Tag Archive | autism

Stem cell “treatment” cons and autism

The UK magazine Autism Eye has recently published my feature article about stem cell con operations targeting families of children with autism: https://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/231390619?access_key=key-qJ2qURxSdBCVYlveOtC3&allow_share=true&escape=false&show_recommendations=false&view_mode=scroll It’s hard to believe anyone would take such horrifying and costly risks–but having investigated this world, I think it’s marketing that is the key to this and other autism “treatment” frauds. As […]

Comment on: “Why do autism ‘experts’ say such awful things?”

Shannon des Roches Rosa published a well-referenced and desperately sad blog this week about the scaremongering and self-aggrandising speech of all too many US “autism experts” (which then extends to the US media, as it seeks them out when planning a storyline related to autism.) She asks why the harmful rhetoric continues. I have argued […]

Brian Deer: Wakefield ‘MMR mother’ fabricated injury story

Brian Deer: Wakefield 'MMR mother' fabricated injury story. What a desperately sad story for everyone concerned: the child, now a young adult who has been subject to unecessary interventions that wasted his time and made him more susceptible to harm, and who now faces loss of contact with loved family members, the family who have […]

My services as an expert witness

My services as an expert witness.

My services as an expert witness

Sometimes autism impacts on a civil or criminal case. When it does, I am happy to help.

Why I worry about the “American approach” to autism

It’s been 12 years since I last lived and worked in the US, and there are times when I realise how far my views have come from the days I, too, saw autism entirely through the lens of the medical model. Reading about how parents are dosing their autistic children with bleach compounds in a […]

BBC producer seeking parents to interview about ABA

Have you or another parent you know tried or considered using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) but decided it wasn’t the right way to go for your autistic child? A BBC documentary producer would like to interview you about your decision. Get in touch with me if you’re interested…