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Entries from March 2009

Don’t blow your WAAD story

March 25th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Critical thinking

Tweet World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, is ideally a time for news and entertainment media to educate and enlighten the public on autism spectrum disorders. That’s a tall order, given the tsunami of bad information, urban myth, fear mongering, and dishonesty bearing down on newsrooms. Judging from last year’s crop of WAAD stories, too […]


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