Hi everyone, We'd like to share some information about how you can help spread the word that autism is real, that it is affecting hundreds of thousands of kids, that it can be treated, and that there is hope. Generation Rescue is working to get that message across and you can help. Charity … [Read more...]
Spinning the Measles (AKA Blaming Dr. Wakefield)
For the past couple of months headlines decrying the measles outbreak of 1,000 cases in Britain have been plastered across the globe: from Britain to the US, to Viet Nam, Australia, and the Middle East. It has been so widely covered it surely must make one stop and consider whether this is not … [Read more...]
MMR and Autism: Does the media tell the whole story?
Recently we have discussed the manner in which the mainstream media spins facts, research, dates, omits information, etc. to influence public perception. In this post, we share the experience of a mother whose perspective you are not likely to see on the nightly news. Isabella Thomas, the mother of … [Read more...]
What’s on my radar? – Autism Awareness Month
Each month I write about books, DVD’s, organizations, trends, and events that are “on my radar” as they are important, timely and educational – which means they will empower you to think for yourselves, enable you to challenge the received wisdom, and give you ideas of how you might get involved to … [Read more...]
Doctors and Fraud – Are doctors less human than you?
Our culture confers a very high status and respect on all doctors and scientists as though they are somehow better or more ethical than the average person. Our culture also tends to assume that doctors are all knowing and always know more than those who aren't doctors. A case in point. I attended a … [Read more...]