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MARCH 2013, Chicago Magazine: When Autistic Children Are Children No More

Feb 18, 2013, WFTV-Orlando FL: Autism Answers: A Married Couples' Mission

Feb 18, 2013, KTAR-TV Phoenix, AZ: Lawmaker wants parental consent for isolation room use

Feb 17, 2013, CBS-MN: Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle's Law

 Feb 16, 2013, Stamford Advocate: Stamford vet at center of vaccination debate

Chicago Magazine 

"Many autistic adults have a hard time finding their place in the world. Less than half enroll in higher education or find work. (According to the Social Security Administration, only about 6 percent of adults with autism work full-time.) Many lack the skills to live alone. Those who cannot work generally qualify for monthly Social Security disability payments, which are too low to cover vocational coaches, therapeutic day programs, or other interventions that may help an autistic person reach a modicum of self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, the federal government does not require school systems to provide special education for students older than 18 (most states, including Illinois, have extended the requirement through age 21). "If you have a developmental disability like Frank, when you turn 22, you disappear," says Craven's mother, Jane Gallery, a 61-year-old Winnetka resident. 'You fall off a cliff.'

"Despite the countless news reports about the meteoric rise of autism-spectrum diagnoses (1 in 88 American children today vs. 1 in 150 in 2000) and the myriad books and websites about raising youngsters who have this developmental disorder, there is little discussion of or planning for what those kids are to do when they are no longer kids. An estimated 300,000 of them are expected to hit adulthood in the next decade (see 'A Looming Tsunami'). Their fate is an increasingly urgent social problem, especially in Illinois, where the state budget is under immense pressure. 'I'm very concerned,' says Kevin Casey, appointed by Governor Quinn in 2011 to overhaul the state's Division of Developmental Disabilities. 'There are not enough services for everyone. If we don't get the pension crisis solved, it's going to get worse before it gets better.'"

Notice that this is only "an increasingly urgent social problem."  And Kevin Casey is merely 'very concerned.'

It's amazing that no one is demanding to know WHY this problem exists.  Where are these kids coming from?  How bad do the numbers have to get?


"Doctors believe that the increase in autism is due to a newer definition."

"The child with autism has 67 percent more brain cells."

Doctor wants "an autism test that could give a diagnosis at birth"

This is truly one of the most outrageous stories I've seen recently. Smiling doctor advises us to start intervention sooner.

There's no epidemic. Children are born autistic. Something happens in the second trimester and all we need to do is spot it early--hopefully at birth.

I posted eight comments.


"When Leslie Noyes stopped by her son's Glendale elementary school last year, she said she found him lying face-down on the floor of an enclosed, 5-by-5-foot structure in the back of the special education classroom.

"Noyes said she had no idea the school had been regularly putting the 7-year-old in what's commonly referred to as an isolation or seclusion room in response to his behavior issues."

This is the second story about abusive treatment of children in our schools that I found today. The other report cited two incidents in MN.  I'm afraid that we're becoming just as used to hearing about mistreatment of special needs kids as we are about to reading that one in 88 children has autism and no one knows why.


"Security cameras caught the moment when students say Austin's paraprofessional got too rough and pushed him as the two were washing windows at school. The paraprofessional was suspended and removed from that position.

"WCCO took a look back at a case that should have made a difference in how Austin's was handled."

It should have made a difference.  Why didn't it?

Stamford Advocate 

"A vaccination scandal that ousted a well-liked veterinarian from his West Avenue pet hospital inside PetSmart is now threatening to strip the experienced animal doctor of his license to practice in the state.

"An ardent advocate for pets at his practice, Dr. John Robb says he will fight the state to retain his license even though he readily admits to giving thousands of dogs and cats smaller vaccination doses than recommended by vaccine manufactures used to ward off a host of diseases, including rabies.

"As a result, Banfield Pet Hospital -- the Portland, Ore.-based corporation from which Robb purchased his hospital franchise when PetSmart was built a little over four years ago -- has sent letters to more than 5,000 of his clients telling them their pets have not been properly vaccinated and encouraging them to bring their pets in for boosters, a company official said. "

It doesn't come as a surprise that a one-size-fits-all vaccine schedule applies to pets like it does to children.

Health officials don't see any reason to consider that not every child can safety take the ever-expanding number of vaccines in the schedule. What we're seeing is that our children are getting sicker and sicker. Dogs too are developing conditions like tumors, arthritis, and diabetes as their immune systems are weakened by vaccines.

Dr. John Robb should be congratulated.



Some vets have been advocating for a more careful and customized approach to vaccines. Some of the biggest vet organizations have broken down the vaccines into the most critical "core" vaccines, and those which are "non-core" depending on the animal's lifestyle.

But I feel like vets used to be more free to state their opinions without adverse consequences. There seems to be some strengthening of the vaccine-defensiveness in the vet world as well these days.


I will never forget when we took our now deceased dog, Barkley, into our local vet for a check-up a few years back. They told me that he needed another rabies vaccine, but I insisted that they perform a titers test on him before I would allow it. We sent the specimen to Kansas, I believe it was, and when we got the results we were shocked to discover that Barkley had three times the number of antibodies they 'claimed' he needed to prove immunity. Needless to say, they didn't pester me any longer about the rabies vaccine.

Later, one of the vets told me that she felt that over-vaccination had caused Barkley's arthritis in both his hind legs. She and I started talking about vaccines in general and she admitted to me that she felt that humans were being over-vaccinated, too.


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Re the CT vet, it's interesting that when reporting how confused the pet owners are over what to do, that no one tells them that titers can be done which would immediately show whether adjusted doses provided sufficient immunity.

Also, when I brought my tiny mini breed puppy in for his shots years back, as the vet (not in CT) was holding the needle about to inject, I asked if the dose was the same for my little guy as for a great dane. The vet stopped, looked up at me, and said that yes, the dose was the same. I raised an eyebrow, and still holding that syringe in his hand and staring up at me, he said I was right, that he would give less. He partially emptied the syringe and then proceeded.

When it was time for the next shots in the series, I asked the vet if they were necessary. He explained that some, but not all dogs will need another booster, but since they can't tell which ones are immune, they just give another round to all. I asked for titers to check before giving the booster. Titers were done and came back that, even though my puppy had received a fraction of the manufacturer's recommended dose, that he had the highest level of immunity and didn't need any more boosters.

I wish I could rally around this CT vet. I wish other vets would come forward and support him because what he is doing is definitely right.

Carolyn kylesmom

If you talk to show dog breeders who have worked with the same lines of dogs for 50 years you will find that many figured out that vaccines caused autoimmune issues skin issues etc and drastically cut back on them.

I went to a dog show around 2005 and ran into a handler whom I had known years before. I told him about my child and autism and started to tell him about the vaccines. This show dog handler was one of the first people who did not look at me like I was wacko (these days not getting the wacko look is more common) . He said that he could not believe the health issues dogs developed when given too many vaccines. And that many breeders had cut out all but rabies and kennel cough and they got titres before considering boosters. The "genetic" issues disappeared just as they had been missing 50 years prior. Among oldtimers this was so obvious it was common knowledge since you could easily compare vax and unvax in the same lines.

This is so sad. Now they are going after vets. . .

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