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June 23, 2014, Newsweek: Autism Risk Much Higher for Children of Pregnant Women Living Near Agricultural Pesticide Areas

June 23, 2014, Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Housing planned for autistic residents

June 22, 2014, UK Daily Mail: Crop sprays 'raise risk of autism in unborn children': Campaigners claim odds can be increased by around 60%

June 22, 2014, Politico.com: How Congress Brought the Measles Back

June 21, 2014,  Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal: Parents, teachers work to educate rising number of Maine kids diagnosed with autism

June 21, 2014, Charlotte (NC) Observer: Camp celebrates kids with autism

June 21, 2014, Liberty Voice: Liberty Voice: Measles Vaccination Rejection Could Be a Public Health Issue

June 20, 2014, Fox 43: Philadelphia -America's most autism friendly city?

June 19, 2014, NorthJersey.com: Millburn High School Autism Awareness Club gives $2,700 to Autism Speaks

June 18, 2014, Offaly Express (Ireland): Dr Eddie Column - Helping to navigate Autism

Newsweek

Yet in certain parts of California, exposure may be hard to avoid. It produces more agricultural products than anywhere in the country, and statewide approximately 200 million pounds of active pesticides are used each year. The greatest portion of pesticides are applied in the large Central Valley. In Sacramento County, just south of the Central Valley, the autistic population in the county has risen sevenfold since 2000, according to the California Department of Education. In 2001, fewer than 500 students in Sacramento County public schools were enrolled in special education classes due to a diagnosis of autism. A decade later, the number increased to 2,275-roughly one of every 105 pupils, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Comment:

Hertz-Picciotto and researchers have uncovered a possible link between a toxic exposure that's everywhere and autism.  This theory would be hotly contested by those experts and officials  who are adamant that autism is nothing more than a genetic condition.  They say all the autism is just "better diagnosing" of a condition that's always been around. 

If prenatal exposure to toxic pesticides can cause autism, imagine what happens to a child in the womb when a woman get a mercury-containing flu vaccine, recommended for all stages of pregnancy. 

UC-Davis needs to conduct the long overdue study of fully-vaccinated and never-vaccinated children to compare their autism rates.  There are thousands and thousands of parents who say their child was just fine until they' were vaccinated.  If toxic pesticides can cause autism so can toxic vaccines.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Elliot Frank kept hearing the same question from parents whose children with autism were getting close to graduating from high school: "What's next?". . .

"We'd like to do it in other places around the state, in Harrisburg and Philadelphia," he said. "The need is there."

Pennsylvania was home to 8,395 adults with autism who were age 21 or older in 2013, according to a report by the state Department of Public Welfare. That number is projected to reach 30,000 by 2020, the same report said.

For parents of children with autism, adulthood often looms large, since at age 21 the structured services available through childhood and the teenage years often are discontinued.

My comment:

This is proof that autism is  a new disorder affecting an epidemic number of a children.  The current rate of one in every 68 U.S. children is based on studies of eight year olds, not eighty year olds. No one has ever shown us a comparable rate among adults--especially adults with severe autism whose symptoms are easily recognized. The first wave of the autism generation is now reaching adulthood.  It will only get worse with no end in sight.  Imagine the future when there's a one in 68 rate across the population. Maybe then we'll finally address the disorder with no known cause, prevention, or cure.

UK Daily Mail

Pregnant women who live near fields sprayed with pesticides can run more than three times the risk of having a child with autism, a study has found.

It is feared that the crop chemicals stunt the development of the unborn child's brain, setting it up for problems in years to come.

Campaigners say it is not surprising that powerful chemicals which attack the brains and nerves of insects also harm people because the two share many of the building blocks of life

As the vaccine issue heats up, here's an attempt come up with a plausible explanation to counter it.  I wonder how fast Monsanto will come up with a half a dozen studies showing Round-Up is as safe as rainwater.  

Politico.com

In 2000, I was a counsel for the Democratic staff of the House Government Reform Committee working on public health issues, including immunization policy. The committee was in its second year of hearings whose purpose on paper was to oversee various aspects of the nation's immunization program. But in reality, these hearings had become a forum for spouting unproven, and eventually disproven, allegations, linking the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine to autism.

Despres was a staffer for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on public health issues, including vaccine policy, from 1998 to 2010 and she wrote this.  Notice how this is spun....VACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM---AND AUTISM DOESN'T MATTER ANYWAY....all that matters is that we vaccinate.  It's getting absurd how important the vaccine program is.  We can't even talk about it.  Someone might not vaccinate their children.  Despres never once mentioned that these were Dan Burton's hearings--the man whose grandson regressed into autism after receiving 7 mercury-containing vaccines in one day.

This is only going to get more heated and the cover-up even more outrageous.  July 21, 2014...Kennedy's book is coming out.....

Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak

But the media will have gotten the message...NO ONE CAN EVEN TALK ABOUT IT.  I POSTED FOUR COMMENTS.  I can't wait to see if they stay up.

Lewison (ME) Sun Journal 

Autism is on the rise nationwide. Parents, psychiatrists and special education scholars say it is essential for schools to have teachers who are trained specifically to work with students who have the disorder, but Maine schools aren't there yet.

"Maine definitely has too few professionals and education technicians to work with children with [autism spectrum disorder]," Deborah Rooks-Ellis said. She is the director of the Maine Autism Institute for Research and Education at the University of Maine. Although there are no numbers available to show exactly how many teachers are trained, she added, "It's critical, for sure.". . .

That does not necessarily mean the number of students with the disorder has risen, said Patti Rapaport, the special education director for the Bangor School Department. Research has provided doctors with more tools to better identify the disorder.

 It's maddening to read these stories on autism.  In less than 10 years the number of  autistic schoolchildren in Maine DOUBLED.  ...but it's probably due to better diagnosing by doctors.  The mind control on this issue is beyond belief.

Charlotte (NC) Observer

But because 10-year-old Austin has autism, he needs a special place - a summer camp in Moncure with the structure he craves, counselors who understand what triggers his frustration, and friends who share his gifts and challenges.

So when his mom, Nikki Dunlap, learned about Camp Royall, a 133-acre summer camp for kids with autism about two hours northeast of Charlotte, she thought it might be a perfect fit. She's a single mom, so she applied for a scholarship when Austin was 6.

I'm sorry but I can't stand to see the words "autism" and "celebrate" together anywhere.   Autism is a disability.  It's affecting hundreds of thousands of children for some UNKNOWN REASON and we're doing nothing about it.  The numbers keep increasing and in a few short years Austin will be an adult.  Will there be a place for him anywhere?  Does anyone care?  Obviously not.

I seriously don't think anyone is going to "celebrate" what it's going to cost to care for Austin and a million kids like him for the rest of his life.  I didn't bother to post a comment here because no one sees anything wrong with having to come up with a special camp for a disorder no one knew about 25 years ago.

Liberty Voice

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination rejection could well be a public health issue according to many healthcare professionals if the rate of parents who decide not to inoculate their children against infectious diseases continues to rise. . . .

At the time that Wakefield's study was published, the understanding as to the etiology of autism was changing. For many years, parents of autistic children had been wrongly blamed for their child's autism. When the suggestion that the measles vaccine caused autism was made by Wakefield, many parents of autistic children gravitated towards this idea. As explained by geneticist at Queen's University in Kingston, Jeanette Holden, many parents were looking for a "reason" for autism and where therefore vulnerable to Wakefield's suggested explanation. This fueled even more hype around vaccinations and autism, and despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, there remains the opinion in some communities that immunizations are dangerous.

Take away those exemptions!  These nonvaxing, ignorant parents are putting everyone's health in danger!

How ironic that this blog is named "LibertyVoice."  How telling that my one comment never showed up.

I guess their interpretation of "liberty" doesn't include Freedom of Speech when the issue is vaccines.

Fox 43 

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) - For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.

Autism causes a greater sensitivity to environmental stimulation. So the lights, music and roar of the crowd can trigger a severe meltdown that is difficult to anticipate and control.

"They're frustrated and they're scared and they're just overwhelmed," said Debra Forman, whose 8-year-old son, Adam, has autism. "You have to ask yourself if it's worth it."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 1 in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum. For many of these families, fear of how their child will react to new situations - and how others will react to them - keeps them from gaining everyday experiences others get to have. ...

"The hope for Philadelphia is to make it the most autism-friendly city in the country," she said. "It will serve as a model of independence for other cities everywhere."

This is actually from CNN. It's sad to watch this video and see these seriously disabled kids that our country really does not care about.  The doctor in the story trained the 3,000 employees at the ballpark in Philadelphia about autism.  She wants to do more education on autism.  She wants Philadelphia to be model for the country.  Every city in the U.S. will have to do this. 

We have to provide for this disabled population whose growth seems impossible to stop.  They're also impossible to ignore.  If you had a room of 50 schoolchildren, the child with severe autism would be the one drawing the most attention.  ...impossible to ignore.....

NorthJersey.com

The club also organized activities such as decorating the high school's hallways blue for Autism Awareness Month, giving out blue light bulbs for the international Light It Up Blue initiative and hosting national speaker Kerry Magro, an individual on the autism spectrum, who spoke at the High School in April.

"WELCOME TO NEW JERSEY--HOME OF THE NATION'S HIGHEST AUTISM RATE!"

It is nice to see students who have an understanding of autism.  But what else is going on here?

Autism is now an accepted part of the lives of OUR CHILDREN.    What better place for high school to have an autism awareness club than NJ.

New Jersey, with an autism rate of one in every 45 children--one in every 28 boys, is drowning in autism.

Look at this page from Autism New Jersey

Autism is a complex condition. No single factor can explain why more children are being identified with ASD, although a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role. In addition, some of the increase in the rates in the CDC's study may be due to: changes in the diagnosis and treatment, greater awareness, and better record keeping.

NJ isn't worried.

Every time the rate increases, it's always downplayed with the explanation of "better diagnosing/greater awareness/broader definition."  NO ONE EVER SPECULATES ON THE FUTURE AND JUST HOW BAD THE NUMBERS WILL HAVE TO GET BEFORE WE ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT AUTISM. 

My son was first diagnosed in second grade in 1993.  He was seven.  At that time they had to get a psychologist from Minneapolis to see him---because it was SO RARE.  We were told that he was probably the only kid in Chippewa Falls that had autism.  We were advised to watch the movie, Rain Man. 

How times have changed here--now every school has a roomful of these kids.  We're adjusting quite well.  Autism awareness clubs should be everywhere. Givnig this money to Autism Speaks will, I'm sure, go to raising even more awareness!

Offaly Express (Ireland)

Fact

The number of those diagnosed with autism is rising globally. Irish Autism Action found the current rate in Ireland is 1 in 100. There is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is rooted in difficulties in brain structure or function. Researchers have investigated other associations:

Exposure to environmental toxins, e.g. mercury, particularly during pregnancy.

Fiction

The childhood vaccination MMR has not been found to cause autism.

It is still important to bear in mind that researchers have not yet identified a single source for why

Eventually, the link between vaccinating your child and that same boy or girl developing autism will have to be recognized.  Officials may pretend all this autism is normal and acceptable, parents are scared.

Here's a story from Ireland where the good doctor ...

1) Admits the cause is unknown,

2) Denies a link to the MMR vaccine,

3) Cites mercury exposure during pregnancy as a possible cause.

This isn't going to play well with parents who don't want this to happen to their children. "If it's not vaccines, what is it?" 

Someone better come up real soon with a plausible explanation for why kids suddenly stop talking, start banging that heads and end up with an autism diagnosis or resistance to vaccinating will only get worse. 

And the idiotic claim that it's all better diagnosing makes doctors look even more suspect.  This doctor doesn't try that, but still has no answers.


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Comments

@investigator

http://globalnews.ca/news/1415002/fda-warns-gsk-over-problems-at-quebec-flu-vaccine-manufacturing-plant/

Can't say it's too surprising.

The Investigator

Washington Post - Measles Mary

... "But 10 percent of the cases occurred in vaccinated individuals. Even worse, a case study published in February about a woman dubbed “Measles Mary” described a scenario that scientists had not known was possible: In 2011, the 22-year-old New York theater worker, who had been vaccinated, not only contracted the disease but also passed it along to four others, two of whom had also been vaccinated."

read more here ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/measles-cases-are-spreading-despite-high-vaccination-rates-whats-going-on/2014/06/23/38c86884-ea97-11e3-93d2-edd4be1f5d9e_story.html

The Investigator

GlaxoSmithKline in big trouble again over Flu vaccine manufacturing failures that include problems revolving around water purification and microbiological contamination.

The FDA has set the highest expectations with GSK having to - "undertake a comprehensive and global assessment of all of its manufacturing operations"

This of course follows on from a record £1.9 million US Fine for drug selling infractions.

Handthatrocksthecradle

Yes, evidently the pro-vax rhetoric is getting more and more incendiary by the day.

John Stewart's "An outbreak of liberal idiocy" segment pretty much lets us know that it is definitely on and that the propaganda machine is in full gear.

Perhaps incendiary rhetoric deserves incendiary rhetoric.

Consider this:
It is anti-American, anti-civil liberties for the rabid pro-vaxer to impose their baseless "herd immunity" beliefs by attempting to deride, taunt, demonize and shame vaccine pro-choicers. I have yet to see any one of them make their titer levels or those of their children public record, (just for the sake of the public good of course)

Then and only then can they even attempt to sell me their pharmaceutical grade of crazy.

My new mantra aimed at the pro-vaxers is not "Follow the (Pharma) money!!! it's

"SHOW ME YOUR TITER LEVELS"

cmo

As pesticides used in California drift from west to east, that would explain why NEW JERSEY has the highest Autism rates in the US... 1 in 29 boys.

...of course the New Jersey long mandated "annual flu shot" to attend a day care has been debunked as a problem by those who debunk things.

 Bob Moffitt

Anne writes: "As the vaccine issue heats up, here's an attempt come up with a plausible explanation to counter it. I wonder how fast Monsanto will come up with a half a dozen studies showing Round-Up is as safe as rainwater."

Sunday .. Brian Lamb interviewed Sharyl Attkisson on C-SPAN

http://www.c-span.org/video/?319889-1/qa-sharyl-attkisson

The interview is 1 hour long .. and .. well worth watching .. as Sharyl explains how difficult it has become for "investigative reporters" to report on "controversial" issues.

Indeed, "investigative reporting" has been replaced by "advocacy journalism" .. and .. the country is far worse for it.

Linda1

Ok, so they're saying that they know that pesticides are a cause of autism. They know that pesticides are poisoning children. When does talk turn into action?

Where is the President's emergency speech to Americans addressing this issue and what will be done immediately to stop the poisoning? When will the EPA be issuing a moratorium on the use of pesticides? When will the public be given guidance as to what is and is not safe to use?

Is our country so addicted to these products, so controlled by their manufacturers, that we are literally willing to sacrifice our children? Why aren't people demanding action?

Sickened but it shows they are desperate

Anne, and someone better also tell us why pesticides seem to be related to autism and yet it's "genetic " enough that they want to waste more time and money on genetic research.

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