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  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Vaccine Not Mandatory But..Oregon Standoff Plus Five...Portland Mayor...

    01/02/2021 8:06:37 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/2/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Day 293 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19 The British Police State: When Do The Sanctions Begin??????... Sone clips of Anthony Quinn in a movie where he played the role of a Communist prisoner who became a Pope. I thought of Anthony Quinn Warner and the act he is said to have been involved in on Christmas morning. The taking of one's own life is a selfish, egotistical act my dark thoughts because of my own selfish obsession with a woman in my past... Spain says it will create a list of those who refuse the vaccine and share it with...
  • Vitamin D Could Explain Why Autism Is Three Times More Common in Boys

    12/15/2020 7:36:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | By University of Queensland | December 13, 2020
    A deficiency in vitamin D on the mother’s side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say Queensland Brain Institute researchers. In their latest study, Professor Darryl Eyles and Dr. Asad Ali found vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy caused an increase in testosterone in the developing brain of male rats. Increase in testosterone in the brain “The biological cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unknown but we have shown that one of the many risk factors—low vitamin D in mothers—causes an increase in testosterone in the brain of the male fetuses, as well...
  • Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria

    09/14/2020 3:28:47 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 26 replies
    Quillette ^ | 10/06/2017 | Lisa Marchiano
    Each week, several new families made contact with me, and their stories are remarkably similar to one another. Most have 14 or 15-year-old daughters who are smart, quirky, and struggling socially. Many of these kids are on the autism spectrum. And they are often asking for medical interventions – hormones and surgery – that may render them sterile, affect their liver, or lead to high blood pressure, among other possible side effects. The parents are bewildered and terrified, careful to let me know that they love their child and would support any interventions that were truly necessary. They speak to...
  • Police Shoot Utah 13-Year-Old With Autism After Mother Calls for Crisis Intervention

    09/08/2020 1:21:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 138 replies
    NBCSanDiego ^ | 09/08/2020
    Police said they were called to a home in Glendale Friday night with a report of a boy who had threatened people with a weapon. The young man reportedly ran and was shot by an officer after being pursued by police. The child’s mother, Golda Barton, told KUTV-TV that her son has autism and she had called police because he was having a breakdown and needed a crisis intervention team. Barton claimed she told police her son was unarmed and warned them that he did not know how to regulate his behavior. A few minutes after two officers who had...
  • Zuckerberg, Facebook & Three “Fact-Checkers” Sued For Government Sponsored Censorship

    08/18/2020 1:06:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Collective Evolution ^ | August 18, 2020 | Joe Martino
    How much of what you believe is going on within the world’s current events is actually true? Do you think you would make different decisions if your perception was missing important bits of information that change any given story? This is an important question right now, as much of what people think is happening comes from mainstream media or “fact-checkers,” and much of the time, it’s only a small piece to the story that doesn’t truly inform people. Ongoing Facebook censorship is forcing the hand of independent organizations who have had enough of the platform’s allowance of independent “fact-checkers” to...
  • Lockdowns Are Supposed To Help The Vulnerable, But They’re Hurting My Autisic Son

    08/18/2020 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18,2020 | Anominous
    Online education just doesn't work for children with special needs. If we truly care about the marginalized in society, we have to open schools immediately. My son, now 11 years old, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was three. Since then, he has been in intensive behavioral intervention treatment almost continuously until the coronavirus lockdown closed our city in March.His treatment is two-pronged: at-home therapy focused on everyday functioning (paid through private insurance) and an individualized education program at his school to target academics and socialization. He receives speech and occupational therapy services as a part of his...
  • Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals

    08/16/2020 5:11:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 23 replies
    Nature ^ | August 7, 2020 | Varun Warrier et al.
    Abstract: It is unclear whether transgender and gender-diverse individuals have elevated rates of autism diagnosis or traits related to autism compared to cisgender individuals in large non-clinic-based cohorts. To investigate this, we use five independently recruited cross-sectional datasets consisting of 641,860 individuals who completed information on gender, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses including autism, and measures of traits related to autism (self-report measures of autistic traits, empathy, systemizing, and sensory sensitivity). Compared to cisgender individuals, transgender and gender-diverse individuals have, on average, higher rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses. For both autistic and non-autistic individuals, transgender and gender-diverse individuals...
  • Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says

    08/10/2020 3:36:13 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | August 10, 2020 | By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
    what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism. "Women who used cannabis during pregnancy were 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism," said study author Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, a maternal fetal medicine specialist and clinical investigator at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada. These are not reassuring findings. We highly discourage use of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding," she said. Past studies have shown the use of marijuana during pregnancy is linked to low birth weight, impulsivity, hyperactivity, attention issues and...
  • Dead doctors, nagalase and vaccines: What's the connection?

    07/27/2020 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 41 replies
    SOTT ^ | 02/18/2016 | Melissa Dykes
    Autism has now skyrocketed to ONE IN 45 in this country. That means if you walked down your street right now, it's highly likely you wouldn't even have to go a full block before you will have passed a home with at least one autistic child living in it. What you are about to hear may be why. When the CDC Whistleblower story broke in the fall of 2014, the Establishment quickly went to work to black it out and cover it up. Regardless, it's on record that a government epidemiologist admitted he and his cohorts massaged and omitted data...
  • ‘Our policy is meant to protect the health and safety of all of our guests': Hersheypark responds to angry parent’s viral video

    07/10/2020 7:04:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Paul Vigna
    A mother who said her “disabled” son was denied access to Hersheypark posted a video of him crying in the car, and it was a scene that picked up speed on social media like one of the tourist attraction’s iconic roller coasters. Pamela Heinbaugh said in the 2-minute video that her son has severe asthma “so he can’t cover his face,” and is autistic. “He can‘t wear anything on his head. He can’t wear a hat. He doesn’t even like to wear shoes,” she continued, aiming her phone at his feet while continuing to film. She also pointed out that...
  • Autistic Palestinian’s killing draws Floyd parallel, outcry [barf alert]

    06/04/2020 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | June 4, 2020 | Josef Federman
    Eyad Hallaq liked to watch cartoons. He loved dressing up and wearing cologne. He even dreamed of getting married. But his favorite activity was walking to school, where he volunteered in the kitchen, preparing meals for his fellow special-needs students. Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem’s Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken for an attacker. He was just a few meters (yards) from his beloved Elwyn El Quds school. The shooting has drawn comparisons...
  • This Wonderful 20 Year Old Went Around Delivering Pound Cakes To The Elderly, So Why Was He Jailed?

    06/01/2020 9:33:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | June 1, 2020 | Tommy Sotomayor
    This Wonderful 20 Year Old Went Around Delivering Pound Cakes To The Elderly, So Why Was He Jailed?
  • In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery's life was at a crossroads (pure hagiography)

    05/25/2020 8:57:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 146 replies ^ | Aaron Morrison
    He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles. But first, he decided, he would take a break. College could wait until the fall. To help keep his head clear, he ran, just about every day. Off he’d go, out of the doors of his mother’s house, down the long street toward Fancy Bluff Road. Then would come the right turn onto the two-lane road lined by oak trees draped with Spanish moss. About a mile...
  • Police: Neighbors pulled boy from water an hour before mother pushed him a second time

    05/24/2020 7:04:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | Liane Morejon, Michelle Solomon
    Statements of witnesses and surveillance footage show video of a woman who police believe is Ripley pushing the boy into a canal at the Kendall Acres Condominium complex around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors there intervened before the nine-year-old could drown. An hour later, police say she found another pond-like canal at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club SW 62nd street and 138th Court, where she led Alejandro into the water. His body was found floating in the canal at 7:50 a.m. Friday. Her call to police A call for help placed by Patricia Ripley Thursday night set off an Amber...
  • Proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day, 2020

    04/01/2020 7:31:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | April 1, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    World Autism Awareness Day is a tribute to the millions of Americans living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their numerous triumphs over many and varied obstacles are a testament to the strength and resolve of the American spirit. We also extend our gratitude to all those who, through their unwavering dedication to supporting Americans with ASD, help empower them to thrive at home, in the workplace, and in their communities. As President, I am committed to ensuring all Americans with ASD can thrive and prosper. Last year, I was proud to sign into law legislation reauthorizing the Autism CARES Act,...
  • Detective: Springboro gym teacher was 'manipulating,' 'grooming' children in his class

    03/13/2020 6:52:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WCPO ^ | March 13, 2020 | Courtney Francisco
    LEBANON, Ohio — UPDATE: 3/13 9:38 a.m. John Austin Hopkins's trial resumed Friday morning with both sides presenting closing arguments. Before court let out Thursday, jurors heard from Dr. Fred Peterson, Ph.D. “[Hopkins] acknowledges some type of sexual behavior occurred," Peterson's written report said. "His results suggest he has numerous sexual 'thinking errors' which he uses to help him explain the sexual behavior that occurred.” Peterson's report also said Hopkins's mental behavior does not allow him to accept responsibility for his actions, which could hinder any treatment which might be suggested. Once both sides present closing arguments Friday, the jurors...
  • Thomas Valva’s mom: No one believed my warnings about NYPD cop dad Michael Valva

    02/02/2020 8:39:46 AM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.01.20 | Kathianne Boniello
    They thought she was making it all up. It cost a little boy his life. From cops and social workers to lawyers and judges, Long Island mom Justyna Zubko-Valva claims no one took her warnings about her NYPD cop husband, Michael Valva, seriously. Alleging sex abuse, starvation, brainwashing, beatings and possible child porn, the mom had insisted their three sons were suffering at Valva’s hands. But instead of getting help, Zubko-Valva became lost in a legal labyrinth where she was the one on trial, painted as a scorned woman with a “vendetta,” court papers show. One Suffolk County Family Court prosecutor...
  • ‘They’ll be safe’: Inside the court hearing that sealed Thomas Valva’s fate

    02/02/2020 8:34:36 AM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02.02.20 | Kathianne Boniello and Lorena Mongelli
    The autistic Long Island boy left to freeze to death in his garage — allegedly as “punishment” by his father — was sent to the house of horrors by a judge who ripped him from his mother’s custody without even holding a hearing, court transcripts obtained by The Post show. Nassau County Judge Hope Schwartz Zimmerman’s fateful Sept. 6, 2017, decision to put 8-year-old Thomas Valva and his two brothers in the custody of their dad, Michael, was made on the fly, the shocking transcripts show, without any formal, court-filed accusation of wrongdoing against their mom, Justyna Zubko-Valva. Michael Valva and his...
  • Arizona Grandmother Sentenced to 21 Years in Fatal Shooting of Twin Boys With Autism

    01/28/2020 5:52:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/28/2020
    A Pima County Superior Court judge sentenced 56-year-old Dorothy Flood on Monday in the killings of Jorden and Jaden Webb last April. Flood was the guardian and sole caregiver for the boys after her daughter died in 2017. According to court documents, the twins had severe autism and were nonverbal, and detectives said Flood told a relative that they boys had become too much for her as the boys had been having trouble sleeping. Flood originally was charged with first-degree murder but she pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors. Flood will be given...
  • WATER FIND ‘Water pill’ that’s used to reduce swelling hailed ‘real breakthrough for kids with autism’

    01/27/2020 3:37:50 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 27 January 2020 | Lucy Jones
    A ‘water pill’ used to reduce swelling could combat autism, experts claim. New research has revealed that a prescription drug, known as bumetanide, can also improve the symptoms of the developmental disability by boosting signals between neurons.... ….Bumetanide is a type of medicine called a diuretic which is available in the UK and the US and enables patients with cardiovascular, liver or kidney disease to produce more urine and rid the body of surplus fluid and salt. Diuretics are sometimes called “water pills/tablets” because they make you pee more. However, a study has shown that in autistic children it helps...