No matter your feelings towards this man, you should put them aside for a moment and read this.
Offit’s not making any profits off False Prophets.
He announced today that all of his proceeds will be donated to the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Offit, and to accept the royalties of his book for the work done here at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Dr. Bob Schultz, director of the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital. “CAR is dedicated to helping children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. CAR’s mission is to identify the causes of ASD, and from that knowledge devise effective treatments. By donating profits from his book, Dr. Offit is helping to push science forward for the good of all.”
Yes! Offit is affiliated with the hospital as the Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Vaccine Education Center.
But… whenever anyone donates funds to further autism research in order to find the cause(s), it’s a good thing.