Countering evidence denial and the promotion of pseudoscience in autism spectrum disorder

  title={Countering evidence denial and the promotion of pseudoscience in autism spectrum disorder},
  author={Isabel M. Smith and Noni E. MacDonald},
  journal={Autism Research},
This commentary introduces a framework within which clinical and research experts in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can address public instances of evidence denial and promotion of pseudoscience related to ASD. This is a generalized extension of work by a World Health Organization (WHO) group dedicated to reducing the influence of Vocal Vaccine Deniers through educating advocates in how to effectively defuse their arguments. The WHO guidelines were informed by conceptual work on the “denialism… 
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