MMR and autism
MMR and autism

MMR and autism

8 November 2016

Treating autistic people like children

Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.

No, autistic children are not the spiritual saviours of mankind

Michael Fitzpatrick isn't convinced by a much raved-about autism memoir.

MMR/autism: one step forward, two steps back

Unorthodox autism campaign groups are finally distancing themselves from the MMR theory. Sadly, they’ve embraced other cranky theories.

The real lessons of the MMR debacle

It was a widespread mood of anxiety and hostility to reason that allowed an insubstantial figure like Andrew Wakefield to have such an impact.

Censorship is not the answer to health scares

The only way to challenge the pseudoscience of Andrew Wakefield and others is to have more debate, not less.

Turning a blind Eye to the truth

Private Eye’s feeble apology for its support for Dr Andrew Wakefield reminds us of the media’s uncritical complicity in the MMR-autism theory.

The war on Dr Wakefield: only 12 years too late

Yes, Dr Andrew Wakefield’s MMR-autism theory was dishonest, but he’s not the only one to blame for the great vaccine scare of the past 12 years.

Autism: moving beyond the quest for a cure

The author of Defeating Autism: A Damaging Delusion challenges both those who want to cure and those who want to celebrate autism.

15 September 2009

Are we all autistic now?

Lumping Mozart and Einstein in with those who have severe socialisation problems is no help to sufferers or science.

Asking questions is
not an ‘Inquisition’

When Michael Fitzpatrick criticised the Autism File he was branded a ‘backwoods doctor’ who should shut up. Why?