This page is a collection of interesting links about autism and comorbidities, which I have been keeping since I received my ASS and ADHD diagnosis. These links are meant purely informative.
Get in touch with autism & co!
- INTERACTIVE: Carly’s Cafe – Experience autism through Carley’s eyes.
- VIDEO: Sensory overload – go through the experience. It’s eye opening!
- VIDEO: Sensory Overload
- VIDEO: Imagine what it’s like to live with high-functioning autism.
Get to know it!
Society & Awareness.
- What if autism isn’t the problem?
- Top 10 Famous People with Autism
- 10 tips on how to communicate with autistic people
- Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.” They’re different, not less
- Autism, and Using Public Transport
- If your friends ever say they have ADHD, just show them this.
- We have autism all wrong: The radical new approach we need to understand & treat it
- Please stop whitewashing autism (Facebook reaction here
- I know what causes autism
- We have put autism on TV but can’t accept it in real life
- Manchester Airport – Autism Awareness
- How to manage a meltdown? (PDF)
- Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much
- My Mindchecker (inconclusive tests to check yourself for any conditions)
- VIDEO: Ten things you should know about autism
Abuse, Aggression & Misunderstanding:
- Is sitting in public a crime for those with autism?
- Half of autistic adults ‘abused by someone they trusted as a friend’
- This is how a 10yr old boy with autism is treated in a police state
- Rockville parents accused of locking sons with autism in basement
Personal Stories & Blogs:
- I have Aspergers; I am just like you
- Kreed’s World: A journey through autism (@Facebook)
- Meet the Michigan mom famous for her post on cake, autism and kindness
- The kids who beat autism
- When Your Child is Your Hero
- Mother shouts out Santa who talked about autism with her son
- A link to a American friends website with ADHD
- Non verbal man with autism sings his heart out
- I don’t care what causes autism
- This barber went the extra mile to give a boy with autism a haircut
- Derek Paravicini
Science, Research and Studies…
Genetics, Causes and Psychological Studies:
- Missing link found between brain, immune system (neuroscientistnews)
- Missing link found between brain, immune system (sciencedaily)
- Autistic children are 28 times more likely to be suicidal
- The roots of autism are in the…skin?
- New gene studies suggest there are hunderds of kinds of autism
- Scans reveal autistic brains contain unique, and highly idiosyncratic connections
- Measurement Effect of Physical Exercise on Concentration of Individuals with ADHD
- Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain
- Autism’s gut-brain connection
- Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence
- Pesticide exposure tied to autism risk
- Somatosensory cortex functional connectivity abnormalities in autism show opposite trends, depending on direction and spatial scale
- Autism may start during prenatal development
- Autism signs in fish ‘astonishing’
- Study links autism with circumcision
- Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025
- The way your baby cries could be a sign of autism
- EEG brain trace ‘can detect autism’
- Autistic boys exposed to higher levels of hormones in womb, study finds
- MDMA – dangerous drug being used to treat a common characteristic of autism
- Modafinil – The first real smart drug?
- Arbaclofen – New Autism Drug ‘Opens Doors To Treating The Disorder’
- Marijuana – May Be Used to Treat Autism
Books, Movies & Media:
- Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (English)
- Doen alsof je normaal bent (Dutch)
- Autisme: Relaties & Sexualiteit (Dutch)
- ADHD – De complete gids voor kinderen en volwassenen (Dutch)
Treatments, Hobbies & Tips…
Artistic & Aspirations:
- The Girl Inside – Autism Song
- 5yr old girl with autism paints breathtaking works of art
- Tonight You Belong to Me (Cover)
- TEDxTeen: Forget what you know
- TED: Want to help people who have autism? Try empathy.
- TED: The forgotten history of autism
- TED: Autism and diversity (Wendy Lampen)
- TED: What is consciousness? What is self-awareness?
- VIDEO: Save yourself some stress – share the control!
- VIDEO: Challenging behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders.
- The importance of NO (Dutch translation here)
- Autism @ Sesame Street
Possible (Alternative) Treatments:
- DOG – Keeps human safe (video)
- CAT – 5yr old girl with autism and her therapy cat
- CAT – 6yr old girl with autism and her cat (video)
Products & Processes:
- HBOT – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- SHOELACES – Lock Laces (product)
- iPad – Apps for Autism
- QST -Qigong Sensorische therapie (Dutch)
- Why are people with autism more likely to experience anxiety? (part 1/3)
- The effects of anxiety (part 2/3)
- Tips for dealing with anxiety (part 3/3)
Debunking Anti-Vaxxing and Snake-Oil!
Anti-Vaxxers are in my opinion one of the most dangerous people for a healthy society towards their children and everyone around them.
Do not believe too fast, in what is spread through the internet! Your lives can depend on it! Be SMART!
- The William Thompson Documents. There’s no whistle to blow.
- 16y ago, a doctor published a study. It was completely made up & made us all sicker.
- anti-vaxxers accidentally fund study showing no link (newsweek.com)
- Once Again, A Study Found No Link Between Vaccines And Autism.
- Autism: Potentially lethal bleach ‘cure’ feared to have spread to Britain
- Donald Trump claims vaccines cause autism
Dutch Links (Nederlandse Links)
- TED: How my unstoppable mother proved the experts wrong (Chris Varney)
- YOUTUBE: Famous people with autism
Unsorted, Informative, Not Verified, …
- Serotonin (@Wikipedia)
- Finnish Band With Down Syndrome And Autism Want To Win Eurovision While Raising Awareness Around The World
- That’s not autism: It’s simply a brainy, introverted boy
- Students with autism form bond with senior citizens
- Vladimir Putin suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, Pentagon report claims
- Support The Mason Alert To Prevent Autism Wandering and Death
- Punk band with learning disabilities to represent Finland at Eurovision
- Understanding Autism – Free as a bird
- Toni Braxton Says Son’s Autism Is God’s Judgment for Previous Abortion
- Likening of autistic kids to atheists causes fury
- TED: The dangers of science denial