Back in 2013, I posted this entry: Court Rulings DO NOT “Quietly Confirm” Autism-Vaccine Link | Ever So Gently.
The article referred to in it has been making the rounds yet again, so that particular entry deserves a comeback too. I’m not going to devote a whole new pages-long entry about it, though. I just hope that people realize that the supposed “court rulings” about the autism-vaccine link are complete rubbish and also have been debunked and didn’t come from a reputable source nor was the court reputable or even able to rule on it to begin with.
I just wish people who are so fearful of Autism would speak with or read blogs written by autistic self-advocates. I’m not talking about non-autistic mommy bloggers of autistic children, youngsters or adults, but actual autistic individuals who are self-advocates. Many communicate online with great effort or little effort even if in the physical world their social skills and verbal skills are challenged and perhaps have Non-verbal Learning Disorder or are non-verbal.
Non-verbal doesn’t mean unable to communicate effectively. It means “communicates differently” than most people. And what that means is that WE have to adjust our thinking. Listen to the people who know even if the listening isn’t with your ears. Don’t listen to the fraudulent rantings of people who have fear-based ideologies.