The name Elle Furlong probably does not mean much to you. She is a resident of Florida (that alone speaks volumes) and recently gained my ire when she linked to a headline stating that courts “quietly” ruled that vaccines or a vaccine preservative called MMR is the cause of autism. Yes, this is going to get very ugly. Continue Reading
Say the name Autism Speaks amongst a bunch of autistic Children Of The ’80s, or worse yet a room full of Powell types (or both, like myself), and fur will fly on a scale that is incomprehensible to those who fit into neither group. This more reflects on the groups I mention than Autism Speaks itself, but that does not mean Autism Speaks deserves a pass. For one thing, amongst autistic adults, these two groups have the biggest claim to having been shortchanged and/or abused, and amongst the autistic, that is saying quite a lot.