“The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
and the Ronald McDonald House, will offer their next autism spectrum disorder
screening for children between 18 months old and 5 years old next week in
“Experts say that early detection and intervention can
make a significant difference in treatment success.
“An estimated one in every 150 children is diagnosed with
some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood
cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined, according to Lee
Memorial Health System.”
an epidemic of children with neurological issues that no official can
reasonably explain and the best we can do is to offer screening at your local
McDonalds. The numbers are from the rate announced
in 2007. No matter---no one’s really worried anyway and it could be one
in 10 and we’d still happily accept it. I posted a comment.
Wendy Keller learned her family would likely move from Illinois
to Waterloo the
mother of four immediately started researching the community.
many would, she called and questioned officials in the school district. She
was going to move her four children, including three with differing levels of
autism, she wanted to make sure they would have the services and support they
needed to thrive.”
I’m stupefied when I
see stories like this. Moms struggling with incredible burdens involving
autism---one mom with THREE KIDS WITH AUTISM---have to work hard to secure
What’s the outrage
that there aren’t adequate services? WHAT IF THIS WERE ABOUT BLIND KIDS?….
If we were ignoring
blind kids that way we do autistic kids, it would be a national scandal. It
would tug on everyone’s heart strings. Why do dentists like Ken Budke have to start autism centers to connect
families? Why aren’t there plenty of resources ALREADY IN PLACE???
like the mom holding the little girl are misleading. Autistic kids don’t really
have problems. They look like sweet adorable children---the same kind we all
have. The mom isn’t upset. What’s so bad about autism anyway?
if we were shown an ASD child having a meltdown or a seizure. Would that be a
the epidemic rages on and the public thinks nothing is wrong.
“It’s no secret that rates of psychiatric
conditions like autism and attention-deficit disorder have spiraled upward in
recent years -- increases that have sparked an intense debate about where to
draw the line between what’s considered ‘normal’ behavior and what’s not. The
American Psychiatric Association is in charge of drawing these lines, and its
latest effort to do so - the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5 - is scheduled to be published in April.”
only mention autism gets in this story is in the first sentence. It is an
outrageous slap in the face for every parent with an autistic child. Hartnett
basically says that because the autism rate has “spiraled upward in recent
years”----the only thing to do is pretend it’s the new normal. What a perfect
example of how little the press cares about what autism is doing to our
children. I posted five comments—all have been removed.
“With a statistic of 1
in 88 children with autism, it is time medicine recognized that damage done by
vaccine adjuvants is destroying a generation of children. It is not just the
environment or genes. Infants are born with 200-300 chemicals already in their
bodies. It is epigenetics, how people react to the environment. It is also
basic chemistry: Mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and other chemicals are toxic
to the brain. And the number of total vaccines and combination vaccines is
overwhelming to a child's detox ability.
“Drug companies are in
business for profit. They don't care that 1 in 88 brains are destroyed. Big
pharma and medicine have a disgusting phrase for it: "acceptable
loss." One of the few successful autism cases won in court involved two
doctors whose brain-damaged daughter was tested and found to have a
detoxification problem. This should be the first test an infant gets, instead
of a hepatitis vaccine that 98 percent of newborns don't need unless the mother
has the disease or is a drug addict.”
part of a letter written by Marilyn Holasek Lloyd, RN, MALS
Fredericksburg, VA. She calls a spade a spade.