Autism made me a single-issue voter

By rickColosimo / August 17, 2009 /

When discussing the recent presidential campaign with two professors I know, one asked me who was more “favorable” when it came to autism. He assumed that I would probably support the Democrats because of their association with support of civil rights (IDEA and the ADA are civil rights statutes at their heart). As I continued…

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Vaccines — why are ASD parents still fighting?

By rickColosimo / June 4, 2009 /

I will not claim to speak for any parents other than me, not even my ex-wife. There is little doubt that part of the quick rejection of vaccine causation for Dylan’s regressive ASD onset was my ex’s science background (she was a Ph.D. developmental biologist with a family history full of medical professionals) and my…

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Autism Awareness Day on CBS

By rickColosimo / April 10, 2009 /

Dylan was on CBS’s The Early Show last Thursday. Some additions: when he was in a home program, the total cost was $2k a week; now it’s $2k a month on top of what he gets at school. Dylan attends REED Academy, a private nonprofit school focused on providing a science-based intervention for children on…

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Logo contest on crowdSPRING

By rickColosimo / April 10, 2009 /

We’re running a logo contest on crowdSPRING for a social network-based site serving the ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) community. Besides wanting to see a greater variety of designs from different people rather than a number of variations on a theme from one person, I wanted to see how the original “thoughtstorm.com” might have functioned. My…

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