Posts tagged "autism"

Anti-Vaxxers Are Maybe Starting Their Own Religion Now

Anti-vaxxers are apparently considering starting their own religion to exempt their kids from Vermont’s vaccination laws.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 21, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Parents Are Trying To Cure Autistic Kids With Horrifying Bleach Enemas

Oh god. This is the most awful thing I have read in a while. Apparently, in an effort to cure their children of autism, some parents are turning to a…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Mom Of Son With Asperger’s Syndrome: “Armchair Diagnoses Aren’t Helping Anyone”

“After Elliot Rodger murdered six young men and women in Isla Vista, California, word spread that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s is a developmental disorder that was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Toni Braxton Thinks God Punished Her For Abortion By Giving Son Autism

“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

10 Things Your Autistic Friend Wants You To Know

Hello, I’m Gwen Kansen and I have Asperger’s Syndrome.

I repeat myself a lot. If a room is crowded I try to get out immediately. It takes me…

Gwendolyn Kansen | March 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Susan Boyle Has Asperger’s Syndrome

Susan Boyle revealed she has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. The Scottish singer became famous on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 and received her diagnosis only last…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2013 - 10:45 am

Daryl Hannah Comes Out As Autistic

“I’ve never been comfortable being the center of attention It’s always freaked me out … I’m a grown up now. I’ve learned a couple of things that really would’ve made…

Ami Angelowicz | September 27, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Vile Letter Sent To Mother Of A Boy With Autism Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity

When Kara Begley, a mom from Newcastle, Ontario, opened a letter that had been slipped under her door, the last thing she expected to read was a hateful screed demanding…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 20, 2013 - 11:15 am

Study: Induced Labor May Be Linked To Autism

Another code may have been cracked in how autism occurs in children: children that were born from labor induction or speeding up the birth with drugs were more likely to

Daley Quinn | August 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Study: Anorexia Is Similar To Autism

A new study suggests that girls suffering from anorexia display similar personality traits to those with autism, such as lack of empathy, high focus on detail, and rigid behavior. In some…

Alyson Penn | August 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Autism Awareness Advocate Carly Fleischmann

Carly Fleischmann has co-authored a book with her father, starred in a film, has 97,000 followers on Facebook, and will attend the University of Toronto in the fall.

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

True Story: My Therapist Told Me I Had Asperger’s

I’ve been seeing my therapist, Jennifer*, for years. I love her. She’s helped me through a lot of hard times and she’s one of the first people I want to talk…

Lauren Capen | October 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Miss Montana Alexis Wineman Could Be The First Miss America With Autism

Meet Alexis Wineman, 2012’s Miss Montana who is headed to the Miss America pageant this January. This year, Alexis will truly be unlike all the other pageant competitors: she was…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 9:20 am

Girl Talk: Dating A Man With Autism Taught Me To Be Myself

Ughhhhh, he is infuriating, I thought as I scanned Paul*’s Facebook page. There were new status messages — “carboloading” — a recent video of him performing, and links to new…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 9, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Mother Gives 9-Year-Old Son Pot: Therapeutic Or Psychotic?

Ah, Double X. Welcome to the world of “alternative motherhood.” This week, Marie Myung-Ok Lee delivers an update on why she gives her nine-year-old son pot. Yes, nine. Yes, pot.

Susannah Breslin | October 6, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Quick Pic: Jim Carrey & Jenny McCarthy Share A Picturesque Embrace

The funny couple were marching on Capitol Hill, in support of a cause dear to Jenny’s heart — eliminating the toxins from children’s vaccines. McCarthy has said she believes her…

The Frisky | June 4, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Jenny McCarthy Is A Bad Ass

Jenny McCarthy is busting all kinds of stereotypes and proving big-breasted bleach blondes are smarter than stodgy old dorks with degrees. The funny former Playboy pin up has been singled…

Simcha | April 4, 2008 - 7:30 pm