Ken Reibel, who writes Autism News Beat, was expelled from the "autism can be cured" expo AutismOne in 2008. Update: Trine Tsouderos, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, was expelled from the event in 2009. A department of health employee from a western state, and later, an independent filmmaker, were expelled in 2010. In 2010 2008, Reibel was denied admission to a similar event update organized by a different group with similar views.
This year's AutismOne event was held in Lombard, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Yesterday, May 28 2011, Reibel and Vice President of Women Thinking Free Foundation Jamie Bernstein (of Hug Me I'm Vaccinated fame) were escorted from the premises by four armed on-duty Lombard policemen* and three hotel security guards.
*update from Ken Reibel Lombard's police force = 53 officers. 4/53= 7.5% of the force. Who paid for the officers' presence?
Update: A reporter from the Chicago Tribune was also expelled on Friday May 27 2011
2011 Coverage (you should read them all for different points of view)
- May 28 2011 Sullivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain: AutismOne: Don't Snark on Me! We've Got Security and Police
- May 28 2011 Repoerter X at the Bolingbroke Babbler Space Aliens Removed from AutismOne Conference
- May 29 2011 Orac at Respectful Insolence: Expelled! Anti-Vaccine Style, 2011 edition
- May 29 2011 Ken Reibel at Autism News Beat Expelled! 2.0
- May 30 2011 Jamie Bernstein at Skepchick http://skepchick.org/ Part I AutismOne Conference: Skeptics will be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law
- May 30 2011 Jamie Bernstein guest posting at The Friendly Atheist Part II How I Got Kicked Out of the Autism One Conference
- May 30 2011 Orac At Respectful Insolence Expelled! Anti-Vaccine Style, 2011, Continued
- May 30 2011 Skeptical Science Booted Out of Autism One
- May 30 2011 Cubic's Rube Out of Autism
- May 30 2011 Keir Liddle at The Twenty-First Floor Psuedoscientists have Pseudoconference
- May 31 Sharon at the Tumultuous Truth: Wake up to Wakefield
Coverage of Previous Years' Expulsions
- May 26 2008 Ken Reibel At Autism News Beat Expelled!
- May 28 2008 Orac at Respectful Insolence Expelled! from Autism One
- Apirl 14 2009 Ken Reibel at Autism News Beat Nature and Nurture at Autism One (Reibel refused press credentials for 2009 conference)
- February 26, 2010 Ken Reibel at Autism News Beat What is TACA afraid of?
- February 27 2010 Ken Reibel at Autism News Beat TACA Update
- May 29 2009 Ken Reibel at Autism News Beat Listening to Parents at Autism One
- June 2 2010 Sullivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain AutismOne Generation Rescue Expells Registered Attendees
Coverage of Previous Years' Speakers, Topics
- September 21 2009 David H. Gorksi MD at Sciencebased Medicine Crank "scientific" conferences: A parody of science-based medicine that can decieve even real scientists
- May 24 2010 David H. Gorski MD at Sciencebased Medicine AutismOne the Yearly Antivaccine Autism Biomed Quackfest Begins