Autism rates have not increased

Amanda Baxter (Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia) and her colleagues have put together a study entitled “The epidemiology and global burden of autism spectrum disorders”. You can read it here (warning PDF). In 2010 there were an estimated 52 million cases of ASDs, equating to a prevalence of 7.6 per 1000 or […]

Stop Using my Children to Scare Parents out of Vaccinating

This article sums up why I left my local crunchy parenting group. I was sick of seeing my son treated as broken. As an autism parent, it offends me my children’s condition is being used to scare people away from life-saving medicine. I don’t want that to happen. It angers me that there are people out […]

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, it’s only fitting that my son received his diagnosis this week.

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, it’s only fitting that my son received his diagnosis this week. It was not unexpected, and I’m happy to have a explanation and target rather than waiting for symptoms to erupt and fighting them one by one. Since we’ve gone down this path, I’ve become very aware that autism awareness is […]