By Tim Welsh
I have never endured a more simplistic, ignorant, offensive and out of touch speech about Autism than I heard tonight. Professor Grandin spoke at a fundraiser for The Autism Society on the Campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana. Many groupies worshipped at the alter of Temple. They hung on every word as she spewed basically what when looking through today's lens was hate speech and bullying in my opinion.
We were transported back to the Leave it to Beaver years with tales about family Dinners, and Miss Manners classes to solve the Autism crisis. Dr. Grandin declared the age of video games and coddling parents caused our current situation. I was picturing this insult to parents as being similar to that of Psychiatrists labeling the refrigerator Mothers in the 1950s.
Only two brave souls were brave enough to broach the subject of causation. An older gentleman asked Temple "How is it that Autism has gone from 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 100?" Dr Grandin responded with stories about the weird people back in the day and now it is better Awareness.
I was the other person to drill down more on the causation issue. I apologize because I did not live stream and video my question. I tried to relate back to a story she told earlier in the evening. She told us wolves in the wild learn from watching others but dogs fail this test because they have been supplied their food by humans. Even though I framed my question around her example of autism in animals. I was immediately booed by the audience. Temple said "There you have a Google scholar" I did stand my ground and followed up with "Was she aware about the #CDCwhistleblower, Dr Thompson top CDC and his revelation about the connection of Autism to MMR. Again loud boos rose from the audience. My blood pressure went through the roof. I still had to sit through the old school bus driver rail on Parents and praise Dr Grandin. He spent five minutes telling how bad the Parents were today.
I have done much more studying than just "Google". We are in the midst of a health catastrophe. If you have questions I would love for you to watch the documentary VaxXed from cover up to catastrophe at www.vaxxed.com Hear parents testimony at www.vaxxed.us and see some of the links we have gathered at B1Less.com I will be sharing my opinion with the new executive director from the Autism Society. I will let you know how that goes. God Speed and God Bless @TannersDad Tim Welsh Health Advocate.
Tanner's Dad is Contributing Editor to Age of Autism.