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Nurse in Samoa Charge with Manslaughter Post Vaccine Deaths

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Minister of Health

We're following this case in Samoa - two children died after receiving MMR vaccination. A  nurse has been charged - but it's unclear what she did. From the article,  In this tragic case, vaccinologists say they believe the problem was not in the vaccine itself, but how it was prepared before it was administered.   To be honest, I've no idea what this might mean. Was this a case of poor refrigeration? That's not preparation, per se, it's storage.  It's a single dose live virus vaccine. Did she possibly intentionally harm the children? Or did the vaccine itself really cause the deaths? Were they from the same manufacturing lot? Expired? So many questions. And a real concern for safety. God bless those children and their families, who tried to do "right" by their children and paid the ultimate price.

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From the New Zealand Herald.
A senior nurse has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the deaths of two 1-year-olds who died shortly after getting vaccinated in Samoa last month.

Local media reported that the nurse was officially charged on Friday and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

Authorities continue investigations into the deaths of Lannacallystah Samuelu and Lameko Si'u, who died shortly after receiving a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination at Safotu District Hospital, on the island of Savaii, on July 6.

The manslaughter charge comes after police charged the woman with conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence.


Citizen Josh Mazer Alerts Maryland Legislators, School Board & PTA Members to HPV Vaccine Review

GardasilA thousand thanks to Josh Mazer for sharing his campaign to alert Maryland decision makers about the dangers of HPV vaccination. They ought to know already since they are pushing the HPV vaccine, but they do not since their info comes from Pharma and Public Health lobbyists.  The action alert to Governor Hogan is here.

Please click to the site HPVisSTD.com to read more: Maryland Department of Health Marketing HPV Vaccine to 11 & 12 Year Olds In State School Classrooms.  No Parental Consent or Knowledge.

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Dear Maryland State Legislator, School Board Member, and PTA Member:

The prestigious Cochrane Review has announced today through BMJ 
BMJ HPV Vaccine Safety Aug 9 2018  that they will be initiating an immediate and “urgent” review of the safety claims made about the HPV vaccine.

From: Mazer, Josh
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:09 AM
To: 'Howard M. Haft -MDH-'
Cc: Donna Gugel -DHMH-; Courtney Lewis -DHMH-; Kurt Seetoo -DHMH-; ' carly.hviding@maryland.gov '; 'Robert.Neall@Maryland.gov'; 'StateBoard MSDE -MSDE-'; ' matthew.clark@maryland.gov '; ' jeannie.riccio@maryland.gov '; ' lt.governor@maryland.gov '; ' sean.powell@maryland.gov '; ' tiffany.robinson@maryland.gov '
Subject: RE: Flint, Michigan Comes to Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dear Dr. Haft:

Thank you for your prompt and courteous response. I appreciate the copy of the latest effort 
Revised School Letter  by your office to enlist state school personnel as de facto sales reps for Merck’s HPV vaccine. The current letter contains the same glaring, ethically indefensible lapses as the original letter- with the exception that you are including my recommended reference to HPV being an STD . The letter does not provide in any measure facts needed to create the moral and ethical imperative of informed medical consent. If you are not willing to publicly announce that our state schools and school personnel are being co-opted in this manner, the public policy is wrong and should be terminated post haste. Are you ready to make a public announcement that our schools are being used to target a captive audience of trusting 11 and 12 year olds for sales of a pharma product?

You write: “I believe you were not correct in your assertion that the State receives $96 million in funding from pharma to promote HPV vaccine. You seem to be pointing to the VFC funding which is provided to the State from the Federal government through the CDC.”

I did not say “receives.” I said received over 5 years.

Dr. Pete Doshi Peter Doshi, PhD, is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and associate editor at The BMJ (formerly, British Medical Journal). Here is his 2017 analysis out of BMJ describing how CDC and pharma funded front groups lobby state legislatures by washing pharma money through ostensible “non profits” such as VFC:

“Education or lobbying?

Officially, the CDC is neutral on vaccine mandates, and the agency steers clear of directly influencing state law, telling The BMJ: “CDC’s policy is to not take positions on state-specific legislation.

But the CDC gives money to non-profits that actively work in this void. Presumably, these activities are funded from non-CDCsources, as US federal law prohibits the use of CDC award money for lobbying, a prohibition that “includes grass roots lobbying efforts by award recipients that are directed at inducing members of the public to contact their elected representatives to urge support of, or opposition to, proposed or pending legislation,” according to CDC policy.”

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Guj: Girl Died Due to MR Vaccine Complications, Alleges Kin

Business-standard-logoNote: There is a paywall, but you get the jist of this sad story from India. Of more children had died, would the parents be more believable? One death isn't horror enough? The media outlet is the Business Standard. Vaccines are a business at the beginning, middle and end of the day.  God bless this child and her grieving family.

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A 3-year-old girl died today after falling ill in Gujarat's district, with her family blaming her death on the Measles-which was administered to her.

Officials dismissed claims that she died due to complications from the They said that she was administered the MR along with over 30 children and none of the others fell ill.   Guj: Girl died due to MR vaccine complications, alleges kin


Too Many Too Soon: We Were Right as Irish Scientists Find Birth Vaccination Danger Signals

WeepNote: My God, my God. This article should be front page news in EVERY newspaper in America. Never happen. Newborns do NOT RESPOND OPTIMALLY to vaccines.  And why is this being discovered in IRELAND and not in the land of medical breakthroughs (pharma profits, the good ole USA! USA! USA!?

Just imagine the impact of FETAL vaccination  with flu vaccine, Dtap and anything else being pushed into pregnant women who want only ONE THING - a healthy baby.   

We vaccinate(d) because we thought we were protecting our children. Heck, I have the signed "consent" (what a farce) form for my Gianna's birth dose Hep B at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown, PA.  I hope the nurse that administered that vaccine to her and EVERY NURSE still jabbing babies while wiping vernix off their bodies reads this article and then prays to God for forgiveness.  There's no pleading Too many too soonignorance. Stand up for your tiny patients, for the love of all that is sacred.  Kim

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Irish scientists find distinct immune system in newborn babies

Irish scientists have discovered a distinct immune response system in newborn babies, which could lead to a reduction in the age at which vaccines can be first administered and in the need for “multiple booster” shots.

Researchers from TCD School of Medicine and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), attached to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, have identified what they describe as “a class of danger signals” that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in young infants.

As infection remains the most common cause of death in early life, vaccination is by far the most effective intervention at preventing infectious disease. Newborn babies (neonates), however, do not respond optimally to most vaccines due to their immature immune system, explained researcher Dr Sarah Doyle of the NCRC.


The North Dakota Department of Human Services Welcomes Feedback as it Renews the Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver

IncreaseNote: America is a big country with 50 states. Every state has different services for autism. Some are pretty good, some are abjectly terrible.  North Dakota is reaching out for feedback on the ASD waiver, which stops at age 12. Our children do not miraculously find a cure at 13. They do not evaporate into the ether. They enter puberty and Katie bar the door. Life gets more challenging in the teen years, not easier. Sorry parents of young ones - it's the raw truth.

When I read about the explosion in autism and the lack of concern or the most basic journalism question, "WHY" I have a little trick I use to impart the gravity.  Just substitute another word for autism, heck use measles if you really want a scare... (sarcasm alert). Zinke adds, "The state is a very large place and Autism CANCER MEASLES CYSTIC FIBROSIS DIABETES LYMPHOMA MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY is getting more and more common."

From MyNDNow.com:

Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S. On average, it costs a family 60,000 dollars a year.

The North Dakota Department of Health offers an Autism Spectrum Disorder waiver to families who qualify.

As time nears for renewal of federal funding, the department is asking the public to voice their opinions.

Tricia Zinke and her son, Brody, spend a lot of one-on-one time together.

When Brody was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder four years ago, Zinke enrolled in services through the Department of Human Services.

Zinke explains, "We've been on the waiver now over three years, and he is just a completely different child. I don't really know what we would have done without it."

The service management portion of the waiver allows Brody to visit places like Poppy's Promise, where he can learn and socialize in a safe environment.

There are quite a few proposed changes, so I've highlighted a couple here:

Children would no longer have to be diagnosed by a psychiatrist or psychologist to be covered. 
Instead, diagnosis would be accepted from a longer list of doctors, practitioners and counselors.

Secondly, the number of service visits for families is decreasing from every 90 days to twice a year with the proposed changes.

In her comments, Zinke says the most important thing would be to extend the waiver past age 12. 

She explains, "That's kind of a key time for development in life, is when you start hitting those teenage years."

Right now, in North Dakota, enrollment is limited to 96 children.

Poppy's Promise Executive Director, Lorena Poppe says, "That really is pretty small as far as the number, when you consider the overall prevalence rate. One in 59 kids is born with an Autism Spectrum Disorder."

Zinke adds, "The state is a very large place and Autism is getting more and more common."





California Sinks Further Into Vaccination Discrimination: Threatens To Cut off Welfare with AB1992

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Note: At what point, if any, will Californians protest against the ramming of vaccines into children in their state? No other medical procedure is so viciously mandated. Childhood obesity is a life threatening problem. Where are the weigh ins to receive SNAP (food assistance) and other forms of Welfare?  Senator Pan. SB277. Now Assemblyman Chu with AB 1992 (autism epidemic anyone?),  LA Times owner and vaccine/medical company tycoon Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.  

Families should not have to take give a flu shot to feed their kids. Under no circumstances in the United State of America. This isn't a response to an Ebola epidemic, for instance. This isn't martial law to protect from a raging, deadly infectious disease. This is demanding parents give up their pittance to survive in the most expensive state in the nation unless they accept every single vaccine demanded by CDC/Pharma and these politicians. Our Adriana Gamondes (to ehom goes the photo credit) shared this: California has the HIGHEST rate of child poverty, with 22.8% or 2 million children living at or below poverty line. Cue the California SCREAMIN'.  

Vaccine-Before-Welfare' Bill Moves Forward in California

A controversial bill regarding access to welfare and immunizations passed out of a state Senate committee Tuesday. But the author said he would consider amending the aspect of the bill that troubles parents’ rights groups.

AB 1992, authored by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) would improve access to the CalWORKS program to families that have not yet vaccinated children or have a hard time proving their vaccinations. State law requires immunizations for children in order to receive welfare benefits.

In addition to reducing financial penalties from $130 to $50 a month, Chu’s bill would give families who want immunizations access to such health care needs. He estimated there are 4,000 such families who do not meet the vaccine requirement.

But the bill also would also eliminate the personal belief exemption that allows families to opt out of the vaccine requirement altogether.

Senator Challenges Chu on Bill

That presented a problem to some members of the Senate Committee on Human Services. Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) said she would otherwise support the bill, but questioned Chu about the removal of the exemption.

“I don’t know what the risk is. But, I know there are 4,000 families not immunized.”—Assemblyman Kansen Chu

“The intention of this bill is really not a discussion of whether a personal belief exemption should exist or not. We already had the conversation a few years ago,” Chu answered, referring to SB 277 which removed the personal belief exemption from vaccines to attend public or private school.

Chu said that removing the exemption made the bill comply with current law.

Nguyen followed up by asking what the public risk was with unvaccinated recipients of welfare.

 

 

 


Disability Scoop on Making Group Homes Safer

Home heartNote: Many of us are starting to think about where and how our children will live as adults, as we grow older, and after we die. Group homes are one option. But are they in any way appropriate for adults who may have moderate to severe behaviors, and/or who are not "compliant?" The world of special needs is not as it was 25+ years ago when most consumers had down syndrome or an intellectual disability or cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other diagnoses. Autism is the new kid on the block - and no one knows quite what to do with or for our kids. When consumers are not compliant, staff can become angry and belligerent and retaliate. It's a frightening prospect. Adults with autism may be excluded from any funding by virtue of IQ and yet, be unable to live independently. What of them? If the goverment tasked with taking on the autism epidemic via IACC is any indication of actual progress for us? We're in for a world of hurt, and so are our kids.

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Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

Five months after a scathing report found that injuries, serious medical conditions and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go overlooked, federal officials are responding.

In a four-page informational bulletin issued this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services said that it “takes the health and welfare of individuals receiving Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) very seriously.”

The agency described its new bulletin as the first in a series of guidance documents it plans to issue in response to a January joint report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Administration on Community Living and Office for Civil Rights.

The findings were based on an audit of emergency room visits from group home residents in a handful of states, but investigators said that media reports from across the country suggested the problems were widespread.

Ultimately, the report recommended that states adopt model practices for better oversight and that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services establish a “SWAT” team to address problems. practices, the bulletin noted....


Another Autistic Child Quietly Drowns While The Nation Screams

Liberty drownsSocial, mainstream and fringe media have become all but  intolerable. Friends, colleagues, family members are ripping into each other. I'm watching friendships break. Allegiances fail. Partnerships crumble.   I feel like our kids must feel - ears ringing, head dizzy with a cacophony of voices trying to out yell each other over what's right and wrong with every aspect of our political system from the President on down. I feel like we've traveled so far back in time - where tolerance on both sides is just plain gone.  Violence is invited. We're a nation of Sneetches with stars upon thars - or not.

Meanwhile, our kids with autism suffer in restraint and sanctioned seclusion in their schools.  Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts is known throughout the country as "that place where they use aversive shock as a behavior tool." THEY ELECTROCUTE CHILDREN.  Here's a grim  statistic from U Penn's David Mandell, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research.  From Spectrum News in January of 2018:

When we statistically controlled for children’s age, race, sex and state of residence, we found that children with autism were 2.4 times more likely, and children with intellectual disability 1.9 times more likely, to enter foster care than typical children2.

And our kids continue to die - DIE - but there's barely a peep outside local or maybe state media. A beautiful 6 year old boy named Dylan Robertston lost his life this weekend.  Like many of our kids - he was likely quite smart - beneath his autism - and he found a way out of his house. You can write the rest of the story. Right down to the unhappy ending. He walked, found water, went in and drowned.

From  NBC 5 Dallas, Fort Worth Texas:

A 6-year-old boy with autism reported missing Sunday afternoon has been found deceased in a pond near his Kaufman County home.

A sheriff's spokesperson confirmed at 2:45 a.m. Monday the body of Dalton Robertson was recovered by divers overnight.

Authorities said Robertson was reported missing after 4 p.m. Sunday after being seen near the intersection of Cottonwood Lane and Farm-to-Market Road 987 wearing a pull-up diaper and black rubber boots. A Kaufman County Sheriff's spokesperson said the boy's parents believed the boy walked out of the house on his own.

I rarely look forward to election season. It seems to come so fast between Presidencies. I'm anxious for this one to get started so maybe folks on BOTH SIDES will realize that we can change. We can make things better or worse. But they will change.  Not sure how we'll manage and how much damage there will be to relationships between now and 2020. 

Kim


Special Needs Children Restrained and Secluded with Little Outrage

RestraintAs the nation expresses outrage over the treatment of immigrant children who have been separated from their families, we have to ask, "What about disabled school kids every day?"  What about Rotenberg School in Massachusetts that electrocutes children with aversive behavior techniques?  It's interesting how the media picks up some stories and makes them headline news for outrage while others are orphaned.  Especially those that deal with children with special needs. Our children deserve better.

From SF Gate:  "It's a Cage"

In the photo, Gigi Daniel-Zagorites grips the edge of a small bookcase, her tilted head peering over. The bookcase and a cabinet barricade the 13-year-old in one corner of a classroom. Two women sit, backs turned.

Months have passed since the moment in September when a classmate at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Loudoun County captured that image on an iPad. But many questions have yet to be answered for Gigi's mother, Alexa Zagorites.

Why was her daughter, who has a disorder that hampers her ability to speak, confined? How long was she there? How often did this happen?

"I was embarrassed for Gigi. I was sad for Gigi. I was worried. I couldn't imagine what was going on in her mind because she can't tell me," Zagorites said. "It's a cage."

 

Gigi's experience isn't unique. Thousands of schoolchildren, most of whom have disabilities, are involuntarily confined in U.S. schools each year. In the 2015-2016 school year, more than 36,000 students throughout the country were subjected to seclusion, according to federal data released in April. Nearly 86,000 more were restricted from moving freely by a school worker holding the child or by being immobilized by other restraints, such as handcuffs.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/It-s-a-cage-Outrage-over-school-seclusion-12946746.php


Medwatcher Japan "Joint Statement 2018 for the Victims of HPV Vaccines"

 
image from www.mers.jpJoint Statement 2018 for the Victims of HPV Vaccines 

On behalf of the victims of HPV vaccine damage in the UK, Spain, Ireland, Colombia and Japan, an international symposium; "The Current Status of Worldwide Injuries from the HPV Vaccine" was held in Tokyo on the 24th March, 2018. 

The meeting was convened to clarify the actual conditions of HPV vaccine damage, explore ways to relieve symptoms and promote recovery and discuss measures to support the daily activity of victims. 

When first noted, the symptomatology of HPV vaccine damage was variously described as Complex Regional Pain syndrome (CRPS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), but clinical symptoms and the course of damage were soon found to be more complex. One of the main clinical features of the Adverse Events (AE’s), reported after HPV vaccination, is the diversity of symptoms and symptom-development in a multi-layered manner, over an extended period of time. AE’s include complex, multi-system symptoms such as; 

-Systemic pain, including headache, myalgia and arthralgia

-Motor dysfunction, such as paralysis, muscular weakness, involuntary movement and seizures 

-Numbness and sensory disturbance 

-Autonomic symptoms, including dizziness, hypotension, tachycardia and diarrhea 

-Respiratory dysfunction 

-Endocrine disorders, such as menstrual disorders and hypermenorrhea 

-Hypersensitivity to light and sound 

-Psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, hallucinations and suicidal tendencies 

-Sleep disorders, including hypersomnia and narcolepsy 

In many cases, these symptoms impair learning and result in extreme fatigue and decreased motivation, having a negative impact on daily life and routines. 

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One Prince is Born as Another UK Tot Told to Die by Legal System

Playing_godBelow is the story of Alfie Evans, a UK Tot for whom life will not be a grand and soft as that for the young Prince just born.  Alfie has what the media is calling "a mystery illness," struck down as an infant with seizures and "late development."  Mitochondrial disease is in the equation. We will not diagnose this youngster with anything here at Age of Autism, nor will we interject about the possible causes of his illnesss. We will pray for his recovery. 

British courts have continued to rule against treatment for him. Read that again. The courts are ruling that this boy can not be saved, and so, should die. It's like a Dickens novel - the very worst of times.

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ALFIE Evans has been at the centre of a life support battle between his parents, health officials and the British justice system for several months.

The tot's life support was switched off after his family lost the most recent of a series of legal appeals. Here is what you need to know about the heartbreaking case....

...Writing after judges at the European Court of Rights rejected the case, Tom said that he and his partner were "in bits, distraught, in pain", and the decision meant their son was "about to be murdered".

Tom and Kate have suffered a series of blows in their legal battles to keep Alfie alive.

They had taken their battle to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal agreed with Alder Hey that Alfie "could not be saved" and that it would be "unkind" and "futile" to continue treatment, but their bid was dismissed.

They had already lost a challenge at the Court of Appeal and failed to have the decision overturned at the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.  Read more here.

Following one appeal, Lord Justice Davis, ruled that Alfie's life support must be turned off and told lawyers that doctors had agreed that there was "no hope".

He said: "We cannot have a kind of legal Groundhog Day where you come back again and again and again on the same point."

Alfie's life support was eventually turned off at 9.17pm on the evening of Monday, April 23.

However, the following morning his dad said that the little boy was still battling on and breathing unassisted hours later.


If You Can't Take The Heat, Get OUT OF THE CLASSROOM

Fired doorNote: Sometimes it's difficult to know which of our categories to use for posts. This one? Straight into NIGHTMARES.  If you think teachers and paras are any less affected by the diminished neurology  that is the hallmark of today's violence and societal downgrade, think again.  I've seen local women who work with kids post some pretty rotten things in memes and in thinly veiled passive aggressive social media posts.  It makes my blood boil. If you don't want to teach our kids with compassion, kindness and basic decency, I suggest you scurry along to a job at the local garbage dump where you can feel at home among the rotting, stinking trash.  Kim

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Two teachers from Louisiana have been fired for making fun of a severely autistic student.

An audio clip captured the Hope Academy faculty members, who have not been named, apparently mocking and making inappropriate comments about Camden Davis, 12.

The boy's mother, Milissa Davis, sent her son to school with a recording device in his backpack after he became aggressive at home and wet the bed, WBRZ reported.  Read more here, if you have a strong stomach.

She then heard the teacher and the teacher's assistant taunting the young boy.

'You're just writing the word. What is hard about it?' an adult can be heard saying as the boy grunted in response. The adult then imitated the noise. 


NYT's Blase Report on Deadly Food Allergy Increase in Children

Epi-penNote: Where is  the journalism 101 question. WHY?  The MD/author is a pediatrician who also writes fiction, non-fiction and the mishegoss known as American Pediatrics circa 2018 where children are sicker than ever, longer than ever and yet no one seems to care. 

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Anaphylaxis is the scary end of allergy, the kind of reaction that can kill. It can happen almost immediately after the exposure — being stung by the bee, eating the peanut — and it can move fast. In anaphylaxis, your immune system turns against you with a vengeance, revs up and releases histamines and other chemicals that set off a range of dangerous physiological changes.

Your airways squeeze tighter, so it’s harder to breathe — especially dangerous in children, who start with smaller airways. Your lips and tongue and throat can swell. Your blood pressure can drop until you’re in shock. You can also get hives, you can develop nausea and vomiting, all possible clues to the advent of anaphylaxis.

A new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield looked at allergy diagnoses and at emergency room visits for anaphylaxis from 2010 to 2016 among their subscribers, who include 9.6 million children 18 and under all over the country. The report showed an increase in the incidence of children being diagnosed as “at risk” for anaphylaxis over the course of those seven years. And correspondingly, the rate of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis more than doubled, to 3.5 visits per 10,000 children in 2016 from 1.4 in 2010.

Of those emergency room visits, 47 percent were attributed to specific food allergies, largely peanuts and tree nuts and seeds. The other 53 percent were attributed either to unknown foods or “to other unspecified causes.” (Because the study was done by examining insurance claims, the information is conveyed by billing codes; some codes specify “anaphylactic reaction due to shellfish,” for example, but others just say, “anaphylactic shock, unspecified.”)  Read more here.


Michelle Guppy Asks: Is My Suffering Showing?

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Note: Thanks to Michelle Guppy for allowing us to excerpt from her blog From Hell to Hopeism. Her son Brandon is a gorgeous young man with autism who is wracked with seizures. Michelle and her family fight a fight few of us can imagine. I have 3 kids with autism and would struggle to carry Michele's burden. Yes, burden. One of our roles at AofA is to show all sides of autism and to expose the agonizing underbelly of this diagnosis. Few write with the heart and guts that Michelle brings to her blog.  Bookmark From Hell to Hopeism.

By Michelle Guppy

It is bittersweet seeing all the #saidnomother images.

Let alone the 7,000 names written in blood, sweat, and tears on the VAXXED bus that symbolize lives lost or forever altered by adverse vaccine reactions.

The sadness of all such awareness campaigns is too profound to put in words.

And then to add insult to injury upon injury, we have April.  National Autism Awareness Month.  Which for those of us who have seen the truth happen before our very eyes, should rather be named, "National Vaccine Injury Denial Month" where the book "Denial" by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill is required reading.

I guess with the epidemic numbers of those affected by 'autism' growing exponentially every reporting year - those who even came up with such a month for society to be made aware of such a disorder - had to quickly back-peddle where instead of seeking to understand why - we now have an entire month to "light up" and "celebrate" the "new normal" that is here to stay.

Which is why most like me go into hiding this month.

It's hard to decide which is more unbearable -- living this "Life with Autism, Seizures, and a side of PANDAS" caused by vaccine injury -- or enduring a month that "lights up" and "celebrates" the chronic, painful, life-altering-for-all-involved disorder as if it were no big thing.

Read the full post here.


#SaidNoMother Campaign on Facebook Addresses Vaccine Injury

Said No Mother

Joshua Coleman has started a hashtag on Facebook called "#SaidNoMother in which Mothers and Fathers are creating memes with their child's vaccine injury story expressed in deliberately crushing fashion. If anyone can read them and not feel at least a twinge of sympathy surely he or she is not human. Vaccine injury is so often the butt of late night comedian "jokes" and outright scorn in the media, as if injury can not exist. It exists. From this we know.  Check out the campaign all over Facebook. 

"The four months I had with you was enough," #SaidNoFather Will Zeilinski, Father of Willow, who died following her 4 month shots.

Create your own meme. 

 

 


Put The Needle on the Record - Payola Alive and Well in Pediatrics

1959-7-Nov-PayolaPayola was the  name used when record companies paid radio stations under the table to play records albums on air.  It was a bribe. A record album was a large, grooved circle made of vinyl. A needle with a teensy weensy diamond at the tip sat in the groove and generated music. Now, the needle is tipped with toxins and goes into our children. Payola is alive and well and pharma just keeps churning out the hits. Kim  (PS) Not to be vulgar, but "incentivizing is to pay offs as lovemaking is to....."

From World Mercury Project:

March 08, 2018
Incentivizing Pediatricians to Follow the CDC Vaccine Schedule

Most American families use pediatricians—rather than generalist family doctors—as their frontline children’s health care provider. With the backing of its trade organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the field of pediatrics has been booming for some years, ensuring current and future demand for the many doctors-in-training who are choosing pediatrics as their specialty. Pediatricians’ average annual salary (roughly $200,000) may not be competitive with some of the more specialized medical domains, but pediatrics appears to offer high career satisfaction and inducements such as flexibility and part-time work opportunities.

In addition, the 11 well-child visits recommended by the AAP over a child’s first 30 months (with annual visits thereafter through age 21) ensure a steady stream of repeat customers and revenue for pediatricians. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) vaccine schedule, pediatric practices are expected to administer vaccines (often as many as six at a time) at about half of well-child visits through the adolescent years, making vaccination a foundational bread-and-butter component of pediatricians’ job description. The one problem with this rosy pediatric picture is that some parents do not want to go passively along for the ride.

Read more at World Mercury Project: Incentivizing Pediatricians to Follow the CDC Vaccine Schedule


UC Davis Report on Autism Cost Shocking as "Neurodiversity" Delivers Numbing Catastrophic Bill

Bankrupt-AmericaNote: Dear Neurodiversity advocates. How do you spin this as a gift?  Autism will piss off America just as all of us parents are growing older and planning on how the hell we leave our precious children behind as autistic adults.  THIS is what ignoring and sugarcoating and epidemic will do to a nation.  And it was entirely avoidable if we have been allowed to seek an actual CURE for autism without being told we were crazy people. If researchers didn't have to fear for their careers and so they chose to focus on eye gaze studies until our eyes glazed over. If epidemiologists and psychiatrists hadn't commandeered funding and studies. If pharma hadn't become the greediest most ruthless industry since... forever, denying that vaccine injury causes autism. If the media had any cojones at all and didn't bend over for advertisers and produce propaganda in fictional and news programming. If  President Obama hadn't been fooled by the Neurodiversity movement. If President Trump doesn't start remembering his promises to the community. Ready for the bill, America? You won't be able to pay for the electricity to run those stupid blue lightbulbs when it comes.  Open your wallet - you should have opened your eyes and hearts. Kim

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Autism's costs estimated to be $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025


UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. for the current calendar year and in 10 years if effective interventions and preventive treatments for the condition are not identified and widely available.

Their forecasts for ASD-related medical, nonmedical and productivity losses are $268 billion for 2015 and $461 billion for 2025. The researchers noted that these estimates are conservative and, if ASD prevalence continues to increase as it has in recent years, the costs could reach $1 trillion by 2025.

The study is published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

“The current costs of ASD are more than double the combined costs of stroke and hypertension and on a par with the costs of diabetes,” said study senior author Paul Leigh, professor of public health sciences and researcher with the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UC Davis. “There should be at least as much public, research and government attention to finding the causes and best treatments for ASD as there is for these other major diseases.”

Leigh hopes his findings inspire policy changes that emphasize early intervention to reduce ASD symptoms, along with employment and other programs that support the independence of adults with the disorder.

“This approach would ultimately save money that otherwise would be spent on expensive custodial care,” Leigh said.

Leigh worked with co-author Juan Du, who received her doctoral degree at UC Davis, to determine the per-person and then total costs of ASD using data on medical services, residential care, special education, in-home care, transportation, employment support and lost productivity. Their information came from a variety of sources, including research literature, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The evaluations included cost ranges that accounted for age, because services for people with ASD change throughout their lifespans, and the presence or lack of intellectual disability (formerly called “mental retardation”), which affects the intensity of services, along with varied estimates of population changes and ASD prevalence.

The team found that the comprehensive costs of ASD will range from $162 to $367 billion for 2015 (with the researchers’ best estimate of $268 billion) and from $276 to $1 trillion (with the researchers’ best estimate of $461 billion) for 2025. The 2015 figures are on a par with recent cost estimates for diabetes and exceed the combined costs of stroke and hypertension. If the prevalence of ASD continues to grow as it has in recent years, the costs likely will far exceed those of diabetes by 2025.  Read more here, if you have the stomach.


Vaccination Future: Inject a Polymer Into the Body with Timed Release Vaccines

Future shockNote: From the "what could possibly go wrong," files.  Imagine injecting a polymer patch into the body that would release vaccination doses as it breaks down over time "...allowing all childhood vaccines and boosters to be given at one time." Into infants. In developing nations. With limited access to healthcare. All at once.  How does any scientist think this is a good idea? Maybe cancer care is next. Show up at the Mayo Clinic, get a bolus timed release dose of radiation and leave with glowing skin.  And you can cook  your dinner in your hand. Lord oh Lordy, Lord.

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From Guardian UK

New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab

Multiple injections for vaccinations could become a thing of the past, according to scientists who have developed an approach for delivering many doses of different substances in just one jab.

The technology involves encapsulating drugs or vaccines within tiny particles made of biodegradable polymers. Depending on their makeup, these polymers break down at different points in time, releasing their contents into the body.

Researchers say the approach could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered at once and remove the need for booster jabs. It may also prove handy in treatments for allergies, diabetes and even cancer where multiple injections are needed.

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Florida School Shooting - and the State of American Education

Candle-light-i-will-give-the-light-in-the-dark-djokomuljantoThis is one of the times I wish with all my heart Dan Olmsted was alive to help guide this conversation.  On Wednesday, a 19 year old kid shot and killed 17 students and faculty at a Florida high school. The initial reports show a boy (yes, I know he is a legal adult) with a tragic past, adopted at birth (that's not the tragedy) and then orphaned again as both his adoptive father and mother died. His Mom died just months ago. ( The media seems to delight in calling her death a 'flu" death - had she died of anything else, would that be relevant?)  He struggled in school. He was expelled.  He was in the mental health system. There is even a report that says a family let on that he had been diagnosed with autism.   Lord help all of us. Autism as we know it is not vicious, vengeful rage. Ever.  Our Anne Dachel has been writing about the explosion of violent behaviors in American schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Shootings are the most violent example - and are all too common. 

Politics. Florida is a red state. Connecticut where I live some 15 miles from Sandy Hook is a blue state. Guns. Meds. Mental health. Second Amendment. HIPAA. Forced over-vaccination. Video games. Lack of ability to cope with adversity. Helicopter parents. Trophy for all sports.  Black box warnings. What else is part of this topic?

I pose a simple question that has no simple answer. "What do you think has happened to American children?"

Don't bother telling us that these are actors and there was no shooting, we won't publish those comments.  

Kim




17 Year Old Man with Autism Spends Night in Frigid New York Temps After Wandering

Tarot_death_02"We'll take these happy endings where we can get them”,  says the news reporter. She means well. And for her, this story is over.  17 year old Michael Barbella was at a bowling alley when he wandered (I wonder how fast he is) away into the cold Long Island, NY night. The report says he was with his mother. Another report says he was with his parents. Michael is prone to wandering according to the story - he even left his home during a Nor'easter - that's a weather event here in the northeast that's half hurricane, half blizzard.

We are glad Michael is alive. But this is far from a happy ending. His parents' worry isn't over. It's groundhog day with autism and wandering. EVERY DAY is a chance for our kids to....die. Drown. Freeze to death. Get hit by a car. A train.  Stranger danger is the least of our worries. Our kids are invisible once they are no longer tots. They look typical for the most part - it's their behaviors that create questions.  If anything, to a stranger they might look "crazy," and ain't  no one coming to their aid.  The village sucks.....   Michael was outside overnight with only a tank top - he took OFF his coat and shirt. Himself. 

Autism is deadly. Exhausting. Imagine his parents' guilt? Who among our readers hasn't had a similar situation? I have.  None of us can predict the future, but we know that some of our kids will die. Because of their autism.


Raging Out

Money waveNote: Domestic violence is not new. Matri- and Patricide seem particularly abhorrent.  On New Year's Eve, also in New Jersey, a teen who is reported to have autism, shot his family members in their  home. I've been trying to find details on this case - Googling Scott Kologi once or twice a week. There's little reported since the first sensational reports. We don't know if autism played a role in the alleged crime.

Here, below, is a follow up to a crime from last Spring, also in New Jersey. This man, Michael Litwornia, has Asperger's Syndrome and his home life was extremely difficult according to the first reports of the stabbing death. 

As a parent who is working with DDS here in CT to ensure safe, life enhancing adult services for my daughter Gianna who is autistic, but has a lower level of need (LON) than her older sister, I know that services and supports can be non-existent for families whose kids don't meet old fashioned ID diagnosis criteria.   I worry for my friends whose kids "can" do so much more than mine, and for whom mental health, behavior and daily functioning skills are impacted by their autism. The trend to make autism a cool diagnosis du decade ain't helping anyone. There is no Good Doctor. There is no Sheldon. These are fictional characters.   And there isn't enough money in the system to mete out support for the tsunami of autism that will be aging out of school in the next 5+ years.

Michael Litwornia was indicted Monday for fatally stabbing his mother and attempting to murder his father, according to reports.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A Bridgewater man was indicted for the murder of his mother and attempted murder of his father inside their Washington Valley Road home last year, according to mycentraljersey.com.

Michael Litwornia, 27, of the Martinsville section of Bridgewater Township had stabbed both his mother Helen and father Steve on April 18, 2017.

He was indicted on one count of murder and attempted murder on Monday when he appeared before Superior Court Judge Peter Tober, according to mycentraljersey.com.

...Helen's coworkers later said that Helen and Steve struggled to deal with their son's overwhelming mental problems. He had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and had become obsessive-compulsive. Things got worse after he stopped taking his medication, according to mycentraljersey.comRead more here.


Student Violence Against Teachers Escalating

Angry kidOur Anne Dachel is cataloging the changes in schools from institutions of learning to.... institutions. Schools should not be war zones where teachers fear students. Nor should they be prisons where students fear teachers. The changes in behavior among "regular" ed students is as, or more, troubling than in the ever growing special ed population.  I have know several paraprofessionals who have been injured during the course of their work with students on the spectrum and who have had to take worker's comp as a result. I also know stories of kids being terribly harmed by staff - including my own daughter on her school bus 8 years ago. Children are in dire straits. Strait jacket straits. Wake up. We'll have many more stories from Anne. Her compendium grows daily as the reports pour in from local media. National media rarely covers these stories. But in the "it takes a village" world of TV and newspapers, the stories are non-stop. Lord save us all. How will these kids function as adults?

Jan 22, 2018, (Canada) CTV Kitchener: WRDSB teachers faced violence 1,300 times last year

The union representing public elementary school teachers in Waterloo Region says more resources are needed to halt a growing trend of classroom violence.

“We have teachers who are being bitten, who are being kicked, who are being punched on a daily basis,” Jeff Pelich, the vice-president of the local chapter of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, said Monday.

“It’s pretty bad, and it’s escalating.”

Statistics provided by the Waterloo Region District School Board show that there were approximately 1,300 incidents involving student-on-teacher violence in the last school year, up from about 900 the year before.

About two per cent of the 1,300 violent incidents resulted in one or more people needing medical attention, and one per cent led to a leave of absence. The school board says no injuries were reported in 75 per cent of the incidents.

Pelich says violent outbursts in classrooms affect not only the students and teachers directly involved, but also other students who witness the violence firsthand.

He says the problem comes down to a lack of educational assistants and other supports for students with special needs.

“When there is a child who’s presenting in a violent manner, there’s just no one there to help,” he said.

“The child (often) has significant mental health needs that are outside the scope of what teachers are trained to deal with.”

The solution, ETFO says, is for the province to make more funding available.

An additional $6.3 million was provided to the WRDSB this year for special education needs. The Ministry of Education says the money is enough for “about 74 teachers and education workers.”

According to the school board, violent incidents appear to be happening this year at about the same rate they did in 2016-17.

WRDSB spokesperson Nick Manning says issues of violence aren’t limited to special education, and school board data shows that they occur most often after lengthy breaks in the school year, “before we’ve really had an opportunity to put programming in place to support students who need it.”


Young Woman with Asperger's "Discharged" From Baltimore Hospital into Frigid Cold

University-of-maryland-medical-center-officeNote: Below is a rotten story of the unceremonious discharge of a 22 year old woman with Asperger's  onto the freezing streets of Baltimore, Maryland.  At age 22, unless her mother had guardianship, the hospital did not have to share information by law. However, human decency might have been an option. If you have a child with autism and even Asperger's, please consider the legal means  available post age 18 so that you can continue or make or assist with legal, financial and medical decisions for your child.  I'm reminded of a scene from my favorite movie, Parenthood, with Steve Martin. "Friends!?? Friends slow down. They even stop!" (See below.) This hospital was no friend. Expect more of this callous treatment as the medical community is PURPOSEFULLY unprepared to care of our loved ones. Note, the woman is 22, not 42, not 52. 22 years old. The epidemic has started to age out. Here we go...

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From Fox News Baltimore

Baltimore hospital video fallout: Woman who identifies as patient's mom says she was mocked by security

A woman who says she’s the mother of a patient dumped on the street outside a Baltimore hospital in frigid weather this week says she was laughed at and stonewalled by hospital staff while trying to find out about the status of her daughter.

The mother, who spoke to CBS News and identified herself only as Cheryl, said her daughter, Rebecca, is “not deaf, not a prostitute, not a drug addict,” but suffers from bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. The woman was filmed moaning and pacing around outside the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus on Tuesday after being discharged by workers, in a video that has gone viral.

"The hospital wasn't being helpful," Cheryl told CBS News. "I called the security department [and] they laughed at me. When I told them, 'That's my daughter in the video and I just need to find out if she's in the hospital,' they laughed at me. Every person that I talked to at the hospital either hung up on me or told me to email the hospital, and that everyone was going to tell me the same thing."


Autism and the Scott Kologi New Jersey Slayings Case

Police-Crime-SceneNote: Autism not a defense in Long Branch family murder case, expert says

We're going to watch this case as it unfolds.  Scott Kologi is charged with murdering 4 family members on New Year's Eve with an assault style rifle. Media reports quote family and others as saying Kologi has autism.  The report below is troubling on  many levels. It seems callous in that it discounts his autism as a factor. We know that autism can be a severe disability even if a person seems "high functioning."   Autism is a spectrum disorder. And despite the push to normalize it, make it look like a gift or shiny new blades on a Swiss Army Knife for life, autism is a serious diagnosis that deserves respect. As do those with the diagnosis. Scott Kologi could be one of our own - if he faces adult prosecution, he's looking at either a long prison sentence or, if found mentally ill, psychiatric imprisonment. We are not condoning the crime by any means, but we hope the autism community - yours, ours, theirs, including the Neurodiversity community - will keep an eye on this boy's case. Autism does not mean violence. Our kids should not be cast as criminals or criminally insane.  With his parents dead, who will advocate for Scott? One article said his Mom took it upon herself to reach him to read when fellow students made fun of him. How's that for a warrior Mom? School may have just passed him through the grades. He did not attend his public high school. Not sure how much we will learn, since he is a minor. Stay tuned, and feel free to share any info you might have to add, especially if you're local.  Thanks.

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Kologi has been described as a special-needs student, and being on the autism spectrum, according to media interviews with neighbors, family friends and his grandparents. Bianchi said that even if the boy does fall on the autism spectrum that does not mean he will escape a murder conviction.

“We don’t know what this term ‘autism’ means,” he said. “Everybody’s throwing that out there as if he’s autisitic, therefore it’s a defense. That’s not accurate. Whatever his issues are, they have to be to a point where he does not appreciate the difference between right or wrong.”

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Autism not a defense in Long Branch family murder case, expert says
By Adam Hochron January 2, 2018 10:32 PM
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LONG BRANCH — One of the few things known about the 16-year-old boy accused of gunning down his parents, sister and family friend on New Year’s Eve is that he has a developmental disability. But attorneys representing the accused murderer will not be able to rely on that factor alone to defend him in court.

Scott Kologi is charged with killing his father, Steven Kologi, 44; his mother, Linda, 43; his 18-year-old sister, Brittany; and family friend Mary Schultz, 70.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said he intends to try the boy as an adult, which will happen only when a judge agrees to waive the case up to criminal court.

Former Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said moving the case to an adult courtroom as opposed to keeping it in the juvenile justice system would greatly increase the punishment the boy could face if convicted. An adult convicted of murder would face a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison, while a conviction in juvenile court would result in just a couple of years behind bars.

“Essentially, the difference is that where an adult court is about punishment and deterrence, the juvenile justice system is about rehabilitation of the offender,” Bianchi said. “The idea there is they’re going to try and rehabilitate him as a juvenile offender, as opposed to the adult system … where it’s merely punishment.”  Read more here.

 

 

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New Jersey 16 Year Old Held in Murder of Family Members

WeepNote: Below is a tragic American story of gun violence at the hands of a young male. Of interest to us is that the teen has been said to have autism by a neighbor, and one article in the Press Democrat has the following quote:

Jalen Walls, 18, a neighbor who went to school with Brittany Kologi, told NJ.com that he frequently went to the Kologi’s house. He said their 16-year-old son required special assistance and was cared for by his mother. The teen did not attend the same public schools as his siblings, he said. “But he was fully functional and comprehended what we were saying,” Walls said.

Many of us are intimately aware of the family violence that can take place when a loved one with autism rages. But shootings are in their own category of planning and a huge difference from punching walls or even people.  I think the majority of us would argue that our kids with autism are kind hearted and not prone to vindictive rages.  If medications were in use, could they have caused violent behavior? If medications had been stopped suddenly, could that have been a factor?  Pharma must be held accountable for the "side effects" that wreak havoc on our society.  Medtal illness is a scourge.   This is as sad story no matter the circumstances. We're sorry.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — A 16-year-old New Jersey boy armed with a semi-automatic rifle shot and killed his parents, sister and a family friend inside the home where they lived, authorities said Monday.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said the teen will be charged with four counts of murder and a weapons offense stemming from the shooting that occurred late Sunday night, less than 20 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve in the shore town of Long Branch.

A possible motive for the shooting has not been disclosed. The rifle used in the shooting was legally registered to a resident of the house, Gramiccioni said.

The teen’s name has not been disclosed, and it wasn’t known Monday if he’s retained an attorney.

The victims were identified as the boy’s parents, Steven Kologi, 44, and Linda Kologi, 42; his 18-year-old sister, Brittany, and 70-year-old Mary Schultz, who lived with the family.

Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at the home just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Gramiccioni said. He described the shooting as an isolated domestic incident and said the teen was taken into custody without issue.

The teen’s grandfather and brother were not targeted and left the home unharmed.

“It’s a terribly tragic incident,” Gramiccioni said.  Read more here.

Charges were expected to be filed later Monday, he said.

The teen is expected to make an initial court appearance Tuesday, and prosecutors were considering whether they would seek to move the case to adult court.


"Constant Race To Keep Ahead of Him," Tot with Autism Drowns

Paul Kevin Rozier

NOTE: Imagine the agony of losing a child, on Christmas no less. Paul Rozier drowned in a nearby pool. A story as oft repeated as A Visit from St. Nicholas is in December. In fact, my "On this  Day" that dumb Facebook reminder of ghosts of every day past, showed a similar drowning in 2014. Where is the outcry from our Public Health officials, our Pediatricians, Nurses, School Teachers and media on the scourge of autism drownings? Where is the demand for a cure so that these kids have a chance at something other than a watery grave with the Sirens’  call? Had this boy died from measles, we'd be on a red alert. There is no BLUE alert for autism. It just happens. What a shame. Time to check out the post Christmas sales. Make sure you get your flu shot. The lack of genuine concern is criminal.

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MILILANI, OAHU -- The body of a missing 7-year-old boy on Oahu was found in a backyard pool at a vacant house Christmas morning, according to police. CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB reports Paul Kevin Rozier had wandered about a half mile away from his home.

Investigators believe Rozier drowned, and there are no signs of foul play.

His family went out shopping on Christmas Eve, leaving Rozier home with cousins when he disappeared. They say he was autistic, and sometimes left the home.

"It was a constant race to keep ahead of him and to be able to keep him in the house," said Paul Rozier, the boy's father. "Though he was only partially verbal, he was extremely smart."

The boy's family asked for help on social media, so strangers from all over the island came to help look for him.

"His teachers, his therapists and behavioral techs and just random people who heard us calling for him on the street and asked what was happening were searching," said Rozier.  Read more here.


21 Year Old With Autism Left at Hospital for 5 Months in CT

All aloneDO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMASTIME AT ALL?  Below is a story you will see over and over in 2018 and beyond.  Where the hell is our concert? From CT, where I live. My girls have programming thank God. Not every child in CT gets funding. And programs are still hit or miss.  Remember Alex Spourdalakis? Remember Skye Walker? Some adults with autism have vicious, dangerous behaviors - a sad and PAINFUL truth.  And parents are getting older, and exhausted. There are siblings to worry about and  survival triage becomes the goal.  This young man has been shuttled around a hospital for 5 months. It's a travesty.

We need more than a BAND AID.....  Kim

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A young man with autism and an intellectual disability was abandoned by his family in July and has languished at Manchester Hospital, with no medical diagnosis, for virtually all of the past five months as the state’s disabilities agency maintained that there were legal barriers to taking him into state care.

The 21-year-old has behavior problems, and he has shuttled between a hospital room, the busy emergency room, and an area normally reserved for psychiatric patients, according to an advocacy group that has taken up his cause at the behest of a hospital staff deeply concerned that they are not equipped to care for him. On Friday, state officials said they were finally prepared to offer services to the young man.

His presence in the emergency room is indicative of a statewide quandary, as hospitals have become the dumping ground for a growing number of profoundly disabled children and young adults.

The young man was first dropped off at the hospital on July 28 and has been in the hospital since then, except for a 10-day period in which his family took him home. His parents then brought him back to the hospital on Dec. 10, said Nancy Alisberg, legal director for Disability Rights Ct in Hartford. She said it was her understanding that the young man had been aggressive toward his parents and brother.

Alisberg said that while hospitals are seeing more of these cases, this was an extreme example.

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NYT Reports: A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

The flyNote: From the "what could possibly go wrong?" files....

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal.

Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits justify the risks.

Some scientists are eager to pursue these studies because they may show, for example, how a bird flu could mutate to more easily infect humans, or could yield clues to making a better vaccine.

Critics say these researchers risk creating a monster germ that could escape the lab and seed a pandemic.

Now, a government panel will require that researchers show that their studies in this area are scientifically sound and that they will be done in a high-security lab.

The pathogen to be modified must pose a serious health threat, and the work must produce knowledge — such as a vaccine — that would benefit humans. Finally, there must be no safer way to do the research.

“We see this as a rigorous policy,” Dr. Collins said. “We want to be sure we’re doing this right.”

In October 2014, all federal funding was halted on efforts to make three viruses more dangerous: the flu virus, and those causing Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

But the new regulations apply to any pathogen that could potentially cause a pandemic. For example, they would apply to a request to create an Ebola virus transmissible through the air, said Dr. Collins.  Read more here.


Grim News from CDC as Developmental Disabilities continue to Rise

Lost boyThere wasn't much (any?) fanfare on the local or national news about the grim announcement from America's CDC: NCHS Data Brief ■ No. 291 ■ November 2017 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics Estimated Prevalence of Children With Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014–2016

Disability Scoop reports: An increasing number of American children have developmental disabilities, the federal government says, even as autism and intellectual disability rates remain largely steady. Between 2014 and 2016, the prevalence of developmental disabilities among kids ages 3 to 17 increased from 5.76 percent to 6.99 percent, according to figures released Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise stems from an uptick in children diagnosed with a developmental delay other than autism or intellectual disability, the federal agency said.

Take a look at the statistics and charts in the CDC report - the prognosis for males is poor as disabilities are on the rise faster for boys than girls.  If you're a teacher, coach, therapist or any professional who works with kids, what are you seeing in your field? Are the boys less able to perform, function, succeed? What about the girls? I know from my experience teaching karate, the girls overall are more prepared to learn, better able to focus and can process commands and make their bodies do what we ask faster. Choosing left or right arm or leg comes quicker. Making adjustments is easier. Behavior is superior.

The ghost of America's future is rattling the chains. The  media isn't paying attention.



1 in 36: ASD Rate Set a New Record High in 2016

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By Mark Blaxill

The National Health Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released its latest prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in American children this Wednesday. Their “data brief”, which is based on information gathered in the National Health Information Survey (NHIS), reported an ASD rate for 2016 of 2.76%, or 1 in 36 American children (1).

This is the highest rate ever recorded in a national survey of children in the United States and was an increase from the rate of 1 in 45 children (or 2.24%) reported in the 2014 NHIS survey (2). The ASD information reported in these surveys includes children between the ages of 3 and 17 years of age and any diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s syndrome.

This startling new peak received virtually no media coverage and was downplayed by the NCHS, whose headline finding was that--despite setting a new American record with a 1 in 36 ASD rate: “There was not a statistically significant change in the prevalence of children ever diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder from 2014 to 2016.” (1)

Yet this new 2016 rate is a sharp increase from a highly similar 2007 report, the first year in which an NCHS survey included the question, “Has a doctor or health professional ever told you that [sample child] had Autism, Asperger’s disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, or autism spectrum disorder?” The 2007 report, also measuring the rate for 3-17 year-old children, reported an autism rate of 1.1%, or 1 in 91 American children (3).

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The NCHS, like the CDC a department within the Department of Health and Human Services, follows a different methodology in the NHIS than the approach used by the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Network (ADDM), which last reported an autism rate of 1 in 68 American children for 8-year-olds born in 2004 (4). The ADDM network’s estimates likely include fewer children with Asperger’s (only about 10% of the ADDM cases have an Asperger’s diagnosis), which may explain why NHIS ASD rates have been generally higher than ADDM rates.

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Italian Court Rejects Veneto Regions Vaccine Mandate Appeal

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NOTE: Vaccines have become an offer Italians can NOT refuse - without steep penalties. Disgrazia. Kim

(ANSA) - Rome, November 22 - The Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected the Veneto regional government's appeal against compulsory vaccinations for school admissions, saying the issues in question were the business of the national legislator.
In its ruling, the top court said making vaccinations compulsory was justified by the fall in the numbers of children that have been vaccinated. The government has made 10 vaccinations compulsory for school admission. Several parents across Italy have seen their children refused admission because they have not had the necessary vaccinations.

There have been public protests against the government move.


Dublin Mom Begging for Placement and Care for Violent Autistic 12 Year Old Son

Irish break your heartNote: Our Media Editor Anne Dachel has been compiling an unending list of autism horror stories from around the world. The truth isn't just stranger than fiction, it's much more frightening.  These posts are meant to shed light on the severity of the problem families are facing. In this case, a violent 12 year old child whose mother is begging for a placement.  Families suffer in silence. Some parents snap and murder their children. 

We had another mass shooting in America yesterday, at a church outside of San Antonio. Last week a man rammed a truck into New Yorkers on a bike path. America has become either numb or blind to the violence. We tsk tsk and offer our "deepest condolences" are "saddened" by so many tragedies.  And nothing changes.  KIM

Nov 3, 2017, UK Mirror: 'He has given me black eyes and attacked me with a knife': Mum pleads for autistic 12-year-old son to be taken away"

The 12-year-old boy suffers from autism and his mum has had to call police to her home more than a dozen times because of his violent behaviour

A mum has launched a desperate appeal to have her son taken into care after she suffered several brutal assaults.

The 12-year-old boy suffers from autism and his mum has had to call police to her home more than a dozen times because of his violent behaviour.

She has been forced to barricade herself into her bedroom along with her three daughters.

The mum, who is not being named, told the Irish Mirror: "He has smashed up my windows and televisions several times.

"I have marks all over my body. I have to highlight this before my kids or me are dead."

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Walking in Quicksand on The Cost of Rejecting a Cure for Autism

NOTE: Thanks to Ashlynn for allowing us to excerpt her blog post below.  I agree with her almost completely. In America, we reject cures every day of the week, because treatments make money for pharma, profit based hospitals, etc.  However, most diseases and chronic diagnoses are at least given the pretense of seeking a cure - Susan G. Komen comes to mind. Thanks, Ashlynn.  K

Read the full post at Walking in Quicksand here. Denied stamp

In the United States, an estimated $262 billion per year is spent on care and services for people with autism. This number does not include social security and benefit payments. If the startling trend of better diagnosis increased autism rates continues, care of individuals with autism in the United States will exceed one trillion dollars per year before we know it.

The staggering costs associated with caring for people with autism starkly contrast the limited and wasteful funds spent on autism research each year. Roughly $300 million is spent on autism research yearly, 75% of which is paid for by the Federal government.

This means that over $800 is spent caring for people with autism for every dollar spent researching autism. Of course, what constitutes autism research is broad and a great deal of it focuses not on relief from symptoms or preventing autism in the first place, but on genetics, validating the usefulness of applied behavioral analysis, and casting blame on fat moms and old dads. In fact, the research to date has been so underwhelming that the best tips WebMD can come up with for preventing autism are: live healthy, don’t take drugs during pregnancy, avoid alcohol, seek treatment for existing health conditions, and get vaccinated.

While neurodiversity proponents vilify people who want a cure, parents lose sleep over who will provide proper care for their autistic children when they die. With many autistics having no chance of partnering or starting their own families, parents rightly worry what will happen when their children are left in a world without a single person who loves them. The darker side of autism is habitually glossed over in any debate about how money should be spent to help people with autism. Families fight for the welfare of children and teens held in four point restraints in emergency rooms for weeks at a time as they wait for an opening at a facility that can marginally manage their needs. Meanwhile, a vocal minority that remains without empathy for the suffering the rest of the spectrum endures, continues to condemn those of us who want better for our kids.

Actively fighting against relief from the symptoms of autism is more than just cruel. It’s financially unsustainable.


When the Autistic Student is both Too Smart and Too Disruptive

The-Age-Victoria-Newspaper-article-Melbourne-Australia-paleo-diet-the-paleo-network-interview-minNOTE:  How many of you know children like this boy in Australia? Maybe even your own child? My daughter has been in a class that had mandatory evacuations due to massive outbursts. As an autism parent, I empathize. As a parent, I worried about the affect of the evacuations and the violence on my pre-verbal daughter. Autism is rarely presented in such a raw, real manner.  The media tends to push a false narrative about autism, glossing over the struggles for families and outright lying under the guise of neurodiversity. Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill's book DENIAL speaks to this trend.

Too smart, too disruptive: The high-functioning autistic children our schools can't teach

Meet the two sides of Lucas Whittam.

There's the highly intelligent boy, who breezes through a game of memory and will tell you all you need to know about his favourite shows The Smurfs and My Little Pony.

Then there's the explosive side - the boy who hits his teachers and principal, and who, in a fit of rage, once shattered his teacher's glasses. He formed a habit of trashing his classroom in outbursts that were so violent his classmates were evacuated for their own safety.

The nine-year-old has high-functioning autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder and suffers from anxiety.

He is also very bright, with an IQ of 123, which places him in the 95th percentile.

Students like Lucas are being overlooked in the Victorian education system  - they are too smart for a specialist school and too disruptive for a mainstream school. Many of these students have poor executive functions, which means their planning and organisational skills are inhibited. 

They have the potential to achieve high grades - some of them are gifted - but they have trouble reading social cues, staying on task, and grow bored by the content in their class. However, because their IQ is so high, they generally don't qualify for most disability funding arrangements, which would cover an integration aide or other services. Their high IQ also means they can't enrol in specialist schools, which are mostly designed for students with an intellectual disability.

Lucas' mother, Lisa, now drives four hours a day and forks out $10,000 a year, so her son can attend The Currajong School, one of the only schools in Victoria that caters for children like Lucas.




Children's Health Month Could Be an Hour Long Given State of Pediatric Wellness

A Bad ReactionNOTE: Thanks to World Mercury Project for this sharp look at yet another designated do nothing month. American kids are chronically at dis-ease.   Please take a look at Sarah Bridges' book A Bad Reaction - from Skyhorse Publishing - featured in the article from WMP.


The month of October is recognized as “Children’s Health Month” and here at the World Mercury Project, we are struck by the unhealthiness of today’s children. Chronic and often debilitating conditions such as autism, ADHD, allergies, tics and more now affect our nation’s children in alarming, unprecedented numbers. All too often, parents describe their now chronically ill children as having at one time been completely healthy up until something went horribly wrong. The one factor in declining health most frequently cited by the families of these children is the receipt of vaccines, despite the fact that parents are encouraged to accept that the timing of vaccines is merely coincidental to any chronic condition.

Given the gravity of the health status of so many children today—over half have a chronic health condition in the US—one would think their stories would be making front page headlines each and every day. In an age where the pharmaceutical industry provides a staggering amount of financial support to media outlets around the world, these stories are not finding their way to the public. This is why it is crucial that parents are provided a means to ensure that their family’s story of vaccine injury is heard, and the World Mercury Project is doing just that with the Campaign to Restore Child Health. We encourage all parents of vaccine-injured children to record and submit their stories so we can present them here.

One such story is that of Sarah Bridges and her son, Porter. As you watch Sarah describe what happened in the months and years following Porter’s vaccine injury, keep in mind that Sarah’s story is not an anomaly—in fact, it is echoed by countless families around the country. We cannot let the reality of vaccine injury continue to be buried by those who profit from the perception that vaccines are “safe and effective.” We must all speak up on behalf of our children to ensure their stories are heard and never forgotten.  Read more and watch a video here.


Mother Sets 4 Year Old with Autism on Fire

WeepNote: Under no circumstances do we ever, ever condone or gloss over the horrors of a parent, Mother or Father, harming or murdering his or her child with autism. Not Gigi Jordan, not Dorothy Spourdalakis. Not yesterday. Not today. Not tomorrow.  That said, parents can snap. We are human. Even when we do something inhumane. I worry that the push to gloss autism into a "difference" has meant a lack of concern and real focus on the needs of families.  Between my three girls I have 60 sum total cumulative years of autism experience and exhaustion.  I want to know what happened to this mother  to turn her into a monster. Was she abusing him from birth?  Did his autism play a role? Her little boy was only 4.  Abuse and neglect is not new. Autism as an epidemic is just 25 years old.  Here, the two have overlapped. God rest this boy's young soul.

A Milwaukee woman suspected of killing her 4-year-old son with autism is accused of bounding him with belts and setting him on fire before his death, according to court documents.

Amelia Di Stasio, 23, faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the killing of Antonio Di Stasio, her only child, KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee reported Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by WITI, Milwaukee firefighters found the child's lifeless body, with his hands bound behind his back with several belts and a garbage bag over his head, in a bathtub after responding to a report of "smoke" at an apartment on the morning of Sept. 28.

"The majority of his body was burned," the complaint stated.  Read more here.


The Good Doctor Meets the Real Patient

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Note: The headline is a play on the  new TV show from abc - The Good Doctor. He's Doogie Houser with autism. Brilliant! Sees medicine in a different way! He's  a magical unicorn doctor!   Real doctors are at a loss as to how to help teens and  young adults with violent behaviors and other conditions of autism. We told you about the nation's first pediatric emergency psychiatric facility recently. It's in San Diego, California. The Golden State is tarnished by Dr. Richard Pan, the pediatician (sic - pediatrician plus politician) whose role it is to force vaccination on every child in the state, followed by adults no doubt. Several years ago, Alex Spourdalakis languished and suffered in a Chicago hospital for weeks and was then viciously murdered by his mother in what may or may not have been a "mercy at wits end" violent episode. How many AofA readers have children who have been out of control violent due to their pain and suffering of autism? Too many.  The article below is from Philadelphia, home of Dr. Paul Offit. The leader in vaccination mandates and injury denial. The irony is startling. Will HE take these patients into his practice?

By Anne Dachel

Sept 26, 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer: With nowhere else to go, patients with severe autism turn to hospitals for help

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained, or confined to mesh-tented beds, a Kaiser Health News investigation shows.

These young people — who may shout for hours, bang their heads on walls, or lash out violently at home — are taken to the hospital after community social services and programs fall short and families call 911 for help, according to more than two dozen interviews with parents, advocates, and physicians in states from Maine to California.

There, they wait for beds in specialized programs that focus on treating people with autism and other developmental disabilities, or they return home once families recover from the crisis or find additional support. …

Nationally, the number of people with an autism diagnosis who were seen in hospital ERs nearly doubled from 81,628 in 2009 to 159,517 five years later, according to the latest available data from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The number admitted also soared, from 13,903 in 2009 to 26,811 in 2014. …

“Classic autism with challenging behavior represents a large part of the autism spectrum, and nobody is telling their story,” said Parles, who has an adult son on the spectrum.

If more help were available, more families would be able to keep their kids at home safely, she said. …

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School and Hospital Grossly Overstep Their Bounds Restraining and Drugging Canadian 8 Year Old

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When Debbie Kiroff's son disappeared from the teachers' sight, the school called police. But what happened next has her sounding the alarm about the appropriateness of both the school's and the hospital's response. (Submitted by Debbie Kiroff)


NOTE:  My father was born in 1922. He'd have been in first grade in 1928 or so. He used to tell us a story that he could not use scissors well as a tot.  Nor could he ride a bike.  His family was Irish Italian poor, 10 kids. Bikes were a luxury.  Scissors were to make clothing, not crafts. One day, his teacher marched the entire class down the street to my father's house. The teacher knocked on the door. My grandmother, Hannah Veronica Sullivan Rossi answered.  The teacher then proceeded to shame my father in front of his class and his mother, proclaiming that he was deficient in cutting paper. My grandmother took a broom, and beat the teacher with it, shooing her off their porch. End of story.  I miss her.  I think I miss 1928 too. Kim

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A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school.

Debbie Kiroff says her eight-year-old, who loves cooking, Lego and swimming, has behavioural issues and a severe learning disability. So when the principal at Holland Landing Public School phoned her on Sept. 5 to say his behaviour was "escalating," it didn't come as a shock. 

"They know he's a runner," she told CBC Toronto. "When I first brought him to the school, I said to them, 'He likes to run. That's his release.'"

For Kiroff's son, the frog pond near the school is where he finds calm. "He usually runs to the same spot near the little forest that they go to for day trips."

'Mom, they've already got him in the police car'

But when he disappeared from teachers' sight on the first day, Kiroff says the school called police. What happened next has her sounding the alarm about what she says is a lack of supports for children with difficulties, and she's left with questions about the appropriateness of both the school's and hospital's response.

It all began with an argument with another boy over who should be able to use a computer. 

"He's running around right now, he's got a ruler, he's climbing this, climbing that," Kiroff says the principal told her, asking her to come pick her son up.

Kiroff says she works for Canada Post and had a truck full of packages she had to unload first. In the meantime, she says, she sent her daughter, who had her baby with her, to the school.

While her daughter made her way over, the principal called and said the eight-year-old was running off of school property, says Kiroff.

By the time she got there, it was too late. 

"Mom, they've already got him in the police car. They're taking him to the hospital because he's too angry," she says her daughter told her on the phone.

You don't need my consent for that?'

Kiroff's son was taken to Southlake Regional Health Centre. She says she had to wait 15 to 20 minutes before being allowed inside.   Read more here.


Buckeye Arizona Police Take Down Autistic Teen for Stimming

Teachable-momentsNOTE:  We hope this poor young man is OK.  Autism has many variations, versions and vagaries. The epidemic denialists and neurodiversity whitewashers would have you believe autism is simply a Swiss army knife of unique skills for life and not different from eye color or even race. It's "just" a brain difference. We beg to differ. At all points on the spectrum, our loved ones with autism are in danger. The answer is treatment and maybe even prevention, of course, for the future. But for those here, whom we love and adore? The answer is education. These police officers mistook stimming for a dangerous move. And it's not a stretch to understand how that could happen. If  police tell someone to "freeze" and he keeps moving, he is in mortal peril. Law enforcement doesn't have the luxury of perusing the DSM V for the traits of autism. That said, a bit of empathy and kindness and human thought could have prevented this awful event. Educate the police. Educate the public as to the real life traits of autism - the bad and the ugly along with the good.  Otherwise the Buckeye Arizona teen will always have a bulls eye his back. And so will our children and friends with autism. KR

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From NBC 4 Arizona


Police in Buckeye, Arizona, have released body camera footage of an officer detaining a teen boy with autism who he believed to be doing drugs.

The footage, taken the afternoon of July 19, 2017, shows Officer Grossman with the Buckeye Police Department go to the ground with Connor Leibel, 14. The news release does not give Officer Grossman's first name.

At one point, you can hear Connor tell Grossman "I'm stimming," which is a common technique used by people with autism. The officer didn't understand the word and didn't recognize the boy had autism.

He asks Connor for identification, but the teen says he doesn't have any ID and begins to walk away.

The boy screams when the officer puts his hands on him and they fall to the ground. He also shouts multiple times, "I'm OK!"

The incident started when Officer Grossman saw the teen alone in a park.

The release said the boy was "moving his hand to his face in a manner consistent with inhaling, and then [Grossman] observed the teenager's body react accordingly after that movement."

The officer approached the boy and asked what he was doing, but the teen walked away. That's when the officer "lawfully detained the teenager, causing both of them to fall to the ground," according to the release.


Take The Keys and Lock Them Up. Amer-ican Children.

Seclusion roomOur Anne Dachel is like Dickens' Madame Defarge, knitting a long long list of egregious actions within the ever exploding realm of special education. She has hundreds 0f stories of how school districts are being crushed by the epidemic of kids on IEPs and with serious emotional and mental challenges.  The result is often horrendous care for our children. Below is a sample of her compilation, about the hideous practices of restraint and seclusion.  Just last week on Facebook a friend discovered that her son's new school has a "calm" room. That's a euphemism for a seclusion room.

Sept 14, 2017, Newsweek: WHY ARE SCHOOLS LOCKING UP SO MANY OF OUR KIDS?

If parents were to lock their children in a confined space for a lengthy period of time, it is highly likely that those parents would be arrested for child abuse and their parental rights threatened. (In fact, this just happened in Arizona recently.)

If public schools do this, however, the outcome is quite different.

The use of physical restraints, locked “seclusion rooms,” and solitary confinement for children is rampant throughout the nation’s public schools.

In a comprehensive 2014 analysis by NPR and ProPublica, analysts found that “restraint and seclusion were used at least 267,000 times nationwide” in the 2011-2012 school year. Schools put children in seclusion rooms approximately 104,000 times in that one year.

Continue reading "Take The Keys and Lock Them Up. Amer-ican Children." »


Bergen West Pediatrics Charges $20 If You Decline a Vaccine They Want To Sell You

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UPDATE: We've heard that this  practice is denying the letter. It makes zero point zero sense that anyone would create a fake letter and post it to social media.  The photo is at an angle as if snapped from the side with a cell phone.  They are welcome to chime in to clarify if they so choose.

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Pardon the Trump'ism, but I think we can say safely to this practice, "You're FIRED!"

Imaging charging $20 to a family because they say "no" to a vaccine? Bergen West Pediatric Center is doing just that. How much money do they lose when they don't sell the vaccines that Merck and Insurance companies demand? The rationale is nonsense. Records are already pulled and ready. Verify vaccine? What does that mean? They have the lineup ready for each visit. Voila. Verified. Put them away.  Assess the patient? Isn't that the point of the visit ANYWAY? Patient needs clearly do not come first. There are reasons whereby a parent says "no" to a vaccine including that day's health status, bona fide exemption rights and that basic America tenet called FREEDOM.

From their website, "we are currently accepting new patients."  Indeed.

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More Denial: Some Autism Parents Are Just ASDholes

WeepBelow is a horrible story of a mother charged with murdering her teen daughter with "high functioning autism."The girl's name was Savannah Leckie.

According to the article, it sounds like the girl was more than a handful - and don't we know what that's like? Autism is rarely what we see on sitcoms and news clips of snapshot moments of success. Life is a continuum of struggle, love, frustration, love, hard work, love, sleepless nights, love, staying home, love, limited social life, love, stalled dreams, love. Now, take out the love and what do you have? A recipe for murder. 

This poor young woman didn't stand a chance. According to the AP story, she was put up for adoption as a baby. Her adoptive mother "gave her back" to her birth mother because her fiance did not get along with the girl. (Please review long love filled sentence above.) Her birth mother treated the girl like a war hostage, with cruelty and punishment.

Growing up doesn't mean growing out of autism. I hate to tell you, but our work gets more difficult as school ends, services Denialdiminish, budgets are slashed. The result will be more of this literal insanity - parents killing their children with autism and sometimes comitting suicide afterward.  Denial of the epidemic means trauma and tragedy.

Learn more about the squashing of the truth about the epidemic in DENIAL by our own Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill, available now.

May God rest Savannah's soul. KR

Missouri woman charged with killing autistic daughter [Associated Press]

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl's remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised.

Rebecca Ruud, 39, is charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death and second-degree felony murder in the killing of her 16-year-old biological daughter, Savannah Leckie. She is also charged with tampering with physical evidence and abandoning a corpse, said Ozark County Prosecutor John Garrabrant. He declined to say whether anyone else would be charged, but Sheriff Darrin Reed said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected.

Ruud is being held in the Ozark County jail. A cellphone number listed as hers wasn't working, and the public defender's office didn't immediately reply to a phone message seeking comment.


Dr. Eve Switzer, Meet The Google.

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No, but vaccine injury denial is....

There's a pediatrician in Oklahoma who is one of the chief Twits when it comes to tweeting incorrect information and outright lies and angry attacks on parents of vaccine injured children. Her name is Eve Switzer. We've written about her in the past - when she encouraged false reports to CPS for any parent trying to recover their children from autism.

Ginger Taylor pointed out her latest ignorant Twitstorm on Facebook this week. Seems Dr. Switzer missed the class on vaccine induced brain injury.  Oh wait, there isn't one.
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May we suggest a quick trip to the University of Google, Dr. Switzer? Seems the University of New Mexico was insufficient to the task of educating you.

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Lest you think Dr. Switzer is not an active American doctor, take heart! She performs many important medical procedures! Just look at her profile!  Why, one might even want to call her Dr. Eve of Destruction. At least for skin lesions.... 

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Vaxxed's Polly Tommey Ousted from Australia

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Is this what is coming to America? Australia banned the right to protest 3 years ago. See below. Did you know that?  Polly Tommey and traveling medical warrior Dr. Suzanne Humphries were told they were not able to return to Australia for three years. Authorities confiscated Polly's phone.  Vaxxed is about the CDC Whistleblower who worked on the MMR/Autism studies many years ago and about vaccine safety.  

From the Daily Beast (thanks Adriana for the link): On Tuesday 11 March [2014], the Australian state of Victoria passed a controversial law giving police wide-reaching powers over protesters.

Police can now move on, fine or arrest people they believe are ‘causing or likely to cause’ obstructed access to buildings or impeding the movement of people or traffic, or people they anticipate may become violent. Additionally, courts can issue exclusion orders (bans on being in a designated public space for up to 12 months). Breaching a penalty order can result in two years’ imprisonment.


Italy Mandates Vaccination for School Children

School-system-in-italy-7-728After taking a billion Euro "gift" from Glaxo, Italy now mandates vaccination for its children.

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.

Now watch the school districts change over the next few years as special education, dietary/food allergy and behavior programs become necessary.  

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

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From MedPage Today:

Vaccines will now be mandatory for all children attending school in Italy through the age of 16, The Washington Post reported.

Approved with a vote of 296-92 by Italy's parliament, the new mandate will require parents to show proof of 10 vaccinations -- including tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, and diphtheria -- in order to be granted admission to preschools. However, vaccinations for meningococcal B and meningococcal C were left off the final list.

The vote comes after Italy's highest court ruled no tie between autism and vaccinations earlier this week...


Shocking Statistic: 22% of Irish Schoolchildren Need Special Education

Sad cloverWhen will the world wake up to the tragedy happening in front of our collective eyes?  Children unable to learn, to function - at all levels, not only autism and its iterations. 22% of Irish schoolchildren are in special education, and the numbers are climbing unabated.  

I teach children karate.  The girls seem to be able to stand still, listen, process and make their bodies do what we ask of them. Many, and I mean many, of the boys can not stand still. Their bodies literally wobble.  They need a command several times to take notice and then require extra processing time to make their bodies move. Left is right. Right is left. Crossing midline is difficult. Staying focused nearly impossible. Army crawling looks like a sea of frozen right legs being dragged. Hopping on one foot a struggle. Even running back and forth in a straight line is a challenge.  Children are simply not the same. And then you have the 20+ men who are shooters. Raging. Unable to find the "this is wrong" button and control their anger. 

When will eyes turn away from the nonsense of "better diagnosis" to the world of pharmaceutical and chemical interventions that are changing the brain for the worse?   Teachers did not suddenly forget how to teach. Parents have not forsaken basic parenting rules. THE RAW MATERIAL is different - the children themselves are not the same.

Kim

From IRISH NEWS.

RAPIDLY increasing numbers of children with special educational needs is causing spending to spiral, a new audit report has found.

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We Know this Product Harms You - Take it Anyway.

HPVSanevaz chartCan you imagine another product in the United States of America where doctors would know that it hurts people - and not just a handful of people-  teens and young adults females - and yet they continue to bludgeon and shame patients into taking the product?  They lie. The doctor below calls Gardasil one of the safest vaccines. VAERS adverse reporting data says otherwise.  Check for yourself at the SANEVAX.org site that tracks HPV vaccine injuries and deaths.   Harming babies who can not tell their parents the agony they feel is one thing - the injuries remain somewhat "hidden." But girls and boys into their teens and 20s can speak freely about their life changes - and they are doing so. It's a sad day when bright kids who made it out of childhood vaccines intact fall prey to teen vaccines.  Adults are next - just wait and see. KAR

The HPV vaccine, commonly given to girls and boys as early as 9 years old, has caused controversy because some people have experienced side effects.

The vaccine aims to prevent human papillomavirus, which can lead to genital warts and cervical cancer.

 
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One mother said after her daughter had the vaccine, it caused side effects so dire that it not only affected her health, but it changed her life.

"It was easy to be her mother. She was an excellent student, straight As. She's a musician. She plays guitar," Tracie Moorman said about her daughter, Maddie Moorman.

After Maddie Moorman received the vaccine, she had debilitating migraine headaches, nausea, insomnia and difficulties processing information, something she calls "brain chaos."

"Everything is just kind of foggy. I'm always in a little bit of a muggy state where my head hurts," Maddie Moorman said.

"I've lost track of how many days of school that she's missed since all of this started," said Tracie Moorman.

She said her daughter is now home-schooled in the afternoons, unable to physically or mentally handle a full day of classes. She said she's also developed several food allergies, too.

"There are 20 foods that I cannot eat," Maddie Moorman said. "Soy, meat, wheat, dairy, nuts. That alone eliminates a lot of food."

She said she has to take 13 supplements every day just to get through the day.

Tracie Moorman said she blames the changes on the HPV vaccine.

"I think that whatever it is in the vaccine that has caused the body to go into chaos has to be eliminated, one way or the other," she said.

Dr. Christopher Harrison has researched the HPV vaccine and said he strongly recommends it to his patients. He said the vaccine's ability to prevent cervical cancer outweighs any reported side effects.

"It's hard for me to see the risk is anywhere close to the benefits we're going to get out of this. It's actually one of the safest vaccines that's ever been produced," he said.  Read more here.



From Hell to HOPEISM

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NOTE: We all know autism warrior parents. I know few women who are as strong as Michelle Guppy, from Texas.  Her son Brandon has severe autism and a life threatening seizure disorder that wreaks havoc on his body and the entire family's day to day - no, moment to moment - life.  She invited me to share this post from her personal blog and I am proud to do so.   Please pop over to her blog and leave a comment there, won't you? And thank you Michelle.

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Of being a bubble-wrapped blueberry... Violet7

By Michelle Guppy

This writing won't be for those who go through life with rose-colored glasses.

It certainly isn't for those who "celebrate" National Autism Awareness Month.

It is for those who dare to take the time to read about the reality that is life with vaccine injury.

Life with autism...  
(Which for the majority, is life with vaccine injury.)

Which for the majority of those I know, is very much the title of my blog in being a lifelong journey from hell to HOPEISM.

I want to share about a brief visit I had with one such warrior mom who I will not identify...

I have to share it because the reality of her life needs to be known because it represents the reality of so very many in this autism community.  The reality of  our lives that is rarely shown because if it were to be rated as a movie, it would have a "graphic violence" warning.  The reality of our lives is so far from what is portrayed, how we actually live, it's pathetic.  That so many like this mom are in every community, is a horrific tragedy of epic proportions.

And yes, I'll say it.

It's a tragedy that overshadows the holocaust.

I do realize that what I'm sharing here, is but the tip of a very large iceberg in how so many of us must live.  As bad as what I've seen, experienced, or know of is, there are those who live with much worse.  How much worse?  That they would murder their children rather than live one more day with no help and no hope that help will ever come.  That they would rather commit suicide because death is kinder than life.  The iceberg of an entire generation of severely affected adults with autism (vaccine injury) will sink this country when the collision comes of when they are left to the state after their parents die or simply cannot care for them any longer.

I was just so moved by the stark reality of what I saw in how this warrior mom must live that I cried on and off the rest of the day.  Not in pity of her, but for the situation she is in.  She is a fighter.  She deserves such enormous respect.  It is the situation that moved me.  The all-too-familiar situation of those who care for adults with autism who are bigger and stronger than they are.

Continue reading "From Hell to HOPEISM" »


Best of: Autism's Longest Day... Called Summer

J flintonNOTE: Today is Summer Solstice.  The longest day of the year. Every day can be the longest day with autism, right?  We ran this post several years ago, and like many of our sharp parent perspectives, it's as relevant today as it was then.

By Jennifer Flinton

My 10-year-old autistic son was dis-enrolled from the adaptive summer day camp at our local recreation center today.  This was a camp specifically designed for special needs children; there were actually several kids my son knew from school in the very same camp.  I’m starting to detect an emerging trend here.  “Special needs” doesn’t necessarily apply to my son, who is totally non-verbal and is on the more severe end of the autism spectrum.

This has happened before.  I enroll my son in what seems, on paper, to be an ideal program for him – small staff-to-child ratio, lots of activities to keep him occupied, and most importantly, staff trained to understand and work with special kiddos like mine.  Then, when my son and I go for our first day, we quickly realize that they really didn’t mean kids like him, with often severe outbursts of behavior, self-injurious behavior, and aggression.  They want compliant kids; those kids with special needs who might just be a little physically slower or cognitively slightly impaired.  Those are the kids who look good on the brochure, not my kid who’s red-faced and whose nose is running snot because he’s been screaming for the past hour.

The first experience like this was with a TOPS Soccer group in our hometown of Olympia, WA.  The “cute,” compliant special needs children loved the indoor gym and were eager to participate in the group warm-up activities.  My son covered his ears due to the echoes of the gym, and wanted nothing more than to leave – he kept crying and tugging at me to go.  We gave up after 4 or 5 practices.

The next experience was with a social skills group for ASD children.  The first year we were here in the Austin, TX area, my son did well with this group, so I was the first to sign him up the following year.  I found out a week before the group was scheduled to start (and once it was too late to find another summer activity for him because they were all long since full) that the agency had decided to have a higher functioning social skills group, where they could take community field trips and such, so my lower-functioning son could not participate.  Sorry.

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