May 23, 2014, Macon (GA) Telegraph: DR. MOORE: Mother says autism is the elephant in Middle Georgia
May 22, 2014, (Alexandria, VA,) Connection Newspapers: County Schools' Autism Program Could Face Major Cuts
May 22, 2014, WIBC Indianapolis: Doctor: New Vaccine Study Isn't Thorough Enough
May 22, 2014, HLNTV: Autistic student abused with push pin
A mother, desperate for help, contacts Dr. Moore in efforts to bring an issue that is often overlooked in the Middle Georgia to your attention. Mother says autism is the elephant in the room.
The mother, who is the parent of a teenager diagnosed with autism, says autism is an issue that has been left out of the discussion.
As you may be aware, one in 68 children are diagnosed with autism. Yet according to the mother, there is a lack of resources for her child and the many other children and adults who deal with autism in the area. The mother says she suffers in silence, while at the same time, she is trying to speak up for herself, her child, her family, and all children with autism.
The writer here, Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., LMFT, is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine.
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Notice this whole story is based on "the mother says..." "the mother reports..." that there's a absence of services for autistic children and their families.
Dr. Moore is untroubled by the stunning rate of one in every 68 children. As such a well-credentialed professional, you'd think Moore would ALREADY KNOW THESE FACTS AND BE ALARMED ABOUT THEM.
He's evidently not. He urges the public to volunteer to help out in an autism classroom, after all, "there are a great number of children who are counting on you."
I posted a comment.
On Thursday, the Arlington School Board will vote on a proposed budget cut of about $271,000, that would eliminate close to half of the aide positions in the autism program, who students like Zemankova's son rely on everyday to get through school. ...
Each day, about 60 students spread out through four different Arlington middle and high schools in groups of 10, rely on a teacher and two specialized aides to remind them to write down assignments, focus in class and help them with social adjustments in a mainstream classroom - tasks that seem typical, but are seemingly impossible for students with autism to understand. . . .
Every year we're getting more and more students diagnosed with, or identified with autism," said Lander. "And I think that cutting the planning factor now is not the direction we should go."
Since the county's middle and high school autism program started in 2009, the number of students who have been identified with autism from the 6th through 12th grades has more than doubled.
Well why? Why do these numbers KEEP GOING UP? It seems no one really cares. It's just the way it is.
The study published in the journal Molecular and Genetic Medicine claims that the rapid increase in the number of vaccines given to U.S. children is causing an overload to their immune systems. The researcher, Dr. J. Bart Classen, has been one of the few doctors who has made claims against vaccines for years and now says the immunity overload has helped cause the epidemics of obesity, diabetes and autism.
Previous studies claiming to link vaccines to autism have been debunked, and Dr. Christopher Belcher, an infectious disease specialist at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, believes this research is not thorough.
Dr. Belcher doesn't think it's thorough enough? Maybe he'd like to look into the original "study" done by Eli Lilly on thimerosal involving 22 dying patients. That was the sole basis for saying it's safe to inject mercury into babies, small children and pregnant women.
Two Virginia teachers arrested in connection with the alleged abuse of a 13-year-old special needs student
Teacher's assistant allegedly began sticking the child several times in the arm with a push pin, police said
Another teacher allegedly conspired to cover-up the marks on child by suggesting they were bug bites
I have no words for this....
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