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Autism By The Numbers

Paint by numbersBy Anne Dachel

On April 4, 2013, I found a news report from WZZM 13, a TV station in Grand Rapids, MI.  The title of the story was "Autism by the Numbers."  And the numbers are stunning in Michigan.  I read, "More than 15,000 children in Michigan are currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

"Michigan actually has the fourth largest autistic population in the United States."

Although the report didn't have the rate update of one in every 50 children, there was no real concern over one in 88. 

"Nationwide, one out of every 88 children has autism. The Centers for Disease Control closely tracks the condition and says the number of cases has gone up 78 percent in the last five years.

"A couple of reasons for that are better screening processes and screening at earlier ages."

There was a video from WZZM on the story that made it clear no one really cares what autism is doing to our children. 

The reporter started by telling us that the Mackinac Bridge, which connects upper and lower Michigan, is lit up in blue for April autism awareness.  She defined autism as something that "affects people's ability to communicate and socialize."   

Dr. Michael Wolff was interviewed about autism and sadly, he pretty much typifies the attitude of the medical profession when it comes to autism.

Wolff: "Pediatricians do a good job at asking parents and looking at developmental progression."

Wolff told parents what signs to look for.  He went on to talk about the loss of skills as if it's a normal and acceptable part of childhood.

Reporter: "Is it true that in some cases children can be very interactive and have language skills, and then they just shut down?"

Wolff: "That is seen sometimes. We'll see normal development coming through that two year mark, and all of a sudden, everything that was normal seems to change, like they regress a little bit. When they used to be interacting and communicating, now they're not anymore. And that is a very big risk factor to be watching for. But we'll also see that in other children, for many other reasons, whether it's seizure onset or some other types of medical factors."

Then the talk turned to treatment. 

What was missing was any sense that this is a crisis and that health officials have no answers. Dr. Wolff was smiling and casual as he discussed children regressing into autism or seizures.  The reporter didn't ask about the cause and Wolff didn't offered any explanation.  He didn't tell us just how badly children can be affected or what autism costs families.  If I were an outsider viewing this report, I'd have to conclude that autism's not really so bad.  What are parents complaining about?  Aren't we doing enough with a whole month of awareness? The doctor isn't worried.  Everything seems to be under control.  Obviously, autism's no big deal. 

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Lou

Wolff: "Pediatricians do a good job at asking parents and looking at developmental progression."

News flash genius: Parents do not need to be asked to "look" at the development of their beloved child. They live with and LOVE their child 24/7, when their beloved child has ONE abnormal bowel movement they instantly KNOW about it. When their child hic-ups they KNOW it.

The great tragedy of autism is that after their child is "vaccinated" and has a serious obvious harmful reaction (ALL "vaccinations" result in harmful reactions most are just invisible) they KNOW something awful has happened. They are scared to DEATH but AUTHORITY tells them all is well. In their heart of hearts they KNOW something awful has happened to their beloved child but they defer to AUTHORITY.

For God's sake mothers after that FIRST "vaccination" negative signal your beloved child gives you. TRUST your child NOT AUTHORITY. Your child is telling you in the only way he knows NO MORE of this POISON. I do not like it; it is not good for me.

If you obey your heart not AUTHORITY you may save your precious child and yourselves MUCH pain. Better yet please spend some time on the very important issue of "vaccination" and DO NOT "VACCINATE" from conception until death; yours or your child's.

David H. Payne

VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM

I grew up in Detroit lived there 25 years I went to Wayne Med. I know Detroit.We had few cases of Autism even diagnosed let alone studied properly Autism has nothing to do with chemical spills or fire retardants that is a false flag and pure hokum and should be regarded as such and ignored appropriately as nonsense.

This Michael Wolf character is simply vomiting up the autism party line.

You notice that they did not describe what kind of a Doctor he is. That is usually a dead giveaway that he is typically not an MD, which he is not and that he is just towing the party line.

He is a pediatric neuropsychologist a big title with no meaning or science behind it. In 1985 that field did not even exist.

He is perfect for what they are trying to do.

You see when you need to tell a really big lie to a lot of people and you do not have any real science or scientist you simply do what all drug dealers do you invent the science and the scientist and VIOLA’ I give you the useful idiot Dr. Michael Wolf. He is someone in other words who knows very little about very little BUT he has a title and a platform to orate from.That is all that matters somone gave him a microphone


That is what big drug money will do for you. You can just about make up anything and change anything even science.

Kind of like a celebrity neuropsychologist that field does not exist today either but you could argue there clearly is a need. There are a lot of celebrities and people that want to be celebrities and think they are celebrities doing drugs and behaving badly; having weird sex with weird people and I am sure they could use some counseling about a lot of things.

With enough money we could go to warehouse rename it a school of our choice or better yet go to a fledgling college throw some money at them and create a curriculum and hand out diplomas from a boiler plate template with lots of ink and pictures. We could then give interviews that reflected the politics of the day kind of like they do now for autism. Under the letter head of the school we could just make up science and the journals to print them in. That is what Elsevier did for the Australian journal of Bone and Joint Medicine. They made up the science the patients and the studies with made up results in a made up journal and got away with it.

That however would not legitimize us or our thought process or methods and it does not legitimize his either. We would still be charlatans just like Michael Wolf is.

All made up but with really nothing to say and certainly no real science behind it.

VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM

Lou

"Obviously, autism's no big deal."

Well no!

If you have a loved one with autism it is a VERY big deal, an all consuming deal.

If you are an autism study designer for NIH your ingenuity is constantly challenged coming up with different ways to look for autism causes in places you know they will not be found.

If you are a politico with HHS you PRETEND autism is no big deal.

If you are a statistician with CDC autism may cause you a lot of extra work going over some data sets again and again until your results meet your boss' approval.

If you are a Big Pharma boss you have to make sure your drug ads occupy at least 90% of all Medical Journal Advertising pages.

If you are a Big Vaccine boss you have to constantly buy vaccine shills. like For Profit "Can you count to thirty million" Offit and media mouthpiece, fear inducer and "vaccine" pusher "Doctor" Synderman.

If you are a Pediatrician you have to insure your night nurse can pacify scared mothers who call at 3 pm with distressed babies who have been recently "vaccinated". You must make sure mothers know these "little events" are common with "vaccination" and are no cause for alarm. Above all they must state the mantra yet once or twice more. But Mrs Jones "Vaccination is safe and effective and you do NEED to be a good mother do you not." You must constantly nudge, propagandize and bully mothers to assure your "success" rate stays above 90% of your kids being "vaccinated" to the "schedule.

If you are an editor for Scientific American, National Geographic or any other organ of the state you must constantly scan your stories to make sure "vaccination" is NEVER mentioned in a negative way.

If you are a member of the US Congress you must constantly BALANCE the needs of your constituents with autism problems with the needs of the THREE TRILLION dollar/year Medical Industrial Complex.

So autism is a big deal. Although if all the above used the energy they have spent in the last two decades looking for the truth about autism instead of COVERING UP the truth about autism, autism would have been solved before the autism epidemic and all the epidemics of the diseases of "vaccination" started.

Angus Files

When you have hind sight it is all very well...I admit I will not comefourth anymore with vaccine problems and children ( i have enough of my own to cope with just now) saying that my wife says I should have a health warnining above my head because of the truth we have seen explained to other parents...well you could go on..but least said as they say..mmmm

Angus

Allie90

Tonight Obama will be giving his Tuesday night speech from Sandy Hook, CT. You can almost bet he won't be mentioning the Autism crisis.

Maurine Meleck

Typical interview with an ignorant doctor. They don't even know or admit what autism really is. But the media always takes off on these ludicrous stories. Thanks, Anne.

nhokkanen

Michigan has a very well-networked and funded public health program; they haunt online comment boards defending vaccines.

Readers may remember Steve Wilson's 2003-2004 investigative series for WXYZ-TV in which he grilled Michigan public health officials about Thimerosal.
http://www.ire.org/resource-center/stories/21260/

One dissembler was Simpsonwood attendee Dr. David Johnson of the Michigan Department of Health, who received a promotion shortly after defending the CDC.
http://tinyurl.com/cy7ovln

It appears that in 2007 Dr. Johnson became director of scientific and medical affairs at vaccine developer Sanofi Pasteur.
http://www.sph.umich.edu/faculty/pdf/druejohn.pdf

Jackie Sebell

I live in a county in Michigan with one of the highest levels of poverty in the state. My city specifically very high. Considered a factory town because of the number of factory's that operate, specifically in the south-end part of the city (where I live). We're a mile from Canada. The river that runs through is nicknamed chemical valley because of the number of chemical spills that occur.

I'd venture to guess that the number in our city is much, much worse then 1:50 or 1:88. You can see a child with (some level of) autism in pretty much every class in every school. In my kids' classrooms, its more like 2 kids per class(of 21-25ish) and has been for years.

I don't know when 'they're' going to give a damn, but it certainly doesn't seem to be yet.

Adam M

When they used to be interacting and communicating, now they're not anymore. And that is a very big risk factor to be watching for.

WOW! FIRST OF ALL THAT IS NOT A RISK FACTOR. THAT IS A SYMPTOM CAUSED BY A RISK FACTOR. IT'S NOT THE LACK OF COMMUNICATION THAT IS THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. NEITHER IS THE BRAIN DAMAGE OR DYSFUNCTION THE TRUE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. THE CHEMICAL BOMB LET LOOSE INSIDE OUR CHILDREN IS THE SOURCE OF THE DAMAGE. NUERO TOXINS = BRAIN DAMAGE.

SECOND OF ALL, WHY THE HELL WOULD ANYONE WANT TO JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH FOR A SYMPTOM WHEN THERE IS AN INTERNET AT EVERYONE DISPOSAL TO RESEARCH THIS ISSUE THOROUGHLY? AND WHY AREN'T YOU, DR.WOLFF, ENCOURAGING PARENTS TO DO THAT? YOU AFRAID THEY MIGHT FIND OUT WHAT YOU EITHER ALREADY KNOW OR DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT?

Rosie

In 1973 Michiganders suffered a mass highly toxic exposure when huge quantities of flame retardant chemicals were inadvertently added to cattle feed, for months. As a consequence people in the state started bioaccumulating huge amounts of endocrine disruptors in their tissues, causing mutations and epimutations in their germ cells. This is likely the leading cause of ASD in Michigan today.

Benedetta

I moved to Michigan back in 2000 and yeah -- there is a LOT of them!
Even in the house we purchased one kid with autism moved out and another kid with autism moved in.

The realator even had a niece.

There were more just down the road and the school and special ed department developed an after school program so all of the these kids could meet and socialize -- a gaming/pizz place, Rock climbing -- thing set up in doors, and so forth. But there was plenty of them.

My understanding was that Michigan: land of Dow Chemical and Auto industry -- thought they could make their very own vaccines.

But for some reason they stopped doing it -- not sure when --mid 90s?

Jilly Ann Beret

Wolf - you scoundrel .

Bob Moffitt

"We'll see normal development coming through that two year mark, and all of a sudden, everything that was normal seems to change, like they regress a little bit. When they used to be interacting and communicating, now they're not anymore. And that is a very big risk factor to be watching for."


Duh .. has the good doctor and his highly credentialed colleagues .. while they are patting themselves on the back for identifying autism at ever and ever earlier ages .. ever thought to determine "how many" and "why" two year olds "regress a little bit"?

I suspect this doctor is talking about my now thirteen year old .. non-verbal grandson .. who "regressed a little bit" eleven years ago. Being "non-verbal" is only ONE of the many "regressions" he suffers to this day.

As Dr. Bernadine Healy observed .. THESE ARE THE CHILDREN THAT MUST BE STUDIED .. SO WE CAN IDENTIFY "WHAT" CAUSED THEM TO REGRESS.

At the very least .. carefully monitor the vaccine records of the "number" of children who .. AT TWO YEARS OF AGE .. "REGRESS A LITTLE BIT" .. SO WE CAN "RULE OUT" VACCINES AS BEING THE "CAUSE" OF THEIR "LITTLE REGRESSION".

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