Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Facing Autism in New Brunswick

About Facing Autism in New Brunswick

My interest in autism, and my engagement in autism advocacy, began with my son Conor's Autism Disorder diagnosis and the realization that, locally at least, no serious efforts were being made to improve the lives of persons with Autism or to address the realities of Autism Disorder.

Hugs are good, but hugs are not enough. Evidence based treatment, education and residential care by properly trained service providers are required to help the 1 in 150 persons who have an autism spectrum disorder.

Recent Post:

Fomer NIH Head Says Question of Whether Vaccines Cause Autism Has Not Been Answered

Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the US National Institutes of Health, has claimed in an interview with CBS News that the question of whether there is a causal connection between vaccines and autism has not yet been answered. There is not yet enough evidence to say that there is no causal connection.

Dr . Healy notes that there have been no major studies of autistic children who developed autistic symptoms shortly after vaccination to see if there is such a connection. Animal Lab tests on mice and primates showing concerns about mercury and vaccine preservatives have been disregarded. Population studies do not test causation the indicate associations. Controlled lab studies are required. Dr. Healy also indicates that an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report in 2004 discouraged investigation of a possible link between susceptibility groups, autism and vaccines. Dr. Healy claims that the IOM report expressed a concern that pursuing the vaccine autism hypothesis would scare the public.

"I think that the public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as irrational," Healy said.

Go to the Facing Autism in New Brunswick Blog


How to Add RSS to MyYahoo

(for the older MyYahoo version- New version is easier)

Go to the yahoo sign in page and log in.

1. Go to your "My Yahoo page".
2. When your MyYahoo Page is open click on "Add Content".
3. Click the link at the right "Add RSS by URL"
4. Paste the URL into the form and click "Add"

Example blog URLs for an atom RSS feed.

5. Click on back to "My Yahoo" - your page should reopen.
6. Click on the new RSS Feed Link with the Blog Title and Story title.
7. That is it - success - you can read RSS Feeds

Yahoo has made the process of reading Blogs very easy by bringing the recent posts to your MyYahoo page.


Education Blogs in Canada BLOG URL

ESL in Canada Directory: information articles, reports, opinions, observations, warnings about ESL schools, English programs, classes, ESL teaching jobs, teacher resources and teaching materials.

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