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Compassion Extended to Many Victims: Newtown, Connecticut

There are many victims as the result of the unexplainable tragic violence toward the children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School by Adam Lanza. I am one of millions of people who are emotionally affected by the event and in mourning. I extend compassion through prayer to the suffering parents, friends, and neighbors who lost the precious lives of children and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. Also, we must not forget Lanza’s mother Nancy who is also a victim. She is portrayed as a very positive mom who was focused on getting her sons what they needed and what they wanted.

Beacon Day School appreciates art!

Beacon Day School appreciates art! I really enjoyed talking to artist Trent Altman's mother, Dr. Jackie Marquette, on the radio last Tuesday ( Who is your favorite artist with autism? Email and we may feature them in a coming newsletter!

Evidence of parallels between mercury intoxication and the brain pathology in autism

Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2012;72(2):113-53.
Evidence of parallels between mercury intoxication and the brain pathology in autism.
Kern JK, Geier DA, Audhya T, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR.
Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland, USA;

FROM AUTHOR ALICE SHABECOFF: What’s really behind the increase in autism rates.

What’s really behind the increase in autism rates.
Alice Shabecoff

The just-released data on autism shows a count of 1 in 88 children, up from a rate of 1 in 110 three years ago and one in 150 five years ago. With each change, the response remains the same: Oh, that’s because of better detection and broader definitions.

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Raising a Child on the Spectrum: ...

AO/GR 2012 Conference: Ken Siri, MBA.

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Biofilms, Bugs, and Bowels: ...

AO/GR 2012 Conference. John H. Hicks, MD.

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The First Dads of Autism: Life ...

AO/GR 2012 Conference. Mark Blaxill, MBA. 

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Startup company succeeds at hiring ...

Startup company Aspiritech was created out of a mother's passion to create jobs for her son that more closely matched his unique talents and abilities.


''Dye-ing'' to be Hyper

Michael and Rob Sidell introduce and produce a show reviewing articles about a recent report supporting the safty of vaccines and a direct, pointed rebuttal by SafeMinds, revisiting the issue of food dyes and their association with ADHD and other behavioral issues and an article explaining why those with ASD confuse the proper use of pronouns.

Weekly AutismOne 30 Minute Global News in Review - 02/23/2011

Michael, Debra and Rob Sidell introduce and produce a show reviewing news articles about the groundbreaking use of proteins to "cure" Downs Syndrome in rat models, a hypothesis that progestin contraceptives may be at the bottom of the ASD epidemic, the use of faecal transplants to treat gut issues and autoi mmune diseases such as Parkinson's and the use of a driving simulator to help train new and potential drivers with ADHD, Asperger's and High Functioning Autism to handle the complex multitasking required.