Bernard Rimland

Bernard Rimland | (November 15, 1928 – November 21, 2006) | An American research psychologist, writer, lecturer, and influential person in the field of developmental disorders. Rimland’s first book, Infantile Autism, sparked by the birth of a son who had autism, was instrumental in changing attitudes toward the disorder.

Rimland founded and directed two advocacy groups: the Autism Society of America (ASA) and the Autism Research Institute.

 He promoted several since disproven theories about the causes and treatment of autism, including vaccine denialfacilitated communicationchelation therapy, and false claims of a link between secretin and autism.

He also supported the ethically controversial practice of using aversives on autistic children, and was one caught misquoting colleagues to make it seem as though they were in favor of his position when they were not. (via Wikipedia)

An Autistic Perspective & History | Battling the Anti-Vaxxer #BleachCult & Other Quack Cures

Across America parents are feeding their children bleach as a cure for autism. This is a deadly phenomenon and one that Autistic activists and allies have been battling worldwide for years. 

By Eve Reiland

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