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Dachel Media Review: On The Rise, Group Home, Adolescents

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April 20, 2014, Asbury Park (NJ) Press: Autism on the rise: Why? What's being done about it?

April 18, 2014, Fresno Bee: EDITORIAL: Vaccinate your children

April 17, 2014, Jacksonville (IL) Journal Courier: Our View: Autism

April 17, 2014, Cape Cod (MA) Times: Autism advocates propose group home in Orleans

April 17, 2014, (U of WI) Badger Herald: Waisman Center helps adolescents with autism transition into adulthood

Asbury Park (NJ)

We asked Suzanne Buchanan, executive director at Autism New Jersey - the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism and their families - to help interpret some of these numbers and to answer a variety of questions relating to the causes of autism, areas of focus for research, gaps in funding and other autism-related issues. Her responses follow:

Did the latest numbers from the CDC on autism surprise you? Why or why not?

New Jersey has had the highest or one of the highest rates in the nation since the CDC began this work more than 10 years ago. While the new autism statistics did not surprise us, we are concerned about the high prevalence rate, especially here in New Jersey. Hopefully, we are now seeing the numbers beginning to level off at approximately 2 percent across the country.

A once rare disorder now strikes one in every 45 CHILDREN in NJ. WHERE'S THE ALARM..........I don't see it.

The answers to the questions asked in the headline:



I didn't see vaccines mentioned even once! The question in the headline is NEVER ANSWERED. New Jersey has a one in 45 autism rate and still there's no DEMAND FOR ANSWERS. No one is asking, HOW CAN WE PREVENT AUTISM? I posted comments, especially disputing the claim that one percent of adults have autism.

Fresno Bee

Refusing vaccines places our community at risk from diseases. As people have become distrusting or fearful of government, doctors and drug companies, a sizable fraction have started refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated. It's easy to see why when those parents are presented the worst-case scenario documents to sign before a vaccination is given. Scary stuff....

Reasons vary. Some parents prefer a "natural immunity" to vaccine-acquired immunity; others believe vaccines overload a child's immune system; others say we shouldn't worry about diseases that have "disappeared." Then there's the Jenny McCarthy phenomenon. The former Playboy model has convinced some parents that vaccines cause autism. The one study that linked the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism, by British doctor Andrew Wakefield in 1998, has been discredited as fraudulent, and the published paper was retracted. Autism rates are the same in vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

Andy and Jenny have convinced millions.  (I posted comments.)

Jacksonville (IL) Journal Courier

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, a range of neuro-developmental conditions that affects communication, language and social skills - has grown dramatically in the past decade and a half. In 2000, one child in 150 was diagnosed as autistic, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By last year, it had swelled to one child in every 68 - 30 percent higher than in 2008 alone. .. . .
Research into the complexities of this disorder is crucial. Congress is considering a measure by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois called the American Cures Act that would boost growth in research through such government facilities as the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.

MORE RESEARCH?  Millions more into dead-end research?  No one wants to honestly and thoroughly investigate what's making our children so sick.

Cape Cod (MA) Times

A nonprofit group hopes to open a 16-unit congregate housing complex in the heart of Orleans for adults with autism.

Cape Cod Village Inc., founded by parents whose children are autistic, plans to buy 3.8 acres of land behind Mid-Cape Home Centers alongside the bike path, with access from Childs Homestead Road.

The board of directors has asked for $350,000 from the Orleans Community Preservation Committee. Voters must approve the grant at town meeting on May 12. . . . An estimated 1 out of 68 people in the U.S. are now diagnosed with autism, according to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That's a 30 percent increase from two years ago, according to the CDC.

These dramatic numbers may be due to better screening and more frequent diagnosis of the disorder, as well as environmental factors and genetic development - no one really knows for sure, said Chris Raber, vice president of the Cape Cod Village board.

But what is certain, is that hundreds of autistic young people will soon be "aging out" of the school systems, where their education is covered by government funding until age 22. These adults, who often require special care and programming, will need a community. . . .

"But there are legions of kids who are aging out, and when their parents get old and eventually die, they'll have no place to go," Miller said.

There've been these "dramatic numbers" and "legions of kids ...are aging out. . ."  I posted comments.

(U of WI) Badger Herald

One in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, and the University of Wisconsin's Waisman Center is researching what happens to these individuals as they reach adulthood and adolescence.

The Adolescents and Adults with Autism study began at the Waisman Center after the realization that little research had been done on the transition from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with autism and their families, according to the center's website.

This transition from high school to the real world is notable because it marks the end of structured education for many and increased independence, which often creates a high-stress environment for families, the site said.

There was an exponential increase in diagnoses beginning in 1990, which Marsha Mailick, director of the Waisman Center, said was a factor in the study. . . .

This is the autism busywork center of WI. Notice only diagnoses have increased, not actual cases. I posted two comments. They were removed.

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"Then New Problems Came From Above and Below…"

Sadly, Laura, there is one other industry, that I know of, that has that kind of guaranteed liability protection -- the nuclear power industry. So, if a nuclear plant is not properly maintained, or inadvertently emits radioactive isotopes into the air or soil or water, or has a meltdown, etc. there is no liability, whatsoever, to the nuclear industry, even if millions upon millions of people are killed by their incompetence (or even by their complete lack of any kind of a reasonable plan to dispose of the radioactive waste produced by their industry.)

 Bob Moffitt

@ Laura .. "Wealth over health" .. well said and worth repeating at every opportunity.

Fresno Bee: "Then there's the Jenny McCarthy phenomenon. The former Playboy model has convinced some parents that vaccines cause autism."

First of all .. there is NO .. "Jenny McCarthy phenomenon.

The only phenomenon that exists is real and ongoing .. the one that tens of thousands of parents .. just like Jenny .. witnessed for themselves .. having their perfectly healthy developing child inexplicably "regress" ..within hours, days or weeks of being vaccinated .. while exhibiting some .. if not all .. of the exact same bizarre behaviors .. extra-ordinarily high fevors, high pitched screams .. stemming, head banging, inconsolable crying tantrums, chronic diarrhea, seizures, fixation on single objects .. loss of emotional response and withdrawn physical contact with loved ones .. loss of communication skills .. eventually diagnosed autistic.

While it may be reasonable to suggest that a few thousand children who "regressed" following vaccinations are "coincidental" .. the suggestion that TENS OF THOUSANDS of these children are "coincidental" defies common sense.

And .. so .. it is the inexplicable .. NUMBER of children .. reported to be in hundreds of thousands under age 18 .. who regressed that is responsible for the growing numbers of parents reluctant to vaccinate their children .. Jenny and Dr. Wakefield have absolutely NOTHING to do with it..

And THEY know it.

Laura Hayes

Hi Anne,

I don't have a FB account, but I have asked a friend who does to post this comment from me in response to the Fresno Bee editorial:

First, the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board, now the Fresno Bee Editorial Board pushing:

unsafe (one look at the ingredients, the ones that are actually listed, as we parents/consumers are not privy to those that are deemed "proprietary" and thus not required to be listed, and one moment of thinking about the obvious dangers of injecting them into a person's bloodstream and muscle tissues),

improperly tested (tested one at a time when rarely administered as such, often against an equally reactive adjuvant versus an inert placebo, for a short length of time, and never as the schedule is actually recommended to be administered, and most often tested by the same companies that manufacture and profit from them),

unproven (they've never been properly tested so they can't be proven to be anything positive or beneficial, and the vaccinated have never been compared to the unvaccinated, which should make every parent very concerned as to why),

and ineffective (the vaccinated become sick with the diseases against which they were vaccinated quite frequently during "outbreaks", and true lifetime immunity is not achieved via vaccination)


with no counterpoint offered, on a subject that is being intensely debated worldwide.

Why would an Editorial Board do this?

Why is it any of their business what medical decisions parents make for their children, since each and every medical decision carries risk, and is specific to an individual, their needs, their health status, and their preferred method of optimizing their health?

Why is the media constantly pushing vaccines, and the restriction/elimination of parental rights, versus talking about the many ways we are poisoning our children (vaccines included, not to mention GMOs, pesticides, fluoridated water, toxic cleaners, flame retardants, hazardous plastics, and thousands upon thousands of untested, but allowed, chemicals, to name but a few)?

Why doesn't mainstream media focus on safe, effective, and proven ways to protect, maintain, and enhance the health of our children?

Why the vaccine mania in our country?

Ask yourself why there is a nationwide effort to promote and force vaccines, in ever-increasing numbers, on ever-increasing populations of people (pregnant women/fetuses, newborns, infants, toddlers, young children, pre-teens, teens, college-bound students, health care workers, all military personnel, all ages for the flu vaccine, the elderly, etc.).

Could it actually be Insanely lucrative profits from vaccines, and then more drug profits from all the ills that they cause that then need to be treated? And let's not forget that vaccines are a product with zero liability attached! What other industry or product is afforded such protection? None.

I hope I am preaching to the choir here. I believe the pro-vaccine/pro-forced-vaccination fervor in our country is in response to the awakening of the American people to the poisoning of their children, and to the poisoning of all of us by those who are profiting with zero regards for our health and well-being.

Those profiting can sense a turning of the tides. People are not wanting to buy what they're selling. Their response is to try to buy/pay-off more media, more politicians, more ad space, more trade industry effect, to pour billions into the propaganda machine if that's what it takes, because they know that is just a drop in the bucket compared to what they stand to lose when we no longer want to buy what they're selling.

Wealth over health. Medical tyranny. Usurping of parental rights. Shame on Editorial Boards for being involved in such agendas.

Laura Hayes

To: "Dorit's still at it"

Frederick R. Reiss
Research Staff Member at IBM
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA +1dash408dash927dash1734

(From a quick Google search.)

Dorit's still at it!

What does Dorit's husband do for a living again?

Dorit's still at it!

tata Ivyy is schooling Dorit in the Fresno Bee comments.

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