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- Overall, we rate Age of Autism a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unscientific anti-vaccination propaganda.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, Age of Autism is an anti-vaccination website that promotes pseudoscience. According to their Mission page “We are published to give voice to those who believe autism is an environmentally induced illness, that it is treatable, and that children can recover.” Based on science autism is not environmentally induced and is not curable.
Funded by / Ownership
Age of Autism is owned by Autism Age, which is nonprofit organization based in Connecticut. The website is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Age of Autism’s whole premise is to promote the false premise that vaccines cause Autism. The evidence for this assessment comes from one page on the website that details their pseudo-hypothesis. Here are some quotes from this page: “Age of Autism embraces the belief expressed by the great Bernie Rimland that “the autism epidemic is real, and excessive vaccinations are the cause.” and “Vaccines are causing the autism epidemic. Exactly how that is taking place is subject to much discussion both within and without the vaccine safety community – again, vaccine injury denialists claim it never happens.” The evidence, based on the consensus of science is that vaccines are not linked to autism.
Overall, we rate Age of Autism a Quackery level Pseudoscience website based on the promotion of unscientific anti-vaccination propaganda. (D. Van Zandt 10/19/2016) Updated (10/19/2019)