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January 2, 2017
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Autism and RIP for Toronto’s ABC Sports Store

What on earth could mourning the many-years-ago passing of a sports store have to do with autism? Bear with me. There are a bunch of factors.  But they essentially amount to: The way we design, use, and either maintain or replace our gear has an impact on autism. The way […]
October 18, 2016
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Autistic Adventures in Gut Repair, Diet Change, and Embracing Change

WARNING:  very long post Have I ever told you about some of my food exploits, the ones that brought me to what I’m now doing?  Maybe not… When I left my parent’s home for a pre-meds program, I knew that the foods I ate at that wilderness canoe camp left […]
September 7, 2016
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Range of Tolerance: Why Autism Rates Double Every 10 Years

Since the first world war (WWI), autism rates for new primary school students have been roughly doubling every ten years (click here to see one of many similar graphs available online from around the world). We know from records that behaviours and attributes we now call autistic have been recognized […]
February 23, 2015
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Autistics at Play

It’s not an easy thing for an extreme introvert with sensory sensitivities to spend a whole day at a conference.  Even though I’m really motivated to change the world’s understanding of autism, and am driven to do my absolute best, I often have a difficult few days afterwards, as my […]
April 26, 2014

Do you want autistics to pay their way?

Does right livelihood hold any interest for you?  I mean, helping people to find work that they are uniquely suited to, and enjoy? This is of keen interest for the adult autistics I’ve met.  Because our sensory sensitivity means that unpleasant or toxic work environments are more damaging and stressful, […]
April 9, 2014

Name-Calling: Autistic Person vs. Person with Autism

Last week, someone contacted me with some concerns about my language on this website.  I am quite cavalier about how I refer to the autistic state.  It may seem offensive to people who are politically minded, for me to be so direct or blunt.  It is not my intention to […]
August 16, 2013

Why do autistics rock, bounce and swing?

For many people working with those who have an autism spectrum condition, autism behaviours can be difficult to understand. This lack of understanding often translates into lack of empathy. I explain the reasons behind rocking, bouncing and swinging in the hopes that a better understanding of these behaviours will assist […]
July 8, 2013

Curing Idea Resistance in the North American Medical System

My heart goes out to Dr. Peter Attia for the experience he gained from his own error, and the life challenges that left him questioning all of his assumptions. I can’t thank him enough for voicing the problem of Idea Resistance in our North American medical profession. Licensing boards seem to […]
June 25, 2013

The Tragedy of the Ramps

In the city where I live, the popular edible native plants are going extinct.  Why should you care?  If you can get them at the farmer’s market, what does it matter, if the ecosystem in the park is getting disrupted? In Quebec, the use of ramps in restaurants is now […]

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