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Friday, May 13, 2016

Autistic Man v. Trump

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the issue's role in presidential campaigns

Matthieu Vaillancourt writes at The Independent:
As someone who lives with autism, I am angered and disgusted by Donald Trump’s position on the correlation between vaccines and autism. The very fact that he believes in the myth of an autism epidemic is detestable, but worse is the fact that he uses those with autism as vulgar props to gain attention for his campaign. Because of his endorsement of this ridiculous theory, he provides publicity for snake oil sellers who actively exploit autism sufferers and their families.
Donald Trump has no record in helping those with autism, or even showing an ounce of care. His only interest in autism is the posting of misleading comments on social media.