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Mercury Documentary Trace Amounts Shows at United Nations' NGO Conference

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Eric Gladen and Shiloh Levine’s documentary, Trace Amounts, was featured as part of the United Nations 2015 NGO Conference.

Since Tuesday, hundreds of international Non-Governmental Organizations have been gathering at UN Headquarters in New York City to “Honor the Past, Recognize the Present, and Imagine the Future.” 

Yesterday, a crowd of 150 conference goers watched the film and attended the post-screening Q & A which featured Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Eric Gladen and Dr. Brian Hooker. Given the international reach of the conference, attendees particularly were interested to learn that, while the U.S. has reduced thimerosal in many vaccines on the childhood schedule, thimerosal-laden vaccines are still being widely distributed in developing countries, exposing millions of children to the risks of mercury.

  Trace Amounts UN Panel

A video of the post screening Q & A will be available in a few weeks and will posted widely. 



CDC Whistleblower, Current Affairs

One Lie Two Many: From Vietnam to Vaccines, the CDC is Exposed for a Second Time in the New Book Vaccine Whistleblower

Dr William ThompsonBy James O. Grundvig

It appears that the only thing dirtier than the ingredients found in vaccines is the science behind vaccine safety.

In the new book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing the Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, attorney Kevin Barry has provided context to a series of tapes that were recorded last summer by Brian Hooker, PE, PhD, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) senior epidemiologist Dr. William Thompson.

Had someone not blown the whistle on the CDC whistleblower last August 2014, Thompson would have divulged a lot more. Needless to say, when he was outed last August, with the most powerful Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse Publishingpeople in the media and government away on vacation, by the time Labor Day came around the story had lost its lift.

Being outed prematurely forced Dr. Thompson to hire a law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers against retaliation.

Press Release on Dr. William Thompson

After Dr. Thompson introduced himself in the August 27, 2014, presser, he stated:

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”

Today, outed for a second time with the book being published by Skyhorse Publishing (disclosure: my publisher for 3 upcoming books) without Thompson’s permission, the “raw” tapes, which had been transcribed, evolved into a coherent narrative on some of the darker elements of the “science of justification,” allegedly perpetrated by the agency that is tasked with the health, wellbeing and prevention of diseases of Americans.

Sobering Numbers

Since 2000, parents of autistic children have suspected that the United States’ childhood immunology program has run amok with as many as three times the number of vaccines given to U.S. children than any other nation in the world.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: NOVA on Vaccines

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

 Aug 26, 2015, Forbes: NOVA's 'Calling The Shots' On Autism And Vaccines by Emily Willingham

Aug 26, 2015, Orlando Sentinel: Posey should immunize against MMR autism fears: Editorial


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Jeffrey Kluger: TIME to Be Less Condescending About Vaccine Safety

J KlugerBy Anne Dachel

We all know vaccines are a controversial topic.  The claim of a link to autism never goes away, no matter how many times the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plays with the numbers in their population studies to show no association between their vaccines and autism.  I've been reading press coverage of this issue for over 10 years.  I know who the worst of the worst are.
There is no major newspaper, magazine, or network in America where reporters are ever given the following assignment:
"We have to get to the bottom of the vaccine debate.  This issue affects every child in America.  It's critical that we find independent evidence to show that vaccines are safe and not connected to autism or other serious side effects.
"Look at the science on both sides.  Interview Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who's always being blamed for creating this controversy.  How does he support his claim?   Talk to some of the parents of the patients in his Lancet study.
"Find out how many researchers have drug industry ties that could influence their findings.
"Investigate the history of this mercury additive, thimerosal.   Look at the studies that show it's safe.  How is this different from the claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism?
"Talk to parents with autistic children.  Ask them if their kids started out this way.  If they were healthy and then developed autism, ask them why they think it happened.  Did it follow routine vaccinations?
"Look into the CDC.  Find out how many in the vaccine division have ties to the vaccine industry. Ask the head of the CDC, Thomas Frieden, why they've never done a studying comparing fully vaccinated and never vaccinated kids to see if they have the same health issues.
"Ask officials if they've ever researched to find out how many kids have the same mitochondrial condition as Hannah Poling--the girl whose autism was compensated.  Find out how many kids with autism have been compensated by the federal government.
"Search for adults with autism.  They're supposed to be out there somewhere.  Find out if there's a rate among adults similar to what's happening among children.  And don't just look for the high functioning ones.  Find the adults who have all the severe symptoms.  And find autistic adults who regressed into autism as children.
"Check out how many new vaccines have been added to the schedule in the last twenty-five years.  Find out if the effect of all these combinations has been studied."

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Australia, Autism Rate and Vaccine Mandates

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 25, 2015, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Autism cases among younger children on the rise, but reason why still unclear

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CDC Whistleblower, Vaccine Safety

Review and Highlights from Vaccine Whistleblower by Kevin Barry

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingBy Dr. William H. Gaunt

Scientific fraud is revealed by CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson in the new book Vaccine Whistleblower by lawyer Kevin Barry.  Here are a few highlights:

  1. “Current supporters of today's vaccine program quote as fact research results in articles proven to be based on manipulated data.”  This is from the book's preface by Dr. Boyd E. Haley, former chemistry professor

  2. “Dr. Thompsom told Dr. Hooker that whenever the CDC finds an adverse effect from vaccines, the agency supervisors assemble CDC scientists in a room and order them to massage the data until they have devised a gimmick for eliminating the unwanted signal.”  This is from the book's forward by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  3. “Tens of thousands of parents have reported that their children regressed into autism after adverse vaccine reactions.”  This is from the book's introduction.

  4. “Dr. Thompson acknowledges that he and his coauthors changed the criteria of their 2004 MMR paper to alter the data in a way which eliminated a signal which indicated that, for African American boys, getting the MMR vaccine before age three increased the risk of an autism diagnosis by 340%.” p.4

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Face It: There Is An Autism Epidemic

Safeminds Epdemic GraphicBy Lisa Wiederlight, Executive Director, SafeMinds

No matter how many times you repeat a lie, you cannot make it true.

No matter how much you want something in front of your face not to be real, you cannot make it disappear.

You may have heard in the news lately that “autism is not really on the rise” or that “there is no autism epidemic.”

SafeMinds supporters know, I know, the CDC knows, and anyone who is paying any attention at all knows that there are more children with autism in America than ever before, and the numbers keep going up.

There has been an explosion of autism.

There has been an explosion of severe autism.

The kind of autism that comes with substantial disability. The kind the State of California defines as having “significant functional limitations” in self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; or economic self-sufficiency.

The kind the best prevalence tracking system for severe autism – the California Department of Developmental Services – says has increased 21% among children born in just the 5 years from 2002 to 2006.

Read the full article at the Safeminds site.

John Stone

DeStefano Rides Again: GSK Rotavirus Vaccine Study Loses 80% Of Cases And 18 Deaths

DestefanoBy John Stone

Frank DeStefano, the CDC's Director of Immunization Safety and the lead author at the centre of  CDC whistleblower William Thompson’s allegations about destroying  MMR/autism data, is involved in another  case of apparently hiding data, this time  involving intussusception and death, in a newly published paper concerning the safety of GSK’s rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix - a vaccine given according to schedule to infants at 2 and 4 months in the US, and 2 and 3 months in the UK.

Last month Representative Posey revealed Congress that Thompson told Dr Brian Hooker in a taped telephone conversation regarding the DeStefano MMR paper that:

Sometime soon after the meeting, we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study.  The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.

The new CDC based study of GSK’s Rotarix vaccine by Haber et al, of which DeStefano is senior author and therefore responsible for research integrity, admits a small association with the serious condition of intussusception (an intestinal obstruction secondary to the inversion of one portion of the intestine within another). The paper states that from February 2008 to December 2014 the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) “received 108 confirmed insusceptible reports after RV1” (Rotarix). However, a careful review of the database reveals no less  than 565 cases for the period. The paper claims to have excluded only 4 reports as unconfirmed (making a total of only 112).

This is a gigantic discrepancy bearing in mind that intussusception is not a speculative diagnosis. DeStefano and the CDC team have apparently discarded more than 80% of the cases reported, which in their turn are likely to be only a tiny fraction of actual cases.  VAERS is a passive reporting system   which may report as few as 1 or 2% of cases. It is also astonishing that the CDC would seriously attempt to estimate the excess rate from this data, but not surprising that as a result it is very small. Other recent studies include a meta-analysis which calculated that risk of intussusception was in the region of five and half times for both products in the first week after the first dose, and a study of Rotarix in Japan conducted by GSK itself which showed that intussuception was nearly three times more likely to occur in the week after the first dose  (based only on spontaneous reports).

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CDC Whistleblower, Vaccine Safety

Kevin Barry Discusses Vaccine Whistleblower on Gary Null Show

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingListen to Kevin Barry, author of Vaccine Whistleblower, from Skyhorse Publishing, on Gary Null yesterday. Kevin's portion begins at 37:40. Listen below:

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Kevin Barry is a former federal attorney in civil law and currently the co-President of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and the president of First Freedoms INc, a non profit organization dedicated to advancing the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment. Earlier he was the president of Jenny McCarthy’s organization Generation Rescue.  Kevin has three sons, one with autism. 

Dachel Media Update: Still Waffling on Autism Screenings?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 23, 2015, CDC Vaccine Whistleblower: The Silence that Kills

Aug 23, 2015, Columbus (OH) Dispatch: Pediatric Research: Long-term studies needed on autism screenings

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CDC Whistleblower, Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Forbes Magazine & CDC’s Rogue Scientist

Poul thorsenBelow is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s response to Emily Willingham's August 10th article in Forbes titled Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive.

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Emily Willingham

Emily Willingham's strained defense of CDC’s rogue researcher, the international fugitive, Poul Thorsen, is yet more evidence that Forbes prioritizes Pharma's mercantile interests ahead of the health of American children.   (“Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive”, Forbes, August 10, 2015)[1]

Stark facts belie Willingham's dismissive assertion that Thorsen is merely the creature of an anti-vaccine conspiracy mill. Poul Thorsen is subject of a 22-count indictment by the US Department of Justice for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with more than $1 million in research grants that he allegedly pilfered from CDC as he was ginning up fraudulent studies to “prove” that vaccines don’t cause autism.[2] His crimes have won him a slot on HHS's "most wanted" list.[3] (Oddly, US Officials have not requested an extradition order against Thorson despite a treaty providing for extradition between the US and Denmark).  Thorsen has also been disgraced and dismissed by his former employer, Aarhus University.[4] As of 2014, Denmark’s university hospital system has permanently expelled him from practice. The fact that he is roaming free and is easy to find, despite the US Federal indictment, does not imply Thorsen’s innocence, as Willingham suggests. Rather it suggests a lack of enthusiasm by HHS and CDC to press for his capture and extradition. The agency undoubtedly fears that a public trial would expose the pervasive corruption throughout CDC’s vaccine division and the fragility of the science supporting CDC’s claims about thimerosal safety.  

Dr. Thorsen is one of the co-authors and data manager for two leading foreign studies offered by CDC as the foundation of its claims that vaccines do not cause autism. Only purposeful misstatement or journalistic sloth can account for Willingham’s declaration that Thorsen’s conclusions “have not been called into question”. For over a decade, myriad critics have exposed those studies as brazen fraud. Thorsen’s thimerosal study, Madsen et al. 2003,[5]  is one of the principle publications offered by CDC to exculpate thimerosal – the mercury based vaccine preservative from suspicion that it causes autism (The Institute of Medicine largely based its milestone 2004 finding that thimerosal was safe on Madsen et al. 2003, another similarly flawed Scandinavian study, one study from the United Kingdom and two American studies, both of which CDC whistleblower, William Thompson recently exposed as dubious).  Madsen et al. 2003 purports to show that autism rates increased in Denmark after the Danish government removed thimerosal from vaccines in 1992.[6] But critics point out that the alleged increase in autism was the illusory artifact of Denmark’s new reporting protocols. 

Here’s how Madsen, Thorsen and the CDC team crafted their deception:  In 1992, the year after Denmark fully enacted the phase-out of thimerosal, it required, for the first time,that outpatient autism cases be reported on the government’s national health registry. Prior to 1993, only inpatient cases were reported representing approximately 7% of the total. The new requirements increased the reported autism cases by thirteen-fold.[7]   Furthermore, the registry’s inpatient body count prior to 1993 omitted the patients at Copenhagen’s largest autism clinic which housed 20% of the national total.  After 1993, the clinic’s patients were included.[8] Finally, Denmark enlarged the diagnostic criteria for autism in 1994 increasing the potential number of autism cases in the registry by up to 25-fold.[9]  Dr. Thorsen and his cronies took advantage of the artificial rise caused by the new registry rules to fraudulently conclude that real autism incidence had increased following thimerosal’s ban.  This, of course, was craven chicanery - but the fraud got worse.

Despite the “cheats” in the Madsen et al 2003 paper, the Registry data still showed a pesky drop in autism rates between 1999 and 2001 in 7-9 year old children.  This was significant since these children were the first generation born after Denmark’s thimerosal phase out in 1992.  Leaked CDC documents show that the authors responded to this with an audacious breach of established protocols, deleting that entire year class from the final published version of the study.  That maneuver constituted scientific fraud of the highest order; CDC scientists deliberately manipulated the final dataset to prevent public disclosure of the decrease in autism since it did not support the study’s conclusion that there was no association between thimerosal and autism.  Secret CDC emails obtained by SafeMinds via former Congressman Dave Weldon, show that the decision to omit the 2001 year data was made at the suggestion of Poul Thorsen with the direct approval of CDC’s then Developmental Disabilities Branch Director, Coleen Boyle[10] and against the pleas of the Danish study’s primary author, Kreesten Madsen. [11] (Coleen Boyle made her bones at CDC orchestrating the infamous coverup of the links between Agent Orange and Vietnam vet morbidity during the 1980s).  It’s no wonder that CDC is not anxious for a public trial of Poul Thorsen.  Danish journalist, Ulla Danielsen has speculated that Thorsen’s carefree lifestyle in Denmark and the fact that he has never been interrogated by police despite the extradition treaty between the US and Denmark – is evidence that US agencies are protecting him.[12]

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Cathy Jameson

Talk Talk

Speak_outBy Cathy Jameson

I wonder what Ronan’s voice would sound like if he could talk.

Ronan’s youngest sister randomly uttered that out of the blue last week.  Hearing that said out loud stopped me in my tracks.  It’s something that I think about regularly.  The difference between her saying it and my thinking it is that I know what Ronan’s voice sounds like.  Having only known Ronan to be non-verbal, my 7-year old doesn’t remember the husky voice, or the twinkle in Ronan’s eyes, or the way he’d light up a room when he entered it.  She only knows Ronan to be mostly quiet, somewhat detached, and that he prefers to be off on his own. 

It is very, very rare that we hear any words from Ronan these days, including hearing the words he could say years ago.  Spoken words are nonexistent.  Ronan can vocalize and does so frequently, so we encourage Ronan to continue to vocalize those sounds.  We do that always hoping that they will turn to verbalizations.  But he can’t talk like his siblings do.  He can’t verbalize the thoughts, opinions, fears, and feelings he has.  He can’t speak up for himself like other kids can.  Ronan can communicate with a speech output device, but that device, as high tech as it is, is not Ronan’s true voice; it’s a computer generated string of prompted words that lack affect and emotion.   

That husky voice, the twinkle in his eyes, that way he could captivate an audience with just his presence.  I miss it, and my youngest daughter yearns to experience it.  We pray that one day speech will return not just for her benefit, but for Ronan’s.  Ronan tries hard to communicate the words he knows when he signs, when he types, and when he uses that voice output device.  Those attempts sometimes lead to success, but they can also result in dismal failure. 

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

Case 1 Revisited -- 10 Years Later

August 2005

Editor's Note: It's hard to believe it's been 10 years this week since I identified Donald T., autism's Case 1. I remember my shock when I matched his first name and last initial as given in the original 1943 paper by Leo Kanner, popped it into a White Pages directory for the town Kanner said he lived in, and found someone matching all the right details. What was the first person with autism doing with a street address and a published phone number, I wondered. Since then Mark Blaxill and I have visited Donald Triplett (I didn't name him until we wrote our book in 2005) in Forest, Miss., and learned about his amazing recovery after being treated with gold salts. Now, 10 years on, it's worth remembering how much those early cases have to teach us


#CDCwhistleblower One Year and Counting

One Year and Counting
Thank you to Tim Welch, AofA Contributing Editor you likely know as "TannersDad" for sharing this video which encapsulates the story of Dr. William Thompson. It's PERFECT to share with family and friends who might be unaware of the travesty that is CDC science.  Are you on Twitter? follow us @AgeofAutism.

#CDCwhistleblower Year of twitter advocacy in just under three minutes via @TannersDad Tim Welsh and Crew.

NYT Uses Weapons of Mass Destruction Fear Mindset to Drive Vaccine Uptake

Fear TVBy Anne Dachel

Scary headline at the NY Times. 

Children Die Because People Are Wrongly Afraid of Vaccines

The Times says so.  Parents are wrong to fear vaccines.  They can't hurt us.  The Times says so.

No other medical product or procedure has the aura of sacredness that vaccines do.  Vaccinated individuals are not only protected from disease, according to officials, but their protection extends to others around them.  
Most of the time there is no acknowledgement of any risks/side effects when the press reports on this.  When the issue is brought up, it's usually in passing, it's dismissive.  Sides effects are so rare, they aren't worth discussing.

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Dachel Media Update: Eau Claire to Israel

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 19, 2015, WQOW TV Eau Claire, WI: 1 in 5 kids has significant mental health need, local counselor explains symptoms

Aug 14, 2015, The Times of Israel: First autism research center in Middle East established at Hebrew U

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CDC Whistleblower, Current Affairs

Join Thunderclap #CDCwhistleblower #GarbageCan Event

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingCDC science fraud exposed in a new book from Skyhorse Publishing, written by Kevin Barry.  Buy the book here.

Join the  campaign to alert Congress to the #CDCwhistleblower campaign here.

Current Affairs, Dreams

Autism Education Summit in Dallas This September!

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Save the date! September 25 - 27 in affordable, sunny Dallas, Texas. Visit the the AES site for details.  Registration is just $79!


Dad's Huddle 

Join NFL star Ryan Neufeld for a Dad's Huddle bringing fellow Warrior Dads together to kick-off an evening of hope, insight, and support for fathers of children with autism spectrum disorders. 


Friday Night Pub Crawl Hosted by 


Come meet fellow warriors, conference-goers, doctors, speakers, and exhibitors. Refresh with a drink while you connect.  Attendees will have a chance to win a front-of-the-line pass to Saturday's Celebrity Signing. 

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Charlotte Observer's Eyes Wide Shut

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 18, 2015, Charlotte Observer: Retired Cabarrus County pediatrician credits vaccinations as the game-changer during his career, By Lisa Thornton

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Anne Dachel

Dr. Toni Bark Endorses Referendum to Repeal CA SB277

By Anne Dachel

Toni Bark, MD: ". . .We don't have a clear picture of who will respond negatively to vaccinations.  And often it is only the parent that can see a reaction after the first round or the first vaccine, and tells the physician that the child reacted in a bad way, or didn't look right, didn't seem right.  And it's not enough to get a medical exemption. 

"But the parent's intuition should be honored.  Only the parent knows how their child reacts to things.  We don't understand who is going to have a negative reaction to vaccines, therefore we must have parental choice.  There must be a barrier between big pharma and your children.  And that barrier has to be the parent.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: School Tells Mom To "Get Autism In Check"

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 17, 2015, (Louisiana) KATC TV: Mother said school administration told son to get autism in check

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CDC Whistleblower, John Stone

CDC Science/MMR Fraud: The Thompson/Hooker Conversations Published

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingBy John Stone

A year on from the first revelations of the Thompson tapes we have the opportunity to get to grips with them at first hand, and perhaps understand their meaning better. A crucial aspect of this history is just what an angry man William Thompson is, a man frequently scathing about colleagues (and about the mainstream media) who had placed the incriminating documents in the hands of Congressman Posey before any of the recorded telephone calls had taken place, and had applied for whistleblower status to protect him from professional reprisal. Reading it you can only imagine how indifferent he probably was to his public  “outing” by Brian Hooker and Andrew Wakefield – it would come sooner or later. It might have waited more than a year with Bill Posey despairing of any help from his political colleagues making an end of term speech in Congress.  No timing is perfect: a year on we are potentially much better organized to support Thompson and Posey. Maybe we have lost some momentum but we will just have to gain it again.

One thing is clear, Thompson never expected any help from the mainstream media: he understood just how bought out and corrupt they were. Above all this is a tale of public negligence. The politicians sit there like the three wise monkeys with the lobbies on their backs, and leave it to the professionals. The agencies – in this case the Centers for Disease Control - gain no credit for telling it like it is, the incompetent and the deceitful get preferment: it would be the same with the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency. In the end the harms of the system just build up because no one wants to know about them: they have been marginalized so they are assumed to be marginal: this is what the bureaucratic machine is good at doing. The mantra goes out “vaccines are safe” or “the benefits greatly outweigh the risks” (two incompatible statements in themselves) but how can you ever corroborate it if you wage war on the dissenter victims.

You could no doubt draw a flow diagram: the lobby bears a carrot and stick to the politicians, the politicians defer to their advisors who would gain no benefit from telling the truth and anyhow have a revolving door relationship with the industry, not to mention direct professional relationship through such bodies as the CDC Foundation and Task Force for Global Health: the system is as completely dysfunctional as Eisenhower once warned: why should we be surprised?

The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded… in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/ technological elite.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: "Neurotribes" the Unicorn

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 17, 2015, New York Times: 'NeuroTribes,' by Steve Silberman

Aug 17, 2015, NPR Boston: Autism, Then And Now: Sweeping New Book Puts ‘Epidemic’ In Perspective

July 20, 2015, Washington Post: How autistic adults banded together to start a movement

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Current Affairs


BrownsteinAugust 14, 2015

Dear Representative Lawrence,

I have tried to contact your office by email and phone without success.  I am a board-certified physician who practices in your district—West Bloomfield, MI. 

I am concerned about the problems at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  One year ago today, a CDC senior scientist whistleblower, Dr.  William Thompson, came forward and admitted that crucial data was altered in an important 2004 CDC scientific paper that found no correlation with the MMR vaccine and autism.  Dr. Thompson stated that his superiors pressured him to alter the data in this paper to hide the association between the MMR vaccine and autism.  

The unaltered data showed a 240% increase risk in autism in African American male boys who were given the vaccine before 36 months of age.  Furthermore, the study found that there was a 69% increase in autism in any male child given the vaccine before 36 months of age.  Incredibly,  the 2004 published paper omitted that data.

Dr. Thompson states that he has the original data and the information that indicates that his superiors wanted the data altered.  In fact, Dr. Thompson claims that his superiors ordered him and his fellow authors to throw the incriminating evidence into a garbage can.    


Cathy Jameson

One Perfect Day Indeed

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By  Cathy Jameson

A day on the beach

Fulfilling one man’s vision

For kids with autism

To spend time surfing

Made for one perfect day indeed.

For some, autism is part of life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It takes no breaks.  And it doesn’t go on vacation.  For Ronan and for families like ours who have to juggle sensory issues, major communication delays, GI problems, and seizures day in and day out, sometimes we need a break from life.  Surfer’s Healing gave us the chance to relax, to take a break, and to live, if only for a moment, like some other families do. 


Every child is unique, and every child deserves a moment in the sun. –Izzy Paskowitz

Even though it is just for one day, when I found out that Surfer’s Healing would be on the east coast again this summer, I made sure to register Ronan for one of the camps.  The day is like no other, and the people who make that day happen understand just why kids like mine need it. 

It was through their experience of taking their son with autism surfing that Israel “Izzy” Paskowitz and his wife, Danielle, founded Surfer’s Healing.  Since it began in 1996, Surfer’s Healing has given thousands of children with autism “a chance to encounter the waves, to challenge themselves, to try something new.” 

But they do so much more than that.

From their website:

We take kids with autism surfing.  We paddle out together on tandem boards to watch the waves that come our way.  That’s what we do; that’s what we love. 

On the surface, our contribution seems simple:  each year, our volunteer-staffed camps give over 4,500 children with autism and their families a fun, engaging day at the beach.

But go deeper, and you’ll see that a quiet revolution is taking place.  Through the simple act of riding waves together, we’re defying the status quo. 

When we help kids get up on a board, we’re challenging preconceived notions of capability.  When we encourage participants to dive in, we’re empowering them to engage with the world. And when we ride the waves together, we’re affirming that every person is a gift. 

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Current Affairs, Ginger Taylor, Science, Vaccine Safety

To: Rob Ring, Subject: Vaccine Autism Research


By Ginger Taylor

So, yesterday I posted an email I had written to Dr. Tom Insel, head of IACC. You can read it Ring AShere.  I asked if someone could please send me Autism Speaks' Rob Ring's email. And someone kindly obliged. Here's the email I sent to Rob Ring.  Both of the emails are a response to the post Katie Wright ran on Thursday regarding the complete and total and seemingly purposeful disregard both Ring and Insel have for meaningful autism research.

Subject: Vaccine Autism Research
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:36:37 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor
To: Rob Ring

Mr. Ring,

As you might understand, it is quite frustrating for parents who are reading the research on autism, and who see its links to vaccines over and over again, to hear Autism Speaks claim there are no links between the two. 
I am sure that in the cloistered circle in which you operate, the line that vaccines are not linked to autism works just fine, as everyone's paycheck depends on toting that line.  However, you need to understand, out here in the real world, where we actually live, that claim is absurd.  Because parents can read.  You sound silly.

So I am sending you a list I have complied of research papers that show the links between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which it is happening.  The document of the 101 abstracts is attached, and I keep a current list online here:

Now you can finally get started on THE most promising lines of inquiry on ways to prevent and treat most cases of autism!

But let's be honest, you won't.  If you wanted to, you would have done so a long time ago.

In fact I have it on good authority that you don't even bother responding to emails of this nature, even from struggling parents, because you care so little about making any difference in the actual live of families struggling with these complex and burdensome medical issues.  Because again, talking about the real research does not further your cause.  I mean Pfizer's cause.

So I feel perfectly comfortable in sending you grandstanding emails like this, that call you out on being a phony who does not even remotely begin to fulfill Autism Speak's mission statement, because I have the utmost confidence that you will simply continue to ignore me, the research,  the Thorsen scandal, the Thompson scandal, the Merck MMR Mumps scandal, Verstraeten's first draft, Boyle's emails, DeStefano's admission that no one has ever looked to see if vaccines can cause autism in individual cases, #GarbageCan, #VAXwhistleblower, Unanswered Questions, Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, the willful ignorance of the entire medical establishment of vaccine induced encephalopathy, as well as the reports on VICP by Stanford Law, American University Law, The Associated Press, and the US GAO.

Because when the research list reaches 200, or 300, or 400 citations, you still will ignore it.  Until the day that it is no longer simply our children's health and functioning on the line, but your paycheck and your career.

But do get in touch if you decide to change your mind and stop looking like the CEO of a Tobacco company trying to deny that their products cause cancer 40 years after we knew they did.


Ginger Taylor, MS
Autism Mom
Adventures In Autism
Vaccine Epidemic
Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: FOX23 Oklahoma Covers Vaccination Requirements

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.
Aug 13, 2015, Fox 23 Tulsa: Debate over vaccinations continues

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Current Affairs, Ginger Taylor

To: Tom Insel, Subject: Vaccine Autism Research

By Ginger Taylor

Subject: Vaccine Autism Research
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:18:33 -0400
From: Ginger Taylor 
To: Tom Insel 
Dr. Insel,

For the last several years you seem to have failed to be able to find any research that links vaccines and autism.  I have complied a list of the research that you have missed and I am sending it to you so you can get started on furthering research on these specific lines of inquiry, and on drafting reasonable safety measures to prevent further cases of vaccine induced autism.  The list currently has 101 citations.

I have also posted a copy online, in case that format is more easily accessible to you.

I am available for any questions you have on these matters. 

Hey... does anyone have Rob Ring's so I can send him the list too?  I want to help him get started on the real work.

Current Affairs

Age of Autism Contest: Win a Pillowsonic Speaker!

Leave a comment to enter! And thanks to Pillowsonic for the donation!

From the Pillowsonic site:

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Dachel Media Update: Hide The Epidemic By Questioning Its Existence

Online newsBy  Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

August 12, 2015, Is There Really an 'Autism Epidemic' By Cody Fenwick

Some advocates are deeply skeptical of this point of view and still wholeheartedly endorse the “autism epidemic” thesis. Writer Anne Dachel, of Age of Autism, wrote in response to the kind of research I’ve been citing:


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Katie Wright

Ring and Insel: Dream Jobs Autism Parents' Nightmares

Keep-calm-and-turn-your-backBy Katie Wright

Dr. Tom Insel of the NIMH and Dr. Rob Ring of Autism Speaks have dream jobs. These men very much wanted the powerful positions they hold. Insel is essentially in charge of all NIH autism research. Insel would disagree and say the NIH president and others at the NIH hold more sway. This is difficult to believe when Dr. Collins came to 1 IACC meeting in the past 4 years and left right after he spoke. As the CEO of AS Science Dr. Ring as controls the direction of tens of millions of dollars of ASD family raised research money. Insel and Ring have virtually unlimited scientific power within their organizations and are unaccountable and largely unavailable to ASD public at large.

There are those who believe that any public discussion or evaluation of ASD research leaders is equivalent to a  “personal attack.”

Ring AS
Rob Ring

 Oh, the drama!

A “personal attack” is an attack on one’s gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc….Parent and consumer advocates believe that the powerful and well compensated adults who control our ASD research dollars are very much public figures, by choice, in the autism world. When one accepts a public position of tremendous power and spends taxpayer money or money donated by 10,000s of ASD families, accountability and public feedback are part of the deal. Put on those big boy pants. NIH money and AS science dollars are directly the result of the powerful advocacy efforts of autism families. It is vitally important for bureaucrats and academics to remember that no one is a victim here, only those disabled by autism.

Thomas insel
Tom Insel

Here is the problem: you and I have exactly zero opportunity to be heard by AS science or by the NIH. There is almost no opportunity for public input at the NIH or within AS science. IACC does offer a public comment period during meetings (which are usually held about 4 times a year). However, IACC has not had a meeting since July 2014 - so much for that. AS science offers no “town halls,” no website surveys, no Q & A opportunities. Insel, and especially Ring, rarely, if at all, blog or tweet…making their isolation from autism families, especially those who are not hand picked to serve them, nearly complete.

I would have a better chance, a vastly better chance, of calling up my senator’s office and asking for a meeting or interview than ever getting a returned e-mail or phone call returned from Dr. Rob Ring.

I am one of about 14,000,000 constituents to Senator Schumer but he, and all elected officials, knows that public input matters and an effective leader must try hard to stay engaged with the people they serve. When one is an unelected president of any advocacy organization, it is easy for ego and hubris to run unchecked. There is by definition no reality check. Neither Ring nor Insel care for, treat, live with or spend much time with ASD people (especially those not HF). It is all too easy for unelected bureaucrats to disappear from the communities they serve, except to re surface at board meetings and academic conferences.

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CDC Whistleblower

Jim Carrey as a Voice for Medical Freedom and Vaccination Safety

Speak out


Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: New York Times... To Push Those Fall Flu Shots

Online newsDon't forget, 6pm tonight, 8/12 starts the TwitterStorm for #VAXwhistleblower, #CDCwhistleblower and #CDCGarbage. See details here.

By Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

August 10, 2015, New York Times: Not Vaccinating Children Is the Greater Risk by Jane Brody

After more than 50 years as a medical and science writer, I’m pained to see that childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering.

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CDC Whistleblower, Kent Heckenlively

Book Review - Vaccine Whistleblower - By Kevin Barry, Esq.

Vaccine Whistleblower Skyhorse PublishingBy Kent Heckenlively, Esq.

From Amazon: Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, “Senior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one holds them accountable.”

This book nullifies the government’s claims that “vaccines are safe and effective,” and reveals that the government rigged research to cover up the link between vaccines and autism. Scientific truth and the health of American children have been compromised to protect the vaccine program and the pharmaceutical industry.

The financial cost of the CDC’s corruption is staggering. The human cost is incalculable. Vaccine Whistleblower provides context to the implications of Thompson’s revelations and directs the reader to political action.


How does a reviewer start to write about a book detailing one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity?  How does one begin the narrative of the violation of the public trust by highly-educated scientists whose job is to protect the health of our nation and our children?  This is a shame that will last a thousand years.

When author and attorney, Kevin Barry, confronted these questions in his book, Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC, (scheduled for release on August 25, 2015, but you can probably get it a little earlier if you order on Amazon) he came up with a simple solution, based no doubt on his legal training.  Let the guilty party, Dr. William Thompson, speak for himself.  A great deal of this book is simply a transcript of four conversations recorded by Dr. Brian Hooker in which Dr. Thompson details how CDC scientists systematically buried any evidence of a link between vaccines (like the MMR) and autism.

From the introduction by Dr. Boyd Haley:  Omitting data to cover up an undesirable outcome in order to reach a predetermined result is research fraud.  Dr. Thompson strongly suggests that the CDC staff involved in vaccine safety withheld data to bury a connection between vaccine injury and autism.

If Dr. Thompson is correct, scientific truth was placed second to policy interests.  The health of children was compromised to protect the vaccine program.  The American public has been lied to and children have been unnecessarily injured due to the corruption of the CDC.  The financial cost of the corruption to tax payers is staggering.  The human cost in incalculable. 

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Current Affairs

#GarbageCan and #Vaxwhistleblower Facts About CDC MMR Science Fraud

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Forbes' Emily Willingham Has Made Up Your Mind

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

I Reject The Evidence, And So Do You

Confirmation bias gets a lot of play around controversial issues like GMOs, autism vaccines, global warming, and…well, anything controversial. Essentially, it’s our tendency to sift out any evidence that doesn’t support what we already think and keep those nice, supportive bits that shore up our beliefs.

But this tendency isn’t confined only to controversy. We do it all day, every day. That phrase “he has a face only a mother could love?” It reflects an inherent understanding of confirmation bias.


"Confirmation bias gets a lot of play around controversial issues like GMOs, autism vaccines, global warming, and…well, anything controversial."

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CDC Whistleblower, Vaccine Safety

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Read #CDCwhistleblower MMR Autism Documents Today

Rep. Bill Posey, R, FL


One week ago, on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Bill Posey testified that CDC vaccine safety researcher Dr. William Thompson had reported to Posey's office that he was present for a meeting in which his colleagues destroyed data which demonstrated a clear link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Thompson, believing this to be illegal, retained copies of these documents and turned them over to Rep. Posey, along with thousands of others which reportedly show that the CDC has committed fraud in its vaccine safety research.
Rep. Posey has now offered this set of documents to any and all members of Congress for review.

From C-SPAN: REP. Bill Posey Calling for an Investigation of the CDC's MMR reasearch fraud

Rep. Bill Posey brings former CDC researcher and now Whistleblower, Dr. Bill Thompson's letter regarding significant files they omitted and destroyed to avoid reporting any significant race effects in their study.

To date there has been no response in the media or from members of Congress on this revelation.

It is time for us to tell our legislators to get in the game!

Contact your members of Congress and tell them to:

1.Request the documents from Bill Posey's office.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Willingham Wanders Into Waldo

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

If you'd like to read out the gem of a scientist named Poul Thorsen - start here:  WANTED BY THE FEDS: Poul Thorsen, Who Helped Pull Off CDC Vaccine Autism Heist

WHERE'S POULEmily Willingtoworkforpharmaaham's version is below.

Aug 10, 2015, Forbes: Hey, Interpol, I Found Your Autism Researcher Fugitive by Emily Willingham

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Current Affairs, Vaccine Safety

Where is the Justice in the Poul Thorsen Case? Four Years and Counting…

Where's Poul 3 A GamondesDOJ loses Thorsen file. Thank you to Beth Clay for this excerpt. Please bookmark her blog and read the full post here.

By Beth Clay

August 3, 2015: The last couple of weeks there was a lot of conversation online, in Washington and by the media about what is more important to many Americans – aborted babies or hunted lions.

The release of video showing Planned Parenthood doctors and staff discussing aborted babies whose body parts are being provided to research organizations (for payment) outraged many and spurred some legislators to call for an ending of taxpayer funding of the non-abortion services provided by the organization. Planned Parenthood quickly responded with a high dollar television media campaign blitz to ‘win the hearts and minds’ of Americans.

Just as this story was peaking, every news station and show for days covered the tragic story of Cecil, a ‘much beloved’ lion in Africa who was killed by an American big game hunter. Both of these stories are pretty horrible. In the priority setting vein of thought, two things have happened during this same time frame in which comparisons are warranted.

•Media Priority: At the same time the media storm blew in on Cecil the Lion, a revelation that has been a year in the making happened on the floor of the United States House of Representatives which should have led every news story on every network across the country, but so far has been completely ignored by all but a few online media outlets. While there were observations made that ‘the mainstream media’, i.e. CBS, NBC, and ABC gave more attention to the story of Cecil than the story of Planned Parenthood. None of the networks or cable news shows gave air time to the Posey floor speech.

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Vaccine Safety

Gardasil Impact: From SaneVax

GardasilThank you to SANEVax - for allowing us to excerpt this post.  Please read read the full post here.

By Ann Fitzpatrick from Carlow, Republic of Ireland

Gardasil Impact

My daughter turned 15 in February of 2015. Once she had lots of friends and participated in many activities  both in school and at home.  She did Irish dancing from 4 years of age, played football for her parish and county, and was awarded 2nd place in the world handwriting competition. She was great in school. In short, she was healthy, active and happy.

All of that changed shortly after she got her first injection of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil in October 2012.

By November she started having seizures. Since then she has had chest pains, vision problems, non-epileptic seizures, low blood pressure,  inflammation of the stomach and small bowel, reflux, is very tired and has no energy.  She has a pulse rate that can go up to 216 just walking 10 feet, or 178 sitting down. She has been told so many things by doctors in the last 2 1/2 years that she does not even want to go near them anymore

In April 2013, due to the number of seizures she was having at school, she was told by the school administration that she wouldn’t be allowed to attend anymore ‘for health and safety reasons’. They said that she should be home-schooled instead. So my daughter went to the papers and told her story.  She let people know that she wanted to go to school and that they could not stop her. She is now in Junior Cert year but has only got 5 hours a week of home schooling.

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Cathy Jameson

Back-to-School Shots

Back To School Vax Exemption
By Cathy Jameson

We shared this post about back-to-school shots in September of 2014.  Before more schools begin another academic year, we thought we'd update the post and share it again. 


Ronan started school this week.  He was severely affected by vaccines.  He’s non-verbal, completely dependent on others and has autism.  Because of other medical issues that stemmed from the vaccine injury, Ronan’s on a modified school day only able to attend school for a few hours a day and only a few days a week.  Before this school year started, I dropped off some paperwork to the school:  Ronan’s health care plan, his seizure plan and his vaccine exemption form.  Until I’m assured that vaccines truly are safe and effective, that vaccine exemption form will accompany him each year until he graduates. 

Back-to-school letters from school administration typically include a cheerful welcome.  An announcement or two about what to expect on the first day back and a kind request to drop off school supplies including any remaining forms might be added in the letter, too.  Ronan’s school recently sent out a back-to-school announcement.  Included was a memo about ‘back-to-school’ shots with a message that made it sound like he had to get them or he wouldn’t be allowed to attend school.  I appreciate the gentle reminder to wrap up our summer fun, but I do not care to be told incomplete and inaccurate information.  I especially don’t like it when that sort of information is demanded as the tone of the messages I received most certainly was a demand.

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Dan Olmsted, Dan Olmsted

The Age of Autism Week In a Number: 1938


Editor's Note: Mark Blaxill and I appreciate the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders -- Journal of Autism and Developmental Disordersthe leading peer-reviewed autism medical journal -- running our commentary in the issue published this week.

Leo Kanner's Mention of 1938 in His Report on Autism Refers to His First Patient.

Here is the abstract: "Leo Kanner begins his landmark 1943 case series on autistic children by stating the condition was first brought to his attention in 1938. Recent letters to JADD have described this reference as 'mysterious' and speculated it refers to papers published that year by Despert or Asperger. In fact, as Kanner goes on to state, 1938 is when he examined the first child in his case series. An exchange of letters with Despert and later writing by Kanner also point to the originality of his observations."


The matter at hand is both seemingly arcane and ultimately overarching -- what did Leo Kanner mean when he said he became aware of autism in 1938? (He first named and wrote about it in 1943.)  Commenters in the Journal have speculated it was a reference to earlier papers by other psychiatrists, which would mean autism was not a new entity, just one that Kanner codified by describing more precisely through a case series. Based on a decade of research with primary documents and personal interviews, we argued -- and, I think, we demonstrated -- that 1938 was a reference to the year the first patient was seen at his clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. That patient, Case 1 Donald T., was the first of 11 who displayed the same novel  syndrome "markedly and uniquely different from anything reported so far," as Kanner wrote in that landmark 1943 report. As Ginger Taylor (who first called our attention to the recent discussion in the Journal) aptly wrote on Facebook this week: "Olmsted and Blaxill (again) show that Autism had a start date, and it was after Eli Lilly invented and began selling a water soluble form of mercury in fungicide and vaccine preservation." So thanks to Ginger, and to Teresa Conrick, our fellow AOA editor who has made invaluable contributions to this ongoing work of identifying those original cases (we are up to 8 of 11!) and finding patterns that point to causation. You can read all about it in our book The Age of Autism, in our subsequent blog posts here, and now in the prestigious, peer-reviewed Journal. And you can count on more to come. We ended our commentary by writing: "This timing remains the essential clue to the disorder. Something happened to bring a new condition to the attention of child psychiatry." That component can be seen from the beginning -- 1938 -- and it can be seen today, in the damage mercury-laced vaccines, and other vaccine toxins, continue to do to children in the United States and around the world. We feel privileged to have wandered onto this amazingly fruitful pathway, and we intend to keep going until its full implications are recognized and the truth about the condition first observed in 1938 is fully and finally addressed. As Einstein said, "It's not that I'm smarter than anyone else, it's just that I stick with problems longer." Ditto.

Dan Burns, Dreams

Meet Appleseed Ventures Cottage Industry for Autism Families

Appleseed venturesBy Dan Burns

Appleseed Ventures is a cottage industry serving ASD families.  We are beginners on this journey. Our first product is an indoor waterfall fountain for sleep.  The enterprise could become a hub leading outward to various paths such as seed pod kits (sold by subscription), “Cooking with Healthy Herbs” cookbooks and videos, blogs, retreats, seminars, a YouTube channel, and many more microenterprises beyond our ken.  We hope to model parent-created enterprises for other organizations, sharing our successes, failures, and lessons learned.  There's far more to do than we can do alone.

See our website at  The site is under development.

Hope to see you in Dallas at the , where we are a featured exhibitor.

Current Affairs

Message To Politicians: You Take Away Vaccination Rights We Take Away Your Position

Richard PanIn response to the passage of California SB277, a bill that removes parental vaccination choice except for medical exemptions (which imply previous vaccine injury and are therefore reactive, not proactive in protecting children, unlike a religious or philosophical exemption) a recall effort is underway to remove Senator (Dr.) Richard Pan, pharmatrician/pediatician (not a typo) and sponsor of the bill.   We've had impeachment proceedings against a President for personal behavior that in no way threatened American lives. This recall is a way to send a strong message to politicians - if you take away our rights, we will work to take away your position.  We first told you about the recall on July 4th - Announcing the Recall Campaign of Senator Richard Pan.

SacBee reports Effort to recall Richard Pan over vaccine bill cleared for signatures.

Thwarted in the Legislature, opponents of California’s vaccine mandate law have turned to the ballot box with a recall aimed at Senate Bill 277’s champion.

A campaign to recall Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, the pediatrician who carried the bill requiring full vaccinations for schoolchildren, has been cleared to advance to the signature-gathering phase. Proponents have until Dec. 31 to collect 35,926 verified signatures from the 436,318 registered voters in his district.

Crafted in response to a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland, SB 277 spurred a furious backlash from parents assailing a loss of child-rearing autonomy and insisting that vaccines are unsafe. As they lined up at hearings to testify against the bill, many vowed to make lawmakers pay at election time.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Presidential Debate and CDC Fraud

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

Aug 5, 2015, Presidential Candidate Donald Trump On Autism, Vaccines, And ... Forbes by Emily Willingham

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John Stone, Vaccine Safety

Rotavirus Vaccine Update

IntussusceptionBy John Stone

The row over the Indian rotavirus vaccine Rotavac being developed by Bharat Biotech is continuing. Jacob Puliyel, paediatrician at Delhi’s Stephen’s Hospital, had been drawing attention to an excess of intussusception cases in the vaccinated group in a trial of the new vaccine and is calling publicly and in a petition  for the raw data to be published. Intussusception is a blockage of the intestine associated with all rotavirus vaccines but the early figures for the Indian product seemed to be dramatically worse than for earlier versions.

In June in the British Medical Journal reported:

Gagandeep Kang, professor of gastrointestinal sciences at Christian Medical College, Vellore, who worked on the trial, said that the trial data cannot be used to estimate the risk of intussusception from the vaccine as the campaigners have argued. “This was not a study powered to detect rare events. If you want to find the rate of intussusception, you need to evaluate the vaccine in hundreds of thousands of children,” she told The BMJ.

It is not, however, clear why the study would be useful to study efficacy and not safety, particularly as unfortunately the events do not seem to be rare. Meanwhile  Bharat Biotech, the Indian Government and World Health Organization are determined to plough on with a larger trial which could injure more children. Dr Puliyel has written in the electronic responses of the BMJ:

Dr Kang does not provide the data that will allow easy calculation of the risk in Vellore but she quotes the WHO reporting that “existing data on Rotavac do not point to an increased risk from intussusceptions”. The data, when provided, will speak for itself and we do not have to rely on the say-so of the WHO.

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: Summertime and the Autism News is....

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

It is simply outrageous to me that the New York Times/CBS News/Fox News/NBC News/Newsweek are all reporting that a government panel not says that we don't need early autism screening.

Once again, the government is throwing our children into the garbage can.

First of all, about the only thing that the medical community has been able to say for sure about autism is that there should be early diagnosing. (Everyone can agree that when it comes to a serious condition that affects one in 68 children/one in 42 boys, or one in every 50 children, depending on which official study you care to believe, we should find it as early as we can to start some type of intervention.)

In 2007, the big push from the American Academy of Pediatrics was early diagnosing. AAP Recommends Autism Screening for All Infants

It's been their mantra. 

Age of Autism 2009: AAP Autism Toolkit: "Insert Sound of Crickets Chirping." 

Age of Autism 2012: Doctors Still Don't Know How to Diagnose Autism

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Phillips vs. City of New York: Vaccination Exemption Rights

New York StormBy Patricia Finn, The Health Lawyer

In the United States of America we have laws prohibiting experimentation on children which is exactly what is happening with the school immunization program, and California's SB277 mandate signed into law by Gov. Brown on July 2, 2015.  SB277 legislation that eliminated California's religious exemption last week violates due process and equal protection, and will eventually be struck down because the vaccine mandates unquestionably conflict with the rights of Americans to refuse unwanted medical treatment. Americans have a guaranteed right to refuse human experimentation of this kind and history has shown that denying these basic fundamental human rights protected by the Bill of Rights, invariably leads to atrocities, illness and social decline. 

It's Big Pharma profits behind the trend to pass laws restricting a parent's right to refuse potentially harmful vaccines for their children. Pharmaceutical companies subcontract the production of the billions of doses of vaccines distributed in the United States to the lowest bidders mostly laboratories in China and elsewhere in other secret, non-disclosed locations.  These overseas laboratories are regularly fined, filthy and poorly regulated, but can cheaply manufacture an unlimited supply of vaccines that are headed straight for children coast to coast this school year, and the pharmaceutical corporations do so without liability for any mistakes or design defects under current federal law. 

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Anne Dachel

Dachel Media Update: How To Change an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.   The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD, an online supplement retailer for patients with special needs.

August 3, 2015, Washington Post: There's a surprisingly simple way to convince vaccine skeptics to reconsider, By Carolyn Johnson

August 3, 2015, TIME Magazine: How to Change an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind, By Jeffrey Kluger

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Current Affairs

Submit Presidential Debate Question RE Vaccination Rights To Fox Today

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The Republican Primary debate is being held on Thursday night. We want to make sure that parental medical rights are part of the debate.   Fox News needs this form TODAY. Act now please.

We are asking our readers to submit this EXACT question below to Fox News for the first Presidential Primary Debate on Thursday. Simply copy the verbiage, click the link, scroll down to the 3rd box (submit a question) and click upload.  Here is the verbiage and question:

The California legislature just passed a law to strip parents of children in daycare, preschool and grades K-12 of their right to make informed, voluntary vaccination decisions for their children. Parents are now compelled to vaccinate their children except for very limited medical exemptions or keep them out of school. Due in large part to special interest lobbying, other states are now considering new vaccine legislation. 

Do you support the fundamental parental right to make medical decisions on behalf of children? 

Here's the link and what the form looks like:

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