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Dachel Media Review: Healing Autism Movement, Flu Shot Dangers

Online newsBy Anne Dachel

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.

Feb 11, 2014, Chicago Tribune: Healing Autism Movement Touches Chicago, May 21 – 25

Feb 11, 2014, Philly.com States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions

Feb 11, 2014, WPTV Boca Raton FL: Boca Raton Middle School instructor on autism spectrum helps students on spectrum overcome obstacles

Feb 10, 2014, NewsMax: Flu Shot Is Most Dangerous Vaccine in US: Report

Chicago Tribune

The acclaimed international conference that's dedicated to giving you the tools to turn around the course of your child, student, or patient's autism is returning to Chicagoland, May 21 - 25 at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare. At the 12th annual AutismOne Conference - the nation's largest and most comprehensive autism conference - you'll learn the latest biological research and treatments from leading scientists and physicians, meet with educators and therapists who have helped recover children with autism, and network with other parents from around the world in a high-energy, positive atmosphere during special events for moms, dads, and kids alike.

"The AutismOne Conference empowers parents - parents new to the journey as well as those who are seasoned and savvy," said AutismOne executive director Teri Arranga. "You will enter with questions and leave energized with answers, hope, direction, and a new sense of purpose that you can put to good use right away."

One in 50 children aged 6 to 17 has a form of autism. With numbers like that, it's likely somebody you know or love is affected by autism. What you might not know is that children can recover or improve dramatically given the appropriate interventions. Autism is treatable. Children do get better.

This is in the local news in the Tribune and it comes up on Google News for "autism."  It's a very nice promotion of the event. It was surprising considering past coverage in the Trib. Maybe they could actually cover this in May.

Philly.com

Legislative skirmishes over childhood vaccines are still happening in many states, but there are signs of a shift in the United States toward limiting "personal belief" exemptions, a new study finds.

All states require children to receive routine vaccines against diseases such as polio, measles, mumps and whooping cough before starting day care or public school. But most states allow parents to forgo vaccines for religious reasons, and 20 states permit "personal belief" exemptions for parents with philosophical objections.

In the new study, researchers found that although lawmakers in other states have tried to introduce personal belief exemptions in recent years, none has been successful.

On the other hand, three states that allow the exemptions -- California, Vermont and Washington -- have recently passed laws to curb them. Basically, the states have increased the red tape parents face when applying for an opt-out on philosophical grounds.

Offit is happy about it. "The pendulum is swinging in the other direction."

WPTV Boca Raton FL

John Miller sits across from Anthony Saba in a quiet classroom at Boca Raton Middle School. He is asking the sixth-grader questions about his school work.

"Do you tell the teacher you're just having trouble or do you really need to say more," he asks.

Miller knows what it's like for Saba and the 14 other students he works with who are on the autism spectrum. He also is on the autism spectrum

This is a good story. I like the idea of someone with autism graduating from college and getting a job.

Sadly, it also promotes the idea that adults are autistic, just like kids—we just didn’t recognize autism. We’re not told how old this teacher is. Most likely, he’s newly out of college. He’s bright and high functioning. Stories like this unfortunately cover up what autism is really like for many thousands of children.

NewsMax

The flu vaccine is the most dangerous shot given in the U.S., based on an analysis of settled cases for injuries, Health Impact News reports.

According to the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services paid compensation to settle about half of 139 claims by individuals allegedly injured or killed by vaccines between August 16 and November 15 last year. The greatest percentage of damages compensated were for the influenza vaccine, and most of those were for Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).

NewsMax is a conservative magazine with a big readership.  They don't have pharma ads.  They do promote Dr. Russell Blaylock and natural medicines.  I wonder if they'd be interested in the 83 compensation cases where vaccines were found to cause autism--something the government still denies.

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SnailMail

The Trib article is not an article. It's a bulletin from a reader submitted to the community page.

Ken

"It's a very nice promotion of the event. It was surprising considering past coverage in the Trib. Maybe they could actually cover this in May."

Maybe you could try not expelling reporters who don't see things your way. It's called diversity. Try some. What are you afraid of?

Roger Kulp

After reading so many posts from Orac/David Gorski calling Autism One a "quack fest",it's very refreshing to see a positive article like this one from the Chicago Tribune.I have always thought given my history and background,it would be very nice if I were invited to speak at one of these conferences.Both speaking to doctors and to parents.

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