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The Doctor Who Fooled the World, by Brian Deer

The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Andrew Wakefield’s War on Vaccines The news breaks first as a tale of fear and pity. Research at a London hospital has found a link between autism and a vaccine given to millions of children. Young parents are terrified. Immunisation rates slump. And a worldwide “anti-vax” movement takes off, […]

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Remember #BoycottToSiri? | To Siri With Love – RationalWiki

  “”Gus, Henry, if you guys ever read this… Jesus Christ I’m so sorry your mother is like this. It’s not normal. It’s not right, and there is nothing wrong with you. —Kaelan Rhywiol, autistic author[1] To Siri With Love by Judith Newman tells the story of how she wants to sterilize her autistic son and likes to laugh at […]

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What I Read in July ‘19 :D (and my Reading Rush wrap up!!) – CrankyAutistic

Hey! So, I didn’t do as good this month as I wanted to do. But…I still did okay? Maybe? I read eleven books for the month, and then I read seven during The Reading Rush so, in total, I … Source: What I Read in July ‘19 😀 (and my Reading Rush wrap up!!) – […]

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What Parents of Autistic Kids Need to Know – Neurodivergent Narwhals – Books For Littles

Autistic children hear so many negative and harmful messages about autism. I would always be on his side to confront ableism and ignorance – we are a team. Source: What Parents of Autistic Kids Need to Know – Neurodivergent Narwhals – Books For Littles

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‘NeuroTribes’ Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum : Shots – Health News : NPR | Circa Sept 2015

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism. Source: ‘NeuroTribes’ Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum : Shots – Health News : NPR Activism International

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The Jenny McCarthyism of Vaccines | Circa Jan 2011

What happens when you mix a few wary parents with a fraudulent study and throw in a celebrity? You get a witch hunt. My twitter feed blew up over the news that the study linking the MMR vaccine to autism had been declared an “elaborate fraud.” The study had actually been retracted a while back, but this […]

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Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The  Loud Hands Project , a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, was funded through IndieGoGo to create an anthology titled  Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking . Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, […]