By Anne Dachel
Emily Willingham wrote the story, 10 Weirdest Things Linked To Autism, on Sept 4, 2013.
"9. Vaccines. It's dead, Jim. Stop flogging the poor, dead hypothesis. Let's just bury it in a simple, private ceremony.
"10. Mothers. Not that mothers are necessarily strange, but everything we do seems to be linked to autism: Having children close together, having them in a certain order, being a certain age, having antibodies, having children in summer, having wombs and gestating embryonic and fetal humans in them, using Clomid, IVF, terbutaline, or labor induction, being pregnant near freeways, donating bad mitochondria to offspring, partnering with older fathers, passing genes to our children, eating, treating depression, getting an infection during pregnancy, including the flu, not getting an infection, being depressed, or behaving like refrigerators."
I posted comments reminding her that all the studies linking autism to everything imaginable are reported by the mainstream press, including Forbes, as legitimate science. Most of the research is from grant money and tax dollars. Millions and millions have gone into this dead-end stuff. I said that the vaccine studies from the government have a direct trail to pharma. (I see that comment isn't up.) I also said that officials and mainstream medicine have never called autism A CRISIS.
She wrote a comment in response: "...I'm looking at my boy right now, and I don't think 'crisis.' Your mileage may vary."
I posted back about the parents who lead lives of quiet desperate dealing with a severely autistic child. I brought up the tragic death of Alex Spourdalakis and the coverage by CBS and the Daily Mail (UK).
She wrote back and slammed those who would cover Alex's mother sympathetically. And this led to her writing a whole piece today on the death of Alex where she described his mother as killing him in "cold blood" and blamed the autism community for the false idea that he had "a gut condition."
In her world, autism is never a real problem, (even though she's a parent herself). Parents linking it to vaccines and other health conditions like gut issues and seizures are simply wrong.