Epidemic Answers Seeks Research Volunteers for Online Child Health Inventory for Resilience & Prevention

CHIRPVolunteer Opportunity to Assist Dr. Martha Herbert (Harvard U) and the Documenting Hope team!

The Documenting Hope Project is a multi-year research and media initiative to scientifically demonstrate that children can get better from chronic conditions including autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease and many more conditions currently believed to be lifelong.  The research team is led by Dr. Martha Herbert with contributions from a diverse board of medical and scientific advisors.

The Documenting Hope Project aims to demonstrate how a data-driven assessment of environmental and lifestyle factors coupled with a personalized therapeutic approach can result in improved health outcomes and even total disease reversal.

Our friends at Documenting Hope/Epidemic Answers are now conducting  an important research study and they need volunteers. They are collecting critical data about children and their development, medical, social and environmental health history through a private, secure online survey. (The survey covers what children in the U.S. are eating, their chemical exposures at home, their exposures at school, industrial sites nearby, their medical history, prenatal and preconception health of parents, family medical history, and so much more.)

Epidemic Answers is asking parents to volunteer a few hours of their time to protect the health of current and future generations of children. You can volunteer by participating in Epidemic Answers’ CHIRP Study [CHIRP: Child Health Inventory for Resilience and Prevention]. A synopsis of the study can be found here: https://documentinghope.com/what-is-the-chirp-study/

Here’s how you can volunteer:

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of 1 and 15, take the survey! It takes several hours to complete, but you don’t have to take it all at once. It’s online, secure and your information is totally private and will be de-identified (personal identifying information is removed). Get started by filling out this form to see if you qualify to take the CHIRP survey!

Volunteers will receive a free personalized health report highlighting the environmental stressors in their child's life.

Corvelva Foreign Staff - What did we find in the MMRV (Priorix Tetra) vaccine?

CorvelvaNOTE: The following is excerpted from the Corvelva website. Grazie mille a la nostra amici a Corvelva. Visit their site at Corvelva.it


We want to take stock of the situation together with you. Eight months have passed since July 2018 and in these lenght of time we have achieved extremely satisfying results. We have presented a ​research program ​and regarding the vaccines analysis we are able to make a point of reference, with the objectives achieved, those being finalised and those only planned for now.

To begin with, the analyses of 2 compounds for each vaccine have been verifyed by means of standards, using certified control standards with a concentration in the order of micrograms / mL. The compounds we have chosen are among those known for their critical hazard profile. We are talking about a cumulative quantity, a total amount of those recognized as identities and those to be identified, which can be estimated within the order of 50 micrograms / mL, in contrast to the EMA / FDA guidelines.

These tests have given positive results, therefore they fully confirm the analysis method! The contaminations observed are probably due to different and variable manufacturing process’ phenomena and topics. What has been observed in the course of the studies is an “inter-batches” variation of the composition, which makes us assume that there are some steps along the whole product manufacturing process that are difficult to control.

Summary table showing the results of analyses (Priorix tetra)

  1. Antigens - 3 out of 4 attenuated viruses were identified and sequenced. Rubella was detected in a very low number of copies. Varicella, mumps and measles viruses have higher mutations, probably derived from the attenuation of a large number of minor variants (quasipecies).
  2. Chemical Contaminants (signals) - 115-173 (29-43% known)
  3. Chemical toxins - NO
  4. Protein Contaminants - Sarcoplasmin calcium-binding protein, Actina e Vimentina
  5. Free peptide contaminants - NO
  6. Residual DNA/RNA deriving from cultured cells - Total amount of DNA: 1.7-3.7 μg/dose, the 80% of which was human (Human fetal DNA / RNA from the MRC-5 cell line). Other amount of DNA: chicken
  7. Adventitious viruses - Human endogenous retrovirus K, Equine infectious anemia virus, Avian leukosis virus, HERV-H/env62
  8. Other microbial contaminants - Proteobacteria, nematode-helminth
  9. Processing residues of genetic material - NO

In-depth information on the vaccines analysed

Priorix Tetra (GlaxoSmithKline) 1 Chemical composition profile study 2



Three New Vaccine Safety Papers from Vinu Arumugham

CautionRubella vaccine developer Dr. Stanley Plotkin admits vaccines cause food allergies, asthma, autism and autoimmune disorders

Arumugham, Vinu

Dr. Plotkin was deposed in relation to a trial involving vaccines. Plotkin agrees that there is no proof
DTap does not cause autism. Plotkin will lie about vaccines and autism to push vaccines. Plotkin
admits calf serum proteins in vaccines can sensitize (cause development of allergy to the protein).
Plotkin speculates that calf serum protein is completely removed from vaccines. He is wrong.
Admission of this fundamental flaw in vaccines, automatically implies that vaccines cause asthma,
autism and autoimmune disorders as well.

Vaccine safety: Learning from the Boeing 737 MAX disasters

Arumugham, Vinu

Aircraft are designed and engineered for safety by experts who understand aeronautical engineering and safety engineering. Vaccines are developed by tinkerers using trial and error, who fail to apply basic safety engineering principles and admit that they lack understanding of the mechanisms involved in the immune response to vaccines.
Aircraft safety problems are immediately obvious. Vaccine safety problems manifest over a longer term and are easily hidden by other factors.

Boeing is liable for product safety. Vaccine makers have no liability.

Greed and incompetence defeated the hard work that went into engineering the 737 aircraft.
CDC lies about autism. It took the incompetent FDA 25 years to find out that the pertussis vaccine does not prevent transmission. They still don’t understand the difference between injected and ingested proteins. The incompetent CDC/ACIP flip-flopped on the Flumist vaccine - twice.

Vaccine “expert” Dr. Plotkin “believes” calf serum proteins used in vaccine manufacturing is completely removed from the product. It is not. He admits, residual protein can cause sensitization (development of allergy). He speculates that casein in milk is somehow different than calf serum proteins in regards to sensitization. He is wrong again. Dr. Richet showed us a hundred years ago, that all injected proteins sensitize. Drs. Plotkin and Offit admit it is ok to lie to parents about vaccines and autism and they do lie about it.

The Seattle Times investigated and reported the root cause of the 737 MAX disasters. They are not being dismissed as “anti-MAXXERs”. But anyone who investigates and reports the root cause of vaccine-induced diseases are dismissed as “anti-vaxxers”. Why?

Boeing has made numerous safety improvements in the past. HHS admitted there have been no safety improvement in vaccines for three decades. Aeronautical engineering is well understood. Immunological mechanisms involved in vaccines are
poorly understood The vast majority of vaccine safety claims are based on broken epidemiological studies.

Unsafe vaccines and the corrupted science that covers it up is the worst scandal in the history of medicine.

Role of NMDA receptor autoimmunity induced by food protein containing vaccines, in the etiology of autism, type 1 diabetes, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders

Vinu Arumugham; Trushin, Maxim V

Vaccines contain numerous animal and plant proteins (soy, peanut, sesame, maize, wheat, etc.). Vaccine excipients are derived from plant or animal sources. The mechanism of animal protein induced autoimmunity was previously described. Following a report associating maternal gluten intake to type 1 diabetes in the offspring, plant proteins were investigated.

The Pandemrix vaccine induced narcolepsy due to molecular mimicry between a H1N1 nucleoprotein peptide in the vaccine and the human hypocretin receptor 2. The BLASTP match score for this peptide was used as a baseline. BLASTP showed strong sequence alignment between gliadin, a wheat protein, and the human ionotropic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR).

Analyzing further, strong sequence alignment was found between soy, peanut, sesame, maize, wheat and human glutamate receptors (GR), both ionotropic and metabotropic. There are reports of boosted wheat allergy and de novo synthesis of NMDAR antibodies following immunization. Once immunized with plant derived antigens, antibody levels will be increased by dietary exposure to these antigens.

GR are expressed in the brain, heart, pancreas and the T cells of the immune system. Vaccine induced GR antibodies (GRA) disrupt or destroy GR thus precipitating numerous disorders. This explains the epidemic of food intolerances and food associated immune mediated disorders.

Intestinal barrier disruption has been proposed as a cause for food associated autoimmune disorders. However, intestinal barrier disruption may itself be the result of GRA. GRA also disrupt the blood-brain barrier. This allows other anti-brain antibodies access to their targets. Vaccine-induced GRA can therefore explain a wide variety of disorders including autism, type 1 diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity, epilepsy, schizophrenia, autoimmune encephalitis, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, cancer and allergies.

The ultimate solution is to immediately remove all non-target proteins from all vaccines.



Russian Orthodox Church Officially Opposes Compulsory Vaccinations of Children


From the Patriarchal Commission on the Family


Moscow Cathedral -  Russian orthodox Church - Imperial Russia - Peter Crawford
Moscow Cathedral - Russian orthodox Church - Imperial Russia - Peter Crawford

On the Rights of Parents in the Field of Child Health Care and Immunoprophylaxis

Statement by the Patriarchal Commission on the Family, & Protection of Motherhood and Childhood

The Patriarchal Commission on Family, Maternity and Childhood has received appeals to comment on the public discussion of measures proposed by individual legislators, representatives of government departments, and specialists, in order to increase the coverage of the population — especially children — with preventive vaccines.

Recently, at high-level events, the following measures were proposed for public discussion, in particular:

restriction of the right of parents to informed volontari consent to prophylactic vaccination of children or refusal of them;

restricting the rights of unvaccinated children to attend classes in educational organizations;
introduction of compulsory vaccination passports for children (including electronic ones) and fixing in them the reasons for refusing these or other vaccinations;

limiting the spread of information that is critical to vaccine prevention.

In this regard, the Patriarchal Commission considers it necessary to state the following:

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Joe Lieberman Calls Measles Threat to National Security and He's Right

Betty Wilma measlesThe fear mongering is way out of control, dear readers.  From an article by former Senator Joe Lieberman in USA Today:

A devastating infectious disease pandemic could kill more people than nuclear war. Just 100 years ago, the Spanish flu killed 50 to 100 million people. Life-threatening diseases continue to place us at great risk. Ten years ago, it was H1N1 influenza. Today, it is the measles.

Measles is NOT Ebola. Measles in the United States of America, with sanitation, clean water (sorry Flint, MI) and access to ice cream, calamine lotion and Archie comic books is NOT DEADLY.  A failed MMR vaccine with no ability to separate out the Measles from the Mumps from the Rubella is possibly a threat to national security, as evidenced by a kajillion dollar Navy ship that has been under quarantine as their vaccinated once, vaccination twice, vaccinated thrice seamen and women continue to come down with the Mumps. A stalled Navy ship is a possible threat to national security.

Lieberman says that the current epidemic" of measles is wasting precious funds. Well, yes, he's right. There is no reason to panic and pay through the nose for PR campaigns by public health agencies, cities, states that are really just advertisements for MERCK to make more money on a product that is already mandated and liability free. KACHING. Sign me up for that and then Age of Autism will be typing through silk, hardy har har.

Last week I was at JFK airport and there, on the tram to the parking lot, were THREE, not one but THREE lit signs about MEASLES and telling readers to go get vaccinated.  What do you think that cost?

Measles JFK
Obesity is a threat to national security. Mental illness is a threat to national security. Measles is not a threat to national security and the hyperbole is simply beyond comprehension. As Americans begin to get those MMR boosters; older kids, teens, young adults, adults, seniors, the adverse reactions will start to pile up.  And eyes that are now firmly shut tight to avoid seeing the monster of measles will begin to open. Little by little the pharma/public health/politician triumvirate will drop its mask of paternalistic safety.

Twenty Years Post Columbine: American Schools are SPED Psychiatric Wards

Abadnonned schoolBy Anne Dachel

On my website, LossOfBrainTrust.com, I continue to post stories on the decline of education and childhood in the 21st century.  I can only conclude that this disaster will never be addressed for what it is by officials. SOMEHOW we’ll just struggle on until everything collapses. These stories are just a sample and they speak for themselves. I really have no words of my own for this

April 21, 2019, (UK) Telegraph: Seven-year-old boy threatened to stab pregnant teacher in stomach as union warns of rise in pupil violence

A seven-year-old boy threatened to stab a pregnant teacher in the stomach over a literacy lesson, it emerges as a union warns of a rise in children who do not respond to any form of punishment.

…families need to be held accountable for their children’s behaviour, explaining: “If your child is constantly disruptive, if they are violent, if they are abusive, I think it’s about time that schools and teachers question the parenting of those children.

April 20, 2019, (Canada) Study Finds: Study: 1 In 5 Children Suffers From A Mental Health Disorder 

One in five children suffer from a mental disorder — with notable increases in depression and anxiety over the past 30 years — yet less than one- third have had contact with a mental healthcare provider, a new study finds.

April 20, 2019, (Canada) Durham (ON) Region: Durham school board expecting 350 to 400 more students with autism over the next year Board chair says budget process will be 'very difficult' 

The Durham District School Board is anticipating an influx of students with autism over the next year, as a result of changes to Ontario’s autism program.

A new report says an additional 350 to 400 students with autism who have "significant needs" are expected by winter 2020 — about triple the normal amount.

April 20, 2019, (UK) Guardian: One in four teachers 'experience violence from pupils every week'—Many say poor behaviour is making them want to leave the profession, NASUWT finds

One in four teachers in the UK say they experience physical violence from their pupils at least once a week, and many say poor behaviour is making them want to leave the profession, according to figures compiled by a teaching union….

Nearly nine in 10 teachers said they had received some sort of verbal or physical abuse from pupils in the past year. Eighty-six per cent said they had been sworn at and 46% said they had been verbally threatened….

“Having taught for almost 40 years I have witnessed a demonstrable and seemingly unstoppable deterioration in pupil behaviour,” one said.

April 19, 2019, Fox26, Fresno, CA: Sinclair Cares: Popular places catering to autistic children

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A Ringside View of Vaccine Exemption Law Hearings in Colorado

by Shelley O'Neill, MD

ColoradoreservedseatingThis was my first time attending a legislative committee hearing and boy did I pick a doozy. The bill being heard was Colorado HB 1312, which essentially plans to treat vaccine injured families who now want to decline even one shot, as ignorant criminals that need to be entered into a registry and tracked, forced into in-person meetings with state bureaucrats to be “educated” and forced into compelled speech by signing a form stating they are harming their child. People who decline one or more of of the 72 required doses, would have their private medical information revealed to the state but those who accept all 72 doses get to keep their medical information private. It also wipes out 99% of medical exemptions, replacing the doctor’s authority for the state’s. It doubles the number of required vaccines and also applies to homeschooled children. This bill is a big stinking pile of garbage.

The hearing room was small, holding about a hundred seats. One thousand parents showed up in opposition, packing the halls, rooms and walkways, with kids in tow, many disabled and vaccine injured. They were there hours ahead of time to stand in line for a seat in the hearing room. 575 of those parents signed up to testify. The establishment made sure the people (peasants?) knew their place as most of the chairs were tied off and reserved for lobbyists, vaccine researchers and medical types. Those elites also had their parking and food provided. They showed up late, waltzed in right past the lines of defiant families and left after giving their testimony. Only about 20 parents were allowed in the hearing room initially. The rest were ushered to different parts of the building and gathered in groups around their phones to listen to the proceedings. The chair announced that she would call panels of 4, each person would get 2 minutes to speak, followed by 10 minutes of questions/discussion. I calculated that this format would be 42 hours of testimony just for opposition. Clearly many of us would not be heard today.

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Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

By Kim Rossi

That wascally wabbit is me in 1971, with my brother Richard. My grandmother made the costume. I hopped through our small town Massachusetts neighborhood bringing baskets to my best friends.  I had a beautiful, safe, happy, love-filled childhood. I was a funny, bright young girl who made faces and laughed and rode her Schwinn bike with friends in summer. My first Easter memory is from about age 4 or 5. I had a black, patent leather purse with a snap on colored accent flower. I could switch the flower from yellow, to green to red. All by my self!

Today is Easter Sunday, a day of hope and wonder for Christians as we celebrate Christ's rise from death.

This weekend also marked the start of Passover for those who are Jewish. Passover marks the night of fear and worry that parents faced as a plague was to take every first born son in Egypt.

Hope and light. Fear and a parent's instinct to protect his child.

Spring? Hardly.

We live in a dark time.  That's not hyperbole. Vaccination is a new, strong religion.  It demands that all other religions step aside. There is a veritable crusade underway under the guise of the threat of measles. It contradicts the very core of our American rights. The slippery slope has gone from a slow leaning to a precipitous drop as an agenda that I simply can not figure out, rolls over us from coast to coast.

When that cute bunny and her baby brother posed for the Kodak camera (with a flash cube, thank you very much) the autism rate was under 1 in 5000. Today? Autism has multiplied faster than an army of rabbits.

We face trouble. We face danger. We face persecution. We face violence. I feel it. I do.

If you are religious, pray for common sense.

Happy Easter. Happy Pesach.

Love, Kim

Love is Stronger Than Hate

by Cathy Jameson

With far fewer stressors in their lives, my children had a much better time of preparing themselves for Easter this year than I did. I was too focused on what was happening outside of my home than in it during the season of Lent. I’ve been a bit distracted for longer actually.

Since the 2019 legislative season began, I haven’t stopped thinking about how state politicians have been so focused on attacking parents and their personal rights. Some might say that the attack on informed parents has never let up, which is true, but the steady build up since the last time measles made the news in 2015 has been telling. Dismissing parental input, ignoring parental testimonies, criticizing our children’s very real vaccine reactions, some legislators’ behavior toward families has been atrocious. That said, I was utterly shocked that city and state representatives were focusing their attention on specific religious groups this time around. Are they really going to go after the Jews, I wondered? Do they really think they could get away with this? Yes, they were. And, so far, yes, some have gotten away with it.

I’ve heard the phrase several times in my life – history will repeat itself – and, boy, has it ever.

A group of people I highly respect, what was being said about the Jews and what was being proposed to Jewish families in New York rattled me. Bullied. Belittled. Fined. Ostracized. And for what? For not following the state and its backward thinking about a temporary, treatable illness? This is not happening. Not in 2019! But it did happen and during one of the holiest seasons of the church year, too.

Listening to one measles news story after another, I thought how ironic, how fitting, and how absolutely awful that this was happening during Lent.

I’ve always been a praying person, but if anything, the current events and on-going attacks toward families have made me pray all the harder. I’m praying for parents to stay true to their convictions. I’m praying for the elected representatives to listen to the people they serve and not to industry lobbyist and businessmen and women who may have financial influence. I’m praying for the children, too, who will surely get caught in the crosshairs. Witnessing unsupportive community leaders eagerly fighting their parents must be intimidating for the children.

For many of us who’ve stayed faithful to the cause, these last few months have been nothing but overwhelming. We may get one day of rest today with Easter, but we need all hands on deck once again come tomorrow morning. Some of us won’t have a complete day off today, though, as autism and vaccine injury knows no holidays; but I hope you get to be with the ones you love.

If you are with those whom you love, may the time you spend together renew your spirit. May your hope also be refilled, and may your love be focused on those who need it most. Remember that love is stronger than hate. Even in the most trying of times, love will always be stronger.

Perfect love casts out fear

Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.

Jacobson Must Die: Rockland County Jews Barred from Worshipping God Unless They Disobey God

by Ginger Taylor, MS

If even ONE Jew is barred from entering a place of worship on Passover... we have a big problem.

Rockland County has told the Jewish people that they cannot obey God, and worship Him as He instructed them, unless they first inject aborted fetal cell remains and pig into themselves and their children.

Which God has instructed them not to do.

"And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you." - Leviticus 11:7-8

But unless they disobey God in his instructions in Leviticus, Rockland County will not let them obey Exodus 12:

“I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and strike every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. I am Yahweh; I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt.  The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

“This day is to be a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. You are to celebrate it throughout your generations as a permanent statute..."

New York has turned going to a house of worship for a regular service established thousands of years ago, into an act of civil disobedience.

Rockland County tells Jews to decide how they will decide to defy the God of the Old Testament who has preserved them for thousands of years from Egyptian slavery to the Holocaust:

JewspassoverJewishPress.com - Rockland County officials desperate to limit the spread of the measles outbreak before it becomes an outright epidemic on Tuesday banned all exposed, unvaccinated people from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for the next three weeks, AP reported. The order coincides with religious celebrations of both Passover and Easter...

On Tuesday, NYC health officials ordered the residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is densely Jewish Orthodox, to be vaccinated for measles or face fines as high as $1,000. The same officials noted that this may be the first time in more than 100 years that such stiff measures have been used...

Back in 1905, the Supreme Court upheld an order forcing smallpox vaccinations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in 1922 the court upheld states’ right to impose school-vaccination programs, which has since established the schools as the avenue for dispensing vaccinations...

In 1905, in HENNING JACOBSON v. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, SCOTUS held that a pastor who didn't want to pay the five dollar fine for failing to get the Massachusetts government prescribed smallpox vaccine, had to pay the $5.  The Massachusetts order was issued ONLY to adults, to address an epidemic of a deadly disease for which there was no treatment.  And SCOTUS also said that such orders by governments could not be onerous or unreasonable.

Governments then took the ruling and applied it to onerous and unreasonable orders, including orders for children to get dozens of vaccines, even for diseases that had been completely absent in their states (or country) at the cost of the price of an education ($50k and up.)

Oliver Wendell Holmes even decided he could use the law upholding a FIVE DOLLAR FINE to force sterilize women, writing in the case of Buck v. Bell that: 

"...in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 , 25 S. Ct. 358, 3 Ann. Cas. 765. Three generations of imbeciles are enough."

That demonic ruling in Buck v. Bell still stands, by the way.  If the individual states did not prevent it by law, you could have your right to reproduce violently removed tomorrow in the United States, and it would be legal.

So where is the line?  If a five dollar fine is allowed by law, but having your reproductive organs involuntary mutilated is anathema to the American mind, where is the line?  

Or maybe the continued good standing of both Jacobson and Buck mean that the Jews can be put back into ghettos and camps for the protection of the public, and that I can be strapped down and cut into because I am a, "probable potential parent of socially inadequate offspring."  All you have to do is state the government has a "compelling interest" and shout, "GREATER GOOD!"  What say you, America?  How far past that little FIVE DOLLAR FINE can government go?  Where is the line?

Is the blatant violation of the rights of the The Jewish People to practice sacraments thousands of years old to prevent even one case of what is now a nuisance infection (treated with Vitamin A) in the US over the line?

When I say that we have a big problem, I don't just mean with the First Amendment.  I mean with the God who drowned the whole damn Egyptian Army when they went after His People.  Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear.

This matter must go back to the Supreme Court.

Jacobsen must die.

Light It Up BROWN For April Autism & Gut Microflora Transplantation Awareness

by Teresa Conrick

Light It Up BrownThe BLUE lights of AUTISM AWARENESS month are getting a bit depressing.  Don’t get me wrong -- it is nice that people are wanting to help and be kind to so many affected children and young adults, but the reality is that the increasing numbers https://www.phillyvoice.com/autism-rate-new-jersey-43-percent-increase-rutgers-study/ are a signal that something is so -- not -- right.

We have seen many Light it up BLUE reports this year on genetic chasing, which goes nowhere, and then stories of higher functioning individuals who are able to navigate in the world.  Now those personal stories are terrific, but there are many, many left behind who are nonverbal, cannot eat many foods, have seizures, develop neuroimmune and neuropsychiatric behaviors that negatively impact them each day.

One thing that is a step in the right direction is that researchers are directing their attention to helping children and also adults with both the pain and suffering of autism.  Yes, there is pain, both physical and social-emotional. Almost 70% of those with an autism diagnosis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3981895/ have gastrointestinal issues that cause daily suffering. Since we keep seeing more and more studies linking the GUT to the BRAIN, it makes sense that sensory and emotional issues are deeply connected https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170629134241.htm,

As we light up so many city skylines with BLUE to show our commitment in recognizing and accepting AUTISM, it is equally important to investigate causes and treatments.  I have been writing about microbiota transfer therapy (MTT) for years now, as I have a daughter severely affected, and the research seems so solid and valuable about MTT’s  impact in autism. Let’s check out this newest installment in the research - the full study, Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-42183-0

I have been impressed so much with these researchers for years now and this study shows us how correct they were:

Many studies have reported abnormal gut microbiota in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), suggesting a link between gut microbiome and autism-like behaviors. Modifying the gut microbiome is a potential route to improve gastrointestinal (GI) and behavioral symptoms in children with ASD, and fecal microbiota transplant could transform the dysbiotic gut microbiome toward a healthy one by delivering a large number of commensal microbes from a healthy donor. We previously performed an open-label trial of Microbiota Transfer Therapy (MTT) that combined antibiotics, a bowel cleanse, a stomach-acid suppressant, and fecal microbiota transplant, and observed significant improvements in GI symptoms, autism-related symptoms, and gut microbiota. Here, we report on a follow-up with the same 18 participants two years after treatment was completed. Notably, most improvements in GI symptoms were maintained, and autism-related symptoms improved even more after the end of treatment. Important changes in gut microbiota at the end of treatment remained at follow-up, including significant increases in bacterial diversity and relative abundances of Bifidobacteria and Prevotella. Our observations demonstrate the long-term safety and efficacy of MTT as a potential therapy to treat children with ASD who have GI problems, and warrant a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in the future.

Some news and science press releases had this to say:

Improved gut diversity causes 50% reduction in autism symptoms  https://www.news-medical.net/news/20190411/Improved-gut-diversity-causes-5025-reduction-in-autism-symptoms.aspx

There is a range of comorbidities observed in people with autism, and the prevalence and severity of gastrointestinal problems seemingly correlate with the severity of the core autism-related behavioral problems individuals experience….GI symptoms associated with autism include chronic constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, with gastroesophageal reflux and gastritis being reported as well…..There are currently no approved medical treatments to help the core symptoms of autism, from difficulties with social communication to repetitive behavior.

However, innovative research is being carried out concerning the gut microbiome, the community of microbes that exist in the intestines and play important roles in digestion, the immune system, and regulating the growth of harmful bacteria. Some research has suggested that the gut microbiome may also be able to relieve neurological problems as well….severity of ASD symptoms had also reduced by 47% at the end of the two-year follow-up tests….


Radical Fecal Transplant Therapy in Kids Has Reduced Their Autism Severity by 47% https://www.sciencealert.com/autism-severity-cut-in-half-in-kids-who-underwent-radical-faecal-transplant-therapy

A study on the effects of a form of faecal transplant therapy in children on the autism spectrum found participants not only experienced fewer gut problems, but continued to show ongoing improvements in autism symptoms two years after the procedure….But to be taken seriously as a potential therapy, there needed to be long term improvements. So a return to the original group of volunteers for another check-up was in order.

It turned out those new microbes were settling in nicely.

"In our original paper in 2017, we reported an increase in gut diversity together with beneficial bacteria after microbiota transfer therapy (MTT), and after two years, we observed diversity was even higher and the presence of beneficial microbes remained,",,,Previous studies have repeatedly pointed to the potential benefits of swapping out a 'bad' microbial communities for a better one, either through using probiotics or courses of antibiotics.

Most showed promising short-term effects, suggesting there was more to be explored when it comes to gut-based therapies.

"In many cases, when you are able to treat those gastrointestinal problems, their behaviour improves,"

Now that we're learning our neurological health is intimately connected with our digestive system, transplanting microbial communities from a healthy gut is seen as the next big thing in treating brain disorders.


“transplanting microbial communities from a healthy gut is seen as the next big thing in treating brain disorders.”


As important as that statement is, we don’t see it enough in the news or in the research.  My gratitude to these researchers, Dae-Wook Kang, James B. Adams, Devon M. Coleman, Elena L. Pollard, Juan Maldonado, Sharon McDonough-Means, J. Gregory Caporaso & Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and other brave souls, who are helping to change the future for our loved ones.

If anyone is interested, I believe they are still recruiting adults for a similar study - Microbiota Transfer Therapy for Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Who Have Gastrointestinal Disorders (MTT-ASD) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03408886

The Pro-Life Church in America is Waking Up to Loss of their 1st Amendment Religious Rights

by Ginger Taylor, MS


Add Intercessors for America to the New York Jewish communities and the expanding list of religious groups standing up on vaccine issues.

Intercessors for America is a group founded in 1973 to pray.  About everything.  They started with the Vietnam War, Watergate, and Roe v. Wade, and they are still going.

Earlier this year IFA learned that some vaccines contain the remains of aborted fetal cell lines, and their leadership, who have been earnestly praying for the lives of unborn children for since before most of us were one, found out that they had been participating in the very practice that they had been entreating God to end. 

They were devastated.  

One of their staff remarked to the vaccine injury mother who had brought her the information that she didn't understand how she could not know that she was participating in a practice that she had been fighting against for decades, and that a pall had fallen over their office as they tried to process the harsh reality they were confronting.

IFA has processed and responded to the conviction that their consciences pressed upon them in one of the best examples of humility and repentance that I have seen.  They have not become lost in "Greater Good" excuses rooted in hypocrisy that we see happen so often.  They have stayed true to their core beliefs and are telling the greater church and pro-life community about the ugly truth, issuing multiple calls for prayer and action on vaccine choice rights.

IMMUNIZATION-SR-PIC-ONLYThey started by issuing a report on the matter which included introductory discussions of the WI-38 and MRC-5 cell lines and how it relates to prayer and members of the Christian church.  And they do not mince words. 

They then sounded the alarm about the March 5th Senate Hearings and noted that 13 of the Senators on the Committee that attacked our rights are proponents of the Born Alive Act, and must be informed of the conflict.  They even reported on the treatment of our families: 

*** IFA Just received this from those at the hearing: “They are refusing to let any family that does not want to vaccinate to come into the hearing. They are sitting in the hallway. Please help pray for peace for our families. We are so hurt and our children are so sick…and I know God is moving in this but it breaks my heart into a million pieces.” ***

IFA put out a prayer request surrounding the Rochester ruling that initially disallowed children to return to school on March 16th.

And this week they issued another prayer to call in action surrounding the attacks on religious freedom in vaccination in Brooklyn, Colorado and Maine. They even reference Plotkin's videotaped testimony admitting to facilitating multiple abortions for just one of his research papers.

We are seeing religious communities become more vocal about their 1st Amendment rights in vaccination.  It is going to take ALL religious communities becoming vocal about their 1st Amendment rights in vaccination to push back the predatory, rapacious and liability-free vaccine industry.

If you pray, please visit IFA, thank them for their service on this issue, and pray with them.  If you don't, visit IFA anyway, and thank them for being a voice for our rights.

A Difficult Discussion: WI-38 and MRC-5

by Ginger Taylor, MS

Welcome to the intersection of the two most volatile issues in medicine, abortion and vaccines.  The discussion of one is controversial, for good reason.  When you try to discuss both at the same time, almost everyone either loses their minds, or completely shuts them down.  I am someone who has tended to do the latter.  

I spent almost a decade running up against the aborted fetal cell lines used for making vaccines and thinking, "I'm sure that can't be true... Alex Jones... hey look... shiny object!"

But in the last few years God has tapped on my shoulder and said, "are you sure you are not overlooking something?"  And last year I had to apologize to my readers, because I had put myself out there as offering them informed consent in vaccination, while being in denial of something on which people deserve informed consent.  And failing to inform them.

Abortion is an issue that strikes at the heart of who we are, and our base drives to keep control over our bodies and also to create our next generation.  I don't think that there is any issue that should be approached with more humility and care.  Talking about it blithely can set off landmines in the people around you, and you are unlikely to hear a bomb go off in their heart that can knock them down for a long time. 

AaprelBut the American Academy of Pediatrics proudly announced last month that their number one goal in 2019 is to remove the religious vaccine exemption from every state in the Union, before remembering that pesky 1st Amendment, and changing the headline.

Thus the need to look the difficult issue squarely in the face, as the loss of the right not to participate in the abortion industry in order to fully participate in public life is now at stake, and there are a large number of people who will be very upset when they find out after the fact that they have lost that right.  

Because if you can extort a pro-life Christian into injecting aborted fetal cell line remains, and a Muslim into injecting porcine products, and a Hindu into injecting bovine serum, and a vegan into injecting monkey kidney cells, then religious freedom is gone in America, and no one has a right to exercise their conscience.  

Our community has put a toe in the water, mostly only because we have had to, but the challenge is... how to open this discussion with individuals a political system who, more so than most, will have a fight or flight response to the phrase, "aborted fetal cell lines in vaccines?"

So last month, humbly and prayerfully, I started writing a letter to our state representatives, to prepare them for hearing this phrase, as we knew that they would be confronted with it repeatedly in our hearings on the vaccine exemption removal bill here in Maine.  

And I managed to draft a letter about the use of aborted fetal cell line remains in vaccines, without using the word "abortion," or "fetus."  It went to every member of the Maine Legislature.

I submit it to you, for your consideration, to use in broaching the difficult subject with your legislators in the most gentle way I could come up with:

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Washington State Passes SB 1638 to Remove Philosophical Exemption for the Measles Vaccine, Religious Remains

by Ginger Taylor MS

It will have to go back to the House for concurrence.

KOMO News:

Screenshot (2290)OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday night 25-22 along party lines that eliminates the "personal preference" exemption from the requirement to have kids vaccinated against measles. It came after the 5 p.m. deadline when the Senate rules allowed for this bill to be voted on passed the cutoff time.

It comes on the heels of the measles outbreak in Clark County. The state Secretary of Health says the vaccine is safe. A large group of parents don't believe that.

Demonstrators took to the capitol steps ahead of the vote to protest that bill (SB 1638) saying it should be up to parents on whether their kids should get vaccinated.

"We're not here saying that we're anti vaccine," said bill opponent Elvera Karpachuk. "But we want to make sure that we have choice."

Other protest groups said they are definitely against the vaccine and staged large demonstrations at the capitol.

State Health Secretary Dr. John Wiesman testified earlier, "The bottom line is, this is preventable and it's preventable with our highly safe and effective vaccines."

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The State of Herd Immunity in Maine

by Ginger Taylor

Shocked CowHerd Immunity.  That 95% claim that, if we attain, and maintain, will save Maine.  
The Maine Immunization Program has done us all one better.  Maine has already reached 95% vaccine uptake for schools, so they have set their vaccine uptake rate goal for schools at 100%!
Apparently, all vaccine exemptions must eventually go as well, not just the non-medical exemptions that they are hitting 'delete' on this year.
Sorry chemo kids.  Get your shots or get out.  We have to have "safe schools" for the... ummm... chemo kids?
Because if we can "immunize" all children, we will have reached herd immunity nirvana.
Except that more than three quarters of the US population are adults and it is higher in Maine, where we are struggling with an "aging population."
And the US CDC estimates national adult uptake rates are between nine and 62 percent nationally.
So, if that is an accurate reflection of Maine's rates, the idea that "herd immunity" through vaccination can be achieved by getting our 95% vaccine uptake rate in Maine school children up to 100%, when adult vaccine uptake rates are between 9% and 62%, seems an unlikely scenario.

We asked our representatives to ask the Maine Immunization Program, which supports the removal of religious and philosophical exemptions, “What are the adult vaccine uptake rates in Maine for the vaccines that will be mandated for children?”

They responded:
“The Maine Immunization Program does not currently receive funding to support an adult vaccine program or staff resources to obtain immunization rates for this population.”
The Maine Immunization Program doesn't even know if Maine's one millionish adults are vaccinated, but they apparently believe for damn sure that if we don't get 9k more children vaccinated in Maine deadly epidemics are inbound. 
They believe it so strongly that they are going to deny these children their right to full participation in society, and bar them from daycare, pre-school, public and private k-12 and college, even if they have an IEP or 504.
But don't worry Maine adults.  You are next.  Never say I didn't warn ya.

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Vaccine Exemption Removal Bills ARE the War on Women

By Ginger Taylor, MS

GaslightingThe vaccine exemption removal bills being proposed across the US are not about health.

Case in point: Maine.

In Maine we established at our hearings for LD 798 that there are no problems with complications from vaccine targeted illnesses for school children, as Maine DHHS can't even offer any data on it, meaning it is such a low occurrence that they never felt compelled to write it down when it happens, or there are no occurrences to write down.

We established that we don't have a vaccine uptake problem.

We are not 7th in exemptions as the media in Maine is STILL claiming, we are 25th in the nation for vaccine coverage. Our vaccine rates have risen steadily since the dawn of the 21st century, not dropped, as the vaccine industry is STILL claiming in the media. Our vaccine rates are even higher than the three states that don't even have religious or philosophical exemptions.

It is time to be frank about what this bill, what all these bills, really are. Bills to control women.

LD 798 is a vaccine sales bill, written and sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, to force WOMEN, who are challenging the patently false vaccine safety and efficacy claims in doctors offices to fall in line.

What you can see for yourself in the Maine hearings on LD 798 is WOMEN show up to testify that children are being hurt and they can't get help, and the male dominated vaccine industry show up to robotically repeat, “vaccines are safe and effective” while ignoring every vaccine injury case being testified to in that room. Their plea to the legislature is:

“Women won't do what we are telling them to do. Make them.”

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The Colorado Vaccine Bill To Mandate Full CDC Schedule Passes Out of Committee

by Ginger Taylor, MS

State of ColoradoIn the early hours this morning, HB-1312 passed out of the Colorado Legislature House Health and Insurance Committee, after hearings that lasted for thirteen and a half hours.  All of which you can listen to here.

The bill adds ALL of the vaccines on the CDC recommended childhood schedule to the list of vaccines mandated for school entry.  It passed out of committee at 4:30am under a 7 to 4 vote on party lines, without amendments.

From Cindy Loveland, NVIC Colorado State Director:

Former Senator Kevin Lundberg, who spent 8 years in the house and 8 years in the senate posted on his FB Page -

The committee hearing on immunization exemptions (HB-1312) went past 4 AM. The response to this bill was historic. Never before have I seen over 500 people signing up to testify on a single bill. Some estimated that over 1000 came to the hearing. Because they were dispersed to several rooms and the halls it was impossible to determine the total number who came to the Capitol.

With the exception of a couple of medical "experts" who were for the bill, all the rest were in opposition. Ultimately all meaningful amendments were rejected and the bill passed on a party-line vote.

The committee proved to be stone-deaf to the concerns of the people.

The full description of the bill:

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Joe Lawlor's Emails with Dorit Reiss Expose the Portland Press Herald Vaccine Reporting Bias

by Ginger Taylor, MS

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Dorit Reiss and a friend a Pfizer

Joe Lawlor believes that vaccine injured families advocating for their right to bodily integrity are cult-like anti-vaxxers. 

He may not put that in his "reporting" for the Portland Press Herald as the paper advocates for mandatory vaccination in Maine, but he puts it in his emails to principal advocate for vaccination via violence, Dorit Reiss.

For the uninitiated, Dorit Reiss is a law professor at UC Hastings who, while she has never taken the bar exam or practiced law, has been held out by the vaccine industry as the go to legal mind on vaccine mandates. The liability-free industry had a problem in Mary Holland, JD, well respected NYU legal scholar and member of the SCOTUS bar, and Dorit was the best they could come up with to offer a legal response.

And her response is extremist.

Dorit believes that forced vaccination is constitutional. Mind you, not just coerced vaccination for school entry or employment, she is referencing door to door vaccination by police with guns, and in some circumstances (she does not say which), tying a child down and vaccinating him or her.

Joe Lawlor is the health reporter for Maine's most prominent newspaper, the Portland Press Herald.  The paper has been pushing for the passage of LD 798, which removes the religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions from everywhere in Maine law.  The PPH doesn't even believe the right to choose what vaccine goes into one's body should be the subject of public debate any more, despite the fact that the PPH has never referenced the vaccine liability protection in one of its articles much less debated it.

Pph debate

Their board declared on Sunday that debate is closed on BOTH the scientific AND political vaccine discussions.  Not only are they wrong on both counts, the PPH putting their foot down and saying that no one is allowed to talk about this any more is as laughable as the countless other authoritarian temper tantrums that have declared that the "science is settled" for more than a decade now.

Joe Lawlor
Joe Lawlor, health reporter for the Portland Press Herald

Lawlor himself began his vaccine coverage on August 10th of 2014. He called me for an interview, and I discussed with him that I was not anti-vaccine, and to please not call me that, and this was about the restoration of liability to vaccine makers for injury and death to children. We talked for 45 minutes, emphasizing the liability problem.

So naturally, he printed, "Ginger Taylor, an anti-vaccine advocate from Brunswick, describes her autistic son Chandler, now 12, as “a vaccine-injured child," and failed to mention the liability issue at all. In fact in his five years writing on this topic, I can't ever remember him mentioning the liability-freeness of the vaccine program.

And I even mentioned the liability problem in my response to his inaugural smear piece on September 2nd, in Breakdown In Accountability At Heart Of Decline In Vaccinations, but he must not read his own paper.

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Kennedy, Krakow and Finn File Legal Challenge to Brooklyn Forced Vaccination

Kennedy News & ViewsThis just in from Kennedy News & Views:

"Legal Challenge Against Forced Vaccination Filed Today in New York City

This morning Robert Krakow, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Patricia Finn filed a legal challenge in the New York State Trial Court against the New York City Department of Health and Human Hygiene for their forced Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination.

Last week, Children’s Health Defense reported that the NYC Commissioner of Health declared a public health emergency, ordering all people, including infants 6 months of age who live, work or reside in four Brooklyn zip codes to be vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Non-compliance with the order is a misdemeanor subject to criminal and civil fines, including imprisonment. Only those with documented immunity, medical contraindications or infants under six months are exempt from the vaccine mandate.

The legal team has asked for a temporary restraining order against the mandate that the Judge will likely review later today and provide an ex parte decision. Children’s Health Defense is supporting these efforts and will keep you updated as this petition works its way through the legal system."

Maine DHHS Admits that They Keep No Data on Vaccine Injury. Does Your State?

by Ginger Taylor, MS

The Number of Vaccine Injuries Recognized by the State of Maine
In February, LD 798 was written by the pharmaceutical industry and introduced in Maine.  It removes the religious and philosophical vaccine exemption from Maine state law.  For everything.  

Because Maine has  high vaccine rates, and little incidence of outbreaks of vaccine targeted illnesses, the vaccine industry in the state needed a justification for the bill, and they chose immunocompromised children.  The Maine DHHS holds the position that Maine should have a 100% vaccine uptake rate for schools (and daycare and preschool and college and health corporations) to protect children with compromised immune systems, and create "safe schools" for them to attend that will not pose a threat to their health.

Last month, in the run up to the hearings on the bill, I asked the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs to ask Maine DHHS for the foundational data that must be provided to the public before a bill that removes one risk group of children from school, to protect another risk group, should even be considered.

How many children are being harmed by the Maine Immunization Program as compared to how many children are being harmed by the diseases for which we vaccinate in Maine?

Specifically the Committee was asked:

"We are looking for data that informs the baseline question that should be asked before LD 798 is considered, and thousands of Mainers are dismissed from work or a lifetime of schooling.

Under the current policy, what are the permanent adverse outcomes of participation in the Maine Immunization Program as compared to the permanent adverse outcomes of the illness for which we are vaccinating.

Can you ask Maine DHHS:

What is the rate of serious vaccine adverse events in Maine that result in permanent injury, illness, disability and death per year?
What is the number of serious vaccine adverse events in Maine that result in permanent injury, illness, disability and death per year?
What is the estimated cost to Maine for permanent adverse vaccine outcomes?
What is the rate of serious complications from vaccine targeted illnesses in Maine that result in permanent injury, illness, disability and death per year?
What is the number of serious complications from vaccine targeted illnesses in Maine that result in permanent injury, illness, disability and death per year?
What is the estimated cost to Maine for permanent adverse outcomes from vaccine targeted illnesses?

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Guest Editing Age of Autism this week, Ginger Taylor

MouseWhen the Kims away, the Ginge will play.

While our esteemed editor Kim is Karate kicking her way across Russia or lying on a beach reading a murder mystery on an island or maybe just holed up in her house or something, she has left me with the keys.  Good thing for me, because I have have been up to my neck in LD 798 here in Maine all year, and I have a whole lotta stuff to tell you.

The thing about these exemption bills are that they are a GREAT chance to shake information lose from your state, and I hope that you will enjoy reading about what has shaken loose here, and see if you can get some ideas to shake things loose in [insert your state here.]

See you here tomorrow, and every day this week!

It's Sibling Day and OUR Beloved Brother Has Autism

Jameson kids
By Cathy Jameson’s Kids

Last week, we heard that there was a National Siblings Day.  National Sibling day is a day to celebrate your brothers and sisters.  Some people did that by sharing their pictures on their facebook and Instagram pages.  For today’s Sunday post, we wanted to share a little bit about what it means to be a brother and a sister to Ronan. 

The autism he has and that we experience makes Ronan not be able to speak.  It makes him unable to do things that other people can do.  It also makes it harder for him to walk.  He has lots of medical issues which means things are tough for our brother. 

One thing that makes me, Ronan’s youngest sister, very sad is when he is unable to speak and he gets upset and he starts banging his knees to tell me he is really sad.  That happens when I can’t understand him.  I try to help him and he knows I’m trying.  But my favorite thing to do with him is to play with him and make him laugh.  I made him laugh two nights by saying his favorite word, which is colors.  I start spelling it one letter at a time: c-o-l-o-r…and he has to say the last letter.  He actually said S!  So I did it again.  C-o-l-o-r…and he said S again!  It made both of us laugh. 

When I think about what autism is like for Ronan, I, Ronan’s younger sister, know that it means he’s not being able to do as many activities as we can do.  It means he has trouble getting us to know what he wants because he has no speech and because of his disability.  His brain works a little slower sometimes, too.  That doesn’t stop him trying to tell us stuff.  Sign language, typing out what he wants on his voice output device, and encouraging him to say letters individually are some things I do with him to instruct him.  He’s happy when I do that kind of stuff with him. 

When he does try to speak to me it’s harder to have meaning behind it (he makes more vocal sounds than verbal words).  I’m Ronan’s younger brother and like that he’s trying, but it’s hard for other people to understand it and him.  He gets frustrated a lot.  Every night we pray for Ronan.  I ask God to help Ronan to be able to expand his vocabulary and be able to use it by speaking to us.  We know that Ronan knows a lot of things, but he’s stuck trying to get those thoughts out.  I want to know what he’s thinking.  I also want him to play with the rest of us.  He’s a really fun kid when he wants to play with me.

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California Screamin' Brutal Attack on Boy with Autism

WtfTHE MAYOR'S SON WAS ARRESTED.  WTF is wrong with these teens??? What have YEARS of feel good do nothing autism "awareness" and blue lights and TV shows showing a unicorn version of autism done for OUR CHILDREN WHO FACE A WORLD OF HATE AND HORROR????? Where is empathy and compassion. Human decency? The report refers to the video as "troubling." Troubling is not being able to find a parking space at the mall. This attack is horrifying.  Ready for the future?

ROLLING HillS ESTATE, CA — Video footage of teens punching, kicking, mocking and robbing an autistic boy in Rolling Hills Estates roiled the community Friday after the mayor's son was among two men arrested in the attack.

The troubling video surfaced on social media, and it shows bystanders looking on while two men punched and kicked a man as he lies in the fetal position covering his head to defend against the onslaught. The attack paused only briefly when the assailants stopped to yell at the victim and one of the attackers appears to reach into the prone man's pocket to take something.

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies arrested 18-year-old Declan Bell-Wilson, the son of Rolling Hills Mayor Patrick Wilson and 18-year-old Korey Streeter, of Palos Verdes Estates.  Read this revolting story  here.

The Garden State Grows.... Autism

Kudzu-on-house-a-30kBy Anne Dachel

Dr. Walter Zahorodny from Rutgers is EVERYWHERE in print and broadcast news right now talking about the ALARMING, GROWING AUTISM RATE IN NJ which he says will continue to get even worse.

Science Daily put it this way.

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey.

 The study found the rate increased 43 percent from 2010 to 2014 in the state.

The report, released April 11, found that about one in 59 children has autism. New Jersey's rate was the highest of the states studied: one in 35. That puts the national rate of autism at 1.7 percent of the childhood population and New Jersey's autism rate at 3 percent.

The analysis of this young group of children shows U.S. autism rates are continuing to rise without plateauing.

"It's very likely that the next time we survey autism among children, the rate will be even higher," [Zahorodny] said....

The researchers can't explain why autism rates have increased across the United States. Factors associated with a higher risk include advanced parental age (children of parents over age 30 have heightened risk), maternal illness during pregnancy, genetic mutations, birth before 37 weeks gestation and multiple births.

"These are true influences exerting an effect, but they are not enough to explain the high rate of autism prevalence," said Zahorodny. "There are still undefined environmental risks that contribute to this significant increase, factors that could affect a child in its development in utero or related to birth complications or to the newborn period. We need more research into non-genetic triggers for autism."

IT IS DESPICABLE, in my opinion, for this medical expert to make these idiotic claims about causation.

IN 2012 on  NY radio he admitted that YES, VACCINES ARE LINKED TO AUTISM.  I wrote about it 2015.

Media Heats Up on Vaccine Debate

Back in April, 2012, Zahorodny was featured on the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC radio.

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New Jersey preschoolers have highest autism rates ever in the nation

WhyNo words.....


From NorthJersey.com

New Jersey preschoolers have the highest rates of autism ever measured in the United States, a rate that has increased faster than in other states studied, researchers at Rutgers University reported Thursday. The rate of autism among children here has tripled in a generation. 

One in 35 children in New Jersey was diagnosed with autism by their 4th birthday, according to the study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control on Thursday. Those children were more likely to have attracted the attention of pediatricians and early-childhood educators because of moderate to severe symptoms of autism. Still more children are diagnosed with autism when they enter public schools. 

The relentless climb in autism rates — from 1% of children born in 1992 to 3% of children born in 2010 — has shown no signs of reaching a plateau, said Walter Zahorodny, an associate professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who directed the New Jersey portion of the study.  Read more here.

Physician, Father and Caretaker of 29 Year Old Autistic Man Found Brutally Murdered

Weep"One family member said Derek “can be violent and has attacked Rex in the past,” court documents stated. The family member also said Derek’s mother had died years ago and Rex was taking care of him alone."

This grisly story offers another side to the shiny, happy portrayal of autism during the month of April. A Spokane, Washington widowed physician, age 61, was found brutally murdered and his 29 year old, preverbal autistic son living amid squalor. It appears that the son is at least, a suspect. If not, he is also a victim, left alone in the home without life skills.  Either version is a far cry from what we're spoon fed about autism. This kind of tragic story is going to repeat itself over and over, like the stories of autistic children wandering and drowning. Parents will age. Strong adult men (and women) with autism will rage. The future may be bleak and harsh. Meanwhile, we're told we are "allowed" to seek awareness, but not cure or even true treatment. Our loved ones must suffer a lifetime of... autism.  God bless Dr. Rex Porter and his son Derek.


Detectives are investigating the death of a retired Spokane anesthesiologist whose body was found dismembered and burned in the backyard of his Dishman Hills area home.

The victim, Dr. Rex C. Porter, 61, previously worked for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was the caretaker of his son, Derek C. Porter, 29, who is autistic and nonverbal, according to court documents. They lived on an 11-acre property in the 2800 block of South Park Lane near the Iller Creek Conservation Area.

On Saturday, a neighbor called 911 to report that Porter’s car had been sitting in the driveway for two days with a door open. A garage door had been left open, too.

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies responded Sunday to the house for a welfare check, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court.

Deputies reported seeing the house in disarray as they looked through the windows, including broken glass on the floor. Attempts to call Rex Porter were unsuccessful, prompting deputies to enter the house. They smelled a strong odor they believed to be animal feces, according to court documents.

Deputies continued their search downstairs to the basement and found more glass, along with blood and damaged items. They opened a door and “suddenly an adult male was standing in front of them with only shorts and a T-shirt,” according to court documents.

Deputies detained the individual, believing he was squatting in the house, according to court records.

In the bathroom, the toilet was full of feces and the sink held what deputies thought was the remains of a dead animal, court records stated....  Read more at Spokesman.com

Maine Vaccine Exemption Removal Bill Moves Forward

by Ginger Taylor

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Photo (L-R): Rep. Gary Drinkwater (R-Milford), Rep. Heidi Sampson (R-Alfred), Rep. Justin Fecteau (R-Augusta) and Rep. Shelley Rudnicki (R-Fairfield)

Yesterday, Maine's LD 798 to implement mandatory vaccination for Maine daycare, preschool, school children (public and private, IEP and 504 kids), college students, and health care workers has passed out of committee with a 8 - 5 split decision OUGHT TO PASS. Vote was on party lines, democrats recognizing that the bill violated minority and religious rights, but that it should be done for "The Greater Good."

The bill has been amended to push back implementation to September of 2021 and to allow for an unrestricted medical exemptions.  LD 798 will go to the Maine House.

The Republicans on the Education Committee issued statements following the hearing:

“This bill targets a minority who represent 5% of our student population for the purpose of segregating and marginalizing a small group of our children using coercive measures and threatens to force them to comply or be expelled. There are more prudent measures we could implement to achieve the accurate data to make the most informed decision.” - Rep. Heidi Sampson (R-Alfred)

LD #798 will affect workforce development and adult learners, whether they have been immunized or not, because they will need to locate their records instead taking a philosophical exemption. This can be frustrating for someone who decided to go back to school after many years. The cost to University of Maine system, the Maine Community College system and our private higher education institutions has not been quantified.” - Rep. Shelley Rudnicki (R-Fairfield)

“There are serious constitutional concerns in regards to LD 798. It demarcates and segregates a new minority in Maine. Poor families, who have no choice but to comply, will have to override their bodily autonomy and receive an invasive procedure against their consent. This is egregious legislation that flies in the face of liberty.” – Rep. Justin Fecteau (R-Augusta)

“We are not anti-vaccination, we are just looking for a little common sense before we violate the civil rights of Maine families without complete information or some assurance that this will result in improved public health. - Rep. Gary Drinkwater (R-Milford)

All Committee Republicans today opposed the mandatory immunization bill (LD 798), because it overrides parental consent, violates body autonomy and targets a minority of children and parents seeking to opt out of vaccinations on philosophical and religious grounds.

School districts could lose up to $75 million if several thousand children lose their religious and medical exemptions and are prevented from attending school. All Committee Democrats voted for the bill, despite the lack of a demonstrated need for the bill, a lack of consistent data for a science-based decision and over the objections of thousands of Maine parents who contacted them."

I will be offering full coverage on the events in Maine soon. 

De Blasio Imposes Harsh Regressive Tax on Brooklyn Residents with Vaccine Mandate

NY Mandates and Fines
This, my friends, is the very definition of a regressive tax. It affects the poor much more than the wealthy. $1000 to a rich family in Brooklyn, may be a drop in the budget bucket. $1000 to an Hasidic family with many children and a modest income is a kick in the gut. De Blasio has ordered the MMR vaccine into children as young as six months. Read the insert info below - IT WON'T WORK - so De Blasio is subjecting infants to an unnecessary vaccine for THREE diseases - with liability falling squarely on the backs of the families. That's not just regressive, it's OPPRESSIVE.

From the Merck package insert.

Infants Between 6to 12 Months of AgeLocal health authorities may recommend measles vaccination of infants between 6 to 12 months of age in outbreak situations. This population may fail to respond to the components of the vaccine. Safety and effectiveness of mumps and rubella vaccine in infants less than 12 months of age have not been established. The younger the infant, the lower the likelihood of seroconversion (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY). Such infants should receive a second dose of M-M-RIIbetween 12 to 15 months of age followed by revaccination at elementary school entry.{32}

Paul Offit's Racial, Sexual and Education Profiling Shocks Many

Intelligent womenThere's a war on women. It's not #MeToo. It's the pharma/politician/public health machine lead by people like Dr. Paul Offit. Our old friend. (You know the saying.)  Read the two paragraphs from a Philadelphia Inquirer article that ran yesterday. It's behind a paywall, I won't bother with the URL.  Now read the version I fictionalized below it.

It's open season on women. Where does Offit get off claiming we ALL have "just enough education...."  Hey, Paul. My fellow Tufts Jumbo - is your alma mater good enough for  me? I went to Tufts and then transferred to Boston College. My Dad was a DMD from Tufts. My Sister attended as did my Uncle and a few cousins. How about that slouch Ginger Taylor. Johns Hopkins! Hell, that's one step below Wassamatta U, right Paul?

The discrimination is blatant. WE ARE THE NEW N WORD. Make no mistake. And by demonizing us and making us look stupid, it's a GREEN LIGHT TO HARM US. Start training. Pay attention. We're approaching real danger.

If you’re against vaccinating your child, there’s a good chance you’re a college-educated white woman making decent money. The rebel forces in America’s latest culture war — the so-called anti-vaxxers — are often described as middle- and upper-class women who breast-feed their children, shop at Whole Foods, endlessly scour the web for vaccine-related conversation, and believe that their thinking supersedes that of doctors. Typically their families earn more than $75,000 a year.

“Frankly, these Caucasian, suburban, educated parents believe they can Google the word vaccine and get as much information as anybody,” said Paul Offit, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.“These people are educated just well enough to make terrible decisions for their children.”

If you’re against teaching your child about police brutality, there’s a good chance you’re a high school drop out, black woman making very little money. The rebel forces in America’s latest culture war — the so-called police brutality preachers — are often described as lower and lower middle class women who eat Popeye's Fried Chicken, shop at WalMart, endlessly scour the TV for police brutality conversation, and believe that their thinking supersedes that of Police Chiefs across the country. Typically their families earn less than $35,000  a year.

“Frankly, these Black, urban, poorly educated parents believe they can Google the word brutality and get as much information as anybody. “These people are educated so badly as to make terrible decisions for their children.”

Child Health Defense Launches Immediate Legal Challenge Against New York City’s Public Health Emergency Due to Measles

CHD logoFrom Robert Kennedy Jrs's Child Health Defense organization

In an unprecedented move, the New York City Health Commissioner on April 9, 2019 has imposed an emergency forced vaccination order, requiring ALL people living in four Brooklyn zip codes to receive the MMR vaccine (if they do not have proof of immunity or medical contraindication) within 48 hours or risk criminal and civil penalties. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that it’s “legally questionable” whether people can be forced to get vaccinated if it violates their religious beliefs. “Look it’s a serious public health concern, but it’s also a serious First Amendment issue and it is going to be a constitutional, legal question,” Cuomo said.  “Do we have the right — does society, government have the right to say ‘you must vaccinate your child because I’m afraid your child is going to infect my child, even if you don’t want it done and even if it violates your religious beliefs?’ So that is, that’s an issue that’s going to be legally questionable and I’m sure it’s going to go down that path,” Cuomo added.

Children’s Health Defense is supporting a legal effort to restrain this order immediately. Vaccination choice is a human right. While New York City unquestionably has the authority to isolate infectious individuals, and even to quarantine them, and to exclude unvaccinated children from schools during an outbreak in that school, it does not have the authority to require vaccination for all individuals on the basis of zip codes with vaccines that explicitly carry the risk of death. This government overreach requires challenge.


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Texas Bill Would Increase Vaccine Safety, Reject Federal Narrative

Texas magnet Rarer than a Jackelope! A bill for vaccination SAFETY not mandates. Imagine that. The Lone Star state sure is the Alone Star state compared to many. We've excerpted it below.


By Davis Taylor

AUSTIN, Texas (April 8, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Texas Senate would prohibit vaccines from being administered unless certain safety criteria are met. Passage of the bill would significantly strengthen vaccine safety testing requirements and push back against any future federal vaccine mandates.

Sen. Bob Hall (R) introduced Senate Bill 2350 (SB2350) on March 8. The legislation would only permit a health care provider to administer a vaccine if all of the following criteria are met.

  • The study the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relied upon for approval of the vaccine evaluated the vaccine against a placebo control group or against another vaccine or substance that the FDA approved based upon a placebo-controlled study;
  • The study relied upon by the FCA for approval of the vaccine evaluated the safety of the vaccine for a sufficient time to identify potential autoimmune, neurological, or chronic health conditions that may arise on or after a year from the vaccine being administered;
  • The vaccine has been evaluated for its potential to cause cancer, mutate genes, affect fertility, cause infertility and cause autism spectrum disorder;
  • The Texas Department of State Health Service has posted on its website disclosure of any known injuries or diseases caused by the vaccine and the rate at which the injuries or diseases have occurred; and
  • The chemical, pharmacological, therapeutic, and adverse effects of the vaccine and the rate of injury of the vaccine when administered with other vaccines, have been studied and verified.

Effect on Federal Policy

After recent comments by former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in February of 2019 just prior to his resignation, some believe that federal vaccine mandates are imminent.  According to CNN, Gottlieb said, “[I]f states don’t require more schoolchildren to get vaccinated, the federal government might have to step in.” Gottlieb also reportedly said, “You could mandate certain rules about what is and isn’t permissible when it comes to allowing people to have exemptions.” [1] As discussed below, current vaccine safety testing requirements are far less stringent than most would assume.  Passage of SB 2350 would bolster these requirements and make enforcement of any federal vaccine mandates more difficult.

Number of Recommended Vaccines Steadily Rise Since Removal of Liability

Vaccine mandates are generally based upon the vaccine schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because vaccines pose a risk of injury or death, liability is associated with them. Many Americans are unaware that the pharmaceutical industry is shielded from liability for harm caused by most vaccines. This unique legal protection was put into place as a result of legislation passed in 1986, after extensive lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry. Manufacturers of other products don’t enjoy this freedom from liability. Due to lack of liability, vaccines are the pharmaceutical industry’s most lucrative product.

The 1986 law also created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), which is essentially a special system outside of the normal litigation process to hear claims of harm caused by vaccines. Any compensation granted by the NVICP is paid by the public, through a surcharge on vaccines, and not by vaccine manufacturers. To date, over four billion dollars has been paid under this system to compensate for harm caused by vaccines. [2]

Further, although discovery is a right afforded to litigants in most other legal forums, discovery is not permitted in the NVICP process. This protects vaccine manufacturers from having to search for, and produce, relevant information, including damaging information. In cases involving prescription medication, which are heard in other legal forums, information unfavorable to the pharmaceutical industry has come to light through discovery, such as the damaging e-mails which were required to be produced in the Vioxx litigation. [3]  Read more here.

Mayor de Blasio Demands 3 Vaccines to fight One Disease Outbreak in Heavily Jewish Brooklyn Area

All or nothingWhat? THREE VACCINES? Yes. There is NO MEASLES VACCINE. Not since Merck stopped making it in 2009. Perhaps the Vaxstapo should be pounding on MERCK'S door, not local citizens.  Even when you choose to vaccinate for measles, you really have no choice. You must vaccinate for mumps and rubella whether you need (additional) protection or not. And if you think the mumps vaccine component is effective we have both a bridge in Brooklyn AND a Navy Ship in quarantine at sea to sell you.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn amid a growing measles outbreak.

As part of the declaration, people living in select zip codes of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood who have not been vaccinated against measles and may have been exposed to the highly-contagious virus will now be required to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Source ABC News

To "fight" the measles outbreak amid the Hasidic community in an area of the borough of Brooklyn, New York (the city of New York is divided into 5 distinct boroughs, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island) he is mandating vaccination for not just measles, but also mumps and rubella. Two diseases not currently in any sort of outbreak, unless you count a Naval ship that is sitting out of commission in the middle of the ocean, but that's another post.

Merck stopped making the MEASLES vaccine in 2009 .  Parents who may well have opted for this single - monovalent - vaccine have said no to the combination MMR vaccine. Why should families have to choose to vaccinated for three diseases at once? The removal of the Measles vaccine may be at the root of many of the outbreaks. If public health officials were really concerned with health, and disease prevention, they would be pounding on MERCK'S door demanding the monovalent vaccination, not on the doors of religious families exercising their right to vaccine exemption.

Allison Chapman wrote a post for Age of Autism about Merck's decision to limit parental product choice back in 2009 (read the full post here.)

Your choice to work with your pediatrician on safer vaccine schedule has just received a very large blow.  Merck and Co. has decided to take away your option of separating the MMR, instead of getting the whole shebang at once.  Forget those who may be predisposed to not handling 3 viruses at once; you know the weak, the infant who may need a bit more time.  What if they are unable to take one of the viruses due to allergy of an ingredient, but have decided to go ahead with one or both of the others?  Well too bad, allergy or not you have lost your right to choose.  It’s now, all or nothing. (HERE)

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Corvelva Updates Scientific Vaccine Purity Safety Testing

Grazie  mille a la nostra amici a Corvelva.Corvelva vaccingate

Click here to see this full report at the Corvelva site.

We want to take stock of the situation together with you. Eight months have passed since July 2018 and in these length of time we have achieved extremely satisfying results. We have presented a research program and regarding the vaccines analysis we are able to make a point of reference, with the objectives achieved, those being finalised and those only planned for now.

To begin with, the analyses of 2 compounds for each vaccine have been verified by means of standards, using certified control standards with a concentration in the order of micrograms / mL. The compounds we have chosen are among those known for their critical hazard profile. We are talking about a cumulative quantity, a total amount of those recognized as identities and those to be identified, which can be estimated within the order of 50 micrograms / mL, in contrast to the EMA / FDA guidelines.

These tests have given positive results, therefore they fully confirm the analysis method! The contaminations observed are probably due to different and variable manufacturing process’ phenomena and topics. What has been observed in the course of the studies is an “inter-batches” variation of the composition, which makes us assume that there are some steps along the whole product manufacturing process that are difficult to control.

Such analyses have allowed us to achieve the following steps:

  • Conformity assessment of composition as outlined in the vaccine datasheet
  • Screening for chemical and protein/peptide contaminations, as well as those deriving from genetic material
  • Confirmatory study of chemical and protein target compounds through con standard certificates of inspection

The following vaccines have been submitted to an initial screening:

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Rebuttal to Ocala (Florida) Newspaper Vaccine Op-Ed from Dr. William Gaunt

Impossible thingsMy such certainty - the kind parents of children vaccinated into a autism diagnosis are NEVER allowed in James Elmore's flat world.  Below the snippet and link of Mr. Elmore's opinion piece, AofA contributor Dr. William Gaunt responds:

From Mr. Elmore: "Raising a special needs child can be hard. Our oldest son is autistic. We are thankful that he is otherwise healthy. Raising him has been a challenge, but he has turned out to be a fine young man and will graduate high school next year.

I have often wondered why he is autistic. What I know is that it wasn’t a vaccine that made him this way.

In a quest for answers, many parents of autistic children are scouring the Internet. There is no scientific consensus on what causes autism, but environmental and genetic factors appear to be the primary suspects.

However, there is a lot of really misleading and outright false information about autism and the root cause on the Internet. The group known as “anti-vaxxers” would have you believe that vaccines are driving the increase in autism diagnoses around the world. Their evidence is 100 percent fabricated.

Opinion James Elmore: Refusing to vaccinate children is child abuse

An Anti-Vaxxer Responds

By William Gaunt

James Elmore’s “Anti-vaxxers” article appeared in the opinion section on March 12, 2019.  I qualify as an anti-vaxxer because I have four unvaccinated sons and a daughter adopted from China who has not had any vaccines since we got her at age two in 2009.  

Elmore wrote that refusing to vaccinate children is child abuse.  I don’t expect to change Elmore’s mind but I wish to provide some information for those who are not already totally pro-vaccine.  The selective exposure theory is that individuals tend to favor information which reinforces their pre-existing views while avoiding contradictory information.  The theory of cognitive dissonance tells us that people of strong convictions are very reluctant to change their beliefs even in the face of undeniable contradictory evidence.

The topic of vaccines is very important.  I think we can all agree on that.  If the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks then we should all get vaccinated.  But what if vaccines are not as safe and effective as we are told?  I’d like to present some facts and opinions that address this issue.

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Scurrilous, Misleading Attack On Prof Christopher Exley By The Sunday Times

image from www.keele.ac.ukby John Stone

An attack on leading aluminium toxicity expert Christopher Exley in the Sunday Times yesterday begins with the false claim in the title that his funding has been halted. This seems like a blatant attempt to mislead: what was halted the week before last after political pressure was a Go Fund Me page for supporting his research, while the Keele University website has remained open for donations. Another false claim is that there were no controls for his autism brain study. While there were no "normal" brains in the study there were comparisons:

"The aluminium content of brain tissues from donors with a diagnosis of ASD was extremely high (Table 1). While there was significant inter-tissue, inter-lobe and inter-subject variability the mean aluminium content for each lobe across all 5 individuals was towards the higher end of all previous (historical) measurements of brain aluminium content, including iatrogenic disorders such as dialysis encephalopathy [13][15][16][17][18][19]. All 4 male donors had significantly higher concentrations of brain aluminium than the single female donor. We recorded some of the highest values for brain aluminium content ever measured in healthy or diseased tissues in these male ASD donors including values of 17.10, 18.57 and 22.11 μg/g dry wt. (Table 1). What discriminates these data from other analyses of brain aluminium in other diseases is the age of the ASD donors. Why, for example would a 15 year old boy have such a high content of aluminium in their brain tissues? There are no comparative data in the scientific literature, the closest being similarly high data for a 42 year old male with familial Alzheimer’s disease (fAD) [19]."

Professional concerns about the use of aluminium adjuvants in vaccine products are by no means unique to Prof Exley and colleagues.

The professional attack in the report is led by Andrew Pollard who is said to be a professor of "paediatric infection": it does not mention Pollard's manifold roles as leader of Oxford Vaccine Group, which develops vaccines with the industry (mostly containing aluminium), as chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which recommends vaccines to the British schedule, as leading adviser to the British and European licensing agencies, and board member of the Jenner Vaccine Foundation. In July 2017 he also called in the Guardian newspaper for compulsory vaccination without disclosing any of these roles. Real investigative journalists might be asking what research Pollard has ever undertaken into the safety of aluminium adjuvants in vaccine products which he helps develop, recommend and license?

John Stone is British editor of Age of Autism

Professor Christopher Exley in January 2018 on the "Deafening Response" to his Aluminium in Brain Tissue in Autism Paper

Not listeningApril 8, 2019: Professor Exley has been attacked and his work disparaged in the British media.  See our post today by John Stone titled, Scurrilous, Misleading Attack On Prof Christopher Exley By The Sunday Times He is being "Wakefielded" because he research on aluminum brain toxicity crosses the vaccine profit barrier. Here is an article he wrote in 2018, just 15 months ago. I shouldn't help but wonder if he would prefer the din of silence today.  We are so sorry to see the media boot on his neck. Here is the paper being discussed: Aluminium in brain tissue in autism

"I was aware of the emotive nature of our research and especially as I knew that it would bring into focus a possible link between aluminium adjuvants in vaccines and autism, though this link was not discussed in the paper. However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally!" Professor Exley

January 16, 2018

Note: Chris Exley Professor in Bioinorganic Chemistry Keele University Honorary Professor, UHI Millennium Institute Group Leader - Bioinorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Keelepublished expresses what so many brave scientists before him have encountered when their results challenge the status quo.  He calls the refusal to cover his science "the din of silence." We know it's a playbook straight out of the age of Big Tobacco. Cover up. Shut up. Shut down.  Thank you, Professor Exley.


By Professor Chris Exley

Sometimes silence can speak volumes. In December 2017, we published in a highly reputable journal our research suggesting a link between human exposure to aluminium and the aetiology of autism.

The research showed that individuals who died with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had very high levels of aluminium in their brain tissue. However, the standout observation was not necessarily the amount of aluminium but its predominant location in non-neuronal cells and especially microglia.

In an interview immediately following presentation of this research, I expressed my opinion that these new data had forced me to change my mind about a putative role for aluminium in autism.

I was aware of the emotive nature of our research and especially as I knew that it would bring into focus a possible link between aluminium adjuvants in vaccines and autism, though this link was not discussed in the paper. However, I am not sure that I was prepared for the nature of the response to our research. Perhaps the most deafening response has been the tsunami of silence perpetuated by all mainstream media, almost globally! Compliant with this has been my own University that did not even deem the research ‘worthy’ of a mention in its own weekly news outlet. When one considers the nature of much of the science that makes headline news one is left wondering what it is about a link between aluminium and autism that is not deemed newsworthy. Perhaps mainstream media were unaware of the research.

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Catholic Citizens of Illinois: The inconvenient truth about vaccines

Syringe prayerBy Stefani Williams, April 4, 2019

“Skepticism is the first step towards truth,” Denis Diderot, 1746.

Has our government ever been wrong? Has it ever been deceptive? The answer of course, to anyone who knows our history, is yes! Here are a few examples:

Forced sterilization and eugenics

History is fraught with the horrors that eugenics inflicted on the world. The most prominent example is, of course, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, but what isn’t well known is that Hitler was actually influenced by eugenics-inspired policies implemented in the United States during the early part of the 1900’s. Eugenics is the belief that in order to “improve” the human species, only people with “desirable” traits should be allowed to reproduce. This philosophy was responsible for the forced sterilization, perpetuated by the U.S. government, of thousands of “unfit” or “socially inadequate” Americans.

Toxic chemicals in Vietnam

From 1962 to 1975, tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel were exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange, while serving in Vietnam. Agent Orange was part of the U.S. military’s warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, and was used to eliminate forest cover and crops of the North Vietnamese army. Contamination by this toxic mix of chemicals has been linked to dozens of serious health problems in Vietnam veterans and continues to pollute portions of Vietnam where the chemicals were sprayed.

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I’d Rather

Choice_mainBy Cathy Jameson

I’d rather have an autistic child than a dead one!

I see that response every few months, and I’m surprised each time I see it.  I’ve never made that statement myself, but it will sometimes take my breath away while I’m reading or replying to online conversations about autism and vaccines.  Usually written by someone who has declared themselves pro-vaccine, I always find it an odd thing to say.  I’ve found that the people who say it tend to be quick to dismiss opinions other than their own.  No matter the topic, dismissing another’s opinion limits the opportunity for a productive back-and-forth dialogue.  Differences and odd statements aside, online convos about vaccines and autism are already known to be quite lively. 

Prior to stating that they’d rather autism versus death, as I recently heard someone say, the person has also just adamantly asserted that vaccines don’t cause autism.  They can’t.  Not wanting for their child to succumb to the measles, or whatever illness the media is perpetuating, they’ve insisted on the MMR vaccine for their child.  Led to believe that their child will die from the measles, they really, really want that vaccine, especially because that one doesn’t cause autism.  I won’t argue with their right to choose to vaccinate, but I can’t help but shake my head when their comeback, even though they didn’t need one, is “I’d rather have an autistic child than a dead one!”  Wait.  What?  They just said vaccines can’t cause autism, so why on earth would they say that they’d would rather an autistic child than a dead one unless they actually do think that the MMR vaccine can cause autism?  Besides being a tad rude, their comment doesn’t make sense. 

I know that when that emotionally charged statement is made in a conversation, the person doesn’t want to hear anything else from me.  As the mom of a child with regressive non-verbal autism, whose autism is a result of a vaccine injury, I’ve exhausted them.  I want to tell that other person that I’d rather they long for a typically-developing healthy child and hope that they would never have to think about making such a tough choice of a dead kid or one with autism.  When they add that to the conversation, it’s almost like they are saying they feel like they have to pick the lesser of two evils.  No one should have to do that. 

I’ve learned that if I want to keep the convo going, though, I can’t just blurt things out like they end up doing with their “autistic over a dead child!” retort.  When I hear that said or see that left in a comment online, it’s an immediate conversation stopper.  Once it’s been uttered, I know I’ll soon quietly, but confidently, walk away from the other person.  I’ll generally have said all that I needed and wanted to say at that point.  I know that even if they wholeheartedly disagree with me, which is their right, I’ve at least had the chance to plant a seed.  They can’t believe absolutely in the science of vaccinations as they do and also acknowledge the anecdotal evidence that I’ve provided.  Hearing from me, a parent who walked away from the vaccine industry, sometimes is too much for them to handle.  For them to admit that vaccines could be anything but safe and effective would go against everything they’ve been told to accept as true.  Since we, at one time, were in agreement, I have made sure to tell that other person that I, too, believed only positive notions about vaccines.  No way could they have done what they actually did to my kid, right?  But they did.  My son was a thriving baby, met his milestones, and was very playful.  But then, an unexpected vaccine injury happened.  Lost, confused, and in denial, I had no idea what to do.

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The Day is Done: Judge Rolf Thorsen Issues Temporary Injunction Against Measles Emergency Declaration in Rockland County NY

HindenburgNote: With apologies to William Wordsworth Longfellow for the headline. Looks like the public health/pharma trial balloon of quarantining THE HEALTHY has gone the way of The Hindenberg. At least for the moment. Let's assume that Rolf Thorsen is NOT from the same gene pool (or moral pool) at Poul Thorsen, fugitive and MMR vaccine scientific hit man.)  Oh! The Humanity!


NEW CITY - A judge today halted Rockland County Executive Ed Day's emergency declaration barring children who are unvaccinated against measles from schools, places of worship and other public areas.

Acting state Supreme Court Judge Rolf Thorsen's injunction stated that the 166 cases cited by the county since the measles outbreak began last October did not rise to the level of an epidemic or constitute a disaster. Day's reliance on executive law in issuing the emergency declaration "may have been misplaced," the decision stated.

Thorsen agreed with the families who sued the county when they said their children would continue to miss school, and the parents would continue to incur monetary expenses as a result of the order. The families asserted that the children posed no threat to other children at a school where there had been no reported cases of the measles.

Michael Sussman, attorney for several dozen parents whose unvaccinated children attend Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, said the decision showed the judge agreed with his contention that the emergency declaration "is an improper vehicle for an over-broad order of this sort."

"We expect all schools in the county, where children who have religious exemptions and have been barred ... will be returned to school so they can continue their education," Sussman said late Friday afternoon.

Although Thorsen's injunction is temporary, the fate of the state of emergency is unclear. The county has the option of filing papers in advance of an April 19 court appearance, but by then Day's 30-day state of emergency would be almost done.

Day expressed disappointment in the ruling but maintained his belief that the order made a difference.

"While today’s ruling by Judge Thorsen did not go as we had expected I want to commend those here in Rockland who have used this State of Emergency as an opportunity to get vaccinated and have conversations with their friends and neighbors about vaccination," he said in a statement. "We sought to find a new way to fight back against a disease that was eradicated almost 20 years ago and refused to sit idly by while those in Rockland were put at risk."

Drew worldwide attention

Thorsen's ruling followed Thursday afternoon's arguments in a pair of lawsuits brought by parents whose unvaccinated children have been affected by the state of emergency instituted March 26 by the county executive.

The order was intended to put the brakes on a measles outbreak that started in October when a traveler from Israel visited the county. Many of the 167 cases have occurred in the insular Orthodox and Hasidic communities in the Monsey and Spring Valley area.

This article delves deep into the state of vaccine choice - please, go over to the site. Read more at LoHud.com.

Failure of Mumps Component of MMR and Male Infertility

Mumps can't playNote: Mother Nature can be cruel. And she can be kind. She can also be smart. Many years ago, I met with a physician who talked about how the "schedule" of childhood diseases laid down the immune system needed for a strong adulthood.  There are five viral rash diseases: measles, rubella, chicken pox, roseola and erythema infectiosum - which you and I call "Fifth Disease." It's number 5. We have vaccines against measles, rubella and chicken pox. And so the media goes wild with every case. We do not have a vaccine for roseola or Fifth disease - to which I was exposed while pregnant with my first child.  And so you never hear of cases of these diseases.

Before sanitation, antibiotics, modern healthcare, and nutritional support, many children did not survive their toddler years. Graveyards are full of weathered markers that bear witness to the power of these diseases. What happens when adults contract diseases that have been "put off" by childhood vaccination? Robert Kennedy Jr discusses the problem with adult onset mumps and male fertility problems as a result of vaccine failure. 


Merck's MMR vaccine, when it fails to protect against mumps, puts males at risk of infertility MMR Vaccine’s Poison Pill: Mumps After Puberty, Reduced Testosterone and Sperm Counts

Across the country, frenzied legislators are responding to the pharmaceutical industry’s orchestrated fear campaign around measles by seeking to impose further mandating of Merck’s measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Although ongoing mumps outbreaks involving thousands of at-risk adolescents and young adults completely dwarf the number of measles cases, no one is covering the mumps story—because it will expose the fact that Merck has been in court for over eight years due to scientists blowing the whistle on Merck’s fabrication and falsification of the effectiveness of the mumps component of its MMR vaccine. Instead of punishing Merck for its chicanery, legislatures are rewarding the company by making it impossible to refuse Merck’s profitable vaccine, subjecting a generation of American children to the risk of serious complications from mumps infection at an age that nature never intended.

When younger children experience mumps, the virus is relatively harmless; infected children often exhibit no symptoms. When mumps strikes adolescents or adults, on the other hand, the infection can cause far more serious adverse effects, including inflammation of various organs (brain, pancreas, ovaries and testicles)—as well as damage to male fertility.

Inflammation of one or both testicles (a condition called orchitis) occurs in approximately one in three post-pubertal men who get mumps and can contribute to sperm defects and subfertility as well as impairing the function of cells that produce testosterone. An estimated 30% to 87% of men with bilateral orchitis induced by mumps experience full-blown infertility—a major cause for concern given the significant declines in male fertility observed over the past several decades. Thus, it appears that Merck’s vaccine, instead of protecting children, not only delays onset of disease to later age cohorts but has the potential to cause serious and permanent injury.

Merck and mumps vaccines

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Best of Dan Olmsted: Mumps Vaccine on Trial

AofA Red Logo Ayumi YamadaNOTE: Dan wrote this post in 2016.


By Dan Olmsted Mumps can't play

If you’ve been wondering what’s up with the suit filed by two whistleblowers against Merck for allegedly hiding the fact that the mumps vaccine doesn’t work – well, so have we.

Now a timeline has emerged, although you might need a telescope to see its further reaches. An Amended Scheduling Order was released this month that extends deadlines even longer: “dispositive motions” to be filed by December 20, 2017 – basically two years from now; “motions involving class certification” by May 3, 2018. That looks like the earliest a trial could start, and it’s not hard to see the whole thing going into 2019, if not a new decade entirely.

This for an allegedly blatant fraud against taxpayers that occurred last decade – in 1999!

A key date appears to be October 31 of next year, when a status report from both sides is due on whether “the parties would consent to alternative dispute resolution” – in other words, I believe, to settling out of court.

Backed by a major California law firm that knows how to write powerful briefs and has a lot of material to work with, the whistleblowers – Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski – haven’t budged. Attempts by Merck to get the suit thrown out on all kinds of grounds (such as, unbelievably, that the FDA knew about it and didn’t care, so why should anyone else!) failed in federal court in Philadelphia.

Discovery of documents must also be completed by that October  date. Discovery – the delivery of relevant material that might help make a case – is exactly what private firms of all kinds dread, and one reason you see so many settlements where terms are not disclosed, nobody admits any wrongdoing and the whole thing goes away. The big firms pay millions to defend themselves, so what’s a few more million out of billions in profits to buy someone off? Most people can’t resist the temptation given that they could lose everything in court.

That’s why getting to discovery in this lawsuit is the crux of the matter – it’s so rare, and there’s so much at stake. That includes billions in potential penalties for Merck if it’s found the firm defrauded the government, which pays hundreds of millions a year for the MMR – the mumps, measles, and rubella shot. Merck has the only license to manufacture any of the MMR components in the United States, and in the worst outcome for Merck it could lose that lucrative monopoly entirely.

There is no discovery allowed in the so-called “vaccine court” that has so far thwarted thousands of parents who claimed their child’s autism was due to the MMR, the mercury in some vaccinations, or a combination of both. The judges who threw out all the cases ridiculed the families for having no evidence to that effect, a Catch-22 if ever there was one.

So while it seems like bad news that this case is stretching so far into the future, the fact that it is still headed for daylight is kind of a miracle. If it makes it all the way, you have to wonder what a jury will make of some of the Merck documents already disclosed – such as the one in which a Merck official told subordinates that their job was to show that the mumps vaccine met federal licensing standards, when it clearly did not. To bridge the gap, according to the suit:

“Merck set out to conduct testing of its mumps vaccine that would support its original efficacy finding. In performing this testing, Merck’s objective was to report efficacy of 95 percent or higher regardless of the vaccine’s true efficacy. The only way Merck could accomplish this was through manipulating its testing procedures and falsifying the test results. … Krahling and Wlochowski participated on the Merck team that conducted this testing and witnessed firsthand the fraud in which Merck engaged to reach its desired results. Merck internally referred to the testing as Protocol 007.”

Naming a secret project after a British spy with a license to kill might have seemed amusing inside Merck; perhaps not so much in an American courtroom.

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A Spot of Reason in the Rockland County Measles "Emergency"

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All 6 Brady Kids Had Measles and Fought Over Which Doctor - the actors then became Mr and Mrs Cunningham on Happy Days!

Note:  Thank you to Becca Tucker for a rational look at the measles outbreak.

By Becca Tucker

A six-month measles outbreak has Rockland County in a state of emergency, with unvaccinated kids barred first from school and then, in a move that made international headlines, from public places.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and health officials say the extraordinary measures are necessary to protect the public from a highly contagious and potentially dangerous disease.

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Betty and Wilma Had the Measles in the 1960s Cartoon The Flintstones

A growing group of concerned parents is suing, saying the county’s strong-arm tactics are out of proportion and imperil families’ rights to make appropriate medical choices for their children.

Dr. Hendrieka Fitzpatrick, a general practitioner in New Jersey with an expertise in women’s and children’s health, is one of those people who say the county has gone too far. “We can’t start taking people’s choice away” over the measles vaccine.

Regarding measles itself, Fitzpatrick said: “I’m not saying it’s not miserable, but it’s not life threatening” in the Western world. “It’s probably milder in children than the flu,” she said.

The last measles death in the U.S. occurred in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hedda Get Better A Doll from the Late 1950s. With Measles. The Faces Turned - to Happy and Sleeping.

Severe measles, the kind that can kill you, “is more likely among poorly nourished young children, especially those with insufficient vitamin A, or whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases,” the World Health Organization says on its website. “More than 95 percent of measles deaths occur in countries with low per capita incomes and weak health infrastructures.”  READ MORE HERE AT The Advertiser-News.

Vaccine Beat from Leslie Manookian on Censorship

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We are pleased to share this video from film maker Leslie Manookian, who created the movie The Greater Good.

Recently Congress held mock hearing regarding vaccines. They allowed no opposing testimony. Congressman Adam Schiff sent a letter to tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon asking them to censor vaccine-related material. Amazon took The Greater Good off of Amazon Prime. History shows us that when those in power resort to censorship, they probably have something to hide.


Discrimination Against the Healthy and “Less Sick”

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By Laura Hayes

In CA, SB276 would add further restrictions to already-difficult-to-obtain Medical Exemptions to vaccination. Should this bill become law, MEs currently on file will be scrutinized by a state public health officer or his designee, and be subject to being revoked. All future ME “requests” will be submitted via a standardized form to this state public health officer, who will be given the sole authority to accept or deny it. Reasons for requested MEs must be listed in the CDC’s guidelines for vaccine contraindications, an extremely limited and incomplete list.

Presently in CA, the rate of MEs is .7% of kindergartners, an extremely small number of students whom Senator Pan, initiator of SB276, wants to make even smaller, no matter the harm to those with MEs.

For those who follow my work, you know that I do not support focusing time and energy on retaining or broadening exemptions, as they will always be under attack to be further restricted and/or completely eliminated, as we are witnessing nationwide. Rather, I support and work toward the immediate banning of vaccine mandates, which would eliminate the need for exemptions completely. However, that does not keep me from pointing out this obvious injustice:

Why should children who have serious/certain medical conditions, as designated by the CDC, be more protected from vaccine harm than healthy children, or than children with “less serious”/non-designated medical conditions?

This is blatant discrimination, and it is wrong. In truth, no child should be injected with the toxic, neurotoxic, poisonous, carcinogenic, immune-and-nervous-system-destroying, GI-damaging, fertility impairing/sterilizing, mutagenic ingredients in vaccines.

In these tyrannical times, immediate legal action is urgently needed to make “healthy and non-CDC-designated sick children” a legally protected class.

To clarify, the group of people needing protection would have the common characteristic of being children who are either “healthy” or “not sick enough” (the latter according to the CDC). This group of people is being discriminated against by being mandated to be injected with 70 potentially-fatal vaccines, via numerous and frequent invasive medical procedures, beginning at birth, either because they are currently healthy or because their medical condition is not “serious enough” according to the CDC. They are being unjustly targeted to be disproportionately and unfairly responsible for “maintaining public health” via the purported, but incorrect and disproven, theory of vaccine-induced herd immunity.

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Cornerstones of Freedom Speaker Series Tackles Censorship April 6 in Newark

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What is happening today is UN-AMERICAN. Censorship violates the spirit of the first amendment. Come listen & learn how you can stand UP and fight for your first amendment rights!

Apr 06, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
DoubleTree Hotel at Newark Airport ,
128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114, USA

You are invited to join us for the inaugural event "Cornerstones of Freedom", a groundbreaking speaker series, featuring speakers from across the country who will inspire people to take action and combat the un-American forces of censorship threatening free speech. This is a ticketed event. Purchase here.

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler and Kevin Barry, Esq., are teaming up with a panel of experts to ignite and engage the citizens of this country to rise up in defense of our First Amendment freedoms.

Cornerstones of Freedom is an intimate discussion interpreting the current climate on censorship, our rights, and how we must collectively defend our civil liberties. This is about big ideas and bold actions. It’s about preserving the marketplace of ideas. It's about pushing back against censorship in social media and traditional media. It's about empowerment. It's about fighting for the ideals upon which this country was founded.

It's time to stand up, speak up, rise up and be heard- we will not be silenced into submission!



World Autism Day After Day After Month After Year

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I wrote this post in 2012, 7 years ago. I never did find out what happened to Bella's leg.  Every post we've ever written about April and World Autism Day stands the test of time, and is "ever-green." And black. And blue.

By Kim Rossi (written as Stagliano

Today is April 2nd. Some are celebrating Autism Awareness Day. I am not. To me, today is like Good Friday and Yom Kippur - somber days of reflection.  

Above is a photo of my daughter's leg. She has autism. A week ago, I put her into the bathtub, and while undressing her - was visually assaulted by these two angry red scratches - parallel, as you can see.

I touched them. She winced. She did not say to me, "Mama, I hurt myself doing such and such."  I held back tears and examined her wounds. Did she scrape against something sharp under the kitchen table? I've been feeling under surfaces ever since, trying to find the nails or screws that bit into her tender flesh. 

I have no idea how my child was so badly hurt. She was at  home all day. She can not speak to tell me. My daughter has autism.

Take a look at her leg. The scratches. The black.


House of Cards 200 pixelsKim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. Her new novel,  House of Cards; A All I Can Handle 50 pixel Kat Cavicchio romantic suspense is on SALE for $.99 as an ebook and is available from Amazon in all e-formats now. Her memoir, All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book.


Thirty Days Thirty Pieces of Silver

Passover doorApril is a month of important religious holidays for Jews and Christians.  Passover marks the solemn night when parents marked their doors with red blood to save their sons from God's plague upon Egyptian first born sons.  Easter mark's the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ for Christians. Judas was paid 30 piece of silver to betray his friend.  Many of us feel terribly betrayed by politicians, medical personnel, schools, programs. Our children have so many serious needs and few are met.

April has 30 days. March came in like a lion and snapped and clawed at medical choice. It did not leave like a lamb.

April first is day of silly practical jokes. I have a friend who put her son's cereal in the freezer overnight so that the spoon was locked into the milk - much to his sleepy eyed surprise. I feel a bit like like the spoon frozen in the milk. Not exactly "Cheerio..." Let's get on with the month with a vow to continue to look out for one another. If you want to honor your loved one on the spectrum tomorrow on World Autism Day - by all means. We encourage you to do so.  Many of us will not acknowledge the day.

I try to stay upbeat in  my writing, my thinking. And so, in keeping with the holiday theme, my mind travels far across the Holi+Food+Coloursworld to India. I have many Hindu friends here in my town and they just celebrated a beautiful festival called "Holi." It is a festival of love, hope and features bright colors painted everywhere, including the face! 

I will choose to enjoy all of the colors of the rainbow this month, not just blue. To celebrate the love we have for our children, some of whom are adults, like my three and whose needs are growing faster than the crocus can pop its green stem from the ground on a warm day. 



Elmo in a Row: This is Autism Too

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5 TVs all Tuned to Same Elmo's World Video in the home of a young man with autism

Dear Person Who Thinks Autism Is What You See on TV. THIS. WE MATTER. Our growing children matter. As I type, Mia is watching an Elmo's Art Workship CD-ROM converted to YouTube on her Kindle. She is 24. It is our sacred duty to stick our necks out every day to try to prevent this from a happening to another generation. We aren't going away.  No joke.



April is Back

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's 2019 2017. "Y'all ready for this?" I want to do a reverse Punxatawny Phil and crawl INTO my den for the month. Kim


Aaaaand it's 2019 2015.

Managing Editor's Note: We ran this post from Cathy Jameson 6 Aprils ago last April -  2013.   I wish it were out of date.  2190 365 days later and it still works...

By Cathy Jameson

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

It’s that time of year.  We’ve flipped a calendar page to a new month:  the month of April.  The month when autism groups, who make money off of our kids’ diagnoses, go into full-fledge fundraising mode.  From walking around in circles promoting awareness to slapping a puzzle piece on every-day household products, this type of fundraising saddens me.  While our children’s needs are used for another’s gain, these money-making tactics suck the life out of me. 

April used to be my favorite month.  It ushers in springtime weather and the awakening of new life.  It also happens to be my birthday month.  Now, when I think about April and how blue it makes me feel, it’s the worst time of year.   Long before the month starts, I’m done with April and the autism ‘awareness’ and ‘celebration’ it brings. 

Not only has autism awareness been pushed so much that I’m blue in the face because of it, I recently saw a new campaigns are asking us to embrace it.  Embrace autism.  Really?  I’ll embrace a lot of things, but I will never embrace autism.  Before anyone jumps down my back saying I don’t love the person behind the autism label, rest assured I do love that person.  I love Ronan to the moon and back (well, farther than that really because many of you know I will do everything I can for him).  HE is who I love.  HE is my inspiration.  HE is the reason I work so hard.  But, to ask me to embrace WHAT grips him from the inside out, what limits his abilities and his potential, and what he struggles with almost every minute of every day?  Never. 

Autism, celebrate it.  Autism, advertise it.  Autism, wear it.  Autism, it’s not so bad.  Embrace it. 

I don’t think so.

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From California to New York: Vaccines are the (Only) Answer

Coast to CoastBy Cathy Jameson

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California to the New York island

From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters,

This land was made for you and me…

One of the first songs I recall from my childhood, besides classic nursery rhyme songs, is Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.  I remember singing that song while living on the west coast in the mid70s around the time I started kindergarten. 


I would sing This Land is Your Land on long road trips, too.  Cris-crossing the country, as Guthrie did before he recorded that song, I loved looking out the window while we traveled down the highway.  Sitting in the back seat of my family’s Oldsmobile, I watched for trains, I looked for waterfalls, and I took in the sheer awesomeness of the Redwood Forest that Guthrie references.  Other places we’d explore, like the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and the Texas hill country, were just as jaw dropping.  Proud to be an American, I couldn’t wait for the next road trip to see more of my great country.  I didn’t feel proud after watching the news this week.  More shocked and appalled than I’ve ever felt before, I couldn’t believe what was happening right here in the United States. 

From California to New York, vaccine news this week was more than just bizarre; it was downright ludicrous.  From yet another vaccine bill that will remove more rights to restricting healthy citizens’ access to public places, officials’ tactics are proof that our government is not interested in the people.  What is more disappointing is that they’re doing these upsetting things in the name of better health.   

On the west coast in California, vaccine exemptions are again under fire.  They shouldn’t be because on more than one occasion before SB277 became a law, Senator Richard Pan (CA-D) assured the public and his fellow politicians that Californians would not lose medical exemptions.  With the introduction of SB276,  he is going back on his word.  A complete overreach, Pan’s bill would not benefit the people of the state of California.  Besides stripping them of their rights, it would also undermine a physician’s professional opinion and responsibilities.  Doctors are the ones who write medical exemptions in California now, but Pan is pushing for the Department of Public Health to take over that role.  His bill would limit qualifying conditions, too, and will, in essence, give more control to the government, not to the patient or to the physician who personally oversees their medical care.

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