callumgreen asked: Just saw your answer to a question about childhood vaccines causing autism. I think it'd be helpful to remind people that autism isn't a bad thing or a disability, but simply a neurological difference that comes with its own advantages (higher than average IQ, focus etc.) and disadvantages (conforming to social norms & values etc.).
Also, by some strange coincidence Dr. Wakefield's son went to my school until apparently his family moved to Texas because of all the scrutiny he was rightfully getting in the UK.
As to the first point:
Yes, as far as I know this is completely true! We should all take note of this, and I apologize if I created too-negative implications of autism! Thank you for sending this!
As to the second point:
Well that is an interesting coincidence! I had no idea he was living in Texas - I may research this further, as I’m curious if he managed to get a job and is attempting to continue his anti-vaccine work. It’d be important to know if a herd-immunity-drop like the one that occurred in England may soon be seen here!
Thank you again for this information, and I encourage all readers to do the same as you have!