Mental Health and Disorders, Science (Journal


These training programs steer adults on the autism spectrum into high-tech jobs in coding and computer animation

Peter Souza is living his dream — what he calls a “one-job life.” He’s no longer sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, juggling several part-time, minimum-wage jobs just trying to survive. He shares an apartment, paying rent on one salary. His life has changed dramatically in the past six months thanks to a training program that led Souza to an employer focused on supporting adults like him who are on the autism spectrum but can excel in certain tasks and roles in the field of information tech...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Autism, Soccer, United States, Cartoon Network, Nonprofits, Jp Morgan Chase, Macbook Pro, Santa Monica, Ford Motor Co, Asperger, Orange County Register


In the “Trust Game”, men with more autistic traits were less influenced by their partner’s facial appearance 

By Emma Young. Men with autistic traits made decisions based more on their partner's behaviour than appearance.
Tags: Psychology, Money, Autism, Faces, Emma Young Men