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Pan Dem IckEpidemic? Pandemic? Not according to this Pan-Democrat in California, Richard Pan.  Thanks to Laura for this update. Thanks to readers for the photo suggestions...  ;) Kim

By Laura Hayes

6-minute video summary of recent hearing in CA  (have a listen before reading)

Link to download hearing in its entirety.

At this point in time, one would have to be living under a rock, severely intellectually challenged, or frighteningly indebted to Pharma to deny that we are in the midst of an autism epidemic.  CA Senator Richard Pan, a public figure, is not living under a rock, which leaves the remaining two possibilities.

On Feb. 28, 2018, a Joint Hearing for Special Education Finance in CA was held.  Partners in SB277 crime, Senators Richard Pan and Ben Allen, were both in attendance. 

In the midst of plentiful, pleading, and powerful testimony from many involved in CA’s public school system with regard to the dramatic and alarming increase in autism up and down the state for the past 10-15 years, corroborated by Ryan Andersen of the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Senator Pan interjected to clarify that they are all wrong. He clarified that there is no increase in autism, not in CA, nor elsewhere. 

To repeat, to take such a preposterous stance when the autism epidemic is self-evident at this point in time (with even the incompetent and corrupt CDC reporting that 1 in 36 American children has autism), one would have to be living under a rock, severely intellectually challenged, or frighteningly indebted to Pharma. Pan’s insistence that autism rates have always been 1 in 36 defies the research coming from the institution at which he used to teach, UC Davis. A 2009 study by researchers at UCD’s MIND Institute found that the humongous increase in the incidence of autism is real, is not due to how autism is diagnosed or counted, and shows no sign of abating. This study was published in the January 2009 issue of Epidemiology.

Pan dug himself further into his hole of lies as he referenced “a growing body of research showing that the increase in autism rates is due to difference in diagnosis and changes in the DSM.”  The only research from this “growing body” that he could then cite was a laughable and completely unscientific 2009 study from England which Dr. Carol Stott and John Stone ripped apart from start to finish, summarized here

For his coup d’etat, both of imbecility and offensiveness, Pan basically accused school districts of over identifying special education students in an effort to secure more funding, which is moronic because school districts statewide, nationwide, and worldwide are drowning in the costs of special education. Identifying special education students means having to provide services for them, services that are costly. In reality, school districts have a financial disincentive to identify special education students. Despite that fact, Pan stated, in his native tongue of gibberish, “One of the things that seems to come up a lot…we heard it from the LAO presentation, we also in some of the other policy…they keep saying that, “Well, what we are worried about is that we actually pay for the need…we’re gonna incentivize more people, more kids, moving into special ed, and also they’re less likely to be mainstreamed.” This was immediately scoffed at, countered, and corrected by the next 2 women who testified.

If Pan truly believes that school districts, in cahoots with parents and licensed professionals, are purposefully misdiagnosing students as needing special education services when in fact they don’t, with the express purpose of the school district enriching itself at the expense of the child, who might then be placed into a segregated classroom and subjected to unneeded therapies,THAT IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE. As such, his first and top priority should be to start an immediate investigation into the abuse of these children.

 

Not surprisingly, that is not going to happen, because Pan knows he cannot tread down that path of nonsensical false accusation without having it blow up in his face. This false accusation reminds me of another one of Pan’s recent false accusations, when he accused other doctors of “monetizing their licenses” by writing medical exemptions for vaccinations for patients.

I would like to remind readers that Richard Pan, both a state senator and a practicing pediatrician, is the same man who publicly stated that water is the most dangerous ingredient in vaccines. Now he is saying that there hasn’t been any increase in autism, that 1 in 36 children has always had this disabling disorder.  Instead of sounding the alarm bell about the ever-increasing number of special education students in his state, and demanding that we figure out why our children's minds and bodies are being destroyed to the point of disability, Pan disgracefully puts forth the misleading and malicious falsity that there is no increase in the rate of students with autism, and that schools are wrongly identifying students as having special education needs in an effort to commandeer more money from the state.

Woe to anyone who listens to this man, woe to any child who is a patient of his, and woe to the citizens of CA.

Written by Laura Hayes, mother of a 24 year-old son who was severely and permanently disabled by his “routine” childhood vaccinations. Laura speaks and writes often about the dangers, inefficacies, and lack of need for vaccines. For an 80-minute comprehensive overview of many vaccine-related issues by Laura, listen to her 2016 WAPF presentation.

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Carolyn Coughlin

This man is evil. I saw him watch with sick, dead eyes as Mom after Mom spoke out about her child's vaccine injury at the SB-BS hearings (can't remember the #) that took away philosophical exemptions. It was one of the most awful moments in my life. SO many clearly taking the $ over our truth. Cowards all.
Well, now there is an independent running against Pan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy42GaC3iKQ eric frame.

Jeannette Bishop

"Interview with Cynthia Kay a homeless disabled senior and advocate in Sacramento who is ignored by Senator Pan"

https://www.facebook.com/wearevaxxed/videos/647496205597659/

It sounds to me (admittedly not within area) like candidate Eric Frame may be doing much more for Sacramento County than Richard Pan:

https://www.facebook.com/wearevaxxed/videos/588056721541608/

Alan V. Schmukler

I believe the vaccine issue needs to be also addressed as a Public Relations matter. Pharma is still winning much of the public to its lies. Someone sympathetic to the antivaxx cause who is also in the advertising field needs to be tapped to start a professional campaign against vaccines. Madison avenue was able to create positive perceptions of cigarettes and sneakers , so it has a proven record of influencing public opinion. Though we're all passionate about vaccine damage, we're not professional in this field.

Also...
Why isn't Richard Pan being investigated to prove his malfeasance? He's obviously taking money or something else from Pharma to influence legislation. We need to engage an investigator who is sympathetic to the cause to find confirm the connections. Pan is guilty so, why re we always on the defensive?

Mario A Leblanc

Laura
Please have a look to this website CEASE THERAPY. Autism or vaccine damage children can be help with detoxification. They have Certified Practitioners in many country.
¨CEASE THERAPY which stands for Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression. Step by step all asumed causative factors (vaccines, regular medication, environmental toxic exposures, effects of illness, etc.) are detoxified with the homeopathically prepared, that is diluted and potentized substances that were administered prior to the onset of autism. Currently we use the 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M potencies to clear out the energetic field of the patient from the imprint of toxic substances or diseases.¨.. More here :
http://www.cease-therapy.com/
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Personnal :
Laura you should have a FB page and a website. I clicked on Special Report like you suggested and I can see that you have written a lot about it. It should be more accessible and visible to the public.
Blessings
Mario
mario_a_leblanc@hotmail.com

Laura Hayes

Mario,

Thank you for helping to keep that speech in circulation! I am always hoping that my previous articles, speeches, interviews, and presentations will continue to have an impact.

To that end, I am grateful to AoA that much of my work can be easily found on AoA's home page, under the tab at the top labeled "Special Reports".

Michael S,

I appreciated your kind comments...thank you :)

Mario A Leblanc

Your powerful speech Laura that I spread all around :
Laura Hayes's Powerful Speech : Laura Hayes NO ON SB277 speech Sacramento at The Capitol on April 8, 2015 https://youtu.be/7WWEiEPUWSU

Morag

Pan-tastically pulling dodgy data out of thin air ? Using the Space Age Communications Model!
Firemaster to Assistant Firemaster.
Tomorrow evening at approximately 2000 hours Halley's Comet will be visible in this area- an event which occurs only once every seventy five years. I will present a brief lecture on this rare phenomenon to all those who wish to assemble on the training ground at the training centre.
Those attending should be in the dress of the day . In case of rain, we will not be able to see anything so assemple the staff in the training centre auditorium and I will show a film of it .
Assistant Firemaster to Divisional Officers .
By order of the Chief ,at 2000 hours Halley's Comet will appear above the training centre area. If it rains ,all those planning to attend will be marched to the theatre where this rare phenomenon will will take place , somthing which occurs only once every seventy-five years.
Divisional Officers to Station Officers
By order of the Chief ,at 2000 hours tomorrow evening ,the phenomenal Halley's Comet will appear in the theatre . In case of rain in the training centre area the Chief will give another order ,somthing which occurs every seventy-five years .
Station Officers to Sub-Officers
Tomorrow at 2000 hours the Chief will appear in the theatre with Hally's Comet ,somthing which happens every seventy-five years . If it rains the Chief will order the comet into the training centre area .
Sub-Officers to Crew
When it rains tomorrow at 2000 hours the phenomenal seventy-five year old Chief Halley will drive his comet through the training centre .
Thanks to anon for the "Spoof communications "example
Denial of an explosion in the numbers of people with Autism is simply doctoring and forensically fondling their own dodgy data .

Barry

The unfortunate truth about Senator Pan is that he knows that whatever imbecility he utters the mainstream media will not call him, and he has a twisted sense of humour - it is a bit like the Emperor Caligula making his favourite horse a senator.

*********

You're exactly right John.

It's the same reason why other imbeciles like Paul Offit, David Gorski, and Dorit Reiess are allowed to spew similar brands of nonsense. Without ever having to worry getting called out for fraud by the the main stream media.

I think it's called " being on the same team"

John Stone

The unfortunate truth about Senator Pan is that he knows that whatever imbecility he utters the mainstream media will not call him, and he has a twisted sense of humour - it is a bit like the Emperor Caligula making his favourite horse a senator.

Annedachel

I’ve been writing about California’s ever-increasing autism numbers over the past nine years:

2009 http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/05/on-media-pay-no-attention-to-that-tsunami.html

2009 http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/12/autism-and-adulthood-the-looming-future.html

2010 http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/01/anne-dachel-on-the-rising-autism-numbers.html

2013 http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/11/dachel-media-review-ca-policy-kennedy.html

2015 http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/05/dachel-media-update-growing-up.html

2015 http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/12/autism-and-environment-today.html

2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/01/dachel-media-update-songs-in-the-key-of-strife.html

2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/05/dachel-media-sacramento-bee-covers-dr-pans-reaction-to-vaxxed.html

2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/07/dachel-wake-up-autism-increased-in-ca-again-so.html

2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/06/dachel-wake-up-autism-epidemic-is-growing-up.html

How is what’s happening to California (and the rest of the country) not a national health care emergency?

Anne Dachel, Media

Annedachel

Senator Pan is clearly living in his own universe.

What’s happening with the autism numbers in California is a disaster. I’ve been watching the coverage for years. HIS OWN EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT. Too bad he refuses to listen, but then he couldn’t handle the truth about the manmade autism epidemic.

April 28, 2009, VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzj8a1jyMg : California State Senate Select Committee on Autism:

President pro Tem of the California State Senate, Darrell Steinberg, talked about coming up with services for adults with autism. He noted the need for housing and vocational training for those "who age of out the system."

Another speaker on the video gave us the mind-boggling numbers, saying that there were "fourteen thousand students with autism [in California ] a decade ago." Then he added the increase, "forty-six thousand students today, and growing."

Rick Rollens of the MIND INSTITUTE spoke and made what I thought were the best comments in the press conference. These were among the things he said:

"Autism is epidemic in this state as it is throughout the country."

"Autism population is skewed dramatically toward young children."

"Eight-four percent of the autism population is under the age of 21."

"More six and seven year olds in the system than all the adults with autism combined."

Now if you think 46,000 California students with autism was a tragedy in 2009, this is where the numbers were by 2016, seven years later.

Jan 21, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Number of California students classified as autistic jumps for 14th consecutive year http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article55928865.html

“More than 90,000 California public school students are autistic, a number that has risen more than six-fold since 2001, according to the latest data from the California Department of Education.

“The figure represent a jump of about 6,000, or 7 percent, from 2013-14 to 2014-15. More than one of every 75 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.

“The number of autistic students statewide has risen by between 5,000 and 7,000 every year for a decade. In 2001, there were about 14,000 autistic students in the state.

“Each year since at least 2001, the number of autistic students has risen by 7 percent or more, state figures show.

“In Sacramento County, the number of autistic students rose by about 340, or 11 percent, to roughly 3,400 from 2013-14 to 2014-15. The number of autistic children also rose in El Dorado, Placer and Yolo County. …

“A University of California study concluded that changes in diagnoses patterns alone cannot explain the rise in the disease. Instead, the study postulated that environmental factors were partially to blame and called for more study of the effects of viruses, pesticides, chemicals and other substances on the development of autism.”

July 18, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Autism rates in California public schools jumped 7 percent in 2016 http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article90300877.html

“More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2001, according to the latest special education data from the California Department of Education.

“The figure represent a jump of about 6,500, or 7 percent, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

“The increase was especially sharp among kindergartners, where autism cases grew by 17 percent last year. More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic. …

“In the four-county Sacramento region, the number of autistic students rose by about 660, or 12 percent, to roughly 6,400 from 2014-15 to 2015-16.”

Anne Dachel, Media

Annedachel

IF Senator Pan truly believes there’s been no real increase in autism and the rate of one in 36 can be applied across the population, then he needs to show us proof. He should be able to go to any adult care facility, nursing home, group home and identify the one in 36 with autism.

I want to see ANY RATE even remotely close to what we see in our kids. I want to see the 30, 40, 50 and 60 year olds who are nonverbal, hand flapping, in diapers and prone to frequent meltdowns. FURTHERMORE, I want to see the middle aged and elderly autistic people whose medical history includes a dramatic and unexplained loss of learned skills and regression into autism as toddlers.

THESE INDIVIDUALS DON’T EXIST. If they did, the pharma-financed national TV networks would have been parading them in front of cameras years ago when the idea of an autism epidemic first surfaced.

Anne Dachel, Media

Anne Dachel

Senator Pan is clearly living in his own universe.

What’s happening with the autism numbers in California is a disaster. I’ve been watching the coverage for years. HIS OWN EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT. Too bad he refuses to listen, but then he couldn’t handle the truth about the manmade autism epidemic.

April 28, 2009, VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzj8a1jyMg : California State Senate Select Committee on Autism:

President pro Tem of the California State Senate, Darrell Steinberg, talked about coming up with services for adults with autism. He noted the need for housing and vocational training for those "who age of out the system."

Another speaker on the video gave us the mind-boggling numbers, saying that there were "fourteen thousand students with autism [in California ] a decade ago." Then he added the increase, "forty-six thousand students today, and growing."

Rick Rollens of the MIND INSTITUTE spoke and made what I thought were the best comments in the press conference. These were among the things he said:

"Autism is epidemic in this state as it is throughout the country."

"Autism population is skewed dramatically toward young children."

"Eight-four percent of the autism population is under the age of 21."

"More six and seven year olds in the system than all the adults with autism combined."

Now if you think 46,000 California students with autism was a tragedy in 2009, this is where the numbers were by 2016, seven years later.

Jan 21, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Number of California students classified as autistic jumps for 14th consecutive year http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article55928865.html

“More than 90,000 California public school students are autistic, a number that has risen more than six-fold since 2001, according to the latest data from the California Department of Education.

“The figure represent a jump of about 6,000, or 7 percent, from 2013-14 to 2014-15. More than one of every 75 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.

“The number of autistic students statewide has risen by between 5,000 and 7,000 every year for a decade. In 2001, there were about 14,000 autistic students in the state.

“Each year since at least 2001, the number of autistic students has risen by 7 percent or more, state figures show.

“In Sacramento County, the number of autistic students rose by about 340, or 11 percent, to roughly 3,400 from 2013-14 to 2014-15. The number of autistic children also rose in El Dorado, Placer and Yolo County. …

“A University of California study concluded that changes in diagnoses patterns alone cannot explain the rise in the disease. Instead, the study postulated that environmental factors were partially to blame and called for more study of the effects of viruses, pesticides, chemicals and other substances on the development of autism.”

July 18, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Autism rates in California public schools jumped 7 percent in 2016 http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article90300877.html

“More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2001, according to the latest special education data from the California Department of Education.

“The figure represent a jump of about 6,500, or 7 percent, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

“The increase was especially sharp among kindergartners, where autism cases grew by 17 percent last year. More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic. …

“In the four-county Sacramento region, the number of autistic students rose by about 660, or 12 percent, to roughly 6,400 from 2014-15 to 2015-16.”

Anne Dachel, Media

Anne Dachel

IF Senator Pan truly believes there’s been no real increase in autism and the rate of one in 36 can be applied across the population, then he needs to show us proof. He should be able to go to any adult care facility, nursing home, group home and identify the one in 36 with autism.

I want to see ANY RATE even remotely close to what we see in our kids. I want to see the 30, 40, 50 and 60 year olds who are nonverbal, hand flapping, in diapers and prone to frequent meltdowns. FURTHERMORE, I want to see the middle aged and elderly autistic people whose medical history includes a dramatic and unexplained loss of learned skills and regression into autism as toddlers.

THESE INDIVIDUALS DON’T EXIST. If they did, the pharma-financed national TV networks would have been parading them in front of cameras years ago when the idea of an autism epidemic first surfaced.

Anne Dachel, Media

Linda1

Good point Aimee.
They all stink.

Sylvia

Typical Pan for him to blame teachers and schools for the increase - I guess he forget the CTA runs the building (CA State Capitol) he works in - oops! What I would pay to be a fly on the wall when the CTA calls him this week and lays into him!

But just because he is a pediatrician and the State Senator that chairs the Special Needs committee doesn't mean he would actually do any fact-checking on topics in which he speaks publicly about. That wouldn't be Pan if he did THAT. Otherwise he might learn that in California the Regional Center Systems diagnosis autism, and those numbers are were we get autism prevalence statistics from - NOT the schools.

And the Regional Centers are on the hook to provide valuable and most often expensive benefits and services to their clients with autism. So no one gets an autism dx if they do not 100% qualify for the diagnosis. But why would Pan bother himself to learn such pesky details?

Julie

Beleaguered Autism Mum Whilst it is certainly possible that over-identification occurs, in my experience as a learning support teacher in a mainstream school (with several decades of teaching behind me), under-identification occurs to a much larger degree.

Aimee Doyle

@Kathy -- "Pandemocrat is a perfect adjective for this Senator. Pan's political affiliation IS DEFINITELY PART OF THE PROBLEM. The Democratic Party backs mandated vaccines. The Democratic Party of California officially endorsed SB277 as part of their Platform at their annual convention in 2015 before the Bill was passed."

I don't think name calling is ever useful...or ever convinces anyone of anything. I object to to name calling when Dems do it and when Republicans do it. But I do agree with you in your criticism of Pan and the Democratic party for their position on vaccines.

However, I don't understand why no one ever blames the Republican party - at the federal level (where they are in control of all three branches of government) and at the state level (where they are in control in a majority of states). The Republicans could do something, and choose to do nothing. Red states have mandates too.

So where's the outrage?

Kyles mom

Pan, who pushed through mandatory vaccines, would have no reason to deny the autism epidemic exists if he did not know full well that the rise in autism comes from vaccines. What pediatrician called by caring for chikdren seek to prevent help for brain-injured children? Even if his luficrous claim were true—w that the rate has always been 1/36 and two that it is only 1/36 due to new definiions why would he seek to keep care from children that need it? Why would he attack? I hope this wakes up every educstional pro in thst room anf that they figure out this is clearly his attempt to cover up his crime. What a psycopath this man is. A corrupt bought and paid for psychopath who sold his soul to his pharma puppetmasters.

Linda1

Wow Laura. That meeting video is surreal. The state is falling apart and Pan still persists in holding up lies that cannot possibly stand - that contradict literally every other person's experience in the room. It is really significant that he corrected the man calling him "Senator" by telling him, in this case, to call him "doctor". He thinks he is superior because he's an MD. He thinks he can lie and say whatever suits his need and get away with it, no matter how absurd. He is in a for a rude awakening. I really do think he is out of his mind.

Great reporting. Tragic.

Kevin

Absolutely disgusting. We should consider capital punishment for these types of crimes

Heather Kovac

Thank you, Laura, for once again using your valuable time to update us on Pan. Pan is severely intellectually challanged AND frighteningly indebted to Big Pharma. I am sharing your article and the 6 minute video widely!

Jeannette Bishop

Thank you as always, Laura.

Gary Ogden

Thanks Laura. Richard Pan is living proof that having an M.D. is no guarantee of having a functioning brain. Much worse than an embarrassment to this great state, he is a very dangerous man, paying no heed to the cries of warning and for help from all the professionals at that hearing.

Anne McElroy Dachel

Senator Pan is clearly living in his own universe.
What’s happening with the autism numbers in California is a disaster. I’ve been watching the coverage for years. HIS OWN EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT. Too bad he refuses to listen, but then he couldn’t handle the truth about the man-made autism epidemic.
April 28, 2009, VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dzj8a1jyMg : California State Senate Select Committee on Autism:
President pro Tem of the California State Senate, Darrell Steinberg, talked about coming up with services for adults with autism. He noted the need for housing and vocational training for those "who age of out the system."

Another speaker on the video gave us the mind-boggling numbers, saying that there were "fourteen thousand students with autism [in California ] a decade ago." Then he added the increase, "forty-six thousand students today, and growing."

Rick Rollens of the MIND INSTITUTE spoke and made what I thought were the best comments in the press conference. These were among the things he said:

"Autism is epidemic in this state as it is throughout the country."

"Autism population is skewed dramatically toward young children."

"Eight-four percent of the autism population is under the age of 21."

"More six and seven year olds in the system than all the adults with autism combined."
Now if you think 46,000 California students with autism was a tragedy in 2009, this is where the numbers were by 2016, seven years later.
Jan 21, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Number of California students classified as autistic jumps for 14th consecutive year http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article55928865.html
“More than 90,000 California public school students are autistic, a number that has risen more than six-fold since 2001, according to the latest data from the California Department of Education.
“The figure represent a jump of about 6,000, or 7 percent, from 2013-14 to 2014-15. More than one of every 75 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.
“The number of autistic students statewide has risen by between 5,000 and 7,000 every year for a decade. In 2001, there were about 14,000 autistic students in the state.
“Each year since at least 2001, the number of autistic students has risen by 7 percent or more, state figures show.
“In Sacramento County, the number of autistic students rose by about 340, or 11 percent, to roughly 3,400 from 2013-14 to 2014-15. The number of autistic children also rose in El Dorado, Placer and Yolo County. …
“A University of California study concluded that changes in diagnoses patterns alone cannot explain the rise in the disease. Instead, the study postulated that environmental factors were partially to blame and called for more study of the effects of viruses, pesticides, chemicals and other substances on the development of autism.”

July 18, 2016, Sacramento Bee: Autism rates in California public schools jumped 7 percent in 2016 http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article90300877.html
“More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2001, according to the latest special education data from the California Department of Education.
“The figure represent a jump of about 6,500, or 7 percent, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.
“The increase was especially sharp among kindergartners, where autism cases grew by 17 percent last year. More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic. …
“In the four-county Sacramento region, the number of autistic students rose by about 660, or 12 percent, to roughly 6,400 from 2014-15 to 2015-16.”
Anne Dachel, Media

Anne McElroy Dachel

IF Senator Pan truly believes there’s been no real increase in autism and the rate of one in 36 can be applied across the population, then he needs to show us proof. He should be able to go to any adult care facility, nursing home, group home and identify the one in 36 with autism.
I want to see ANY RATE even remotely close to what we see in our kids. I want to see the 30, 40, 50 and 60 year olds who are nonverbal, hand flapping, in diapers and prone to frequent meltdowns. FURTHERMORE, I want to see the middle aged and elderly autistic people whose medical history includes a dramatic and unexplained loss of learned skills and regression into autism as toddlers.
THESE INDIVIDUALS DON’T EXIST. If they did, the pharma-financed national TV networks would have been parading them in front of cameras years ago when the idea of an autism epidemic first surfaced.
Anne Dachel, Media

Anne McElroy Dachel

I’ve been writing about California’s ever-increasing autism numbers over the past nine years:
2009 http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/05/on-media-pay-no-attention-to-that-tsunami.html
2009 http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/12/autism-and-adulthood-the-looming-future.html
2010 http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/01/anne-dachel-on-the-rising-autism-numbers.html
2013 http://www.ageofautism.com/2013/11/dachel-media-review-ca-policy-kennedy.html
2015 http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/05/dachel-media-update-growing-up.html
2015 http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/12/autism-and-environment-today.html
2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/01/dachel-media-update-songs-in-the-key-of-strife.html
2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/05/dachel-media-sacramento-bee-covers-dr-pans-reaction-to-vaxxed.html
2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/07/dachel-wake-up-autism-increased-in-ca-again-so.html
2016 http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/06/dachel-wake-up-autism-epidemic-is-growing-up.html
How is what’s happening to California (and the rest of the country) not a national health care emergency?
Anne Dachel, Media

Kathy Sincere

Cait,

Pandemocrat is a perfect adjective for this Senator. Pan's political affiliation IS DEFINITELY PART OF THE PROBLEM. The Democratic Party backs mandated vaccines. The Democratic Party of California officially endorsed SB277 as part of their Platform at their annual convention in 2015 before the Bill was passed. They ARE the reason this Bill was even formulated in the first place and then passed into Law!

I am a registered Democrat. If anyone asks me how I can still be a Dem I reply “someone’s got to save the Party”. I stole that line from Rosa Koire, author of Behind the Green Mask (great book!).

Beleaguered Autism Mom

I do believe over-identification has happened. My non-verbal son has a typical twin. When they were in 3rd grade I asked why my chatterbox son was getting pulled out of a general education class for one-on-one speech therapy while my non-verbal son only got group speech therapy with other non-verbal kids. Response: "oh we just want to make sure". I learned then that over-identification is what pays for therapists in California public schools. I believe they were able to pull it off because both boys were "identified" by the regional center "just in case" at age 2. So over identification has happened. I believe over identification is part of the problem. The fact that none of the reporting for autism rates distinguish verbal from non-verbal cases is intentional - to obscure the decline in severe (non-verbal) cases - which can be easily seen in my sons' school district.

Cait from Canada

Kim: I'm not going to order you to remove it (lol), but I too find the "Pandemocrat" caption objectionable. It implies that Pan's political affiliation is part of the problem; however, as Aimee pointed out, Republicans in power aren't exactly stepping up to improve the situation.

Also, the word Pan-democracy exists; it means supporting greater democracy – not exactly what Pan is doing.

Laura Hayes

Ottoschnaut,

Thank you for your comment and the link. I couldn't find the ad to which you referred when I did a search cutting and pasting the link you provided. Please keep us posted once the ad is live!

Kathy Sincere,

Thank you for your excellent update on the situation in CO. After reading the statement by The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, I was immediately compelled to see who their sponsors might be...no surprises:

http://www.ccdconline.org/get-involved/donors/get-involved/donors/annual-award-sponsors

Sounds like yet another front group for the vaccine profiteers who have no conscience when it comes to the decimation of our children and our families. So many of these front groups out there, disseminating and perpetuating pharma propaganda under the guise of "helping", yet in it for their own financial benefit, with zero regard for the health, development, and well-being of our children.

When an affliction goes from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 36, it is indeed an EPIDEMIC. When that epidemic is a worldwide problem, it is indeed a PANDEMIC. "Autism" is both an epidemic and a pandemic, as are the many other vaccine-induced health-and-development-related problems our children, teens, and young adults are now experiencing in never-seen-before numbers. The added insults of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, toxic cleaners, amalgams, fluoridated water and dental fluoride treatments, and toxic, nutrient-less foods add fuel to the fire we are inflicting on our children, and on people of all ages.

In response to the last comment made by the CO Cross-Disability Coalition:

"Most problems faced by people with disabilities involve either discrimination or inadequate supports."

What utter nonsense! The problems for the majority of our children, many of whom are teens and young adults now, began with the vaccine poisoning bestowed upon them by their "doctors", beginning the day they were born with the HepB vaccine and the vitamin K shot, and continuing at regular and frightening intervals throughout their childhoods. For today's children, the poisoning begins in utero, as many mothers succumb to "pregnancy-recommended vaccines". And today's children will not have any years off from being vaccine poisoned if their parents follow the CDC's recommendations, which include an annual flu vaccine, and which total 70 from birth to 18, 74 if the mother permits vaccinations during pregnancy...with more in the pipeline to be added every year.

The "discrimination and inadequate supports" come after, as the many and varied vaccine-induced injuries are vehemently denied by doctors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals, government regulators, government officials, and the media...and parents are left on their own to help their sick and disabled children.

Keep fighting the good fight in CO, Kathy...YOU are a force to be reckoned with, as is your wonderful husband, Fran!

Matt in NH

Pandering Pan, big pharma’s imbecilic pantryman.

Aimee Doyle

@Kathy - "Surprisingly, much of the backlash to the proposed Bill has come from autism organizations that resent the word “epidemic ...From The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition: “…our position on HB 1223. We do not support this bill and will not support any bill that calls a disability an epidemic. Disability is not a disease, and we do not see disability as a negative experience. Disability is part of the normal human condition. Most problems faced by people with disabilities involve either discrimination or inadequate supports.”

Kathy - thanks for the detailed information about what is happening in Colorado. I see the same kind of position from the neurodiversity movement here in Maryland and nationwide. I just don't see how severe autism - with aggression, self-injurious behaviors, gastrointestinal issues, inability to communicate, intellectual disability - can be called anything other than a "negative experience." I also wonder about the statement that "most problems...involve discrimination or inadequate supports." What "supports" will handle aggression and self-injury? What "supports" provide community, friendship, inclusion to those who are profoundly impaired? (for the most part, what I've seen is that those who are paid to care for severely impaired individuals are poorly paid, poorly trained, work more than one job, and have high turnover). And where exactly is the support from the neurodiversity community? Much easier to blog, I guess.

I am so sick of the neurodiversity movement criticizing parents all the time...and yet never even spending time with those who are profoundly impaired or providing any help to families. Certainly no one higher on the spectrum has ever wanted to spend any time with my son.

Beleaguered Autism Mom

I think Richard Pan is short sighted. He practices pediatrics is an area that has less autism diagnoses than heavily populated coastal communities. If he is one of those doctors that shuns autistic patients then he is well-insulated from reality.
https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/newsroom/Maps/autism_cluster.html
Richard Pan operates the same as Wendi Chung (Spark) her TED Talk on autism is also full of lies. They are part of the same an echo chamber. The tide will only turn against them when enough MDs speak out against their false statements.

Kathy Sincere

Laura, thank you for another excellent update on The Village Idiot, aka Senator Pan. He can’t even enunciate his lies in a complete sentence. How did this man ever get elected? Too much fluoride in the water in Sacramento? He isn’t the only politician to have his head in the sand, just the most unintelligible.

We are faced with a similar dilemma of Autism Denial in Colorado this year. Autism parents have submitted the following Bill for consideration in our legislature.
https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/HB18-1223

HB18-1223 Declare Autism Epidemic In Colorado
Concerning declaring an autism epidemic in Colorado.
Session: 2018 Regular Session
Subject: Public Health


Surprisingly, much of the backlash to the proposed Bill has come from autism organizations that resent the word “epidemic”. They state that epidemic infers that autism is contagious and that children and adults on the spectrum are “dirty and diseased”. Yes, truly; I couldn’t make that up. Even though the Bill sponsors have countered that the term “epidemic” is used liberally in the media - such as opioid epidemic, obesity epidemic, diabetes epidemic - these autism “support” organizations will have none of it. There is no epidemic, just disability, just better diagnosis… and let’s wait and see……..

Organizations that refused to back our Autism Epidemic Bill: CO Cross-Disability Coalition, Arc of Colorado, ABCD, Joshua School, Colorado CANDO (Collaborative for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Options), and JFK Partners at CU School of Medicine. Organizations that support HB1223: Alpine Autism Center of CO Springs and Weston A. Price Foundation.

From The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition: “…our position on HB 1223. We do not support this bill and will not support any bill that calls a disability an epidemic. Disability is not a disease, and we do not see disability as a negative experience. Disability is part of the normal human condition. Most problems faced by people with disabilities involve either discrimination or inadequate supports.”

Colorado ran a Bill in 2008 to address the rising epidemic of ASD here in our State. 2008 – ten years ago! Nothing has changed. Only one of 18 recommendations have been implemented. See Report of the Colorado Autism Commission for Senate Bill 08-163:
http://www.jfkpartners.org/documents/Colorado%20Autism%20Commission%20Report_final.pdf

The Report of the Colorado Autism Commission for Senate Bill 08-163, page 9, specifically uses the phrase “epidemic of ASD”. http://www.jfkpartners.org/documents/Colorado%20Autism%20Commission%20Report_final.pdf
“As the epidemic of ASD has grown, so has the media coverage of the truths and myths surrounding these conditions. This coverage has left the general public and those affected by ASD in a state of flux and confusion.”

Colorado CANDO is the result of the above 2008 CO Senate Bill and the report of the Autism Commission.

What is Colorado CANDO? The Collaborative for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Options is an ad-hoc committee of the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council. Colorado CANDO was created to support the Ten Year Strategic Plan for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

What is the Ten Year Strategic Plan?
In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Autism Commission (SB08-163) to obtain additional information on people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the State. The Colorado General Assembly charged the Commission with preparation of a Ten-Year Strategic Plan for the State of Colorado. The resulting Ten Year Strategic Plan is an ambitious venture to expand the resources, services, and supports available to Colorado citizens with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and all neurodevelopmental disabilities. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/programs/JFKPartners/projects/Pages/CANDO.aspx

CANDO/JFK Partners has held quarterly meetings for the last ten years. They give speeches and wonderful awards to their members. Lots of plans formulated. Nothing is done and no support is generated for individuals on the autistic spectrum or their caregivers. Period. To quote Bob Moffit: “and the Band Played On and On.”

The State of Colorado currently only tracks 8 year old children in 7 Denver-metro counties who have a diagnosis of autism. This is completely insufficient to understand the real problem. The State website shows only 1 in 90+ have autism whereas the CDC source tells a much more serious story. 1 in 36 children are on the Autistic Spectrum as of 2016 and 6.9% of the total pediatric population has a developmental disability. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db291.pdf

Hopefully CO HB1223 will be passed in our House and Senate so that the citizens of Colorado know the truth of the real number of afflicted individuals in our Autism Epidemic. No PANdering to pharma and the Colorado Board of Health.

Laura Hayes

Sharing timestamped notes from the hearing from Kristie Sepulveda-Burchit of "Educate. Advocate. and Empower Family California", with permission:

http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php…

Core issue is we have declining enrollment statewide but we have increasing special education student enrollment

27:40 decrease in total student attendance while at the same time experiencing an increase in special education population
27:50 particularly with students identified with autism
50:00 Pan justifies autism has always been there; we just have better diagnosing (paraphrasing here)
1:16:58 more "low incidence" disabilities being identified like autism. Butte County the number of children with autism is double the state level and 75% more emotional disturbance than the state average.
1:23:04 declining enrollment paired with increasing enrollment of students with disabilities with high levels of needs and growing cost
1:25:23 funding for those with significant disabilities like autism far below the amounts necessary to provide quality FAPE
1:25:37 Districts in her SELPA have seen a 250% increase. 200% increase in autism in students over the past 10 years
1:28:37 gives an example of how special education funding is impacted because of lowering attendance (San Bernardino Unified)
1:31:06 autism increase (San Bernardino Unified) "about 50 students a year; 86 this year actually"
1:36:10 Resource Teacher (great testimony if you can listen to the whole thing; 19 year teacher) number of students with autism and emotional disturbance increase
1:42:07 each year expand pre K autism program (Elk Grove) (Paraprofessional; 1:1 aide)
1:44:00 paraprofessional conference most popular topics 2 out of 3 have autism in the title; this year over 300 paras attended the class on autism spectrum disorders
1:46:15 mom speaking on behalf of spanish speaking when her son was 1 went to pediatrician noticed wasn't meeting milestones and doctor tells her the kid is fine...(autism)
1:53:19 Senator Moorlach AUTISM IS RISING DRAMATICALLY mentions debating the cause of dramatic autism increase with Senator Allen during SB 277
2:09:00-2:13:33 Question asked by Senator Moorlach to defend keeping SELPAS as recommendation came to do away with them
2:17:43 Asm Voepel grand daughter autism (moved out of California to Texas)
2:26:05 - 2:26:41 students currently are being found eligible for autism and there is no incentive for that and they are being found eligible at a higher level; argument of incentiviting eligibility to receive special education funding doesn't make sense to SELPA director because why would they find them eligible for autism as they require intensive services having autism
2:33:00 -2:36:30 Senator Pan insisting there are accounts of over identifying special education students to get more funding for them. The professionals all respond this is inaccurate
3:09:24 autism used to be a low incidence disability and is now at 8% of the special education population in California
3:40:26 WESELPA director
3:42:08 autism figures in WESELPA 625 students with autism in 2007; last year 2016-17 up to 1600 students with autism (doesn't include district they lost; Ontario-Montclair) HUGE increase over 1000 students with autism
188 students in non public schools spent $12 million last year $65k per student. Due process, last year they had 81 filings.costing $4 million dollars

Ottoschnaut

Thank you Laura for an amazing read.

Aimee Doyle writes: "What Pan is saying is wrong and he should be held accountable for that. It might not be possible to change things in California right now. But California is one of fifty states...other states and the federal government do have the power to do something on the autism epidemic."

In my view, Pan's outright stupidity and cupidity is a golden opportunity. The above video with all the problems and lies Laura cites is your road map to change.

Here is an example (bottom of this comment-not yet ready to be shared- there are typo's and inaccurate statements that need to be cleaned up) of a single issue advocacy ad that will be "geo fenced" to every member of our in state legislative offices- house, senate, Governor's office, DOH- we are keeping this in state and focusing only on the egregious statements on State and county letterhead.

We are not taking on the merits or safety of the vaccine or any vaccines- we are challenging the process. The scummy, underhanded, deceptive, unethical targeting of 11 and 12 year olds in schools behind parents' backs. Every person who reads the DOH letter and county letter has the same reaction- in the words of one, "It makes feel sick deep in the pit of my stomach. I have a 10 year old daughter and she is on their list."

You have the same opportunity now in California. Use the Pan video above to create a single issue advocacy ad- your issues are 1) Pan's inaccurate statements and 2) his gross incompetence.

The cost to fund this effort here in Maryland has not been enormous- we have not yet gone live with it. Our objective is to use the Maryland letters as the basis to shame the Governor and political apparatchiks into withdrawing state recommendation for a particular vaccine (I know- assuming a politician can be shamed is a low probability event). You can create one heck of a powerful ad with snippets from the above video juxtaposed to peer reviewed journals that clearly and unambiguously contradict Pan.

Here is the pilot ad- again, please do not distribute for at least 48 hours from now:

www.hpvisstd.com

Pan's flapping pie hole has turned the hog loose in the tunnel. Now, drive it through the streets!

"The hog is in the tunnel"- Hunter S. Thompson

annie

How do special needs costs for autistic children compare to disability benefits for autistic adults? Shouldn't Pan be able to present a cost to cost analysis to confirm his claims?

British Autism Mother

For many years I’ve been telling interested people (yes, there are a few out there) to look at the official website for the State of California Department of Developmental Services which has tracked the “skyrocketing increase” (thank you Dr Yazbak for those two words) in the numbers of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. How is it possible that Dr Pan isn’t familiar with this website? At the very least, this is deeply insulting to the civil servants who have compiled these figures over many, many years.

Hans Litten

Posted by: bob moffit | March 16, 2018 at 06:38 AM
Posted by: Barry | March 16, 2018 at 07:20 AM

This is way bigger than the 1939-45 holocaust.
The industrial poisoning of babies.

It deserves a name of its own, with connotations so evil it is incomprehensible.
And so many people have collaborated with it. (all the doctors know for sure)
It leaves the reputation of medicine in complete tatters.
Iatrogenesis isn't the right word because it implies an accident.

You try and put the numbers on it - if you dare ?
And assume , if you dare , that every vaccine harms .

If you just want to talk about Autism, it has to be >50M worldwide at least.
Add in SIDs.
Add in the flu vaccine to our seniors (alzheimers and the rest).
Add in water fluoridation.
Add in mercury Amalgams.
Add in the opiate epidemic and all the other drugs like Vioxx.
Add in SV40 and all the cancers (what percentage are deliberate)

This is quite simply off the scale.
And we are the only ones who know !
I understand why people are so difficult to convince because no one can believe its possible.


Aimee Doyle

What Pan is saying is wrong and he should be held accountable for that. It might not be possible to change things in California right now. But California is one of fifty states...other states and the federal government do have the power to do something on the autism epidemic.

The Republican party is in power and does NOTHING. Trump has appointed pro-vax people to HHS, FDA, and CDC. The Republican controlled/Republican majority on the Government Oversight and Reform Committee has ignored the autism/vax issue for years. Republican Bill Posey has sat on the Thompson whistleblower documents and done nothing to publicize them. I can't think of one Republican senator who has spoken out on the autism issue. Republicans control both legislative chambers in 32 states. There are 33 Republican governors. ( I realize there are some cases where there is a Republican legislature and a Democratic governor and vice-versa, but still bills could be introduced, discussed, hearings could be held, etc.)

The President, the House, the Senate, Governors, and state legislators are supposed to be the check on government and industry. They're supposed to work for those who elect them. But I don't see it happening. Why aren't we holding the party in power accountable?

For the record, I'm a political independent and have been for most of my voting life.

Michael S.

"Whatever this windbag's reasons are .. he WILL be remembered with the same revulsion as were those who made certain the "trains to German crematoriums received priority" during the holocaust. "
( - Bob Moffit )

So what if he's remembered like that - He's still there in power destroying our future, and he's there because we allow him to be there. We should be publicly taunting and berating him for his crimes. We should be protesting at his every public appearance and campaign for his recall before he does any more damage. Instead we sit around and watch the carnage, just as they did in Germany in the late '30s when they carted off German citizens to the camps.

Thank you Laura for the all the great information and for continuing to be the most outspoken critic of the vaccine holocaust. We all need to get out there and really try to make a difference.

John Stone

Laura

I seem to recall that the Brugha study was cited in Hillary Clinton policy documents for the 2016 election as a model for a survey to be carried out in the US, and it was certainly often cited by Thomas Insel. Be that as it may the UK Statistics Authority were forced to downgrade the Brugha survey from the status of "national statistics" to "experimental statistics".

http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee/research-integrity/written/48662.html

But it is also no help to Senator Pan or the UK government because even if Brugha et al managed to manipulate the adult data to approximate an incidence of 1 in 100 from data collected in 2006 as incidence in schools it is heading for 2 to 3 times that figure, at very least, in younger children.

http://www.ageofautism.com/2017/12/john-stone-presents-written-evidence-to-uk-parliament.html

Barry

I know many people dislike comparing the Nazi "holocaust" to our autism epidemic .. but .. to me the comparison is just.

*******

The ones who tend to dislike that comparison that most, are people like Pan, and his colleagues. Who bear most of the responsibility for creating it.

Kim for Roger

Hi. It’s a play on his name, epidemic and his politics. Thank you. Kim

Angus Files

His daftest hour!

Pharma For Prison

MMR RIP

bob moffit

"In the midst of plentiful, pleading, and powerful testimony from many involved in CA’s public school system with regard to the dramatic and alarming increase in autism up and down the state for the past 10-15 years, corroborated by Ryan Andersen of the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Senator Pan interjected to clarify that they are all wrong. He clarified that there is no increase in autism, not in CA, nor elsewhere."

It is positively infuriating .. after hearing this professional "windbag" self-describe himself as a "health professional that studies "epidemiology" .. lecture the speaker from the Legislative Analyst Office .. "there is no increase in autism, not in CA, nor elsewhere".

Pan is as much a "health professional that studies epidemiology" .. as Saddam's Baghdad Bob was a "military expert" .. who appeared hourly on Iraq's state run television informing the Iraqi people that Saddam's Revolutionary Guards had confronted and defeated the American forces .. at the very moment he was speaking .. American tanks could be heard rumbling just outside his window .. had he bothered to look.

I cannot fathom why Pan continues to deny the epidemic of autism that is raging throughout .. as one witness testified .. "high income countries" .. which to anyone with a grain of common sense immediately realizes "high income countries" is a convenient evasion of the truth .. "developed countries with great access to vaccines".

Whatever this windbag's reasons are .. he WILL be remembered with the same revulsion as were those who made certain the "trains to German crematoriums received priority" during the holocaust.

I know many people dislike comparing the Nazi "holocaust" to our autism epidemic .. but .. to me the comparison is just.


Roger

The word "PanDemocrat" under his name is disrespectful. Remove it immediately.

Cont

if water is the most dangerous ingredient he should drink a bottle of adjuvant and mercury solution.

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