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Students with autism learn life skills in Lodi

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  • Cynthia Parker posted at 8:14 am on Sun, Nov 27, 2011.

    ciaparker2 Posts: 1

    This article is incorrect when it states that autism is present from birth. Autism did not exist before 1943, the neurologist Dr. Leo Kanner first described it then, saying it had never before been seen or described in all of history up until then, including when he and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins collaborated in writing an extensive compendium of every neurological disease known as of the late 1930s. It first occurred a few years after the pertussis vaccine began to be used.

    Europe now, except for Great Britain, has a fraction of the cases of autism we do, doubtless because they give children a fraction of the vaccines we do. Just thirty years ago the rate of autism in the U.S. was only one in something like thirty thousand. It went up alarmingly when they started giving the MMR in the late '80s, spiked upward again when they started giving the hep-B at birth in '91, and then again with the Prevnar in '02. Countries that have not followed our lead have not experienced these spikes. Seven years ago when there was a week in March of special issues of news magazines and a week on the Today show devoted to it, the rate was one in 150. Last year it was said to be one in a hundred. Last week when I looked, it was one in 88 in Missouri, one in 48 boys.

    At most, children are born with a propensity to react badly to vaccines. The Merck Manual recognizes that encephalitis can be caused by disease or by a vaccine. The brain damage of encephalitis, when the immune system reacts to the vaccine with an excessive inflammatory response, can manifest as autism, ADHD, or a seizure disorder. The automimmune response triggered by vaccines can result in asthma, bowel disease, diabetes, and all kinds of allergies.

    My baby was given the hep-B at birth without my knowledge or permission. She nursed avidly the first few days, then at four days old reacted to the vaccine with four days and nights of endless screaming, vaccine-induced encephalitis. She lost one pound two ounces the first two days of the screaming, unable to feed because of the excruciating pain. She was later diagnosed with autism. Thousands of other parents' babies have suffered the same experience or even death from the hepaptitis-B vaccine, many thousands more were developing normally, walkiing, talking, socializing, until they got the MMR at around one year of age, when they suddenly plummeted into autism and/or bowel disease. You cannot say that they were born with autism. These babies were damaged by a vaccine whose effects are many times more severe than the damage that would be caused by measles, mumps, and rubella.

    Let's stop just repeating the taglines publicized by the pharmaceutical companies that have billions of dollars on the table to play for. This issue is a tragic reality for millions of families burdened by vaccine-damaged children, and is going to be an ever-growing burden for society when it has to figure out how to support milliions of disabled adults for life. Do you think Big Pharma is going to foot the bill?

     
  • Maurine Meleck posted at 2:26 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    Maurine meleck Posts: 3

    "It's accepted that autism is caused by abnormalities in brain structure"--says who?
    They don't know this-studies done saying it's caused by big heads, too many cells,funny looking faces etc have proved absolutely nothing. Even those who did the studies say there is no definitive proof of any of this.
    Tens of thousands parents say their children weere developing normally until they regressed into autism following their vaccinations. So I doubt their early satges of development gave clues to anything regarding autism.
    I'm glad the child and adult mentioned in this article are doing so well just with behavioral help. The majority of children on the spectrum today will not be going to college. Many are teenagers still in diapers and non-verbal. At the other extreme, hundreds of children today have recovered totally from autism through bio-medical treatments. This is a whole other side you have left out of the story.
    For most children, behavioral therapy doesn't enable them to go to college and to recover, but you can combine ABA with biomedical treatments.
    Two-thirds of children on the spectrum who get behavioral and educational therapy will cost the US millions less? I would love to see something to back this up.
    So sad this article is so biased and uninformed.
    Maurine Meleck SC

     
  • Kenneth Stoller posted at 2:25 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    KPStollerMD Posts: 1

    I am the medical director of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic of Sacramento and the San Francisco Institute for Hyperbaric Medicine. I have to point out an error in this story. Children with what is being called "Autism" are not born with this malady in the vast majority of cases. What we are calling "Autism" is an environmental illness that has caused brain damage - environmental encephalitis. There are several causes but pesticides and heavy metals are at the top of the list, and aspartame and fluoride didn't help matters. And yes, the toxic soup we inject children with called vaccinations are chock full of heavy metals and toxic chemicals. that literally blow brains, in a sense.

    I resigned from the American Academy of Pediatrics when they started defending the use of mercury in vaccines: http://www.bodiesinrebellion.com/resignationletter.pdf

    I posted a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36_qz2beMaE

    we ignore these truths at our own peril.

     
  • Maurine Meleck posted at 2:09 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    Maurine meleck Posts: 3

    There are just too many errors in this one-sided opinion piece. Children(almost all) are not born with autism. A genetic epidemic is virtually im[ossible. Whereas 30 years ago the numbers were 1 in 10,000 with autism, today it's higher than 1 in 58 young boys and 1 in 100 children.
    It is much more than a developmental disorder or a neurological. one. Autism is metabolic disorder, affecting every organ in the body(including the brain). These children suffer from real biological illnesses like oxidative stress, immune dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, encephalopathy and often seizures.
    Autism doesn't SEEM to be increasing-it HAS and IS increasing to numbers that schools can no longer handle and organizations for autism have no more money to provide services. Therre is a child with autism on every street, in every grocery store. It has nothing to do with a test that has been provided to diagnose them because we didn't have the test 2 decades ago. Just ridiculous. (continued)
    Maurine Meleck, SC

     
  • Anne Dachel posted at 1:32 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    amdachel Posts: 5

    In 2009, President pro Tem of the California State Senate Darrell Steinberg announced the establishment of the Senate Select Committee on Autism (ASD). Steinberg said that their intention is to make autism a "public health priority."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzj8a1jyMg&feature=player_embedded

    Rick Rollens of the MIND INSTITUTE spoke:

    "Autism is epidemic in this state as it is throughout the country."

    "Autism population is skewed dramatically toward young children."

    "Eight-four percent of the autism population is under the age of 21."

    "More six and seven year olds in the system than all the adults with autism combined."

    We were given the mindboggling numbers: There were "14,000 students with autism a decade ago" in California, and "46,000 students today, and growing."

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism

     
  • Anne Dachel posted at 1:22 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    amdachel Posts: 5

    Dr. Thomas Insel, head of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) created by Congress to deal with autism, has said that 80 percent of Americans with autism are under the age of 18 and he warned that we need "to prepare for a million people who may be in need of significant services." Nothing is being done to handle the approaching wave of dependent adults that will descend on social services in the coming years. The IACC now calls autism "a national health emergency."

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism http://www.ageofautism.com/

     
  • Anne Dachel posted at 1:19 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    amdachel Posts: 5

    It should be pointed out that when we talk about autism, the subject is almost always children with autism. We're told here that the increase in autism is due to "increased awareness," at least in part. However we're not given any other explanation.

    In truth, the rate of one in 110 is based on studies of eight year olds, not eighty year olds. No one has ever found a comparable rate among older adults. The young adults now aging out of childhood services are the tip of the autism tsunami about to descend on the United States.

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism http://www.ageofautism.com/

     
  • Anne Dachel posted at 1:12 pm on Sat, Nov 26, 2011.

    amdachel Posts: 5

    Three times this story refers to children being born with autism. Ramona Puget claims, "There is no known single cause for autism, but it is accepted that it's caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function, according to the research. It is a neurological disorder that is present at birth, but symptoms may not appear until much later."

    Many thousands of autism parents would disagree. Their children were born healthy and were normally developing until they dramatically regressed following routine vaccinations. The U.S. government has agreed that vaccines can trigger autism.

    Medical experts at Health and Human Services conceded the vaccine damage case of Hannah Poling, a young Georgia girl. They agreed that the nine vaccines she received in a single doctor's visit caused her to regress into autism. CBS News ran this story about Hannah Poling last year: Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20015982-10391695.html

    Are we to believe that vaccines have nothing to do with autism--unless you're Hannah Poling?:

    Anne Dachel, Media editor: Age of Autism http://www.ageofautism.com/

     

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