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  1. Ellen
    Ellen May 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm | | Reply

    Be warned: Matthew McDuffie—convicted abuser of an autistic person, currently residing in Washington DC. He may try and work with your autistic loved one as a caregiver. Be warned!

  2. Peter
    Peter May 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    You’ve stated that,

    ‘There are not 3 million autistics in America today; this grossly inflated statistic comes from applying the CDC’s current incidence rate of 1 in 88 children across the entire American population, rather than the average prevalence of 1 percent.’

    but three million people actually IS one percent of the (approx.) U.S. population of 300 million, if the prevalence rate really is this percentage. Maybe I’ve read this incorrectly (or something).

    In any case, you are otherwise spot on about that awful organisation known as Autism Speaks, an organisation that actually speaks for their perceived target audience of ‘poor, stressed parents who are burdened with children who aren’t normal’ (in their warped view). They try to present bigotry with a respectable face, and if they had their way autism (and Asperger’s) would be ‘eliminated’. Hmmnn, now where have I heard THAT message before?

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