"The transition from youth to adulthood is the weakest link in the country's already fractured approach to caring for children with autism"
Things sound pretty hopeless in Canada (as they do in the U.S.). Canada is more like a Third World country when it comes to autism.
"Even with a diagnosis of autism, Mica Jovanovic remains a medical mystery to experts who treat and study his condition. And as autism has emerged as the fastest growing developmental disability, stirring fears of an epidemic, researchers are racing to figure out what causes the condition and why it appears to be affecting so many more children."
This article is one of a number of stories on autism published by the Calgary Herald recently. Notice that while it's a story from the Canadian press, it's mostly about American researchers and Americans universities and American health care agencies. The most outrageous statement in this piece is the one about researchers racing to figure out the cause.
Autism is now way too prevalent to continue to ignore. Pretending that it's being addressed with stories like this is a joke. The real nightmare is coming---the cost of supporting a generation of disabled adults who aren't here now---and that will expose every lie.
"One in 88 children in the U.S. is affected by autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
"That number has grown over the years, but there is hope that answers might finally be found.
"Medical researchers say the drug memantine could hold the key.
"Part of the research for the drug is happening at CAMC in Charleston.
"The drug is already FDA approved for patients with Alzheimer's, and medical experts think it could also be the first medication to help with the primary symptoms of autism "a disease."
Imagine the marketing possibilities with over one percent of kids on the spectrum! Why would anyone want to end the epidemic? Notice that the psychiatrist called autism " The article off handedly said that the numbers "has grown over the years."
"Could taking a vitamin supplement before and during pregnancy help reduce the chances of your child being diagnosed with autism later?
"According to a new Norwegian study, yes.
"Women who took folic acid supplements before and during early pregnancy were about 40 percent less likely to have a baby later diagnosed with autism. The study was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association."
PBS obviously hasn't noticed the autism EPIDEMIC. Folic acid? What a neat idea. The next autism guess. I can't wait. I posted comments.
"Over the past few years, there has been much controversy over the flu shot. Some people claim the flu vaccine does not work, some claim the vaccine actually gave them the flu and others oppose flu vaccines and all other types of vaccines for religious or personal beliefs.
"Contrary to popular belief, the flu vaccine is generally safe for individuals over six months of age. The only exception is for people who are allergic to eggs, people who have certain medical conditions that may become worse with the vaccine or people who have had severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to past vaccinations. One of the side effects of the flu vaccine is recipients experiencing cold-like symptoms after vaccination similar to those of the flu but is not actually the flu.
"A final myth is the flu vaccine causes autism. There is no scientific evidence suggesting the flu vaccine causes autism or increases the chances of developing autism.
"This myth began when a small study published in 1998 in The Lancet by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues at Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London suggested childhood vaccines might cause some cases of autism.
"The study only involved 12 children, but the debate about the safety of childhood vaccines has continued ever since. The study has been retracted, but the myth persists, mostly among those strongly opposed to all vaccines.
"After years of research and studies, scientists have found no evidence or link between autism and the flu vaccine and its former ingredient thimerosal (which, before 2001, was a common ingredient in flu vaccines but is no longer used in today's vaccines)."
The person who wrote this flu shot endorsement forgot to mention that thimerosal is MERCURY. I posted comments.
"On Nov. 30, Congress reprimanded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) representatives for evading evidence of the relationship between vaccines and autism. These agencies have been feeding the American public with misinformation on the connection between autism and mercury. We now have 1 in 88 children who are affected with autism. The steady progression of autism directly coincides with the CDC endorsed vaccination schedule, which also has increased since the 1980's. This is a national pandemic. This was a victory for parents of vaccine injured and autistic children. Yet complete silence from the mainstream media continues."
It's amazing that this letter was even published. I posted several comments, but I haven't seen any appear yet.
"Women who take folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant, as well as early in pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study."
"The new study only shows an association between the use of folic acid supplements and a lower risk of autistic disorder. It does not establish a cause-effect link. However, "the potential for a nutritional supplement to reduce the risk of autistic disorders is provocative and should be confirmed in other populations," experts wrote in an accompanying editorial."
Here's today's official guess about autism. We're told it's not causal---just an association. It's part of the regular fare by experts pretending to care about autism while never actually finding out anything for sure.