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Changes to IBI for autism in Ontario – ableism and misinformation run rampant

The Ontario Liberal government recently announced big changes to IBI for autism in Ontario and the response from opposition politicians, the Canadian media and many parents of autistic children has been deeply troubling to me. The policy announcement has unleashed a tidal wave of messaging which is ableist, exploitative and which marginalizes, stigmatizes and damages all […]

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ABA and Autism – the thorny problem of control and consent

Content/trigger warning – this blog post discusses applied behaviour analysis (ABA) as an autism “therapy” and includes references to both animal and child abuse. It may therefore be upsetting and/or triggering for some. Further reading It may be odd to start a blog post with some suggestions for other posts you should read, but here […]

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Actually it’s about ethics in vaccine journalism – my letter to The Star’s public editor about the paper’s Gardasil reporting

  In my last post I gave a brief overview of the controversy The Toronto Star created with its publication of an article about the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Since then, there have been some interesting additional items published which are well worth your time: On Twitter, Dr. Ben Goldacre tore a strip off both The Star […]

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STEM education: app review of Brain Jump by Kizoom and giveaway of a robot kit

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and what better way to celebrate than to focus on how important STEM education is? Well, how about a review of a fun science app and a giveaway for a cute and cool STEM education project? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and I think parents should be doing whatever […]

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