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When “advocacy” isn’t

A word of advice for those who wish to advocate for groups they are not members of: before saying or doing anything, first talk extensively to members of that group. Failure to do this can result in “advocacy” that is … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks is losing revenue

According to a news report, the organisation “Autism Speaks” suffered a big drop in revenue in 2016. This follows on the heels of several resignations of high-ranking staffers, as well as the death of Suzanne Wright. I feel indifferent. For … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Robert De Niro misguidedly gives a podium to Andrew Wakefield

UPDATE Tribeca has taken “Vaxxed” off the schedule. The following statement was released yesterday: My intent in screening this film was to provide an opportunity for conversation around an issue that is deeply personal to me and my family. But … Continue reading

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About my birthday and other thoughts

This is a free-flowing post. Forgive me if it is a little disjointed. Yesterday I turned 38. Yes, I share a birthday with Winston Churchill and Albert Kesselring, among others. My father has his birthday on December 3, so we … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Dr. Jonas Salk

Google is set as my landing page at work and at home. Today, when I opened it, the Google Doodle showed that Jonas Salk was born 100 years ago today. Jonas Salk invented the Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) that is … Continue reading

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Profanity Alert: find a fire and die in it PETA

As the heading warns, there’s going to be swearing in this post. Some time ago, I posted about PETA lying about milk causing autism, and how they were slapped down several years ago by the autism community. PETA is now … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Attendees’ List

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism has a full list of Autistics’ Speaking Day Attendees.

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Autistics Spoke, and you listened

Happy Autistics Speaking Day! There is a saying that if you’ve met one Autistic, you’ve met one Autistic. In the spirit of this saying, and of the Autistics Speaking Event, I have decided to describe a number of things about … Continue reading

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