Good news for parents with children who have autism. A new Harvard study shows more high-functioning children with autism are going to college. KSTP reporter Brandi Powell spent some time at a local autism treatment center, and learned the latest on how the Minneapolis Somali community will soon benefit from a first-of-its-kind program.
For the Minneapolis Somali community autism is a foreign concept. "We don't even have a word for autism in our language," Mariam Mohamed said. She's a project consultant. "This is something very hard for our community to understand." Without knowing what it is, how can you combat it? "So imagine how hard that is for mothers," Mohamed said.
This is ridiculous. Among the Somalis in Minnesota, the children tend to have the severe form of autism. I hardly think that the "good news" about more ASD kids going to college is going to apply to them.
WHAT IS MAKING THESE CHILDREN SO SICK? WHY CAN'T ANYONE TELL US?
Not if Jenny McCarthy has anything to say about it. The former Playboy model and current co-host of "The View" is a leading light of the anti-vaccine movement. She has a boy with autismlike symptoms that she is convinced were caused by the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella. You can credit her passion for her child, sympathize with her heartbreak - and still cringe at her wholly irrational cause.
This is the second time in two days where stories say McCarthy's son didn't really have autism. I have a feeling April is going to turn into APRIL: VACCINES DON'T CAUSE AUTISM MONTH. I posted comments.
About half of Americans agree with at least one medical conspiracy theory, a new study suggests.
The study surveyed more than 1,300 Americans to see whether they agreed with six popular medical conspiracy theories - such as the discredited link between vaccines and autism, or the belief that water fluoridation is a cover-up to allow companies to dump dangerous chemicals into the environment. . . .
The most commonly endorsed theory was the belief that the Food and Drug Administration is "deliberately preventing the public from getting natural cures for cancer and other diseases because of pressure from drug companies." More than a third of Americans, or 37 percent, agreed with this statement.
Twenty percent agreed with the statement: "Health officials know that cell phones cause cancer but are doing nothing to stop it because large corporations won't let them." The vaccine-autism link was supported by 20 percent of participants.
I’m inclined to think that this whole “study” of 1,300 people was designed to once again announced that the link between vaccines and autism has been “discredited.” My comments aren’t showing up.
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