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Share Your Stories of Autism "Denial" with Age of Autism

DenialMark Blaxill, our Editor-At-Large, has a new book coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called Denial How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future.  He co-wrote this book with Dan Olmsted, our founding editor who passed away early this year.   Please order the book today, and leave a review at Amazon when you've read the book.

As a campaign to bring home the reality of this book, we'd like to share reader stories of how autism has been anything other than normal to offset the  media juggernaut of disinformation.  We all love our kids with autism, from toddlers to teens to twenty-somethings and beyond. And none of us wants to paint our lives as bleak and grim, except when life is bleak... and grim, because of autism.  Every day we run into "Oh, I can't - because of autism" and that stings. These small examples can add up. The big ones, like wandering and drowning speak for themselves. Share big and small.

From vaccine injury to camp exclusion to school expulsion to employment refusals to even just a routine shopping trip that turns into difficulty, share your story with us and we'll publish it.  Just a few sentences will do - or a paragraph - or more - your call. We won't publish names. Send me your story at [email protected].  About the book:

Even as the autism rate soars and the cost to our nation climbs well into the billions, a dangerous new idea is taking hold: There simply is no autism epidemic.

The question is stark: Is autism ancient, a genetic variation that demands acceptance and celebration? Or is it new and disabling, triggered by something in the environment that is damaging more children every day?

Authors Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted believe autism is new, that the real rate is rising dramatically, and that those affected are injured and disabled, not merely “neurodiverse.” They call the refusal to acknowledge this reality Autism Epidemic Denial. This epidemic denial blocks the urgent need to confront and stop the epidemic and endangers our kids, our country, and our future.

The key to stopping the epidemic, they say, is to stop lying about its history and start asking "who profits?" People who deny that autism is new have self-interested motives, such as ending research that might pinpoint responsibility—and, most threateningly, liability for this man-made epidemic.

Using ground-breaking research, the authors definitively debunk best-selling claims that autism is nothing new—and nothing to worry about.



Too many denial-programmed people want pretty lies, not the ugly truth.

Yes., and I'm sure that will work beautifully for them. Until this happens to one of their defenceless loved ones.

At which time they will HAVE to face the ugly truth about vaccines. As well as the fact that unlike us..... they were warned.


Most people are either naively unaware of the depth of vaccine program corruption, or stubbornly refuse to believe it.

A relative insisted to me that "we just need to do a study" whose results would prove whether vaccines cause autism. Which led to a discussion on studies already done whose results have been sullied by PR manipulators paid to manufacture doubt within the masses.

Others told me that if vaccines really caused autism, scientists would report it. Which led to a discussion of the CDC whistleblower and institutionalized disincentives against reporting incriminating data, plus the various medical journal editors whose investigative books reveal corrupt research that gets published even with peer review.

Too many denial-programmed people want pretty lies, not the ugly truth.

Cynthia Cournoyer

Denying that autism is new, gives cover to those who caused the epidemic. To make it normal and ever-present is the biggest foil against those who blame vaccines.

Jeannette Bishop

I should change this..."I hope soon to be seen as the death/torture stream that it is" to something like, "I hope soon to be seen as the death/torture stream that it is...when it produces death-like or torture-like outcomes that is..." I do get the idea that for some that is often enough NOT the case.

@Grace Green, thank you for commiserating and for the suggestion! Unfortunately, most mantras that occur to me have about the same flavor as above. "Vaccines. The real gateway drugs!" etc. Maybe turns off more than enlightens, even though it's what I see to be the case. But I'll probably keep putting more thought into it, when I'm next, and frequently thereafter, not sleeping.


Please remember to use 'Amazon Smile' to order this book and all your amazon purchases, as I have. Amazon will donate .05 percent of my purchase to AofA. If you'd like to set it up, just click the AmazonSmile link on the bottom right :-) it's easy!
Thanks, Sharon

Aimee Doyle

Try convincing anyone in the neurodiversity movement that autism is (1) a problem, (2) an epidemic, (3) a recent disorder.

Unfortunately, the neurodiversity movement has captured the government (e.g. IACC Membership, Ari Ne'eman appointed to the Disability Council), and almost every autism organization.

Grace Green

Jeannette, I know just what you mean. When I've been given what you call baloney (and I called something worse) I, being an honest soul who believes in honest dialogue, used to think to myself, "how do you argue with ________?" especially when you're autistic (though I didn't know that then). I'm so grateful for these people who can formulate these arguments for us. I wonder if it would be possible for someone to come up with what Dr. William Thompson calls a mantra, to counter theirs like "safe and effective" which we could all repeat to anyone in earshot. Any ideas?

Jeannette Bishop

I want to add that I read the book fairly quickly, even though I didn't feel the desire to be informed more about the topic. It was still very informative. Two elements really resonated. One, a sentence suggesting it was a struggle to effectively go about setting up a counter argument against obvious baloney (my word). The authors pulled it off very well. The second was a quote from a past diagnostician about what he observed that infants, around age 0-2 were safe from.

Jeannette Bishop

I just can't spell out how denial is still hurting and endangering my family, those injured more all the more for it, but it is.

No one in all of "mainstream"--I hope soon to be seen as the death/torture stream that it is--"healthcare" has had to learn two bits about what autism actually is on the biological level in the past 15+ years, because "it's not man-made," "it's always been with us," "it's genetic," or "psychological" and if there's no consequences for demolishing and overrunning the abilities of small, vulnerable babies to detoxify and the ensuing torment inflicted upon them, then there seems to be certainly no liability for those intoxicating the unacknowledged injured in the wake!

They should be informed by now of what it is that ails a huge number of us. We could have had a major societal step up in general health by now rather than what looks like a society going over the cliff, mostly if not entirely for DENIAL!


The autism epidemic we are seeing today has never happened before in the entire history of humanity. The autism epidemic has been made into a profit making industry for too many people for them to deny that what we are really seeing is a man made epidemic. We, the families, are suffering while they are profiting from it. The system is broken and we can't stop fighting to find the decent researchers who want to help us find a cure to stop the suffering of the families of the autism epidemic! Save our children's future before it's too late!

bob moffit

Ordering book today.

"People who deny that autism is new have self-interested motives, such as ending research that might pinpoint responsibility—and, most threateningly, liability for this man-made epidemic."

H.I. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule"

The question "who profits" is always critical .. however ... sometimes the "profits" are not just financial .. but .. more importantly .. the POWER TO RULE.

To restrain those seeking the POWER TO RULE .. Voltaire cautioned:

"To learn who rules over you .. simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"

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