Here are 40 things that really do cause autism. Avoid them at all costs.
If you made it this far, you've gotten a taste of #ThingsThatReallyDoCauseAutism, a viral hashtag that took a scathing look at the phenomenon of correlating autism with everything from vaccines to getting little boys circumcised.
Since science has proved vaccines don't cause it, let's list #ThingsThatReallyDoCauseAutism— Montana Montana (@MoreArmadillos) February 9, 2015
The hashtag isn't about poking fun at those on the autism spectrum. It's about criticizing people who spread medical myths. The hashtag reminds anyone capable of critical thinking that wild theories about what "causes" autism aren't helpful to parents or kids.
No, autism spectrum disorders aren't a joke. But using social media to spread obnoxious misinformation is a joke — and not a very funny one.
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