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Dachel Media Update: Autism No Crisis, No Cause, No Chance It's Vaccines.

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 16, 2014, CBS Sacramento: UC Davis Finds Link Between Autism, Mental-Health Drugs During Pregnancy

April 16, 2014, CBS 6, Albany, NY: Doctors Say There is No Evidence Proving Vaccines Link to Autism

April 16, 2014, Sacramento Bee: Number of Sacramento County autistic students doubles over six years

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Dachel Media Update: Arthur Fleischmann Discusses The Future As Father of Daughter with Autism

Arthur FleischmannThank you to Anne Dachel for commenting on this story from US News: One Dad's Story: How Arthur Fleischmann Copes With His Daughter's Autism.

What's the hardest part about being Carly's dad?

What keeps me up at night is not knowing what the future holds. And maybe that's true for all our kids, but in most cases, you see a clearer trajectory for your child. In many ways, Carly is forging new paths for people with her condition. There are no real role models she can follow, or systems or processes or careers or financial plans laid out for somebody like her. If she was more disabled, it would be horrible, but there would be a course of life for her that would involve some sort of group home or something. If she were more able, she could live independently and make a living and support herself. But because she's this unique combination of bright, creative, driven, but severely challenged, I don't know what one month to the next will bring. . . .

What progress and change would you like to see?

What I find frustrating is that there are no comprehensive federal programs that support these individuals from childhood to adulthood. There's a spotty, patchwork series of support, but you need a lifetime plan and a lot of individualized planning.

With epidemics such as cancer and diabetes, there are fairly comprehensive programs and guidelines and support. This is battle by battle. At the same time you're trying to raise these kids - who are so exhausting and tiring - and you're so beaten down, you're also trying to battle with the government and local agencies to get the support you need. You're victim and advocate and front-line staff. You're caught in this quicksand, and it's brutal. If it were a one in a million instance, you could say, "OK, it's brutal, but fortunately it's just one in a million kids." But now the statistics suggest it's higher than some illnesses that get much more attention

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Arthur Fleischmann is worried about the future for his daughter. I've never met an autism parent who isn't. The simple reason for this is that no one can show us a comparable rate of autism in the adult population currently.

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Dachel Media Review: New Strategies

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 15, 2014, CBS News: Some companies see opportunity in autism

April 15, 2014, ABC News: Mom Whose Child Died of Chicken Pox Advocates for Vaccines

April 14, 2014, USA Today: Leave parents free to choose vaccines

April 14, 2014, Florida Today: Leave parents free to choose vaccines

April 14, 2014, Boston Herald: Proposal calls for new strategies on autism

April 14, 2014, NPR Boston: Autism: Awareness Helps, But What We Really Need Is Knowledge

April 14, 2014, CBS News: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study

April 14, 2014, Indianapolis Star: No medical research proves vaccine, autism link

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Dachel Media Review: Jenny McCarthy Logically Explains Stance

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 12, 2014, Chicago Sun Time: Jenny McCarthy: The gray area on vaccines

April 12, 2014, TooFab.com: Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out About Getting Slammed for Anti-Vaccine Crusade

April 12, 2014, TIME: That Moment When You Must Have a Word With Jenny McCarthy

April 11, 2014, Disability Scoop: Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated

April 11, 2014, Costa Mesa (CA) Pilot: Parents, vaccinate your kids

April 11, 2014, Salem (OR) News: A Voice of Sanity About Childhood Vaccines from a Respected Nephrologist

April 11, 2014, The Atlantic: 1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why?

April 10, 2014, Washington Post: We need a better explanation for the surge in autism

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Dachel Media Review: Adult Housing

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Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 9, 2014, KPLC 7, Lake Charles LA: Homes for adults with autism giving families peace of mind -

April 8, 2014, USA Today: Social media bring politics to the corner office

April 8, 2014, Washington Times: EDITORIAL: An outbreak of common sense on vaccines

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Dachel Media Review: Smear Campaign Means Fewer $ to Prevent Wandering Death

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 7, 2014, My Fox DC: Chili's cancels fundraiser for anti-vaccine charity

April 7, 2014, Fox News: Father's obesity tied to child's risk for autism

April 7, 2014, Fox News: Chili's cancels fundraiser for anti-vaccine charity

April 7, 2014, USA Today: Chili's cancels autism fundraiser over vaccine issue

April 7, 2014, ABC News: Chili's Nixes Autism Event After Backlash

 

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Dachel Media Review: Autism As a Pharma Football

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

 The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

It’s really hard to understand the uproar over Chili’s plan to donate 10 percent of its proceeds on April 7 to the National Autism Association’s efforts to prevent wandering.  Too often we see the tragic stories of autistic children wandering away and dying, especially by drowning. This is an especially critical work since the leading cause of death among those with autism is drowning.  

In fact, in all the heated mainstream coverage of this, no one talked about NAA’s role in protecting the lives of these children.  All that mattered was putting the “anti-vaccine” label on an autism organization. 

Emily Willingham at Forbes wrote, “Chili’s had made a particularly poor choice” in deciding to give money to NAA.  

Willingham quoted from the NAA website:

‘While mainstream science discounts vaccinations as a cause, members of the National Autism Association feel vaccinations have triggered autism in a subset of children, and that an overly aggressive vaccination schedule coupled with toxic adjuvants in vaccines could affect individuals who have a family history of autoimmune disorders specifically. As with any medication, adverse events do happen, and vaccinations are no exception. Research to investigate, and reduce, adverse events in immunized individuals is currently nonexistent.’

Acknowledging that there are parents who believe that vaccines triggered autism in their children hardly makes the NAA an anti-vaccine group, but according to Willingham, it doesn’t matter.  

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Dachel Media Review: Time Magazine Over The Top Vicious

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

April 6, 2014, TIME magazine calls NAA murderers.

The TIME headline went from ....Chili's Burns Anti-Vaxxers: That's What Happens When You Kill and Maim Kids

to...Chili’s Burns Anti-Vaxxers—and Probably Saves Some Kids’ Lives.

As disgusted as I was with this coverage, I did post good comments challenging everything TIME's science editor Jeffrey Kluger said. 

April 6, 2014, Neptune, NJ, Asbury Park Press: Featured letter: Vaccines are to blame for my son's autism

April 6, 2014, WTHI TV Terre Haute, IN: Is autism on the rise?

April 6, 2014, WMAZ Atlanta, GA: Anti-vaccine push gives diseases new life

April 5, 2014, WI Rapids Tribune:  Experts: Increase in autism rate driven by public awareness

April 4, 2014, AMERICAblog: New evidence that autism is inherited, rather than induced by vaccines

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Dachel Media Review: Informed Vaccine Decisions, "Do More" on Autism

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Aprli 3, 2014, Seattle PI:  Chili's Is Fundraising For A Notoriously Anti-Vaccine Charity

April 3, 2014, Denver Post: The right to make informed decisions on vaccination

April 3, 2014, PRWEB: Lighthouse Pictures Announces Autism Documentary "Trace Amounts" to Premiere at Newport Beach Film

April 3, 2014, Hartford (CT) Courant: Autism Day At The Capitol

April 3, 2014, Nacogdoches (TX) Daily Sentinel: Nonprofit to help families affected by autism

April 2, 2014, NBC Today Show: Expert: 'We have to do more' on autism

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Feeling Blue about Autism Speaks' Founders' Interview

Broken blue light bulbMar 31, 2014 Suzanne and Bob Wright were interviewed about April, Autism Awareness Month, as spokespeople for the internationally known advocacy group, Autism Speaks. 

Suzanne Wright: "We had a grandson . . . and he was doing fine, and then suddenly, at about 18 months, he started losing his speech and by two and a half, he was diagnosed with autism. It was shocking to me because at the time, Bob was chairman of NBC Universal and we thought we were pretty informed people, we had no idea what autism was. And then, at that time, they said well, it's one in 166. They said it much too casually for me because I didn't know anything that was one in 166, so we decided to do something, to take action. . . .

"And then they told us, good bye and good luck. They had no place to send us. And I thought, . . . what do the people do who don't have any resources? How do they take care of these children who are being diagnosed with autism? Now, every 11 minutes, a child is being diagnosed."

Bob Wright then described being at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore with some people from the CDC who had a chart depicting numerous diseases.

Bob Wright: "I said, wait a second, autism is the most prevalent of all of these diseases by a huge amount, when it was one in 166. The others were like one in 5,000, one in 10,000 . . . How could that be? There's no services. You don't have any medical care. There's no insurance. And he looked at me and said, 'This is really confounding. It's a very difficult condition. We really have to get a handle on it.' . . .

"I said, 'You have to get a handle on this? It's at the top of your list!.'"

The Wrights were asked, "What do you think about the way autism is portrayed in the media? Are we doing enough to educate people about what it is and where we're at, in terms of the numbers?"

Bob Wright: "Well no. If this was cancer, if pediatric cancer went from one in several thousand to one in 166, and now it's one in 68, for boys, it's one in 42--that's over two percent, . . . people would be screaming. . . . Because this is a neurological issue, and because medical associations don't really have a handle on it, they sort of get away from it. These families are left to struggle with a tremendous burden without medical help, without hospital help, without government help. It's all coming out of their own pockets for their children, then they're teenagers, then they're adults. It goes on and on and on."

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Dachel Media Review: Vaccine Industry Hijacks Autism Action Month

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Apr 1, 2014, Forbes: After Graduation, Support Is Scarce Yet Crucial For Young Adults With Autism

Mar 31, 2014, Philly.com: App review: CHOP's Vaccines on the Go: What you should know.

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Dachel Media Review: Journalism Jail for Reporting on Autism?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Mar 30, 2014, NYTimes: How to Think About the Risk of Autism

Mar 29, 2014, Forbes: Dr. Paul Offit: 'Journalism Jail' For Faulty Medical Reporting

Mar 29, 2014, Sacramento Bee: More California children unvaccinated due to parental concerns

Mar 29, 2014, KENS5, San Antonio, TX: Experts debate reason for rise in autism diagnoses

Mar 29, 2014, Newsday: Taking notice of the new autism statistic

Mar 29, 2014, PIX 11 (NY): Autism rate surges in New Jersey, new frightening data shows - But why?

Mar 29, 2014, NJ.com:  Bergen County to mark Autism Awareness Month

Mar 29, 2014, Chicago Sun-Times: Jay Cutler and wife: Get your kids vaccinated

Mar 28, 2014, CBS This Morning: Autism Rates Soar; CDC Says Disorder Now Affects One In Every 68 Children

Mar 28, 2014, NBC Today Show: CDC report: Autism numbers up 30 percent

Mar 28, 2014, Forbes: CDC: Autism Rates May (Or May Not) Be On The Rise

Mar 28, 2014, Atlanta Journal Constitution: (video) CDC: Autism rate increases 30 percent between 2008 and 2010

Mar 27, 2014, WHIZ News, Zanesville OH: Mother Speaks About the Risks of Vaccinations

Mar 27, 2014, Twin Cities Pioneer Press:  Autism prevalence among US children on the rise

Mar 27, 2014, CBS Pittsburgh: Autism Speaks Raising Awareness With "Light It Up Blue" Campaign

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No Alarm in Media as Autism Continues To Rise Radically Changing Families

Asleep at the WheelBy Anne Dachel

The new rate is out there.  One in 68 U.S. children has autism. 

Can anyone explain it?

Is anyone alarmed?

Has there been a real increase?  

Officials and experts were quick to reassure us that the numbers are never anything to worry about, no matter how bad they are. 

LA TIMES Still rising: 1 in 68 kids has an autism spectrum disorder, CDC says

As in the past, researchers could not say what was driving the increase. While the role of environmental factors remains an open question, rising awareness of the disorder, greater detection and improved access to services have all been shown to be significant factors in the explosive growth in diagnosis over the last two decades.

CNN

The report is not designed to say why more children are being diagnosed with autism, Boyle says. But she believes increased awareness in identifying and diagnosing children contributes to the higher numbers.

NBC News

The latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the survey, says the numbers almost certainly reflect more awareness and diagnosis of kids who would have been missed in years past. The new estimate for 2010 was a jump from one in 88 children in 2008, the last year for which numbers had been available.

"The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise," the agency's Dr. Coleen Boyle told reporters. . . .

Dr. Max Wiznitzer, a child neurologist at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, who was not involved in the study, said he believed the numbers, but thought they reflected a rise in diagnosis, not "the true prevalence of autism."

"I'm not convinced that the true numbers of autism are rising, rising, rising every time we survey them," Wiznitzer told NBC News in an interview.

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Dachel Media Review: Numbers High, Don't Know Why, Don't Cry

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Mar 28, 2014, CNN: Trump weighs in on vaccine-autism controversy

Mar 28, 2014, NY Times: Rate of Diagnosis for Autism Grows

Mar 27, 2014, Detroit ABC 7, STUDY: Autism likely caused by abnormal brain growth during pregnancy, not vaccines

Mar 27, 2014, TIME, Washington Post, NBC News et al. headline announce that autism starts before birth.

Mar 27, 2014, Forbes: Does Regressive Autism Exist?

Mar 26, 2014, Detroit Free Press: 'Falling' chronicles a day in the life of a family coping with autism

 

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Dachel Media Review: Star Power, Blue Lights, Acceptance

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Mar 25, 2014, Costa Mesa (CA) Daily Pilot: Star power sheds light on autism

Mar 25, 2014, Miami Herald: Documentary on autism premieres at UM

Mar 24, 2014, Boone (NC) High Country Press: Celebrate April: Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month with Two Screenings of Film ‘Neurotypical’

Mar 21, 2014, 9News, Denver, CO:  Immunization bill vote set for Friday

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Dachel Media Review: Medical Choice in Crosshairs

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

25, 2014, NY Times: Seeking Autism’s Biochemical Roots

Mar 24, 2014, Slate.com: Could a 3-Year-Old Just "Disappear"?/Why parents shouldn't worry so much about regressive autism

Mar 24, 2014, Collegian.com: Asperger's and vaccinations

Mar 23, 2014, Forbes: Worried About Measles? Don't Call Dr. Bob Sears

Mar 23, 2014 ,New York Times: Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions

Mar 17, 2014, UC Davis: Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder, an Emerging Global Public Health Priority next MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture

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Dachel Media Review: Vaccine Machine Rolls On

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. 

Mar 23, 2014, Philly.com: Many Americans believe widely discredited health conspiracy theories

Mar 23, 2014, PJMedia.com (Los Angeles): Colorado House to Consider Controversial Vaccination Law

Mar 23, 2014, AboutAutism.com: Six Things To Consider Before Giving to Autism-Related Charities

Mar 23, 2014, Portsmouth, NH SeacoastOnline:  What are those shots you're giving my baby?

Mar 23, 2014, West Hartford News: Upcoming 'Sparkling Celebration' to benefit Autism Families CONNECTicut

Mar 23, 2014, Carlisle (PA) Sentinel: Shippensburg University to support World Autism Day

Mar 21, 2014, Pittsburgh Tribune: Vaccine access crucial

Mar 21, 2014, WXIA Atlanta: Vulnerable children turned away as Ga. legislature adjourns

Mar 21, 2014, NY Daily News: San Francisco-area chemist says autistic daughter cured by MSG-free diet

Mar 20, 2014, Ventura County (CA) Star: CI to light the John Spoor Broome Library blue, host public events for World Autism Awareness Day

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To Journalists on the Eve of Autism Awareness Month

School flu shotBy Anne Dachel Blue sand timer

Dear Fellow Members of the Media: (That includes all of you at CBS, NBC, CNN, Forbes, New York Times, Chicago Trib, LA Times, et al.)

April is coming up and I wanted to say a few words about the month dedicated to autism awareness.  Many of us in the autism community are tired of stories about lighting the world up in blue and celebrating autism as if parents should be happy about a diagnosis.  We've endured years of feel-good coverage about awareness, fund-raising walks, and no explanation for the mystery of autism.  

Most of all, we want you to do your jobs. 

Do you know what reporters are really supposed to do? 

Five years ago I found this youtube by Bob Woodward.  (Remember Bob?  He and Carl Bernstein were the famous reporters at the Washington Post in the 1970s, who exposed Watergate and helped bring down a corrupt president.  They even made a movie about them.



Woodward said that a good journalist does three things when covering a story and I thought I'd pass them on to you with the hope that you would apply them to your reporting on autism.

First, you're supposed to CHECK SOURCES.

Woodward: "It means checking everything, talking to half a dozen or even a dozen people for a day story. If it's something longer, you want to totally surround and saturate the subject."

Second, you need DOCUMENTATION.

Woodward: "I have not really ever seen a story in a newspaper or on television or even on radio that couldn't be enhanced with some sort of documentation that would support or add more detail to what the story is about."

Third, you're supposed to CHECK INFORMATION FIRST HAND.

Woodward: "Get your ass out of your chair and get over there."

This is the kind of stuff we the public think reporters do when they cover a topic, so when you start giving us stories about Autism Awareness this April, we want you to do it like professional journalists.

Instead of stories with photos of happy kids on playground equipment or a 30 second video of a cute four year old interacting with a speech therapist on the news, show us the dark side of autism--the teenagers in diapers, the non-verbal children who spin and rock endlessly, and the really sick autistic kids with seizures and bowel disease.  People deserve to know just how badly autism can affect a child.

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Dachel Media Review: Media Encourages Bullying of Jenny McCarthy

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump.  The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand.

Mar 20, 2014, MSNBC: Anti-vaccination trutherism

Mar 20, 2014, Business Wire: Stanford Autism Center to Hold Annual Autism Symposium April 19

Mar 20, 2014, Toronto Sun: Is there a cure for stupidity?

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Dachel Media Review: Chemist Reverses Daughter's Autism

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Mar 20, 2014, Fox News: Chemist claims she reversed daughter's autism

Mar 20, 2014, Ars Technica: What's driving the rise of autism diagnoses vs. what drives autism

Mar 19, 2014, WSAV Savannah, GA: Last Shot for Georgia Autism Insurance Bill

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Dachel Media Review: Smearing and Bullying Vaccine Safety Advocates

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Mar 19, 2014, KSTP Minn/St. Paul: New Partnership to Help Minneapolis' Somali Community with Autism Treatment

Mar 18, 2014, Rockingham NC Your Daily Journal: The crazy anti-vaccination movement

Mar 17, 2014, Huffington: Nearly Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

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Dachel Media Review: April Awareness Brings Vaccine Injury Denialists

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Mar 18, 2014, ID State Journal: A.F. student raising awareness of autism: Ribbon tying ceremony set at park on April 1

Mar 17, 2014, Utica (NY) Observer Dispatch: Autism Awareness Program at Dunham Public Library

Mar 16, 2014, Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette: Autism fundraiser scheduled for April 2

Mar 17, 2014, Liberty Voice: Jenny McCarthy: Should She Blame Vaccines for Autism?

Mar 17, 2014, OregonLive.com: The foolish anti-vaccine cause: Rich Lowry

Mar 17, 2014, Wales ITV: Parents claim: "Special Educational Needs no better now than 30 years ago"

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Dachel Media Review: Awareness, Pollution and What?

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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Mar 17, 2014, SFARI: Rising awareness may explain spike in autism diagnoses

Mar 16, 2014, Forbes: Autism, Pollution, And Genital Malformations: The Missing Link

Mar 16, 2014, WND Commentary: Research confirms antidepressant-autism link

Mar 15, 2014, Central FL Future: Rising autism numbers cause for alarm, but some say it’s a drill

Mar 14, 2014, Fox 10 Phoenix: New study shows autism risk higher with older men

Mar 14, 2014, Fox News: Autism disorders greatly linked with environmental factors, study claims

Mar 14, 2014, Chicago Tribune: Kristin Cavallari Jay Cutler not vaccinating kids

Mar 13, 2014, The Daily Beast: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC

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The Weather Channel Makes Rain for Pharma

WeathervaneBy Anne Dachel

The Weather Channel is incredible. One week they report VACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM and one week they later they quote a top researcher who admits that for some kids, they could.

Mar 13, 2014, The Weather Channel: How Environmental Toxins Can Cause Autism

"Environmental factors such as toxins and pesticides can cause severe health problems, especially for pregnant women and fetuses. For male fetuses, the harmful effect of exposure to these toxins work like this: Toxins can cause genital malformations, which are then linked to autism and intellectual disability, according to a study from the University of Chicago published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. . . .

"'Autism appears to be strongly correlated with rate of congenital malformations of the genitals in males across the country,' said study author Andrey Rzhetsky, Ph.D., professor of genetic medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago, in a press release. 'This gives an indicator of environmental load and the effect is surprisingly strong.'"

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Dachel Media Review: Police Brutality, License Plates

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Mar 13, 2004, WBNS-10TV Columbus, OH: Licking County Mom Says Police Acted With Excessive Force Against Her Autistic Son

Mar 13, 2004, Philly.com: More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Mar 13, 2004, Forbes: What Public Speaking, Autism, And Vaccinations Have In Common

Mar 12, 2004, Contra Costa Times:  To raise a child with autism, it takes a village

Mar 12, 2014, Chattanoogan.com: Autism Awareness License Plate Campaign Pre-Sells 1,000 Plates

Mar 11, 2014, KETV Omaha: Researchers seek early detection for autism

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Dachel Media Review: Cure Funding, Lastest Research

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Mar 12, 2014, MedicalPress.com: Wishing to be another gender: Links to ADHD and autism spectrum disorders

Mar 11, 2014, Chicago Sun Times: Durbin calls for more biomedical research 'cures' funding

Mar 11, 2014, Holland (MI) Sentinel: Don't be alarmed by the numbers

Mar 11, 2014, Huffington: Here's The Latest Research On Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Harvard Review of Psychiatry Misses Most Everything About Autism

FrustratedBy Anne Dachel

Monday, March 10, 2014, the Harvard Review of Psychiatry presented their autism research update  in the article, What's new in autism spectrum disorder?

Harvard is letting us know that experts are looking into autism and trying to find answers.  (And I'm sure the name "Harvard" is meant to impress us. As the report said, it's "state-of-the-art.")

"What's new?" Such a pleasant question, as if we have all the time in the world to look into autism. They're saying there's been "exciting progress" in autism--especially regarding "possible genetic causes."

Of course, autism isn't referred to as a crisis here--it never is. Instead, it's 'one of the most challenging disorders to treat and the public health concerns,' according guest editors Drs Jean A. Frazier of University of Massachusetts Medical School and Christopher J. McDougle of Harvard Medical School.

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW:

"Leading experts provide state-of-the-art reviews on six topics: the genetics of ASD; the use of psychoactive drugs; symptoms of special clinical problems, including obesity, gastrointestinal problems, and sensory issues; and transitioning to college."

Blaming parents with bad genes for the development of autism is of utmost importance.

"Genetics. Over the last few years, there have been "unprecedented advances" in understanding the genetic causes of ASD. Hundreds of genes conferring varying degrees of ASD risk have been identified to date. Many of these genes also appear to be risk factors for related neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric problems. While many unanswered questions remain, it may soon be possible to make specific genetic diagnoses in children with ASD."

And where would the medical community be if they couldn't talk about prescription drugs for autism?

"Psychoactive medications. Despite limited evidence, psychotropic drugs are widely used to manage behavior problems and mental health disorders in children with ASD. For medication classes-including antidepressants and stimulants-effectiveness may differ for youth versus adults with ASD. New treatments affecting specific neurotransmitters and the hormone oxytocin are under development, and may help in targeting the 'core symptoms' of ASD.

Genes are not only linked to autism but also to why your autistic child is overweight."

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Dachel Media Review: Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS, Disney Therapy

Online newsBy Anne Dachel OurKids ad 2013

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Mar 10, New York Magazine: The Right’s Favorite Mainstream Benghazi Reporter Resigns From CBS|

Mar 10, ABC News: Parents Reach Son With Autism Through Disney Movies

Mar 10, 2014 Huffington: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Autism | Emmanuelle Assor

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Dachel Media Review: Caregiver Crisis, More Useless Studies

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Mar 10, 2014, Sioux Falls, SD Argus Leader: South Dakota panel OKs study of autism's effect on children

Mar 10, 2014, Nashua (NH) Telegraph: Anti-vaccine belief is sometimes made worse (yes, worse) by pro-vaccine information 

Mar 9, 2014, Guardianlv.com: Disney, Treatment for Children With Autism

Mar 9, 2014, Rockford (IL) Register Star: Caregiving in America: Heading toward a crisis

Mar 8, 2014, Pittsburgh TribLIVE: Experts: Anti-vaccine view a peril

Mar 8, 2014, Detroit HomeTownLife.com: 'Light it Up Blue:' Wood Creek Elementary takes the lead in drawing attention to autism

Mar 8, 2014, Philly.com: Missing autistic woman found dead in West Phila

Mar 8, 2014, Autism Daily Newscast: Vaccination poll a draw with Autism Daily Newscast readers

Mar 8, 2014, Buffalo (NY) News: A window of opportunity to halt autism?

Mar 7, 2014, Fox 13, Salt Lake City: Utah Autism Coalition official discusses proposed legislation

Mar 7, 2014, Philly.com: Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

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Dachel Media Review: Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS, Disney Therapy

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Mar 10, New York Magazine: The Right’s Favorite Mainstream Benghazi Reporter Resigns From CBS

Mar 10, ABC News: Parents Reach Son With Autism Through Disney Movies

Mar 10, 2014 Huffington: 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Autism

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Dachel Media Review: Girls Brains "More Resiliant," Law Enforcement Class

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Mar 4, 2014, UK Independent: Girls' brains are more 'resilient' than boys' to disorders such as autism and ADHD

Mar 4, 2014, TIME: Nothing, Not Even Hard Facts, Can Make Anti-Vaxxers Change Their Minds

Mar 3, 2014, WALB Albany, GA: Law enforcers to take special Autism course

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Dachel Media Review: Blue Days Ahead, Challening Parents Healthcare Rights

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Mar 3, 2014, Forbes: Antivax Parents Dig In Heels At Pro Vaccine Messaging

Mar 3, 2014, CBS News:: Pro-vaccination efforts, debunking autism myths may be scaring wary parents from shots

Mar 3. 2014, Al Jazeera America: Measles outbreaks spark fears of return of a disease

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Dachel Media Review: Blue Days Ahead, Challenging Parents Healthcare Rights

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Mar 2, 2014, Palm Beach Post: West Palm Beach walk for autism draws thousands

Mar 2, 2014, Las Vegas Review Journal: Parents of autistic children decry state's long wait list for services

Mar 2, 2014, CNBC: The big investment opportunity in autism?

Mar 1, 2014, The Week: The worrying rise of the anti-vaccination movement

Mar 1, 2014, Forbes: Who Was First With Shocking CDC Autism Data?

Feb 28, 2014, Wall Street Journal: THREE SEPARATE STORIES DENYING A LINK

Feb 28, 2014, Sacramento Bee: SC project looks for autism breakthroughs

Feb 28, 2014, PRNewsWire.com: Vaccine Industry Watchdog Responds to Forbes' Defense of Mercury-Laced Vaccinations

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Dachel Media Review: NBC's Weather Channel Attacks Vaccine Safety Advocates

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  Feb 28, 2014, The Weather Channel: The Dangerous History of Anti-Vaccine Conspiracies

Feb 27, 2014, Seattle Q13 Fox News: Mom of autistic student pulls him out of school after bus incident ‘freaked me out’

Feb 27, 2014, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Can you identify signs of autism in a one-year-old? (video)

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Dachel Media Review: Boys V. Girls, Old Dads, Diagnosis Drop

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Feb 27, 2014, USA Today: Researchers look at boy-girl differences in autism

Feb 26, 2014, Austin (TX) Statesman: Student with autism charged with assaulting Pflugerville schools administrator

Feb 26, 2014, TIME: More Bad News for Older Dads: Higher Risk of Kids With Mental Illness

Feb 26, 2014, Huffington: The Real 'Autism Epidemic'

Feb 26, 2014, Dallas Morning News: Older dads more likely to have kids with bipolar disorder, autism, ADD, study finds

Feb 26, 2014, Fox News: New autism guidelines may reduce diagnoses by nearly one-third

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Dachel Media Review: End Scream Rooms

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Feb 26, 2014, Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat: Taking a needless risk with health

Feb 25, 2014, Naperville (IL) Sun: Naperville ASPB Therapy Pathways offers daycare program

Feb 25, 2014, Fox 43, York, PA: Lawmakers push to end 'scream rooms' for punishing students

Feb 25, 2014, Forbes: Hyping Your Conspiracy Theory In 5 Easy Steps

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Dachel Media Review: Autism Lottery, Toxins & Repro Health

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Feb 25, 2014, Augusta (GA) Chronicle: Autism fight continues

Feb 25, 2014, ABC News: Royal Caribbean Is Latest Entrant into Autism-Friendly Travel

Feb 24, 2014, Kansas City Star: What's so funny? Plenty for parents of autistic kids

Feb 24, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune: Bill to grow Utah's autism lottery edging closer to passage

Feb 24, 2014, Los Angeles Times: The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view

Feb 24, 2014, Fox News: Environmental toxins can be destructive to women's reproductive health

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Dachel Media Review: No Funding Available

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Feb 24, 2014, Eagle Tribune North Andover, MA: Parents of autistic children launch dinner club

Feb 23, 2014, Cookeville (TN) Herald-Citizen: Fry appointed to state council on developmental disabilities

Feb 23, 2014, Brooklyn Reader: Vaccines- Panacea or Poison?

Feb 22, 2014, Seattle Times: "No funding available" - A family's struggle

Feb 22, 2014, Forbes: Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?

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Dachel Media Review: Training Police, Social Skills

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Feb 21, 2014, Liberty Voice: What is the True Cause of Autism?

Feb 20, 2014, SFARI: Social skills, contentment evade adults with autism

Feb 20, 2014, Everett (WA) Herald Net: Website spews Facebook health myths

Feb 20, 2014: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Training to help police respond to people with autism

Feb 20, 2014 : Echo-Pilot Greencastle PA: Police and Parents Share Autism Stories

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Dachel Media Review: Adapting to Autism in 2014

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Feb 20, 2014, Forbes: On Autism, Environmental Toxicants, And Bias

Feb 19, 2014, DigitalJournal.com: Vaccine Industry Watchdog Obtains CDC Documents That Show Statistically Significant Risks of Autism Associated with Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal

Feb 19, 2014, Houston Chronicle: State-by-state look at how many parents aren’t vaccinating their children

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Dachel Media Review: Offit Defends Vaccines, Air Pollution

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Feb 18, 2014, Daily Pennsylvanian (U of PA): CHOP Chief of Infectious Diseases defends vaccines

Feb 18, 2014, Observer newspapers of Dutchess County (NY): Anderson Center for Autism celebrates a strong history
Feb 18, 2014, KY3 Springfield, MO: Researchers making progress in finding answers about autism

Feb 18, 2014, Fox News: Air pollution exposure may increase risk of autism, schizophrenia

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Dachel Media Review: Utah Insurance, Scream Rooms

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Feb 18, 2014, MLive: Time to close loophole allowing Michigan parents not to vaccinate their kids

Feb 17, 2014, HealthImpactNews.com: 58 Bills in 24 States Threatening Right to Refuse Vaccines

Feb 17, 2014, The Hill: Lawmaker: Stop putting kids in 'scream rooms'

Feb 17, 2014, Salt Lake City Tribune: Editorial: Utah legislators should require autism coverage

Feb 17, 2014, TIME Magazine: Galileo Galilei: Scientific Ignorance is Still With Us

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Dachel Media Review:Thimerosal, Chile, Landrigan

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Feb 17, 2014, Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette: Autism after 22

Feb 16, 2014, Sunday (UK) Times: Measles legacy of disgraced doctor

Feb 15, 2014, Santiago (Chile) Times: Special report: Vaccine law a battle between science and society

Feb 14. 2014, AutismDailyNewcast: Research on chimpanzees gives new insight into autism spectrum disorders

Feb 14, 2014, Fox News: Number of chemicals linked to autism and other disorders doubled in past 7 years, study shows

Feb 14, 2014, Toronto Star: Doctors fear kids' brain disorders tied to industrial chemicals

Feb 14, 2014. Salt Lake City Tribune: Utah autism treatment coverage bill clears first hurdle

Feb 14. 2014, Columbia (SC) State: New definition prompts almost 1,000 to seek autism-related services from SC

Feb 14, 2014, Salt Lake City Tribune: Utah couple’s dilemma: Sell house or skip autism therapy for sons?

Feb 13, 2014, KDLT-TV Sioux Falls, SD: Autism Bill To Help Cover Cost Of Therapy (VIDEO)

Feb 13, 2014, KWGN-TV Denver, CO: Conference to raise awareness of autism

Feb 13, 2014, WJAC-TV Dubois, PA:  Program to help GPS track autistic children

Feb 13, 2014, WEAR-TV Pensacola, FL: Firefighters trained on dealing with Autistic children in dangerous situations

Feb 13, 2014, Georgetown (University) Voice: In an ideal world, there would be a vaccination against ignorance

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Dachel Media Review: Vax, Vax, Vax

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Feb 12, 2014, Des Moines Register: Harkin seeks law to end seclusion in schools

Feb 12, 2014, Marshfield (WI) News Herald: Flu dangers not over so get your shot

Feb 12, 2014, Dothan (AL) Eagle: New support group hopes to bring awareness to needs of adults with autism

Feb 12, 2014, USA Today: Vaccines reduce risk of strokes in children

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Dachel Media Review: Healing Autism Movement, Flu Shot Dangers

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

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

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

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

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Dachel Media Review: No Housing Funding CT Autism

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Feb 11, 2014, Newtown (CT) Bee: For CT Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Housing Help Unlikely Until Parents Die

Feb 10, 2014, BusinessWire.com: Tsunami of Young Adults with Autism Face Uncertain Future, Unemployment Crisis

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Dachel Media Review: Wandering with No Shoes

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Feb 10, 2014, eMaxHealth.com: The Cost of Autism in Billions

Feb 10, 2014, US News: Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

Feb 9, 2014, CBS Chicago: Girl Rescued After Walking With No Shoes Onto Ice Near Montrose Harbor

Feb 7, 2014, Forbes: Keep Religion Out Of Science Education And Debates

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Dachel Media Review: Adults & Vaccines, Drug Therapy

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Feb 7, 2014, NPR Boston: The Good News, Bad News Story On Measles

Feb 6, 2014, National Geographic: Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Feb 6, 2014, US News: Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

Feb 6, 2014, CNN: Opinion: Blind eye to scientific fraud is dangerous

Feb 6, 2014, Philly.com: Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Feb 6, 2014, USA Today: Drug shows promise in kids with autism, researchers say

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Dachel Media Review: Awareness, Exemptions, Insurance

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Feb 5, 2014, NBC 10 Connecticut: Vaccine Exemptions on the Rise in Connecticut Classroom

Feb 5, 2014 KTUL-TV Tulsa OK: Autism Awareness Initiative

Feb 5, 2014, Naperville (IL) Sun: Autism Speaks presents 'An Evening with the Stars' benefit on March 6 

Feb 5, 2014, Augusta (GA) Chronicle: Autism bill personal for Ga. lawmakers

Feb 5, 2014, Provo UT Daily Herald: Pleasant Grove autism charter school filling quickly

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Dachel Media Review: Airport Autism Test Run, Fight for Rights

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Feb 5, 2014, NBC Connecticut: Battle Over Vaccinations Thrives in States With High Exemptions

Feb 4, 2014, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville): Kids with autism get airport test run: 'Next time the anxiety level will not be so high'

Feb 4, 2014, CNN: Opinion: What we need from our surgeon general

Feb 4, 2014, UK Daily Autism Newscast: Are People with Autism at a Higher Risk for Homelessness?

Feb 4, 2014, McLean VA Sun Gazette: Advertisement Perpetuated Misconceptions About Vaccines

Feb 3, 2014, News 10 Yuba City CA: Mother of autistic student fights for son's right to education

Feb 3, 2014, AZCentral.com: Legislators, advocates building a safety net for runaways with autism

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