Vaccine and Autism - a fresh look
|Raven at Joshua Tree (c) John Elder Robison|
People who read about drug companies hiding unfavorable information are more likely to question how medications may affect them. In some cases people feel they have no choice. For example, someone with an infection is likely to take the prescribed antibiotics. But vaccination feels less critical to many people and when offered a drug from a source they don't trust, some decline.
John Elder Robison is an autistic adult and advocate for people with neurological differences. He's the author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, Raising Cubby, and Switched On. He serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Dept of Health and Human Services and many other autism-related boards. He's co-founder of the TCS Auto Program (A school for teens with developmental challenges) and he’s the Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He's also a visiting professor of practice at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and advisor to the Neurodiversity Institute at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.