Google Chromecast: Impressions

Google announced their new device for television on Wednesday the 24th: Chromecast. Unlike the complicated and (based on sales) unpopular Google TV, Chromecast does one thing, and it does it really well. It allows you to stream your phone, tablet,...

Another Study Finding No Link Between Mercury and Autism

Mercury, the bane of many a mad hatter of yore, has been the focus of many in the autism community as a potential cause of autism. The heavy liquid metal is well known for it's toxic effect, causing aggressiveness, mood...

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J. Cole Apologies, Without Celebrity Pressure

Last year 50-Cent replied back to an offensive tweet with "'i just saw your picture fool you look autistic" and then continued on to joke about not wanting special education kids in his timeline. This prompted Holly Robinson Peete, well...

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Demonstrated Progress at Last! Jonathan's Adventures

Today was a busy day for my oldest, who has non-verbal autism. He has been diagnosed as high functioning, meaning his intelligence is quite high, yet he can't communicate that intelligence very well. In fact, his teachers struggle to get...

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President Obama Talks About Zimmerman Trial

When checking the news feeds today and seeing a comment on the George Zimmerman trial by President Barak Obama, I was a little anxious. After reading his comments that seemed less focused, less rehearsed than usual, I realized he was...

Apple TV: Slow Occupation, Huge Potential

In 2007, Apple released the Apple TV as a way to stream or display digital media onto a television. At that time there were a number of similar devices that would display content onto a television, some home brewed through...

Maternal Antibody Related Autism: The Research, not The Guilt

University of California, Davis has been doing a lot of ground-breaking research on autism and the brain lately, but one direction of research, maternal antibodies and fetal brain development, has the media hopping. It seems that in a subset of...

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The Importance of Motivation in Learning: Who's Responsible?

Education has always been a nebulous concept for a lot of people. The basic concept most people have of education is sitting in a classroom with a teacher/instructor/professor lecturing and taking notes. Then, at times, you take tests to evaluate...

Friday Whimsy: The Zulu Class Sailing Drifter

In the mid 1800's, the world was still running on sail. It was the height of the era, often called the golden age of sailing. Steam boats were a curiosity, and the great clipper ships were racing around the world...

Technorati Update: No More Guest Articles

For the past couple years I have had the priviledge of being a guest writer for Technorati. I've had the pleasure of posting many of my autism specific posts on this site, sharing my points of interest, and generating discussions...