"But imagine how it feels for those with Asperger's and HFA as they learn that maybe this diagnosis isn't a purely genetic situation? Maybe it "happened" to them? It explains some of the intense anger and backlash we see from them. It must be breathtaking to realize that maybe life didn't have to be so challenging, despite the upside many feel and see from their diagnosis." -- Kim Stagliano
You know, the only ones arguing autism as a "purely genetic situation" are the AoAers. The medical and psychological communities have long recognized that autism has both genetic and environmental mediators.
The reason folks are mad at anti-vaccine altmed wackawoos is that their portrayal of autism and their pursuit to recover damaged goods are harmful to autistic people specifically and society in general.