http://ning.it/17V6gzE is a wonderful review by Dr. Jerome Groopman of Temple Grandin's new book The Autistic Brain, which I bought some weeks ago. The review is one of the best single pieces I've actually ever read about autism. It highlights a number of long passages from Grandin's book which illustrate the scientific method, and how stupid claims get published and then countered in later work, ALL THE TIME. It's also very common-sensical and…Continue
I moved to Boston start of January and began a new job. Yay, it's going well! I got a chance to work at what I'm good at and did a lot there. Exhausted --- but the results were good and I'm getting recognized for it. People are asking me about the details, and they're learning from what I found. I finally, a month and a half in, feel like it's been a good start now. I work in software for an online web-only retailer of home goods. A negative point is that to do all this work, I've had…Continue
I put the following on my Facebook status:
Akhil Amar on Up! With Chris Hayes is pushing clarity. There's a core right in the USA to own a gun, in the Bill of RIghts. Moral obscenity panics about mass murderers won't alter that. We have a mental health crisis. When mental health meets desperation, abandonment, and psychopathy, people find guns. Causes are clear. Mental health can be better followed and cared for. The simplest way to deal with this is to give mentally ill…
I faxed the following to the house oversight committee. Thanks, Grasp for explaining how to do it.
Hello, I listened to the committee hearing on autism via CSPAN-3. I deeply appreciate that attention is being given to autistic people. I'm an adult with some Aspergers, working. I've never gone on disability. Like Michael John Carley, I'm proof that it is possible for us to overcome our deficits by using our strengths. But it's vital that children with Autism…Continue