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Autism Research Institute[edit]

A recent AfD was initially leaning towards a merge with the article on the founder Bernard Rimland. A few last-minute KEEP votes resulted in a "no consensus" close of the AfD. However, user:MrBill3 said here that consensus seems to be to at least stub it and see what's left. The current article has 44 sources, but almost all of them are primary or sources about autism in general that do not say anything about the Autism Research Institute specifically. The article (as well as this section of the Rimland page) is rife with promotion, original synthesis, etc. and both could use an axe.

Because I have a COI and the organization seems to advocate for fringe views on autism treatment (not a popular view here on Wikipedia) I didn't think anything useful would come from me attempting to author the stub. Bill said he/she may do it, but you know, people get busy and whatnot, have dayjobs and all that + nobody responded to his discussion string about it. So I wonder if anyone here might be willing to pick up the axe? CorporateM (Talk) 18:59, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree there is promotion and advocacy of fringe treatments resulting in presentation of consensus views on these treatments. The article (and related section at Rimland) could use a solid trimming. There is considerable discussion of the organization and it's activities and positions with analysis in a couple of the sources I identified on the AfD and the talk page, but if no one wants to invest the effort, after a trim and possible restructure I could add the third party sources for the facts that remain. - - MrBill3 (talk) 19:11, 4 August 2014 (UTC)