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Autism in the News – Wednesday, 06.30.10

After a decade, Potomac autism race organizer will lace up (Potomac, Md.)
For nine years, Potomac resident Susan Pereles stood on the sidelines of the Autism Speaks race she organized. She waited patiently at the finish line as runners completed the 5K course. She congratulated participants and tracked the top runners’ times. Read more.

Missing autistic Hale Center man found safe (Hale Center, Texas)
Thirteen hours after he went missing, Shelton Martin from Hale Center has been found safe. Police tell KCBD NewsChannel 11 that he was found shortly after 1:00 p.m. in a friend’s vacant house one block from his home. Read more.

No vaccine-autism link: Get kids shots (CNN.com)
On a beautiful morning in my hometown of Walnut Creek, California, I sat watching my daughter playing in the park. There she was, along with many other kids, swinging, sliding, and running with the kind of pure joy you see only in children. Read more.

  1. July 1, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for linking to the CNN article “No vaccine-autism link: Get kids shots.” It is important for people know that vaccines do NOT cause autism, and it is good to see Autism Speaks taking the side of science, rather than taking no side at all.

  2. Katie Wright
    July 1, 2010 at 10:40 am

    It is a fact that the MMRV = 2x the risk of febrile seizures, rather than the shots administer
    independently.

    This is not about “taking sides” is is about reporting news. The release of the study was news, Dr. P’s irrational editorial was not news but his personal opinion.

    Margaret you know that vaccines did not cause autism, I believe you and respect your child’s trajectory as different from my son’s. However why do you presume to know another child’s experience. Every child is different and we have no right to tell other families that we understand their child’s autism than they do.

  3. July 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I did not come in here to engage in a debate about vaccines, for doing so only lends credence to pseudoscientific ideas.

    I know that the facts (vaccines are very safe and effective, save millions of lives every year, and do NOT cause autism) are politically unpopular in certain circles of the Big Tent that is Autism Speaks, and I thought they deserved a little recognition for linking to a science-based article about vaccines.

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