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The problem at the heart of Doug Ford

  I’ve already written more about the Ford brothers on this blog than I wish I ever had to. I’ve written specifically about the issue of Doug Ford’s appalling comments and actions in relation to The Griffin Centre. I’m volunteering for a city councillor and the election is less than 3 weeks away. My parents […]

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Thank you Doug Ford and fawning media; you endanger my autistic children

  I spent the Victoria Day long weekend alternating between being angry about Doug Ford’s bigoted and hateful statements regarding the Griffin Centre and being heartened by the response I was seeing to those statements. On Monday I tweeted this:   Don’t tell Doug Ford but I took my #autistic kids out of our home […]

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Todd Parr cartoon Friday, December 14th, 2012

Guns don’t kill; mentally ill people do. Wait. WHAT?

  It’s at times like this that I wish I was eloquent. I wish I could adequately convey how much my heart aches for everyone affected by what happened in Connecticut on Friday. My twins are in the first grade at school so you can imagine what I’ve been thinking. When Owen woke up during […]

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iPads, Autism, screen-time and “The Autism Project”

For those of you who aren’t aware, The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest online news site and also its highest circulation newspaper, is running a series of articles at the moment under the heading The Autism Project. To be honest, I haven’t been following it religiously. At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin, my expectations […]

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Truth and lies: Five ways to get the former and protect yourself from the latter

On Friday, the autism blog Left Brain Right Brain, highlighted an article that appeared in The Atlantic, titled The 15-Year FalloutFrom One Man’s Lie About Vaccines. The Atlantic article was actually a precis of several of the points Sam Harris outlined in his book, Lying, but the article’s title focused on one point Harris made […]

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