Shannon Rosa: Vaccine Advocates: Please Don’t Discriminate Against My Autistic Son

11 Feb

Shannon des Roches Rosa, of the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism team, has a new article up on her Squidalicious website that is well worth reading: <a href="http://www.squidalicious.com/2015/02/vaccine-advocates-dont-discriminate.html and it has been picked up by i09.

Here’s the introduction:

Public opinion has turned, sharply and loudly, in favor of supporting vaccines. Yay! It took an outbreak of measles at Disneyland for it to happen. Boo! (Your grandmother might have survived her measles, but for others it can be fatal.)

But even though formerly wishy washy types are now joining the previously silent pro-vaccine majority in getting righteously riled about the very real harm from anti-vaccine rhetoric, there’s still one part of the argument that needs to change. That I’m asking you to change. Please:

Don’t just say: “Vaccines don’t cause autism”

Please say this instead: “Autistic people have always been here. Vaccines don’t cause autism”

The full article is at Vaccine Advocates: Please Don’t Discriminate Against My Autistic Son


By Matt Carey

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