Autism Pseudoscience: Identify, educate and intervene to protect children – On Demand Course



Autism Pseudoscience: How providers can identify, educate and intervene to protect children

Unmasking Autism Pseudoscience: A Deep Dive with Anne Borden King

Dive into the world of autism understanding with Anne Borden King, a renowned autistic health journalist, in this captivating one-hour webinar. With a potent blend of personal insight and academic rigor, this course seeks to remove the curtain on the shadowy realm of autism pseudoscience. As misinformation proliferates, it’s more crucial than ever for professionals and families alike to differentiate fact from fiction.

Who Should Attend?
Whether you’re an autistic person, a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, an educator, a medical provider, mental health counselor, a social worker, or a family member of an autistic individual, this course will arm you with knowledge and strategies. Understand, counteract, and advocate against harmful pseudoscientific practices that affect the lives of autistic children and young people.

Course Highlights:

  • Autism Pseudoscience: Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognize the camouflaged dangers. From miracle cures to dangerous treatments, learn to spot pseudoscientific claims and understand their allure.
  • Tracing the Roots: Delve into the history of autism pseudoscience and decode its persistent appeal. Discover the socio-cultural factors that have allowed these harmful ideas to flourish.
  • Tools for Action: Empower yourself with actionable steps that professionals and family members can implement. Stand against misinformation and champion evidence-based care.


Course Materials Include Comprehensive Slide Handout: Enhance your learning with a detailed handout that allows you to revisit key topics and insights. Certificate of Attendance.

Join us for an enlightening journey that will reshape how you approach autism, challenge deeply-held misconceptions, and inspire a renewed commitment to evidence-based care. Register now and be part of the vanguard against autism pseudoscience.

Anne Borden King

Anne Borden King is a Toronto-based journalist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Healthy Debate, and the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, among other publications. She is the host of Noncompliant, a popular podcast about neurodiversity. A co-founder of Autistics for Autistics, the Canadian autistic-led advocacy group, she has presented about autistic rights to the United Nations, the Canadian Senate and other government entities. She is the founder of The Autistic Health Access project, which educates medical schools about access for autistic patients. Her upcoming book, The Children Do Not Consent explores the world of fake autism cures as well as the troubling relationships between pseudoscientific practices and some university-funded autism research.


Connect with Anne:
On Post at A.B. King:
Noncompliant website:
Autistics for Autistics website:


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