How to End the Autism Epidemic

How to End the Autism Epidemic

by J.B. Handley
How to End the Autism Epidemic

How to End the Autism Epidemic

by J.B. Handley


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In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it.

While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are “one in a million,” the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it’s one in thirty-six.

Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis—one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly—or even acknowledge it?

In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath.

While Handley’s argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603588249
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 528,778
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

J.B. Handley is the co-founder and chairman of Generation Rescue, a non-profit organization focused on helping children recover from autism that was inspired by the journey of his son, Jamison, who was diagnosed with autism in 2004. He is also the co-producer of the documentary film Autism Yesterday and the co-founder of the Age of Autism blog. Handley co-founded Swander Pace Capital, a middle-market private equity firm with more than $1.5 billion under management where he served as managing director for two decades. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Lies about Vaccines and Autism

1 "There Is No Autism Epidemic" 15

2 "Vaccines Are Safe and Effective" 41

3 "The Science Is Settled" 84

4 "The Reward Is Never Financial" 105

Part 2 The Truth about Vaccines and Autism

5 Emerging Science and Vaccine-Induced Autism 141

6 The Clear Legal Basis that Vaccines Cause Autism 170

7 The Critical Mass of Parents All Saying the Same Thing 209

Part 3 A Reckoning to End the Epidemic

8 They Would Have Told Us 221

9 Next Steps: A Twelve-Point Proposal 233

10 Treatment and Recovery 242

Epilogue 249

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 253

Index 275

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