Tag Archives: Abuse of autistics

Alternative therapies aren’t always harmless

Sometimes, people tolerate the use of alternative therapies by the parents of autistic children with the rhetorical question “what harm can it do?” As a story in The Guardian shows, the answer is “a lot”. From the opening paragraphs: Doctors … Continue reading

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Feeding an evil narrative

Sorry I haven’t posted for over a month. Life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes. I learnt about this noxious video from Orac and Matt. I’ve been having problems with embedding, so here’s a direct link to … Continue reading

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Farewell lilady, and some good news to soften the bad

A few weeks ago, I learnt something very sad. Lilady, a regular commenter around the internet and a ferocious opponent of quackery and antivaccine drivel, passed away a few months ago. From the various in memoria to her, I learnt … Continue reading

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From the news

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End. With those three tweets, the death of fantasy author and … Continue reading

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Once again, the lives of autistics are diminished

A few things before the main event. Pro-vaxxers have two new celebrity allies. Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are not allowing their friends near their children unless they’ve been vaccinated. Cracked has an article on why anti-vaccine lies work so well. … Continue reading

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Kelli Stapleton sentenced

Kelli Stapleton has been sentenced to 10-22 years for trying to kill her daughter Issy. More: Grands Rapids Press via MLive CBS News Traverse City Record Eagle

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Pushing my new hashtag

Two weeks ago, Isabella “Issy” Stapleton’s mother pled guilty to a charge of first degree child abuse to avoid a charge of attempted murder. Kelli Stapleton drove Issy to a secluded area in her van, drugged her, then lit two … Continue reading

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Some link love

I saw several things that were interesting over the past few weeks. Cracked has an article about 5 conditions that were originally beneficial. No. 1 on the list? Autism. Unfortunately, it turns out the source of the claim was an … Continue reading

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