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How to end the autism epidemic / J.B. Handley.
Publication Information:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]

Physical Description:
289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue's co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what's causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it.

While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are "one in a million," the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it's one in thirty-six.

Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis--one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly--or even acknowledge it?

In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath.

While Handley's argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.

Author Notes

J.B. Handley is an honors graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies & Economics (1991). He co-founded Swander Pace Capital, a middle-market private equity firm and served as its managing director for twenty years. His work in autism was inspired by his son who was diagnosed in 2004. He is the co-founder and chairman of Generation Rescue, a non-profit organization focused on helping children recover from autism. He is also the co-producer of the documentary film Autism Yesterday and the co-founder of the Age of Autism blog. He is the author of How to End the Autism Epidemic (2018).

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Lies about Vaccines and Autism
1 "There Is No Autism Epidemic"p. 15
2 "Vaccines Are Safe and Effective"p. 41
3 "The Science Is Settled"p. 84
4 "The Reward Is Never Financial"p. 105
Part 2 The Truth about Vaccines and Autism
5 Emerging Science and Vaccine-Induced Autismp. 141
6 The Clear Legal Basis that Vaccines Cause Autismp. 170
7 The Critical Mass of Parents All Saying the Same Thingp. 209
Part 3 A Reckoning to End the Epidemic
8 They Would Have Told Usp. 221
9 Next Steps: A Twelve-Point Proposalp. 233
10 Treatment and Recoveryp. 242
Epiloguep. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
Notesp. 253
Indexp. 275