Posted in Serious Commentary

New MIT lab wants to cure autism

In the occasionally some news is good news department, Gadfly is happy to report that there’s a new kid on the block, a new lab at MIT started with a private donation, that has expressed a desire to find a…

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Posted in Top Stories

Open letter to Donald Trump on Neurodiversity

NOTE FROM WALLACE: Republished with the permission of the author. January 20, 2017 Dear Mr. President:

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Posted in Health Politics

Jonathan Mitchell: Reflections Before the Election

NOTE FROM WALLACE: This note was penned by Jonathan Mitchell, prominent autism advocate, before the recent US election result. I think this piece is of good historical interest, as it captures some of the uncertainty and anxiety in the air…

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Posted in Health Human Interest Serious Commentary

Male/Female Sex Ratios and Neurodiversity Revisited (2/2)

One of the problems with this line of thinking is that similar ratios have been reported in other developmental disorders. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, intellectual disabilities, and stuttering are among those. The social problems of autism do not exist…

WTF?! Click now to find out more! Male/Female Sex Ratios and Neurodiversity Revisited (2/2)
Posted in Health Human Interest

Male/Female Sex Ratios and Neurodiversity Revisited (1/2)

One of the hot topics in autism lately has been skepticism over the reported ratio of autism in males versus females. Ever since autism was first described, an approximately 4:1 male:female ratio has been reported. This started with Kanner’s initial…

WTF?! Click now to find out more! Male/Female Sex Ratios and Neurodiversity Revisited (1/2)
Posted in Human Interest Serious Commentary

October Surprise from Autism Speaks: They No Longer Want a Cure? (2/2)

Last time: After the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed piece by Steve Silberman that included the analogy between autism speaks and the NAACP that I wrote about above, Liz Feld, Autism Speaks CEO, responded urging the autism community to…

WTF?! Click now to find out more! October Surprise from Autism Speaks: They No Longer Want a Cure? (2/2)