"There are sensational cases such as that of Andrew
Wakefield, whose research in Britain linking autism to the measles, mumps and
rubella vaccination bred anti-vaccination sentiments worldwide before it was
"When researchers lie"---How about "When the media
and mainstream medicine cover up the truth"?
"The community is encouraged to show its support with Autism
Speaks on Tuesday, April 2 for Light It Up Blue, a unique global event that
kicks off Autism Awareness month. Historic and iconic landmarks, museums,
theaters, and bridges are among the hundreds of thousands of commercial and
residential buildings that help promote awareness by changing their outdoor
lighting to blue, and to decorate trees and outdoor structures with blue
ribbons. For more information about April 2, visit lightitupblue .
"The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized
symbol of the autism community. Per the Autism Society, the puzzle pattern
represents the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum, while the
multiple colors reflect the diversity of the population. The brightness of the
ribbon is a symbol of hope through continued research, various interventions
available, and increased awareness. "
I'm all set for the hundreds of stories about autism awareness
scheduled for April. They're starting early. I'm going to post the
same thing on all of them. April is used to downplay the impact the
autism and to condition the public to accept the loss of a generation of
children to a disorder most people never heard about 25 years ago. The
strongest language used here is "mystery and "complexity."
Autism is doomed to remain the perpetual mystery.
language delays early in the life of a child with autism can be overcome,
especially if a child exhibits nonverbal intelligence.
new study that looked at speech delays in children with autism spectrum disorders
found that 70 percent of children who were not stringing words together into
even the simplest of phrases by age 4 went on to do so by age 8, and, in some
cases, even achieved fluent speech."
why are there speech problems in the first place?
practices used as "therapy" for autism in the United States amount to
torture, a U.N. representative says. The U.N.'s Juan Mendez is the
organization's special rapporteur on torture, and in his report examining
torture worldwide, he's called out the only facility in the United States that
uses "skin shocks" to 'treat' people with severe mental illness or developmental
disabilities, including autism. That facility is the Judge Rotenberg Center
(JRC), formerly the Behavioral Research Institute. While it once was located in
California and then moved to Rhode Island, the facility is now sited in
Massachusetts. Mendez expresses concern in his report (p. 84) that if
Massachusetts becomes too hot to hold the JRC, the center might simply relocate
again, and he urges action at the federal level to end the use of such
wait, you might say. What does shocking people have to do with autism or mental
illness treatment in the United States? If you look at the science, not one
thing. But the JRC is the reality. This center has been the focus of
considerable controversy, especially since the release of this graphic and
disturbing video of a teenager being "treated" at the center with
what the JRC, in its posted response [PDF] to accusations, calls 'skin shock
Incredibly, the UN is now telling the US that they're allowing the
use of torture against their own citizens. Regularly, stories in the news tell
about children with autism being abused, bullied, neglected, restrained, and
put in seclusion in our schools. Why is the suffering of children with autism
"Parents of children with autism told an Assembly committee
today that state regulations governing insurance coverage for their children's
treatment are so confusing they had to hire an attorney and medical billing
expert to help untangle them.
a medical doctor and the issues with coding were so involved I had to hire
someone to help me,' Meredith Blitz-Goldstein, an oral surgeon, told the
Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee."
my, how willing NJ is to turn its back on a generation of sick children. It
seems the plan is to pass insurance coverage then make it impossible to
access. Little difference here with the stories from GA and UT where
they're refusing to provide insurance coverage.
"A special needs child with Autism, allegedly threw a violent
fit at her school Tuesday and had to be retrained by authorities. Allegedly,
the girl became so combative that she was taken to a local police station,
where she was held for two hours. The child's parents are outraged over the
show of force.
to a Mar. 7 report from UPI over the incident, Alton Police Department
officials were called about a disruptive child at Love Joy Elementary.
Allegedly, a student took a swing at teachers and tore up two classrooms before
police were called."
The comment section isn't working on this. This school is called
Love Joy Elementary. What irony.
Stories like this expose the truth about autism. It's changing
education in America. Ask any teacher who's been teaching for over 20 years.
Our schools are filled with children who can't talk, can't learn, and can't
We have more and more students in special ed, students with
classroom aides, and students with IEPs. The use of restraint and seclusion in
our schools is now commonplace. And no one is asking why.
"Utah families dealing with autism will face another year of
costs associated with treating the disorder. Senate Bill 55 would have required
insurance coverage for children with autism - but the bill has been altered
after the sponsor realized it wouldn't have enough support to pass.
"Utah is one of only 18 states left that does not require autism coverage.
Yet, Utah has the highest rate of autism in the entire county. One in 47
children in Utah has autism, compared to the national average of one in 88
"A passing vote now would double the size of an autism
treatment pilot program from 250 kids to 500 kids. The amendment still does not
come close to treating the 18,000 kids with autism that live in Utah - but it's
Click on the photo:
VIDEO: News anchor: "An alarming number of Utah children have autism
and Utah families dealing with autism will face another year of outrage costs
associated with treating it."
And of course the news video
shows a happy boy interacting with his mother.
How easily legislators turn their
backs on the suffering of a generation of children.