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10% of autistics are savants. Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman s3e8: Mysteries of the Subconscious, Science 2012
In any human encounter ... two people look one another in the eye; this happens first when the baby is about six weeks old and goes on for the rest of his life. We notice this is the one thing that autistic children don’t do. Horizon, The Lonely Children, BBC 1966
A general picture of inattention and non-communication is common with the autistic child. ibid.
There are over half a million people in Britain who experience the world very differently. Horizon: Living With Autism, BBC 2014
As many as a third have unexpected abilities. ibid.
Is Autism a new condition? Or has it always been with us? And how would we ever find out? ibid.
One fear has come to dominate the vaccine war: the fear that vaccines are responsible for autism. Frontline: The Vaccine War, PBS 2010
Vaccine critics question not only MMR but the many ingredients in vaccines. ibid.
Children who didn’t get the shot had the same risk of developing autism as those who did. The team published the findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. Other studies carried out by researchers in Sweden, Finland, Britain and the US also found no association between MMR and autism. Additional evidence came from Japan. ibid.
Someone with Asperger’s really is like you, just more extreme. Dr Winnie Dunne
Asperger’s Syndrome has probably been an important and valuable characteristic of our species throughout evolution. Tony Attwood
Persons with the syndrome are often workaholics, highly persistent, content with their own company and solitary artistic occupations; they focus on detail with massive curiosity and total immersion; they are novelty-seekers in terms of their art, with massive imagination in their specialised spheres. They are also far less influenced by previous or contemporary artists in their work than are ‘neurotypicals’. It appears that the autistic artist, because of his or her rather diffuse identity and diffuse psychological boundaries, has the capacity to do what the artist George Bruce described as being necessary for art: ‘One must not just depict the objects, one must penetrate them, and one must oneself become the object’. Professors Michael Fitzgerald & Henry Marsh, ‘The Genesis of Artistic Creativity: Asperger’s Syndrome and the Arts’
I didn’t get where I am today by not being autistic. Larry Arnold
When one report, now widely discredited, wrongly linked MMR vaccine with autism, an innuendo circulated that the establishment was conspiring to risk our children’s health. It led to hundreds of thousands of parents failing to protect their offspring from the threat of Measles, a serious disease that in Afghanistan kills thirty-five thousand people a year. This is the world of private hunches and no respect for evidence. Richard Dawkins, Enemies of Reason: Slaves to Superstition, Channel 4 2007
Autism is not something I have. It is integral to who I am. Eliminate the autism and you eliminate me. When you say you want a cure, you are saying I should be put to death. Think about it. Parrish S Knight
‘Appropriate treatment’ is not possible unless and until educators adopt a policy of unfailing respect for the individual. Progress is more important than a cure. Acceptance of difference is more important than achieving normalcy. Tolerance is not good enough because it demands change or at least movement toward an external norm.
I deserve acceptance and respect as I am. Stephen at Gifted Gear Reviews
After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism link in the Court of Federal Claims.
The unprecedented concession was filed on November 9, and sealed to protect the plaintiff’s identify. It was obtained through individuals unrelated to the case.
The claim, one of 4,900 autism cases currently pending in Federal ‘Vaccine Court’, was conceded by US Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler and other Justice Department officials, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, the ‘defendant’ in all Vaccine Court cases.
The child’s claim against the government – that mercury-containing vaccines were the cause of her autism – was supposed to be one of three ‘test cases’ for the thimerosal-autism theory currently under consideration by a three-member panel of Special Masters, the presiding justices in Federal Claims Court. (Autism & Vaccine) Ian R Crane, ‘Autism Linked to Vaccines: US Government Concedes Autism Link to Vaccine’; viz website
The Rise in Autism: 1980 1 in 10,000; 1995 1 in 500; 2001 In the 250; 2004 1 in 166; 2007 1 in 150; 2009 1 in 110; 2012 1 in 88; 2013 1 in 50. The greatest crime ever committed against the American public. Ian R Crane, New Horizons lecture 2014, ‘Humanity vs Insanity: The Fight Back’
You may have heard that vaccination causes autism in one in a hundred and ten children. Fuck that. Total bullshit. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s8e10 Vaccinations, Showtime 2010
Since 1980 that rate of autism amongst children has sky-rocketed from one in ten thousand children to one in a hundred and ten. ibid.
The alternative therapies don’t do dick. ibid.
For several days I’ve been spending time among children diagnosed with autism ... Around one child in a hundred has autism. Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism, BBC 2012
Children on the autistic spectrum often have trouble with skills most people regard as instinctive. ibid.
There is a tiny handful whose behaviour is so unmanageable that their parents can no longer cope. ibid.
Ryan had burnt down the family house aged 8; he had also repeatedly assaulted his mother. ibid.
I am 100% sure that Isaac Newton had Asperger’s Syndrome. Professor Michael Fitzgerald
There is also evidence of a link between gender dysphoria and autism. This World: Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? BBC 2017
His motor skills were deteriorating. And then his language processing broke down. He just recited this gibberish. Storyville: Life, Animated, mother, BBC 2017
It was hard for me to understand what people were saying. They were all garbled. ibid. Owen Suskind
A child with autism is easily over-stimulated. ibid. doctor
Disney animated movies … we realised that was the only thing that was keeping Owen calm and making him happy. ibid. father and mother
He [Andrew Wakefield] made the mistake … of finding a result you’re not meant to find … They took him down and did a huge number on him. Graham Downing, lecture Alternative View 7 conference, ‘Vaxxed: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’
A whistleblower came out from the CDC … The Key Whistleblower paper February 2004: ‘Age at First Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination in Children With Autism and School Match Control Subjects: A Population-Based Study in Metropolitan Atlanta’. ibid.
Did you know we have mandatory vaccination in this country? ibid.
Informed consent? … The dangers would exceed the benefits. ibid.
Goldman resigned after nearly eight years serving as Research Analyst for VASP since he could not study the impact of Varicella vaccination objectively. ibid.
The CDC is in the vaccine business. Members of the CDC’s Vaccine Advisory Committee accept payment from vaccine manufacturers … There’s a revolving door. ibid.
Adverse events are under-reported by up to x200. ibid.
The transcripts also show that some … [UK] committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies … They frequently cooperated with vaccine manufacturers … controversial discussions were not intended to be publicly available … They reveal a clear and disturbing lack of transparency. ibid.