The Autism Controversy and Why it’s Ridiculous In 1998, a scandal that caused outbreaks of diseases and widespread fear was released (10). In 1998, the formerly-renowned Dr. Andrew Wakefield, along with 12 of his colleagues, released a paper, oddly entitled Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children in noted scientific journal The Lancet (18). This study, according to The Huffington Post, was retracted by 10 of its 13 authors as well as The Lancet, and caused a scandal among scientists and parents (8). This was because Dr. Wakefield falsified his report and untruly claimed that the MMR vaccine, which according to the CDC, can protect against fatal airborne diseases Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (19), causes autism among other things in children. Now, according to the Autism Science Foundation, approximately one quarter of American parents mistakenly believe there is a connection between vaccines and the causes of autism (2). However, because Wakefield’s findings could not be replicated in any other experiments, because only 12 children were included in the study, because it was reported that he falsified evidence, because he treated the children he used as experiments poorly, because many other scientists have denounced Wakefield’s work, and because The Lancet as well as 10 out of 13 authors retracted it, Wakefield’s findings should not be taken seriously (20). The axiomatic reason that vaccines should not be forgone is because, according to American Council on Science and Health, “Immunizations have had a greater impact on reducing death and disability from infectious diseases than almost any other public health intervention. The rates of diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, tetanus, and invasive Hib disease have all been reduced by 97% or more by immunization,” (2). As well as protecting the individual, scientists agree that not getting vaccinations can harm the general public as
Are myths just ridiculous, or just give insight into the real world? Myths are a look into the real world, but can be hard to understand. All three short stories tell of weird insights, while, on the other hand, they are truly telling us of a great tale.
A great example of how understandable these stories are is “ Men were content at home, and had no towns with moats and walls around them; and no trumpets blared out alarums; things like swords and helmets had not been heard of.” (P. 310) Totally….
with disabilities are entitled to FAPE. It is painfully recognizable that the cultural and religious beliefs influenced the diagnosis, treatment and acceptance of children with developmental disabilities.
Autism disorder is a relatively young branch of developmentally disabled disorders. Autism was first recognizes….
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Dr. Ron Srigley
March 28th, 2013
Dostoevsky’s short story “Dream of a Ridiculous man”, describes the difficulties of the main character in finding the meaning of life. He is troubled with the idea that life has no meaning and that science and logic only exist, analogized as the “head” in relation to the meaning of life. The story begins with the character believing that….
Honors English 12
April 26th 2013
Autism is a complex disorder of the brains development which can cause problems in an individual’s abilities to function normally in society (webmd). Autism generally is seen in males rather than females. It is known as the fastest growing developmental disorder today (autismspeaks). There are many signs and symptoms that people with autism have to cope with. There are also different types of autisms, such as Aspergers syndrome, Rett Syndrome and….
their life, it’s likely that something’s not right. A neurological disorder called Autism has these characteristics, including difficulty in communication and social interactions. In the past few years, it seems that Autism has begun to increase, however this is not the case. A few years ago I worked with Autistic children, and an increase in knowledge about the disorder has greatly helped with treatment to ensure they live relatively normal lives. By noticing the signs of Autism, you could also….
researchers have been seeking the answers for Autism. Autism is defined as a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Autism affects about 1 in 68 children in America. On the spectrum, people who are affected by Autism are able to live normal lives and are even talented in some aspects such as writing or dancing. Recently, I was given the opportunity to interview a family regarding their son, Isaiah, who has Autism. Isaiah and his family have been battling….
General Purpose: Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about autism.
Attention Catcher: You notice a child throwing a tantrum, and you think to yourself, isn’t that child too old to be acting like that!
Listener Relevance: What you may not know is that, that particular child is autistic. Today I am going to tell you what it means to be autistic.
Thesis: Autism is real and affects many in various ways. My goal is to inform you on how it affects….
Autism or PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) is defined by the Columbia encyclopedia as a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the inability to relate to and perceive the environment in a realistic manner. The onset of the disorder is in infancy or early childhood, generally before the age of thirty months, and males are affected four times as often as females. Symptoms include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to communicate normally….
When we hear the name Steve Jobs, autism isn’t what first comes to mind, and high functioning
autism is the last. Considered to be the master mind in the computer world, Steve Jobs did not let his autism stop him from getting the education that he needed to excel in the field of computers, and neither should others who have the autism label. Sheltering Steve Jobs in a “special” classroom wasn’t an option for his parents, nor should it be an option for any child who is capable of succeeding in a….
Major: Business Administration.
Autism is a disorder that is not restricted to a certain race, gender or to the scale of development of the country, and that’s what I want others to understand. For this research I have read and searched through a number of books, both hard cover and electronic, I have also read a lot of medical web articles, and looked through autism organization websites to validate the accuracy of my material. Through this research….