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Autism Speaks refuses to talk: 1.5 million autistic people? How do you figure? | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa July 12, 2008

Not long ago Michelle Dawson, an autistic adult and autism researcher in Montreal, Canada, wrote that she had tried to get Autism Speaks to explain how they arrrived at their well known number of autistic people in the US (or just autistic children in the US, depending on which of their statements you are reading).

She phoned the Autism Speaks offices not too long ago and eventually was handed off to a man named Michael. This apparently was Autism Speaks epidemiology “expert” of sorts, Michael Rosanoff, a young man in a sort of low level position at Autism Speaks and without much training in epidemiology it seems.

You can read some of what transpired in Michelle’s conversation 

on her QT board And on her blog …

Source: Autism Speaks refuses to talk: 1.5 million autistic people? How do you figure? | Left Brain Right Brain


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