A Polite Response to President Biden

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This Tweet from President Biden scrolled down my Twitter today and I felt compelled to answer. Answer for real. Answer politely. Or rather, ask a question politely. I wasn't raised to be rude to the POTUS, elephant or donkey.

The President suggests that we need to totally revamp and rebuild our economy. And I asked, "How",  given the plight of the younger generation, including my 3 daughters. President Trump also had lofty goals that he called Making America Great Again. Both sides of the aisle have ignored the past and present health catastrophe facing babies, children, teens and young adults. Many years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 50% of children had a chronic illness. Given the trend, that number is surely higher in 2021. And adults have not fared any better. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer of all sorts, mental health issues, obesity.

Politics aside, how the heck do we improve upon the “can do!” attitude of the post-War boom that was fueled by the Cold War? Post-Covid is producing weaker, less fit, more frightened, anxious, divided, hesitant, Americans who are afraid to think and act for themselves or listen to those on “the other side.”  Who is going to build this new economy?


 


Levi Quackenboss’ Gentle Approach to Helping Parents Learn About the CV For Their Kids

Spoonful of sugarUpdate: Facebook 30 day banned at least one person who posted this info yesterday.

BOSS not bush! I do it every time!! 

Levi Quackenboss  is known for his acerbic wit and sharp, educational blog posts. But below you'll see his softer side, as he takes the dump truck full of sugar approach to help a friend learn facts about the Covid vaccines and children. Parents don't get this information from their pediatricians, their news sources or most of their equally unaware friends.  We are so entrenched in the world of medical rights and vaccine injury and disability, that we often forget that the MAJORITY of those around us are not only brand new to the concepts, but have been actively educated to believe anything but what we share. There is a time to use lemon, and a time to use honey. And a hive full of facts. Levi is a Queen (King?) Bee for this work.

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Hi, friend. I noticed your post the other day-- the one about making sure your child wears a mask until they can be vaccinated this fall--when the Pfizer COVID vaccine will be awarded emergency authorization for use in kids under 12. You know my stance on this specific issue, and of course, I know yours, but I hope this note finds you open and willing to receive some information before you finalize that monumental decision for your child. 

Mainstream media haven't reported much on the children and young adults harmed by these vaccines, so I understand that their stories may not have made it onto your radar. I'd like to tell you about a couple of them.

The first is a 12-year-old girl named Maddie de Garay. Maddie's parents allowed her and her two brothers to enroll in the Pfizer trial where 1,100 kids aged 12-15 received the real Pfizer COVID vaccine. One brother received a saline placebo. The other received the real vaccine and quickly became infected with a severe case of COVID, serious enough to cause him to miss many weeks of school. But Maddie's experience was different. Her body lost the ability to digest food and she also lost the ability to walk. While this happened back on January 20, 2021, she still uses a wheelchair and still has a feeding tube today. Her medical team declared her new health status to be a mental issue and suggested she be committed to a psychiatric hospital. Pfizer did not stop their trial and has not publicized this child's injuries. You can watch Maddie's mother, an engineer, testify at a US Senator's press conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp_zNSEW1wc&t=355s

The next child is Jacob Clynick. Jacob was 13 years old when he received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on June 13, 2021. He died three days later of an enlarged heart and myocarditis, which is inflammation of the inner heart wall. The CDC says it's "investigating" Jacob's death. You can read about Jacob here: https://www.rt.com/usa/527177-twitter-vaccine-boy-died-heart/

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Light Housekeeping and Lighthouse Keeping

Lighthouse keepingYou might notice that we have some changes in the near future, starting with updating our email feed.  Of course, I hit a tech glitch - they DENIED us the ability to transfer, and I sure am hoping it's nothing.... personal. If you know what I mean.  You might not get us in your inbox for a while.

I'll keep you posted as I continue to try to keep the light shining.  Thanks. KIM


Dr. Bret Weinstein on American Thought Leaders' Forbidden Questions

Bret weinsteinBelow is an excerpt and link to an interview with Dr. Bret Weinstein by Jan Jekielek.  The world has been enrolled in a clinical trial - for the first time - en masse. Without any of the controls required of a clinical trial. How has this become the "Patriotic" thing to do here in the USA, and across the globe?

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Bret Weinstein: ‘Perverse Incentives’ in the Vaccine Rollout and the Censorship of Science

“We are exposing a huge fraction of the population to what is in effect a scientific experiment, except that it isn’t a scientific experiment because we are deliberately avoiding collecting data that would allow us to evaluate the impact,” says Dr. Bret Weinstein, an evolutionary biologist and co-host of the DarkHorse podcast.

In this deep-dive with Dr. Weinstein, we discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety, the efficacy of repurposed drugs, the Wuhan lab leak theory, and this new age of censorship. What scientific data and information is currently being denied to the public?

Below is a rush transcript of this American Thought Leaders episode from July 3, 2021. This transcript may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Jan Jekielek: Bret Weinstein, such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders.

Dr. Bret Weinstein: Thanks for having me.

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Today! Children’s Health Defense Webinar on Case Against the FCC OTARD Rule

Chd otardRegister now for Webinar and Q&A Session Regarding the main brief CHD filed in its case against the OTARD rule allowing base station antennas on homes. 

What is the OTARD Rule? Read here

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2:30 pm ET, 11:30 am PT. REGISTER NOW

We will explain the various arguments that we raised in the brief to simplify them for non-attorneys among us. We recommend you read the brief before the webinar. 

We will be joined also by the attorneys who are submitting an Amicus Brief in the case on behalf of many dozens of US safe tech organizations. We will have a 30 minutes public Q&A session.

Speakers: Attorneys Dafna Tachover, CHD Director of 5G and Wireless Harms Project; Scott McCollough, CHD lead attorney in the OTARD case; Petra Brokken from Minnesota Safe Technology; Stephen Díaz Gavin, attorney for the Amicus. 


Extended School Year Services

Summer dreamsFor those readers whose kids are still in school, are you starting extended school year services this week?  We have a one month program, five days per week from 8:45 - 1:34pm.   Services are 50% of what is offered during the school year.  Our public school program is 4 days per week. My daughter and I prefer 5! What do you have? If anything? And what would you prefer?


V Is For Vaccine Protests Outside Springsteen On Broadway Irking Covidphobic Howard Stern

Springsteen V is for VNote: When I turned on The Howard Stern Show at about 7:30 yesterday morning, he began his non-stop fear of Covid, and love for the vaccinations the moment I tuned in. Imagine my surprise when he began talking about the V Is For Vaccine protest outside the Springsteen on Broadway - which was for vaccinated only.  He hates the unvaccinated and fears Covid with all his heart and soul and OCD. He used to turn his cruelty into comedy. I was so annoyed, I snapped a screen shot.

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Protest Against Segregation at Bruce Springsteen Concert for  "Vaccinated Only" Attendees


New York, NY - On June 26, 2021 the largest public vaccine risk education organization, V is for Vaccine, protested what they are calling discrimination and modern segregation outside the first show of the new Bruce Springsteen concert series at the St. James Theater. Springsteen's shows are open to "vaccinated only", allowing only attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Concert goers were required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter the venue.

The protest aimed to highlight how segregating CAA855FA-BFB5-4DFB-AFD4-55757FC2AF46vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals is a violation of civil and equal rights, with activists holding signs that replicated protest signs from the Civil Rights era. One such sign read "Segregation is morally wrong!"

Segregation is defined as the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people, or things being set apart. There and many reasons people do not vaccinate, including previous vaccine injury or medical or genetic predisposition to an adverse reaction.

Springsteen isn't the first performer to impose this requirement. Just last week V is for Vaccine also organized a protest at the The Foo Fighters concert on the west coast, which was the very first full capacity "vaccinated only" concert in the country.

V is for Vaccine co-founder Joshua Coleman stated, "Our goal is to point out how this medically and scientifically unjustified discrimination is setting a dangerous precedent. We are supposed to be in an age where we have moved past treating others unfairly based upon prejudices and unfounded fears. It seems in this case history is repeating itself."


FDA Updates Face Sheets Due to Increased Risks of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

I can't tell youAs the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis post Covid vaccination, becomes more evident, I have a simple question for all of us with children who can not communicate their health status to us either accurately or at all. 

If your child with autism was experiencing a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart, would he or she have the ability to tell you? 

In my home, that answer is a resounding NO, NO, and NO.  Let's say that your child could communicate, or you were able to figure out the problem through your super duper autism parent intuition special secret life decoder skills.  Would your child tolerate any of the tests that would be run at the Emergency Room?

Worse that that, your doctor might not be to diagnose correctly! Classified as a rare disease, myocarditis is misdiagnosed by physicians and is the 3rd leading cause of sudden death in young people. Source: Myocarditis Foundation

Diagnosis of myocarditis is hard because it looks like so many other diseases. The diagnosis is made first by the history and a physical examination by a doctor. A physical exam may show a fast heart rate, abnormal blood pressure, and fast breathing rate, an abnormal examination of the heart and lungs, and sometimes an enlarged liver. Special tests such as an x-ray of the chest, electrocardiogram and echocardiogram may help with the diagnosis. Sometimes blood tests are obtained to help show the presence or cause of inflammation. Myocarditis can best be diagnosed by examining a small piece of heart muscle under a microscope. Samples of the heart muscle are taken with a bioptome, a thin, flexible tube with small cutting jaws at its tip. The bioptome is inserted through a vein in the patient's neck and positioned in the heart. Once the bioptome is in position, it withdraws very small heart muscle samples for analysis.

Source: Children's Hospital of Chicago

Last week, we had a student pass out in Karate class. He stumbled toward me as we were lining up, and collapsed in my arms. Thank God he came to quickly and was able to speak and focus.We hope it was due to dehydration snd heat. We don’t know.

The FDA released this information updating the fact sheets via a press release last week as reports continue to come in on the global experiment called Covid vaccination:

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Today, the FDA is announcing revisions to the patient and provider fact sheets for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines regarding the suggested increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination. For each vaccine, the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) has been revised to include a warning about myocarditis and pericarditis and the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers has been revised to include information about myocarditis and pericarditis. This update follows an extensive review of information and the discussion by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Wednesday. The data presented at this meeting reinforced the FDA’s decision to revise the fact sheets and further informed the specific revisions. The warning in the Fact Sheets for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccines notes that reports of adverse events suggest increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly following the second dose and with onset of symptoms within a few days after vaccination. Additionally, the Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers for these vaccines note that vaccine recipients should seek medical attention right away if they have chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination. The FDA and CDC are monitoring the reports, collecting more information, and will follow-up to assess longer-term outcomes over several months.


Incentivized Pressure

Vax incentivesBy Cathy Jameson

When they rolled out earlier this year, my college-aged daughter shared that she was not interested in getting the COVID shot.  Growing up watching her younger brother suffer through a vaccine injury, she knows that health doesn’t come in the form of a jab.  I wish others her age had the knowledge she naturally gained when her brother fell ill.  I’m grateful they were spared watching a sibling suffer, but past personal experience certainly does help shape future medical decisions.  

I hadn’t worried that Ronan’s big sister would opt for the experimental injectable until a little over 2 weeks ago.  That’s when her college announced their return-to-campus plans.  The vaccine hadn’t been required, per previous parent reports, up to and well past the college’s May 1st acceptance day date.  But getting that experimental vaccine is now part of a new protocol to keep the campus “safe” and fully in-person. 

For many, that decision was perceived as a huge relief.  Finally!  We can go back to normal! some parents shared on the school’s family page online.  Good, everyone should be vaccinated, was another type of response offered.  Others, like myself, were not quickly celebrating this rash, so it seemed, decision.  Incredibly disappointed, I added a comment stating my frustration. 

Later, finding each other off the family page, other parents and I banded together to discuss this unexpected change. 

A Bit of a Back Story

Several restrictions were put into place when news of the coronavirus hit last year, but campus never completely shut down during the 2020-2021 school year.  Classes were still held, and grades were still being recorded.  Only a few colleges, I believe, could boast that. 

During both semesters last year, COVID spread through the student population at my daughter’s school as it did through many other schools.  Since it is a virus, that was to be expected.  Like other places, the school had procedures set up to minimize the spread and to care for students who contracted it.  Providing separate housing for the duration of the illness, including for my daughter, the few outbreaks that did occur were handled quickly and, we thought, well. 

Thinking the worst behind her, we expected that the upcoming school year would start a little less rocky. 

Oh, how wrong we were.

Papers Please!

The new requirement for the Fall includes getting one of the experimental COVID vaccines or asking for an exemption to be granted.  If the exemption is approved, it will be noticeable who is and who isn’t vaccinated as masks must be worn by the unvaccinated.  Basing fear over facts, those students, and faculty and staff who also decline one of the 3 EUAs, will be treated as 2nd class citizens.  They, and only they, will face COVID-related restrictions, some that are no longer being practiced in the surrounding local communities.

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Reader, Reader What Do You See? Tie Dye!

9AC86D1F-0882-4C6D-8F58-C7E518068407That's my oldest daughter. She has worn a magenta top and blue jeans during the day for as long as I can remember. At least a decade. It's her choice. And she gets to make some decisions for herself -- like any adult. Until yesterday, when I "helped" her.

Kim: Here are jeans, choose the pair you want today.  Here are socks! Choose the pair you want today. Here are your cool NEW white sneakers! (Also a huge departure and leap forward from black Uggs.) And look! A beautiful pink tie dye shirt!"

Miss M: No. Small shirt.  (That means her usual short sleeve Hanes magenta T shirt.)

Kim: How about big shirt? (That means a sweatshirt, and always solid dark pink.)

Miss M: NO! Small shirt.

Kim starts singing Sesame Street theme song as distraction, changes words "....come and play wearing a new tie dye shirt!"

Mia: NOOOO! Small shirt.

Kim:  OK, Miss M. Here's your small shirt. (She put it on.) Looks great. And here's the BIG SHIRT! (As I begin to pop it over her head.)

I held my breath. UP went her arms into the sleeves!  YESSSSSSS!!!!

Miss M wore the new pink shirt all day!

I'm proud of her.

Tie dye! My oh my!

Big shirt! Big milestone!


Free Everyone Now

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Britney Spears’ plight has been in the news. It is terrible when people claim to know what is best for you, and can impose draconian restrictions on your job, right to travel, and even forcing medical procedures upon you. The nation has been put under Conservatorship. 


AAP Further Divorces Itself from Treating Children with Autism

FF60DDCC-9B90-4407-894F-79972FD95A9BThe American Academy of Pediatrics has never embraced or even feigned curiosity for medically treating autism to improve childrens' lives. In fact, they have actively worked against families desperate to help their kids. For decades. Below, Safeminds reports that they have distanced themselves even further, denying medical testing for metals, mold and other environmental exposures. This is a travesty. The AAP toolkit has two things in it - psych meds and referrals to early intervention or school. The doors seemed to have fully closed on the era of autism as a diagnosis that needs any attention. What a sin. AAP - Vaccinate. Medicate. Abdicate.

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Association Claims No Need for Metal, Mineral, or Environmental Toxin Assessments

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health has urged pediatricians and families across the country to stop using several clinical tests for children with autism and other related disabilities. This recommendation, among others, is included within a broader campaign called “Choosing Wisely,” which encourages evidence-based health care that is considered truly necessary and does not duplicate or harm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now believes that urine testing of children with autistic behaviors for metals or minerals is unnecessary. They also frown upon analyzing hair for environmental toxins for the same cohort of children. Additionally the AAP has called for the cessation of chelation challenge urinary analyses for children with suspected lead poisoning. Mold sensitivity testing was also in the organization’s crosshairs. They feel it should only be reserved for children displaying distinct allergy and asthma symptoms. Furthermore, the campaign’s recommendations indicate that, in most cases, pediatricians should not use measurements of environmental chemicals in blood or urine to make clinical decisions. A spokesperson for the AAP’s Council on Environmental Health stated that tests or treatments claiming to diagnose childhood diseases based on chemical measurements may be misleading or based on a false premise and believes that parents should rely on pediatricians to address concerns about chemical exposures.

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Springsteen Launches Clot In The USA Tour on Broadway

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The hero of the every-man,  of the working class, downtrodden, cheated, lied to, put out of work, hungry, homeless, disenfranchised, Bruce Springteen, has a show on Broadway that made headlines this week for its vaccine policy and about face.
I call it "The Clot in the USA Tour."

First, reports said that no one vaccinated with the Astra-Zeneca brand could attend.  ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Off Limits For Fans Vaccinated With AstraZeneca Then, that rule was relaxed to be more inclusive, so that non-Americans could attend the show.  Good news for Canadian tourists. The unvaxxed are canucked....

If you aren't vaccinated, Bruce suggests you go down to the Jersey Shore and ask Madam Marie to tell you if you will ever be able to attend any of his shows ever again. Meanwhile.... The vaxxed will have a homecoming, on Broadway later this month. And the magic rats drive their  pharma campaigns, over the democracy line.

Vaxxed up girls walkin' in the lobby drinking white wine across the velvet ropes
And the unvaxxed outside live just like shadows, always quiet, holding their tongue...

As we make our stand.... down in Pharmaland!


NYT Commenters Triggered By Mere Suggestion

C7DD5335-F30C-4002-BBA4-52075844F883A young man, only 20 years of age, died during a surgery to repair his pitching arm and news outlets everywhere reported it. I saw The New York Times' article on Facebook, and read with grim curiosity. When I read that he had suffered a blood clot, my curiosity grew grimmer. Just last week, the CDC cancelled an emergency meeting to talk about heart problems in young adults who are Co-Vaxxed. The J&J brand was temporarily halted for suspected blood clots. The Astra-Zeneca brand has reports of blood clots. So, having this basic information in my head, I bravely commented with respect and without grandstanding, to ask if the young man had been Co-vaxxed recently. He's a ball player at a University. It stands to reason that he was. But oh how I triggered commenters! See the horse in the photo, kids? That's Roy Rogers' trusty steed who was named Trigger, I thought an actual gun trigger would be untoward. And social media is less likely to shut down a post with a photo of a horsey.

Take a look at the comments in response to my comment on Facebook below. NYT vaxolytes can't even handle the mere mention of a side effect. They immediately pulled out the old "what's YOUR degree in, lady?"  "STFU!"  How dare someone who is not an epidemiologist comment on side effects!  I thought that was an interesting comment, likely inserted by a pharma troll. Lots of syllables in epidemiology for the average reader. You can hear the cognitive dissonance rattling around in their brains.  Boys, boys, boys, I have a PhD in vaccine injury. 

This is what we're up against and what has been bred into people for now two decades. Vaccines CAN NOT be questioned even when the likelihood of a connection is sky high.

 

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The Garden State Just Keeps Growing Autism

Autism RealityThank you to our Anne Dachel who is one of the few people in media asking why no one seems alarmed by the ever increasing autism rates everywhere, and especially in New Jersey, where experts have been studying for decades. The fiddling has only grown louder over the last twenty five years, as families, school districts, services burn to the ground. It's a travesty. We matter. Our kids matter. Their futures matter. Life is more than Covid and identity politics or pitting American against American for $omeone'$ agenda. There are countless people with autism who will be LOST when their parents are gone, because no one seems to give a sh*t. Money and funding has gone to genetics and disability advocates have willfully shunned severe autism while fighting for pie in the sky methods that simply DO NOT WORK for much of the autism population. Here's a filthy secret - ABA is a nightmare come adulthood. It ends with school.  Day program staff have no training. Job coaches and employers don't know what ABA is. The grocery clerk has no training. Dentists have no training. ABA lives in a tiny exclusive school based bubble. Once you age out? 80% accuracy isn't enough.   ABA is a liability at age 22. Prompting ceases to exist. Community based living? An apartment? A condo? Ha! My daughters have no voice control. NONE. They weigh 120 pounds and walk like beautiful mastodons. They melt down. They scream. They sing Sesame Street at the top of their lungs. One says HELLOOOOOOO over and over because it is ALL she can say. They wake up every - single - day - at 4:30am and begin their raucous joy.  My kids. My 3. Multiply that by your kids, your grandkids, all the kids. We need to be less polite about all of this. Rattle cages. Maybe even pick up pitchforks.

By Anne Dachel

Twelve percent of boys in Toms River, NJ have autism and no one can figure out why

More on the 200 percent increase in autism in New Jersey. 

Listen to this 3 minute video on autism in New Jersey, featuring Dr. Walter Zahorodny, who casually cites horrific autism rates among boys and says it’s all a mystery.

June 18, 2021, NJ Spotlight News: Responding to New Jersey’s high and rising rates of autism

New Jersey, where autism has been on the rise for decades, the rate is now the highest in the nation. New research from Rutgers University pinpoints the startling increase. It climbed from roughly 1% in 2000 up to 3% and even 5% today in some parts of the state, prompting questions about whether there will be enough resources and services to keep up with demand.

In May, First Children Services opened a new center in Roselle Park to provide a continuum of services starting with diagnosis. Matt Hess, CEO of First Children Services, said the goal is to continue opening such centers as the demand in New Jersey continues to increase.

REPORTER: The goal at …First Children Services ...is to do activities in a natural group setting while being paired with individual behavior technicians providing Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA services. …

This center …opened in May and CEO Matt Hess says it provides a continuum of services starting with diagnosis. …

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What Does He See?

Lion DadCathy shares the blessings of having a strong husband and father for her five children. Happy Father's Day to all the AofA Dads.  I was blessed with a Dad who looked out for me (and my 3 daughters) until the day he died at age 94.  Autism and life's curveballs create lions - and lemons.  Here's to the lions for whom Fatherhood is more than a photo opp. Happy Father's Day!
Love, Kim

By Cathy Jameson

Through his father’s eyes.  What does he see?  Does he see the same things I do for Ronan?  Sometimes.  Maybe.  Yes.  But not always.  I am the day-to-day provider.  The main caretaker.  The maker of the schedule and creator of all of the meals.  I take care of the therapy.  I drive to all of the appointments.  He can do everything I can do, including defend important rights. 

But does he?  The father?  Does he do all the things I do?  He does.  A little bit.  Sometimes. 

He can do everything that I can do.  He also does so much more!  I’m not ashamed of that.  Nor am I less than he because of that.  I’m the mom.  He’s the dad. 

And oh, what a dad he is!  

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I know other families who are going this thing called life without a dad like Ronan has.  Their workload is doubled.  Their stressors are greater.  Their burden is heavier.  I thank God every day that Ronan’s father is here.  Not every day is a perfect day for him, or us.  Far from it!  But it’s a day for us to be together, to work together.  It’s a day for us to care for a young man with severe autism and multiple medical conditions.  It’s a day for us to not give up but to always remember to try. 

And when trying once doesn’t work, it’s a day for all of us to try, try again. 

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No matter the path…

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Foo Fighters or Woo Fighters

Chevy Metal 9.28.13Tough to see 90s grunge band Foo Fighters hold a vaccinated only concert tour. Read a mainstream report here. In 2009, Foo's drummer Taylor Hawkins generously donated his time and talent to a fundraiser for Generation Rescue and Age of Autism. Josh Coleman held a V is for Vaccine event outside a Foo concert last week.

Music used to be the realm of youthful revolt against the establishment. Every generation thought the kids' music was scandalous. Music took us forward into the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the LGBTQ movement. Until 2020, when music became a tool of the establishment. It's disheartening in the extreme.  Dave Grohl, what the hell happened?

From V is for Vaccine:

Protest Against Segregation at Foo Fighters Concert for
"Vaccinated Only" Attendees

Agoura Hills, CA - On June 15, 2021 medical freedom activists protested what they are calling discrimination and modern day segregation, outside of the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. The Foo Fighters held the first "vaccinated only" concert at the venue, allowing only attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Concert goers were required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to enter the venue. This is the first of many events still to

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come that will be allowing only patrons who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to attend.

The protest was organized by the groups V is for Vaccine and FOR-US. Activists held signs with various messages. One sign displayed the phrase "EVENT FOR WHITES ONLY COLOREDS NOT ALLOWED", yet the word "WHITES" was covered with the word "VACCINATED" and "COLOREDS" was covered with the word "UNVACCINATED".

Among the dozens of protesters was actor and outspoken conservative Ricky Schroder who stated, "We can't live in a country where they segregate people and discriminate against people that vaccinate and don't vaccinate." Segregation is defined as the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things being set apart.

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NFL Turns Back Equality Clock

ED7EE8F7-C9AE-4B0C-A9F3-2BB82F95D199These are the latest NFL rules for players - vaccinated and unvaccinated.  Funny, I also just heard that Elkay's stock is skyrocketing as stadiums around the nation are doubling their number of water fountains.....

Do you think Tampa Bay will enforce these rules if high profile players like Tom Brady decline to be Co-vaxxed? Tom Brady has consistently taken the mind/spirit/DIET approach to health. He has been known for his rigorous routine and discipline throughout his career.  But his parents had a very bad run with COVID.  We can't speculate as to whether or not he has been or Water fountainwill be vaxxed, this is his personal medical information. But I suppose we'll know soon enough, when the media heaps praise or poop all over him.

The NFL's COVID rules will cause major inconveniences for unvaccinated players

...Fast forward to this coming season, and there are widely available and effective vaccines in the United States. But despite the NFL’s push to have its employees vaccinated, the player vaccination rate is lagging behind the rest of Tier 1 staff.

But with the newly announced COVID protocols, unvaccinated NFL players will be forced to decide between a super inconvenient season or a back-to-normal life. The league isn’t requiring players to get vaccinated, but it is making it clear to those who choose to remain unvaccinated that this season will feel a lot like 2020 for them.

 


New Jersey? Which Exit? 1 in 14

Greetings_from_New_JerseyThere's an old joke in the Northeast, when someone says he is from New Jersey, you ask, "What exit," as if New Jersey is nothing more than the Turnpike. As we used to say as kids, "It's a location joke, you had to be there." Ra ba bump. But the ever rising autism rates in the Garden State are no joke at all.

By Anne Dachel

June 15th headline in the Asbury Park Press announced an autism rate in one school district in New Jersey of one in every 14 kids. This is more bad news for the state which already leads the nation in autism numbers, one in every 32 children.

Notice that researcher and study author Walter Zahoradny once again throws up his arms in confusion, unable to explain what’s going on. Furthermore, he expects things to get even worse.

(See my story on Zahoradny from last year)

NJ’s autism rate is still climbing. In one district, one in 14 third graders is affected

New Jersey's rate of autism among children has always been high, but some of the largest school districts — including Toms River, Newark, Jersey City and Elizabeth — have rates even higher than the state average.

And in Toms River, the state's largest suburban school district, the autism rate is more than twice the state average, with one in 14 8-year-olds in the district on the autism spectrum, according to the first study to compare a cross-section of districts in the state.  

Toms River’s autism rate is likely a harbinger of the rate all New Jersey districts will see soon, the study’s co-author said. In nearly all the 74 districts studied, the research showed a steady increase over time in the rate of students with autism.  

“It feels like some kind of science fiction,” said Walter Zahorodny, co-author of the study and an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, of the data he presents to educational and parent groups. To say that 7% of 8-year-olds in one school district — and 5% of 8-year-old boys statewide — have autism is shocking, he added, “but in reality, this is true. And it can’t be explained.” …

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Eric Clapton Video from Oracle Films




You might want to take video of this exclusive on your phone, so when YouTube takes it down, you have proof it existed. Eric Clapton is going way out on a limb to speak out about what happened to him when he took the jab. It almost cost him his lifelong career. I saw many people on Twitter immediately writing him off - after decades of loving his music from the days of Cream to today. It's amazing that as soon as someone speaks the truth about their vaxperience, the "We are the world, we are the children" community turns on him like a rabid dog. Fans drop him. We know better. Welcome, Slowhand. We're sorry you are here.



WXXI Rochester Dismisses Medical Racism: The New Apartheid

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By Anne Dachel

On June 8, 2021, in a completely one-sided piece, WXXI radio in Rochester, NY once again trashed the whole idea that the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccine is especially dangerous for African Americans.

WXXI went after the latest online film on this called Medical Racism: The New Apartheid  and, as usual, experts were lined up to dismiss the claims and slam the producers while none of the opposing evidence was honestly discussed.

Most telling of all was the omission of the Dr. William Thompson story of fraud, corruption and cover-up regarding the MMR vaccine by the Centers for Disease Control as shown in the film Vaxxed

In the age of COVID, it’s important that safety concerns be dismissed as false and those who raise them be denounced. After all, they have a vaccine to sell us.

WXXI, Rochester, NY: An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information  Defense. (He's the son of the former U.S. Attorney General Robert "Bobby" Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy.) With this film, Kennedy and his allies in the anti-vaccine movement resurface and promote disproven claims about the dangers of vaccines, but it's aimed squarely at a specific demographic: Black Americans.

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Vaccine Injury – Another milestone and compensation trending downward

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Late last summer the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) reached a milestone that no one should be proud of. The total amount of compensation and fees paid out for injuries and deaths as the result of the influenza vaccine crossed the $1 Billion dollar threshold. This represents over 25% of the entire outlay from the Program was the result of injuries and deaths from the Influenza vaccine. This vaccine was only approved in 2005. I wrote about it here.

PETITION FILINGS

Now we are approaching another milestone, the total number of petitions filed in one fiscal year. The benchmark was notoriously achieved in 1991 with 2,718 filings and was nearly matched in 2003 with 2,592 filings. In 1991, the program required petitioners within a given timeframe for Hepatitis B injuries. In 1992, the petition filings dropped to 189 and remained steady until 2000.

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The vast majority of 2003 petitions (2,592) were autism related. The following year, 2004, saw 1,214 filings. The 2004 figure alone if not for 2003 could have served as the high-water mark for the next 13 years. Most years the figure was between 350-600 petitions filed.

It was not until 2017 that we see petition filings approach the 2004 figure of 1,214. And sadly, since 2017 with 1,243 filings, we are now seeing a consistent reporting of annual petitions above 1,200. This is due to the Influenza vaccine injuries such as shoulder injuries and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).

However, in the current fiscal year of 2021 which ends September 30, 2021, there is a strong possibility of breaking the 2003 mark of 2,592. It appears that if petitions continue to be submitted to HRSA seeking compensation at the same rate as the last couple of months, the new mark could be 2,600 or greater. Will it overcome the 1991 mark of 2,718? It is possible? Many petitioners filed in January and February of this year due to the proposed rule by Secretary of HHS to remove SIRVA or shoulder injury and syncope or fainting as Table injuries in the NVICP, to beat the clock of February 22, 2021.

However, since the Biden Administration has removed this proposed action, we are still witnessing large numbers of petitions being submitted. Adults are still injured in large numbers. There are a few petitions for children being filed but the vast majority are adults. Attorneys representing injured persons are busier than ever. Many attorneys in this field work 80-90+ hours per week.

COMPENSATION AWARDS

The downward trend that has gone unnoticed by many is the average compensation amount per award. The figure is compensation for the injured person, excluding attorney fees and medical expert costs. And HRSA does not publicize this figure in their monthly statistics report.

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Best of: A Note of Thanks

Note of thanksGood morning! Below is a BEST OF by Cathy, who has the day off.

By Cathy Jameson

I couldn’t find the right words last week. Today, I feel like I’ve found my voice again.

In reflecting on a few things that had me feeling so down in the dumps earlier, a few people came to mind: the pro-vaccine crowd, the CDC, the mainstream media and some doctors and their medical staff. When those folks crossed my mind, I let them and their negativity invade my thoughts. I wouldn’t be here without them though, so I thought it time to say thank you to those folks. Yes. A thank you. I want to express my gratitude for their contributions, especially their latest ones.

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To the Pro-Vaccine Crowd who continues to add insult to injury (vaccine injury, that is), thank you! Really. I want to thank you for every new Vaccines Are Safe blog, article, interview, FB comment and social media message you share. Why? Well, for some new parents, and for those parents who are on the fence about vaccines, your words spark a question. They’re asking, “Are vaccines really all that safe?” That questions leads to a search. That search turns into a discovery. That discovery reveals a story—a story of a child with an unfortunate vaccine injury. As they read that story, a seed is planted—a seed of doubt. Why doubt? Because you, the pro-vaccine crowd, say the exact opposite, and quite brusquely I might add, of what the vaccine injury story is stating. It’s no wonder that new parents are thinking that maybe vaccines aren’t safe!

It’s through that revelation and that seed of doubt that parents begin to search for further info, info which you, the pro-vaccine crowd, consistently neglects to mention in your pieces. Parents want that information. Where must they turn then to find that info? To other parents, of course!

P.S. That’s where I come in.

Here’s why. When I write, it’s with honesty and it’s peppered with all sorts of undeniable facts. When you write, as a pharma-influenced blogger, writer or newscaster, it’s heartless and glorifies an entity that’s using humans for profit. It’s only right that people hear both sides of a vaccine story—yours, which confuses them, and mine, which is told through the eyes of a former vaccinator who now provides round-the-clock care to a child who was severely affected by vaccines.

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Genes Genes the Grant Funding Machines




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By Anne Dachel

Baylor College School of Medicine in Houston recently announced that their researchers have identified genetic mutations ‘linked to autism.’

This research was covered by KHOU TV Houston in the story, 1 in 54 kids diagnosed with Autism, Baylor researchers studying why.

Actually they aren’t.

I’m sure the grant money for this study came with the stipulation that they stick to the script that autism is a genetic disorder lots of unfortunate children are born with. It’s important that autism busywork like this continues so the public thinks that the medical community cares about autism.

How do I know this?

Everything in the piece is meant to downplay the health and humanitarian disaster that autism represents. Reporter Lauren Talarico provides the blanket definition that understates any of the horrific symptoms children and families have to live with:

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder. It can affect speech, social interactions and the ability to communicate.

(No mention of parents changing the diapers on their non-verbal young adult son who wears a helmet because he bangs his head on the wall endlessly.)

Likewise there are no words like crisis or epidemic used. Instead Dr. Olivier Lichtarge, professor of molecular and human genetics, uses phrases like ‘a surprisingly large number of children’ to describe two percent of U.S. kids with autism.

While we are told that one in 54 children are now diagnosed with autism, there is not one word about the unstoppable increases that have preceded it: 2004: one in 166, 2007: one in 150, 2009: one in 110, 2012: one in 88, 2014: one in 68, 2018: one in 59, (also in 2018: one in 40 according to a separate study published in JAMA), one in 54, 2020.

Somehow Lichtarge thinks that looking for mutating genes will matter when the rate eventually reaches one in 10, one in 5. 

Lichtarge shows no embarrassment over the complete failure of the scientific/medical community to figure out anything significant about autism despite billions of dollars in research funding and 20 years of trying.

This is how lost they are:

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Eating Your Own: Severe Nonsense




Earlier this week, I was looking at Twitter and checking our notifications.  What caught my eye was the photo we use on Anne Dachel's amazing posts cataloging the monstrous increase in and costs of special education around the globe. Then I read the Tweet and thought, "Hey, I know that name." I had to think back many years to a collegial conversation she and I had. Jill has an organization called something like the National Coalition for Severe Autism. Here at AofA, we say over and over that the more severe versions of autism have been totally buried by neurodiversity. I would consider any org focusing on people like many of our readers' own children an ally. The Tweet says otherwise.  Below is my exchange with Jill. 
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Some Days You’re the Windshield

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Today, I’m the bug. Great song by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Not great for content. We’re having router/modem everything issues here at AofA. Nothing nefarious. We’ll be back as soon as I figure this out. Thanks. Kim


The Real Conspirators

Dr nassThank you to Dr. Meryl Nass in Maine for her continued in-depth analysis.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The real conspirators who lied about Covid's origin, funded fraudulent trials of therapeutics, and controlled the Covid pandemic are the top public health leaders

In very early 2020 there was a lot of chatter about where the virus, later named SARS-CoV-2, actually came from.  In an excellent, detailed article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, former NY Times science writer Nicholas Wade describes how two short pieces published in The Lancet and Nature Medicine in Feb-March 2020 determined how this chatter would be channeled.

These two extraordinarily influential pieces, each simply titled as a "Correspondence," were parroted by the mainstream media for a year. Each was plainly intended to shut down any discussion of a possible lab origin.

I happened to read both Correspondences in March 2020 and it was immediately apparent to me that each was designed as a propaganda tool. Neither had anything to do with science.  In fact, the Andersen et al. Correspondence in Nature Medicine butchered the science. Each had an unusual concatenation of authors.

I was so intrigued by these articles that I kept searching the net to understand them, and discovered that Francis Collins, the NIH Director, had blogged on March 26 about the Nature Medicine Correspondence, suggesting it should put an end to conspiracy theories about lab origin.

I further found a February 6 letter from the 3 heads of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to "help elucidate the origin and evolution" of SARS-CoV-2.  This letter had been referred to by the Lancet Correspondence authors.  But it had not yet been published when the Lancet correspondence was written, suggesting again some  mutual effort involving the authors of this letter (the heads of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine) and the Lancet Correspondence authors.

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Negative Conditioning: Villagers In India Report Officials Turned off Electricity

UttarAutism is a world of behaviors. And behaviorists. We are familiar with negative reinforcement. And we do not like it. Torture is the ultimate negative reinforcement. I can't help but wonder if there are those in the demented world of Public Health who would choose to waterboard citizens to increase uptake.

Negative reinforcement is a method that can be used to help teach specific behaviors. With negative reinforcement, something uncomfortable or otherwise unpleasant is taken away in response to a stimulus.

I would say that if this story is accurate from India, the Indian public health agency is using negative reinforcement on the villagers. How far is that from the only slightly more subtle version of what is happening elsewhere? Like here in the USA. If you don't get your Covid vaccine there will be no college. Sporting events. Seating in restaurants.

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Over 100 families of Chhibramau village in Kannauj district are living in darkness for the last three days because they didn’t want to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

“A team from the health department had visited our village on Wednesday morning. They wanted the entire village to be vaccinated. However, around 40 per cent of the villagers refused to take the vaccine because they believed that their immunity level would go down for a few days and they might fall sick,” a villager, who didn’t want to be named, told reporters on Friday.

The medical team called the sub-divisional magistrate and informed him about the resistance.

“The SDM arrived in the village and tried to convince us to get vaccinated. When we kept refusing, he suddenly got furious and called the electricity department officials. They disconnected the power supply in our houses on the order of the officer,” the villager added.

“Even on Friday, some officers came and asked us to get inoculated, failing which they would take legal action against us. We know that they cannot take any legal action, but the way they are threatening us is alarming,” Mahendra Singh, another villager, said.  Read more at Telegraph India.


Can’t Say it Any Better

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Several friends asked me if I’d seen the emails yet…you know, “The Emails”.  I actually haven’t.  Sitting here Friday evening typing this post, I still haven’t read Dr. Fauci’s emails that so many are talking about.  I will make a point to carve out time to look at what’s been discovered.  I have a feeling that what I learn will not shock me though.  Fauci hasn’t been looking out for the people very well.  He hasn’t been completely honest in the past about other important topics either, including vaccines. 

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4782570/user-clip-measles-vaccine-encephalitis 

Just reading the headlines about The Emails has left me speechless.  Since so many others are able to chime and across many platforms, I’m posting their words instead.

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Tucker Carlson’s commentary has been spot on from the beginning of the pandemic.  He gets straight to the point with solid references, especially when he’s talking about Dr. Fauci.  Carlson has revealed so much and wants the truth out there.  I appreciate every word of this recent clip, including when Carlson says, “Watch Fauci lie.”   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp6btJhS66c

Investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, has also kept the public in the know.  In a report that came out before The Emails surfaced, she shared that scientists have been afraid to step forward.  “The scientists I talked to don’t want to be quoted by name for fear of repercussions in today’s politically-charged environment.”  What an awful predicament!  To those who are not afraid, thank you.  You’re honesty is noted.

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About Face Forward Live: New York Eliminates Mask Rule for ALL

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Seems we're seeing an bout face in New York. From NBC yesterday:

NY to Eliminate Indoor Mask Rule for Schools, Camps Monday Regardless of Vaccination Status

State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has sent a letter to the CDC asking if the agency has any objections to the changed approach, which would take effect Monday irrespective of vaccination status

New York plans to eliminate its indoor mask requirement for students and adults in schools and camps statewide starting Monday barring any objection from the CDC, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

At that point, mask use will be strongly encouraged indoors but not required for students, campers and staff, teachers and counselors of any age, whether they are fully vaccinated or not. Outdoor masking is already only encouraged at this point for non-vaccinated campers and counselors in certain higher-risk circumstances, according to updated guidance for summer March-into-wallcamps released by the state in May.

I'm glad schools will be included. Here in Connecticut, we've seen confused kids more anxious than ever. We dropped the indoor mask requirement in many sectors, but not in schools. How confusing for children to hear that people without masks and worse, without Covid vaccination are a danger to them. Confusing and cruel.  Just last week, we had a boy refuse to get out of the car at Karate because he was afraid that some kids would not be in masks, after the change in requirements here. He skipped class.  Who could blame the children for not know what the heck to feel or think?


Trust Has Been Long Gone

Trust and safetyAs the news comes out about Dr. Anthony Fauci's email after email contradicting the how and why of the pandemic, many of us just shake our heads with a weary sigh. Tucker Carlson: Uncovered Emails Show Fauci Supported ‘Grotesque’ Experiments at Wuhan Lab  Fauci presided over the catastrophic rise of autism - and did nothing but hem and haw and tell us what is wasn't - vaccines. Vaccines. Vaccines. Vaccines. We're often accused of being too vaccine-centric. It has cost us dearly. Sponsors. Gone. Donors. Sparse but much loved. Google. Shut us down. But when we think of what vaccines have cost our families, it's a small price to pay.  Here, Jeremy Hammond wrote in March about yet another scandal involving WHO, children and vaccines - without informed consent. Malaria has a close to tie to Age of Autism. Our founder Dan Olmsted broke a huge story about Lariam, a drug for Malaria, with his UPI writing partner Mark Benjamin. Army eyes malaria drug in Bragg killings.

You'd think in today's world, a story about WHO potentially harming African children would be splashed everywhere with indignation. You'd think.

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WHO Experimenting on African Children without Informed Consent

The World Health Organization (WHO), a pair of articles recently published in The BMJ have revealed, is sponsoring an experimental study of a controversial malaria vaccine among African children without obtaining informed consent from parents.

Data from prior clinical trials of the vaccine, manufactured by the British multinational pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), have shown it to be associated with an increased risk of clinical malaria after four years, a tenfold increased risk of meningitis, an increased risk of cerebral malaria (in which the parasitic organisms block the flow of blood to the brain, causing swelling and potential brain damage), and an increased risk of death that was disproportionately higher for female children.  Read more at JeremyHammond.com.


Previous Infection is Superior to Vaccine for COVID Protection

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By Cassandra Chambers

Millions of Americans have been infected with COVID and survived. We must examine the important question of whether they are now immune to the disease or whether it is advisable for them to receive injections of one of the Emergency-Use-Authorized shots – Pfizer, Moderna, or Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).

In a news briefing on May 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci highlighted three recent studies addressing immune response with and without vaccination (Reynolds et al, Leier et al, Stamatatos et al.) and declared, “We need to get vaccinated because vaccines are highly efficacious. They are better than the traditional response you get from natural infection.” The net conclusion of the studies he cited was that, based on antibody response, vaccinated people who had a previous infection are more protected from future COVID infection than both people vaccinated but not previously infected and people who are unvaccinated but previously infected.

As these declarations of virus protection and vaccine efficacy were based on antibody response, it would make sense to check current immunity status by having antibody levels checked, but that is not what is happening. According to the CDC,

Antibody testing is not currently recommended to assess for immunity to COVID-19 following COVID-19 vaccination or to assess the need for vaccination in an unvaccinated person. Since vaccines induce antibodies to specific viral protein targets, post-vaccination serologic test results will be negative in persons without history of previous natural infection if the test used does not detect antibodies induced by the vaccine.

In other words, even though scientists typically make conclusions about potential immune response based on antibodies in the lab, checking for antibodies in the real world – in your body – is not a valid way to detect your immune status. Also, the reference to “antibodies induced by the vaccine” seems to indicate that people who have been previously infected may have a broader immune response than vaccine recipients who were not previously infected.

Is there any real data (not lab-based) demonstrating an expected immune response for people who have been previously infected compared to vaccinated people? As a matter of fact, there is. A UK study with over 25,000 participants published in The Lancet on April 17 showed that having had a previous infection “reduced the incidence of reinfection by at least 84%.” Read more at American Thinker.


Reader, Reader, What Do You See?

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Reader, Reader, What Do You See? I see a white shoe worn by Mi! 

Since we are the Age of AUTISM....  This is my daughter Mia. She is 26 years old. Shoes are our Waterloo. She has some foot issues and is very particular about both clothing colors and shoe choices. During the day, she enjoys wearing blue jeans (long, cropped and maybe shorts if I push it) and a pink sweatshirt. Solid. No designs. Magenta or neon pink. In Summer, I can usually encourage her to wear a short sleeve shirt. It takes some coaxing. Her choice for lounging and sleeping is black yoga pants and a solid black T shirt.  I stopped trying to add colors and patterns years ago. Pink and black make Mia happy. I want Mia to be happy. she has so little control in her life - this is one area where she asserts herself. If she were a flight attendant she would have a uniform to wear every day, so what's the difference? I can sneak in a slightly different shade of pink, or even a sweater, instead of sweatshirt. She's open to that.

But shoes are another story.

She wears a black slip on waterproof shoe from September through May. Come June, I have to try to switch her to new, lighter weight shoes.  Usually it's a sandal with velcro straps. But I really wanted to see if she'd wear a lightweight sneaker. Tying is an issue, and I want her to be independent when dressing. I splurge on shoes, I do not skimp. I buy clothes at WalMart and Goodwill to save a buck. But shoes? Nope. Her Aetrex slips ons cost $180! I scoured Marshalls and TJ Maxx for a possible sneaker, and found a pair of Sketchers.  And she's wearing them!!! White sneakers!  For us, this is huge.

How did I do it, you ask? I hid her black shoes. Yup. Took then out of her room and left only the white sneakers and a pair of new pink sandals in her closet. She whined. She complained. "No white shoes! Black shoes!" I felt like the worst mother in the world, as I do often, and certainly at every shoe change season. 

Finally, she put them on. I waited. She did not kick them off right away. A good sign. She stood up. A great sign. She went into the family room and sat down with her row of Kindles and the shoes stayed on!

Yesterday morning, she put them on with a minor fuss. Tomorrow will be easier. And so, we will build our routine. And I will order as many pair as I can online to save so we can continue to wear them next summer too.

I wonder, who will buy Mia shoes, and help her make the switch when I am gone. Do I need to write shoe instructions into my will? These are the small victories we celebrate. And the huge worries that keep us up at night.

Reader, reader, what do you see? I see white shoes worn by Mi.


Parents in Tiny Minnesota Town Say "No" To In School Clinic

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Parents in the northern Minnesota town of Nevis (pop. 390) took a daring step recently demanding that a planned COVID vaccine clinic at a local school be shut down. While most of the coverage defended the safety of vaccinating against COVID, this shows the power of organized groups who call for health freedom.

May 25, 2021, Park Rapids Sentinel: Following complaints, Nevis School cancels vaccination clinic

Plans to use the Nevis School building as a site for COVID-19 vaccinations today in cooperation with CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health were changed after a vocal group against the idea came to Monday night’s school board meeting.

Members in the group started out by saying that schools are for education, not vaccination. They stated that the vaccine is not fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and these vaccines are putting the lives of children at stake, with one group member characterizing the shots as “jabbing children with poison.”

They also stated that more than 99 percent of children who contract COVID do not become seriously ill. They said the decision to vaccinate children should be made by parents with their child’s doctor and that holding a shot clinic on school property is not appropriate.

Superintendent Gregg Parks said that it was not their idea to offer vaccinations at the school, but they cooperated with CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, an agency that has been working with the school on its Safe School Plan during the pandemic, when asked to do so. …

Marlee Morrison, the director of CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, said the idea to offer vaccines at schools came from the state.

“We’re the public health agency for Hubbard County, so we work under the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidance,” she said. “With the recent emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and older from the FDA, and knowing that schools are sources of outbreaks, we want to offer the vaccine to those who are eligible. It’s a strategy that’s happening statewide….


The Genesis of the Man Made Epidemic

COVID Pecs10 years. 20 years. 25 years. 30 years. How many years have we been waiting for the government and media to recognize that autism is a man made epidemic, and start asking the questions we've been shouting for 10 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years and longer?  Age of Autism was created by Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill while they were writing their book, The Age of Autism Mercury, Medicine and a Man Made Epidemic. The book was critically acclaimed in our circles and soundly ignored or worse in mainstream circles, like so many other books that exposed the reality of autism.

The Washington Post, long an adversary of the vaccine safety community, has asked if the novel coronavirus could have created a man made epidemic. Imagine that. Just 17 months after we first heard the name of this virus, hard questions are "allowed."  Months. Not years. Why?

Renewed focus on Wuhan lab scrambles the politics of the pandemic

Senate Democrats lined up alongside Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), one of their least-favorite Republicans, to support a measure urging the Biden administration to declassify intelligence on whether the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. A Democratic-led House subcommittee is pledging an investigation into the virus’s origins, including the lab’s safety record.

And President Biden, in an unusual public statement, directed U.S. intelligence agencies to “redouble their efforts” to determine the cause of the pandemic, suggesting that while the virus could have jumped from animals to humans, it also could have escaped from the lab.

I started to wonder, what if the catastrophe of Covid lock downs and now the unbelievable rush to coerced vaccination with 3 or more brand new vaccines that are still experimental in use are going to help people to understand the autism epidemic that began in the early 1990s?  What was a conspiracy theory might now open eyes.



Outrageous Expectations

No bullying braceletBy  Cathy Jameson

It’s very rare that someone calls the house phone.  It’s even rarer for someone to call the house phone and ask for Ronan.  When those calls for my son who has severe autism do come in, I am immediately apprehensive.  That feeling came over me last week when a young woman rang the house phone and asked to speak to Ronan.  Quickly, I thought of several options.  I could…

1--toy with her,

“Ronan?  You wanna to talk to him?  Ok, hold on…” 

Hey, Rone. Come here, bud.  You got a phone call.

2--be rude to her,

“Are you serious?  He can’t talk.  Who is this anyway?!”

3--or be polite to her.

“Oh, hey.  Yeah, Ronan is nonverbal.  But I’m his Mom.  Can I help you with something?”

I chose option 3. 

I didn’t recognize the voice but had an idea of why this person was calling.  She said she was trying to get a hold of Ronan to remind him of an upcoming appointment.  After I shared that Ronan couldn’t speak, I could hear her typing in the background.  I assumed that she was adding a note to his profile: patient unable to talk.  When she came back on the line, she shared that the appointment would be at a clinic he’s already been to, but Ronan would be seeing a new provider.  She wanted to know if he, or now I, wanted to keep that appointment.  I said, yes, thank you.  The young woman confirmed everything and said that the doctor will look forward to seeing us both on Tuesday afternoon.

Not until well after I hung up did I realize that I didn’t have to answer the usual hundreds of COVID19-related questions I’ve had to answer before previous appointments.  Those questions have been part of life for quite some time:  Are you sick?  Do you have a fever?  Chills?  Cough?  Sore throat?  Have you been diagnosed with COVID19 in the last 2 weeks?  Have you come in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID19 in the last 2 weeks?  It was nice to have a shorter conversation and one that reminded me of easier days. 

When we arrived to the clinic, Ronan did not want to go in.  That’s not surprising and can cause some delay.  He likes his caregivers, especially the ones he is used to seeing.  But he’s never a big fan of going into these sorts of places.  It sometimes takes loads of encouragement to get him out of the car and then for him to walk through the door.  This time, it took some extra effort, but once he got over the threshold, he knew the expectations – check in at the front desk, wait for his name to be called, then go to the exam room.  After finally walking in, he waited perfectly in the waiting room before he was called back. 

A nurse opened the door and said, “Ronan?  Hi, come with me.  I’m going to take you to the room.”  Reaching for my hand, Ronan and I stood up together and followed the nurse.  I’m so glad that no matter which clinic we’re in, Ronan has that part of the routine down.

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The Age of Anxiety & Depression

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How true is this? And now, the pressured, fear-based rush to add an experimental nail to children's, teens and young adults coffins. My daughters have autism, but they are full of joy, smiles, and they are content. They walk with confidence and pride in a world that’s quite inaccessible to them.

They function.

They function well. Despite their disability. 

Many of their “typical” peers are lost in a morass of low functioning mental health. 

Sad generation with happy pictures. 


Dr. Scott Jensen's Run for Governor of Minnesota

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By Anne Dachel

Minnesota physician Dr. Scott Jensen is a Republican candidate for governor who wants to halt giving the COVID vaccine to teens.  As expected, Dr. Jensen has come under fire for daring to challenge the official narrative that we all need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. 

May 28, 2021, WEAU TV, Eau Claire, WI:  Minnesota candidate backs move to block COVID shots for kids

Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen is backing a court action to stop COVID-19 vaccinations for 12- to 16-year-olds that, among other things, compares the inoculations to Nazi experimentation on imprisoned Jews.

Jensen is a family physician and former state senator from Chaska. And he’s the first named plaintiff in a petition filed in federal court in Alabama by America’s Frontline Doctors, which calls the vaccines “dangerous biological agents.”

May 27, 2021, St Paul Pioneer Press: GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen, a physician, goes to court to stop youth COVID vaccinations. He says he hasn’t read the entire petition.

Scott Jensen, a prominent Minnesota Republican candidate for governor with a track record of COVID-19 theories not shared by the medical community, has signed onto an effort to stop vaccinations for 12- to 16-year-olds.

It should be noted that Dr. Jensen was named Minnesota Family Physician of the Year in 2016.


Who is Going to Pay for Autism?

Autism checkYesterday, I saw a post on Facebook from a friend in our boat that posed a question: Who is going to pay for what they did to our kids?

The "Who" is a long list of culprits. The "What" is another story.

Today's world has many conversations about pay backs, getting what you are owed, finding someone else to pay for your mistakes, or choices.  Tuition debt forgiveness comes to mind. Great for those who qualify who think the idea is laudable. (And who wouldn't?) It's a slap in the wallet to those who either chose not to attend college, paid their debt or are still dutifully paying every month. The idea is laughable to them.

Below is how I commented. It's not my usual cheery approach. It's raw. It's how I feel. Worse, I know that in 1, 5, 10, 20 years, there are millions who will be asking a similar question after adding the C vax to the regimen. Same answer.

We are. The parents (or in my case, parent.) Our kids were the test generation for this Covid catastrophe. There is NO FEAR of V sin-ation in the average American. When the world embraced autism as a gift, a special kind of difference, that was the groundwork to make sure our stories died on the vine. We tried to warn the others what hurt our kids. We were shut down. And now parents think only of unicorns, saviors and messiahs when they see a needle. They turned the fear of the product into a fear of not having the product. On the backs our OUR kids. That's what autism's gift was to the world. Pharma dependence and a junkie-like need for "protection."

 


TACA Presents Spelling 2 Communicate

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You may have heard about Spelling 2 Communicate, a letterboard system. JB Handley's book Underestimated An Autism Miracle shares his son's amazing journey from a classroom for the intellectually disabled to the stars. TACA has an online tutorial running through the end of the month. We expect a rain out Memorial Day here in Connecticut - a perfect chance to see if S2C might be appropriate for your preverbal or newly verbal child of any age.
 
Register Here.


Mom Gets Pass for Leaving Child in Car But Never for Vaccine Choice

Two differenBlame parentst worlds for Connecticut Moms.

We had a case of chicken pox at our high school this week. "How did this happen" asked one local town group member on Facebook. The first comment?  Blame the anti-vaxxers!  Dozens chimed in with hatred, vitriole, disrespect, bullying, nastiness about people they don't even know and a case of chicken pox about which they know nothing. Every jerk egged on the next jerk. Some of those same folks with "hate has no home here" signs in the their yards.  I live here, I know these people.

We also had another case of a child being in a car that was stolen from the gas station. Usually in these cases, the child is found safe. The car thieves aren't looking for a kidnapping charge, if caught. Thank goodness this was a 9 year old child who was able to run back to the Gas station theft gas station, where her Mom had stopped late at night to put air into her tires. The teen thief jumped in and drove off with her daughter asleep in the back seat. Girl Wakes to Find Stranger Stole Mom's Car in Manchester: Police

One of my jobs is teaching martial arts. Our most basic self-defense techniques are not kicks or a punches.  They are teaching students to use a heavy dose of..... common sense.  We tell everyone to LOCK THE CAR when you gas up. Even if you have been going to the same gas station for 20 years. Even if the gas station is 5 minutes from your house. Especially at night. That means as you stand outside of your car at the gas pump (except you folks in NJ who still have service) your car is locked. Or in this case in Connecticut, at the air pump.

Many of the comments on Facebook were QUICK to defend the Mom. "Leave her alone! She's punished enough! Haven't you ever made a mistake?" Of course the Mom feels horrible and will regret the decision forever. It was a mistake that will haunt her. And I feel for her - Mom to Mom.  We all know it was a terrible miscalculation and oversight. Still, her daughter could have been killed.

But, think about any and every time you heard of a Mom who chose not to vaccinate her child fully. Whoooeeee! The hammer comes down like Thor getting up on the wrong side of a poorly  built IKEA bed.  Why is is that some Moms get a pass and some get kicked in the ass?
 


Apply to Become an FDA Product Advisor

Fda-approvedThe Food and Drug Administration is seeking applicants for advisory positions. Perhaps you would like to apply, or know someone whose input would be valuable. And the FDA is seeking people with disabilities to apply. Perhaps throw your child's hat in the ring.  Read the FDA document HERE.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration[Docket No. FDA-2021-N-0008]Request for Nominations for Individuals and Consumer Organizations for Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is requesting that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer representative may be self-nominated or may be nominated by a consumer organization. FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. (Emphasis ours)

DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a letter or email stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER], for vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER]. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December 31, 2021

ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection process should be submitted electronically to ACOMSSubmissions@fda.hhs.gov or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

Consumer representative nominations should be submitted electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm, or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

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Autism Reaches 6% in British Schools - it’s just one of those things!

EA499B48-F9BA-4316-85E1-3E25ED6A5FC8By John Stone

This is a mathematical follow up to Anne Dachel’s report about autism in Northern Irish schools. Northern Ireland may not be completely representative of the United Kingdom but one valuable way in which it is not is that it systematically collects autism data for its children, whereas in the rest of the kingdom we increasingly just have unaccounted special needs chaos. However, the new data leaves us with a clear conclusion that the present autism rate is likely around 6%. The given figure is 4.5% which is based on 13,401 children: the other figure of those on the waiting list for diagnosis is 4,495, and it is clear where we get when the two are added together. We have no means of calculating closely the numbers for the other three nations (England, Scotland and Wales) but perhaps we ought to look at this as the ball-park figure.

How did we get here? In 1999 according to a carefully conducted survey for the geographical region ‘Great Britain’ the figure was just one twentieth at 0.3%.
As many of us realised at the time there was already a dynamic increase: there were twice as many cases (0.4%) in primary school (4-11) as secondary (12-18)  (0.2%) although secondary students had a longer time to gain a diagnosis and were monitored by the same services (p.33 Table 4.1, listed as ‘a less common disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder). By 2004, unsurprisingly, this amounted to about 1% in both divisions (p.35 Table 4.1, listed as “a less common disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder), and now here we are a further 17 years on and it is times 6 that figure. 

Of course, all the time governments around the world did their best to adjust the data to make it appear as if nothing was happening but when the last British government Chief Medical Officer produced a successor survey to that of 2004 in November 2018 (now limited to England) with a figure of 1.2% it was so off-beam and so low powered it was laughable. Should anyone think this present 6% is illusory the new Northern Ireland census reports that two-thirds of  diagnosed cases (66%) are at the highest level of educational need (Stage 5). We have a bureaucratic class that will do anything to cover its tracks, but it was bad luck for the people back in Whitehall that the very earnest Northern Ireland Assembly took autism sufficiently seriously to determine that there should be an annual school census.

Of course, among other things the Covid debacle is a very good camouflage for the meltdown in our schools. With autism at 6% surely some people would notice that there is something up.

 

 

 

 

 


What Is Your Obligation To The Greater Good

Set yourself on fire
But you can get them a blanket

The New York Times ran an editorial over the weekend titled: Please Vaccinate Your Teenager to Protect My 4-Year-Old.

The author's daughter had/s cancer. (Is anyone ever really cancer free?) What kind of monster would not feel sympathy, and what kind of parent would not feel protective of Nusayba?  Most of us naturally look out for other people's children. We send nut free lunches even if our kids can eat Jif. We look out for kids in stores if they seem lost. We share Amber alerts and feel deep sorrow when we learn of a child's death.  Does that mean we should risk our own children on another child's behalf? And be shamed if we do not?

You and your kids could help protect my 4-year-old daughter’s life.

Nusayba was found to have a rare cancer at the age of 2. Since then, she has endured multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a liver transplant. Fortunately, she has been cancer-free for over a year now. Her cheeks have filled out, her bouncy, thick curls are growing back, and we can’t help indulging her love of cinnamon rolls and Dippin’ Dots.

The best news my family has heard since Nusayba was declared cancer-free is that the F.D.A. has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.

The headline reminded me of a meme I had seen several years ago: "You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm."  In the language of Vaccinese, the new Esperanto, this means, you should not be required to endanger your own teen with an experimental vaccine to theoretically protect someone else's young child."

I commented on the NYT Facebook page.

Should we then demand a full paid vasectomy for all American boys once they reach puberty, to protect girls from pregnancy? We will give them a donut and a chance to win a tricked out Subaru. The boys can have a government funded reverse vasectomy when married and with enough provable income to support a family. This will protect society, protect girls and therefore is necessary. Of course not.

I got quite a few likes and two comments agreeing:

With today’s logic on the vaccine, this makes sense to me!
Brilliant analogy!

But many commenters failed to appreciate my analogy.

that is a ridiculous argument
not even the same
that is an asinine argument!
That really isn't relevant to the subject of vaccines. It would never happen because vasectomies are not designed to be reversible, though sometimes they can be. They are intended for men who are sure they don't want to father any more children.


By the way, the success rate for vasectomies as long as ten years ago is up to 95%. I imagine that today, doctors could create an experimental technique using the latest technology that would be even more successful. And if some boys are unable to father children in the future, that's terrible, but hey, "greater good," right. Think of the 4 year olds.....






It’s Up to You

Up to youBy Cathy Jameson

I thought the antics during the flu shot season were bad. The aggressive push to inject COVID19 countermeasures into Americans is worse.  With the ineffective flu vaccine, people had been able to shop for groceries with a supermarket or pharmacy store gift card post vaccination.  With the experimental COVID19 vaccines, you can get free beer!

Donut C Vax

Want a free donut?  You can get one of those, too, with proof of vaccination.   In fact, quite an assortment of free stuff is now being offered to the “fully vaccinated”.  Employee incentives are also available, like paid time off and comped work hours.  Even though scores of people are reporting negative side effects, the COVID19 vaccine deals are a plenty!

What other medical procedure comes with alcohol and sugary desserts as an incentive?  

None. 

So why this one?  

Because Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) vaccines aren’t advertised like other vaccines, namely approved ones.  We’re seeing a different sort of hype about ones that are EUA. 

One Less CJ

FDA-approved vaccines pepper the pages of magazines and cycle through television commercials.

The ones for FDA approved vaccines are true advertisements and should not to be confused with the $250 million campaign currently in place. That campaign was designed to educate  the importance of getting vaccinated for a novel but recoverable Ad councilillness.  Started months ago and titled It’s Up to You, it partnered with several businesses and corporations “with the ultimate goal of helping the public feel confident and prepared to get vaccinated once a vaccine is available to them”.  Note:  it was not designed to educate consumers on vaccine facts, vaccine data or vaccine risks.  The “media blitz” features influencers, messengers, faith leaders and other trusted people to coerce the hesitant to get the vaccine.  You may have already heard one of a number of the incessant commercials on the radio stations of late, called a “vaccine confidence message.”  

Also airing on television and in some print, the goal of the multimillion dollar campaign is to reach not just the hesitant, but also the vaccine reluctant.  Drawing on the heartstrings, and also pitting family member against family member, it’s a campaign like no other.

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One in Every 22 Schoolchildren in Northern Ireland Has an Autism Diagnosis

Abadnonned schoolThank goodness for Anne Dachel, who refuses to ignore the ever increasing autism numbers and the affect on schools around the world. Autism is yesterday's news everywhere it seems. It's front page news in most of our homes though. And we will not set it aside for Covid or anything else. Autism is in our DNA and our name.

By Anne Dachel

ONE IN EVERY 22 KIDS IN SCHOOL IN NORTHERN IRELAND HAS AN ASD DIAGNOSIS!

Up from one in 24 last year

Last week I posted that 4,500 kids in Northern Ireland were on waiting lists for autism assessment.

Some families were waiting for 4 or more years just to get a diagnosis for their child, and we were told that 4,500 was probably an undercount.

NOW comes the announcement from the BBC that almost 5 percent of kids in NI have autism. 

WAIT…while we're told that there are 13,000 children in the six counties with autism, imagine the real number if they added another 4,500 to that number.

STILL we’re told that nothing is really wrong. The increase is not a real increase at all.

"Increased awareness and the effect of the Autism Act NI, which was passed in 2011, have been highlighted as potential reasons for the rise in diagnoses…."

It’s mind-numbing how this can continue with no demand for an investigation into the never-ending increases. What will it take for officials in London to wake up to this disaster? One in ten children? One in five with autism?

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