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Blue sand timerNOTE: There is a softer side to this story by Anne Dachel. Our wonderful contributor Katie Wright lost her Mom Suzanne to cancer last year.  Bob Wright asked President Trump to honor World Autism Day in her memory. And we are certainly behind that.  According to Katie, her Mom tried IN VAIN many times to get Mrs. Obama to acknowledge the autism epidemic and to act. She never did.  So, thank you to President Trump for his work so far. But know that this press  announcement seems in part to have been left over from the last administration....  It straddles the worlds of neurodiversity and tougher talk.  We won't punish progress, but I need to see real progress. Kim

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2017
 
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
 
A PROCLAMATION

On World Autism Awareness Day, we highlight the importance of addressing the causes and improving the treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  We also recognize the importance of identifying ASDs early in a child's life and of understanding the obstacles faced by people living on the autism spectrum.  Together, we celebrate the many ways individuals with ASDs enhance our daily lives and make priceless contributions to our schools, workplaces, and communities. 


 
Autism spectrum disorders affect an estimated one out of every 68 children in America.  Individuals and families living with autism come from diverse backgrounds.  These families face enormous challenges in assisting their loved ones over the course of their lifetimes.  As those with ASDs reach early adulthood, families are often faced with even greater obstacles than during childhood, including planning for the successful transition into adulthood and independent life.  
 
We are hopeful that our Nation's efforts will result in significant advancements related to autism diagnosis and treatments in the months and years ahead.  Ongoing efforts to scan the human genome carry significant potential to better manage the disorder and, ultimately, find a cure.  My Administration will continue to work with the Congress to implement the 21st Century Cures Act and help to clear the way for breakthroughs in medical science.  Together, we will turn scientific discoveries into real solutions for people with complex health issues like autism.  
 
Cutting edge therapies and lifelong treatments can impose enormous burdens and expenses on the families of people with autism spectrum disorders.  I applaud the efforts by Members of Congress to enact tax-free savings vehicles for families of people with disabilities and ASDs.  I also encourage the ongoing public-private efforts to develop new technologies to prevent wandering and keep individuals with ASDs safe.  
 
For generations, men and women living on the autism spectrum have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions. 

Kim eye Roll
Um....... ^^^




Yet the world still has a great deal to learn about ASDs.  We must continue our research to improve early identification and intervention, strengthen our comprehension of the disorder, and open opportunities for every member of our society to live independently and live the American Dream.  My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism. 

Kim Girls 2015
Yes, we need a cure!




NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, April 2, 2017, as World Autism Awareness Day.  I invite all Americans to Light it Up Blue, which Melania and I will do at the White House.  I call upon all Americans to  learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by those with autism spectrum disorders, and to do what they can to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. 
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Donald Trump isn’t sounding an alarm about autism. He doesn’t mention the steady and jaw-dropping increases in the rate over the last twenty years. He says, “Individuals with ASDs enhance our daily lives and make priceless contributions to our schools, workplaces, and communities …”

He also tells us that autism is nothing new.
 
“For generations, men and women living on the autism spectrum have made extraordinary contributions in the fields of science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions.”

Trump states that one in every 68 U.S. children has autism. If autism has been around for generations, as Trump claims, why is the rate only for CHILDREN? I personally want to know who all the men and women with autism over past generations are. Name a few great scientists, writers, and artists who exemplify the autism we see in our children.

Trump mentions finding the causes of autism and also finding a cure. Why? Trump makes it sound like autism is just the way some people are. He talks about people with autism who work in science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions. Why find a cause for something that doesn’t sound like a disability? Why would we want to cure autism?

Trump’s version of autism is a problem. He talks about “obstacles” and “enormous challenges” faced by those with autism, without giving any details. Too bad he didn’t mention that in the autism population (of children) 25 percent are NON-VERBAL, 30 percent experienced some type of REGRESSION, and 50 percent are prone to WANDERING.

Those are pretty scary statistics and don’t really fit in a presidential statement about how people with autism make “extraordinary contributions in the fields of science, technology, art, literature, business, politics, and many other professions.”

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Linda1

Greg,
First, what Willie said about the difficulties and opposition Trump faces. From where we sit, we have no idea of the obstacles put before him. But considering what we do see of the vaccine machine, what he faces must be vicious.

I don't like the pro corporate positions of his appointees. Our food is being destroyed and our seeds robbed. Our environment is a mess. Jill Stein would have been better and smarter, but Dr. Stein was so smart that the PTB would not let her near the White House. And, smart as she is, like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, she somehow suffers from VDD - Vaccine Delusional Dementia. And who knows what all the forces of evil would have done to her on the other issues that Trump doesn't seem to get.

Right now I'm holding judgment. And I don't agree AT ALL that the Trumps should be making public their son's medical records. It's hard enough being the child of a president. He is entitled to his privacy and we should all be protecting his privacy, not trying to invade it to serve our own needs.

Willie

VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM

Trump has been in office for about 2 and 1/2 months now. He is being fought tooth and nail on everything that they can fight him on. I never remember in my life a presidential "Honeymoon" being this contentious.

They accused him of attacking women, colluding with the Russians, being a racist, trying to suppress free speech, having a Muslim ban, fought him on deporting criminal aliens who have actually committed felony after felony and been deported over and over, tried to block his supreme court nominee, they are fighting the wall, and they accuse Mike Pence of being to conservative for not going out on the town with women that are not his wife.

Trump has to be careful how he approaches the vaccine autism evidence and what it really means if he is to have any type of a meaningful and long lasting effect.

When Trump announced his presidency plans I bet on him to win and won a king crab dinner. I would bet anyone who would take an interest another King Crab dinner that he will be proactive concerning our children and autism.

No matter what else you may think of him, President Trump is a family man plain and simple.

Further he simply will not take it well that you have hurt his child, and when you hurt his child you hurt him and his wife and as he does not strike me as the sort to just take that level of abuse and harm to his wife and child and it will be his intent to clean this mess up and I believe he will.

VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM

Greg

Linda suggested that since I don't personally know Trump I shouldn't be suggesting that he is not tackling the vaccine/autism matter our of any moral imperative.

Fair point Linda, but I think that old adage applies here; action speaks louder than words! Trump for years has spoken out, and continue to speak out, about the autism epidemic and how it's wrong to continue to pump kids with a 'horse load' of vaccines. Yet, since becoming President, what has Trump really done to redress this grave injustice, that we would expect from someone who is severely morally swayed? Well, we heard of talk of forming a vaccine-safety commission, only to have his aides dial it back. And, the latest, he tapped a former pharma lobbyist to head the FDA, and who in his confirmation hearing voiced his support for vaccines and vowed to challenge The President on the matter.

Linda, don't get me wrong, I support a Trump Presidency over Hillary's. At least with Trump we are having the vaccination conversation, and I do feel he really believes things need to change. With Hillary, she would've just rubber stamped the vaccination propaganda, and, perhaps, we would've had federal mandates by now. Yet Linda, Trump is no RFK jr who is reflecting on the 'autism holocaust' and how it is devastating our world, and demonstrating true moral fortitude in his efforts to put a stop to it. RFK jr comes from a great political dynasty, and it would've been so politically expedient for him to turn his back on such a fringe movement. Yet, here we have RFK jr writing books, organizing rallies, setting aside his political affiliations and issues to reach out to Trump on vaccines... These actions demonstrate true moral fortitude.

Aimee Doyle

Does anyone know who Trump is considering for CDC director? Does anyone know when that will happen? Shouldn't getting a new director be a top priority if vaccines are an important issue for Trump? And while we're waiting for that, what is Tom Price doing on the vaccine-autism issue? Or just vaccines in general.

I guess I'm getting impatient. I want to see some action. And I'm tired of questions. When are we going to see some hearings on the William Thompson issue? When are we going to get a vaxxed/unvaxxed study?

go Trump

The most powerful first step the President could take would be to end the "Vaccine Mandates to attend schools" in California now under the control of Kim Jung Brown.

There should be no mandates for for medical products which have no product liability.

From there he could explain the need for a vaxed / unvaxed study and the endless fraud at the CDC backed up with 10,000 + documents from Dr. William Thompson.

A sad day in Syria with the gas attack ... however that is nothing .... compared to the damage done to our children as a result of nearly ... 60,000 well baby vaccine visits ... each and every day.

Linda1

"And, we should not kid ourselves, Trump did not embrace the autism/vaccine connection out of any moral imperative to champion the truth. Trump did so because he has skin in the game."

Greg, been reading your comments for some time and am surprised at you. How long have you personally known Donald Trump that you feel you can make such a statement?

Aimee Doyle

I appreciate that Trump has recognized vaccine injury as a cause of autism. I was disappointed in the Obama administration, who seemingly were captured by the neurodiversity movement.

However, although recognizing vaccine injury is important - especially for preventing additional kids from being harmed - we also need to help those who are already injured. For our already injured kids, that means appropriate education (with the requisite funding) through IDEA; access to affordable services such as speech and OT; employment and housing options for those who are aging out of the school system; recreational opportunities; and a community to be a part of. It would be also great to have substantial funding into research for effective treatment and therapies for adolescents and adults.

I want to know what Trump is doing and planning to do for our kids who are already injured. Is he going to fund the programs and supports and research that our kids need?

Bob Moffit

I am not surprised that some .. especially in the media .. absolutely hate President Trump .. and .. no matter what he does .. they will find a reason to criticize him for it. Such as ..

"My Administration is committed to promoting greater knowledge of ASDs and encouraging innovation that will lead to new treatments and cures for autism." ..

brings immediate criticism ....

"What are the Trumps ashamed of? I find it extremely disingenuous for the White House to make a statement about autism, while lying about and denying autism in their own child.

As someone said .. if Trump walked on water .. the naysayers would be screaming it proves he can't swim.

Sun~Rose

Good one Sour Puss. I'm with You. Brain damage indeed is apt for autism, which is why I keep mention the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. They're THE experts on healing brain injury/damage; injury probably being the better word because it says one can fix/heal it.

Jeannette Bishop

What did it indicate that President Obama didn't participate in this AS originated gesture? It's beyond me to make sense of this. Maybe it would have highlighted that he wasn't doing what he did say that he would do (except the volunteered part, on his part, during his first campaign that he did not support individualized vaccination...at least, his party really seemed to be on board with that statement eventually so maybe he deserves some of the credit for SB 277 and all...)?

What does it indicate that Trump did (light it up blue)? He partnered with AS at least somewhat in the past didn't he? What would it say if he didn't participate in their world awareness day? Or might it be used against him in some other if he didn't? All beyond me to really figure out today, and it's just a gesture that has little substantial meaning to most people I believe.

Interesting though that on social media, some, perhaps stuck in full-on attack Trump mode, thought the President's tweeting about Apr. 2nd (nothing about vaccines) was an important time to remind people (who most didn't really vote for him, they are sure) of the vaccine-autism link by bringing up Trump's record (they are showing themselves consistently helpful this way):

http://people.com/politics/president-trump-paul-ryan-autism-awareness/

Maybe the media would have attacked him for not lighting up blue (maybe that was their plan long before?) and then still bring up his past "debunked" views to make SURE (sure... do they seem sure?) we know how to think about them.

Maybe it's just that more ad funds come in every time they drum up a chance to remind people to remember, "Vaccines DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM!" ...

Nancy

I agree with everything you point out here. What I liked, however, was that he used the word "CURE"! That's taboo for a lot of autism related work and I'm glad he at least said that!

kws

I agree with Linda that Trump has not forgotten and he has ways of winning.

He knows the media is bought out, he's met with Dr. Wakefield, and he knows the truth. He's also dealing with political survival and may want to keep his family's medical records confidential.

The official statement was sort of shiny and puffy, but much better than Obama ever did. Trump can't fly off the handle like me and string razor wire around the CDC tomorrow to make it a prison. I wish he could though.

George stevens

I bought the trump hype during the election. However the swamp seems to keep getting appointed by trump. I will withhold judgement until we see a cdc appointment but he is one cdc head pick away from loosing my support.

L  Land

While I agree the Obama administration did nothing about the autism epidemic but if they did not light up blue that's a good thing. Autism Speaks and their acceptance of autism model and not doing anything but raising a lot of money that benefits who exactly (???)... is worse!!!

Greg

Disingenuos of WH to not fess about Barron's autism? I hear you Lisa! And, we should not kid ourselves, Trump did not embrace the autism/vaccine connection out of any moral imperative to champion the truth. Trump did so because he has skin in the game.

Funny, I think this factor more than anything is the most powerful arsenal in the 'antivaxx' ranks, and perhaps even more so for a egomaniac President that is obsessed with perfection and winning. I have my money on autism has profoundly bitten Trump in the ass and he won't let go. He can't!

Linda1

I have no evidence of this, but I have a feeling that Trump is working behind the scenes. He knows that with the media owned and able to sway public opinion, putting his efforts in the spotlight would make progress difficult if not impossible. I took the lit up White House as a sign from him that he hasn't forgotten what he needs to do.

Sour Puss

@Lisa Thompson

Lisa says,

"When will Donald Trump admit his own son, Baron is on the spectrum? People become so enraged when you comment on Baron's very visible tics and quirks on social media. They say it's unfair to attack the innocent child of the President. What are the Trumps ashamed of? I find it extremely disingenuous for the White House to make a statement about autism, while lying about and denying autism in their own child."

Lisa, I didn't realize that all people with tics were immediately considered to be on the autism spectrum. Quirks either for that matter. Not sure the Trumps are lying about their child having autism. I would imagine that if you filmed any human for an extended period of time that it could appear that all of us have tics. Maybe the entire human race is on the spectrum.

Dry eyes could resemble tics, fidgety from too much coffee, overtired, etc.

I am interested in uncovering your diagnostic criteria for autism as it pertains to Barron Trump.
You must be quite confident in that you are calling them blatant liars and disingenuous. I don't see why they should proclaim their child as autistic if they don't think it is true.

I don't think my daughter is autistic. I think she is brain damaged from vaccinations and misdiagnosed with the term autism.

Gayle

Lisa you are right that Donald Trump and his wife should admit that their own son also is on the spectrum and it is most likely the reason they are so committed to the autism epidemic and want research into finding a cure. They lit up the white house in blue on awareness day while last year Obama refused to do so. Let's hope Trump is successful in supporting research into finally finding a cure for our autism spectrum children.

Lisa Thompson

When will Donald Trump admit his own son, Baron is on the spectrum? People become so enraged when you comment on Baron's very visible tics and quirks on social media. They say it's unfair to attack the innocent child of the President. What are the Trumps ashamed of? I find it extremely disingenuous for the White House to make a statement about autism, while lying about and denying autism in their own child.

Me

Trump has made his position on vaccines and autism very clear. This serves as some good sticky tape for the diversie flies who are a largely industry funded fake movement. Trump is a stategist.

angusfiles

Sorry to read of Katie losing her Mum,as they say round here you only have one.

Lets hope Katie`s Mum`s work is not in vein and Trump hears her loud and clear.

Were still waiting for Trump to turn a corner for us. Indemnification back at the manufacturers of the poisonous un-safe vaccines would be a good start.

Pharma for Prison

MMR RIP

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