Autism, the frog book, antivaxxers and other bad science

The Frog Book This blog started last year when "the frog book" was frequently mentioned on Twitter, someone complaining the book was called Tuesday and they got the test on a Wednesday. Now I have no qualifications in psychology, but I am a bit of a maths whizz, so I thought I'd look at this. …

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How to survive lockdown with your marriage intact?

Lockdown and stress on relationships Let me start with a warning. I am neither a psychologist, psychiatrist not anything else beginning psy. All I can say is how rhings have affected me and the relationship in our marriage. People are different, some parner up with people with a similar personality and similar interests. They tend …

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Autism and eye contact

Look into my eyes... Today on Twitter Pete Wharmby @commaficionado posted, Probably the best way for non-autistic people to achieve understanding for #autistic children is to listen to #autistic adults, our experiences and advice, and not discount us. That's it. Between us we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and empathy for young #autistic people. …

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Why Autism Awareness Month can be traumatising for autistic people – Autistic Not Weird

On Monday 30th March I published a blog post on why I would not be celebrating Autism Awareness week. https://stevenhpape.blog/2020/03/30/autism-awareness-autism-acceptance-and-why-i-am-not-participating-in-autism-awareness-week/ This is along the same lines from someone with more knowledge than me... Over to Captain Quirk: It doesn’t seem quite right, does it? That a month designated for raising public knowledge of autism would …

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Autism awareness, autism acceptance and why I am not participating in Autism Awareness Week

Jigsaw puzzle pieces Monday 30th March to Sunday 4th April 2020 is Autism Awareness Week with Thursday 2nd April being Autism Awareness Day. I am autistic and I will not be taking part. Here's why: ABA therapy ABA therapy,(Applied Behaviour Analysis) often rebranded as PBS (Positive behavioural support) or EIBI (Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention) is …

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