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Age of Autism Abandon Pretence part II

16 Jun

A while back Kev wrote a piece, Age of Autism Abandon Pretence, pointing out how they are drifting away from any real connection to the autism communities in favor of attacking the vaccine program. It wasn’t shocking then to anyone who reads the Age of Autism blog. It isn’t shocking now.

In her piece, Dr. Mayer Eisenstein’s New Book Merits Close Attention, Anne Dachel wrote:

These are people I’m in touch with everyday and who’ve written on autism and on vaccines. Some I’ve had on my threads for years. And as someone who’s been active in the national autism community for a long time, I’ve seen tremendous changes. More and more people are speaking out. We are now an organized and united group, thanks mainly to the power of the Internet. Our message has severely eroded confidence in the cornerstone of health care: THE CHILDHOOD VACCINE PROGRAM. (And keep in mind that there are many more experts writing about this, people I’ve never been in contact with, all challenging the unwavering safety claims of our health officials.)

Bold added by me.

Previous comments on the Age of Autism blog include:

With less than a half-dozen full-time activists, annual budgets of six figures or less, and umpteen thousand courageous, undaunted, and selfless volunteer parents, our community, held together with duct tape and bailing wire, is in the early to middle stages of bringing the U.S. vaccine program to its knees.

True vaccine safety advocates don’t resort to attempts to bring “… the vaccine program to its knees” or eroding “…the cornerstone of health care”.

Anne Dachel, Age of Autism Editor, makes remarkable claim

27 May

I was browsing the comments section of a seemingly innocuous story about autism – that early intervention might not be the universal panacea once thought – when I came across a comment from Anne Dachel, one of the leading ‘thinkers’ and editors behind the online anti-vaccine blog Age of Autism.

…I think a disorder that was unheard of 25 years ago…

I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I was seeing it right – I was – Anne Dachel believes autism was unheard of prior to 1985.

To say this is a remarkable claim is being overly fair to Dachel. Its one of those claims that is regularly made by the Age of Autism team that leaves one’s jaw on one’s chest with the sheer audacity of either its boldness or stupidity. It reminds one of John Best’s claim that autism was unheard of in China prior to 1999. Another rampant piece of stupidity.

As previously noted, Dachel writes for Age of Autism. I’ll leave you to form your own conclusions as to the accuracy of their blogging based on their Editors own bizarre beliefs about autism.