049 - Autism and the New York Measles Epidemic | The Body of Evidence

049 - Autism and the New York Measles Epidemic

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The boys travel back to 1998 to change history (and inadvertently alter the course of cutlery). Ada speaks to autistic artists to know what the media gets wrong in its portrayal of autism. Back in the studio, Jonathan and Chris discuss why it looks like rates of autism are increasing, the likely cause of autism spectrum disorder, interventions real and imaginary, and how long you have to wait to get a diagnosis (Jonathan's reaction will surprise you). Also: what's happening with measles cases in New York; the mere thought of coffee leads to... what?; and our second winner takes home the coveted prize in our on-going raffle. 

 

Vox pop by Ada McVean of the McGill Office for Science and Society.

 

Jingle by Jillian Correia of Roctavio Canada.

 

Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod.

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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Links mentioned by the artists interviewed:

* AspiGurl web comic: https://aspigurl.com

* Sara Luterman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/slooterman

* Autistic Self-Advocacy Network: https://autisticadvocacy.org

* Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network: https://awnnetwork.org

* Autistics United Canada: https://www.autisticsunitedca.org

* Autistics 4 Autistics Ontario: https://a4aontario.com