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Get The Inside Scoop on "Your Special Education Rights": New From Skyhorse Publishing

Your SPED rightsJust a quick note about a book that's coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called "Your Special Education Rights: What Your School District Isn't Telling You.  Written by CT attorney/advocate team Jen Laviano and Julie Swanson, this book provides an insider view into the machinations of special ed. Spoiler alert - the child's education does not always come first......   Learn tricks of the trade to be a better partner with your district and a better sparring opponent if and when needed. Level the playing field with usable info that's easy to read in story form.  Districts can benefit from the book too - as they learn how parents think and act and what they can do to help maximize dwindling budgets.

We've been posting articles about the crushing weight of growing special education in American and UK districts alike. YSER as the book is known, can be a huge help.

Pre-order today and don't forget to leave a review at Amazon and elsewhere!

Thanks.


Bill Nemitz and the Portland Press Herald’s disregard for reality poses a threat for all of us

Bill MenitzBy Ginger Taylor

The Portland Press Herald has been an Offit Outlet since 2014 when their "health" writer wrote his first hit piece on vaccine injury families, then three weeks later shared the stage with Paul Offit at the National Press Club as an example of what a great vaccine writer looks like.  Again, he wrote ONE ARTICLE on vaccination.

Their propaganda campaign continues with a new op ed by a popular Maine writer, speaking arrogantly and from a place of profound ignorance about the vaccine program, who opens his article with, "A small but growing number of parents think inoculations carry risks, but the biggest risk for their kids – and the rest of us – is not getting vaccinated at all."

For the record, it's a growing number of parents, four federal agencies, The US Congress, The US Court of Federal Claims, The Supreme Court of the United States of America, and all vaccine makers, that think vaccines carry risk... the last of which lists hundreds of those risks on the package inserts, after agreeing with all listed above that all FDA approved vaccines are, "Unavoidably Unsafe."  

In this piece, Nemitz says parents are "self-centered" for believing all three branches of the US Government, and product manufactures because... and I am not kidding... when the writer was young there was a place called Polio Pond, where people were afraid of getting polio, even though no one ever contracted polio there.  This in an article where he exclaims that, "Anti-vaccine movement’s disregard for reality poses a threat for all of us."  (Also... MEASLES! PERTUSSIS! WAKEFIELD! SCIENCE!  Did you know that you don't wanna vaccinate, "Because a crusading quack made claims 20 years ago that have never, not once, been backed up by real science?"  Perhaps some day a piece of science will show vaccines are associated with autism.)

Mr Nemitz diversions from reality in this op ed are many.  I started writing a piece to combat all the fiction and fantasy here, but I gave up at eight pages and just sent him this email.   No response.  

Also for the record, Nemitz reports that, "Here in Maine, the first measles case in 20 years was reported last month in Farmington – a female who contracted the virus during overseas travel."  The case was reported internationally as a dangerous measles outbreak, caused by "anti-vaxxers", as if the black death had come to Maine.  In fact, no outbreak occurred, no transmission took place, and from what I understand, no Mainer has actually had the measles.  

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Italians Continue to Protest Forced Vaccination and Financial Penalties

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Note: Read the full article at The Italian Insider. Thanks to commenter HL for the link.  What do you think will happen to the rates of special education, chronic illness and spectrum disorder rates if these mandates take hold?  Glaxo made the politicians an offer they couldn't refuse. And now parent's can't refuse vaccinations for their children.

ROME- Protests raged throughout Italy and the Governor of Veneto appeals against a recent law rendering certain vaccinations mandatory for children under 16. Opposition continues against the measure even after an amendment in early July reduced the number of compulsory vaccinations from 12 to 10 and the maximum figure for financial sanctions for parents dropped to 3,500 euros.

On Saturday night, a flash mob followed by a torchlight procession took place in Livorno organized by the “Committee for the Freedom of Choice to Vaccinations” (“Comitato per la libertà di scelta vaccinale”). The frontline protestors held a sign saying “Don’t mess around with health: freedom of choice and safety”. This protest of 100 people was small-scale in comparison to other recent protests such as the one in Pesaro on July 8, which saw over 10 000 people arrive from all over Italy wearing orange T-Shirts. The latter event saw parents chanting “freedom, freedom” whilst holding up their children, according to reports by Il Fatto Quotidiano. Philosopher Diego Fusaro spoke at the event and claimed that “the issue of vaccinations is an issue of economic interests, those of multinationals and the idea of ‘no alternative’”. Parents also took to the microphone to tell of how they believe that their children have “fallen ill due to vaccinations”. Protests have taken place throughout June and July in Rome, Milan, Florence and other major cities.

The Region of Veneto has filed an official complaint to the Constitutional Court against the Decree Law No 73 of 2017. “What we reject”, said Governor Luca Zaia, “is state intervention that imposes a collective obligation … which makes Italy the country with the greatest number of compulsory vaccinations in Europe”.

The move, however, has been supported by the Institute of Health (Instituto Superiore di Sanita, ISS) in a letter sent by the organization to Emilia Grazia De Biasi, President of the Hygeine and Health Commission of the Senate. The Institute wrote that the severity of the law’s sactions is “justified by the situation’s urgency and the emergency caused by a decline in vaccinations and by the national epidemic”. Sabino Cassese, former judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy, is another supporter of the law and wrote in an article with Il Corriere della Sera in May that “the two rights in questions, that of Health and that of Education, have a differing importance. The first regards the very life of a person and so prevails over the second”.

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World Mercury Project: Hiding Vaccine-Related Deaths With Semantic Sleight-of-Hand

WMPNote: You say potato, I say deadly poison....

We are pleased to share the latest article from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,'s World Mercury Project. Mercury is a nefarious neurotoxin that does not belong in any human, let alone a fetus, pregnant woman, baby or child. There is no good mercury - the media push to convince you otherwise is a travesty.

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Vaccine scientists and the public health community cautiously and occasionally will admit that vaccines can cause adverse reactions just like “any other medication or biological product.” Although experts are less willing to openly disclose the fact that adverse reactions can and do include death, one has only to look at reports to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to see that mortality is a possible outcome. From 1990 through 2010, for example, VAERS received 1,881 reports of infant deaths following vaccination, representing  4.8% of the adverse events reported for infants over the 20-year period. Moreover, analysts acknowledge that VAERS, as a passive surveillance system, is subject to substantial underreporting. A federal government report from 2010 affirms that VAERS captures only about 1% of vaccine adverse reports.

On the international frontier, the public health community—with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the vanguard—previously used a six-category framework to investigate and categorize serious adverse events following immunization (AEFI), including death. Guided by this tool, public health teams examined temporal criteria and possible alternative explanations to determine whether the relationship of an AEFI to vaccine administration was “very likely/certain,” “probable,” “possible,” “unlikely,” “unrelated,” or “unclassifiable.”

In 2013, the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety discarded the prior tool, ostensibly because users “sometimes [found it] difficult to differentiate between ‘probable,’ ‘possible,’ and ‘unlikely’ categories.” The WHO enlisted vaccine experts to develop a “simpler” algorithm that would be more readily “applicable” to vaccines. The resulting four-category system now invites public health teams to classify an AEFI as either “consistent,” “inconsistent,” or “indeterminate” with a vaccine-related causal association or as “unclassifiable.” Despite the patina of logic suggested by the use of an algorithm, “the final outcome of the case investigation depends on the personal judgment of the assessor” [emphasis added], especially (according to the tool’s proponents) when the process “yields answers that are both consistent and inconsistent with a causal association to immunization.”

In a 2017 letter in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Drs. Jacob Puliyel (an India-based pediatrician and member of India’s National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization) and Anant Phadke (an executive member of the All India Drug Action Network) raise important questions about the revised tool. They describe an Orwellian Catch-22 situation wherein it is nearly impossible to categorize post-vaccine deaths as vaccine-related. This is because the revised algorithm does not allow users to classify an AEFI as “consistent with causal association with vaccine” unless there is evidence showing that the vaccine caused a statistically significant increase in deaths during Phase III clinical trials. By definition, however, any vaccine not found to “retain safety” in Phase III trials cannot proceed to Phase IV (licensure and post-marketing surveillance). The result of the algorithm’s convoluted requirements is that any deaths that occur post-licensure become “coincidental” or “unclassifiable.”



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The End of Journalism: A Book Review of The Smear By Sharyl Attkisson

The SmearBy Jonathan Rose

Sharyl Attkisson, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote (New York: HarperCollins, 2017), $27.99.

Sharyl Attkisson is just about the only real journalist we have left.  As an investigative reporter for CBS, she won five Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award.  Her bosses rewarded her by cutting down her air time and spiking her stories.  (In a 2013 survey, only 33.6 percent of American journalists said they felt free to pursue any stories they wished, down from 60 percent in 1982.)  Out of frustration, Attkisson quit CBS and moved to Sinclair Broadcasting, where she anchors Full Measure, perhaps the only television newscast that actually leaves its viewers better informed.

Drawing on years of hard legwork, she has come to the conclusion that journalism has virtually come to an end – if we define journalism as the craft of ferreting out the truth and communicating it objectively in your own words.  What we call “journalists” have in fact been reduced to spin doctors, PR functionaries, and (worst of all) smear artists.  And Attkisson explains, in shocking detail, how the whole dirty system works.

The Smear nowhere mentions autism or vaccines, but anyone concerned with these issues must read this book.  The poisoning of our children continues unabated and unreported, but only because the media systematically poisons our public discourse.  What was done to Dr. Andrew Wakefield was despicable – and yet, not at all unusual.  That kind of vilification has now become standard operating procedure for disposing of whistleblowers and troublemakers.  Wakefield himself never appears in The Smear, but Attkisson describes many other victims of the same kind of tactics.  If we rented a very large convention hall, they could meet and swap horror stories.

In March 1992 newsman Jeff Gerth exposed the Whitewater scandal in the New York Times.  “The Clinton campaign went after me the day the story was published,” Gerth remembered.  “There was a whole department aimed at me and other reporters who were looking at the Clintons, the women, the Rose Law Firm.”  His editors backed off: “We don’t want any Whitewater stories,” they told Gerth, and they would not allow him to defend himself in print against Clinton attacks.  In 1996 pro-Clinton journalist Gene Lyons published The Great Whitewater Hoax, labeling Gerth’s revelations “debunked” and “discredited”.  If these words sound familiar, they are in fact the usual buzzwords parroted endlessly by smear artists, who rarely resort to a thesaurus.  The type of book Lyons produced is basically a PR weapon: hardly anyone buys or reads it, but it can be widely excerpted in the media, in this case by Harper’s and PBS.  All that was more than enough to neutralize Gerth as an investigative reporter and to discourage other journalists who might want to look into Clinton sleaze.

Or take James Tomsheck, who proved too diligent in doing his job: policing corruption at the US Customs and Border Protection agency.  When the deputy commissioner of the agency strongly hinted that corruption arrests should be drastically reduced, Tomsheck refused.  Not only was he soon reassigned: false reports disparaging his job performance were planted in the media.  And John Dodson, the government agent who blew the whistle on the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” scandal, found himself grossly libeled in Fortune magazine.

In 2014 University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke Jr. published an article on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website arguing that climate change was not causing more severe natural disasters.  He was promptly attacked by the Center for American Progress, a pressure group launched by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton’s chief of staff.  Soon a host of media outlets (Slate, Salon, Huffington Post) picked up the cry and demanded that Silver get rid of Pielke, which he eventually did.  Pielke counted the articles that the Center for American Progress generated against him, more than 160 in all, and even charted them on a graph.  Though he agreed that climate change was a serious problem and favored a carbon tax to deal with it, he was nevertheless branded a “climate denier”.  Does this also sound familiar?

Even Dilbert is a prime target.  When Scott Adams asked his fans to tweet him examples of campaign violence against Trump supporters, he received quite a few.  He was also flooded with hate tweets (and for a while was blocked from replying).  He was disinvited from a speaking engagement, his books were suddenly slammed in Amazon reviews, and Slate did a hatchet job on him so amusing that he retweeted it to his followers.

Adams could afford to laugh at all this: he knew that any newspaper that dropped Dilbert would lose its few remaining readers.  However, for UK journalist Neil Clark, the price of dissent was far greater.  In December 2005 he published a negative review of a book supporting the Iraq War in the Daily Telegraph.  The very next day he faced a blizzard of anonymous personal attacks that continued for years.  He was labeled a “plagiarist” and a “fraud” on social media and in letters to editors he worked for.  On Twitter lefties were told that he was anti-immigrant and an “obscure right-wing blogger”, while conservatives were warned that he was a communist.  (He is in fact a man of the moderate left.)  More than a hundred defamatory comments were inserted into his Wikipedia entry, including the allegation that he was a “Srebrenica denier/genocide denier”.  Trolls materialized everywhere, attacking him and his books.  They even went after his wife, also an author.  The personal and professional toll was enormous.  Their objective was to destroy his career and drive him out of mainstream journalism, and in that they largely succeeded. 

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What Did The CDC Know And When Did They Know It?

CdclogoBy Dr. William H. Gaunt and Spencer M. Gaunt, RN

“O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” (From the hymn “This Is My Father’s World”)

Scientists and doctors at the CDC vaccine division knew in 2000 that mercury in vaccines was causing neurodevelopmental disorders including autism.  That year CDC scientist Thomas Verstraeten did a study of over 400,000 infants comparing children who got the most mercury from vaccines with children who got no mercury from vaccines.  The children who got the most mercury were more than 7 times as likely to become autistic compared to those who got no mercury.  

The data from this study was shared at a conference but the study was never published.  A meeting(called the Simpsonwood Meeting) was called to address this “mercury in vaccines causes autism” problem.  CDC doctors and scientists were joined by vaccine experts from all over the country.  There was agreement to remove mercury from vaccines as soon as possible.  One of the doctors in attendance was notified that his first grandson had just been born.  He called his son and told him not to allow his grandson to get a vaccine containing mercury. 

Mercury was subsequently removed from most pediatric vaccines within the next 3 years.  Unfortunately, the flu shot and the dtap shot have since been recommended for pregnant women.  Multi-dose flu shots still contain mercury and the dtap vaccine contains aluminum.  Mercury and aluminum are both powerful neurotoxins and when injected at the same time they work synergistically to multiply the risk of brain damage. 

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Watch Robert Kennedy Discuss Vaccine Safety on Tucker Carlson Tonight

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WATCH TONIGHT! RFK, Jr. will be on the Tucker Carlson Show tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (Monday July 10th). SHARE with friends! After the show, please share your story and thank Tucker Carlson for discussing this important issue: comments@foxnewsinsider.com

Find your local Fox News channel listing based on location. Thanks to World Mercury Project for the heads up! Sorry for the short notice.


Don’t Criticize What You Can’t Understand

Learn more
Don’t Criticize What You Can’t Understand

(About the Science of Vaccine Neurotoxicity)

A Collection of Recent Journal Articles Solidifying the Connections Between America’s Over-Vaccination Agenda and the Epidemics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Chronic Autoimmune Disorders

Be Gary G. Kohls, MD – July 4, 2017

In an obscure interview back in 1956, the entertainer Elvis Presley was quoted as saying: "Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes." But But none of Elvis’s many song-writers ever wrote a song that included that wonderful truism.

However, Bob Dylan, in his iconic “The Times They Are A-Changing” (1962), immortalized the phrase. It is not likely that Dylan stole the phrase from one of Presley’s songs because Elvis once admitted: “I've never written a song in my life.”

Dylan’s poetic truism has always stayed with me. To remind readers of its power, here is the fourth verse of that song:

“Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

There is a surge of anti-intellectualism and anti-science belief systems in the United States. People who know nothing about climate science are ridiculing altruistic climate scientists who know what they are talking about. Respected, unbiased scientists (those who are not in the back pockets of the fossil fuel and coal industries) are fulfilling their moral duty to warn the rest of us about the imminent danger of potentially unstoppable – and catastrophic - warming of the planet, a reality that could easily make the planet unlivable for animal life n the near future (like the gradually expanding Sahara Desert has been exhibiting for us for years).

Unbiased geological scientists, scholars and assorted well-informed citizen activists (at least those who have not been hired and thus co-opted by Big Mining) understand the potentially catastrophic dangers of sulfide mining that is threatening my home state of Minnesota. These altruistic scientists and citizen activists are being viciously demonized (even with death threats) by some folks who happen to live in the boom-and-bust (non-sulfide) iron ore country that now has commercially-viable copper sulfide ore deposits in the water-rich part of the state.

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WHO Advised to Revise Its Post-Vaccination Philosophy

World Health Org WHONew Delhi 4 July 2017.

Two leading doctors have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently revise its new methodology to   classify adverse events following immunization (AEFI).

Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician and member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, and Anant Phadke, an executive member of the All India Drug Action Network argue that WHO’s methodology does not address children's safety.

According to the  authors, WHO's new classification of  AEFI, in essence, implies that no death can result from  vaccination and, if any death does occur, it is  only coincidental and not due to the vaccine.

Only reactions that have been previously acknowledged in epidemiological studies   can be considered as vaccine related in the new scheme.  All deaths   seen in   large post marketing phase are simply labeled as coincidental   or unclassifiable deaths. They cannot be classified as vaccine related if the vaccine had not caused a statistically significant increase in deaths in the small Phase 3 trials.

In a letter published in the prestigious Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Puliyel and Phadke have expressed their concerns over this new classification system. "By simply denying deaths, the new AEFI classification is liable to miss the safety signals and therefore potential dangers with new vaccines."

They note that Sri Lanka suspended the use of a pentavalent vaccine after five deaths within four months after its introduction in January 2008 and, in 2013 and Viet Nam shelved the  pentavalent vaccine   because it had been associated with 12  deaths.  However, in both cases, the WHO teams which investigated the deaths declared they were ‘unlikely’ to be related to the vaccines used. 

The authors point out that the consequences of using the new classification are illustrated starkly in the causality assessment of 132 serious AEFI cases uploaded on the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India. 78 of these babies survived and 54 died. Among those who survived, the causality assessment shows nearly 50%, were reactions to the vaccine.  On the other hand not even one death was classified as vaccine related.  96% deaths were simply classified as unclassifiable or coincidental.

"The resulting paradox is evident," Puliyel and Phadke point out. "If a child is admitted to hospital with intractable convulsions after vaccination, if it survives, the reaction could be classified as vaccine-product–related, but if it dies it will be classified as ‘coincidental death’".

WHO has redefined ‘cause and effect’ in AEFI. According to the revised AEFI

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The Notion of Historical Neurodiversity Hurts Autistics

Inside scoopNOTE: Below is a insightful piece from an adult with autism that's a great read in advance of Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted's new book, Denial:How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future, from Skyhorse Publishing. This post by Twilah Hiari sheds light on a personal perspective on Neurodiversity.  Many of us have our point of view - as parents.  We've excerpted her blog post. Please visit A Thinking Patient for more.

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I’m no stranger to lies and conditional acceptance. As a child, my mother insisted my brown skin was white like hers. When I asked her why I saw a brown face in the mirror, she spun stunning tales of a Cherokee grandfather and a mysterious group of forebears called the Black Irish.

Thirty some years later, when I finally gazed upon the brown face of my African-American father, I felt liberated. Vindicated.

I watch my history repeat itself as I interact with adult autistics. After I blogged about When Modern Medicine Made Me More Autistic, I gingerly shared the link to my story with my local Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) chapter. I feared rejection and judgment, because my story flies in the face of popular autistic assertions that autism is an exclusively congenital state that exists and persists independently of harm caused by pharmaceuticals or environmental agents.

The rejection and judgment I feared didn’t materialize from my local chapter, but I took some heat from a few autistics around the world. With this post, I’m going to liberate myself from fear of rejection and conditional acceptance and make my position clear.

The notion of historical neurodiversity hurts autistics.

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A Comment On The Recent European Court of Justice Vaccine Injury Ruling

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By Jennifer Horne-Roberts

The Court of Justice of the European Union gave Judgment in a most important case concerning vaccine injury on 21 June 2017.

Judgment in Case C-621/15 N.W and others-v- Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Others.  See full text at the end of this post.

The Court concluded:

Where there is a lack of scientific consensus, the proof of the defect of the vaccine and of a causal link between the defect and the damage suffered may be made out by serious, specific and consistent evidence.

The temporal proximity between the administering of a vaccine and the occurrence of a disease, the lack of personal and familial history of the person vaccinated and the existence of a significant number of reported cases of the disease occurring following such vaccines being administered may, where applicable, constitute sufficient evidence to make out such proof.
The facts given in brief were as follows;

Between the end of 1998 and the middle of 1999 Mr J. W was vaccinated against hepatitis B using a vaccine produced by Sanofi Pasteur. In August 1999, Mr W began to present with various troubles, which led to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in November 2000. Mr W died in 2011. Earlier, in 2006, he and his family had brought legal proceedings against Sanofi Pasteur to obtain compensation for the damage they claim Mr W suffered due to the vaccine.

The case was sent before the cour d’appel de Paris (Court of Appeal, Paris, France), which observed, inter alia, that there was no scientific consensus supporting a causal relationship between the vaccination against hepatitis B and the occurrence of multiple sclerosis. It held that no such causal link had been demonstrated and dismissed the action.

The French Cour de cassation (Court of Cassation), before which an appeal against the judgment of the Cour d’appel de Paris was brought, asks the Court of Justice whether, despite there being no scientific consensus and given that, under the EU directive on liability for defective products, 1 the injured person is required to prove the damage, the defect and the causal relationship, the court may base itself on serious, specific and consistent evidence enabling it to conclude that there is a causal link between the defect in a vaccine and that there is a causal link between the vaccine and the disease. Reference has been made in particular to Mr W’s previous excellent state of health, the lack of family antecedents and the close temporal connection between the vaccination and the appearance of the disease.

The Opinion of the Advocate General Bobek referred to the ECJEU prior to Judgment observed:

In a similar vein, one may imagine a scenario in which a number of people (but not necessarily all) will fall ill following a dinner in a given restaurant on a given day. When investigating the incident (and potentially also deciding on the liability of the restaurant) days or weeks later, the food those people consumed is likely to be no longer existent. Thus, no samples and no proof of actual defect of the food served can be provided. That does not preclude the conclusion, however, that absent any other reasonable explanation, the food they ate might be considered as defective by inference from the events that ensued.

NOTE: A reference for a preliminary ruling allows the courts and tribunals of the Member States, in disputes which have been brought before them, to refer questions to the Court of Justice about the interpretation of European Union law or the validity of a European Union act. The Court of Justice does not decide the dispute itself. It is for the national court or tribunal to dispose of the case in accordance with the Court’s decision, which is similarly binding on other national courts or tribunals before which a similar issue is raised.

Jennifer Horne-Roberts.  Counsel in UK, European Court of Human Rights and US Vaccine injury litigation.    

 28 June 2017                                                                                                                                        
 www.horne-roberts.co.uk
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Provisional text

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT (Second Chamber)

21 June 2017 (*)

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 85/374/EEC — Liability for defective products — Article 4 — Pharmaceutical laboratories — Vaccination against hepatitis B — Multiple sclerosis — Proof of defect of vaccine and of causal link between the defect and the damage suffered — Burden of proof — Methods of proof — Lack of scientific consensus — Serious, specific and consistent evidence left to the discretion of the court ruling on the merits — Whether permissible — Conditions)

In Case C‑621/15,

REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Cour de cassation (France) made by decision of 12 November 2015, received at the Court on 23 November 2015, in the proceedings

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European Union Vaccine Injury Legal Decision: Temporal Proximity

Burden-of-ProofNOTE: Thank you to Mary Holland for sharing this critically important information regarding burden of proof of vaccine injury in the European Union. 

Court of Justice of the European Union
PRESS RELEASE No 66/2017
Luxembourg, 21 June 2017

Where there is a lack of scientific consensus, the proof of the defect of the vaccine and of a causal link between the defect and the damage suffered may be made out by serious, specific and consistent evidence.

The temporal proximity between the administering of a vaccine and the occurrence of a disease, the lack of personal and familial history of the person vaccinated and the existence of a significant number of reported cases of the disease occurring following such vaccines being administered may, where applicable, constitute sufficient evidence to make out such proof.

Read the full press release here.


Italy Mandates Vaccines & Implements Fines As Glaxo Promises A Billion Euro Investments

Svegliati! (Wake up!) Quid pro quo in action. This is not a coincidence. Italy mandates vaccines and implements fines as vaccine manufacturer Glaxo promises more than a Billion Euro investment. Italians who are awake are already up in arms over the loss of healthcare liberty and penalties. Mass Protests Against Mandatory Vaccines in Rome – Some Parents Prepare to Leave Italy
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GlaxoSmithKline to invest more than €1 billion in Italy over four years

US pharmaceutical giant GSK is planning to invest more than €1 billion in Italy over the next four years, according to Daniele Finocchiaro, CEO of GSK Italia.

The funds won’t be going to “the construction of new plants, but to reinforce product lines and provide more continuity for research and development. Specialization is the greatest weapon we have and—as shown by our acquisition of the vaccine center in Siena—we are aiming for excellence and looking to grow,” he said.

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Must Read: Your Special Eduction Rights from Skyhorse Publishing

Your SPED rightsNOTE: I know Julie Swanson and Jen Laviano from their dedication to special education rights here in Connecticut. If you've a child on an IEP, you know that districts are often at odds with your goals for your child. Often might even be an understatement. Jen and Julie walk you through the mirror into the real machinations of special ed, where budgets and allocations dictate services, and where the "I" in IEP stands for INTEREST of the district and not the INDIVIDUAL. 

Written in a conversational style, you don't need to be a lawyer to understand how to learn and exercise your child's rights.  Not the traditional summer read, I realize, but you'll be a better advocate and even the playing field after reading this book.  Pre-order a copy today.  It ships mid-August.  Congrats to Jen and Julie and a big thank you to Skyhorse for publishing books so valuable to our community. K

Jennifer Laviano and Julie Swanson, a high-profile special education attorney and a special education advocate, tell parents of students with disabilities how to navigate their school system to get the services they need for their children.

The authors demystify the federal laws that govern the rights of public school children with disabilities and explain how school districts often ignore or circumvent these laws. They explain the often sordid politics of special education, exposing truths like the fact that teachers are under extraordinary pressure not to spend resources on costly services. Most importantly, they show parents how to get the services their children are entitled to and make the system work for them.

Many parents don’t know they can:
Ask the school for an evaluation of their child
Get a second opinion if they disagree with the school’s testing
Request parental counseling and training (to help understand their child’s disability and child development, for example)
And so much more
Complete with checklists and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Your Special Education Rights provides parents with the substantive information they need and the practical strategies that work.


Alzheimers and Aluminum As a Primary Etiological Factor

Alzheimers
By Professor Chris Exley

Abstract:
In this paper, I have summarized the experimental and largely clinical evidence that implicates aluminum as a primary etiological factor in Alzheimer’s disease. The unequivocal neurotoxicity of aluminum must mean that when brain burdens of aluminum exceed toxic thresholds that it is inevitable that aluminum contributes toward disease. Aluminum acts as a catalyst for an earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with or without concomitant predispositions, genetic or otherwise. Alzheimer’s disease is not an inevitable consequence of aging in the absence of a brain burden of aluminum. 

Read the full paper here.

SUMMARY

Aging is the major risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease though the advent of Alzheimer’s disease within a normal human lifespan is suggested to be brought about through human exposure to aluminum. Essentially without aluminum in brain tissue there would be no Alzheimer’s disease. There are a number of predispositions to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, involving both environmental and genetic factors, and each of these acts to increase the aluminum content of brain tissue at specific periods in an individual’s life. This interplay between environmental and genetic factors explains both early and late onset disease, in each case the catalyst for the disease is always the brain aluminum content and how robustly an individual’s brain responds or copes with this aluminum burden.

The Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) is a medical and scientific collaborative established to provide research funding for independent studies on causal factors underlying the chronic disease and disability epidemic.

Autism, Fever and Flu Shots During Pregnancy

CDC fever side effect
NOTE: USA Today reports that pregnant woomen who come down with a fever are at risk of having a child who develops autism.  CDC recommends flu vaccination for pregnant women - and a common side effect is FEVER. Think about that. If fever contributes to autism and a recommended medical procedure can cause fever, isn't that promoting autism?

CDC flu shot pregnancy

From USA Today.

Pregnant women who come down with a fever, especially in the second trimester, are at increased risk of having a baby with autism, a new study reports

Research published Tuesday by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health observed 95,754 Norwegian children born between 1999-2009. About 15,700 children were born to mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies. Within that group, researchers identified 583 cases of autism spectrum disorder. 

Autism risk increased by 34% when mothers reported a fever over 99 degrees at any time during pregnancy. The risk was 40% when fevers occurred in the second trimester. Women who reported having three or more fevers after the twelfth week of pregnancy, increased autism chances for their child by more than 300%.

Mothers who took ibuprofen for fevers did not have children with autism. But, the sample size of those women was so small researchers could not draw any specific conclusions about the drug's effect.

"Future work should focus on identifying and preventing prenatal infections and inflammatory responses that may contribute to autism spectrum disorder," said senior author W. Ian Lipkin, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology and director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, in a statement

The link between maternal fevers and autism has been documented before, but this study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, is more expansive than past research. 


My Post-Its Have Arrived!

Post it lauraBy Laura Hayes

Thanks to Nancy Hokkanen’s excellent suggestion in response to my recent article, I ordered 40 pads of pre-printed Post-Its. I now have 2,000 Post-Its that my activist friends and I can gleefully stick all over town, or hand out to people in the community. Thanks for the super idea, Nancy!

I was wondering if any of you has any stories to share with regard to implementing any of the dozen ideas I put forth in my recent article on how to help stop the vaccine holocaust. If yes, please post your story in the comments section here!

Laura Hayes

Mother, Activist, and now, Post-It Lady :)


Italians Say "Basta!" To Mandatory Vaccination

BastaThank you to Health Impact New for this post.

Readers from Italy have been contacting Health Impact News this past week, asking us to cover the massive demonstrations happening throughout Italy to protest a new mandatory vaccine law. This news has been censored from the U.S. corporate media.

Francesca Alesse, who worked with the VAXXED film team to get the film shown in Italy last year, writes:

In an unprecedented way, the decree-law proposed by the Minister of Health has been signed by the sitting Italian president Sergio Mattarella. Only four vaccines were mandatory in Italy, now that number triples to 12.

No other decree-law has moved so fast in the Italian legislative system, the reasons of such hurry are incomprehensible considering that the Istituto Superiore Di Sanità (the local version of the CDC) has declared that contrary to what stated in the decree itself there is no objective urgency. There are no epidemics, the number of cases of measles or meningitis in the current year have been substantially lower than the previous year.

Thousands of parents have protested the new law this past June 3rd, protests and marches have taken place in 21 Italian cities spread across the nation. A national protest is scheduled for this Sunday June 11th.

The translated full text of the decree-law is found here.

Florence Protest

Recent protests in Florence. Photo sent to Health Impact News from an Italian reader.

The new law apparently has severe consequences for parents who fail to comply, including the possibility of having their children taken away from them. In addition to public outcry, there appears to be strong political opposition to the law as well.

Elisabetta Bressan, an Italian commenting on Facebook writes:

Protests are going to increase here, as our Government has announced… a law to introduce 12 mandatory vaccines. The law…. was announced by our Health Ministry to be as follows: 12 mandatory vaccination needed to have access to pre-school system (age 0-6): no vaccination, no enrollment, no exceptions; for mandatory school (age 0-16) if kids were not vaccinated parents should pay a penalty between 500€ and 7.500€ per year, if you cannot afford it, you’ll be refer to Jouvanile Court, that could suspend your parents rights to get your children vaccinated. A national protest is envisaged in Rome on June 11.

This will start within the next school year (September 2017); it has been calculated that more then 800,000 kids will need to receive a massive vaccination in a very little time.  Read more here.


Pan Penalizes Vaccine Choice But Pardons HIV Exposure

Richard PanNOTE: Interesting to see where Senator Richard Pan's loyalties lie.  Thanks to the Walking in Quicksand blog for this post excerpt.

Last week, the LA Times reported that The High Priest of Public Health, Senator Richard Pan, voted to stop penalizing those who knowingly expose others to HIV though unprotected sex. Under the bill, failing to disclose one has HIV or AIDS before engaging in unprotected sex will no longer be a felony.

The bill would also apply to those who donate blood or semen despite the knowledge they have HIV or AIDS. Senator Pan argued that penalizing those who knowingly infect others with HIV undermines public health.

This might be a less shocking assault on common sense were it not for the fact that Senator Pan also holds the title of Mandated Vaccination Czar of California. The same man who pushed relentlessly to mandate vaccination, saying “I’ve personally witnessed the suffering caused by these preventable diseases and I am very grateful to the many parents that are now speaking up and letting us know that our current laws don’t protect their kids” voted for a bill that will cause a lifetime of serious immune dysfunction for countless unsuspecting individuals.

Senator Pan argues that parents who refuse to vaccinate their newborn for a sexually transmitted virus are menaces to public health who must be kept in line with a law. In the next breath, he argues to give a free pass to those who purposely sign up to taint the blood supply. He touts both bills as of the utmost importance to public health.  Read the full post here.


Lyons-Weiler on Morality, Ethics and Vaccine Policies

ECA JamesExcerpted from James Lyons-Weiler's site.  His book is available now from Skyhorse Publishing.   Follow James on Facebook here.  Meet James and AofA's Mark Blaxill who is presenting at at the

FOCUS 2017:VACCINE SAFETY SCIENCE AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

June 15 - 17 in Pittsburgh.

SINCLAIR LEWIS, author of “It Can’t Happen Here”, wrote “Once upon a time In America there was a scholar who conducted a one-man revolution and won it”.  There are a million individuals in revolution against the rampant corporatocracy that is warping America today.

Mind you, these sentiments come from one who is staunchly entrenched in the camp that acknowledges that artificial immunization can “work”.  Nevertheless, I persist.

The American value system of self-reliance, self-determination, and self-governance has been perverted by those with serious financial conflicts of interest who present the position that vaccination, due to its protective effects for “others” against infectious diseases, present an opportunity for the otherwise relatively powerless to contribute to the “greater good” of reduced pain and suffering from infectious diseases.  The risk of serious adverse events from vaccines, they claim, is minimal, and the cost, they presume, is so vastly outweighed by the benefits of vaccination that the risk of any cost is “worth it”.

In the tradition of American ideals, one can see that there are few problems with this perspective.  And remember, this is coming from a self-identified idealistic liberal, who tests right down the middle on both social and economic political issues (by nature, not by choice):

The “isms” Inherent to “The Greater Good”

The date is 2022. Anti-vaccination sentiment has swept the country, and an increasingly empowered Health and Human Services arm, the Vaccination Enforcement Division, is now a well-oiled machine. Wearing a white-buttoned down short-sleeve shirt, and a VED badge, a VO (Vaccination Officer) knocks on your door.  Behind him are two more sinister-looking chaps in military-like regalia, wearing guns.

“Yes?” you say. “Can I help you?”

“Ma’am, I’m from the VED, from the government, and we’re here to inform you that we’re very sorry to say that your child’s brain must be sacrificed to secure the health of your fellow Americans.  He’s a part of a rare group of children who just so happen to respond to vaccines in a way that will forever alter his brain functioning. But rest assured, it’s for the greater good.  It’s for all Americans.”

“What do you mean, how can this be?” you say, in shock, in horror.

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June 7: California Hearing on "Safe" Glyphospate Levels

Goodbye CAThanks to Laura Hayes for this summary:

Pertinent details:

  • Hearing regarding a "safe" level of glyphosate for Californians next Wed., 6/7, from 1:30-5:00pm, at CA's EPA Headquarters Bldg., in the Byron Sher Auditorium. 1001 I St. (that is an uppercase i in I St.), Sacramento, CA  95814.  Phone # is 916-322-2068
  • There is no "safe" level of glyphosate. It has been shown to cause cancer cells to grow and proliferate at the smallest of measurable levels. It has also been shown to be tumorigenic/carcinogenic, in addition to causing other serious health issues.
  • Please arrive as early as possible (12:00 would be great!) to begin standing in line to secure a seat for the hearing. Doors will supposedly open at 12:30pm for seating. 
  • If you would like to make a public comment, you will have 3-5 min.  Your comment can also be a brief 30-second "elevator speech".  If you plan to make a public comment, please print out 4 copies and bring with you.
  • Please bring a written comment to submit in any event, and also submit it online via the website oremailed to Esther (info below on flyer).
  • If you live out of state, you can still submit a written comment! What is adopted as a "safe" level of glyphosate here in CA (remember, there is no such thing as a safe level of this poison) might be adopted in your state next!

  • Signs will not be allowed to be displayed in the hearing room (there will be a place to set them down in the auditorium during the hearing), but can be used afterward for the press conference.
  • Water can be brought into the hearing room.
  • There will be a brief press conference afterward, so if you can stay until 6:00, that would be excellent.
  • Please share this email with all of your contacts.  Let's pack the house and make our vehement opposition to this poison known!

Fighting Windmills in California

Goodbye CAReprinted with permission.

By Edward F. Yazbak, MD

The story of Don Quixote charging windmills under the delusion that they were giants is well-known. Just as memorable were the melody and lyrics of “The Impossible Dream”.  

In the early 1990’s, a renowned pediatrician realizing that susceptible adults in the United States were uninterested in the recently introduced Hepatitis B vaccine, decided that the best way to control Hepatitis B infection was to vaccinate all newborns in the nursery, whether they needed to be vaccinated or not. Clearly he was fighting a windmill because acute and chronic hepatitis B infections are still occurring in large numbers among immigrants, adults choosing risky behaviors and prison inmates who were still adamantly refusing to be vaccinated.    

More recently, laws were introduced in California to educate doubting parents and abolish personal belief and religious exemptions in order to further improve pediatric vaccination rates and prevent outbreaks of communicable diseases.  

It may be wise for the California Legislature to stop tilting at such windmill and to concentrate on the state’s devastating autism epidemic.

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California Assembly Bill 2109 was signed by Governor Brown and filed with the California Secretary of State on September 30, 2012. At the time, existing law exempted a child from vaccination requirements if the parent or guardian filed with the governing authority a letter or affidavit stating that the immunization was contrary to his or her beliefs.

AB -2109 authored by Assembly Man Richard Pan MD, MPH required that as of January 1, 2014, the parents’ affidavit be accompanied by:

  1. a) A signed attestation from a health care practitioner that the risks of communicable diseases and the risks and benefits of the recommended vaccinations had been fully explained to the parents or guardian and…

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UK Newspaper Reports on Call to "Ban" Dara Berger's How to Prevent Autism from Skyhorse Publishing

How to Prevent Autism-RGB for webGood grief - they say that bad publicity is good publicity as long as "they" spell your name correctly. Berger - Dara Berger. Her book, from Skyhorse Publishing, not even published yet, is under fire for daring to recommend preventing autism. In fact, the title is "How to Prevent Autism."  "Autistic people are not to be feared!" On the surface, this seems like an appropriate response. However, people with severe autism often have behaviors (that are part of the diagnosis) that seriously limit or even prevent their ability to be included in schools (this is why there are specific autism schools) and even day programs and group homes. I know of many beautiful, loved boys and girls, teens, men and women with autism who have been denied entrance to camps, schools, after school programs and even special needs programs - because of their intense needs and behaviors. In fact, they ARE feared by the actual system in place for people with special needs. To imply that preventing autism is a form of bigotry is nonsense and poppycock. Denying a disorder that prevents speaking, toileting, independent living, employment, and actual safety is the birthright of everyone in this nation.  Autism is a tough, tough road - no matter where the person falls on the spectrum. We here at AofA are acutely aware of the levels of patience, love and Herculean 24/7/365 effort to care of a person with moderate to severe autism.  Even to care for a person with Asperger's. The needs are constant. Those who claim discrimination are simply flat out wrong.  We need to prevent the disabling diagnosis of autism. Does this mean we won't still have quirky, oddball, interesting, funny, smart children? Nope. But maybe they will have a chance at an independent life. Buy Dara's book and judge for yourself. That's an American ideal after all. Free speech. Even for people like my beautiful Bella WHO CAN NOT SPEAK at all.  KIM

'Autistic people are not to be feared!' Mom's controversial book about how to 'prevent' autism faces backlash as 3,000 people sign an online petition calling for Amazon to ban it Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4556480/Mom-writes-controversial-book-prevent-autism.html#ixzz4ihR07ze1 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


Attorney and Former Autism Respite Worker On Hindsight

HindsightBy Heather Coy

I have a story that I think of often during these days of increasingly limited medical freedom, and while constantly fighting for the right to retain personal control over procedures such as vaccination. So I want to share it.

Twenty years ago, during and after college at Indiana University, I worked with several different people with autism, both adults and children. I was a nanny and did respite care for people with disabilities and their families. I worked with one woman, whom I won't name, who had 2 boys with autism. She was a mother, and I was their respite caregiver. She told me that she thought the boys had regressed into autism after their vaccinations. At this time, I -- and probably you, if you remember back to the mid 90s -- had never been presented with that idea before.

At that time, no one knew about "that debunked doctor." No one was talking about "dirty, crazy anti-vaxxers." No one was afraid of the measles and chicken pox. And barely anyone I knew even knew what autism was. I rarely met anyone who had heard of it. I always found myself explaining what my job was, and who the people were that I served. This was merely two decades ago.

Well, this mother not only told me what she thought had happened to her children, she had video evidence of both sons -- Before and After. She showed me the videos. She told me about, and I witnessed and dealt with myself, the daily struggle – head-banging, aggression, hand regard and flapping, repetitive motion. The evidence was clear in her mind, and therefore it was clear in mine. I never thought to question her. I would have never dreamed of telling her she was crazy. I would have never dreamed of shouting at her, "That's not what happened to your kids! You're not a doctor, so you have no idea what happened to your kids!" I would have never thought to call her anti-vaccine. Probably had I done that, I would have been fired.  But, that is what I see people doing to parents now. What arrogance to tell a parent they do not know what happened to their own child.

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Offit and His Critics - Part Four

Offit_blogNOTE: We're bringing you this series, re-crafted for 2017,  by Richard P. Milner of Public Affairs Media. Dr. Paul Offit has led the charge against any and all in our community, doctors, scientists, parents, educators, film makers, who question vaccine safety.  

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

By Richard P. Milner

MILNER:  Then why do all these parents say we got a vaccine, then my child got autism right after?

OFFIT:  They are perfectly reasonable. I mean, I think, you know, from a parent’s standpoint they—their child was fine, they got a vaccine and then they weren’t fine any more.  The question is:  Did the vaccine cause it?  I mean, just because one event follows another, it doesn’t mean that it’s causally associated with the other.

HUMPHRIES:  Infants are exposed to a multitude of events and substances, which can alter gene expression.  Aluminum and thimerasol/thiomersal are very potent gene expression disruptors.  So are other chemicals and many innocuous-appearing processed foods.  Below is “normal” gene expression…

The fact is that vaccines affect gene expression which can drastically alter the diagram above, but that’s not something that concerns Paul Offit, because genetics and epigenetics isn’t within his orbit of consideration.  Lahdenpera A I. 2008. “Kinetics of asthma- and allergy-associated immune response gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from vaccinated infants after in vitro re-stimulation with vaccine antigen.” Vaccine 26, 1725-1730. PMID: 18336961. 

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Petition Asking Amazon to Ban Skyhorse Publishing Autism Book an Affront to American Ideals

How to Prevent Autism-RGB for webNOTE: We are not linking the petition demanding that a new book from Skyhorse Publishing never see the light because we refuse to assist these selfish"neurodiversity" community members who think that only their autism (such as it may even be) or their opinion matters.  KIM

"I believe that censorship is an insult to true democracy. America needs debate rather than dogma, now more than ever. Whether it's about health or politics, what we need isn't answers to our burning questions. We need the full range of information so that we can weigh the facts, the building blocks of ideas, and then make our own decisions”.  Tony Lyons, Publisher, Skyhorse Publishing

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By Dara Berger

Recently a group of people have started a petition on change.org asking Amazon to pull my book and refuse to sell it.  I find this interesting considering nobody has read it yet, except my publisher and a few people that were offered to review it.  How to Prevent Autism will be released July 4th but is available for pre-order.

Why should anyone be able to decide what another person reads, watches or listens to?  Books have become one of the last areas of written material besides blogs that are not censored, which is why they need to be protected.  Books are an extension of freedom of speech.  You can be offended by what someone says or writes but they still have the right to say it.  You can choose not to read a book or purchase it.  Readers must be able to decide for themselves what information is important for them to learn about.  

Amazon banning my book would be the equivalent of modern day book burning.  What would come next after that?  I truly hope we never have to find out.

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Caption Contest: Lesions! Buttocks! Autism! MMR! What??

Lipkin Hornig Caption ThisHonestly, I think this contest would have made Dan Olmsted howl. Adriana Gamondes came up with the graphic and we need YOU to provide the thought bubble caption in our comments. The winner receives a case of Desitin and a pack of rubber gloves.  Lipkin and Hornig are "autism/vaccine" scientists. The lesions may be on the brain, not just the buttocks....  I'll put my entry in the comments too. KIM

From the NY Post:

A Columbia University scientist claims her boss — and former lover — repeatedly dropped his drawers and demanded she diagnose a lesion on his butt.

Associate Professor Mady Hornig says her boss at the university’s Mailman School of Public Health also demanded co-credit for her work; kicked her under the table at meetings to keep her from speaking; presented her work as his own, and kept her from getting tenure, Hornig claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

In 2014, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin, head of the Center for Infection & Immunity, called Hornig into his office and “demanded that she look at lesions on his buttocks,” Hornig alleges. He did so again a year later, Hornig charges.

Hornig is suing the school, claiming Lipkin has ruined her reputation.


Coastal Children's Clinic Mocks Dead Children with Immunized & I Survived! T-Shirts

Immunized and I survived
How low can you go? Coastal Children's Clinic - still trying to get a bead on where they are - the name is as common as an autism diagnosis - printed this revolting T-shirt that outright mocks anyone whose child was killed or injured by a vaccine. 

I went to take a peek at VAERS and guess what - and in a keystroke of irony, their site is considered unsecured. HHS hasn't figured out how to vaccinate their URL I guess.   I mocked up a version of our own T-shirt below. The full court press to shame, ridicule and harm children and their families vis a vis vaccine choice continues.   Kim

VAERS unsecure

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Autism, Vaccination and Immigrants - Yet another Clear Correlation An Update

MinnesotaBy Edward Yazbak MD

A recent measles outbreak has recently been reported in Minnesota.

According to the MN State Department of Health, there have been 51 confirmed measles cases (48 children and 3 adults) as of May 10, 2017.

Forty seven cases were unvaccinated, one case had 1 dose of MMR vaccine and two cases had 2 doses of MMR. The vaccination status of one case was unknown.

There was no mention of hospitalization or death.

Forty six cases were Somali Minnesotan.

The previous measles outbreak was in 2011 when 26 cases were reported.

Wolff and Madlon-Kay discussed that 2011 measles outbreak in their publication titled “Childhood vaccine beliefs reported by Somali and non-Somali parents”.

They reported that: “Somali parents were more likely than non-Somali parents to have refused the MMR vaccine for their child (odds ratio, 4.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-18.0). Most of them refused vaccines because they had heard of adverse effects associated with the vaccine or personally knew someone who suffered an adverse effect. Somali parents were significantly more likely to believe that autism is caused by vaccines (35% vs. 8% of non-Somali parents). Somalis were also more likely to be uncomfortable with administering multiple vaccines at one visit (odds ratio, 4.0; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-11.9) and more likely to believe that children receive too many vaccines.”

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Dr. Lyons-Weiler Invites Boston Herald to Retract Editorial as Hate Speech

ECA JamesNote: Thank you to Dr. James Lyons-Weiler for calling out the Boston Herald's despicable editorial calling for violence against those who elect for medical freedom and vaccine choice.  Find his books on Amazon here.

Rachell Cohen,

You don’t know me. You should. In fact, every newspaper should know about me from my book. By all rights (I’m told) it should be a New York Times best-seller. But your Pharma masters won’t let you publish anything negative about vaccines.  They OWN you, the same way they OWN both sides of the aisle in Congress.

Now that we’re on such good terms, let me tell you what I think of your Editorial. It’s hate speech. It, like all bigotry, is based on pure arrogance mixed with ignorance.  And I invite your boss to retract your Editorial. And I invite you to do your homework.  Get to know some of these crazed, insane, hapless parents.   I did.

Well after I vaccinated both of my sons.

Neither of whom have vaccine-induced encephalopathy-mediated autism.

Do you know why I stand with the parents who call for warnings against the current vaccine schedule, and by those who call for spreading them out, and for those who call for safer vaccines without neurotoxins like mercury, and aluminum?

Because I’ve read the REST of the science.  Not the garbage studies that CDC put up as “definitive”.  I read over 2,000 studies on autism.  Including all  the studies ignored by the CDC that found positive association between vaccines and autism. And you know what?

The parents are right.

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Sweden Votes Down Mandatory Vaccination

Swedish celebrationNOTE: Well say Adjo! to Sweden. Surely they are about to descend into a hellish pit of death and disease.... Skoal!

Sweden's Parliament just rejected 7 motions that would have promoted forced vaccinations. The Swedish Parliament decided forced vaccination policies are contrary to their citizens' constitutional rights. May every other country in the world follow their lead. Here is a rough translation of the article. Our Swedish speaking readers can find the original here:

Riksdagen röstade Nej till alla vaccinmotioner

Today, the Riksdag decided on the Social Committee's report 2016/17: SoU7, which contained a number of measures for public health. What prompted a large proportion of the population to monitor this particular case was that it contained several motions that would pave the way for both more vaccinations and forced vaccination. This was something that involved many, not just those who have opted for vaccine but also people who are vaccinated but who absolutely do not want to see any compulsion.

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Free E Book From Autism Action Network and Skyhorse Publishing!

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Vaccine Injuries: Actual Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines by Tony Lyons and Louis Conte

Pediatricians, politicians and the media tell you that vaccines are safe and effective. However, they rarely tell you about the side effects and very real damage vaccines can cause.

In Vaccine Injuries: Actual Documented Adverse Reactions to Vaccines, Tony Lyons and Louis Conte take the reader through vaccine injury cases where the United States government has compensated the victims, often children.

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Why is HHS Celebrating What is Often a Severely Debilitating Diagnosis?

Blue vomitWhere's the HHS post celebrating Americans with cancer, like Steve Jobs.  Yeah, he died and all, probably had a lot of pain and suffering too, but surely his battle with cancer was the impetus for his iSuccess!   If we think for one moment that the old US Government, and perhaps this new one too, have any desire or drive to solve the rate of autism, we're  morons. Every one of us.   Celebrate people with autism like my girls? Of course.  Celebrate their disability? Never.   HHS says they want to remove obstacles - let them start with repealing the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986. You can hold your breath until you are blue in the face.  The tone is so condescending it's laughable.  KIM

Good riddance to April.

From The Health and Human Services of the US of America:

By Anne Dachel

This article, published by Health and Human Services and written by the new HHS Secretary, Dr. Tom Price, is about the "joys" of autism, and what got my immediate attention was the fact that he DIDN'T KNOW THE TRUE INCREASE IN AUTISM.

Price: "In recent years, as the number of children diagnosed with autism has steadily increased – more than doubling from about 1 in 150 children in 2000 to 1 in 68 in 2012."

This is a list of the official increases in the autism rate. One in 150 didn't come along until 2007. It's a lot more than "doubling" from one in 500, the actual rate in 2000. Furthermore, the one in 68 was announced in 2014, not 2012.

1995 1:500

2001 1:250

2004 1:166

2007 1:150

2009 1:110

2012 1:88

2014 1:68

How could the new HHS secretary be so off on the numbers about such a widespread condition? The truth is, when it comes to autism, NO ONE REALLY CARES. It's all pretend.

Notice the references to children, kids, and young adults with autism, all the while pretending that we're talking about "Americans with autism." So why isn't Price addressing the needs of 40, 50 and 60 year old autistic people in group homes or adult day care? How about the two percent of the elderly that are supposed to also have autism?

What are "the barriers between children with autism and their doctors"? Huh? I thought DOCTORS were responsible for all the autism everywhere with all their "better diagnosing."  Are they still confused about autism? Tom Price seems to be.

Price's goal for those with autism is "to enhance heir quality of life and maximize their health and social outcomes."

Notice there's no mention of finding the cause or preventing autism. According to Price, autism is part of life and we just need to accept it. Nothing is wrong if it's your child. It's just the way things are.

Regressive autism? Normal kids losing skills, getting sick, getting diagnosed with autism. Mums the words. We don't want to discuss it. Price says nothing about it.

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Shatner Discovers Orac and "The Trouble With Troll-bles"

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That might be the bestest, goofiest headline I have EVER written and the most enjoyable. First, I love William Shatner, and not just from his Star Trek and TJ Hooker days.  He's been on Howard Stern many times and he and George Takei have a sort of rivalry/on-going argument going on between them and well - HE'S WILLIAM SHATNER!  So imagine my great joy when our Nancy Hokkanen sent me this link to VAXTER   Just look how fast anyone with critical thinking skills can dissect a pharma/vax troll like a man who actually named himself after a sci-fi character (set your irony phasers to stun, kids!) The one. The only. Only the lonely rhymes almost with baloney.... Dr. David Gorrrrrsssskkkki "Orac!" Not to be confused with Carnac -- HEY OH! Vaxxter - GREAT job. Kim

From VAXXTER:

William Shatner’s most famous Star Trek character often found himself in surrounded science-fiction beings and landscapes, but last week, Shatner was calling out a “science” shill in Dr. David H. Gorski. Dr. Gorski is a famous breast cancer surgeon who shills for pharma, with particular emphasis on the vaccine industry. His blog, “Respectful Insolence,” commonly calls out the antivaccine movement in distasteful ways. William-Shatner-vaccines

Recent topics on the blog include laughing at the recent science showing that dogs could be autistic and suffer vaccine injuries and “what makes a physician an anti-vaxxer?” The blog has two parts for the latter.

However, Shatner decided to take to Twitter and put on display another blog, TruthWiki.org, which exposes Dr. Gorski as a fraud and a shill for pharma.  Read more Shatner Shames the Sham at VAXXTER.   There are more photos too.


Colorado SB17-250 Would Have Clarified Vaccine Exemption Policy

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Thank you to Pam Long for her article in the Colorado Statesman about vaccine exemption legislation.

Long: SB17-250 would have clarified vaccine exemption policy for Colorado schools, parents

The vaccine wars opened up again in Colorado April 13, 2017, with the hearing of Senate Bill 17-250 in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Since 2011, there has been an annual attempt to “strengthen” vaccine exemption policy in Colorado, an expression for making it more difficult for parents to exercise their lawful rights to exempt their child from any or all vaccines recommended for school registration.[1]

But this year, with SB17-250, there was a change in direction on this issue. This bill aimed to clarify an existing statute (C.R.S. 25-4-903) that has been in place since 1978. The law states that all that is required for a parent to exercise a lawful vaccine exemption for their child to attend school is to submit a statement of exemption to the school. In 2016, CDPHE attempted to “strengthen” vaccine exemption policy by creating an official state exemption form to be submitted online to the state tracking database known as the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). This form required an unprecedented amount of personally identifying information (PII), including the student’s address. Many lawmakers found this data collection too intrusive, and HB16-1164, a bill to transfer these additional immunization exemption duties to CDPHE, died in the House. Nonetheless, CDPHE implemented the form in June 2016 without legislative authority, claiming that administrative powers gave them the authority to make substantive changes to longstanding statute, such as changing a written document to an online form for inclusion in a state database, and changing the collection agency from the local school to a state agency.

Lawyers from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice (CCVC) protested the lack of rule making process necessary to implement the form. The form requires an exempting parent to agree with a statement saying they are putting their child at risk for vaccine preventable diseases. They argue that this “compelled speech” is not balanced with any citations of the risks of contraindications and adverse reactions from vaccines. Parents argue that CDPHE is interfering with the doctor-patient relationship that is best suited to make vaccine decisions for each child’s unique health history, and the form language equates to confession of child abuse. Parents emphasize that schools operate under local control, and CDPHE has no authority in statute to collect PII from students.

Lawmakers are caught in the tension of the need to protect parental rights to make decisions for their children, and also the requirement to protect the public health. Public health advocates claim that vaccine exemptions put the herd at risk for potential outbreaks. Colorado public health authorities use mathematical models to project hypothetical costs of potential outbreaks. And parents worry about the cumulative effect of the current 70-dose vaccine schedule[2], with 6,150 mcg of IQ-lowering aluminum adjuvants.[3] So what does real data show for outcomes for children on the current schedule? There are zero research studies at the U.S. National Library of Medicine database on the cumulative effects of 70 vaccine doses and cognitive abilities.

The tables below compare 15 schools in Colorado who have the highest vaccine exemption rates and 15 schools who have a zero exemption rate, and their corresponding reading proficiency scores. The data show that the schools with the highest vaccine exemption rates average an 85 percent reading proficiency and schools with zero vaccine exemptions average a 47 percent reading proficiency. 

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Pam Long is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a former Army Medical Service Corps Officer where she worked in emergency medical treatment in peacekeeping task forces and commanded a medevac headquarters company. She holds a board certification in behavioral psychology. She currently consults with health advocacy groups at the local and state level.


Joshua Coleman Photo Bombs March for Science And Richard Pan

Curses foiled again
California Senator and SB277 vaccine exemption removal law author Richard Pan shows up to the March For Science in Washington D.C. on Earth Day for a photo op. Joshua Coleman shows up as well. Camera by Joshua Coleman with editing by Oliva Mikos.  Joshua also taped Dr. Pan running from Del Bigtree.  Josh's son Otto was severely disabled by his infant vaccinations.


CDC Kaiser Permanente Measles Experiment: An Anniversary to Remember But Not Worth Celebrating

Pearl HarborBy Wayne Rohde

Can I ask you the following three questions?

  1. Who are the targeted participants for US clinical trials of vaccines?

  2. Why does our government test vaccines that are 10 to 500 times the potency of licensed vaccines on US citizens?

  3. Why does our government conduct clandestine trials on unsuspecting participants regarding vaccine trials?

This spring will mark the 27th anniversary of one of the cruelest and most deceptive acts the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has ever conducted. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Health System and Los Angeles County Public Health Service, an experimental measles vaccine was given to approximately 1,500 inner city minority children in Los Angeles County. Most of these children were six months of age. The planning for this inoculation program started in 1989 with the vaccination campaign commencing June 1990. This program came to a halt in October 1991. 

The Experiment

The measles vaccine, Edmonston-Zagreb (E-Z) high-titers, was administered mainly to African-American children in an attempt to curb the measles outbreak in LA County. The parents were not told that the measles vaccine was experimental, and it was not approved for use in the US. 

These children from LA County were the guinea pigs, the living test tubes of the research world. Yet the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) were telling the parents the vaccine was being used in other countries. What was not explained was the fact of the vaccine used in Los Angeles was not the lower titers used in other countries but rather a super charged high-titers E-Z vaccine. And it was experimental.[i] 

The E-Z measles vaccine was first used by UNICEF and other health organizations beginning in the late 1980’s, despite warnings of mortality increases in developing countries.[ii]

Non Discloser

The consent forms given to the parents to sign did NOT disclose that the vaccine was experimental. The brochure that was included with the consent form stated “this vaccine has been shown to be effective in younger children”.[iii] The CDC director, Dr. David Satcher, stated in a LA Times interview, regarding not informing the parents of the experimental status, that “a mistake had been made. Things sometimes fall in the cracks.”[iv] And the parents will be unable to receive monetary compensation. More on this later.

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World Mercury Project Features Impassioned Plea by Robert Kennedy

WMPNote: The event was held in New York City on Tuesday night.

By James Grundvig

Last night I had the privilege of attending Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s World Mercury Project fundraiser. If ever there was a champion to fight the “orthodoxy” that mercury is safe for tots, fetuses, newborns, and children, Bobby Kennedy Jr. is it.

His impassioned speech discussed how he got involved in the vaccine-autism divide more than a decade years ago, sitting in the backseat of a car with Lyn Redwood and the “Moms,” and he reminded all of those who attended the event last night the Moms had “bigger balls” than all the dark forces on the other side.

He covered some amazing territory and compared the censorship of the vaccine debate to the “sex crimes” of the Catholic priests; that the outing and breaking of that orthodoxy didn’t happen overnight; and that all of those in attendance and all of us on the right side of this societal fissure must plough on, continue to fight, arm our children that, just in case, we don’t win that the next generation does shatter the lie that has been planted and perpetuated by the “fascists” and propped up by the mainstream media that it, too, will one day collapse just as a sandcastle erodes and washes out over time.  Read more here.


A Message To Cosmo's Jinny Suh Who Shames Parents of Vaccine Injured Children

MatchOops, we had her last name incorrect. We fixed it. Her name is Suh, (like duh) not SHUH, although the similarity to shshshshsh is amusing. KIM

NOTE: Big thanks to Trudy for this post. Hey Cosmo, stick to promoting multiple orgasms, not multiple vaccines. You're way out of your league - as Trudy shows below. Kim

By Trudy Snyder

In response to your article in Cosmo Vaccinations: Anti Vaxxers are Selfish on April 11, 2017, Jinny Suh, according to dictionary.com, the definition for selfish is devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.  So, Jinny, I'm going to ask you a favor.  Can you please set your children on fire so mine can stay warm?  I'm going to need you to do that because it's the right thing to do.  It's what the other children in society need from your children.  It's what everyone expects of you, and you better do it or you risk being SELFISH.  I'm going to need you to put your singular parental instincts aside and do it for the betterment of the community.  Your child's heat will save others from freezing to death, so I'm going to ask you sacrifice your child so that others may live. 

What's that old saying?  Kill one and save a thousand?  But it matters not to you as long as that one is not yours?  Is this how it works in your world?  Because I can tell you that it was never my intention to sacrifice my child for your or anyone else's self-absorbed entitlement.  That somehow, my child, who is clinically diagnosed as VACCINE INJURED was put on this earth so that he could "take the fall" for you and your children so that you could feel safe in your imaginary immunity bubble or to be your fail-safe.  So, what am I supposed to do?  Keep his VACCINE INJURY a secret and say it was something else that caused his 14 different medical diagnoses or his developmental delays after everyone around us saw that he was born happy, healthy and meeting milestones? 

You see, when others hear about what happened to my son after "routine well-baby" visits, it makes them pause and think about the dreams and wants they have for their own children.  I'm pretty damn sure that none of them are thinking, "Well, Jinny Suh thinks I'm being selfish because I'm not setting my child on fire for her and her family so I'm going to go ahead and buy some matches."  What's selfish Jinny, is you. 

If you feel vaccinating your children is the right thing to do, then do it.  I won't tell you not to but know that your CHOICE could endanger the life of MY child.  Vaccinate your own children until they are green in the gills for all I care, but you don't get to lay a guilt trip on others for making choices that are right for their family and not yours.  You also don't get to play the moral police when you're not the one that cares for the child that is injured by the vaccine you EXPECTED someone else to do for you.  You don't get to tell another parent they are being selfish because you feel slighted or that their decision isn't for your benefit but for THEIR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. 

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Fewer Than a Third of Autistic Teens Can Drive

From Science World Report.   Striking statistic for some, not so surprising for Age of Autism readers. Only as few as... means fewer than 33% of teens with autism have a drivers license. A license means independence. It's a hug step toward leaving the nest. It's an assurance you can find a job in a wide radius from home (assuming you have access to a car.) A license in America is a GIVEN. Not for autism.   So, Sesame Street...




In the United States, teens 16 years old and over could drive a car. However, teens with autism could not hit the open road as much. A new research revealed that only about one-third of autistic children can get their own driver's license.

Allison Curry, a senior scientist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said that despite the pros of driving for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about the rates of actually obtaining the said license. In her study, however, she found that although a substantial number of children with ASD do get a license, only as few as 1 in 3 of teens with ASD but no intellectual disability do so.

WebMD noted that teens on the autism spectrum do not always pursue a driver's license. Nonetheless, this increased mobility and independence can also contribute to their long-term opportunities, including post-high school education, employment or even social involvement. Still, while not all of them get their licenses, most do by the age of 21. There is a 90 percent of those who apply do get their license to drive. Although it seems late, they are only delayed by about nine months, which is not too bad.

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My Annual Co-Hosting Blast with Jenny McCarthy on Sirius Satellite Radio!

Jenny Kim tongueBy Kim Stagliano

April brings showers, Mayflowers, May flowers and a chance for me to get OUT of the house and into the Sirius XM satellite radio studio in Manhattan to co-host the Jenny McCarthy show. I'll be on this Tuesday, April 11. Channel 109, Sirius Starz, from 10 - noon.

Each year, Jenny kindly invites me to put on my highest heels (yes, I know it's radio) and talk about the latest in autism news and to kibitz with her fabulous guests. I love going into the studio in Midtown. I've met Lynda Carter, Lorraine Bracco, Salt N Pepa and had a chance to speak with some of my Howard Stern show favs. (Gaaaaary?) Just sitting in the lobby is an experience as celebs of all sorts pass by. 

You can get a trial subscription FREE here! Here's last year's post after I appeared.


DSFHeaderLast Tuesday I had a blast co-hosting Dirty, Sexy, Funny, Jenny McCarthy's radio show on Sirius STARS channel 109.  

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Here are the  intro (16:58) and closing (2:00)  segment which includes a conversation we had about VaXxed, autism, vaccines and the reality of having a child(ren) on the spectrum.  

Thanks so much to Jenny for the invitation and opportunity to put on high heels!   Please share with friends and family.  The information is easy to digest and helps the "layperson" understand why VaXxed is so important.  My goal was to tell an audience waiting to hear about a Kardashian tell all book about the vaccine MMR Dr. William Thompson VaXxed Dr. Wakefield censorship topic in as few words as possible.   Capisci? The segment is 15 minutes and includes Jenny's fabulously funny show intro, banter and more.  

Remember the name of the show is Dirty, Sexy, Funny, so don't go getting your panties in a bunch in the comments - OK???  

 Here you go:


And the quick closing:


Autism, PTSD and Community Support

Woman-can-i-helpNOTE: We accept submissions year round at Age of Autism. In April, we especially welcome new voices to share their autism stories.  Send me your submission to KimStagliano@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in the subject for review.  Write from your heart and gut and readers will respond.  Thanks.

By Candice Edwards

I remember vividly a conversation I had with my friend exactly this time last year. This isn't verbatim, but its pretty darn close.

Me: I don’t know what to do. I just feel like things are falling apart, I feel like I am failing at everything *crying*

Friend: Aww hun, whats wrong?

Me: I just feel like I don’t exist, he won’t look at me, literally its like I’m invisible. He doesn’t want to be touched, anything I try to do with him he shuts me out, literally turns away from me. Sometimes he gets very violent with me and I don’t know how to handle it. I am feeling so lost because that connection we are meant to have isn't there, it was there, but its gone.

Friend: Wow…I’m lost of words, how long has this been going on?

Me: When I think about it, its been gradual since Ollie was born but 4 months was when things really changed, but its getting worse. I just feel like something else is going on, I can feel it in my gut.
Friend: He doesn’t show you any affection? He doesn’t look at you at all? and this has been going on for months?

Me: Yes

Friend: Why didn’t you tell me sooner?

Me: Because I thought I was crazy, that this was just normal and things would get better
Friend: You need to listen to me. We all need to feel loved, acknowledged and important.You can’t stay in a relationship like that hun, you might want to think about leaving him especially before Oliver gets older. No one deserves to be treated like that, whats the point if he acts like you don’t exist? After a while it becomes abuse, you don’t serve that! Do you think its another woman?

Me: I’m not talking about Jay, I’m talking about my son!

My friends face dropped.

This conversation made me think long and hard. This relationship is completely different than all others. This life I grew inside of me was not something I could or would ever walk away from, and for that reason it was that much more intense. When marriages get tough, they can end. You don’t like your job? You can change it…but you have a child that won’t connect with you and your fighting to connect with them….what do you do? You look for help.

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Estate Planning and Autism

Piggy bankNOTE: We're often approached by sites to link to their content. And usually we say, "No thanks," as the content isn't in keeping with our mission and we're not here to make other people money. However, this request looked like it might be valuable to our readers, so we're sharing, despite its commercial provenance.   Ageing and finances are a topic of angst for most everyone - but with a kiddo on the spectrum? Oy. We're often far poorer than we would have been had we not had to pay the autism penalty, and many of us are just plain broke.  But there are families with money (God bless you) and managing it for our kids is important.

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As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after they’re gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves.

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The Greatest Health Debate of the 21st Century? Truth About Vaccines Series Starts 4/12

Ttav-banner-ad-160X600-prelaunch-1NOTE:  Age of Autism is pleased to share with our readers the pre-launch of "The Truth About Vaccines," a video seminar series that begins on April 12.   TTAV features in depth interviews with some of the most trusted medical health experts in America many of whom are close"FOO" you might say "(Friends of Ours) many of whom are MDs, some of whom are nationally known health advocates. This is breath of fresh air as we enter the April silly season of hulla-blue. 

From Ty Bollinger of TTAV:

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The greatest health debate of the 21st century?

You need to see this…

Vaccines for kids (The conversation we MUST have…)

Sick kids / Healthy kids - You Decide

We’re about to witness the greatest health debate of the 21st century, and you’re definitely going to want to have a front row seat for this.

It’s a topic that lights a fire under smart people on both sides of the issue.

Some say they’re mandatory, and some say they’re dangerous.

Tensions are rising from both camps, and our children are the ones caught in the middle.

The topic?

Vaccines.

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of whether you think vaccines are helpful or harmful… the reality is that it’s become one of THE hot-button issues of our time.

People are truly passionate about their positions, and that… my friends is a HUGE part of the problem.

When emotion interferes with facts, the truth gets lost in the shuffle.

But there’s a new face leading the fight into the fray to try and separate fact from fiction and find the middle ground, where we can have an honest conversation about this…

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Join The Revolution For Truth This Friday in Washington DC

Rev Truth DC
Thank you to Autism Action Network for this alert:

From our friends at Revolution for Truth:

OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK IN AMERICA

On Friday, March 31, 2017, concerned individuals from across America will join with health care professionals in Washington D.C. to defend parental rights and civil liberties, including freedom of thought, speech and conscience. We are uniting to call out the corporatized mainstream media for manufacturing “fake news” that distorts the truth about environmental toxins, unsafe food and vaccine risks, which endangers our right to know and freedom to choose how we protect our health.

We are Taking a Stand for Truth and Freedom in Washington D.C.

To protest the corporatized mainstream media’s biased coverage and demonization of anyone who advocates for safer vaccines or defends the legal right to make informed, voluntary vaccine choices.

To protest the exploitation of the people by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries that have poisoned our environment and compromised our health for profit.

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ACTION ALERT: Demand Healthcare Reform that Includes Medical & Therapeutic Autism Treatments

Include autismFrom our friends at Autism Action Network.     CLICK HERE to take action!

Right now Washington is battling over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Some sort of change is inevitable and we think that families affected by autism need to try and influence the outcome. The House may vote later today on a healthcare reform bill but the debate will continue in the Senate. We believe that following are the minimum goals that any national healthcare law must achieve to be acceptable to the autism community. The House

Please click on the Take Action link to send a message to your member of the House and US Senators asking for these policy goals. And of course you can always modify the message to reflect your desires and experience.

  • Pre-existing conditions must be covered, which is part of current law,
  • People with autism and development disabilities must be covered either through affordable private insurance or Medicaid,
  • Allow children to remain on parents' policies until 26, which is part of current law,

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I'd Rather Have A Child With Autism Than A Dead One: The Latest Science

Autism is not a giftObjectives. To examine epidemiological patterns of injury fatalities in individuals with a diagnosis of autism.

Methods. We identified individuals with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014 by screening causes of death in the multiple cause-of-death data files in the National Vital Statistics System based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, code F84.0. We used the general US population as the reference to calculate proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).

Results. During the study period, 1367 deaths (1043 males and 324 females) in individuals with autism were recorded in the United States. The mean age at death for individuals with autism was 36.2 years (SD = 20.9 years), compared with 72.0 years (SD = 19.2 years) for the general population. Of the deaths in individuals with autism, 381 (27.9%) were attributed to injury (PMR = 2.93; 95% CI = 2.64, 3.24), with suffocation (n = 90; PMR = 31.93; 95% CI = 25.69, 39.24) being the leading cause of injury mortality, followed by asphyxiation (n = 78; PMR = 13.50; 95% CI = 10.68, 16.85) and drowning (n = 74; PMR = 39.89; 95% CI = 31.34, 50.06).

Conclusions. Individuals with autism appear to be at substantially heightened risk for death from injury. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print March 21, 2017: e1–e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696)

Read More: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303696

By Ashlyn Washington

Tuesday, the American Journal of Public Health published a study showing children with autism are 40 times more likely to die from injury than their typically developing peers. The average life expectancy for those with autism is just 36 years, a shocking contrast to the typical life expectancy of 72 years for the general public [1].

These grim statistics are no surprise for millions of parents who struggle to keep their children with autism safe each day. Those not personally impacted by autism tend to entirely ignore the fact that autism is associated with risks. Parents of children with autism, especially those who stop vaccinating following regression, are often barraged with comments that dismiss the dangers their children face.

-I’d rather have a child with autism than a dead one!

-I’d rather my child have autism than the measles!

-You don’t have the right to put my child at risk by refusing to vaccinate yours!

These statements are usually paired with a haughty mention that unlike the autism parent, the commenter is actually pro-science. If we actually look at the science, we see that Tylenol has killed 500 times more people in the United States over the past decade than measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and wild polio combined [2, 3]. We average one measles death per decade in the United States despite poor vaccination compliance among American adults. Greater than 100 million Americans aren’t up to date on their tetanus vaccine, yet only one in three million of them will be infected with tetanus this year [4]. Fewer than two of the 100 million Americans not up to date on their diphtheria vaccine can expect to be infected in an average year. [5] Meanwhile, 3.5 million Americans are living with autism. Assuming their trajectory is similar to those in the American Journal of Public Health study, nearly one million of them will die prematurely due to injury.

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Robert Kennedy Jr on The Jenny McCarthy Show

WMPNOTE: Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons is hosting a fundraiser for Robert Kennedy's organization, World Mercury Project on April 18th in New York City. The original date was snowed out in our wacky blizzard last week here in the Northeast.  All proceeds to go staffing (great people we know and trust) and the work to get mercury OUT of Americans' lives.  Tickets are a bit dear by most of our standards, we realize, at $250.  Just like AofA - small donations add up quickly and mean as much, if you care to donate.

Jenny and her husband Donnie Wahlberg are planning to attend (schedules permitting) and Mr. De Niro may also attend. We have some powerful people working on behalf of our kids. Let's thank them in any way possible - even with a kind comment. Below is an interview -  let's face it, neither Robert nor Jenny need the incredible grief that comes with this fight - but they never quit on us, do they?  Hope to see you at the event - for information email Kirsten Kim at Kkim@skyhorsepublishing.com. The event is April 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm at Tony's home on the Upper West Side. 

And you'll find me co-hosting with Jenny next month.

KIM