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Kay W

Kay W
Texas, United States
June 22
Teacher, tinker, geek, mother, wife


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JUNE 4, 2010 11:08AM

"Empathy is one of those skills autistic children typically lack; this boy wasn’t supposed to be aware of his teachers’ frustration." --"The New Face of Autism Therapy"

The idea that autistics lack empathy is one of the more pervasive myths out there, shared by some parents, far too many professio… Read full post »
JUNE 3, 2010 11:40PM

A year ago I started this blog in direct response to censorship from AoA. I missed the one year anniversary, May 28th. Here's the first post that didn't deal specifically with the censorship, my rebuttals, and my email to Stag that went unanswered. Surprisingly, nothing's really changed except for th/… Read full post »
JUNE 2, 2010 6:38PM

Before the Storm Hit

I'm in the middle of the mid-week itchy feet and could use some levity, so I'm rerunning T and L's two pieces on the young couple in Stink Creek with malleable memories. Yes, there's some serious issues covered here, but they're dealt with humorously. I hope you enjoy, if you missed…

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Occasionally, as a mother of three on the spectrum and an active autism-related blogger, I need a break from all things autism. Just as the psychology of religion is one of my areas of interest, so to is cultural psychology.

Psychology is replete with theoretical models, and the field of cultural psyc/
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JUNE 2, 2010 10:06AM

A concerned commentator offered a long list of questions on my last blog, Sitting through Dateline's Wakefield Episode Sunday. It merited a substantial response, so I'm posting the comment, along with my response, here.

“Why isn't it plausible to believe that giving 36 vaccines to a child might notRead full post »
"You lost your job down in Texas..."

Not on my list of fun things to do, I recorded Dateline's A Dose of Controversy so that I'd be able to pause, rewind, replay to my heart's content so that I could blog about this, wanting to make sure I got the quotes and bits… Read full post »
MAY 31, 2010 11:22AM

Vaccines or no vaccines, my children will not die of whooping cough, diptheria, tetanus, mumps, rubella. They will not go deaf or become infertile from measles. They will also not develop autism. Because I have protected them, by avoiding all vaccines.
And I am proud of that fact. Because I understand… Read full post »
MAY 30, 2010 9:38PM

MAY 30, 2010 9:25PM

Don't Fence Me In

MAY 30, 2010 9:22PM

Scorching, Burning Irony


  • After you read Callous Disregard leave a review on Amazon please. Use your name and declare any "conflict" unlike the whackosphere. about an hour ago
  • AAP gets the last word on NBC "Vaccines do not cause autism" in statement read. US Vax court says differently. Stay tuned for mo
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As Sullivan reported, the bump for Wakefield's book appears to have been restricted to Amazon (where it got up to #11 for a short time). As of Saturday, 6:00 pm central, though, Wakefield's book had slipped to #188 at Amazon.

At Barnes and Noble, though, it's ranked at #26,012.

Books A Million doesn't…

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MAY 29, 2010 12:30PM

AoA: "Any clear thinking person"

No one at Aoa picked up on the part on Dan Olmsted's rant about his buddy Andy getting struck off that his last paragraph could be construed as telling Andy, along with the UK to f*&k off. Interesting show of lack of reading comprehension. Anne Dachel, that oh-so-insightful media editor didRead full post »
MAY 28, 2010 6:54PM

Wakefield as a Sinking Ship

Wednesday, I posted live through the live stream of the wackawoos' rally in Chicago. Okay, until I got bored with it and took my daughters outside to swim. I've had the opportunity now to watch Wakefield's speech, joy joy, and although several others have covered his worst moments, well, how can…

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Re: Notification letter


I am sorry to inform you that your cashier check of $1.2M has returned undelivered due to incorrect recipient's address. Really, I know that it has been long you waited to receive this check but unfortunately it returned because of the incorrect address provided by your/… Read full post »
MAY 28, 2010 10:17AM

Capture for this picture?

Picture available here and here.

Thanks to Ken Reibel for the suggestion.

Boy, that park sure is packed with folks supporting Wakefield and the whole vaccines are teh ebeel, ain't it?
MAY 27, 2010 11:07PM

A Spot of Color

My mimosa is in bloom. :-)
"But now that the deed is done, the fight has really begun. Autism was invented here, with the rise of organic mercury compounds in the 1930s, and here's where it took off when those exposures and others were recklessly multiplied many times over in the 1990s and today.… Read full post »
"But imagine how it feels for those with Asperger's and HFA as they learn that maybe this diagnosis isn't a purely genetic situation? Maybe it "happened" to them? It explains some of the intense anger and backlash we see from them. It must be breathtaking to realize that maybe life didn't… Read full post »
MAY 27, 2010 7:30AM

David Brown's New Gig

Linked through the title to this post and here is David Brown's latest piece at his new site. :-)
I, so that you don't have to, am watching this rally on live stream. I'll update the post as the rally commences.

The crowd response sounds like there's a couple dozen people there.

First lie: Louise Kuo Habakus says thousands of people are watching online. As of  3:05 pm central time, 186Read full post »