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Age of Autism
Older and wiser than social media since 2007
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..."nonspeaking autistic people can acquire foundational literacy skills." We implore you to read and share this study about spelling as a means of communication. We've only excerpted the abstract, visit the link below to read the entire study. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/13623613241230709 Jaswal,... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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20 years ago, "you know," was sprinkled into language like salt on French fries. Today, everyone from children to mainstream TV experts, hosts and journalists are using, "sort of" and "kind of." This softening of declarative language diminishes the impact... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AGE OF AUTISM
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The Real Dr. Paul Offit Is Back! Mary Holland JD, President of Children's Health Defense and autism Mother warrior herself wrote this piece in Children's Health Defense's "The Defender." We know Dr. Offit all too well. Understatement of the millenium.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Note: We have plenty to worry about, from national security, to the economy to social issues. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been a champion for children's health for decades. Many of us first met him (in wonderment, if you want... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Cathy Jameson has the day off today. We're introducing you to Ginger Taylor's "In Many Words" Substack. Please visit and consider a subscription. ### Ginger Taylor, In Many Words When words are many, transgression is not lacking, so please forgive... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Note: This is big news below, from Children's Health Defense. Measles is back in the news, generating fear to increase MMR uptake. One New York county is going to pay three quarters of a million dollars in a settlement for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Today, I'll wear my heart on my sleeve. There’s no greater love than what I have witnessed in the autism parenting community. If your child has Down Syndrome, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy or anything other... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Note: I beg to differ with the MedPage article Anne presents. Medical schools are educating their students perfectly, 100% about autism. "It's not caused by vaccines." Ta da! That's all they need to know. The actual CARE of individuals, aw,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Note: Julie Obradovic wrote this post for us back during the Great Measles Scare of 2015, nine years ago. She details the harrowing agony her daughter endured and the screams she will never forget. Her 2016 memoir An Unfortunate Coincidence... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson One of Ronan’s sisters and I headed toward the mountains last weekend. We got to visit Ronan’s younger brother for the day, starting with meeting him in town for Mass. What a glorious day it was! I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Watch Measles Mandate Fight on CHD TV here. The ‘Rockland County Measles Lockdown’ took place in the fall of 2018. Unvaccinated children were threatened with a ban from attending school, and parents sued. Years before COVID-19 was in the public... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Kim Rossi The other day, one of my daughters was watching Elmo’s World in Russian (as one does) right after I had helped her wash her face with a washcloth. That’s a screenshot of the show. OUCH. My daughter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Anne Dachel “Tens of thousands of children waiting months and years for help after demand rockets” The UK has announced an “autism assessment and support crisis.” Please note that AUTISM itself is not a crisis. That can never happen.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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We invite you to watch Dr. Paul Thomas's With The Wind with Dr. Paul interview AofA's very own Julie Obradovic. And please do visit Dr.Thomas' site regularly. WITH THE WIND WITH DR. PAUL - SHOW 135; Featuring: Julie Obradovic; Contributing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson My husband and I got to go out last weekend. Asked to be a special guest at a dinner about an hour away, I was able to accompany him for a fun night out. While we were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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We've asked the same question for 17 years as the autism rate has exploded: Instead of building more ambulances, maybe we should prevent the car accidents? Families are now waiting years to get into a hospital based autism center for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Scientists Call for Global Moratorium on mRNA Vaccines, Immediate Removal From Childhood Schedule From THE DEFENDER: Governments should endorse a global moratorium on mRNA vaccines until all questions about their safety have been thoroughly investigated, according to the authors of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Who remembers this yard flag? The United States of Autism is where acceptance is a cover word for, "Let's do nothing to stem the tide. Let's pretend it's not decimating families. Let's tell everyone it's a good thing." Autism rates... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By John Stone To keep us all on our toes between pandemic Covid and pandemic Disease X it looks like the global agencies have brought back the hardy perennial of measles to scare and divide us. In this regard it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson A nurse from the one of the agencies that provides services for my son calls every 3 months. “Hi, Mrs. Jameson. How is Ronan? Does he need anything? Do you need anything?” Those calls are quick because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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One out of three is plenty. Let's talk politics. We're well into the 2024 Presidential race. Nikki Haley and Donald Trump are duking it out for the Republican nomination. President Biden is the Democratic incumbent. Robert Kennedy, Jr. IS running... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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A few weeks ago, I asked a fellow X'er if he was familiar with UK Professor Christopher Exley's research into aluminium (UK spelling) toxicity. This week, James Lyons-Weiler, PhD also focused on AL, and published all of his own work... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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From Safeminds. How many of us were told to dose our babies with Tylenol at every well visit? And how many of us would give our lives to only have had our kids suffer a langauge delay? From Safeminds: Acetaminophen... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Note: This is the final installment of Anne Dachel's Thirty Years series. We're in our 17th year of publication. Many of our readers have adult children with autism in, or approaching, their 30s. Some even older. We must continue to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson I love our dentist. She’s a friend of the family and greets us all like we are the biggest superstars on the planet when we see her. She’s watched my kids grow and has the best compliments... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2024 at AGE OF AUTISM