"Lt. Gov. Brian
Calley said Monday that Michigan has a 'big, big job' ahead of it to address
the needs of state residents living with autism spectrum disorders.
the Department of Community Health and the Michigan Autism Council discussed a
broad state plan aimed at boosting autism-related services in the state.
Michigan officials hope to increase access to service providers related to
autism and improve coordination and use of resources that already exist.
is a big, big job in front of us,' said Calley, who has a daughter with autism.
said a key will be commitment 'to making progress every day' toward meeting the
needs of residents with autism.
plan is an early step designed to help Michigan to identify and eventually
address the weak spots in its autism support system. It builds on Gov. Rick
Snyder's creation last year of a state autism council and a recent state law
that mandates more insurance coverage for autism.
plan calls for increased autism screening by primary care and early childhood
could be more coordination among university research efforts related to autism.
University faculty could help develop ways to make more autism-specific
information available in education, medical and social science
has an estimated 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorders, including 16,000
students in the public school system.
I'm left wondering if MI's Lt Gov would be doing this if his
daughter wasn't autistic. Maybe what we need to do is elect people with ASD
kids to state offices. This is maddening. They're pretending that autism
affects the same percentage across the population----which it doesn't. There's
no demand for REAL ANSWERS ON WHY MI (and every other state) is in this
Imagine if, after Pearl
Harbor, all we'd done was bury the dead and repair the damage WHILE IGNORING
WHO ATTACKED US! That's what we're doing here. We're dealing with the disaster
called autism without ever asking where it all came from.
TV8 "The Michigan
Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Michigan Autism Council on Monday
released the Michigan Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) State Plan."
Autism's not a crisis.
Autism's not an epidemic among our children. Autism is nothing to worry
about. I get the feeling from this coverage that it's just the government
addressing special needs. It's conditioning us to accept autism as a part
of life. There's no focus on children, as if it affects everyone the
same. I marvel at this kind of reporting. I sincerely hope the
government and the media have a plan for conditioning us to WILLINGLY PAY FOR
ALL THE AUTISM. I posted comments.
There's the usual
disclaimer denying that vaccines are linked to autism, but there's also a
message of hope for parents. (Comments weren't allow on the story.)
Unlike most pediatricians out
there, Julie Buckley, MD, is doing something to help children with autism. I
wrote about Dr. Buckley two years ago: Dr.
Julie Buckley On Treating Underlying Medical Conditions of Autism
Shots in the Dark , is
a film about vaccine injury in multiple countries. It showed, among other
things, parents with autistic children who told their personal stories.
listened to a doctor featured on the video, Dr. Julie Buckley, pediatrician,
Ponte Vedra, FL. In a scene showing several swimming children, Dr. Buckley
described what has happened to the children we see at play. She tells us,
"The children who are here, their parents will tell you, were definitely
injured by vaccines. They were fine and then they were gone."
voices apparent frustration. "So, if I have parents screaming and I have
science confirming, that there's a problem with exposure to mercury, and
there's a problem with exposure aluminum, and there's a problem when you take a
broken immune system and give it three live viruses on the same day, then why
don't we want to fix that?"
Buckley gestures toward the swimming pool and says, "This is ridiculous
that there are this many children in one little town, in one little pool, all
of whom have the same story.