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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is one of the many unproven therapies that go around to treat autistic people. This week an article came out with a literature review on it’s effectiveness. “hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which involves breathing high levels of oxygen inside a special chamber in which pressure is usually greater than 1.4 ATA (absolute […]

“Outcomes” in disability support

A new study shows that: “When disability is defined by behavior, researchers and clinicians struggle to identify appropriate measures to assess clinical progress. Some choose the reduction or elimination of diagnostic traits, implicitly defining typical appearance as the goal of service provision. Such an approach often interferes with more meaningful, person-centered goals; causes harm to […]

Therapies – Do’s and Don’ts

What to DO: • Presumes competence • Prioritizes learning how to communicate (for example with AAC) and not necessarily learning to speak • Develop emotional regulation and help identify how they feel • Helps to switch from harmful stimming to non-harmful ones (never repressing them, specially not non-harmful ones) • Find ways to manage sensory […]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Diagnosis

ADHD is one of the most common co-occurrences in Autism, with 30 to 80% of autistic children also meeting the ADHD criteria. A study showed that undiagnosed ADHD might take 13 years from your life expectancy. So it is important to recognize it and diagnose it as soon as possible to give proper support. Do […]

#91Percent

Disabled women are 91% more likely than non-disabled women to die from COVID-19. 91%!!! This is criminal. It is social genocide. Mulheres com deficiência têm 91% mais probabilidade de morrer de COVID-19 do que mulheres sem deficiência. Isto e criminal. Um genocidio social. 91%!!!!

A new show – Dinosaur BBC

Remember me telling you there was a BBC being prepared where they were looking for an autistic actress? Well.. it was announced! It will premiere in 2022 Ashley Storrie, comedian and autistic, will portrait Nina: “Nina is Autistic, but yet to be diagnosed. Nina’s always felt different – and often made to feel it by […]

Autistic Burnout – a study

‘People praise us for what we are capable of and what we have achieved thanks to our performance . . . but no one stops to consider the toll it takes on us’ ‘being in a world that is not your world and you have to change how you exist to make it all work’ […]

Undisclosed conflict of interest in ABA research

I already talked about a study that showed that ABA research had a chronic problem of undisclosed conflict of interests. It came out this month another study that confirm this: “We found that 84% of studies had at least one author with this type of COI, but they were only disclosed as COIs in 2% […]

Racism and access to healthcare

A study of autistic adults and their access to health care in the USA, showed that black beneficiaries were significantly less likely than white beneficiaries to be eligible for insurance at all ages. Average expenditures for eligible beneficiaries on certain insurances were higher among white beneficiaries compared to black beneficiaries. Racism in access to healthcare […]

Aggression and Sensory overload

I’ve been thinking lately about aggression since it is one of subjects that people ask me. I always thought I was not aggressive, because I never hit anyone, but I had to examine my life and came to a different conclusion very quickly. Although I never hit anyone, I got very irritated and ‘ready to […]

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