Feeling Blue?? Today is World Autism Awareness Day!! #LIUB – light it up blue

Today is World Autism Awareness Day! More info here. Being a little blue never felt so good. You may have noticed there are a lot of people out there wearing blue today and tweeting selfies with the hashtag #LIUB for “light it up … Continue reading

Popular autism theories and science have a huge disconnect – Scott Lilienfeld explains why @US_Conversation

Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers By Scott O Lilienfeld, Emory University According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are … Continue reading

#Science will never PROVE climate change and science will never PROVE vaccines don’t cause Autism. Geraint Lewis explains why @ConversationUK

Where’s the proof in science? There is none By Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Those people looking for proof to come … Continue reading

Terrific TED talk on Autism and Genetics by Wendy Chung!

Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond … Continue reading

Vaccines don’t cause Autism and have rare side-effects Part 2

A Systematic Review of vaccine safety studies has been published in Pediatrics (full article available free here). Get ready for a shocker! The review found strong evidence against an association of MMR vaccination and Autism. The review also found that adverse events … Continue reading