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High rates of emergency and police services signal many adults and adolescents with autism in Canada are in crisis High rates of emergency and police services signal many adults and adolescents with autism in Canada are in crisis
By Yona Lunsky and Jonathan A Weiss
Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population
By Kathleen O'Grady
Personalized medicine for child health is a distraction
By Nicole Letourneau and Suzanne Tough

Genetics will save the day — at least that’s the message you see pretty much everywhere in the media, and sometimes even in the academic literature.

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O`Grady and Anne Jovanovic

Autism is not a mental illness, a mental health condition or a learning disability. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder

All I want for Christmas is a National Autism Strategy Why it’s time for a National Autism Strategy
By Kathleen O’Grady

Over a year ago, I was invited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Parliament Hill. It was attended by a dozen or more Senators from both major parties, political staffers and invited guests mostly from an assortment of autism non-profit organizations. I expected a somewhat predictable ‘feel good’ event about how far we’ve come and how far we have still to go. But an hour later there weren’t many dry eyes in the chamber.

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O`Grady and Anne Jovanovic

Autism is not a mental illness, a mental health condition or a learning disability. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder

Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O’Grady

Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country. This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward in the cross-party Senate report on the state of funding for the treatment of autism in Canada, aptly titled, Pay Now or Pay Later. And until recently, this sentiment could be used to sum up the role of the federal government which has largely left the crisis up to provincial ministries to manage.

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O’Grady and Anne Jovanovic

Every week a new study on autism seems to surface, and too often, there are errors or critical omissions in some of the media coverage on the topic.

Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O`Grady and Anne Jovanovic

It is not uncommon for families to wait several years to receive a diagnosis of autism for their child from publicly funded health services in most provinces in Canada.

Backgrounder: The Autism-vaccine story: Fiction and deception
By Mike Allan and Noah Ivers

Is there any link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism?