Recent measles outbreaks in 21 states and the District of Columbia are causing a new stir surrounding vaccines, and the choice of many parents not to vaccinate. In his new book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, autism advocate J.B. Handley dives into the scientific research linking vaccines to immune activation events in the brain. However, unlike many other activists, Handley does not advocate to stop vaccinations. Instead he is a proponent for testing children before they are given the shots.
"Since the early 1980's, the number of vaccines given to children has nearly quadrupled, and the autism rate has gone up more than 30,000 percent during the same time period. For American children, the current autism rate is 1 in 36. This epidemic is real," says Handley.
What The Book Is About
· Tells the story of Handley's own family and their journey through autism. Handley's son Jamison began developing symptoms associated with autism around two months old, after his first round of vaccinations.
· Breaks down autism recovery and the current research that supports faster diagnosis and treatment
· Dives into the current scientific research, analyzing herd immunity, vaccinations and immune activation events
About the Author
J.B. Handley (www.jbhandleyblog.com) is the co-founder and chairman of Generation Rescue, a nonprofit organization focused on helping children recover from autism that was inspired by the journey of his son, Jamison, who was diagnosed with autism in 2004. He is also the coproducer of the documentary film Autism Yesterday and the cofounder of the Age of Autism blog. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.