A Voice For Science Dh Wadman Summary

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In spite of different sides on this debate there are those who take the opportunity to help with research to get to the bottom of autism. In the article “A voice for science” by Meredith Wadman interviews Alison Singer. Singer who is the founder of the foundation Autism Science Foundation (ASF), “a tiny New York Based charity with a relentless focus on rigorous science, a niche supporting the youngest researchers and a guiding principle that “vaccines save lives; they do not cause autism”. (Wadman) She also grew up with autistic brother, and also felt the stigma attached to autism, “Singer’s mother, who had been told she was to blame for Steven’s condition, instructed her daughter to tell people that she had just one, younger, brother. “People didn’t talk about it then. No one talked about it,” Singer says. “There was a tremendous stigma associated with autism.”” (Wadman) This made me think of how our generation views autistic people. It made me reflect of how I viewed them and I came to the epiphany that It made no difference to me a person is a person no matter what disability they have should not be judged or shunned. They should be embraced and be understood.
Alison Singer’s foundation has given money to researchers “On 8 February 2010, almost a year after it launched, the ASF awarded its first grants, splitting $180,000 between six PhD students”. (Wadman) Singer who has an autistic daughter named jodie. She understands where both parents are …show more content…

Unfortunately our President elect Donald Trump has stated opposition on vaccinations, “Mr. Trump’s publicly stated views on vaccines as being either harmful or somehow causing or precipitating autism.” (Hotez) Health officials and parents who believe in vaccinations are worried that Trump would do something damaging about vaccines used today on children. So what should we do? In the article “Vaccinations, Vaccine Science, and a New US President” by Peter Hotez offers a

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