Jill Escher’s son Jonny. (Photo courtesy of the author)

Tomorrow: Talking About Autism with Jill Escher

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By The Free Press

August 2, 2023

Jill Escher’s story about autism was one of the most important pieces we’ve published in the last few months.

Jill—the mother of two children profoundly disabled by autism—documented the shocking rise in autism rates among U.S. children, while arguing that our scientific field, held captive by our broken politics, has given up on looking for a cause or cure. Wrote one reader in response, “Your article should be read by every single person on this planet.”

Now you have a chance to meet with Jill herself in a Free Press Behind the Scenes event on Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST. Jill will go deeper into the topics she touched on in her article, and she will also take questions from you, our readers, in a conversation with Free Press senior editor Emily Yoffe.

But this event is available only to paid subscribers. If you’re not one already, become one today. It costs just $6.67 a month—about the cost of a smoothie. 

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