Books | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Books The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is developing a catalog of publications to benefit our community. We released the Navigating College handbook in 2011, the Loud Hands anthology in 2012, and both the Empowering Leadership guide for disabled students and an Autism Acceptance e-book in 2013. More recently, we have developed Welcome to the Autistic Community, a welcome guide for newly-diagnosed Autistic people, …

J.B. Handley: No Study Shows “Vaccines Didn’t Cause My Son’s Autism” | The Vaccine War | FRONTLINE | Circa April 27, 2010

MARCH 23, 2015   A businessman whose son was diagnosed with autism, J.B. Handley co-founded the website Generation Rescue with his wife. It’s an autism advocacy site that has been highly effective in organizing a community of parents concerned about an autism-vaccine link. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Jan. 29, 2010. …

J.B. Handley and the anti-vaccine movement: Gloating over the decline in confidence in vaccines among parents | Circa April 25, 2011

UPDATE, 4/25/2011: I can’t resist pointing you to a hilariously misguided attack against me that proves once again that, for the anti-vaccine activists, it’s all about the ad hominem. Clifford Miller, a.k.a. ChildHealthSafety, was unhappy that I showed up in the comments of Seth Mnookin’s post complaining about J.B. Handley’s attacking him solely based on his having once been …

Dlisted | Amanda Peet Or Jenny McCarthy: Who Would Win In A Cage Fight? | Circa July 10, 2008

Amanda Peet has just landed on Jenny McCarthy’s shit list and she better watch it. We already know Jenny thinks vaccinating children is BULLSHIT. Amanda is on the other side. She told Cookie Magazine that she’s pro-vaccine. Amanda said she did her own research on vaccinations by talking to baby doctors before making a decision on whether or not she was …

X-Files Actress on Vaccines: Ignore the Stars – ABC News | Circa Aug. 15, 2008

Actress Amanda Peet is not the first celebrity to speak out on childhood vaccination. But her message is clearly different from that of many other stars on the subject. And on Tuesday morning, she shared this advice with the public on ABC's "Good Morning America": the public might be better off to turn a deaf …

Jenny McCarthy’s Dangerous Views | The New Yorker | Circa July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 For decades, Barbara Walters has been described as a broadcast pioneer—and with good reason. In 1974, Walters became the first female host of the “Today” show. In 1976, she became the first woman to serve as a network-news anchor. In 1984, she moderated the first Presidential debate between Walter Mondale and Ronald …