Nov 25, 2013, New York City Pix11: Half of all kids with Autism engage in wandering behavior
Nov 24, 2013, Reuters: Sanofi sued in France over Gardasil vaccine
Manhattan mom Melanie Arofsky stopped by the PIX11 Morning News to discuss Autism and wandering.
On Tuesday, November 26th the McCarton School will be holding free seminars on "Tracking Devices and Wandering Safety" at 9am and again at 3:30pm.
The McCarton School is located at 331 w 25th St NY, NY 10001. The seminars are free and open to the public.
An autism mom here describes the reasons kids with ASD will bolt/wander. She talks about having locks and alarms on the doors. It's a calm, rational discussion about a behavior that no one ever talked about 25 years ago, or had a reason to talk about.
Shouldn't that fact bother us?
On the video the host said to the mother, "Have you ever thought about tracking devices or anything like that? Because we've done stories where parents have actually put GPS's on their children."
Melanie Arofsky: "That's our next battle. We're looking into and trying to figure out what's the best option for us and for Max. A tracking device is probably the wisest thing to do."
The conversation turned to the two missing autistic boys, Michael Karwan and Avante Oquendo.
It's very difficult to listen to two women discussing what should be seen as national emergency. The mom called for an "amber alert" for autistic children when they're suddenly missing.
A French teenager has filed a lawsuit against French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur (SASY.PA) and France's health regulators, her lawyer said on Sunday, over side-effects they say were caused by the Gardasil anti-cervical cancer vaccine.
The lawsuit filed on Friday in Bobigny outside Paris says Sanofi and health regulators violated "obvious safety obligations and breached the principles of precaution and prevention."
The plaintiff's lawyer, Jean-Christophe Coubris, who is based in Bordeaux, said his now 18-year-old client was 15 when she received two injections of Gardasil, which is made by Merck (MRK.N) and sold in Europe by Sanofi.
Within months she was hospitalized for multiple sclerosis, he said.
"She temporarily lost her sight and the use of her legs," Coubris said in a statement. . . .
I hope this gets more coverage here. Why can't Americans do this? Why do vaccine makers have no liability in the U.S.?