From Anne Dachel, Media Editor: I came across an excellent piece from the Guardian Weekly in UK. It was a commentary by Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks. She expertly summarized the autism crisis. She put it in personal terms too, with her grandson Christian's story. Suzanne described their struggle trying to understand what had happen to their grandson and how the medical community, especially the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fails to address what is clearly a medical disaster. She asked the question I keep asking over and over -- where are all the adults with autism? Finally, she cautiously noted that the link between vaccines and autism is an open question. These are the things that need to be talked about.
Click HERE to link to The Guardian. Here's the article:
Suzanne Wright with her grandson Christian.
We were so shocked when our grandson developed autism. Christian was our first little boy and he had been growing up beautifully. He was meeting all his milestones – he had a large vocabulary and was almost potty-trained. Then, when my daughter and her husband had another baby and moved from the city to the country, Christian began to lose his speech. He started having tantrums.
We went to several doctors and they said that we should remain calm and not worry.