Dachel Media Review: Hiring Adults with Autism
By Anne Dachel
Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand.
June 10, 2014, Software company hires autistic adults for specialized skills
June 9, 2014, CBS News: Study puts a price tag on the lifetime cost of autism
June 9, 2014, Yahoo News Canada: Kids' seizure risk from combo vaccine could give anti-vaccination crowd fresh ammo
CBS News is trying hard to turn autism into something positive. See: lifetime care cost isn't as bad as Michael Ganz said in 2006--a lot less. And businesses actually want to hire people with autism. It's a bright new day for those on the spectrum and America shouldn't worry about it at all.
"If we could use skills like I saw among people with autism in software testing, data analysis, quality control, that would be phenomenal," Sonne said. "There is no reason why we should leave these people unemployed when they have so much talent and there are so many vacant jobs in the high tech sector."
The lifetime cost of supporting just one person with autism can range from $1.4 million to $2.4 million, with factors as varied as lost wages, residential care and special education driving up expenses, a new study has found. . . .
The investigators concluded that the average lifetime cost to care for a person with autism without intellectual disabilities is about $1.4 million in both the United States and the United Kingdom....
"This study shows us what we've all known but never had the data to support -- that autism is alarmingly expensive," said Michael Rosanoff, associate director of public health for Autism Speaks, the nonprofit advocacy group that funded the research.
The stories I'm seeing on this research are talking like there is an equal number of adults and children with autism--that's the first fraud.
And after years of everyone off-handedly citing Michael Ganz's $3.2 million for lifetime care cost, suddenly, eight years after he came up with his original figure, lifetime cost is $1 to $2 million.
People have no idea what's coming and the press is responsible.
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Now there's a new study that concludes a combination vaccine commonly used in Canada presents a slightly increased risk of febrile seizures in children. . . .
But if anything, the study should be reassuring for those who think there's a conspiracy to hide the dangers of vaccines.
MacDonald says the fact researchers are publishing adverse findings on risk shows "we're very serious about vaccine safety and that when there are increased risks we're informing the public."
This is a fraud. First of all, officials openly admit vaccines can cause febrile seizures. The NIH website has a study from 2002 saying just that for the MMR. This was a set up. Look how it's being use---"SEE OFFICIALS DO TELL US WHEN THEY LEARN OF ADVERSE EVENTS." Putting out old news that means nothing is only for the uninitiated.
How about a study announcing that vaccines can cause redness at the injection site? See, we tell you about side effects.
So where's the vaxed/unvaxed study? I posted a comment.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.
"Costs are underestimated by society and government...We estimate the lifetime value of caregiver time alone to support a severely impacted individual with ASD to be approximately 5.5 million above the costs of a neurotypical individual. These costs are in addition to the costs of added professionals such as speech therapist, occupational therapists, psychologists, special diet. These lifetime costs of care are much higher than what current cost-research findings indicate..."
Herb Emery, Jan /14 report
Sorry for previous typos.
Posted by: jen | June 11, 2014 at 12:23 AM
Herb Emery found cost associated for individual with autism tone 4.5 million above a neurotically one- there may be different calculation formulas- this estimate is on the low side- special Ed and living supports would need to be factored in for many.
Posted by: jen | June 10, 2014 at 06:13 PM