An autism-friendly city isn’t possible. Stop using my condition to score political points

Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow want to become the UK’s first ‘autism-firendly’ cities. That’s admirable, but what does it mean in…

Sesame Street

Sesame Street’s new muppet with autism will do more harm than good

So Sesame Street is to introduce a character with autism. It’s clear the producers have good intentions — their goal…

Should the Hemsley sisters be supporting a diet that ‘treats’ autism?

The Hemsley sisters are the hot new thing in British cooking. They even have a show, Eating Well With Hemsley…

Snobbery lurks behind the sugar tax crusade

So, a sugary drinks levy. First of all, there may be unintended consequences. Could it open up a black market…

Simon Jenkins is wrong about France and booze: its state is just as much a nanny as ours is

In a piece for the Guardian the journalist Simon Jenkins has argued that the state should leave people alone regarding…

Study breaks myth that fast food is linked to poverty

An interesting study has emerged from the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about young people’s dietary habits in…

Bleach is being sold as a cure for autism. Yes, you read that right

Bleach. Some use it to clean their clothes, others to lighten their hair. But even if having a Marilyn Monroe…

I used to have Asperger’s. Now I’m autistic, according to ‘experts’. I don’t believe it

Autism is being diagnosed all over the place right now. There’s been an explosion in the number of cases, we’re told. This…