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The Big Autism Cover-Up

How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

An unflinching look at the truth behind the media’s lies about autism.

Autism now affects 2 percent of US children. A once rare disorder is now so common that everyone knows someone with an affected child. Yet neither mainstream doctors nor government officials can tell the American public what is behind the staggering rise in diagnoses.

The Big Autism Cover-Up explores how news outlets downplay the impact of autism while backing the official denial of any link between the disorder and vaccines. Despite never honestly and thoroughly investigating the link, mainstream news sources continue to challenge those who question the safety of vaccines and the mounting evidence that an unchecked, unsafe vaccination schedule is behind the exponential increase in autism.

Anne Dachel has spent the last ten years monitoring how the press covers autism. She’s seen the media promote the unrelenting message from health officials that autism hasn’t really increased, but rather that it is simply a matter of better diagnosing of a disorder that’s always been around. Meanwhile, autism remains a perpetual mystery, and scientists continue to guess at the genetic and environmental triggers.

Officially there is no known cause or cure for autism. There’s nothing a new mother can do to prevent a baby that was born healthy and is developing normally from regressing into autism by the age of two. Despite this, officials rarely express concern and adamantly refuse to call autism a crisis. The Big Autism Cover-Up exposes this controversy in searing detail.

Anne Dachel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has taught for over 30 years. She works primarily with developmentally disabled children. She is married and the mother of four children, including an adult son on the autism spectrum. Anne writes for the online blog, Age of Autism.

“Perhaps with the best of intentions there has been, nonetheless, longstanding misreporting and misunderstanding of the documented facts regarding vaccine side effects, including the autism links. When history eventually tells the whole story, it will undoubtedly rank as one of the biggest health and news media scandals of our time.” —Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS investigative reporter, author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington

“A comprehensive analysis, through the words of many different experts and advocates, revealing the unconscionable cover-up of the worst medical disaster in human history: the creation of an epidemic of autism and other disorders through overvaccination. Dachel has put all the disparate facts, events, and experts in a single book, a must-read for any parent concerned about the health of our children.” —J. B. Handley, cofounder of Generation Rescue

“Every movement has its heroes. Anne Dachel is the Rosa Parks of vaccine-induced autism. If I had a dollar for every comment Anne Dachel has placed at the end of each misinformed news story on the vaccine/autism issue, I would be able to fund the kind of transparent and independent vaccine safety research this book so strongly calls for.” —Alison MacNeil, cofounder of Thinking Moms’ Revolution

"Anne Dachel has reviewed the media coverage of the growing epidemic of neurologically impaired children (ADD, ADHD, autism, etc.). She outlines the media bias in any study or report that vaccines may be behind many of these serious problems. She endlessly points out that hundreds of individuals at the CDC have conflicts of interest because they have financial ties to the vaccine makers. . . . Her message is very clear, do not vaccinate before you educate yourself on the vaccine issues." —Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH

“I would encourage all citizens concerned with the health of America’s children to read Anne Dachel’s book” —Boyd E. Haley, PhD, professor emeritus in chemistry at the University of Kentucky