New Meta-analysis Confirms: No Association between Vaccines and Autism
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If anything, MMR may decrease risk.

‘Fancy Believing in the Goblin King'
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Fantastic David Bowie story.

Ways to Actually Help Austistic People
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A rebuttal to @normanlamb by @HickeyWriter.

Autistic Teenager and Family Removed from Flight
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@united scores again!

Unlocking Emily’s World
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Autism research at Boston University

Autism's early child
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Half a century on. (Piece from 2011)

What Not To Say to a Parent of an Autistic Child
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Yep, had all of these.

My girls meet Peter Capaldi (little Dalek)
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I defy you not to cry after reading this.

The intense world theory of autism
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Rings a lot of bells for me.

How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt, and Fatherhood -
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George W. Bush and Bill Clinton helping out on autism.

BBC News - Website warned over MMR claims
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ASA stands up for science.

The lessons Doctor Who is teaching my ASD kid
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With thanks to @Paul_Cornell.

Despatches from Caledonia: It's Not You, It's Me. Officially.

On being diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 46.

Blue Peter is Who I Am

The difference one TV programme can make.

Can a neurotypical understand what autism is? — Crooked Timber
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Probably not, but it is worth trying.

On (Not) Having A Guardian « Ballastexistenz
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"When I was nineteen years old, my psychologist told me that I was not a real adult... He also told me that I would never be allowed to make adult decisions."

The Story Behind the Best NYT Correction Ever

Good to see some journalists still have professional standards.

Relativeren van autisme is in de mode

Great but sobering piece in NRC Handelsblad by Ingrid Robeyns

Voices of Autism: ‘It’s Sort of a Good Thing’ | GoodyBlog
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Q: Do you like being autistic?A: Yes. Q: What do you think about autism?A: I think it’s sort of a good thing.


Researcher writing book about Doctor Who and autism.

Denouement for the MMR scare: Dr Aust’s Spleen
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[Wakefield’s work] was published. People critiqued it. They looked carefully at the findings in the paper to see if they stood up. Other researchers tried to look for the relationship he suggested between autism and MMR vaccination in other kinds of studies.... And the answer? None of Wakefield’s work stood up. None of it.

Lancet accepts MMR study 'false'
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The medical journal which originally published the discredited research linking autism and MMR has now issued a full retraction of the paper - and how many children have died as a result?

Autism is not a dirty word
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Charlotte Moore talks sense.

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