Sunday, July 25, 2010

Andrew Wakefield: July 8, 2010

NAA-NY Metro had the opportunity to welcome Andrew Wakefield to speak on July 8, 2010. We had a standing room only crowd including parents, doctors, and others. Dr. Wakefield read from his recent book, Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind the Tragedy, he discussed the General Medical Council proceedings against him and Drs. Walker-Smith and Murch and the events leading up to those proceedings as well as recently published and upcoming research concerning vaccines and autism. He spoke eloquently and addressed head on many myths surrounding him and his work. He took questions from the audience and answered each question thoughtfully and thoroughly. He welcomed questions that challenged his positions and tackled them without hesitation. He ended the evening by signing his book for a long line of attendees.

Katie Wright, NAA board member, wrote a wonderfully detailed account of the evening at Age of Autism, do check it out.

(pictured: Kim Mack Rosenberg, Andrew Wakefield, Peggy Becker, Mark Raisbeck)