Note: Everyone in the disabilities community needs to ask friends, family, teachers, providers to send an urgent message to STOP USING ELECTRIC SHOCK on humans, often children with autism. We've written about The Rotenberg Center many times over the years. Talk about a small world, my father played golf with Judge Ernie in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Word on the course was that he, like Judge Smails from Caddyshack, favored "the foot wedge." (Golf talk for cheated.) Kids and adults with severe autism should never have to suffer this old, barbaric "treatment."
From The ARC:
Legislation is moving through Congress RIGHT NOW that could stop the abuse and torture of people with disabilities through electro-shock devices. This bill must pass by September 30—and your messages to Congress can help end this barbaric and inhumane practice.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Alongside experts and other disability rights organizations, The Arc has advocated to prevent people with disabilities from being tortured by shock devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), an institution in Massachusetts for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
JRC is the only place in the country where staff members administer shocks to people with disabilities for perceived misbehavior, despite a well-established body of evidence proving that there are alternative methods for behavioral supports that do not include excessive force, pain, and fear.
This practice is painful and traumatizing to residents, and The Arc has been fighting for decades to stop it.
Take action now to help end this abuse once and for all, because people with disabilities deserve to live free from torture and fear!
Note: Everyone in the disabilities community needs to ask friends, family, teachers, providers to send an urgent message to STOP USING ELECTRIC SHOCK on humans, often children with autism. We've written about The Rotenberg Center many times over the years. Talk about a small world, my father played golf with Judge Ernie in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Word on the course was that he, like Judge Smails from Caddyshack, favored "the foot wedge." (Golf talk for cheated.) Kids and adults with severe autism should never have to suffer this old, barbaric "treatment."
Just in case you didn't have enough to worry about, this report shared by Safeminds.org hammers home our fears. Fears that are very much founded in reality. We half joke that we can never die. If only we could find a miraculous way to live just one day longer than our children in their golden years. Maybe holograms will be affordable.
Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and distressing experiences that people encounter. Most individuals experience a typical bereavement period where they face feelings of sorrow, numbness, and anger. Gradually, these emotions fade. However, for some individuals, these feelings of loss are debilitating, long-lasting, and do not improve over time. This agonizing condition is known as complicated grief (CG). A new systematic literature review has investigated how this phenomenon affects individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). The review’s key finding indicates that CG is prevalent in people with ID and is even more frequent in these individuals compared to the general population (33% vs. 9.8%). The review’s authors highlight that CG is a clinically significant condition within the ID population and suggest that doctors should be aware of the diagnosis. The study also discovered that grief symptoms for those with ID are often prolonged, and the onset of symptoms can be delayed. Consequently, due to these factors, CG is likely to be missed or misdiagnosed. Additionally, the review discovered that people with ID experience both traumatic grief and separation distress symptoms. However, separation distress symptoms are more frequent, highlighting possible vulnerabilities to attachment difficulties. Ultimately, the review calls for the development of valid and reliable CG assessment/screening tools for people with ID. These tools will allow for the accurate identification of CG cases and are crucial for developing appropriate treatment in this particular population.
Anne Dachel has covered the skyrocketing rates of students in special education for more than a decade. On her site Loss of Brain Trust she's catalogs thousands of articles from around the world. Age of Autism was founded by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill as a blog to explore the autism epidemic in a then new way, as a man-made epidemic. Fifteen years later, the numbers have not abated. Children are chronically ill and the normal milestones of childhood development have been left behind. Pediatrics has presided over a new normal of sickness and delayed (if ever accomplished) development. Perhaps you see this change in your work, among your friends children, and of course, many of us see it in our own homes.
Children's Health Defense has launched a publishing arm that will print and e-publish books mainstream publishers have shunned for more than twenty years. We invite you to download and share The Sickest Generation: The Facts Behind the Children’s Health Crisis and Why It Needs to End
In 2011 54% of children had at least one of 20 chronic health conditions;
Life expectancy is falling and infant mortality is rising. U.S. children are 76% more likely to die before their first birthday than infants in other wealthy countries;
A study conducted from 2001-2004 found that half of U.S. youth (ages 13-18) had been diagnosed with at least one mental, emotional, and/or behavioral disorder;
Top military leaders report seven in ten young Americans aged 17-24 are unfit to serve in the U.S. military because of obesity, asthma, hearing and eyesight problems and mental illness.
I have been a Ray Bradbury devotee since I read my first short story in high school. Bradbury was the prolific science fiction author whose work captured the soul of humanity in every story. You might know him as the author of Something Wicked This Way Comes and Farenheit 451 (the temperature at which books burn) and other famous novels. In today's divisive political climate, both "sides" are claiming to be the Guy Montag, the rescuer of content. Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury. ...the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who becomes disillusioned with his role of censoring literature and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and committing himself to the preservation of literary and cultural writings. (Source, Wiki)
Tomorrow's Child is about a couple who use the newest science available to birth their baby. A machine that takes the atoms of the baby in utero, scrambles them out, and reassembles them without mother having to go through the hardship of labor and delivery. Except..... the machine, the trusted science of Dr. OBGYN, goes badly wrong, and Peter and Polly's baby is born as if in another dimension. Their son is a bright blue pyramid with squiggly tentacles. The doctor explains the mishap in sterile, quiet tones. SCIENCE is God today, but whose science? And what has technology done for and to our children?
The story was brought to life in Ray Bradbury Theatre in a rather stilted, odd version of Bradbury's beautifully written prose. I recall reading the short story when I was about 20 years old. I suppose I thought it was fanciful and dreadful, imagine having a blue pryamid instead of a flesh and blood human baby! Life has a sense of humor. My own daughters, beautiful humans, are like blue pyramids. Round pegs in a world of square holes.
Thank you, Vera. And God bless.
I came to Nuremberg to provide historical context to the current global threat confronting our civilization. These past 2 1⁄2 years have been especially stressful— as painful memories were rekindled.
In 1941, I was 31⁄2 when my family was forced from our home in Romania & deported to Ukraine.
We were herded into a concentration camp – essentially left to starve. Death was ever-present. My father died of typhus when I was five.
In 1944, as the Final Solution was being aggressively implemented, Romania retreated from its alliance with Nazi Germany. The government permitted several hundred Jewish orphans under the age of 12 to return to Romania. I was not an orphan; my mother lied to save my life.
I boarded a cattle car train – the same train that continued to transport Jews to the death camps – even as Germany was losing the war.
Four years elapsed before I was reunited with my mother.
The Holocaust serves as the archetypal symbol of unmitigated evil
– Moral norms & human values were systematically obliterated.
– The Nazi system destroyed the social conscience.
– Millions of people were worked to death as Slave laborers.
– Others were abused
as experimental human guinea pigs.
The Holocaust did not begin in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Treblinka.
The Holocaust was preceded by 9 years of incremental restrictions on personal freedom, & the suspension of legal rights and civil rights.
The stage was set by fear-mongering & hate-mongering propaganda.
A series of humiliating discriminatory government edicts demonized Jews as “spreaders of disease.” We were compared to lice.
The real viral disease that infected Nazi Germany is Eugenics— Eugenics is the elitist ideology at the root of all genocides.
– Eugenics is cloaked in a mantle of pseudo- science.
– It was embraced by the academic & medical establishment as well as the judiciary — in Germany and the United States.
– Eugenicists justify social & economic inequality.
They legitimize discrimination, apartheid, sterilization, euthanasia, and genocide. The Nazis called it “ethnic cleansing” — for the protection of the gene pool.
Medicine was perverted from its healing mission & was weaponized.
First, it was to control reproduction through forced sterilization; then it was to eliminate those deemed to be “sub-human” —Untermenschen. The first victims of medical murder were 1,000
Children’s Health Defense has been deplatformed by Meta: that’s Facebook & Instagram. An online killing is what it is. The information CHD shares is fact checked, accurate and necessary - and yet, the United States Government allows, nay, encourages, nay nay, dictates removal by Meta, and other media. And Meta gleefully complies.
CHD was removed just as the media is talking up a stockpile of Monkey Pox shots that Americans will also snub in droves. They will refuse them in large part due to the education they got from the diligent work of Children's Health Defense, whose reporting on the Covid Vaccination program and its impact on American children and adults alike helped open millions of eyes previously closed to even the mention of vaccine injury. I know many people who willingly got their first shot, and many who took the second, who will NEVER take another Cavid vaccine again and who are openly curious about the safety of the pediatric schedule.
Without CHD, whom will the CDCedia blame? Looks over shoulder.....
Press Release from CHD:
Actions came on the heels of CHD’s-Meta/Facebook censorship lawsuit appeal.
Washington, DC — Yesterday, August 17, without warning, Facebook deplatformed (unpublished) the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) account. Simultaneously, CHD’s Instagram account was deplatformed (suspended). Each of these platforms had hundreds of thousands of followers. CHD received the following notifications from both platforms:
Facebook and Instagram deplatforming dovetails with CHD’s ongoing censorship lawsuit. CHD filed the lawsuit against Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, in August 2020. Recently, in its Ninth Circuit Court appeal filed on July 29, CHD provided the court with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced documents the agency shared with Facebook. These documents, provided to Facebook on a regular basis, contained what the CDC considered misinformation. Titled “COVID Vaccine Misinformation: Hot Topics,” the documents asked tech giants to “be on the lookout” (BOLO) for various topics the CDC considers to be misinformation including: COVID-19 vaccine shedding, VAERS reports, spike protein data and more. The CHD case is currently pending in a Ninth Circuit decision.
Deplatforming by the tech giants came days after the CDC issued new guidance loosening COVID-19 policies — rules which CHD has criticized since the beginning of the pandemic. Within hours of the CHD deplatforming, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky shared her plans for overhauling how the agency works while admitting to a flawed response to COVID-19 and pandemic missteps.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said, “Facebook is acting here as a surrogate for the Federal government’s crusade to silence all criticism of draconian government policies. Our constitutional framers recognized this peril of government censorship. We don’t need the First Amendment to protect popular or government approved speech. They incorporated the First Amendment specifically to protect free expression of dissenting opinions. They understood that a government that can silence its critics has license for every atrocity.”
Self Injury is catastrophic in many households. Aggressive injury to family is too. Medical facilities are at a loss. 30 years of epidemic, and no one knows how to stop the causes of self harm and aggression. If you are so inclined, bow your head, bend your knee, prostrate yourself before your higher power if you do not live this nightmare. And pray for all families for whom daily existence is a war.
No, not the police. Us. How do you cope with the worry about the inevitable? The other night, my 27 year old said, “I love you,” as I tucked her into bed, not as echolalia, not mimicking me. On her own. It was like a warm hug and a sharp kick in my belly.
180 school days x 6 hours a day x 13 years (K-12) = 14,040 hours in the care of professional teachers, therapists, social workers, school psychologists, administrators and surrounded by peers.
WHAT. GOES. SO. WRONG?
Here in Connecticut, we are still dealing with the aftermath of a stabbing at a high school party two weeks ago. One teen named Jimmy McGrath was killed, three injured, and the aggressor, a 16 year old student, is out on a $2,000,000 bond awaiting trial as an adult.
I can't bring myself to call these young men monsters - though their actions are monstrous. They aren't serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer, who can be profiled back to childhood with violent fascinations. I cringe when I hear in almost every case, "He was a loner. He didn't talk to anyone. He had no friends. He dressed weird. He kept to himself."
I suppose will we learn bits and pieces, while the media politicizes most of the tragedy.
The nation reels from another mass shooting at an elementary school. While listening to news reports throughout the day, I remembered something that happened to me several years ago. I was at the High School for one of my daughters' IEP meetings. I was in the classroom with students and staff, including paras. Suddenly an alarm went off and an Active Shooter Drill was underway. I was closed in the classroom with everyone. None of the students with autism was completely quiet, including my daughter. One student was loud. Could have been any of my 3 daughters, none of whom can regulate their voice or stimming for more than a few seconds. One Paraprofessional asked, "How would you keep him quiet," to the other. "Oh, I'd find a way to shut him up." I was appalled. But I know that if there were a situation like the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, or up the road from me in Newtown, Connecticut, some, many, most or perhaps all of the students with autism would be in grave danger because of their disability. This might be the ONLY time a quiet/seclusion room would be useful. I would like to think that most staff would try to shield the kids and keep them quiet. I'm not sure I could keep my own kids quiet. And so I ask, if there is a shooter in a school, what happens to the special needs/autistic students, and is there a plan just for them that honors their needs?
By Kim Rossi
This was my memory from Facebook, TEN years ago.
Doorbell just rang. A little boy who rode the sped bus with Bella 2 years ago was at my door, clutching a doll. Alone. I knew instantly he had wandered from his house about 1/8th mile away, but on the highway. I walked him home. His sister said "Mom is sleeping." Cousin (mid teens) was really concerned. "We didn't see him leave." I told them better me than an ambulance or a cop delivering bad news. He knew "Bella's house." God bless the little guy. And his guardian angel for getting him to my house and not the RIVER across the street or the highway.
I wonder where this boy is today at age 18 or 19? Wandering will always be a worry for many of us. Cameras and door chimes help. But we are human. We have less wandering in my home than in the past now that the girls are women in their 20s. Once, one of my girls left the house and was busting uphill toward the end of our road, which was, at the time, right at the end of an exit to a 4 lane highway. I was calling out to her, "Stop! Stop!" She kept going. A man was walking his dog, and I screamed at him, "Please stop her!" He watched her motor by him without a care. I was so angry. I ran as fast I could, I tripped and fell, I kept going and snatched her to safety. I said nothing to him as we walked by him, on the way back home. I knew I'd have blown my stack. He was a neighbor. HAH! We can NOT rely on strangers. Despite decades of awareness - no one really has a clue about autism beyond the once in a high school career prom "date" and other feel good, do nothing stories. And now we're onto "acceptance." It's a joke. Not even the day programs whose MISSION it is to serve the disabled population want the young adults with a high LON score - Level of Need. That means behavior. They are being turned away here in Connecticut even with decent budgets from DDS of $55,00 - $100,000 a year. They LOSE money for organizations. The State privatized care years ago, closed their facilities. And now? The doors are CLOSED.
Kim is Managing Editor, Chief, Cook and Bottle Washer of Age of Autism.
Those who sugarcoat history are doomed to repeat it, and children will die. Autism, wandering and drowning are the tragedy of the diagnosis. A diagnosis that has been whitewashed and the public brainwashed into thinking it is something much more benign than the reality. Not every person with autism, or autist, is severely affected or impaired. Not every person with autism, or autistic, is non-speaking and without a natural instinct to return home or a sense of self-preservation. Not every person with autism, or neurodivergent, is riddled with sleep, GI and seizure issues. Not every person with autism, or #actuallyautistic will face a life of rape, beatings, seclusion, restraint and exclusion from society.
Those who have DSM-V autism, diagnosed as a child likely will. God bless this, and every person with autism, who drowns. We are so sorry.
A massive search for a 4-year-old ended in tragedy Tuesday morning when the boy’s body was pulled from a pond behind a DeKalb County apartment building.
DeKalb police asked for the public’s help to locate Kyuss Williams after he wandered away from his family’s home in the East Ponce Village Apartments off Juliette Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday. They called off the search eight hours later when his body was recovered from the community’s retention pond.
AoA Submission on the Terms of Reference for the United Kingdom Covid Inquiry led by Baroness Hallett
Note: See the Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference announcement on 10 March, below John Stone's submission.
By John Stone
The consultation closes 11.59pm UK time April 7. Submissions can be made until that time here. These are the substantive points I have made to the inquiry on behalf of Age of Autism on their questionnaire.
Please explain why you think the draft Terms of Reference do not cover all the areas that the Inquiry should address.
Insufficient focus on transparency and openness of decision making, suspension of ordinary human rights, free speech and civil liberties, the creation of an atmosphere of coercion over many matters, cronyism: the apparent wilful destruction of ordinary civil society and its economy
Which issues or topics do you think the Inquiry should look at first?
Why nothing was quite what it seemed
Why we were ill-prepared in terms of hospital capacity, supplies
Why we ignored pandemic protocols apparently already in place
Why we accepted the word of Chinese officials about the genetic sequence of the virus, and why so many vaccine designers/companies were instantly confident of the products they were designing
Why we suppressed evidence - now widely accepted - of escape from the Wuhan lab
Why we gaslighted conventional interventions - disregarding doctors already skilled at treating respiratory viruses - and made a break-neck dash for so called “vaccines” with novel technologies
Why we discouraged healthy lifestyles, side-lined issues such as Vitamin D deficiency which has previously been routinely treated by doctors
Why there was widespread use of midazolam
Why a horrendously expensive drug Remdesivir, without any track record, was preferred to well establish safe products like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin
How the Coronavirus Act legislation comprising hundreds of pages (and similar to legislation in other countries) appeared from nowhere
How cronyism was allowed to proliferate at unprecedented levels in government
Why informed public discussion was restricted on mainstream and social media including many highly qualified voices - why public money was used to promote certain views and suppress others
Why the seriousness of Covid was actually downgraded by the CMOs immediately prior to the first lockdown
Why so many un-evidenced measures restricting freedom of movement and normal behaviour were introduced, heightening fears, while not being taken seriously by government ministers and high-ranking officials
Why people were left to isolate indefinitely and die alone
Why masks were introduced despite there not being “strong evidence” according deputy CMO Jenny Harries
Why normal ethics, the Nuremberg Code, informed consent were abandoned for injections which had limited trial data, less than complete information about ingredients, hidden contracts etc, amid an atmosphere of gaslighting, bullying and restrictions on those who were not compliant - why the issue of vaccine compliance became conflated with the official ID agenda of the United Nation, organisations such as the World Economic Forum (endorsed by the Prince of Wales on a government website), which has never been discussed with the British electorate
From Gov.UK: Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference
From Gov.UK: Covid Inquiry Terms of Reference
Today (Thursday 10 March) the government has published draft terms of reference for the forthcoming public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic.
This follows consultation with the Inquiry Chair, Baroness Hallett, and close work with ministers in the devolved administrations.
The terms of reference intend to cover:
Actor Bruce Willis' daughter announced his retirement due to what reports indicate was a culmination of cognitive decline and now, aphasia. Like many, my first thought was "Oh no, I love Bruce Willis, how awful, I need to know more."
APHASIA: A language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate.
It can occur suddenly after a stroke or head injury, or develop slowly from a growing brain tumor or disease. Aphasia affects a person's ability to express and understand written and spoken language. Once the underlying cause is treated, the main treatment for aphasia is speech therapy.
I remember the young, fast talking Bruce Willis of Moonlighting, decades ago. I hated to read of his plight. We of all people know about lack of ability to communicate. We know about regression into non-speaking. It's a horror. I also went into territory most Americans don't even consider. Does the Covid vaccine have aphasia listed as an adverse effect? I did a quick Brave search (No more Duck Duck Go or Google) the first hit was a case of a man who developed aphasia after his 2nd dose of an mRNA vaccine. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34192245/
Then I went to OpenVaers.com and found 2,646 reports of Covid vaccine adverse events that include Aphasia.
We MUST be able to ask questions. Consumers have a right to know that this side effect exists for this diagnosis they have never heard of. We used to call that "informed" consent" before the Covid vaccine became a badge of honor or the lack of it became a of a mark of shame and societal exclusion. Our President said he was losing patience with the unvaccinated. He said the unvaccinated faced a winter of “severe illness and death.” Harsh words. Dark admonitions. President Zelinsky hasn't been so blunt and cruel to his Ukrainian population. But bombs don't carry the same global health weight as vaccination uptake. Maybe Bruce Willis' terrible situation can help educate people not only on the definition of Aphasia, but one way it can be thrust upon you, beyond an unforeseen stroke or head injury out of the blue. No matter how Willis lost his way into dementia and lack of communication.
Correlation does not mean causation, as we have had jammed down our throats for decades. Still, take note of the wording below regarding adverse effects, "though rare" and yet, "increasingly reported." 2, 646 increasingly reported to date. How can something be "rare" and "increasingly reported?"
Aphasia seven days after second dose of an mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
Objectives: Though rare, neurological side effects of SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations are increasingly reported. Even if the first dosage goes uncomplicated, the second dose may be complicated by severe adverse reactions as in the following case.
Case report: A 52yo male developed sudden-onset reading difficulty and aphasia 7d after the second dose of an mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. He had a previous history of myocardial infarction, arterial hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and nephrolithiasis. Blood pressure was slightly elevated on admission. Blood tests revealed mildly elevated D-dimer, pre-diabetes and hyperuricemia. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intracerebral bleeding (ICB) in the left temporal lobe. Aphasia resolved almost completely within a few days. Blood pressure values were normal throughout hospitalisation. Whether there was a causal relation between the ICB and the vaccination remains speculative but cannot be definitively excluded.
Conclusions: A second dose of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination may be followed by ICB. Though the pathophysiology of ICB remains unexplained a causal relation between ICB and the vaccination cannot be excluded. Risk factors for ICB should be carefully monitored in patients undergoing SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.
Thanks to Laura Hayes for sharing this video featuring Leslie Manookian speaking at the Weston Price Foundation Wise Traditions 2021 event about the state of politics, vaccine passports, medicine, digital id coordination, social credit score and much more. There's a Q&A at the end. Leslie is Founder and President of the Health Freedom Defense fund.
In 2014, Leslie produced a movie called The Greater Good: THE GREATER GOOD is an award winning character-driven documentary that explores the cultural intersections where parenting meets modern medicine and individual rights collide with politics. The film offers parents, doctors and policy makers a safe space to speak openly, actively listen and learn from one another. Mixing verité footage, intimate interviews, 1950s-era government-produced movies and up-to-date TV news reporting, THE GREATER GOOD weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been forever changed by vaccination.
2014 is a lifetime ago for autism. Since then, there is no longer any sense of urgency or worry for the future of the thousands of young adults with severe autism who are or have have aged out of school, or their families. The focus is on acceptance and awareness of the special gifts, the difference. Can you imagine that? Spend a day in the home of many of our readers, and tell me that autism is a difference. We're about to hit April - and the nonsense will be blooming along with the daffodils.
As we careen toward April and the nonsense of "awareness" month, I wanted to share a tidbit from deep inside the life of those all too well aware. Us. See this Thermos brand straw cup? See that black "yuck" on a Q-Tip? That's the moldy, mildewy grossness that forms inside the straw attachment. I only fill that cup with water. Good old H2O. And yet, it get disgusting. Fast. Simple question number 54,567,579:
WHO WILL CLEAN HER CUP PROPERLY WHEN I AM GONE?
That's it. That's today's autism reality moment.
Catchy headline, yes? Sadly, while we are very readable, we’re unreachable by name on Google. They have deleted us from most searches. And by doing so, blocked valuable information from and for autism families. We’re in our 15th year. Seems we’re a dinosaur. No one is talking about autism and vaccine injury and any mention of vaccine safety during Covid is setting off alarm bells we'd managed to avoid. The young parents will never know about our resources. Children are worse off than ever developmentally. CDC just changed the developmental milestones for babies, akin to adding a curve to testing for the kids who can not pass. It’s sobering. I love our community and I think we are valuable. Google thinks we are dangerous.
Note: Our friend Michelle Guppy has shared her journey with Brandon for many years. She has a raw, honest blog called Life With Autism In Pictures. Yesterday, she tried to post one of her blog entries on her Facebook page, and Facebook would not let her. We're running an excerpt today, and hope you will click over to her blog to finish reading, and bookmark the site. The crackdown on showcasing the often grim side of life for and with our loved ones with autism is depressing as heck. I couldn't even Tweet Tanner Welsh's obituary from AofA because Twitter now marks ALL of our Tweets as "sensitive." I even Tweeted a Bundt cake - a sensitive Bundt cake. But we all keep going - including Michelle and her family.
Life With Autism In Pictures Silent Surrender
In many ways, the last few months have been a series of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"..... as well as the usual series of "unrecoverable's" as Todd so fondly calls the insanity of certain incidents we could never imagine in our "Life with Autism, Seizures, & a side of PANDAS"...
I have to chuckle at my ignorance...silly me...I thought the rules of life were that if you already have one lifelong challenge, you were somehow magically exempt from all other hardships that can happen in life. To say that I've felt suckerpunched is to say that "autism" is simply a "quirky behavior." Not many will get that, but those who do, deeply get it.
As I have desperately tried to navigate this unfamiliar and unwanted bump in the road so to speak - I am deeply grateful for the NDCQ motto that I have embraced thanks to being introduced to the Navy SEAL world of FORGED warriors and their NEVER QUIT mentality - not to mention the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) training of Matt's Navy journey that began ten years ago...
"The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday" has been proven to be true in my life in so many ways..... except I might add, for warrior families like mine, there seem to be no easy days.........
(I mean really, don't we warrior moms wish upon wishes that our "Hell Week" lasted only a week?)
Which brings me to this picture I captured a few days ago while driving my son to his Adult Day Program... Read more here.
A happy young women suddenly feels stressed. She reacts. That’s my hand. The other looks just like it. It hurts. But not as much as she hurts inside. Imagine this happening to a $17 an hour residential staff because I’m long dead. Or short dead. Me? I help her, peel off her hands, talk her down. I am her Mom. I try to help her communicate her stress, emotion. What would a stranger do? We no longer talk about treatments and the c word called cure. And because of that, our children will live in hell until they meet us in heaven.
Thank you to Safeminds.org for continuing to look at so many important topics in autism. Safety is a primary concern, and restraint and seclusion for students with disabilities is a source of worry, and sometimes, outright crime. The thought of our kids sent to a room, alone, is maddening. Worse, being held in what I would call "submissions" (the martial arts term for restraint) that can be deadly. A knee on the neck by a police officer threw the nation into turmoil not long ago. This happens during restraints. They can go too far. Fast. Typically they are begun during bouts of aggression that put both the student and the teacher, paraprofessional, therapist, in an aggressive fight or flight mode. I am trained in martial arts - a submission can break an arm (think Ronda Rousey's arm bar), choke, dislocate a shoulder, in fact that's the point - to cause injury in self-defense. School should not be a place for self-defense. I don't think there is a way to really teach submissions by the quick courses offered. I know that if my daughter is about to run into traffic, a teacher or para will have to GRAB her to save her, and maybe grab her hard. I know that if a student is about to throw a chair at another student, someone has to intervene. I just don't know how it can be done without grave damage to self-esteem, self-image and safety.
All of this gets much worse in adult services. Our loved ones are fully grown, powerful men and women. And their staff has marginal training. Even the best of them.
Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint Praises the Department’s Effort
A group of parents, advocates, and educators called the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR) applauded the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for issuing a press release last month pledging to take active measures to prevent the illegal and discriminatory use of restraint and seclusion in Maryland schools. Furthermore, the advocacy group is pleased that the State Superintendent of Schools, Mohammed Choudhury, has directed a comprehensive review of Maryland’s regulations, policies, and procedures on restraint and seclusion and moves to eliminate practice altogether. Superintendent Choudhury went on to state, “In all cases, restraint and seclusion should be a last resort, employed only in emergency circumstances. Given the potentially devastating physical and emotional impact of restraint and seclusion on students and staff, as well the disproportionate use on students with disabilities and students of color, MSDE will work with our local school systems to eliminate the illegal use of these practices and increase system capacity to provide effective, positive means of behavior management.” MSDE’s actions appear to be in response to a letter authored by AASR to Superintendent Choudhury regarding a recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Frederick County Public School District. The settlement was in response to a DOJ investigation which discovered that the Frederick County Public School District had unnecessarily and repeatedly restrained and secluded students as young as five years of age in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the settlement, the school district will end its use of seclusion, revamp its restraint practices, and train staff on appropriate use of behavioral interventions for students with disabilities.
Thanks to a clever FOO (Friend of Ours) for this rendition.
Dr. Fauci’s Twelve Days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas Dr Fauci gave to me, a devastated world economy.
On the second day of Christmas Dr Fauci gave to me, two FDA approved toxic drugs and devastated world economy.
On the third day of Christmas Dr Fauci gave to me, three useless but mandatory vaccines, two FDA approved toxic drugs and devastated world economy.
On the fourth day of Christmas Dr Fauci gave to me, four captured federal agencies, three useless but mandatory vaccines, two FDA approved toxic drugs and devastated world economy.
On the fifth day of Christmas Dr Fauci gave to me, five lab leaks in Wuhan! Four captured federal agencies, three useless but mandatory vaccines, two FDA approved toxic drugs and devastated world economy.
God bless our Anne Dachel, the transcription Queen. She took the time to write out Robert Kennedy's 28 minute interview with Wayne Rohde on his Right to the Point Podcast. Time is precious, and by reading the content quickly, we hope you will then buzz over to Buzzsprout to listen to this and all of Rohde's interviews.
Robert Kennedy, Jr. recently talked about his new book, The Real Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health , on Right on Point podcast hosted by Wayne Rohde https://www.buzzsprout.com/1423192/9610446
During the 28 minute talk Kennedy revealed the lengths Fauci went to in order to turn his agency, NIAID, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, from a backwater entity, set to be abolished, into a powerful force controlling our public health decisions.
As Kennedy put it, “He captured the AIDS crisis for his agency” in order to gain access to billions of research dollars, and “that really was the beginning of his power.”
Kennedy explained that Fauci has never been held accountable for promoting the unproven, deadly drug, AZT for AIDS patients.
Instead Fauci went on to gain more power over research and funding from the U.S. Government.
Kennedy explained how Fauci joined forces with the pharmaceutical industry to the point, as Kennedy said, “He is a partner in the pharmaceutical industry.” This includes dispensing research dollars to universities.
As a result, there is essentially no oversight: “So the whole system is now corrupt. Every aspect of it has been has been completely corrupted by pharma.”
As far as the current pandemic is concerned, Kennedy revealed that under Fauci’s watch, plans to handle a pandemic had been in the works for years.
Before COVID there were a whole series of corona virus pandemic simulations that the intelligence agencies were doing.
It’s all going according to plan, as Kennedy said,
They’re manipulating populations on a national scale. All that propaganda, the fear mongering, the scapegoating, the isolation tactics, the lockdowns to induce this system that the intelligence agencies call Stockholm syndrome which makes people grateful to their captors and leaves them with the feeling that their only path to survival is total compliance and total obedience to the captors, anger at people who anger the captors—and all of these techniques that I talk about.
Wayne Rohde: Welcome everyone. Thank you for listening today. …
Today I have the distinct honor and privilege to have Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the program. So welcome, Mr. Kennedy. Thank you for joining us today.
Robert Kennedy, Jr.: Thanks for having me, Wayne, and for all your years of work as an advocate on this issue. You are our go-to person at CHD [Children’s Health Defense] when we have a question on the VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System](system. You’ve made yourself kind of the world’s expert on how VAERS works. So thank you, thank you for being such an extraordinary useful resource for all of those years.
Rohde: Well, you’re welcome. I appreciate it. There are so many of us out here that are willing to help and provide it.
That’s what a great thing about our advocacy group here is….
What’s it like to have the number one selling book out on Amazon? What’s it like there to know that your book is number one?
Kennedy: I’m really happy about it.
We’re waiting to see what happens with the New York Times list and how they handle that because clearly they are going to do everything in their power to keep us off that list.
It’s important. It’s an important statement. As you know, people in our community have been silenced for many, many years.
We cannot speak on mainstream media at all. We can’t write editorials in the paper.
December 02, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest prevalence estimates for autism. The center reports that 1 in 44 or 2.27% of American 8-year-olds have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This rate is a 23% increase from two years ago, when the figure was 1 in 54 children. The new prevalence reflects a 3.39 fold jump in numbers since the CDC began collecting data in 2000.
The study, published in the December 3, 2021 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, uses the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network to estimate the number of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities living in different areas of the United States. These reports are typically released every two years. The current report studied a total of 5058 8-year-old children with ASD in: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin. Prevalence rates ranged from 1.6% in Missouri to 3.9% in California.
SafeMinds reached out to Walter M. Zahorodny, Ph.D., to gain insights from this devastating new prevalence report. Dr. Zahorodny is the Principal Investigator of the New Jersey ADDM Network and has been involved with these prevalence reports since their inception in 2000. The following is a transcript of our discussion.
This new ADDM Network report was released a little earlier compared to other reporting periods. Why did that happen?
The new report was released four months earlier than the typical ADDM pattern. Usually, the ADDM reports come out in March or April in order to be linked with Autism Awareness Month. This report is the first time the Network used a different method of case finding. The new method is less comprehensive and less time consuming, which allowed for a quicker completion of the study activities.
The new autism prevalence rate is 1 in 44 for 8-year-old children surveyed in 2018, up from 1 in 54 from the previous reporting period (2016). That rate seems to be a steeper increase compared to other reporting periods. Can you give us any insights on why this occurred?
The increase from 1 in 54 in 2016 to 1 in 44 in 2018 is steeper than in some earlier cycles. I think that most of the 2018 increase may be due to the inclusion of California into the ADDM Network.
Anthony Fauci. Pause. Hand over heart. Genuflect. For unto us, I REPRESENT SCIENCE as he said on CBS Face The Nation was born on 12/24/40 in New York, NY.
Speaking of science, did you know that in 1940, “Science” told Americans that they could protect their homes from fire during the holidays by decorating with pure asbestos? Pure cancer causing asbestos was used as artificial snow. Safe! Sparkly! Protect the ones you love. Trust us! Trust SCIENCE! Fauci was born just one year after The Wizard of Oz debuted. Strange coincidence that the WE REPRESENT THE LOLLIPOP GUILD little people appear to have Bell's Palsy - just look at their wee mouths droop.
Even sciencier?? When baby I REPRESENT SCIENCE cried, Mother Science likely gave him the safe, pediatrician recommended product called Paragoric. My Dad used to joke about Paragoric when my kids were young. It was a tincture of OPIUM sold over the counter as an "exempt narcotic." Sleepin' Susie! Yes, Mother Science used over the counter morphine help baby sleep safe and without a sound. Drugged. Today, we have an opioid epidemic.
How DARE we question I REPRESENT SCIENCE? What will Science say in 80 years about today's science?
Have any readers watched the Korean Netflix program called Squid Game? It's a macabre look at what people pushed to extreme fear will do to themselves, and those around them. Greed, wealth, poor choices, hubris and both bankrupt financial accounts and morals. It casts a harsh light on avarice, the lust for wealth, and the depths to which humans will stoop even if it means killing other humans. There are also moments of kindness, care, altruism. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a program.
The first of the five childhood games (that have been violently warped beyond recognition) played is "Red Light Green Light." In Squid Game, if you are caught moving, you are eliminated - by a rifle shot to the head. And the piggy bank starts filling with money - the last player - man or woman - standing will take it all.
This week began the US version of "Kid Game." The White House reports that some 900,000 children got their first Pfizer dose in one week. Our own CDC just gave the green light to the brand new Pfizer Covid vaccine for children as young as five. Parents are rushing across the field with their children, many desperate to get their kids that first dose. Like so many of us, years ago, they are acting out of fear, habit, rote acceptance and love for their kids. I saw one Social Media screenshot where a Mom was crowing that she had just forged her daughter's birth certificate so she had just turned 5, not 4. Maybe it's true, desperate parents will do anything to protect their children, yes? Especially when plunged into extreme fear. If the side effects start pouring in, heart problems, will that finally open the eyes and at LEAST begin acceptance of a yellow light?
"Let me explain the directions again....." This simple line is recited as each game is described in Squid Game, by a pleasant female voice. But now? I hear it in Anthony Fauci's gravel pit voice. Fauci has explained the directions - vax or be eliminated. Play the game. The Kid Game.
Speaking of Anthony Fauci, Robert Kennedy's book The Real Anthony Fauci broke the top 25 on Amazon this week. Great news.
ID 2020 Re-Visited: how Covid enabled the ID 2020 Alliance (Microsoft, Global Vaccine Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation) to take over our lives through the United Nations
I am returning to my article published exactly two years ago on Nov 1, 2019 in which I described some of the malevolent forces at play in global politics and predicted that the arrival of the new decade would be calamitous: I looked at the Global Health Security Agenda launched by Obama and then homed in on vaccine ID looking at the so-called ID 2020 Alliance (which brought together the vaccine industry cartel GAVI, with Microsoft and the Rockefeller Foundation (supposing these were ever entirely separate entities), and the European Commission roadmap - then just published - which aimed amid zero publicity to have vaccine ID passports in place for the Union by 2022 (although there is no description of any mechanism that would enable this project).
Of course, there was never any democratic stimulus for these initiatives: they started with corporate interests lobbying and infiltrating global and governmental institutions. According to a 2020 Wiki addition:
In May 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the inaugural ID2020 summit brought together over 400 people to discuss how to provide digital identity to all, a defined Sustainable Development Goal including to 1.5bn people living without any form of recognized identification…Experts in blockchain and other cryptographic technology joined with representatives of technical standards bodies to identify how technology and other private sector expertise could achieve the goal…
There is admittedly at this stage no mention here of vaccine status as an integral part of this new ID and GAVI is not named as an original participant although it is named in the article as a participant in an ID 2020 project taking place in Bangladesh in 2019. Naturally UN Sustainable Development Goal is affiliated to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Again according to Wiki:
“ID2020 is a public-private consortium in service of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of providing legal identity for all people, including the world's most vulnerable populations.
ID2020 has published a ten-point mission statement, which includes: "We believe that individuals must have control over their own digital identities, including how personal data is collected, used, and shared.”
Little girl and boy land
While you dwell within it
You are ever happy there
Childhood's joy land
Mystic merry toyland
Once you pass its borders
You can ne'er return again
For years, many of us have fought for health choice and our parental rights. We did this alone, with rare media coverage, and rarer support. In 2019, tens of thousands of healthy children lost their right to attend school in the USA because they used religious exemptions to vaccines. We marched in California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, elsewhere. We were considered a fringe group. Few outside our community noticed. Those who did, smeared us. Now, during Covid, Americans are forced to choose between taking a Covid vaccine or losing their jobs. In New York City, firefighters may get pink slips today. FIREFIGHTERS. NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS. 6 weeks ago, we remembered the hundreds of NYFD who lost their jobs on and after 9/11. Like nurses and doctors during the start of Covid, first responders have gone from heroes to zeroes. Let's see what today brings.
UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- With a day to go until NYC's vaccine mandate goes into effect, fire union officials rallied outside Gracie Mansion on Thursday and were joined by other union members and politicians.
Some of those attending were in fact vaccinated, but say they were taking part in the protest as a matter of principle.
The crowd filled an entire city block on the Upper East Side from curb to curb.
Right now 71% of FDNY members are fully vaccinated. Of those vaccinated, 65% of firefighters are vaccinated, 80% of EMS are vaccinated and 83% of civilian members are vaccinated.
If that number doesn't go up by Friday, there are concerns there won't be enough firefighters to staff the city's 218 firehouses.
The union warned Wednesday after some failed negotiations with the city, response times for emergency calls could slow to 15-20 minutes and lives could be put at risk. That's even with forced overtime. Source ABC & New York.
Autumn in New York..... 2 connected events to protest Covid vaccine mandates, in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday, October 24. Kyrie Irving is standing up for his right to say, "NO". The first event flows into the second.
We'd like to wish the children of California Godspeed and an army of angels' protection.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the nation’s first coronavirus vaccination mandate for schoolchildren
DisneyLand Measles was the Trojan Horse. Inside it, Covid. When my oldest was 2 years old, I asked her pediatrician to give her the Varicella vaccine for chicken pox. He told me, "No, it's too new." I was angry with him. I have the notes in her baby book. A book that trailed off to nothing but visits to specialist and grand mal seizure charts. If parents want to choose the CoVax for their children, that is their decision to make with their doctor. To require a product that is still experimental, with barely a year's worth of data in a completely different population, as the admission to school is not at all surprising, given California is the bellwether state for vaccine mandates.
Have any readers been watching the Korean series called Squid Game? It's relaxing compared to what's happening today.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the nation’s first coronavirus vaccination mandate for schoolchildren, requiring that all elementary through high school students get the shots once the vaccine gains final approval from the U.S. government for different age groups.
The government has fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and over but only granted an emergency authorization for anyone 12 to 15. Once federal regulators fully approve it for that group, the state will require students in seventh through 12th grades to get vaccinated in both public and private schools. Newsom said he expects that requirement to be in place by July 1.
California will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students in kindergarten through sixth grades after it gets final federal approval for children 5 to 11.
“We want to end this pandemic. We are all exhausted by it,” the Democratic governor told reporters at a San Francisco middle school.
Another pull on the noose. YouTube will remove all vaccine “misinformation.” CHD was removed. In GroupSpeak it’s called deplatforming. In America it used to be called censorship. In N Korea it’s called loyalty to dear leader.
What if autism was the test? Once America swallowed the lies that autism is genetic and has always been here and could never have been from vaccines, the runway was ready for what we are seeing today. Once tens of thousands of kids were booted from school for lack of a vaccine, the jets were scrambled. Vaccines will be our nuclear missiles - protecting us from the evil viruses. The shadowy powers that be - and we claim NO inkling of who it is (both Republican and Democrat administrations have forsaken us) are on a mad tear to vaccinate. At any cost. At every cost. We're still here. I hope our tiny size is our shield.
From a NYT article that we can't link:
YouTube said on Wednesday that it was banning the accounts of several prominent anti-vaccine activists from its platform, including those of Joseph Mercola and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. , as part of an effort to remove all content that falsely claims that approved vaccines are dangerous.
In a blog post, YouTube said it would remove videos claiming that vaccines do not reduce rates of transmission or contraction of disease, and content that includes misinformation on the makeup of the vaccines. Claims that approved vaccines cause autism, cancer or infertility, or that the vaccines contain trackers, will also be removed.
The platform, which is owned by Google, has had a similar ban on misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines. But the new policy expands the rules to misleading claims about long-approved vaccines, such as those against measles and hepatitis B, as well as to falsehoods about vaccines in general, YouTube said. Personal testimonies relating to vaccines, content about vaccine policies and new vaccine trials, and historical videos about vaccine successes or failures will be allowed to remain on the site.
“Today’s policy update is an important step to address vaccine and health misinformation on our platform, and we’ll continue to invest across the board” in policies that bring its users high-quality information, the company said in its announcement.
In addition to barring Dr. Mercola and Mr. Kennedy, YouTube removed
the accounts of other prominent anti-vaccination activists such as Erin Elizabeth and Sherri Tenpenny, a company spokeswoman said….
The accounts of such high-profile anti-vaccination activists like Dr. Mercola and Mr. Kennedy remain active on Facebook and Twitter — although Instagram, which Facebook owns, has suspended Mr. Kennedy’s account....
Note: A reader asked me what yesterday's post had to do with autism. It's a balance these days, because of Covid, which is on everyone's radar, to manage post flow. I hope this seems more relevant.
September 26, 2021
Identifying Needs Prior to a Catastrophe is Incredibly Important
Emergencies and disasters happen in unpredictable ways and in some instances, with no advanced warning. These unexpected situations are challenging for everyone, but can be especially difficult for individuals with special needs and their caregivers. Which is why disaster preparedness is critical for the disability community. The Los Angeles Times recently ran a report on this important topic. Their article advocates for people with disabilities to identify their daily needs and incorporate them into an emergency preparedness plan. This plan should include a detailed list of medications and dosages, names of doctors and how they can be reached, special equipment needed, as well as health insurance information. Also featured in the article was the Americans with Disabilities Act Center’s four step framework for emergency situations, which can be adapted for anyone. These suggestions include:
Find five trusted allies and share your emergency preparedness plan: You should have at least five people who are fully informed about your emergency plan, including what supplies you have and need, your evacuation plan and all of your medical information. Write down their contact information so that you have it as well. Do not rely on just one person or on having contact information stored digitally.
Prioritize your health needs and create lists: Have physical and digital copies of everything: doctors and their contact information; medications and dosages; what kind of equipment you use, where you store it and how you use it. This information should be accessible to your allies and emergency responders.
Create your emergency kits: You should have an emergency kit for your home, your car, on your person and at work. These kits should have the emergency basics, as well as supplies for any specific needs.
Plan how and when to evacuate: Typically an earthquake will not trigger an evacuation, but wildfires do. Plan at least two evacuation routes and practice them. Make sure they’re accessible to you and your needs.
Take Action to send a messages to your federal representatives.
Please call: The White House (202) 456-1111
We awoke to a craven new world. The President of the United States told millions of Americans that he is "disappointed" in them, because they have not taken the Covid vaccine. This is patronizing in the extreme. He is not our Daddy - NO President is - he works for us. All of us, whether we voted for him or not. During his candidacy he said he would not mandate the vaccine, and he wanted to unite the nation. So much for that. Tomorrow is September 11th and many of us can not visit New York City because we don't have the right "credentials." Anyone know if the Taliban has let more Americans come home? And before you accuse us of being partisan, don't forget who never drained the swamp, who never put RFK Jr on the vaccine safety commission that he never got off the ground, and who launched Operation Warp Speed and who has also told us to get the jab. CHOICE. We believe in CHOICE. That's our core tenet. Always will be. From Autism Action Network - CALL THE WHITE HOUSE and eblast your Congressmen and Senators. Today.
US Take Action: Biden orders almost everyone to get shots. He has no authority to do this.
Last night President Joe Biden outlined a six-point plan to respond to Covid in a speech seething with anger at the 80 million adult Americans who refuse to participate in the Covid shot mass experiment, and rage directed at the governors who reject the ever-changing and mostly science-free federal Covid policies.
Biden began by congratulating himself on what a good job he has done on Covid, and excoriating Americans who aren't buying his malarkey. He lied about the safety and efficacy of the shots. He lied about the FDA approving the shots available in the US. He had nothing to say about people who have recovered from Covid, and gave no indication that he has anything in mind for addressing Covid other than vaccinating everybody by wildly expanding the powers of the President.
The first and major part of the plan is forcing more people to get shots. After months of denying he has the authority to impose mandates, Biden asserted that he will have the Labor Department issue a directive that will require all businesses with more than 100 employees to force their workers to get the shot or submit to weekly testing. And he announced that he signed an executive order requiring all federal contractors to get the shot. Following on an existing order that requires all nursing home employees at facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid dollars, the requirement will be expanded to cover workers in hospitals, home healthcare facilities, and other medical facilities. He never asks why healthcare workers, the heroes of 2020, must be forced to put this product in their bodies.
Mandates are wrong. So are prohibitions. Even when you are on the "right side" of them.
Visit the Emergency Campaign to Stop All COVID Vaccination Mandates
School. Work. College. Life.
We can not become a society of government sanctioned exclusion and punishment. We ended that in 1861 when men were worth 3/5 of a life. We ended that we we ceased to practice COVERTURE for wives in the mid 1800s. We can't go back because of vaccine status.
Have you noticed how strikingly similar both the mindsets and actions are between the suicide bombers at Kabul’s airport, and the anti-mask and anti-vax people here? They both blow themselves up, inflict harm on those around them, and are convinced they are fighting for freedom. Arne Duncan, 8/29.21 Twitter
The cruelty, ignorance and moral superiority drip off the screen from former Secretary of Education under President Obama Arne Duncan. We can shrug it off, call him a jerk, move on. Or we can take a hard look at the thought process of people with current or former power within our government and their platform/capacity to incite deep fears that have one goal - compliance. Secretary Duncan might want to pay some of us a visit, to find out how akin we are to suicide bombers as we care for our children 24/7/365. It is WE who got bombed, and 25 years into the autism epidemic, we are less respected and more hated than ever - how's that for an ugly truth. Hard to believe where we are today as a nation. Hard to believe.
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I spent a good portion of yesterday listening to the three major cable news networks report on the crisis in Afghanistan. I'm worried for the women and girls. I'm especially worried for the boys and girls who have autism and their mothers and fathers. I ran a Google search on Autism and Afghanistan and found very little:
There are no known studies looking at the prevalence of autism in Afghanistan, and organizations such as Autism Speaks do not operate in the country.
The people of Afghanistan continue to hurt from the effects of decades of invasion and civil war. While there have been some efforts to support the physically disabled population of Afghanistan, there is less support for individuals with intellectual and mental disabilities; specifically, there is no support for children and adults with autism. This entry begins by introducing the history of autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) and the various legislative and political efforts in place in Afghanistan to support general disabilities. Furthermore, it addresses the lack of support for people specifically with autism in Afghanistan in regard to research and treatment of the condition. This is measured by the lack of nationwide recognition and awareness of autism, screening and diagnosis, and treatment for those afflicted with it. In addition to recognizing the severe lack of mental health resources in general, this entry also addresses the various cultural and social perceptual issues...
I am trying to bear in mind that we here in the United States and our readers across the Western world are so very fortunate. Despite the major controversies and problems we face. I look at my own daughters, loved, helped, treated, healthy, welcomed by most of society, valued..... a universe apart from what girls, typical or otherwise, experience in Afghanistan. What can we do?
...There are no known studies looking at the prevalence of autism in Afghanistan, and organizations such as Autism Speaks do not operate in the country....
US COVID-19 Vaccines Proven to Cause More Harm than Good Based on Pivotal Clinical Trial Data Analyzed Using the Proper Scientific Endpoint, “All Cause Severe Morbidity” J. Bart Classen, MD*
FDA are expected to vote today to fully license the Pfizer vaccine while hiding the hideous fallout
Three COVID-19 vaccines in the US have been released for sale by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) based on a clinical trial design employing a surrogate primary endpoint for health, severe infections with COVID-19. This clinical trial design has been proven dangerously misleading. Many fields of medicine, oncology for example, have abandoned the use of disease specific endpoints for the primary endpoint of pivotal clinical trials (cancer deaths for example) and have adopted “all cause mortality or morbidity” as the proper scientific endpoint of a clinical trial. Pivotal clinical trial data from the 3 marketed COVID-19 vaccines was reanalyzed using “all cause severe morbidity", a scientific measure of health, as the primary endpoint. “All cause severe morbidity” in the treatment group and control group was calculated by adding all severe events reported in the clinical trials. Severe events included both severe infections with COVID-19 and all other severe adverse events in the treatment arm and control arm respectively. This analysis gives reduction in severe COVID-19 infections the same weight as adverse events of equivalent severity. Results prove that none of the vaccines provide a health benefit and all pivotal trials show a statically significant increase in “all cause severe morbidity" in the vaccinated group compared to the placebo group. The Moderna immunized group suffered 3,042 more severe events than the control group (p=0.00001). The Pfizer data was grossly incomplete but data provided showed the vaccination group suffered 90 more severe events than the control group (p=0.000014), when only including “unsolicited” adverse events. The Janssen immunized group suffered 264 more severe events than the control group (p=0.00001). These findings contrast the manufacturers’ inappropriate surrogate endpoints: Janssen claims that their vaccine prevents 6 cases of severe COVD-19 requiring medical attention out of 19,630 immunized; Pfizer claims their vaccine prevents 8 cases of severe COVID-19 out of 21,720 immunized; Moderna claims its vaccine prevents 30 cases of severe COVID-19 out of 15,210 immunized. Based on this data it is all but a certainty that mass COVID-19 immunization is hurting the health of the population in general. Scientific principles dictate that the mass immunization with COVID-19 vaccines must be halted immediately because we face a looming vaccine induced public health catastrophe.
By John Stone
This is a brief investigation into the public data as it stands in mid August 2021. I would add that the point is not that this is the highest quality data but that it is the only data there is - we are being deliberately deprived of real data through negligence at best, as the FDA confessed to the New York Times early on. They had not got the machinery running - or more likely they had it running and were just were not telling us about it. And so we get back to VAERS which was diagnosed in 2010 as being so deficient it was picking up less than 1% of events (at which point US government agencies evidently realised that they were on to a good thing and decided not to streamline it). So here are two relative measurements.
42% of all reports to VAERS from 1990 to August 13, 2021 are for Covid vaccines (595,662/1,409,664)
60% of all reports to VAERS “where patient died” from 1990 to August 13, 2021 are for Covid vaccines (13,068/21,936)
I am not saying that we should just multiply these figures simplistically by 100 but they are indicative that there is something drastically amiss.
Meanwhile, we have a different collection of data from the United Kingdom to August 11. Here we should bear in mind that the population of the UK is one fifth of the US and the licensing body, the MHRA, generally reckons that reports represent about 10% of cases.
To date there have been 347,032 Yellow Cards, 1,151,768 Adverse Events, 1,596 Fatal
This breaks down as follows:
Pfizer 36.6m doses 104,446 (1 Yellow Card in 350) 293,779 Adverse Events (2.8 per card) 501 Fatalites (1 in 73,054)
Astra Zeneca 48.6m doses 228,239 Yellow Cards (1 in 213) 813,622 Adverse Events (3.6 per card) 1,053 Fatalities (1 in 46,154)
Moderna 2m doses 13,325 Yellow Cards (1 in 150) 41,274 Adverse Events (3 per card) 14 Fatalities (1 in 142,857)
Brand unspecified 1,022 Yellow Cards 3,093 Adverse Events 28 Fatalities
The fact that three brands have such distinct adverse event profiles argues strongly against this being background noise, however there are overwhelming reasons why most reports would never get made: people will not report because they don’t know to, because they don’t know how to, because the ethos is overwhelmingly hostile and they think it is the wrong thing to do or they are scared, or because they are too sick or even dead. By comparison the average number of vaccine reports for the previous ten years was 3,039 with 8 fatalities: 200 times the fatalities and we are not a year in: off the scale and the world is run by madmen.
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'A new low': TRICARE cuts services for children with autism, concerning military families
The Fayetteville Observer
In 2013, when her father returned from a third deployment, Mia Martin was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old.
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that impairs normal brain development and ultimately cognitive function and social interaction.
Mia was enrolled in public school for a while.
Her days started at about 5 a.m. to catch a bus.
She’d sit in a classroom until about 1 p.m. then head off to therapy for four hours, ending her day at about 6 p.m.
James Martin and his daughter Mia are one of the military families impacted by the Defense Health Agency's decision to eliminate certain applied behavioral analysis services from classroom settings.
The 12-hour days were part of Mia’s routine for four years.
Mia’s father, Fort Bragg combat veteran James Martin, knew it took a toll on Mia.
The public classroom setting was too rigid.
“Even in a classroom of 15 kids with a special education teacher and an assistant, my daughter is quite the handful,” Martin said.
Mia couldn’t adapt. Read more here.
We’ve been barred from Google News for years. Our stories used to be indexed and shared often. Good to see Google is disseminating important information for families. This alert came through in my email for "autism". Testing anecdotal evidence on... puppets. Maybe Bert and Ernie will take over care for our kids when we die?
Points if you get the headline joke. If not, here you go.
How true is this? And now, the pressured, fear-based rush to add an experimental nail to children's, teens and young adults coffins. My daughters have autism, but they are full of joy, smiles, and they are content. They walk with confidence and pride in a world that’s quite inaccessible to them.
They function well. Despite their disability.
Many of their “typical” peers are lost in a morass of low functioning mental health.
Sad generation with happy pictures.
Shower and hair brushing and one ripped shirt. This too is autism. The autism that was ignored this year exists every day. They autism no one talks about exists every day. The autism every President of the United States has glossed over or at best paid lip service to while a candidate. Autism is day old bread. Yesterday's news. Who ever thought we'd actually miss the days of neurodiversity feel good stories? On Wednesday night, President Biden finally spoke to Americans and especially children facing difficult circumstances.... but it wasn't us.
Goodbye "Autism Awareness Month." Hello, T-shirt shopping.
Many years ago, Ginger Taylor started a Blogger blog called "Lives Lost To Autism." I was an admin with posting privileges. We posted news story after news story of drownings and other terrible, untimely, far too early deaths among those with autism. Mostly children. Autism has lost its blue sheen, replaced by gender issues, and of course Covid. But never, ever forget, AUTISM was causing breathing related deaths long before COVID showed up. National Autism Association has done more than any other organization to boost awareness of wandering. Such a simple word. "Wander." In autism, we know it by many names: bolting, elopement, abandonment, forgotten, distraction, and of course, a preternatural attraction to water.
God rest this beautiful boy's soul. And our condolences to his family. Most of know that it is indeed impossible to be on perfect alert 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mohamad Nour. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
JSO: 5-year-old boy with autism found dead in Jacksonville pond after being reported missing
April 25, 2021 at 1:03 pm EDT
By Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A young boy with autism was found dead in a pond Sunday morning just hours after he was reported missing, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
The parents of Mohamad Nour, 5, called police just before 9 a.m. after they noticed he was gone.
Prior to him being reported missing, JSO said he was last seen at 6 a.m. by his family.
According to JSO, it is believed the boy unlatched the lock of the front door of his home and left.
Harsh. Cruel. Jarring. And true. Don’t forget leprosy. Also allowed. This includes students with autism.
You'd think after a solid year of watching what happens to children forced out of school, and their families, the mere thought of any reason to keep kids home artificially would be wholly repugnant. But no, here in Connecticut legislators have been voting with salivating glee to cast the dirty, not-fully-vaccinated, dangerous, non-compliant children out of education. Soon. And then what?
Last week, I helped my 20 year old with pre-verbal autism into her school transport van. There was a substitute driver (again) but I recognized him from more than a year ago. We said, "hello," I closed the door and off went my beautiful daughter.
30 minutes later, I got a call from the head of transportation that my daughter had not arrived at her school. She had been driven to her OLD SCHOOL 13 miles away down Route 95. The school that CLOSED its doors for good when COVID hit.
Let that sink in for a moment. She expected a normal day. Quick trip. No problem. Instead, she found herself taking a completely different route onto the highway with NO WAY TO SAY "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??" So I'm yelling for her.
This is autism. The worry. The never ending source of agita and angst and outright terror. For her. For me. For all of us.
5-year-old found abandoned on the street in Connecticut on a rainy day, woman charged
Police said it appeared the child was left there by a Black female driving a white Infinity Q50 or Q40 sedan. The boy answered to the name "Prince," but was unable to provide any other identifying information.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut mother is facing charges after police say she abandoned her child in the pouring rain.
Investigators say 41-year-old Sharon Williams stopped at the corner of Burroughs Street and East Main in Bridgeport and left the 5-year-old boy, who has a disability, alone in the streets.
We were disheartened to read yesterday that Facebook has removed the NVIC page. Barb Loe Fisher has been a champion for the right to informed consent, safety and choice for vaccination for more than 40 years, as result of her own son's injury.
NVIC has always been a resource for factual information about vaccination safety, informed consent and State by State updates on religious, philosophical and medical exemptions. It is a goldmine for thinkers. And a threat to the pharmaceutical warmongers who are the new ruling class, protected by Big Tech. Facebook removed their page yesterday.
Visit NVIC.org here.
The Detective Division has deemed the crash a murder-suicide, Deputy Police Chief Roberto Rinaldi announced in a statement Wednesday that stated the investigation has been completed. Read more CT Post Police: Monroe mom 'intentionally' drove car into Housatonic in murder-suicide involving her son
Hello, readers. I live in Connecticut in the next town over from Monroe. The Housatonic river that runs up 149 miles up into Massachusetts, dotted with shuttered factories in the Housatonic Valley . Factories that used to manufacture the products that made America run back to Colonial times. On a warm Summer day, powerboats and sailboats dot the water that flows into Long Island Sound in Bridgeport. We are not strangers to catastrophic death here. Sandy Hook School is just 14 miles up the road. The perpetrator of that horror was a boy with Asperger's. He killed his own mother in the spree. Here, Mom, as determined by an investigation, a woman known to so many as a strong advocate for her son with special needs, loved by so many, purposefully drove her vehicle off the road and into the Housatonic. And she turned down assistance. “The boater made numerous attempts to rescue the occupants of the vehicle,” Rinaldi said. “However, Connie Crowell refused to acknowledge or accept the boater’s assistance and rescue efforts.”
I'm on a large Facebook group for CT Special Needs Families. We have members from all walks of life, whose loved ones have the full array of disabilities, autism included. There was a tribute thread in which member after member expressed shock, dismay and a deep sympathy for Connie Crowell and her son John. She was beloved. A great Mom. Strong. Moved heaven and earth for her son. Don't we all? Day in and day out. And then she drowned him. Will we never know what motivated her? Having covered stories other Mothers who murdered their special needs children including Gigi Jordan, Karen McCarron and Dorothy Spourdalakis, and not knowing Connie personally, I assumed my usual role of adding another perspective to the thread. Not sure it was welcome, but I have said this every time a parent has murdered his or her child with special needs. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO KILL OUR CHILDREN. And then asked if MEDICATIONS played a role.
My comment on Facebook: I’m going to poop in the punch bowl. This is a horror. I understand the depths of despair and the incredible stress we all face. We all do. Still, we don’t get to murder our children. If she had been a distressed Dad and shot himself and his son, would the thoughts be as kind and understanding? My first question is - was she on medications for which the side effect is suicidal ideation? I think that’s really important. Was this a medication driven decision?? She drowned her son. Years ago, Wealthy Gigi Jordan shoved pills into her son w autism until he seized and choked on his vomit at the ritzy Peninsula Hotel. Dr Karen McCarron put a bag over her autistic 3 year old daughter’s head. Dorothy Spourdalakis stabbed her son Alex to death after he had languished in a Chicago hospital for weeks bc of his violent behavior. This beautiful boy drowned at his Mother’s choice. We don’t get to murder our kids. I’m going to cry now.
By late July, Covid lockdown had taken a toll on all of us. We were four and a half months into the worry, the lack of services. At age 22, John, called Jack, would have just aged out of any school based services, and no one was taking in new adults into programs. My daughters' day program still has not enrolled adults who aged out last year. We are all exhausted, sometimes, maybe often, to the breaking point. Now we have had a weather catastrophe that's impacts thousands of families with kids for whom routine and sameness is mother's milk. (Sorry, "people's chest expressed beverage.")
No one will know what darkness overtook Connie Crowell. Or how to prevent the darkness from devouring any of us. May God bless their souls, especially John, who died knowing that his mother killed him. It tears me up inside.
A Ohio teacher's aide working with a middle school aged boy with autism, used a staple gun to try to attach a reminder to take home his water bottle to his "hair." Here in Connecticut, we call them Paraprofessionals. Or Instructional Aides. I would call this woman a quasi-aide. Quasi - seemingly; apparently but not really. The staple cut into his skin. After all, A stapler does what staplers do. The aide is a 20 year veteran. Imagine what she has done to kids over two decades. It was her INSTINCT to act in anger and staple paper to a child's head. She was cruel and punitive. And too stupid to know a Post It Note would have been a much better way to embarrass the boy in front of his peers. Because he doesn't feel different enough as it is. Middle school is a breeze for students, dontcha know. Surely he doesn't have enough "reminders" that he has autism. Maybe a piece of paper dangling behind his ear would help? But...but...but... kept forgetting to take home his water bottle. The horror!!! I don't care how frustrated she was with the youngster. Most of us here at AofA live with levels of frustration that would blow away school aides who work their 5 hours days and go home. She's probably one of the educators who writes "Thank God it's a Snow Day!" and "Whoo hoo! School vacation starts today!" on Facebook. Note to teachers and aides who proclaim their joy at days off, if you were my dentist or any other professional I visit and I saw how much you love NOT WORKING WITH MY KIDS, I'd never go back to you again. Are there fantastic aides? Heck yes, and I know many. This gal ain't one of them. She is not someone I want around my children. She was reprimanded according to the Superintendant. No, she was not. verb. reprimanded; reprimanding; reprimands. Definition of reprimand (Entry 2 of 2) transitive verb. : to reprove sharply or censure formally usually from a position of authority. Someone needs to tell the dingbat Superintendent that a warning is not a reprimand. She was given less than a slap on the wrist.
Superintendent Tim Saxton “downplayed the severity of the events by stating the teacher’s aide who injured Ms. Myers’ son had “no intent to harm” and therefore only required a warning as reprimand.” Northeast Ohio mom says school aide tried to staple note to son’s head
BOARDMAN, Ohio — A teacher's aide within Boardman Local Schools has been reprimanded following a January incident in which a piece of paper was stapled to the hair of a student. According to a police report from Boardman Police Department, the student's mother said that the child, who is on the autism spectrum, was shaken up the experience and that he is afraid to return to school. Read this revolting story at WKYC Cleveland/Akron.