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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Andrew Wakefeild

Andrew Wakefeild. He has a permanent place in Autistic history. He represents what we fight against. Mr. Wakefeild was born in 1957. His father was a neurologist and his mother was a general practitionaner. After he left the independent King Edward’s School in Bath, he studied medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School. Wakefeild fully […]

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Google Alert – autism | Circa Jan 17, 2011

British Researcher Wakefield Defends Link Between Vaccine and AutismABC NewsEvidence Wakefield published in 1998 gave birth to the belief of a connection between vaccines and autism, which ignited a nationwide public health scare …See all stories on this topic » Floridians’ autism fears immune to lack of proofPalm Beach PostBy Stacey Singer The controversial study linking autism, bowel disease and the […]

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Jim Sinclair’s Web Site 

Jim Sinclair’s Web Site     ABOUT AUTISM Terminology A note about language and abbreviations used on this site Why I dislike person first language Personal articles Thoughts About Empathy  (1988)  Bridging the Gaps: An Inside-Out View of Autism  (1989)  What Does Being Different Mean?  (1992) – editor’s column from Volume 1, Issue 1 of “Our Voice”  Don’t […]

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Neurodiversity – The Atlantic | Circa Sept 1998

On the neurological underpinnings of geekdom.   f you’ve happened across Jon Katz’s columns on “Geek Force” in recent editions of HotWired, you’re likely to have read pronouncements like the following: “The idea of geek pride [is] stirring, ascending. The rise of the geeks has an epic feeling.” As Katz describes them, geeks are nerds plus modems; they have […]

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Concerns About Inclusion by Jim Sinclair | Circa 1998

Concerns about inclusion from within the disability community Compiled by Jim Sinclair, 1998   I do not know of any advocate from within the disability community who believes that inclusion should not be an available option.  Disability advocates believe that disabled people should be able to go anywhere and do anything in mainstream society.  Among disabled people, […]