“‘This study is the first of its kind to be conducted in the U.S.,’ said Laura Carpenter, co-principal investigator. ‘What makes it particularly exciting is that we really don’t know what we will find.’”
From the tone of this article you’d never know we were talking about a disorder that severely impairs children and whose cause is unknown to mainstream medicine. I’m sure MUSC is also excited about the million dollars that has come their way so Autism Speaks can pretend they’re doing something about autism. So what happens in May when the new DSM comes out and all Asperger’s and most of PDD kids lose their diagnosis?
Charleston Business Journal This reporter tells parents not to worry, vaccines are safe, mercury’s been removed, and finally there’s no autism epidemic.
I have no words for this. $2 MILLION to look at autism and bullying. Meanwhile, autism rates are soaring and there’s no known cause or cure.
How could this kind of research possibly address what’s happening to our children? There was no place for comments or I would have asked.
“A York University professor will get $2 million to spend studying the lopsided rates of mental health problems among children and adults with autism, including the effects of bullying. “
“‘Targeting mental health means being able to help with a person’s quality of life,’ said Weiss, 35. He noted that between 40 and 70 per cent of those with autism are also grappling with mental health issues, on top of living with a developmental disorder that affects social interactions and communication, among other traits.”
“‘What we aim to do is first focus on understanding why those rates are so high. What are the risk factors?’ Weiss asked…..’It’s important that the community sees their hard work is going into research that really matters,’ she said.”