The Chicago Tribune on Autism

The Chicago Tribune has had some excellent articles in the past few days. These articles are must reads… long, but very informative and important. There is so much misinformation out there, and people are taking advantage of parents of autistic children. Read, and spread the word.

Part 1: Autism treatments: Risky alternative therapies have little basis in science

Part 2: Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies

Also, these shorter items:

Autism treatment: Success stories more persuasive to some than hard data

Questionable treatments for children with autism

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2 thoughts on “The Chicago Tribune on Autism

  1. As I often do for stories of this type, I’m keeping a running list or index of pro- and con- blog posts. This post is on the list.

    The list is here

    http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2009/11/the-unethical-treatments-that-autism-is-vaccine-injury-and-other-false-premises-gives-rise-to.html

    For readers new to the world of biomedical treatment, it is worth noting that a number of bloggers who are affected by autism are pro-science and pro-vaccine. They repudiate the world of “Age of Autism”, Generation Rescue, and “Defeat Autism Now!”(DAN!). I will mention a few (in no particular order) the group blog LeftBrain/RightBrain (leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/) Natural Variation (http://autismnaturalvariation.blogspot.com/) Countering Age of Autism (http://counteringageofautism.blogspot.com/) Autism News Beat (http://autism-news-beat.com/) and Club 166 (http://club166.blogspot.com). There are many more.

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