Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Not to Make of New Autism Figures

Michael Yudell is currently writing a history of autism called Ages of Uncertainty: Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Search for Cause and Cure. He wrote this post for Philly.com's Health Blog.

Leave it to businessman Donald Trump to turn World Autism Awareness Day on its head.
On Monday, Trump was busy spreading misinformation about the causes of autism on a day that, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (the United Nations adopted this day in 2007) should be dedicated to cultivating awareness of this difficult lifelong developmental disorder and “spur such action and draw attention to the unacceptable discrimination, abuse and isolation experienced by people with autism and their loved ones.”

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