Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future

Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future

by Mark Blaxill, Dan Olmsted

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510716940
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 734,247
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism. He has authored peer-reviewed articles on time trends in autism and founded advocacy groups to spur action. He co-wrote two books with Dan Olmsted—The Age of Autism and Vaccines 2.0—and is editor with Dan Olmsted of the widely read AgeofAutism.com. He received degrees from Princeton University and the Harvard Business School. He resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dan Olmsted was an award-winning journalist, co-editor of AgeOfAutism.com, and co-author, with Mark Blaxill, of two books. He was a former editor at USA Today, USA Weekend, and United Press International and a graduate of Yale University.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae vii

Prologue: Waiting xii

Introduction: "What Hump?" xiii

1 Desperately Seeking Gulliver 1

2 Absence of Evidence: Gulliver in Lilliput 21

3 Evidence of Absence: The Empty Quadrant 38

4 Autism Arrives 64

5 Unqualified Observers 93

6 The Epidemic and Its Implications 113

7 The Dynamics of Denial 142

Epilogue: Normalizing Autism 172

Notes 182

Acknowledgments 198

Coauthor's Note 200

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Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
J_Bishop More than 1 year ago
Important resource to counter complacency arguments in regards to the autism (and other chronic health) epidemic.
J_Bishop More than 1 year ago
Important resource to counter complacency arguments in regards to the autism (and other chronic health) epidemic.