Publish or Perish

4A1FBE9E-1268-492D-BF23-2638ADEF1604“Publish or perish” is a common phrase in academia. Academia is where people with letters after their names write about scenarios and situations about which the average AofAer has 100x more knowledge and experience. Many years ago, I spoke at a marginally competitive college in Massachusetts (who remembers college rank terminology?) The professor who spoke before me touted her years in academia as an autism expert. I added up my daughters ages at the time and tripled her number in my own introduction as my experience. There has been so much fiddling while families struggle. Study upon study that bolster careers. Little of it translational. And everyone else makes money. As in the situation below.

From Spectrum News

Prolific autism researcher has two dozen papers retracted

by Shaena Montanari  /  2 February 2023

An autism researcher lost two dozen papers to retraction in January, eight years after the publisher was made aware of potentially troubling editorial practices. Elsevier, the publisher, cited undisclosed conflicts of interest, duplicated methodology and a “compromised” peer-review process as reasons for the retractions…

…The papers were published in Research in Developmental Disabilities and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders between 2013 and 2014 — a period when Johnny Matson, then professor of psychology at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and an author on all of the papers, was editor-in-chief of both journals.

….The conflict-of-interest claims stem from the retracted papers using assessment batteries that Matson developed, which are sold by Disability Consultants, LLC, a business registered in the state of Louisiana to Matson’s wife, Deann Matson. This tie was not revealed in any of the 23 papers.

Citation: https://doi.org/10.53053/YIME4862

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Buy and share these books by Robert Kennedy Jr.. Dr. Fauci may be "gone" but we will not let his work fade into obscurity nor become enshrined on Mount Olympus. And the Pfizer expose video (dates gone sour) screams out for The Wuhan Cover Up. Not to mention the weather balloon we just took down.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

#1 on AMAZON, and a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NATIONAL BESTSELLER Over 1,000,000 copies sold despite censorship, boycotts from bookstores and libraries, and hit pieces against the author.

The Wuhan Cover-Up: How US Health Officials Conspired with the Chinese Military to Hide the Origins of COVID-19 (Children’s Health Defense)

From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Real Anthony Fauci comes an explosive exposé of the cover-up behind the true origins of COVID-19.


Tis the Season, the Legislative Season That Is

Virginia legislative sessionBy Cathy Jameson

It doesn’t feel like we’ve tiptoed into 2023.  Some days, it feels like we’re barreling through it.  It especially felt like that when I flipped the calendar page from January to February last week.  When I got an action alert from the NVIC last week also, I knew for sure that time was flying by.  The type of email they send this time of year means that legislative season is under way in my state.  Curious about which other states were also in session, I was floored when I looked at the map. 

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Screenshot from NCLS.org

I’ve written about this topic several times but had completely forgot how many states are at work right now. 

Quite a few are!

You know what that means?

Across the country, representatives are talking about all sorts of topics that will affect all sorts of people – including you and me.  It also means that vaccine bills are back.  Unless you subscribe to an outlet, like NVIC, that reports on vaccine-related legislative issues, some people may not know this. 

Take a look at the most pressing bills NVIC has shared in their advocacy portal.  Two things jumped out at me when I saw the current concerns:  prior session vaccine legislation in Washington, D.C. rolled into 2023’s session with the push for B24-0942. And check out how many bills are were proposed in the commonwealth of Virginia!  The time to speak up there is now.   

CJ NVIC action alert

[To get an idea of what’s going on locally in your state, and not just about vaccines, search the LegiScan portal.]

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Wise Words from Our Northern Neighbors at V Choice Canada

Vaccine Choice CanadaBelow is an excerpt from Vaccine Choice Canada. Ted Kuntz sums up the roadmap perfectly. Please click over to their site, support them, bookmark and share their important work.

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Most Canadians have never, in their lifetime, experienced this level of tyranny from our governments, our public health, and from our mainstream media.

Those who come from countries with communism, brutal dictatorships, and military controlled governments see what is happening and are terrified.

This pandemic is not about a virus.

The measures that have been imposed for more than three years are not for our safety.

We are being deceived, manipulated and controlled by our own governments.

And for most, this is just too hard to see, much less acknowledge.

This is not a war of guns, and tanks and bombs, but it is no less a war.

While we were waiting for the curve to flatten, Canada was transformed from a democracy to a dictatorship; our parliaments are no longer functioning as representatives of the people.

Canada has transformed from a country where citizens were free to work, travel, worship, assemble, speak freely, and make their own medical choices to a totalitarian state where these rights are now deemed to be privileges bestowed upon the masses at the discretion of the dictators.

Do you see what has happened?

  • Police are now being asked to break their Oath as a Police officer and violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Public health officials, nurses, doctors, health care workers are violating their codes of ethics and injecting citizens with and unproven experimental gene therapy without informed consent.
  • Businesses were deemed essential or non-essential at the whim of unelected officials.
  • Our children were subject to measures that if done four years ago would be deemed child abuse.
  • The only treatment offered for the common cold virus was an experimental gene therapy that was imposed through coercion/extortion. This treatment did not prevent infection or transmission and was never designed to do so.
  • Anyone, regardless of level of knowledge or expertise who dared to question the government’s dictates was aggressively ridiculed, censored, delicensed, and marginalized. This is still happening today with the College of Physicians and Surgeons being the hatchet men and women.
  • Hospitals and public health organizations continue to impose vaccine and masking measures even though they are neither medically nor scientifically based.
  • The only numbers that seem to count are vaccine numbers. All other numbers, such as deaths or harms caused by their measures are ignored or deemed irrelevant.
  • The fundamental principle of ‘my body, my choice’ is no longer considered valid when it comes to medical choice. It is only valid with ending a pregnancy.
  • Treatments that have been proven to successfully treat the effects of COVID are denied.

When Will These Violations End?

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Curl Up With a Good Book That Will Curl Your Hair

Retro date good bookI'm guessing Dr, Jordon Trishton Walker wishes he'd curled up with a good book, rather than the disastrous date aired by Project Veritas. Pretty sure he would not have chosen either of the titles below. Dr. Fauci may be "gone" but we will not let his work fade into obscurity nor become enshrined on Mount Olympus. And the Pfizer exposed video (dates gone sour) screams out for The Wuhan Cover Up.

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

#1 on AMAZON, and a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NATIONAL BESTSELLER Over 1,000,000 copies sold despite censorship, boycotts from bookstores and libraries, and hit pieces against the author.

The Wuhan Cover-Up: How US Health Officials Conspired with the Chinese Military to Hide the Origins of COVID-19 (Children’s Health Defense)

From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Real Anthony Fauci comes an explosive exposé of the cover-up behind the true origins of COVID-19.


Disparities in Intellectual Disability in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A call for the immediate need for more resource

Smart cookieBelow is an article from the TACA Moving Forward Autism blog that is critically important. I recall asking every school psychologist, "How can you measure her IQ if she can not respond to the test?" My daughters each “tested” as having intellectual disability. And while that horrifed me, because I KNEW that they are smart and capable, at the end of the day, it's the "credit card" that "buys" services across the country. Departments of Disability Services, once called Departments of Mental Retardation, were created to service those with IQ under 70.  People with autism are denied services and put on waiver wait lists in droves if their IQ is over 70. On paper. But do our kids really have IQs under 70? Or, have states caught on to the crushing expenses coming because of autism, therefore they need a way to deny services? I think the SPELLING REVOLUTION is going to make a difference in getting honest data. Maybe some savvy psychometry student will create an IQ test that uses spelling to convey answers. And discounts motor planning skills.  Thanks to TACA for this information. Do bookmark their blog.

Disparities in Intellectual Disability in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A call for the immediate need for more resource

Richard E Frye, MD, PhD
Autism Discovery and Treatment Foundation, Phoenix AZ
Rossignol Medical Center, Phoenix AZ

A new publication in the journal Pediatrics examined the change in rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly with respect to those with intellectual disability (Shenouda et al., 2023). This study was performed by examining data collected as part of the CDC – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network in four counties in New Jersey which represented a diverse population in the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area over a six-year period from 2000 to 2016. Not surprisingly, the overall ASD rates increased but particularly interesting was that fact that there was an overall increase in the proportion of children with ASD who did not have intellectual disability. However, there was a greater proportion of children with ASD without intellectual disabilities in more affluent areas while there was a relatively greater portion of children with ASD who also had intellectual disability in underserved areas with low socioeconomic status. The authors believe that this disparity was due to the underdiagnosis of children without intellectual disability in underserved areas due to lack of early diagnosis and treatment. Of course, this is an important reminder of the health disparities that affect the effective care of children.

One of the limitations in this and other research examining intellectual disability is ASD is the ability to measure intellect. I have many parents with children in my practice that tell me how smart their children are despite having an evaluation that suggest intellectual disability. There are many reasons for this. It is well known that intelligence quotient (IQ) tests have a high language load, meaning that having language problems will underestimate intelligence. Indeed, older studies suggests that a standard IQ test would categorize 20% more children with ASD as low functioning (Dawson et al., 2007) or underestimate IQ by 21 points (Grondhuis and Mulick, 2013) and more recent studies have supported this notion (Al-Mamari et al., 2021; Giofrè et al., 2019). Furthermore, the reduced ability to communicate non-verbally with gestures, the limited ability to pay attention and behavioral dysregulation can all interfere with intelligence testing, thus underestimating intelligence. Interestingly, a recent functional MRI studies looking at brain pathways with children with ASD found that many children with ASD had the required language and cognitive pathways intact in the brain, but for some reasons they weren’t utilize these brain pathways, leaving them in a “locked-in” state (Pines et al., 2021). Perhaps there is someway to unlock this cognitive potential.

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The Headlines Write Themselves

1C2BEBE6-F7F4-43DD-8767-054E6AA9F865Is any progress educating fellow families realistic when critical thinking skills are so low? Of course, consumers can sue Duncan Hines and Betty Crocker if they eat PEANUT BUTTER cookies. That's why the labeling is so basic. Meanwhile, when we said,"Hey, about that bolus dose of mercury in my newborn's Hep B vaccine, you think that could be a problem," we were kicked to the curb.

Another packaging change I noticed recently, was cooking instructions. I offered to bring my my daughters' day program staff breakfast for Day Service Provider appreciation day. I baked homemade muffins. And I bought 48 Jimmy Dean frozen sausage egg and cheese croissant sandwiches. When I went to bake them, the instructions said that I had to go the Jimmy Dean WEBSITE for oven directions, They only had MICROWAVE directions on the box. I couldn't believe it.

And yet, I can.

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Every day the causes grow more absurd and the lies grow bigger. Two books to buy, read, share, leave in your local Little Free Library.

Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

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Pull Out Those Old Excuses

Old newsAutism is back in the news. Not sure what agenda this information advances. Feel free to speculate. Thanks to Anne Dachel for keeping on top of the sky high pile of bullshit.

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By Anne Dachel 


More autism is nothing new. It’s what’s expected. That’s the response by everyone to new research out of Rutgers in New Jersey. Here’s what we’re being told:

New York Post: Why autism rates have skyrocketed in the NYC metro area: study 

Autism rates in the Big Apple have ballooned at a baffling rate.

Instances of Autism Spectrum Disorder have tripled in the New York-New Jersey metro area — from 1% of the population in 2000 to 3% in 2016.

That’s largely due to a growing number of diagnoses of children without intellectual disabilities, said researchers at Rutgers, in a new study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics.

They identified 4,661 8-year-olds with ASD in the metro area. The majority did not have intellectual disabilities (59.3%) and were therefore less likely to be previously identified.

Instances of Autism Spectrum Disorder have tripled in the New York-New Jersey metro area — from 1%f the population in 2000 to 3% in 2016, the study found.Getty Images

But earlier, more accurate diagnoses don’t completely explain the upwards trend, which was based on estimates from the CDC.

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The Yolk's on Us

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The talk of eggs (actually the choline in eggs) being a contributor to strokes while CAUSE UNKNOWN deaths continue to spiral out of control reminded me of an unsung Batman villain. Is it any wonder our brains are scrambled?



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Every day the causes grow more absurd and the lies grow bigger. Two books to buy, read, share, leave in your local Little Free Library.

Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

Cause Unknown Hardcover
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Lies My Government Told Me Hardcover
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Twists and Turns

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If you’ve been following the saga, praying about the issue, or are just curious about whatever happened with all of the things I was so worried about in December, here’s an update.  That’s how I started a post to family and friends midweek last week.  Since so many in our community here have reached out about the recent issue that’s still not fully resolved, I want to share the update here as well.  Edited just a tad, here is more of the story…

We finally got name brand Lamictal late last week!  It wasn’t the right form of the medication though.  Does that matter?  I don’t know.  Ronan had been taking the disintegrating tablets, not the non-disintegrating tablets we were sent, nor in the tablet dosage that was sent.

While we waited so desperately for the name brand, Fiona - Ronan’s big sister and future Biologist, CJ spreadsheethelped me create a spreadsheet.  It tallied the dwindling supply of the disintegrating name brand tablets we had on hand and the cheaper, generic pills we were told to use.  Even with her very well thought out calculations, I was apprehensive when the day came to mix the meds.  Since adding in more of the generic, Ronan’s been napping a tiny bit more than usual, he’s been a lot more drool-y, and yesterday, he put himself back in bed within half an hour of being awake and slept for about 2 1/2 hours.

You cannot tell me that the generic comes without risk.

Look at the price difference.

It is astronomically different!

CJ generic name brand

Don’t forget, unless I forgot to tell you, we have had two medications switched to generic form recently.  The second one also had some supply issue problems that caused delays.  Ronan had been on the generic of that medication a little bit longer, so hopefully we’ll see some improvement now that we have the correct form.  The pharmacy manager at the specialty pharmacy went to bat for us and overnighted the correct form of the second medication just this morning.  I’m not sure what strings she had to pull or what strong words she needed to say, but she was able to override all the red tape within hours.  Insurance had to be put in its place, so thank you Miss A. for kicking some major butt for my kid!

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Beetlejuice is Funny. Beetleburgers are Not. Watch CHD TV Now.

Mary and Polly CHD TVWe’ll see you Sunday, with Cathy Jameson’s post.

This week, Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) president, and Polly Tommey, CHD.TV programming manager, covered the latest headlines on COVID-19, Big Pharma and other issues, including news that as the World Economic Forum wrapped up its weeklong annual meeting of nearly 3,000 political, business, media and academic elites, The Defender identified eight key takeaways based on news reports and comments by participants and attendees.

WATCH HERE

Polly and Mary also discussed that at the meeting, former prime minister Tony Blair has called for digital libraries that can record the vaccination status of people around the world in future pandemics.

Plus, The Wall Street Journal Sunday took vaccine makers and federal agencies to task for pushing the bivalent COVID-19 boosters without having any data to demonstrate that they are either safe or effective. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is eyeing changes to the booster program.

Also on tap this week: Moderna and BioNTech acknowledged early on that their COVID-19 shots were gene therapy, but now, with help from media giants like The Associated Press, they’re going to great lengths to get you to believe otherwise.   Click here to read more and watch.

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Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

Cause Unknown Hardcover
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SPELLERS has documented a miracle

Spellers The MovieWe're pleased to share this emotional review of Spellers, The Movie, by Levi Quackenboss. Subscribe to the Substack here.

SPELLERS has documented a miracle

For my friend, JB Handley, and his champion speller, Jamie.

I know you all will ask when and where you can see this life-changing film. I’ve heard rumors that it’s launching April 2nd, on World Autism Day. Stay tuned, I’ll let you know how see it. In the meantime, follow the SPELLERS Instagram and sign up for the SPELLERS mailing list for news.

When the opening scenes of SPELLERS began, for a moment I doubted that I would make it through the film that day. JB Handley has been many things to me in our seven-year friendship. A force. A shield. A contributor, a voice, a friend. A big, strong, soft-hearted human in need. A ray of hope who needs an occasional spiritual pep talk to make it through a dark day. I haven't met JB's son, Jamie, but I've said a few words to him when JB puts our calls on speaker. JB tells me about Jamie's big smile as he listens. Jamie is autistic and doesn't talk, and he's been that way since he was a toddler.

The film opens with another young man, Cade Larson, filled with joy, cruising past the camera on a surfboard.

I've had the pleasure of spending several days with Cade, over a couple of trips. My children have sat with him at the dinner table, munching on tater tots at the country club near his Minnesota home. Cade is also autistic and has echolalia but otherwise doesn't speak. While he helplessly repeats everything said to him, you know he means "yes" with the enthusiasm he infuses into his echos. Yes, he wants all of us to go on the boat. Yes, he wants two orders of tater tots for dinner tonight. No, he doesn't want the dogs around.

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CDC Wants To Continue Federal Travel Mask Mandate

Elmo maskNote: Mask mandates were discriminatory toward people with autism. Travel mask mandates for healthy people surely meant many autism families were grounded. And in today's pugilistic environment of hotheads and the entitled, air travel could be dangerous for anyone who does not wear a mask, even if the reason is for a disability.  If you are sick, and want to don a mask as a courtesy, few could argue with that. If you feel safer wearing a mask around others, no matter their health status, you should have that choice. Ah, there's that word.....

From Leslie Manookian's Health Freedom Defense Fund:

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in CDC’s appeal of a district court’s ruling vacating the federal travel mask mandate.

Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) challenged CDC’s sweeping mask rule on the basis that CDC violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by failing to notice the public, take public comment, properly articulate and justify the rule, and lacked statutory authority for issuing such a far-reaching rule affecting millions of healthy people.

Noting that CDC did not immediately appeal the district court’s decision, HFDF attorney Brant Hadaway argued, "This is not about an urgent matter of public health." He continued, had CDC believed the issue was a "matter of life and death" the agency would have sought to expedite the legal process.

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Reich or Wrong?

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Tweeting is a great way to make pithy statements and reach a wide audience. I'm happy to say that the vast majority of our Tweets are getting through without a Sensitive Content plain brown wrapper.  Join us www.Twitter.com/ageofautism. If you are not familiar with Robert Reich, He is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. Source RobertReich.org.


Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

Cause Unknown Hardcover
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Interview with an Undertaker

Embalming roomNote: We are so happy to have a post from Julie Obradovic today. Please welcome her back warmly. Her 2016 memoir An Unfortunate Coincidence: A Mother's Life Inside The Autism Controversy dovetails all too well with Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and 2022.

By Julie Obradovic

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with an undertaker. Licensed since 1976, he has spent his entire life in the field having been born into a family who owned and operated several funeral homes in Chicago. He continued the family business after getting his degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota and still runs his own funeral home with his children.

 To put it bluntly, he has never not been around dead people.

Although I have never had much interest in the life of a funeral home director, I have admittedly been curious as to what they have witnessed and experienced since Covid began. Is it true? Are younger people dying an at alarming rate? What kinds of deaths have increased or decreased and among whom? Has anything unusual been happening that he has noticed, and if so, what?

I decided to reach out on a whim to see if he would answer my questions. It reminded me of what it was like back in the mid to late 2000’s as a high school teacher. After teaching for over 10 years, suddenly we needed an autism specialist. I had had taught over 1000 students by then and been among over 10,000 in our building. We hadn’t needed a specialist (let alone an entire room) for autism until then, but to hear the experts tell it, students with autism had been everywhere. We just didn’t know it.

Was he being told the same thing now? Was his reality being questioned? It was one thing for me to have 10 years of teaching experience when the epidemic hit high schools. He has been preparing the dead for over 50. It would be hard to convince him he just didn’t notice something.

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A Hire Power

Hire helpedBy Cathy Jameson

I recently shared that our main caregiver is starting a new job.  Like other caregivers who’ve joined Team Ronan, they are actually on a bigger team…Team Jameson. The longer they are here, they become family.  That’s because this person, who has willingly stepped into our home, ends up helping all of us.  I don’t mean doing chores or assisting each of us individually.  I mean that they naturally fit right in.  As each year goes by, the more they get to know us.  The more we get to know them, the deeper the friendship has become.  When something else comes along in their life, like a new job, the loss we feel when it’s time for them to go is great. 

We hate it when the good ones leave, but we always wish them the very best. 

While searching for a new provider these last few weeks, I’ve run into several brick walls.  This week, I looked beyond our community but still came up short.  Many people have offered great suggestions, which I’ve taken into consideration, but I’m still without a reliable replacement.

Without the loving extra pair of hands we’ve grown to love here, life’s been a little bit…scratch that…life’s been a lot out of sorts.  I wasn’t working outside of the home last time we looked for a new caregiver.  This time, I’m juggling different demands and a different schedule, including trying to keep my own part-time hours. 

I love a challenge, but this is proving to be more than a challenge. 

While looking for community college job boards and investigating day programs this week, I thought back to the last time we lost a caregiver to see how we handled it.  Originally written in 2015, we posted the story here 3 years ago.  I’ll use some of the same tips I shared, including asking even more people if anyone knows someone who’s looking for a job.  God knows who we need to join Team Ronan, so we’ll pray that our paths will meet soon.  We’ll also hope that, in time, they’ll become an active member of Team Jameson, too.  

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Sticks and Stones

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By any other name...

See you Sunday with Cathy Jameson. We publish Sunday - Thursday.

We live in a world where sticks stones might break bones but names - words - heck they'll destroy your life and send you straight to  bed with depression.  Can you imagine spending a DIME to study the terminology of autism? Thank you, NEURODIVERSITY for more fluff while families are staggering to complete collapse no matter WHERE their children fall on the SPECTRUM. Can you believe we're arguing over WORDS rather than the lack of services and supports?

Sometimes Certain Terms Are Accurate Clinical Descriptors

A commentary titled “A full semantic toolbox is essential for autism research and practice to thrive” was recently published in Autism Research. Written by four mothers of individuals on the spectrum, the commentary takes on the controversial topic of “neutral” autism terminology that many in the neurodiversity movement favor. Recent articles written from the neurodiverse perspective suggest avoiding or replacing terms such as “disorder,” “deficit,” “risk,” “symptoms,” “challenging/problem behavior,” “comorbid,” and “prevention” when writing about autism. The neurodiverse community considers these terms “ableist,” even though the context in which those terms are used is not always considered. The commentary’s authors acknowledge that some scientific words may provoke feelings of social stigmatization for individuals in the neurodiversity movement. However, they believe those concerned should counter and address that stigma but should not eliminate scientifically accurate terminology while doing so. The authors also point out that the words targeted for elimination most often apply to individuals severely impacted by autism who are traditionally the most underserved despite having the most needs. Additionally, the authors state that censorship of certain terms exerts a chilling effect on research and clinical practice. They fear this chilling effect will again impact individuals and families that experience autism as a life-limiting condition versus a divergence or identity. The authors sum up the controversy by stating, “There does not need to be a battle between the two viewpoints around autism vocabulary; there is room across the spectrum to acknowledge that autism can be a state of being for some, an impairing condition for others and somewhere in between for many. Restricting terms used to describe autism will not change the nature of a person’s autism nor will it eliminate the impairments and symptoms experienced because of an autism diagnosis. It will not result in clinical benefit for some while reducing any services for anyone else.” They conclude by urging the autism community to ask families and individuals which terms they prefer to describe themselves and to accept the broad use of scientific terms in scientific research and studies. Ultimately, the authors believe that the push for neutral language is problematic since it robs the scientific community’s ability to describe the harsh realities people with autism face daily, particularly those with profound autism. In the end, they do not believe that anyone or any group should have the power to limit language that excludes the “observable realities of autism.” 

Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

Cause Unknown Hardcover
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Lies My Government Told Me Hardcover
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Serenity Now or Never

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I saw this Tweet from Dr. Peter McCullough yesterday. "Young people should have thought through genetic shots...."  I wrote two Tweet responses to voice my frustration.

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Think about it. An MD asking the young adults who were raised on the birthing person's milk of pharma trust to suddenly have the capability, let alone the nerve, to question a new vaccine out of the blue. Young adults who watched Elmo tell them to get their vaccines. Young adults who never had a moment to themselves to think, process, problem solve. Kids whose critical thinking skills were not installed because Mom and Dad wanted to make sure they never felt discomfort, pain, failure, loss. Kids who never saw a D on a report card because all kids needed to feel safe. And now we're going to tell them their troubles are their own fault? How about the decades of data, science and heartache doled out daily by the autism vaccine injury community. We have a lot of work ahead of us to help people process the damage here, and coming. 


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Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge. 

Cause Unknown Hardcover
Kindle Edition



Lies My Government Told Me Hardcover
Kindle Edition


Start Popping Spellers The Movie is Coming!

Spellers The MovieA couple of years ago, I got a call from JB Handley (hey, this sounds familiar!) and he was wicked stoked! That's a little Massachusetts meets West Coast parlance for wildly excited. His son had begun this thing called "spelling," and he was having success.  Life changing success. JB being JB, wanted to make sure I knew about spelling for my daughters. He wanted, and wants, EVERYONE to know that spelling can open the communication channel for even the most profoundly autistic individuals. He and his son Jameson wrote Underestimated: An Autism Miracle (from Skyhorse Publishing.) I am spelling with my youngest daughter. It's a slow process for her because of her vision and gross motor planning. But I can see that she will become successful in time, in her own way.

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Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge.  See you on Sunday with Cathy's post.

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Remember the Scorpion and the Frog

Scorpion and frog 2Dr. Paul Offit has been the Godfather of the pediatric vaccine schedule for decades. He has been our Moriarty. I once called him The Pope of the Church of the Immaculate Vaccination on Huffington Post. And yet, in NEJM (below) he is a voice of caution regarding the Covid booster. And caution is the operative word. Remember the tale of the scorpion and the frog. Remember one's nature. Mark Blaxill has written extensively on Dr. Offit's career. Here are a few links.

Offit Cashes In: Closing the Books on the Vaccine Profits of a Merck-Made Millionaire

The Offit Index: Tracking a Patent Owner’s Ongoing Financial Interest in One Vaccine’s Sales

Counting Offit’s Millions: More on How Merck’s Rotateq Vaccine Made Paul Offit Wealthy


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Bivalent Covid-19 Vaccines — A Cautionary Tale Publication: The New England Journal of Medicine Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society Date: Jan 11, 2023 Copyright © 2023, Massachusetts Medical Society

"...Although boosting with a bivalent vaccine is likely to have a similar effect as boosting with a monovalent vaccine, booster dosing is probably best reserved for the people most likely to need protection against severe disease — specifically, older adults, people with multiple coexisting conditions that put them at high risk for serious illness, and those who are immunocompromised. In the meantime, I believe we should stop trying to prevent all symptomatic infections in healthy, young people by boosting them with vaccines containing mRNA from strains that might disappear a few months later."

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Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge.  See you on Sunday with Cathy's post.

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Dispense as Written

DAW 2By Cathy Jameson

This was a recent update I shared with family and friends.  It’s not the medication issue that I’d asked them to pray about last month (for that medication, it’s the same status as before…we’re still running out of it), but here was a new thing I asked them to pray about…

For the love of all that is holy and Name Brand ONLY.  Don’t send my kid the generic form when his prescription clearly states he needs name brand.  And don’t let me catch you stretching the truth to make it easy for you when I ask you to read what the doctor wrote.  “The doctor wrote Name Brand Only.”

SO DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!

FYI, the doc wrote it correctly but didn’t add the crucial code.  Words are good but that code! Computers respond to codes, not well-intentioned words anymore.  Without that info, unbeknownst* to a patient, the pharmacy can “legally change it and fill the script with generic”.  

At that point, if I was the pharmacy tech, I’d ringy dingy the doctor and ask, “Did ya mean to leave the code out, or do you wanna maybe fill it in?”

DEAR LORD.

Can we please get a tee tiny break with the meds issues?!

*I beknownst it.  We’ve run into this horrible, worrisome issue before (generic can cause worse issues for Ronan).  Plus, when I called the Rx in on Monday, I asked for the medication by its brand name.  “Yep. Yep, we can send it,” the pharmacy tech told me.  “We’ll have it to you by Wednesday.”  THANK GOD I read labels and package inserts.  I immediately called and let the tech who answered know of the error.  I then asked her to refill the supply with the name brand. 

I was shocked, and actually pretty angry, when she asked me, “Ma’am, can you have him finish out the month supply we just sent?”

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

No!  Fix it!!

We’re already dealing with a potentially scary med issue.  I, and Rone, don’t need two potentially scary med issues.  I’ve called the doc’s office and will pray that one of the amazing nurses jumps through hoops for us again.

Those nurses.  We love how much they help us. (…had to end this on a positive because I was getting all kinds of stabby there for a few minutes…)

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As happens when I share a prayer request, people immediately started to pray.  And Ronan’s nurse quickly attempted to fix the latest problem. 

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I feel absolutely helpless when situations like this happen.  As the parent, I can only do so much.  I am not the pharmacist.  I am not the pharmacy tech.  I am not the insurance company nor am I the delivery driver who will deliver needed medication in a timely manner.  I am the Mom who hopes and prays that things will go only well for my son. 

While that is true, I am also the Mom who will fight like hell to keep my son healthy and safe. 

When I followed up on Friday with the specialty pharmacy, which is a few hours away from us, I spoke to a different pharmacy technician.  She shared that since the insurance covered the generic form that was just delivered, they won’t allow a refill until February 2nd.  I told her how disappointed I was and blurted out, “Who do I need to fight?”  I was stunned when she said, “The pharmacy manager is working on this for you.  I can ask her to call you when she’s off the phone.”  I quietly answered, “That would be great, thank you so much,” and made sure to keep my phone close by.

Less than an hour later, the pharmacy manager called me with new and hopeful information.

It’s all over Ronan’s profile that he needs and is dispensed name brand medication.  When the doctor sent in the updated refill form with the correct wording at the end of December, the system didn’t ‘see’ the code that pushes Ronan’s name brand prescriptions through.  While everything states name brand medically necessary, the DAW 1 code was missing. 

DAW 1: This means dispense as written; no substitution allowed. [Pharmacy Tech Review]

If it’s left off, the pharmacist can, by law, dispense a generic form – a therapeutically equivalent drug product.   

I’ve heard about that for years, but never thought to look at that law closely.  Today was the day to do that and to tell my family about it.  I oversee most of Ronan’s medical care.  If, God forbid, something happens to me, and my husband or our back-up guardians need to call in a script, they, too, must know to check if that critical wording and code is being used.  

If you also oversee a loved one’s medical care, including managing their prescriptions, it’s important for you to know that The mandatory substitution and patient consent laws are separate statutes, and each state can choose any combination of the two policy tools.  In any case, the consumer can overrule the substitution, but the laws determine the default option and consent requirements for the pharmacist.”

She didn’t go into all of the legalese, but the pharmacy manager gave me just enough information for me to start a search.  I’m glad she went into some detail.  Before we’d had a chance to talk, I was ready to ask for a patient advocate to assist me or to consider using a tactic my Mom shared in response to my prayer request: 

Long ago, before our world turned upside down, a friend of mine was trying to get treatment. It was legit, insurance allowed, but doc was resistant because in HIS opinion it wasn't needed. My friend, exhausted and ready to stab him with his expensive pen, said through gritted teeth, if I were your mother, would you want her doctor to put her through this crap??

She embarrassed him into submission.

You go, Mama, wish I could give you big hugs.

But I didn’t need to ask for an advocate or for the pharmacy manager to put herself in my shoes.  When I’d asked her if I needed to put my dukes up, she said, “We’ll fight the insurance company for you.  In fact, I’ve already made one call to them and will make another one when we hang up.” 

PRAISE BE!

The problem, though, is that the medication is out of stock, just like the other name brand medication is out of stock. 

“Could you come to us, if I can find it anywhere local, and pick it up?” the manager asked.

“Yes,” I told her.  I’d crawl on hands and knees on shards of glass if needed.

“I may be able to find it at the hospital’s pharmacy,” she shared. 

“Okay,” I said while imagining myself driving up there already.

“Wait!  I think I can get you an 8-day supply.  The systems don’t like to ‘partial control’ the medications because it can potentially mess up what the original script states, but you’d get what your son needs and...” the manager trailed off for a second.

“…you’re eligible for a Saturday delivery, so I can have it shipped to you overnight.  It’ll be to you tomorrow by 11am.  How does that sound?”

OHMYGOLLY!

“That would be so helpful.  Thank you so much!” I replied gratefully. 

While she set up the delivery, I kept the conversation going.  I told her it always seems that these sorts of panicky situations happen at the end of the month, at the end of the year, or right before a national holiday when places shut down for 3 days.  “Oh, that’s right.  Monday…we’re open on Monday,” she shared.  While many Americans will have the day off to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr., the pharmacy manager let me know that she’d be at work that day.  When she’s there, she said she’d keep looking for the remainder of the month’s supply Ronan requires.  She also said she’d make sure the partial order didn’t reset the order back to generic in the system.  She added one more thoughtful thing.  Should I ever encounter another problem, I am to please ask for her by name.  I told her that’s why we picked her particular pharmacy.  Other places have seen Ronan as a number, or a dollar sign, and never a human.  Where the younger pharmacy techs there could only do so much for me, they don’t have the years of experience the manager has under her belt.  They couldn’t think outside the box as quickly as I needed them to.  I know that my frustration unsettled the one who asked me to just use up the generic we’d just been sent.  I won’t apologize for my snappy response to her.  She needs to know that her suggestion was a horrible suggestion and one that could result in devastating side effects for my non-verbal, medically fragile son. 

This manager, though, had everything under control and in Ronan’s favor within just a few short hours. 

Crisis averted.  Thank the Lord!

For the next time, should there be a next time, I’m now a tiny bit more knowledgeable.  Everything I learn, even after all these years, helps me to advocate for my son a little bit quicker than the last time I had to speak up for him.  It can be overwhelming at times, and I do hate that I immediately feel the need to go into fight mode.  But if I let things slide, Ronan suffers.  He’s already suffered enough.  It wouldn’t be right for me let that happen again.  I can relax a bit today, but dukes up next time if I need to do a little bit more to make things a lot better for Ronan.

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism. 

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Tidbits from that paper that stuck with me after I discovered more information on DAW laws:

“…Mandatory substitution laws require pharmacists to use the generic as a default, and presumed consent laws allow them to assume that the patient agrees to the substitution.  Both situations can be overruled by the patient.

At one time, laws in most states required pharmacists to fill a prescription as written, precluding generic dispensing when the physician had written the brand name. The last of these anti-substitution laws was repealed in 1984.

There are currently two types of laws that regulate a pharmacist’s substitution of generic drugs... The first determines pharmacists’ options when they are filling a prescription for a brand name drug. Some states require mandatory generic substitution, and others are permissive to pharmacist discretion. That is, in the mandatory substitution states, the pharmacist must default to the generic version of a multi-source drug, and in the permissive states they have the option to substitute, but it is not required. While this law determines if the pharmacist has discretion over generic substitution, both forms of the law allow the patient/purchaser to overrule the substitution. The second type of law determines if the patient’s consent for substitution is presumed, or if it must be explicitly acquired. In a presumed consent state, the pharmacist can substitute without informing the patient. This law regulates whether or not consumer consent is required for substitution, but as always, the consumer maintains their right to overrule the substitution. 

As expected, the generic drugs are substantially cheaper for consumers. 

In reality, a patient’s consumption of prescription drugs is a joint decision determined by both the physician and the patient. 

When explicit patient consent is required, the patient is given a clear chance to persist with their preference, rather than substitute, as the pharmacist and payer of the drug costs would have wanted them to do.”

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More DAW codes to know, also found on the Pharmacy Tech Review website:

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Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge.  See you on Sunday with Cathy's post.

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Who But Skyhorse?

Wb masonHave you ever seen the office supply trucks that say, "Who but WB Mason?" I was trying to think of a clever introduction for two books that should be required reading. So, "Who but Skyhorse Publishing? 

Ed Dowd's Cause Unknown can't be updated fast enough as we see a steady stream of sudden heart attacks and deaths in the news. Dr. Robert Malone's Lies My Government Told Me and the Better Future Coming speaks to the power of action and personal growth based on knowledge.  See you on Sunday with Cathy's post.

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Robert F. Kennedy Announces COVID Censorship Lawsuit

Tv censorshipFrom Tucker Carlson Tonight:  Robert F. Kennedy tells Tucker about an 'active conspiracy to censor COVID information' on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'  (The video should appear below this article.)

We are no strangers to censorship. The autism/vaccine injury (which I have nicknamed 'vinjury') community has been gaslit and shadow banned for years. Case in point: Age of Autism was Google News indexed for many years. One day, it just stopped. Thank you to Robert Kennedy Jr for his swift action to defeat the juggernaut of suppression that hides behind the facade of public health. Only war used to receive this kid glove treatment. Today, war is waged not by The Pentagon, but by CDC. But against whom? From The Defender:

Breaking: Landmark Lawsuit Slaps Legacy Media With Antitrust, First Amendment Claims for Censoring COVID-Related Content 

In a live interview this evening on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief litigation counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD), announced that he and several other plaintiffs filed a groundbreaking novel lawsuit making antitrust and constitutional claims against legacy media outlets.

The lawsuit targets the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), a self-described “industry partnership” launched in March 2020 by several of the world’s largest news organizations, including the BBC, The Associated Press (AP), Reuters and The Washington Post — all of which are named as defendants in the lawsuit.  Read the full story at THE DEFENDER.

 

 


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Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming By Dr. Robert Malone

With contributed chapters from other leading thinkers, such as Dr. Paul Marik and Professor Mattias Desmet, and drawing upon history, psychology, and economics, Lies My Gov’t Told Me looks at COVID from numerous angles. Never satisfied with a simple answer or easy solution, Dr. Malone proposes multiple action plans for a better future.



Cause Unknown By Ed Dowd

A 40 percent increase in deaths is literally earth-shaking. Even a 10 percent increase in excess deaths would have been a 1-in-200-year event. But this was 40 percent. And therein lies a story—a story that starts with obvious questions


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Rfk tweetsFrom The Defender. Follow Robert Kennedy, Jr. at Twitter Here.

A series of Jan. 6 tweets by newly sworn-in Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey detailed how Biden officials sought to censor tweets by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief litigation counsel of Children’s Health Defense (CHD), conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and others.

Citing documents and emails between social media employees and White House officials, Bailey exposed how the White House sought to censor Kennedy for a tweet questioning “suspicious” deaths of elderly individuals after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and seeking a good faith investigation into the true causes of the deaths.

The White House specifically targeted Kennedy’s Jan. 22, 2021, tweet about the then-recent death of baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, 18 days after he publicly received the Moderna vaccine...

Read more here at The Defender.


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Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming By Dr. Robert Malone

With contributed chapters from other leading thinkers, such as Dr. Paul Marik and Professor Mattias Desmet, and drawing upon history, psychology, and economics, Lies My Gov’t Told Me looks at COVID from numerous angles. Never satisfied with a simple answer or easy solution, Dr. Malone proposes multiple action plans for a better future.



Cause Unknown By Ed Dowd

A 40 percent increase in deaths is literally earth-shaking. Even a 10 percent increase in excess deaths would have been a 1-in-200-year event. But this was 40 percent. And therein lies a story—a story that starts with obvious questions


Our Big FAT Pediatric Failure

American fat kidNew guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

By Kim Rossi Your pediatrician is being told by her union (the AAP) that she should put your  overweight 12 year old on weight loss drugs, and schedule bariatric surgery for your obese teenager. This is the same AAP that gets its funding from Coca Cola. The same AAP that has presided over the sickest generation in history. The same AAP that injected hundreds of micrograms of mercury into infants and toddlers without a second thought, hell, without a FIRST thought. The same AAP that watched autism soar from 1 in 10,000 to can't swing a dead cat. They will drug and cut your child rather demand the changes needed for real health.  This is an insanity even the most pharma obedient American should view with shock and horror.  It's a complete dereliction of duty by the physicians and frankly, by parents as well. Obesity doesn't happen overnight. It happens with the first Gatorade at age 2 because the color is fun and she just wants a sip. It happens with a McHappy Meal loaded with sugar. It happens because we LET it happen.  Worse?  Almost three quarters of pediatricians are WOMEN - white women responsible for children's health. In a medical field that had once been overwhelmingly dominated by men, pediatrics is fast developing into what will be a female dominated medical practice. (Source, Career Trend)  Have they no shame? Or are they just the laziest sons of bitches to ever malpractice? Is Pediatrics the med school version of "rocks for jocks" - what we used to call geology class as the science requirement in liberal arts programs.  the kids suffering the highest obesity rates are Black and Hispanic. So what's really going on looks dangerously racist, putting ChOC on weight loss drugs and operating on them. Then expecting their FAMILIES, under whose care they became obese, to then adhere to the rigorous post bariatric eating habits needed to succeed. On what planet is anything of this realistic? 

We'd laugh out loud if this weren't so predictable and absurd.  Not to mention dangerous. Take a peek at Mayo Clinic's primer on weight loss drugs. Frightening side effects. But danger seems to be the AAP's stock in trade. While their patients suffer from failure to thrive, they themselves bloom on fear, dismissal, disregard. They pledge a blind allegiance and alliance to the pharmaceutical industry.  And now, they are funneling kids to surgeons. Trans surgery has whet the appetite for a new market - fat kids. Scalpels raised with surgical group profits. What positive attribute can you possibly assign to a medical specialty that has all but destroyed their patients' lives?  In 2008, Mark Blaxill wrote an article, Support Your Pediatrician, Condemn their Union. They have not earned our respect or support. They have sold children so far down the river, they'll drown in the ocean of pharma.

Many AofAers know first hand how little pediatricians do to promote health. We learned the hard way. But this latest announcement should open the eyes of every parent or expectant parent. Should. But will it? Fat chance.

New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, including with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13, according to new guidelines released Monday.

The longstanding practice of “watchful waiting,” or delaying treatment to see whether children and teens outgrow or overcome obesity on their own only worsens the problem that affects more than 14.4 million young people in the U.S. Left untreated, obesity can lead to lifelong health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.

“Waiting doesn’t work,” said Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, co-author of the first guidance on childhood obesity in 15 years from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “What we see is a continuation of weight gain and the likelihood that they’ll have (obesity) in adulthood.”

For the first time, the group’s guidance sets ages at which kids and teens should be offered medical treatments such as drugs and surgery — in addition to intensive diet, exercise and other behavior and lifestyle interventions, said Eneli, director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

In general, doctors should offer adolescents 12 and older who have obesity access to appropriate drugs and teens 13 and older with severe obesity referrals for weight-loss surgery, though situations may vary.

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Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming By Dr. Robert Malone

With contributed chapters from other leading thinkers, such as Dr. Paul Marik and Professor Mattias Desmet, and drawing upon history, psychology, and economics, Lies My Gov’t Told Me looks at COVID from numerous angles. Never satisfied with a simple answer or easy solution, Dr. Malone proposes multiple action plans for a better future.



Cause Unknown By Ed Dowd

A 40 percent increase in deaths is literally earth-shaking. Even a 10 percent increase in excess deaths would have been a 1-in-200-year event. But this was 40 percent. And therein lies a story—a story that starts with obvious questions

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The Beautiful Colors of Jeremy Sicile-Kira

Beautiful ColorsJeremy Sicile-Kira is an artist who is on the spectrum - he paints with bursts of color. As he sees life. Readers will know his mother Chantal Sicile-Kira, a talented author whose books on autism topics have helped so many families. Congratulations to Jeremy for the recognition on POV (Point of View) on PBS.  From the website:

Jeremy Sicile-Kira uses painting to transcend his disability and communicate his dreams to others. This film accompanies the broadcast premiere of I Didn't See You There.

When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility. Shot from the director's physical perspective — mounted to his wheelchair or handheld — I Didn't See You There serves as a clear rebuke to the norm of disabled people being seen and not heard. Winner, 2022 Sundance, U.S. Documentary Director and Grand Jury Prize nominee.  Visit the site here.


There and Back

Irish_heart_print-p228088759164416843t5wm_400By Cathy Jameson

I shared back in November that my husband and I got to go Up, Up and Away.  At the end of that post, because Ronan had gotten sick unexpectedly while we were gone, I asked for prayers for another trip we had planned. 

I’ll pray that the upcoming trip we have planned together is a success.  I’ll pray that Ronan and the kids will be just fine this next time also.  I’ll pray thankful prayers in advance for the people who’ve offered to help us watch the kids.  If you’d like to pray with me for all of that, too, I’d be so very grateful.

That next trip was something we were both very much looking forward to.  Gifted to go away, it would take loads more planning.  It would take needing to ask for extra help from friends.  It would take using a passport also.  My husband and I were invited to a Christmas party in Germany.  I haven’t been to Europe since 1999, so of course I wanted to go!  Since it sounded crazy to go that far just for a party, we decided we’d make at least a long weekend out of it.  But could we still manage that, especially after the worrisome texts we’d received as soon as we landed on that last trip? 

We wouldn’t know if we could manage it unless we went. 

After very, very careful consideration – and knowing we’d be blessed with two caregivers willing to look after the kids, we got ready for an overseas adventure.  As we prepared to tippy toe out of the country, I could hardly contain my excitement!  We’d both made lists of things we hoped we’d get to see, and I couldn’t wait to just be there at those sites.  I had a few absolute must see places.  My husband, who for years has gotten to travel the world for work, had some definite musts also – places he’d already gotten to tour but had always wished I could’ve been with him. 

With that list in hand, I took time to find the best route for us to take.

While looking at which airlines we could afford and factoring just how little time we’d be in country, I was excited to see that an Aer Lingus flight could get us to our destination.  Their flights were hundreds of dollars less compared to other companies flying the same route.  A little skeptic, I did some extra reading and looked up customer reviews to see if the lower airfare meant lower quality travel.  Some customers loved the airline, absolutely loved it.  Others hated it.  Before purchasing, I looked at recent flight history and could see that yes, some flights were delayed.  Some luggage was misplaced.  Some customer service calls were unfortunately dropped.  But so was all of that true for the other airlines I’d been looking at.  Getting tickets to Europe would be risky no matter which carrier we flew. 

So, Aer Lingus it was!    

Lately, when we travel, we’ve booked non-stop flights.  Always considered a luxury because of the cost, I shied away from non-stop flights most of my life.  If you recall, though, summer travel was a nightmare for many Europeans.  I’d started to look for flights when overseas airports were still packed, when many flights were delayed, and with countless connections cancelled.  After years of traveling with the kids and always concerned about layovers with them, I now try to only travel on non-stop flights.  They may be a bit longer, depending on where we’re going, but we eliminate the need to run like crazy people through airports.  We reduce the risk getting stranded as so many other travelers had been when trying to make connecting flights.  It was a no brainer that we’d pick a direct flight for this trip. 

Until I saw that Aer Lingus had stopovers.

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History of CHD + Goals for 2023 With Executive Director Laura Bono

CHD 2023The autism community landscape has changed over the years, as everything changes. Many AofA readers were at Autism One the year Robert F. Kennedy Jr (whispers flooded the hallways, RFK Jr is HERE?!) spoke about pediatric vaccine injury and Dr. Paul Offit. We watched the debut of Eric Gladen's World Mercury Project movie Trace Amounts. We thought we were on the cusp of a breakthrough. That the autism vaccine connection would finally take center stage and the nation would wake up. Well, the nation is indeed WOKE in 2023, just not as we might have hoped. The World Mercury Project became Children's Health Defense. And Laura Bono, the Executive Director, has the deepest autism bona fides I can imagine.  Let's hope that by working simultaneously, we can change this landscape once and for all. Below is a link to CHD TV Good Morning CHD.

"The old has gone, and the new has come. It’s 2023, and much has happened since the start of Children’s Health Defense. Nadera Lopez-Garrity and Laura Bono have a lighthearted conversation on ‘Good Morning CHD’ to share highlights from the past years in the medical freedom movement as well as hopeful efforts."

Watch or listen to this 1 hour episode on CHD TV HERE.






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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 

 


"Rich People Are Different From You And Me" Dan Olmsted

WeepOur beloved founding editor Dan Olmsted had a saying, "Rich people are different from you and me." He'd tell me that when we were struggling to launch and continue Age of Autism, even as gobs of money swirled around us. Here's a prime example, and one that brings us back to the thick of autism agony. Gigi Jordan was a wealthy autism Mom who was convicted of murdering her son in a 5 star hotel some 12 years ago. We wrote about it, just as we wrote about the other parents who murdered their autistic kids. In 2020, I wrote WE CAN NOT KILL OUR KIDS following another murder. Jordan was back in the news this week, having likely committed suicide rather than face more prison time. I didn't have the heart to open the new year with this grim reminder story. The average Joe and Jane would never have been able to turn a vicious murder (she stuffed pills down her son Jude's throat causing his death) into a mental health excuse and then find a procedural error that sprung her. Imagine what that cost in lawyer fees? Never forget Jude and his agony. And never forget that autism affects the entire family. Even rich people.

Millionaire pharma exec Gigi Jordan, who killed 8-year-old son, found dead inside NYC home in possible suicide

...During a strange, six-week trial, Jordan’s defense lawyers argued she killed the boy while in a state of extreme emotional disturbance, fearing he was about to be murdered by her ex-husband.

A Manhattan jury acquitted her of the top murder count, but found Jordan guilty of manslaughter in 2014.

Jordan was sentenced to 18 years in prison — but a federal judge tossed her conviction in 2020 over a procedural misstep...

Read the full story at the NY Post.

Now available from Skyhorse Publishing:

Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 


New Year, Same Problem with Overwhelming Special Education Needs

Abadnonned schoolAs we start a new year, I have to think back over the past six years and wonder where all this is going.

I started compiling the stories on Loss Of Brain Trust  in January, 2017, and since then I have amassed well over 7,000 reports covering the decline of children’s developmental health everywhere.

Nowhere is this more evident than in our schools, especially schools in the U.K. and in Ireland. The majority of the stories on kids who can’t learn and function normally come from these countries. The same issues are now showing up in the American press, and I’m sure this kind of  coverage will increase here too.

We are constantly told two things: there are MORE disabled students in school who need costly services and the disabilities they have are MORE complex, MORE severe. That is something that needs further explanation. Why are more and more kids unable to function and learn normally?

This should be the logical follow-up to any of these stories, but incredibly it’s not talked about.

Just how long countries can keep increasing funding and providing more services is the big unknown, but clearly this will lead to the collapse of education as we know it.

Over the past month I’ve been labeling certain stories with the image of CRISIS because of the stunning statistics involved.

These are the statistics we have to learn to live with.

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Is Quicker Better?

Sleeping-at-computer-300x199Would a quicker diagnosis have helped you?  And what do you think of virtual visits to diagnose something as serious as autism? Medicine is trending to virtual - but when you have a diagnosis that involves gross and fine motor skills, ability to listen and most of all behaviors, can the diagnosis be accurate? I appreciate wanting to cut back the incredible backlog of appointments. Last week we talked about a woman who is struggling to figure out services. Like we ALL did when our kids were first diagnosed. Early action is good. And a diagnosis is a credit card that can start services. Perhaps we should be looking at WHY we need fast appointments. From Fox Tampa:

A new company that has expanded to Florida is helping children get diagnosed with autism quicker by utilizing virtual visits.

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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 

 


Autism Parents Face Decades Old Hurdles

Now whatEarlier this week I had a phone chat with a young Mom of three children under 9, each with diagnosable needs, one including autism. She asked me the same question I screamed at the four walls of my house 26 years ago: "WHERE DO I START?" Nothing has changed for parents who have newly diagnosed kids. Decades of "learn the signs" has added up to zilch. Pediatricians have no tools to offer in their toolbox except "Call school. Or Early Intervention."

Parents are left to make life changing choices for their kids with no guidance. Insurance payments are a crapshoot. Families hemorrhage money, assuming they can pay out of pocket.  All of this sounds familiar, yes?

There isn't another diagnosis in the world that comes with so little support. I suggested the TACA website as a great starting point. And National Autism Association. Between them, they cover a wide range of topics parents need. But really, should a child's future be subject to a referral by a friend of a friend of a friend who knows someone? In this case me?

NO.

Why is this still happening?


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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 

 


Who Is The OG Godfather of Protecting Children?

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Who is the OG Godfather of protecting children? It's not the marquis MDs who are enjoying the social media spotlight today. Sure, the Covid vaccine opened eyes to the utter disconnect from health and the carefully orchestrated symphony of coercion.  Some even learned that to be a vaccine is to live on the mountain of infallibility.  Many doctors have been censored. It's all old news to us. Tiresome even, to be honest. We CAN NOT let the Covid crew ignore the pediatric schedule and I mean this with all my heart. We've been spitting into the storm for fifteen years. We need to act and think fast. Case in point:

Yesterday, I was listening to Fox Business and a doctor was lamenting having been deplatformed from YouTube because he advocated against Covid vaccine mandates. Laudable. He then went on to say that there are cases of (insert Jaws music here) MEASLES in Ohio, and that children MUST get the full pediatric schedule because those vaccines have been around for a very long time, and therefore are proven safe. I didn't catch his name in the sign off, I'd changed over to the Big 80s channel to listen to music from before the NCVIP. Download Dr. Andrew Wakefield's Callous Disregard onto the Kindle App. It's 11 years old now. Yet fresh as a newborn.  Start making Kindle Quotes - share them.   I dare you not to weep when you read the opening lines.

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Avarice 101

Covid vaccine moneyFrom the "Now I know why tigers eat their young," files. Wrap your head around LIABILITY FREE MANDATED sales of  $26 billion and $13 billion. There's a photo of  Pfizer and Moderna next to "avarice" in the dictionary.  Weren't Covid vaccines funded by Donald Trump's operation warp speed to "save the planet?" Superman is sending out a bill. From The Defender:

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Moderna Fires Back at Pfizer Counterclaims in COVID Vaccine Patent Lawsuit + More

Moderna Inc. fired back at counterclaims by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE in a U.S. lawsuit over COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, arguing that Pfizer and BioNTech were “clearly aided” by Moderna’s technology in developing their shot.

Moderna said Pfizer and BioNTech copied its innovations and called their argument that its patented technology was pioneered by other scientists an attempt to “distract from the issues in this case.”

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna sued Pfizer and BioNTech in August, accusing the companies of infringing three patents related to messenger RNA (mRNA).

Moderna asked for an undisclosed amount of money damages from Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines sold since March. Pfizer’s vaccine made over $26.4 billion for the New York-based company in the first nine months of 2022, while Moderna sold over $13.5 billion worth of its vaccine over the same period.

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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 


Prayers Answered, Prayers Continue

Spirit of ChristmasA Monday treat - Cathy Jameson has an update on her quest for medication for Ronan. MANY people have reached out with options, ideas, alternatives for Cathy. We embody the spirit of Christmas. Thank you.

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Prayers Answered, Prayers Continue

By Cathy Jameson

Last week, I wrote about a dire situation – the manufacturer who makes one of my son’s seizure medications informed our pharmacy that they were out of stock of the medication.  I spent most of Friday fretting about that discovery.

All of Saturday, I was still consumed with finding the mediation.  Since it was the weekend, I could only do so much.  Places were closed.  Phone lines went straight to answering machines.  The internet could guide me only so far before I’d need to talk to a human.  Unfortunately, the ones I needed to speak to directly wouldn’t be back at their phone lines until the work week resumed. 

Monday morning couldn’t come fast enough. 

We still had Sunday to get through though. 

Then I remembered something hopeful.   

We know a couple who help run a free medical clinic!  As I got ready for Mass on Sunday morning, I thought maybe they would have some advice about what I could do.  The Holy Spirit definitely guided that thought because as I entered Church that morning, that couple was sitting in the pew on the same side of the church where we like to sit!  Kneeling before Mass to say some prayers, a wave of relief fell over me. 

Then I made a mistake. 

My mind was all over the place that weekend, including during Mass. 

Then there were donuts.

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A Christmas Eve Tale

Christmas hopeTwas the night before Christmas, to our readers we say

Thank you kindly for logging on every day.

Your comments were written with keen thought and care

In hopes that we'd publish them and not put them "there."

CHD and thee, the science expose

Fauci’s world of pharma and how it all goes

And Kim in her office (so close to the stove)

Baked up post after post, and some cookies with clove

The stories keep coming - vaccines that did shatter

We ask every day, "Will our voices soon matter?"

Parents who tell us their toddlers did crash

As doctors and media continue to bash

The stories are true, oh this much we know

To special ed and Dayhab our children will go

The push back from pharma has become very clear

We ask you what is it that they have to fear?

They know that they broke so many hearts

With a needle they said was "to do your part"

They say we are looking for someone to blame

Where is their conscience, their care and their shame?

Saint Fauci, then Trump, now Biden! “Vax thrice!”

Media chastises, "Just roll the dice!"

To the CDC command! You must heed our call!

Now vaccinate! Vaccinate! Vaccinate all!

As leaves before the wild hurricane fly

Some will take sick. Some will die.

So then every day, we and our friends

We will not sleep until the epidemic ends

With Skyhorse and all those who stand our ground

Our goal is the same:  Choice all around

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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 





Cause Unkown: Conflicted And Circular Relationships

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That photo is a "Kindle Quote,"  from the first page of Cause Unknown, by Ed Dowd. You can take any verbiage from a Kindle ebook and turn it into a meme. This is a GREAT way to share tidbits and snippets from books to help share the content.  (Instructions here.) In 2009, we exposed the revolving door between industry and government when CDC Chief Julie Gerberding ascended to the Merck Vaccine division throne after her disastrous tenure guarding our children's health. Read the Kindle Quote. Pfizer. Pfact checkers. Reuters. Feel free to mumble, "Mmm hmmm" under your breath.

Ed Dowd is the author of Cause Unknown from Skyhorse Publishing. You can't swing a dead cat (so to speak) without reading story after story of the sudden death of a younger person with no obvious cause. It's akin to the raging increase in the autism epidemic that the government and the so-called the experts refuse to acknowledge. Except it's tough to blame death on "better diagnosis." Or diagnostic substitution (it's not just a long, long sleep.)

Buy the Kindle version and share the sentences that grab you, and will open others' eyes. Share them all over social media. This is how we educate and remind people of what we have been saying for so long.

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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 


Illinois Healthcare Workers Fired for Refusing a Covid Vaccine Receive Settlement

Kent legalExcerpted from The Defender. The wheels of justice moved quickly for Illinois Healthcare workers. Let's hope this settlement sets hospital CEOs and CFOs hair on fire the next time they consider firing healthy, "heroes" for turning down any vaccination, not just Covid. Same goes for University Presidents and any other executive who discriminates based on vaccination status. This is a silver lining from the lock down nightmare. Eyes are opening wide. Maybe wallets too.

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By Zachary Stieber

A U.S. judge approved a multimillion-dollar settlement on Dec. 19 for workers who were fired by an Illinois healthcare system for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

About 500 workers who were terminated or, after seeing their exemption requests denied, got a COVID-19 vaccine, will receive compensation as part of the $10.3 million settlement, a preliminary version of which was first announced in July.

U.S. District Judge John Kness, a Trump appointee overseeing the lawsuit brought by the workers, issued verbal approval for the settlement during a hearing, lawyers for Liberty Counsel and NorthShore University Healthsystem said. Kness plans to release a written judgment in the next week.

In a brief statement emailed to The Epoch Times after Kness’s approval, NorthShore wrote, “We are pleased with the Court’s approval of a supportive resolution to this matter and continue to prioritize the health and safety of our patients and team members.”

Harry Mihet, vice president of legal affairs for Liberty Counsel, said in a statement that the group was “pleased to finally get the court’s final approval of this classwide settlement for these health care workers who were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate.”

“This case should set a precedent for other employers who have violated the law by denying religious exemptions for their employees,” he said.

Liberty Counsel, a legal group that brings cases of alleged religious discrimination, was representing the 13 named plaintiffs in the case.

The group successfully won class certification for all workers who were denied religious exemptions, a group that was initially believed to be 499 former and current workers but swelled after the preliminary settlement agreement to at least 519.

As of Dec. 12, 493 class members had submitted claims for a piece of the settlement.

Each worker who was fired stands to receive $24,225. Each worker who remained at the company stands to receive $3,725.  Read more at The Defender HERE.

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Cause Unknown The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022

By Ed Dowd, from Skyhorse Publishing. The CEO of the OneAmerica insurance company publicly disclosed that during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, death in people of working age (18–64) was 40 percent higher than it was before the pandemic.

 

 


Belvedere Wealth Partners Presents: Winter 2023 Special Needs Planning Webinar Series

BudgetAs the year draws to a close, we start to gather financial documents, tax information, and think about planning for our children with special needs. Some of us have been at it for many years, others are brand new to it. It's COMplicated and fraught with pitfalls.  We can't know enough or learn enough fast enough. I am buried in triplicate paperwork at all times.

Michael Beloff is a financial planner in Connecticut, but much more than that. As a Dad of a son on the Spectrum, he's made it his life's work to help other families navigate the alphabet soup of benefits and financial planning. His firm is Belvedere Wealth Partners. I've known Michael for many years, and hired him a time or two to help me understand a situation and NOT destroy my daughters' benefits. I have NO FINANCIAL benefit or gain in sharing this info. I trust Michael's advice, and he can give you info that you can then use in your own area. These are ZOOM Webinars.

Life Planning for Special Needs Families

Thursday January 5th at 6:30 pm EST

This workshop is an introduction to the main planning questions facing special needs families. Topics covered include guardianship, housing, government benefits, qualifying for state services and estate planning, including special needs trusts and letters of intent. REGISTER HERE


Government Benefits for Special Needs Families

Thursday January 19th at 6:30 pm EST

This workshop is designed to help special needs families reach a greater understanding of some of the different government benefits available to support individuals with disabilities. These benefits are discussed in detail in clear, concise language, including how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicare. REGISTER HERE.


From Skyhorse Publishing:

The Wuhan Cover-Up pulls back the curtain on how the US government's increase in biosecurity spending after the 2001 terror attacks—facilitated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—set in motion a plan to transform the NIAID into a de facto Defense Department agency.

Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming
Robert Malone, MD
Dr. Malone is the signature dissident voice telling the other side of the story about COVID, the role of corporate media, censorship, propaganda, and the brave new world of transhumanism promoted by the World Economic Forum and its acolytes.


Free (book) and The Better Future Coming From Dr Robert Malone

Dr. Robert Malone has a holiday gift for everyone. His book, Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming is FREE on the Kindle app for a week. If you prefer a hard copy, you can order it here. I think you’ll appreciate the tone and tenor of the book. I chose to highlight the second half of the title: a brighter future coming. Isn’t that all we want, especially for our kids? We’re jaded by the lies spewed at us for decades. Here's how to get your copy in minutes:

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All I Want for Christmas

Dear santaBy Cathy Jameson

On my birthday and at Christmas, the kids ask me what gifts I want.  Every year on my birthday and at Christmas, I say that I want a nap and for someone to make me lunch so that I don’t have to make it myself.  The kids laugh, “MOM!  No, really.  What do you want?”  Truly, I’d love a nap, but I tell them that whatever they want to give me (hint hint, dark chocolate) would be wonderful. 

Last week, specifically on Friday at 4:27pm when the doctor’s office was about to close for the weekend, I wished for something else—I wished that Ronan’s seizure medications would be filled correctly and on time.  The kids wished for that with me as well.  In fact, they had prayed for that special intention the night before when I shared that we were facing a potential problem filling one of the prescriptions. 

Thursday morning, I’d called 12 local pharmacies asking for their help because the specialty pharmacy we have been using (and love) shared that they couldn’t help us this month.  The manufacturer of the medicine is out of stock.

“Call around.  See if any has the drug on hand, on their shelves right now.  We can transfer the script to them right away if they do.” 

One by one, each of those 12 pharmacies said, “Sorry, no.  We don’t have it.”  Each one shared the same message we’d already gotten – the manufacturer is out of stock, and no expected date of availability or delivery has been given. 

Later that evening, right before family prayer time, Izzy asked quietly, “Mom, if the company doesn’t give us the prescription, can this cause something worse for him…like death?” 

I wasn’t surprised that her mind went there.  Mine had, too. 

“Oh, sweet girl,” I started, “We’ll hope that it doesn’t come to that.”

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The Defender: Congress Set to End Military COVID Vaccine Mandate, No Sign Biden Will Veto

Uncle Sam VaccinationYesterday morning, I was listening to Julie Mason on Sirius XM's POTUS channel - Politics of the United States. I like her. She's from Massachusetts and about my age, even attended a rival prep school. She interviews people from both sides of the aisle. Yesterday, she had on Senator Tim Kaine, from Virginia, and they discussed rescinding the Covid vaccine mandate for our military.  Many of our readers and some of those close to us had to deal with the military mandate. It was difficult. The Defender, from Children's Health Defense, ran an article on the topic last week: Miss a day, miss a lot. Subscribe to The Defender's Top News of the Day. It's free.

Congress Set to End Military COVID Vaccine Mandate, No Sign Biden Will Veto

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week to rescind the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, after Republican lawmakers threatened to withhold votes for the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act.

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week to rescind the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, after Republican lawmakers threatened to withhold votes for the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless the bill included removal of the mandate.

The news was confirmed Tuesday night, according to The Washington Post, which also reported that Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said the removal of the vaccination requirement “was essential for the defense policy bill to move forward.”

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New Ways to Fear Your Unvaccinated Neighbor!

3F87430C-D33B-41C6-86F5-9CE8A0065B11 People who skipped their COVID vaccine are at higher risk of traffic accidents, according to a new study. People who resist public health recommendations might also neglect basic road safety guidelines.”

Have you ever read such nonsense as this? Fortune Magazine delights in sharing this horsepucky. Here's a THOUGHT! Maybe the people who hesitate to take a brand new, untested product being jammed down their throats pay MORE attention to safety. Perhaps they are critical  thinkers who can even remember what to do at a 4 way stop and a rotary! Another idea? 16 - 25 year olds are vaccinated at lower rates than 50+ and guess who has more accidents? Tick tock think think. Articles like this are meant to create boogeymen and women, incite hate and fear. EXACTLY what the media screams about all day long. But acceptable for Covid. And vaccinations. And check out the featured sponsor. It's enough to drive you to.....

By Erin Prater
December 13, 2022 at 1:31 PM EST:

People who skipped their COVID vaccine are at higher risk of traffic accidents, according to a new study

If you passed on getting the COVID vaccine, you might be a lot more likely to get into a car crash. 

Or at least those are the findings of a new study published this month in The American Journal of Medicine. During the summer of 2021, Canadian researchers examined the encrypted government-held records of more than 11 million adults, 16% of whom hadn’t received the COVID vaccine.

They found that the unvaccinated people were 72% more likely to be involved in a severe traffic crash—in which at least one person was transported to the hospital—than those who were vaccinated. That’s similar to the increased risk of car crashes for people with sleep apnea, though only about half that of people who abuse alcohol, researchers found. Read the nonsense here.



The Wuhan Cover-Up pulls back the curtain on how the US government's increase in biosecurity spending after the 2001 terror attacks—facilitated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—set in motion a plan to transform the NIAID into a de facto Defense Department agency.

Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming
Robert Malone, MD
Dr. Malone is the signature dissident voice telling the other side of the story about COVID, the role of corporate media, censorship, propaganda, and the brave new world of transhumanism promoted by the World Economic Forum and its acolytes.

 


Jeremy Hammond: Why the Claim ‘Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism’ Is Disinformation

We are here!The hypothesis that vaccinating children according to the CDC’s schedule can contribute to the development of autism in susceptible children has not been falsified. Jeremy Hammond

Perhaps we haven't gone the way of the buggy whip? Of course not. Jeremy Hammond's article on vaccine induced autism is a welcome read.  We will not allow the worlds of science, medicine, public health, education and human decency to forget our children.  WE ARE HERE! Please read, click over and comment to Jeremy on his site.

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Why the Claim ‘Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism’ Is Disinformation

By Jeremy Hammond

“Vaccines do not cause autism.” That is what we are continually told by government health officials, the mainstream media, and the pharma-centric medical establishment. It is the official position of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The idea that vaccines can cause autism is just misinformation spread by “anti-vaxxers”, we are told; it is a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by scientific research.

But has it?

Many parents take offense at the derogatory label “anti-vaxxer” being slung at them since they did vaccinate their children only to witness them being injured and, in some cases, developmentally regressing into autism. The concern that many parents have today is that vaccinating children according to the CDC’s routine childhood schedule can contribute to the development of autism in children with a genetic or environmentally caused susceptibility.

To state that “vaccines do not cause autism” is to claim that scientific research has falsified that hypothesis. But that is simply untrue. It is biologically plausible and has not been falsified by the scientific research conducted to date. This can be demonstrated by examining the CDC’s own cited sources.

The mainstream media, for their part, uncritically parrot the official position of the so-called “public health” establishment, thus serving to propagate official disinformation under the false pretext of combatting “misinformation” from “anti-vaxxers”.

One illustrative example of this that I’ve recently encountered is a CNET article by science editor Jackson Ryan titled “Meta Trained an AI on 48M Science Papers. It Was Shut Down After 2 Days”. The article, published on November 20, 2022, is about a search engine for the scientific literature built by Meta (formerly Facebook) that uses artificial intelligence to “summarize areas of research, solve math problems and write scientific code.” A demo launch of the tool, called Galactica, was deemed a failure due to it spewing gibberish answers to questions. To illustrate, CNET provides the following example:

Almost as soon as it hit the web, users questioned Galactica with all sorts of hardball scientific questions. One user asked “Do vaccines cause autism?” Galactica responded with a garbled, nonsensical response: “To explain, the answer is no. Vaccines do not cause autism. The answer is yes. Vaccines do cause autism. The answer is no.” (For the recordvaccines don’t cause autism.)

Ryan thus claims that studies have falsified the hypothesis. But is that so? He provides four sources to support that contention, so we can simply click those links to examine the sources and see if we find any studies that were actually designed to test the hypothesis. The result of this exercise illuminates how the claim that the hypothesis has been falsified is government-sanctioned disinformation propagated for the purpose of manufacturing consent for the CDC’s policy aim of achieving high vaccine uptake.   Read Hammond's full article at his site.

The Wuhan Cover-Up pulls back the curtain on how the US government's increase in biosecurity spending after the 2001 terror attacks—facilitated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—set in motion a plan to transform the NIAID into a de facto Defense Department agency.

Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming
Robert Malone, MD
Dr. Malone is the signature dissident voice telling the other side of the story about COVID, the role of corporate media, censorship, propaganda, and the brave new world of transhumanism promoted by the World Economic Forum and its acolytes.


The Wuhan Cover-Up: How US Health Officials Conspired with the Chinese Military to Hide the Origins of COVID-19 (Children’s Health Defense)

Jacob MarleyNew from Robert Kennedy, Jr and Skyhorse Publishing. The Wuhan Cover-Up 

The Wuhan Cover-Up pulls back the curtain on how the US government's increase in biosecurity spending after the 2001 terror attacks—facilitated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—set in motion a plan to transform the NIAID into a de facto Defense Department agency.

Not the cheeriest topic for the holidays, we admit. Still, we can't ignore the implications of this complicated story that rocked the entire planet for now, almost three years. No matter how ugly. Unless we want the life of holidays future to be as bad or worse than 2021, we'd best look at the PAST or be stuck in chains forever.

The Wuhan Cover-Up


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From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Real Anthony Fauci comes an explosive exposé of the cover-up behind the true origins of COVID-19.
 
“Gain-of-function” experiments are often conducted to deliberately develop highly virulent, easily transmissible pathogens for the stated purpose of developing preemptive vaccines for animal viruses before they jump to humans. More insidious is the “dual use” nature of this research, specifically directed toward bioweapons development.

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The Cage Has a Door: Twitter

Bird_cage512232The term "shadow banning" has been around for a long time. When Age of Autism launched in 2007, a point of pride and sponsorship hook was that we were Google News Indexed. Google would share much of our content in their news feed. Readers did not have to seek us out, we popped into their in-box. And our readership numbers reflected this. Little by little, that changed.  Instagram (we/re back) and Pinterest (who cares, I have enough recipes and don't need false eyelashes) closed our accounts. President Trump's Covid vaccine wasn't the only "warp speed" operation. Social Media companies made accounts disappear at double warp speed.  Elon Musk is reinstating Twitter accounts, and Matt Taibbi is Tweeting the behind cage doors truth bit by bit. I hope that vaccination choice including pediatric vaccines and their rate of injury become part of the conversation. Dr. Robert Malone was deplatformed. His book, Lies My Government Told Me And The Better Future Coming, is available from Skyhorse Publishing now. Last August, Children's Health Defense was deplatformed. Robert Kennedy Jr was deplatformed for including vaccines in his life's work. KENnedy. In AMERICA.



From Children's Health Defense:

 
A second batch of “Twitter files” released Thursday reveals how the platform maintained “secret blacklists” and engaged in “shadow banning.” Files released previously included evidence of election interference and widespread censorship of COVID-19-related information that didn’t fit the accepted government narrative.

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The Ghost of Autism Past, Present & Future

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Look at these two ads for seminars by Dr. Daniel Amen, one for autism, one for concussion (scroll down.) Read the first sentence of each. 

Autism isn't the challenge many think it is.
Concussions can be terrifying.

Let's switch them.

Autism can be terrifying.
Concussions aren't the challenge many think they are.

Autism families get a swift gaslighting, while concussion families are acknowledged. Autism gets Denial "care techniques." Concussion gets healing.  The seminars might be fantastic. The first impression is not. I'd like to suggest a book for the marketing team, at least.  DENIAL How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future  written by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill in 2017.

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Also From Skyhorse Publishing


The Truth about Wuhan: How I Uncovered the Biggest Lie in History

By Andrew Huff: The day that Dr. Andrew G. Huff left his senior scientist and vice president role at EcoHealth Alliance was one of the happiest days of his life due to the corruption he had witnessed at the organization. However, he never thought working there would be of any great consequence to the future. He was wrong. Because, as an EcoHealth Alliance insider, Dr. Huff had had a ringside seat to one of the biggest cover-ups in history. 

 


Not Free to Say No

Go Talk NOBy Cathy Jameson

I have some pretty smart friends.  One group of patriotic friends helps keep me updated on current news here and abroad.  We’ve chatted about lots of topics over the last year, to include political news and also covid-related information.  One day last weekend, college covid mandates came up in our group chat. I jokingly said, “They’re still playing that get vaxxed or else game?”  

It was no joke.  Colleges still are requiring the vaccine and boosters.  

Several days later, news of Yale’s latest mandate for the Spring 2023 semester quickly made headlines.  In that same group chat I’m in, one of my friends shared a link to Dr. Naomi Wolf’s passionate response to Yale’s announcement.  Her message to her alma mater is very clear - cut the crap.  

Withdraw the mandate. 

Protect the children. 

Now.  

Dr. Wolf cites what other parents have expressed - this is coercion.  This is a violation.  This, all of this, is wrong.  Data shows that what colleges are doing is potentially harmful to students’ health, to include negatively affecting women’s reproductive health.  But schools, and businesses also, still aren’t listening.  Neither are the manufacturers.  

Instead of slowing their roll, it’s full speed ahead for those who may financially benefit from the vaccines. 

College can be expensive already.  It should never cost one’s life though. Those who are unwilling or unable to fight the latest mandate may end up paying an extra price for their education - physically or psychologically.  Physical risk may come in the form of an unfortunate side effect.  The coercion and exploitation felt could surely cause some damaging psychological effects, too.  

The future looks bleak for students whose colleges are in fact playing the covid vax game.  It is my wish that those who can fight the fight will do exactly that.  May their efforts be heard.  And, like my patriotic friends provide to me, may these students be guided by light and truth always. 

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism. 

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