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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism biomarkers, ADHD biomarkers

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 8:47 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 181


Simple retina test could accurately distinguish autism from ADHD Autism and ADHD are becoming better understood, but clinicians can still find the two conditions difficult to tell apart. Now, South Australian researchers say they've identified biomarkers that could allow these two conditions to be ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Stimulation and stopping self harm

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 8:33 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 85


Canadian girl with autism in world-first test on how brain stimulation could stop severe self-harm A nine-year-old Canadian girl with autism spectrum disorder has “amazed” her doctors and scientists after they were able to send electrical signals to her brain that stopped her from inflicting severe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Causal inference method mitigates motion bias

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 8:30 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 85


Causal inference method mitigates motion bias in autism imaging studies Young autistic children and those with prominent traits tend to be excluded from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies because they move their head too much during scans, according to new research. Applying a ‘mi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Film - ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 8:21 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,096


Autism Plays big role in new movie The disability advocacy group RespectAbility said it consulted on Burghardt’s role in the film. “Cha Cha Real Smooth” originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. The film is now playing in sel...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: WP was inaccessible for several hours

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 8:10 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 118


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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Texas Republicans go uber right wing

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 850


Texas Could Vote to Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum Texas Republicans are pushing for a referendum to decide whether the state should secede from the U.S. The demand for Texans to be allowed to vote on the issue in 2023 was one of many measures adopted in the Texas GOP's party...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 7:21 pm 

Replies: 8,026
Views: 166,763


A brand new subvariant is starting to surge, and there are signs this one can dodge our immunity. COVID-19 cases are increasing again in the United Kingdom, potentially signaling a future surge in infections in the United States and other countries. A pair of new subvariants of the dominant Omicron...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The Gentrification of Disability

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 1:40 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,321


To be fair I think most lung adults are absolutely lazy and taught to be ok with who they are. Parents fail to realize that autism and the behaviours that are considered mal adaptive will never be acceptable. It isn't like race were intrinsic bias can be somewhat mitigated. The experience most peop...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Dr. Anthony Fauci Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 12:19 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 259


What this means is people are going to contract the virus no matter how careful they are. That's true. So, "two weeks to flatten the curve"---which became two years, as Fauci snickered at us all---were a waste, and the worst aftermath is yet to come. This has been true since the Omicron v...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Comparing 1/6 to the BLM riots

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 11:39 am 

Replies: 100
Views: 1,261


But to conclude the BLM riots were largely instigated by white supremacists is to conclude the black rioters were sheepie incapable of rioting own their own volition and that is supremacist thinking. I watched a few of the protests on live video feeds as they were happening, and everything was fine...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The ABA industrial complex in Ontario

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 10:40 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 75


I had thought the ABA monopoly was unique to the United States. I wrote the following about how the ABA monopoly creates a dilemma for the parents of Autistic children back in 2019. ‘Autism programs in America commonly do speech and occupational therapies but generally center around ABA. It is rare ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Macron loses absolute majority in parliament

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 9:01 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 59


Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections on Sunday, a major setback that could throw the country into political paralysis unless he is able to negotiate alliances with other parties. Macron's centrist Ensemble coalition, which wants to ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The ABA industrial complex in Ontario

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 8:43 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 75


Inside the controversy surrounding the most popular therapy for autistic children in Ontario Who decides what is normal? Applied Behaviour Analysis—ABA—is a standard autism therapy in Ontario, the only publicly funded therapeutic program for autistic individuals until 2019, yet more and more autist...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: DeSantis says Florida is against vaccines for young children

Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 8:23 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 85


Politico Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday railed against providing Covid-19 vaccines to young children, saying Florida will not provide state programs to administer vaccinations for toddlers or infants. DeSantis, speaking at a press conference in Miami, said that Covid-19 vaccines have not...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Home Depot allowed to ban BLM slogan on uniforms

Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 99


A judge dismisses an ex-Home Depot employee's case about not wearing BLM on uniforms A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled to dismiss a case filed by a Home Depot employee who alleged the company wrongly banned workers from wearing the Black Lives Matter slogan on their aprons. An employ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Diocese says school that flew BLM, Pride flags not Catholic

Posted: 19 Jun 2022, 11:47 pm 

Replies: 144
Views: 1,325


School Banned From Identifying as Catholic After Flying BLM, Pride Flags A Massachusetts school has been told that it can't identify as Catholic after its continuous flying of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Pride flags on its campus. Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester announced on T...
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