Autism, Through a Social Lens

@article{Poulson2009AutismTA,
  title={Autism, Through a Social Lens},
  author={Stephen C. Poulson},
  journal={Contexts},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={40 - 45}
}
Since the early 1990s the United States has seen a 10-fold increase in autism diagnoses. In 2007, 1 in 150 children were diagnosed with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 
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The rhetoric of science and statistics in claims of an autism epidemic
TLDR
The fundamental scientific method and the lack of sufficient, valid scientific evidence are not integral to the continuation of the movement that posits vaccines cause autism, allowing a lay social movement to continue that often stands in opposition to recognized scientific authority and evidence.