Autism. ABC’s of Autism Therapy. Understanding the Autism Mind. (and Potty Training)

Working for success. Autism Battle.

Working for success. Autism Battle.

The complexity of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, (ASD), is the cause for misunderstanding, hopelessness, frustration, desperation and abuse.

Abuses can be done innocently or maliciously. Accountability and sanctions are the best defense at stopping the intentional abusers.

Correct knowledge, clarifications and accommodating resources are the best defense to end the ignorant therapies that continue to do harm by even the well meaning.

The repetition within Autism is often the major soure of the frustration. If we can understand this singular behavior then we can also grasp the correct ways we can best help our kids.

Genius. Famous. Autism Battle

Genius. Famous. Autism Battle

It is documented that Autistics have between 17% and 33% more seratonin than their neuro-typical peers. While many suggest this justifies the often larger head circumference, it absolutely helps to understand the repetitious nature.

To break this down and begin to see how teaching  kids with additional seratonin, or ‘super brains’ differs, I will use an analogy. I realize that while nothing is so simple, we must also realize that even the most difficult explanations must begin with a clear picture. The exact location of the added brain determines the area of individual niche’, (math and science, art, music, literature, physical skill, etc…). Irregardless of the differences presented by the individual niches, the common excess of seratonin gives similarity.

Autism Battle Car Wash

Autism Battle Car Wash

If you held a car wash and only needed 10 kids to run it BUT 100 showed up, imagine the chaos.

Many people have experienced the frustration of having to repeat themselves over and over and some even begin to question the hearing and IQ of their child based on this.

Persons with ASD often repeat phrases and behaviors. Their tastes and preferences demonstrate an aversion to change. Difficulty in accepting new foods, new TV shows, new activities and new people during their younger years  is common. Without diagnosis or interventions, getting ‘stuck’ in unhealthy relationships, keeping out dated fashions or hair styles, repetitive behaviors, etc…  CAN be signs of ASD in adults. .I have Asperger’s and I am a classic example..

Autism Battle Dr. Temple Grandin

Autism Battle Dr. Temple Grandin

Even Dr. Temple Grandin who holds a PhD. understands the value of a well balanced diet yet she maintained her choice of jello and yogurt.

When you only need 10 kids but 100 show up, you have a few choices. You can get easily frustrated and send 90 home, (BZZZ wrong answer). You can have them work in rotations. (BZZZ strike two).

Or you can take the time and patience to teach them all. (Ding Ding Ding Winner!).

When it comes to the brain, it is not possible to send any part ‘home.’ Working in rotations is also unreasonable because these kids operate on full power.. Respecting the remarkable Autism brain means taking the time to patiently teach each of the 100 kids. You will wind up with a successful, streamlined, happy car wash.

Autism Battle Dezi block stacking

Autism Battle Dezi block stacking

Children with ASD are often recognized for one specific behavior.. He lines things up, counts them, studies them, categorizes them and stacks them. They don’t typically ‘play’ like neuro-typicals do. The logic and reasoning side of the brain usually dominates the creative side. ‘Playing’ routines are usually taught.

Like the teachers, therapists and parents, the children must also learn to adjust to their own unique Baby Einstein, ‘super brains.’

First of all, since it will definitely take longer to teach 90  extra kids, your car wash will not start on time. If you insist on starting immediately, you will find yourself trying to do every part alone. Once you have chosen this path, then you have already lost. Do NOT isolate children with Autism or give them time outs! This is reinforcing the Autism.

Involve them visually when they are not yet interacting physically. Be animated and have fun.

Charlie at Julie Andrews Star, Hollywood Blvd. Autism Battle

Charlie at Julie Andrews Star, Hollywood Blvd.
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Remember, it is The ‘Mary Poppins Technique’ of making life a game and not a glass of rice milk or vaccine refusals that will break through.

There is a more detailed breakdown of this therapy and techniques in an older Autism Battle article.

 

Keep in mind too that persons with Autism are visual thinkers and learners. In many ways this simplifies our role. We can show them what we expect. Some of the 100 kids of the ‘super brain’ will learn quickly. These are the hopeful moments when we see the ‘lights go on’ usually long before anyone else. We find the connection. Many therapists call a behavior ‘accidental’ if it only happens once or inconsistently.

I call it a completely awesome, breathtaking, miraculous breakthrough. It IS.

'Sister Judith' Autism Battle

‘Sister Judith’ Autism Battle

 

As Sister Judith, Principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School used to say over the loud speaker every day after morning prayers:

“well begun is half done.”  AMEN!

Her words have come back over and over throughout this fantastic Autism journey. She was/is so right!

 

My success with my son was initially for my eyes only and this caused others to accuse me of lying or imagining crazy things. They were all wrong. This was the bridge, trust and bond building between us. How often do people use the word ‘crazy’ simply because they don’t understand?

Columbus Autism Battle

Columbus Autism Battle

“The world is flat”, “machines cannot fly”, and” phones have to be connected with a wire.” Each time someone in history suggested an idea or invention new to popular beliefs, they were accused of insanity.

Uneducated and jealous people believe that genius and insanity are seperated by only a fine line. On the contrary, genius only seems like insanity to the ignorant and close minded.

Superstitions-by and for the ignorant.-Autism Battle

Superstitions-by and for the ignorant.-Autism Battle

Typically, new concepts that people don’t understand are put down. Superstitions, gods and withcraft were long used to explain the inexplicable like thunder, lightning, good health and seasons.

Sadly, even today the same fictitious explanations and ignorace are still widespread.

The Jenny McCarthy/ Andrew Wakefield anti-vaccine campaign has proven both dangerous and deadly. ‘Celebrity Science’ would never be used in a clinical heart or cancer patient so why were they ever considered legitimate?

 

Excerpt from:' Rage Against The Minivan' article. Autism Battle

Excerpt from:’ Rage Against The Minivan’ article. Autism Battle

When our children are involved we become desperate. We never dreamed anyone would intentionally lie to be famous or sell books when our kids lives were at stake.

We have forgotten what vaccines are for. Autism Battle

We have forgotten what vaccines are for.
Autism Battle

Wakefield/McCarthy Anti-Vaccine Witch Doctors -Autism Battle

Wakefield/McCarthy Anti-Vaccine Witch Doctors -Autism BattleThe use of definitive science and reputable medicine has been tossed aside and replaced by ignorant ‘cures’ and ‘treatments’ as bogus as superstitions and witchcraft

 

We need to move forward with correct, evidence based and scientifically researched information. The tragedy, disability and killer is the ignorance surrounding us, not Autism.

Defrauding the medical community for the purposes of getting rich or famous is unprofessional. Defrauding the public to sell books is greedy. Knowingly defrauding anyone after children have gotten severely ill and died SHOULD be criminal.

Where’s the lawsuits now?.

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I hope and pray that the anti-vaccine movement will continue to be exposed so that the attention can be put towards legitimate Autism help and attention. The kids are already here and we need to prioritze and restructure. We cannot effect change until we are unified. Disseminating and defeating ignorance should not be the battle.

AIDS. One death is too many. Battling ignorance and demanding facts.  Autism Battle

AIDS. One death is too many. Battling ignorance and demanding facts.
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How many lives were lost to AIDS before the facts were known? Even ONE life was too many.

 

The priority needs to be about appropriate and accommodating ASD resources and therapies.

Autism Battle is committed to providing correct, accurate and current information FREE to all and inspiring through our personal journey.

Home therapy was successful long before there were books, DVDs, diets or fads.

Begging won't work. ABC's of Autism Therapy. Autism Battle

Begging won’t work. ABC’s of Autism Therapy.
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You may find yourself spending YEARS begging for marker tops to be put back on or bribing your child to watch a NEW program.

 

Potty training, getting dressed and eating are some of the earliest challenges. This has more to do with the fact that the kids have already gone potty, eaten and been dressed with you at the helm. These are established routines you are.attempting to change.

In the first moment you want to teach a new behavior you must use consistency and continuity or you will fail.

Autism Battle Therapy Rules

Autism Battle Therapy Rules

Allowing differences or a lack in methodologies doesn’t work. In 1999 The Surgeon General determined ABA was the treatment for Autism. Applied by BOTH teaching the parent and the teaching/therapy team is the correct application. However, in the unfortunate or negligent absense of ABA or a singluar, parent inclusive, consistent methodology, you and your child are being robbed. You must use ONE method. Schools are being held accountable every day for the lack of current awareness and accommodating and appropriate, SUCCESSFUL resources. Getting a ’10′ child to a ’5′ is not helping the child to achieve their potential.

Schools put genius child in special ed, tell mom he can’t learn. Now he’s free, and he could win a Nobel Prize
Read more at http://www.realfarmacy.com/schools-put-genius-child-in-special-ed-tell-mom-he-cant-learn-now-hes-free-and-he-could-win-a-nobel-prize/#eYJgL5W0Fd42wOUO.99

 

 

So, your child is most likely being set back from not getting the correct treatments instead of failing in school! The correct interventions will work. Don’t blame the kids.

Autism Battle  Moving mountains one stone at a time.

Autism Battle
Moving mountains one stone at a time.

Breaking big issues down to simple goals is part of success. If you can see the mountain in front of you as a pile of stones then you can move it, one stone at a time.

Whenever you hit a behavioral road block, like months, (or years), of him not putting the tops back on the markers despite your pleas, remember the child is NOT trying to be stubborn or upset you!  There was most likely a visual example preceeding the behavior. Someone they watched, (family, TV, day care, peer, etc…),  left the tops off. You will need to sit with your child and play with the markers making sure they SEE you putting the tops on. VISUAL thinking requires visual therapies.

Remarkable Autism memory abilities. Autism Battle

Remarkable Autism memory abilities.
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Be careful leaving your child with even a 5 star caregiver if they haven’t taken the time to learn YOUR routines. Getting ‘respite’ isn’t worth it if the babysitters cost you regressions. Visual examples don’t incorrectly will not be forgotten. Many children with Autism rival elephants when it comes to remarkable memory abilities!

My son’s head banging into family members and walls began with dad’s enthusiam watching football players smash into each other. It ended when dad left and I was able to limit all viewing to appropriate, educational programs. My son was trying to get the same enthusiam from dad that was being given to the football players. It was that simple.

As you try to modify your child’s  routines, here’s the questions probably going through his mind. If you have been comfortably and routinely changing my diaper, then why are you stopping? If they have been feeding me baby food and mushy things, why are you stopping? Just when they had the entire ‘super brain’ on board,  they also have to endure and effect the changes.

Older Kids. Autism Battle

Older Kids. Autism Battle

My Autistic son is my fouth child. I thought using the same parenting techniques would work one more time but I was wrong. Looking back now with what I have learned in the Autism journey, I wish I would have raised the older three with the new techniques! Neuro-typicals thrive with the routines successfully being used with their neuro-diverse peers.

Autism Battle Grover Potty Training

Autism Battle Grover Potty Training

With the older three, potty training for poopy was as simple as taking the poopy diaper and emptying it into the toilet with them watching.. With Dezi, that was MY silly mistake. Once he saw me do that, he also began to take off his poopy diaper and empty in into the toilet exactly as I demonstrated. I specifically mention this example because the day after it happened I read another mother’s report that said NOT to do that because it happened to her exactly the same!

I had to stop for a few months before beginning again and change both the environment and the circumstances. You see, all 100 car wash kids in the ‘super brain’ had learned the wrong way and that made the correct task much harder. It will ALWAYS be easier to teach if you show them exactly what you expect the first time and don’t allow others to exhibit ‘bad examples.’

Potty Showdown Autism Battle

Potty Showdown Autism Battle

You are only confusing your child and prolonging your own frustration by falling off the consistency and continuity wagon.

 

 

 

If two parents cannot work together with great communication and provide complete consistency then you might as well throw in speaking in a few different languages every other day. You are setting up failures.

Dr. Temple Grandin Thinking In Pictures

Dr. Temple Grandin Thinking In Pictures

Autistic kids learn and think in pictures. That is VISUALLY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids think in pictures NOT words. Autism Battle

Kids think in pictures NOT words. Autism Battle

This also means all your lecturing is a waste of everyone’s time. You might as well be Charlie Brown’s teacher, “wah, wah waaaaaaah.”

 

 

 

 

PECS Picture Exchange Communication System Autism Battle

PECS Picture Exchange Communication System
Autism Battle

This is the time we introduuce PECS. Picture Education Exchange System. Verbal and non verbal kids all benefit from using this globally accepted system to communicate.

 

Using posted pictures as reminders and helpers works! You can find them online and cut them out. You can draw them yourself. You can use white boards and draw pictures. You must, MUST get it through your head that VISUAL is everything! In working with Autism, a picture is 1,000 words. In the effort to ACCEPT Autism, learn to be VISUAL. (I apologize for abusing CAPS in places but you’d be surprised not only how fast and fun PECS are but how reluctant many are to accept them.

Autism: ABILITIES not DISABILITIES

Autism: ABILITIES not DISABILITIES

Working with your child’s strengths instead of steamrolling through his weaknesses is common sense. I often say we should call it the Department of Abilities instead of DISabilities. Who likes being picked on for a single mistake and overlooked for all the successes? No one does.

Accentuate the positive.

 

**Ten praises for every one correction is the formula with ALL children.

How many of us get mad at disruptive behaviors but sneak away and steal a coffee break or a chat when the kids are quietly watching TV? Right there you can see the huge mistake. They only get attention from negative behaviors. We’ve all done this so don’t feel bad. Ignore disruptive behaviors except to clearly state what is expected. Instead of “don’t hit your brother” try, “use your quiet hands.” Whammo, you clearly told them what you want instead of focusing on what you don’t! No, “bad kid” mistakes. The SECOND, the moment they give you the preferred behavior, praise them. When the kids are calmly watching TV, walk in and say, “great job!, This is wonderful. Thank you kids!” It honestly doesn’t take long for the kids to understand the way to attention is positive behaviors.

OF COURSE, risky and dangerous situations require immediate action.Touching the hot stove, running into the road and talking to strangers are all things that a good parent will see coming stop before they happen. There shouldn’t be a first time if you’re being a smart parent.  Use play grounds with fences, use the back burner and don’t be a bad example by making a habit of talking to strangers yourself when you are with your kids.

If you would please watch Temple Grandin, the HBO movie, you will see that everything your child sees becomes an index they will scroll through the rest of their lives. .

Autism Battle PECS Picture Exchange Communication System

Autism Battle PECS Picture Exchange Communication System

Being an animated, higher energy, Mary Poppins style visual character and using visual aids like PECS are huge steps in teaching your child.

Remember, it is Pet Detective and not a glass or rice milk that make the difference.

 

Tina Fey. 'Learning through play' Autism Battle

Tina Fey.

Give every child a few weeks with a Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Ellen Degeneres, Josh Gad, Tina Fey,

'Boobiehatch'  Tim Simpson

‘Boobiehatch’
Tim Simpson

Tim Simpson ‘Boobiehatch’, Dorrie Rose, (Play Therapist at SPICE),

 

 

Red Skelton  'Crazy Guggenheim'

Red Skelton
‘Crazy Guggenheim’

Red Skelton

 

Autism Battle Learning through play. Mary Poppins Technique

Autism Battle Learning through play. Mary Poppins Technique

or a magical nanny and a chimney sweep pretending to jump into chalk drawings on a sidewalk,

 

Autism becomes FUN once you realize that literally everything can be taught through play.

Charlie Hackett author Autism Battle Make it fun!

Charlie Hackett author Autism Battle

YOU can put on a funny hat, sing a requested task or lesson, juggle, dance, draw pictures get down on the floor and play. PECS. Even the staunchest parents can find a way to create the fun, visual world that leads to success. This works with both neuro-diverse and neuro-typical kids so try it!

Quoting Suite. Judy Blue Eyes, “what have you got to lose?” A lot. Dr. Temple Grandin’s mother had a theater background and Temple grew up surrounded by a colorful, play friendly world.

You Can Do It! Rob Scgneider. Autism Battle

You Can Do It! Rob Scgneider. Autism Battle

Developing your own unique characters and using PECS creates the VISUAL environment no child can resist becoming a part of.

YOU CAN DO IT!

 

PECS fun can begin right now.

Autism Battle FREE PECS

Autism Battle FREE PEC

Putting the pictures in the areas where you’re working on routines is best. ie…hand washing PECS by the bathroom sink. Using plastic bags or laminating them for protection and creating a PECS notebook or putting your most frequent PECS on a ring are all popular techniques.

 

Autism Battle FREE PECS

Autism Battle FREE PECS

 

Autism Battle Making your own PECS

Autism Battle Making your own PECS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade works too! When we had no funds I drew everything from ABC’s to PECS on pieces of paper. You don’t have to spend money to play.

 

 

 

 

Autism Battle Using PECS book with velcro

Autism Battle Using PECS book with velcro

You may want to attech velcro to the backs of individual PECS and organize them in a PECS notebook with velcro strips.

 

 

 

 

 

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Autism Battle PECS wall.

Autism Battle PECS wall.

Or get very creative and make a PECS wall at home. I found this picture on another parent’s blog. Awesome job.

(Having a V8, “why didn’t I think of that,” moment.)

 

You can find hundreds of standard PECS through the internet. Try using the word ‘images’ when you search.

 

 

Back to the potty training story.

Thinking outside the box Autism Battle

Thinking outside the box
Autism Battle

Thinking outside of the box and asking for help from others who’ve had success are both beneficial.

I devised a new plan thanks to the help of a mommy whose son also attended the same program ABA parent training program as me.

Most children automatically begin to pee when they are placed into a warm bath. She has already potty trained her son with Autism. She told me to fill a plastic squirt bottle, (dishsoap bottle, ketchup bottle),  with warm water, sit him on the toilet and gently squirt the water just below the belly button, allowing it to trickle down.

Whenever we can incorporate environmental factors which already work, do so!

Mary Poppins Technique 'Spoonful of Sugar' Autism Battle

Mary Poppins Technique
‘Spoonful of Sugar’
Autism Battle

Incorporating the ‘Mary Poppins’, (Spoonful of Sugar), technique, I also gave the body part it’s own name and identity to make it a game.. I told my son we were going to trick ‘Mr. Weenie’ into peeing.

By isolating the involved body part, you also take the pressure off the child. It is no longer the child who may or may not succeed.

I want to remind you to please never tell your child he is bad! A behavior might be non preferred, your teaching skills may not be in tune yet or your expectations might be too high BUT your child is never BAD. The brain believes what it is told.

After waiting a few months and learning from my prior mistake, the moment had arrived. He sat down giggling over the prospect of fooling ‘Mr. Weenie’. FYI: Make sure your child has had enough juice or water to make this happen and don’t try this too soon after his last pee.

I was amazed that within 2 seconds of the warm water hitting ‘Mr. Weenie’, (drumroll)… it worked! It was that easy!  I didn’t mind cleaning the mess from his jumping up and down in excitement before he had finished. I was jumping too!

Autism Battle Cheer for your child

Autism Battle
Cheer for your child

As directed,  our initial success started off with squirting the warm water. Soon. just the sound of the running water in the sink to fill the bottle triggered ‘Mr. Weenie’ to go. Within a few months of consistently doing the same routine, just sitting on the toilet without any running water or bottle was enough to start peeing.

We celebrated EVERY time. Cheerleading is the best motivator. The more excited and animated you are, the more your child will look forward to performing the positive behaviors that earn your cheers. Keep it positive by saying, “you can do this”, instead of, “don’t do that.” Positive, positive, positive.

It was only a matter of time before that pooping happened during the pee routine.

The first time he felt it coming out he panicked at the sensation and almsot stopped. This is why you MUST be there 24/7 for a few years to do this! You cannot miss the ‘firsts;. If I would have missed the first poopy and he stopped to look for a diaper to poop into, I would have ruined everything.

Autism Battle Dancing with your child

Autism Battle Dancing with your child

When the very first poopy splashed into the toilet, I was ready. I had already purchased new, favorite character underwear for the occasion and had wrapped them as a present. We started a conga line dance through the apartment…singing, “Dezi used the pah-TEE (kick), Dezi used the pah-TEE (kick)”. Then he opened the new underwear and we continued to celebrate like the ball had just dropped over Times Square!

Autism Battle Conga Party Celebration

Autism Battle Conga Party Celebration

Do you have to be a cheerleader or make a dance party out of it? Why wouldn’t you? This is also the end of buying diapers and having to change them and the beginning of a huge boost of confidence for BOTH of you! Be careful not to stop the party there though. Once is not enough. If you abandon the fun and attention too soon or let them go too long in between trips to the potty, you might have to start all over again.. If they only get your attention during diaper changes and are ignored for using the potty, .you’re not using common sense. Kids do everything for your attention so don’t lose good behaviors by ignoring them.

Autism Battle Catherine Carden amazing animal trainer. Conga Line.

Autism Battle
Catherine Carden amazing animal trainer. Conga Line.

Now, do NOT expect the schools or day cares to do all the work. However, you absolutely SHOULD expect them to do the routines that brought success. The therapeutic or school environments must work hand in hand with the home to ensure the necessary consistency and continuity. I even went in to teach them the potty conga song and dance. It worked there too!

 

Autism Battle Potty training a Genius

Autism Battle Potty training a GeniusTo stop the wrong behavior I had taught of dumping the poopy from the diaper into the toilet meant taking a time out for a few months. I made the mistake. I showed him the wrong behavior.

 

By shifting gears and changing the focus to pee pee I got a new shot at the whole potty learning experience.

In summation, when you are going to demonstrate any behavior, like a car wash or potty training, get it right the first time. You need to be sure of exactly what your final expectations are. Be clear and don’t get lazy. Don’t let others send mixed messages and always be the cheerleader.

Autism Battle. Key to Success.

Autism Battle. Key to Success.

 

A clear plan including your desired outcome, patience, enthusiasm and consistency is the key/

 

 

 

 

 

Autism Battle. Car wash analogy.

Autism Battle.
Car wash analogy.

Once all 100 kids of the ‘super brain’ have seen every step of the car wash from making the signs and holding them out for traffic to drying the last drop off the chrome and mirrors, you will have a force to be reckoned with! Super brain, super car wash, super success, super YOU!

Autism Battle Super Mommy

Autism Battle Super Mommy

 

 

 

By understanding the depth and complexity involved with a child who has a ‘super brain’, and learning from others who’ve been through it, your journey will become a joy!

By becomiing an informed Autism super mom,

 

 

 

 

Super Daddy Autism Battle

Super Daddy Autism Battle

or super dad

 

 

Super Parents Autism Battle

Super Parents Autism Battle

 

 

 

or super parents working together,

 

 

 

 

Success Autism Battle

Success Autism Battle

 

you CAN do anything!

 

 

Hope this helps!

Thank you for reading, sharing and caring.

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The Latest CDC/ Autism/ Vaccine Storm Examined Part II -Statistics and Facts.

I promised to provide sources, statistics, researchers, advocates, supporters, history and relevant information with regards to the Vaccine/Autism/CDC scandals,vaccine safety and support.

I am relying on the most reputable and indesputable sources for this article. They are listed below. I al also including the Vaccine Scedule in this piece as set forth by the CDC.

My summary is my own thoughts about mending the broken relationships resulting from this passionate, deadly war and moving forward.

Only through correct information can we make informed decisions.~C.A. Curie’

Autism with or without vaccines.

Autism with or without vaccines.

Before we debate or weigh risk factors, we owe it to ourselves and our children to make educated and informed decisions.

**Autism is present in children who do not have vaccines.**

We need to look further into the role of vaccines, the damage of the ‘anti’vaccine’ movement and the the impact of both.

There are three key questions involved.

First question. Do Vaccines Work?

This show of  Illustrated Timelines is paramount in getting the correct information. We can graphically see the decrease of dangerous and fatal diseases through the science and widespread use of vaccines and the consequent spike in diseases following the denial of them..

The first Timeline in each section shows the decrease in diseases prior to the ‘anti’vaccine’ scandal. The second timeline in each group demonstates the undeniable deluge of diseases following the Wakefield/McCarthy ‘anti-vaccine’ get rich campaign.

TIMELINES OF VACCINE PREVENTABLE ILLNESSES

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER PREVALENCE:

 

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network was created in 2000 by the CDC in order to get more accurate Autism Spectrum Disorder prevalence statistics than were previously possible.

 

The national prevalence statistics are an average of the local prevalence statistics.

 

2000: 6 States Monitored: Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, West Virginia.  Average ASD prevalence across all six sites was 6.7 per 1,000 children aged 8 years.

 

2002: 14 States Monitored: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin.  Average ASD prevalence across all fourteen sites was 6.6 per 1,000 children aged 8 years.

 

2006: 11 States Monitored: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin.  Average ASD prevalence across all eleven sites was 9.0 per 1,000 children aged 8 years.

 

2008: 14 States Monitored: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Average ASD Prevalence across all fourteen sites was 11.3 per 1,000 children aged 8 years.

 

MEASLES:

 

 

1963: Measles Vaccine Licensed

1971: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

MUMPS:

 

 

1971: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

RUBELLA:

 

 

1971: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

DIPHTHERIA:

 

1921: Diphtheria Vaccine Licensed

1947: Combined Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Licensed

1949: Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

TETANUS:

 

1924: Tetanus Vaccine Licensed

1947: Combined Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine Licensed

1949: Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH):

 

 

1949: Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine Licensed

1996: Pertussis Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE SEROTYPE B (HIB):

 

 

1990: HIB Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

HEPATITIS A:

 

 

1995: Hepatitis A Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

HEPATITIS B:

 

 

1982: Hepatitis B Vaccine Licensed

1991: Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommended For All Infants

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

INFLUENZA-ASSOCIATED PEDIATRIC MORTALITY:

 

 

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2003: Influenza Vaccine Licensed For Use In 5-49 Year Old Persons

2004: Influenza Vaccine Licensed For Use In Children 6-23 Months Of Age

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE:

 

 

1981: Meningococcal Disease A, C, Y, & W-135 Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

POLIO:

 

 

1955: Inactivated Polio Vaccine Licensed

1961: Monovalent Oral Polio Vaccine Licensed

1963: Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

 

VARICELLA (CHICKENPOX):

 

 

1995: Varicella Vaccine Licensed

1998: Andrew Wakefield Published Study Falsely Linking Vaccines To Autism

1999: Thimerosal Removed From Most Vaccines

2007: Increase In United States Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

2010: Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Study Was Retracted And His Medical License Was Revoked

 

SOURCES:

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, Six Sites, United States, 2000

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2002

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, United States, 2006

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1944-1953

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1954-1963

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1964-1973

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1974-1983

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1984-1993

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1990-1997

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1998

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1999

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2000

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2001

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2002

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2003

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2004

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2005

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2006

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2007

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2008

CDC Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2009

CDC Final 2010 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases

CDC Final 2011 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases

CDC Final 2012 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases

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The Latest CDC/ Autism/ Vaccine Storm Examined Part I

The NEWEST Vaccine/CDC/Autism conspiracy theory hit YouTube and the media this week. Of course it went viral.

Conspirators copy each others videos.

Conspirators copy each others videos.

Please note from the upload times in the picture on the right that one merely copied the other. It is old news that conspiracy fame hounds blindly copy each other without checking facts or sources.

**If Man C jumps off the cliff, will Man B and Man A follow? Exactly three hours apart.**

My son is 7 1/2 years old and was diagnosed at 2 as severely Autistic. Three weeks ago we both got our yearly Flu vaccines.

Since he got his, he began to do Physics and has continued to excel in all other areas, academically, therapeutically, emotionally, physically and mentally.. Additionally he is now protected from 3 potentially deadly virus, (viruses or virii), thanks to the latest CDC Flu vaccination. I have Asperger’s and am likewise protected. I also have no harmful effects from the shot.

http://jennymccarthybodycount.com

http://jennymccarthybodycount.com

Jenny McCarthy declared menace by CDC, Board of Pediatrics and Canadian Health Dept.

Jenny McCarthy declared menace by CDC, Board of Pediatrics and Canadian Health Dept.

Since 2007 millions of children have been denied life saving vaccines. Autism has more than tripled in this time span equally affecting vaccinated and non-vaccinated children.

We also need to use common sense. Autism has disproportionately affected boys over girls 12 to 1 yet vaccines are administered equally. Prior to 2007, the US had gone 12 years without a single reported case of the measles. Everything has changed.

 

Andrew Wakefield busted for falsifying and concealing study results.

Andrew Wakefield busted for falsifying and concealing study results.

Since the onslaught of the Jenny McCarthy/ Andrew Wakefield scandal in 2007, 128,044 children have become dangerously ill from vaccine preventable illnesses and 1,336 have died.

To date, McCarthy and Wakefield have made no apologies.

 

 Not one case of Autism has been linked to vaccines.

Bill gates. Genius. Humanitarian. Autistic.

Bill gates. Genius. Humanitarian. Autistic.

 

My next post will contain the most recent legal, medical and authoritative information on vaccines including all sources.

If we can wrap our brains around the fact that at least 1 in 30 children globally are affected by Autism, then we can also see how easily thousands of similarities will exist amongst children and parents.

The Autism ‘Cause of the Day’ theme is not only a billion dollar industry, it is both dangerous and deadly. They are tearing us apart because our children are our lives.

Autism's effect on the child's world is critical Dezi

Autism’s effect on the child’s world is critical
Dezi

Why are we continuing this destructive, detrimental and malicious campaign which purports that Autism is a negative diagnosis in the first place?

 

If the same groups spent the same time and money learning and applying therapy, the results would have proven Autism to be the positive diagnosis that it is!.

 

The confusion, frustration and fear I initially felt has turned into days filled with miracles, amazement, love and happiness.

My son doesn’t see Autism. He sees the effects on the world around him.

 

Lawsuits don't treat Autism.  Fix first fight later. Dezi

Lawsuits don’t treat Autism. Fix first fight later. Dezi

 

Why not fix first and save the fights for later? The parents who do the work and become a positive, informed, productive supports in this remarkable journey not only experience the huge changes but typically lose the anger and need to blame or lash out.

 

The more you are upset the more your child believes something is terribly wrong with him!

You cannot get to the right by holding on to the wrong.

 

Autism Family The Vaccine/CDC/Autism Storm

Autism Family The Vaccine/CDC/Autism Storm

 

Remember, the window of greatest therapy impact is before the age of 5. After that, it can take 15 years to do what should have been done in one. Don’t waste this time.

 Every distraction from critical one on one Early Intervention therapy is a tragedy.

I have forgone many nights of sleep to research and report the detrimental actions and dangers of those who knowingly using false information to gain fame and fortune at the sake of our children’s futures and lives.

Dezi and Mommy AD (After Diagnosis). The healing begins.

Dezi and Mommy AD (After Diagnosis). The healing begins.

I hold on to the belief that if even one child or family can be changed for the better it is all worthwhile.

In this latest ‘scandal’ where alleged ‘new information’ has come forward, I needed to immediately address the issue before further damage is done.

Emily Willingham Contributor FORBES

Emily Willingham
Contributor FORBES

In doing my own extensive and relentless research I fortunately stumbled upon a brilliant writer/researcher/scientist who contributes regularly to the well respected FORBES Magazine, Emily Willingham. She is also the founder of http://www.doublexscience.org/, and her contributions have appeared in The New York Times, Grist, Slate and Scientific American to name a few. Ms. Willingham is credited for the following article entitled, ‘Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines and Autism?’.

Simon 'Be original, be better or be gone' Cowell

Simon ‘Be original, be better or be gone’ Cowell

 

I immediately realized there was no need to re-invent the wheel by spinning her article. Quite frankly, as Simon Cowell says, “Be original, be better or be gone.”

 

(Conspiracy YouTubers: Men A, B and C would not be going to Vegas, baby.)

Most importantly, there’s no need to take unnecessary precious time away from my son.

The following piece is already well sourced, brilliantly expressed and on point. I give full acknowledgment and credit to Emily Willingham and have added her bio and links at the conclusion of her article published in Forbes Magazine February 22, 2014.

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Is The CDC Hiding Data About Mercury, Vaccines, And Autism?

You know the rule. The answer is, “No.” But the assertion has gone viral on social media thanks to the zombie-like resurrection of a long-told, oft-debunked story that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is hiding its own data linking autism and mercury in vaccines. If you see such assertions in your timelines and newsfeeds (sample headline: “CDC Caught Hiding Data Showing Mercury in Vaccines Linked to Autism”), send the disseminators here. Why? Read on.

In 1999, four authors affiliated with the CDC presented an abstract at a conference … a CDC conference for fellows of its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). The EIS, by the way, serves as the Interpol of infectious disease, tracking down elusive perpetrators worldwide and stopping them before they can harm again. In other words, they are people who dedicate their lives to saving lives. Every year, the program also sponsors a conference. And 1999 was no exception.

In 1999, one Thomas Verstraeten and three colleagues submitted an abstract for the EIS conference, presenting results from the early stages of a two-phase study*. It was preliminary, as many, many such submitted abstracts are. They indicated ‘no strong preference for a poster presentation’, which means that they were OK with getting up in front of the conference attendees and discussing their findings on the record. The zombie-like story making the rounds would have you believe that submitting the abstract “required the approval of top CDC officials prior to its presentation at the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference,” but all conference abstracts require approval from the people running the conference–which, in this case, was the CDC.

The authors reported using raw data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink and HMOs in the Pacific northwest to identify mathematical relationships between thimerosal-containing vaccines and developing neurological and renal impairment (thimerosal is a preservative that contains ethylmercury and prevents dangerous contamination of large volumes of vaccine. It currently is present in multidose vials of flu vaccine). In their comparison of what they call the “highest exposure group” to an “unexposed group,” they reported an increased risk for nondegenerative neurological disorders.

Conference abstracts and the accompanying data are almost always preliminary. In fact, the likelihood that conference material and what finally appears in a peer-reviewed journal will differ is quite high. Much conference material never appears in a full, peer-reviewed article at all because completion of the study yields the much-dreaded “negative results.”

The year of the EIS conference, 1999, was a turning point for thimerosal in vaccines. And then in 2000, the Simpsonwood Conference took place, an assemblage of experts from inside and outside the CDC to discuss the thimerosal issue. The entire transcript of that conference is available here. Verstraeten was in attendance and presented on the data related to the not-even-remotely concealed results from his two-phase study. One thing he noted–and this issue probably is one of many that drives differences between a conference abstract and a final publication–was variability related to the HMOs gathering the data. Those differences mattered to the outcomes and had nothing to do with thimerosal.

In his presentation at the Simpsonwood conference, Verstraeten noted,

This is the result for autism, in which we don’t see much of a trend except for a slight, but not significant, increase for the highest exposure. The overall test for trend is statistically not significant.

Later in the presentation, we learn that phase I of the study looked only at raw numbers from a database while phase II involved chart examination to confirm diagnoses and added in an HMO. The second phase involved new data following on the study described in the 1999 abstract.  This chart review matters. As one of the other authors on the 1999 abstract notes in the Simpsonwood presentation:

Now with autism, if we limit it to children with exposure at either one month or three months of age… there is a relative risk that is no different than one and that is replicated whether we limit it to children with a diagnosis mentioned in the chart where the child was referred to a specialist, or the child was confirmed by a specialist.

In other words, the chart review refined the original raw data and effaced any finding of increased risk. ETA: If you’re feeling wonkish, writer Lindsay Beyerstein elaborated at length in 2005 on the Simpsonwood conference and the limitations of the presented study.

In spite of the openness of this process and the adherence to an original two-phase plan for the study, Verstraeten found himself (and continues to find himself, it seems) the target of accusations of manipulating or hiding data, particularly when the peer-reviewed paper from this study was published in 2003 (abstract here). His having gone to work for “Big Pharma”–in this case,GlaxoSmithKline GSK +0.93%–following completion of his appointment at the CDC brought further accusations of complicity in a coverup. Indeed, the accusations were so hot that Verstraeten responded to them in a 2004 commentary published in Pediatrics, recounting the history. Bottom line was, he was a foreign citizen whose fellowship with the CDC was ending, and he sought and obtained employment in his home country, in his field.

In his 2004 commentary (which is behind a paywall), Verstraeten says, “Did the CDC water down the original results? It did not.”

He goes on to write

The CDC screening study of thimerosal-containing vaccines was perceived at first as a positive study that found an association between thimerosal and some neurodevelopmental outcomes. This was the perception both independent scientists and antivaccine lobbyists had at the conclusion of the first phase of the study. It was foreseen from the very start that any positive outcome would lead to a second phase.

In other words, when you dig into raw numbers and find some mathematical relationships, then you have a reason to move to the second planned phase of examining the charts. If you don’t find anything, phase II is a non-starter.

He then notes

Because the findings of the first phase were not replicated in the second phase, the perception of the study changed from a positive to a neutral study. Surprisingly, however, the study is being interpreted now as negative by many, including the antivaccine lobbyists. The article does not state that we found evidence against an association, as a negative study would. It does state, on the contrary, that additional study is recommended, which is the conclusion to which a neutral study must come.

Perhaps you don’t want to take Verstraeten’s word for it because he went to work for Big Pharma. Those who oppose vaccines often rely on the US Congress, for better or for worse, to make their arguments. So, here’s a link to the findings of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions from their 2007 investigation into allegations that the CDC used Simpsonwood to cover up a thimerosal-autism link and that Verstraeten manipulated data.

Here’s what the Senate committee concluded regarding allegations against Verstraeten:

Allegation # 2: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) convened the Simpsonwood Conference to cover up the finding that thimerosal causes autism.
Findings: The allegation is not substantiated. … Instead of hiding the data or restricting access to it, CDC distributed it, often to individuals who had never seen it before, and solicited outside opinion regarding how to interpret it. The transcript of these discussions was made available to the public. The data was also discussed at the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a public forum held on June 21 and 22, 2000. Simpsonwood participants generally agreed that the VSD data set was weak, it was difficult to assess causality, and further study and investigation were warranted.

Not exactly the behavior of government scientists bent on a cover-up.

The committee also found that

Allegation # 3: Dr. Thomas Verstraeten, MD, MSc, was pressured into changing his research position regarding a causal link between thimerosal and autism.
Finding: The allegation is not substantiated. … HELP Committee staff interviewed Dr. Verstraeten with regard to his findings and his participation in the Simpsonwood Conference. …Review of the phases of Dr. Verstraeten’s study, “Safety of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines: A Two-Phased Study of Computerized Health Maintenance Organization Databases,” and examination of his voluntary response to Committee questions during his interview reflect that his intention was always to conduct a two-phase study. … there is no evidence that GlaxoSmithKline hired Dr. Verstraeten for the purpose of pressuring him to manipulate his data on a causal link between thimerosal and autism. … Dr. Verstraeten was working in the United States at CDC on a temporary visa. Near the completion of his tenure with CDC, he began searching for employment in his native country and found employment with GlaxoSmithKline where he continues to be employed.

In spite of the neutral findings from Verstraeten’s study, the US Public Health Service (USPHS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) jointly recommended in 1999 that thimerosal should be phased out of use in the handful of childhood vaccines that included it. In the wake of considerable further study showing no link between thimerosal and developmental disorders, that recommendation was retired in 2002. Now, say AAP doctors in a 2012 commentary:

Had the AAP (and, we suspect, the USPHS) known what research has revealed in the intervening 14 years, it is inconceivable to us that these organizations would have made the joint statement of July 7, 1999. The World Health Organization recommendation to delete the ban on thimerosal must be heeded or it will cause tremendous damage to current programs to protect all children from death and disability caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

*phrase added for clarity. I also refer readers to this comment offering some more information about resources discussing the 1999 abstract and the Simpsonwood conference, etc.

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Emily Willingham Contributor FORBES

Emily Willingham
Contributor FORBES

Scientist, writer, editor. Founder of http://www.doublexscience.org/. Work has appeared at Slate, Scientific American, Grist, and The New York Times, among others. I focus on how science filters to consumers and how consumers make decisions about science. Frequent honorable mentions: autism, parenting, and the news media.

The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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I offer my thanks, admiration and respect to Emily Willingham for her work. I am thrilled to find a well researched, globally respected scientist and admirable writer so dedicated to Autism.  I love her quote, “I write about the science they’re selling you.”  I’m a fan!

Emily Willingham’s contributions include many other in depth, factual and relevant articles about Autism. I will post her links below for everyone and look forward to following her continued research and contributions. We definitely need more Emilys.

To the copy-kat, stick stirring conspirators, I offer the following heartfelt illustration:

Bull*&*$%*(

Bull*&*$%*(

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I hope this helps to clear up the newest attempt to throw our precious time under the bus with a topic that’s as old and dead as Secretariat.

P.E.A.C.E. Parents Everywhere of Autistic Children Empowered

Thank you for reading.

Share+Care=Aware. ~C.A. Curie’

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Autism Battle

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Autism first steps. Autism Experts. Real Science vs. deadly ‘Celebrity Science’

Autistic woman's clear guide Autism.

Autistic woman’s clear guide Autism.

Your Child is most likely your best teacher.

When you start believing in him great changes can and will happen.

If you do the right things, Autism becomes an ability instead of a disability.

Autism: ABILITIES not DISABILITIES

Autism: ABILITIES not DISABILITIES

If it seems like the pressure is on you, it is!

That’s a good thing since no one in this world will ever be better with your child than YOU. They feel you and you can’t fake it.   The purpose of success stories is for everyone to know it is possible and therefore you will start off by having the faith and belief. After that, everything else is secondary. Long before there was Autism therapy there were just parents believing in their kids. It worked.

My son is my teacher.

I don’t remember the exact date my son became the teacher

Relying on the the masses or hundreds of self proclaimed experts for opinions has become dangerous and deadly.

The only experts are persons with Autism or those who are having success by doing what Autistics have been telling us for decades. The blind teach us about being blind, the great atheletes train the newcomers yet nearly everyone writing books and gaining fame in the Autism world has zero first hand knowledge. It is simple.

Charlie Hackett European Tour

Charlie Hackett European Tour

Would you read a book about performing surgery, walking on a high wire or flying an airplane and then attempt it? Would you observe it and then attempt it? What about experience? Obviously first hand knowledge and actual experience is the answer. Parenting has been around a LONG, LONG time and yet there are STILL no experts. New parents learn from those who they respect as good parents. I urge everyone learning Autism to likewise seek those with experience.

So let’s get real. If you’ve DONE it then know.

Those who KNOW have been telling us everything yet few listen and fewer put their advice into use. Next to the actual experiences of those who have succeeded, everything else is not only a huge waste but both dangerous and deadly. ignoranceAll the degrees in the world mean NOTHING without first hand experience.

Dezi Graduation

Dezi Graduation

Dr. Leah Phaneuf, Board Certified ABA lead a hand picked dream team in an experimental Early Intervention program. I witnessed 100 % success, (huge improvement), in every student, every type and severity of Autistic behaviors in less than a year.

The people who take the time to apply correct knowledge, experience and research DO make a difference. The cost to the parents? FREE. The admission guidelines? Parents willing to do the work. It was integrated with the Public School system in one of the top 5 states. NO ONE graduates from Med School without hands on lab work so why is Autism being given less respect? It is a medical diagnosis yet people are ‘winging it’. We will soon look back and see the malpractice and gross negligence in all of this. money

Autism diets, books, myths and lies are now a BILLION dollar industry. BUT, next to the actual experiences of those with Autism or those who successfully learned and applied from those with Autism, there should be no one else you turn to. For years the speaker circuit has purposely alienated anyone diagnosed with Autism. Major Autism Organizations have refused to hire even one person in the spectrum. This tells the story. In EVERY OTHER FIELD, persons affected are always the persons who represent.

open your eyes Autism Awareness

open your eyes

Think, think, think.

The glaring reason the truth is not getting out there is three fold. ONE is because you don’t have to buy anything and free is a negative word to the medical, pharmaceutical and publishing world.   Dr Temple Grandin

TWO is that those with Autism HAVE been telling us what to do for years but people have been too busy trying to sue, blame or find the overnight miracle pill to listen.

 

THIRD is that actual scientific researchers don’t usually write books. They might publish scientific findings in journals but many have their minds, laptops, notebooks, homes and offices full of  stored critical information.

Einstein Famous Autistics

Einstein Famous Autistics

* **Great minds are typically too busy looking for and finding answers to take time out for book signings and Oprah.  So, fortune seekers swoop in to reinterpret the findings to suit their current products. Even when they are dead wrong few argue until tears of damage has been done.

JenMcCarthyBodyCount.com

JenMcCarthyBodyCount.com

This brings us to a trend found only in America. I call it, “Celebrity Science”. If the stars are doing it then it must be right. This type of worship and approval from the public should carry a certain level of responsibility. For most celebs it does. I cannot image where funding for human causes like AIDS, Cancer or American Farmers, or awareness about Equal Rights, Religious Persecution or Global Suffering would be if not for the great work and dedication of certain Music, Hollywood, Braodway and Sports celebrities. We thank you! Then there is the flip side.  One only has to read http://jennymccarthybodycount.com/Anti-Vaccine_Body_Count/Home.html to see how terrible this is. YET Jenny is still exaulted as a celebrity despite spending her 6th year at the top of the CDC’s and Board of Pediatrics greatest menace to our children and our society.

Canada publicly denounces Jen McCarthy

Canada publicly denounces Jen McCarthy

The Canadian Government has chimed in by having the Toronto Board of Health publicly call for the network to boot her off the show. The very real fear of ABC’s poor choice leading more parents to injure their children by denying life saving vaccines is very real. ABC ignored them.

Moral Laws

Moral Laws

Adding insult to injury and over 1,300 preventable US deaths to date are the other Hollywood ego maniacs who continue to shove her down our throats. Until she admits her son never had Autism, (he has Landau-Klefner Disorder), admits she was a part of hiding the truth to make people blame vaccines in order to sell books…she continues to destroy families, communities and lives. It is NOT acceptable for anyone to do this much damage without consequences and have the TV network ABC act ignorant. There are moral laws.

Dad visiting me in Austin on Ringling. 1982

Dad visiting me in Austin on Ringling. 1982

My brilliant dad, (who worked for President Kennedy and implemented computers into the government, schools and hospitals across the US), said, “small minds gossip about others, average minds discuss problems and great minds find solutions.” So here’s a solution. After my hero Julie Chen fiercly took on rascism this past summer on Big Brother,  she would definitely have the private parts the others lack to call out “Jennyce the Menace” If Whoopi, Ellen and Julie fail me then I will have to go for broke…

Sharon's got guts

Sharon’s got guts

Sharon Osborne are you out there? Maybe another mom advocating who is bravely advocating for a son with extra challenges is the answer. I would call on the men but they’re the ones who hired Jen for her 2 big silicone brains in the first place.

Charlie Hackett Autism mother, writer and advocate.

Charlie Hackett Autism mother, writer and advocate.

While most men think women only say things about other women because we are jealous of their beauty. We’re not that shallow.  I want to make it clear that the only part of her life I wish I had would be the chance to reach out to so many parents. I would continue to give back every penny I could to the cause.  I would not be afraid to apologize if I was wrong. I would rather be dirt poor than ever hurt a child or family. I am like most in this journey and proud of all good parents in the world. There are plenty of brilliant, beautiful women in the world who care about more than their bank accounts. I gave up my home, land and all possessions to battle Autism and I have been by my son’s side 24/7 for years. Great parents have their priorities straight.

P.E.A.C.E. AutismBattle Charlie Hackett

P.E.A.C.E. Parents Everywhere of Autistic Children Empowered Charlie Hackett

Celebrity egos are a nightmare when they put them before the lives of their fan’s children.

JennyMcCarthyBodyCount.com NOT a scientist

JennyMcCarthyBodyCount,com Jen Weiner

Her latest move to improve her image by dating Donnie Wahlburg is only fooling Donnie. On A&E’s Wahlburger’s, the family named a hot dog, (weiner) after Jen instead of a hamburger. At least part of the family isn’t taking her seriously.

Mom Mrs Wahlburg

Mom Mrs Wahlburg

Mrs Wahlburg has done a great job raising her family and I can only hope that in her son’s desperation to have a woman, they see through the fact that Jen has proposed too fast.

Jen McCarthy wears Donnie Wahlburg's glasses

Jen McCarthy wears Donnie Wahlburg’s glasses

She’s even wearing his glasses, (which does not make her more intelligent but was part of her professional re-imaging along with dating a Wahlburger). How will Donnie feel knowing he’s playing sloppy seconds to the forest? How will Mom, (Mrs. Wahlburg),  feel to find out America knows her potential daughter in law took exctacy and bragged about sexing a tree? “She said: “I found myself holding a tree to brace myself. The texture felt so good that I decided to rub my head and boobs all over it. It was a tree I was humping!” Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2012/11/important-story-of-the-day-jenny-mccarthy-had-sex-with-a-tree-while-high-on-ecstasy/#ixzz2uHbrX2oi

Ellen Truth

Ellen Truth

Why not just call Ellen and say I want to apologize and give correct information? Ellen has proven so far to have a high value on truth and integrity.

oprah lost her way. Book selling beats truth.

oprah lost her way. Book selling beats truth.

Oprah is compromised because she helped spread the vaccine lie in the first place. I doubt she’d ever apologize. Oprah wouldn’t want to hurt her book cred. Speaking of experience, I stopped watching Oprah when she decided to be an expert on parenting. Celebrity egos are bad when they become more important than their fans lives. How many of them forget that we paid for their Hollywood lifestyle? When they say and act out to hurt us we can easily take it away.

Anti-American Jim Carey

Anti-American Jim Carey

Is it ironic that Canadian Jim Carey jumped on the anti-vaccine band wagon with his equally ignorant porn lover? It was no shock he would soon be slamming the United States fans who once supported him too. Thousands have signed petitions to have him deported after he recently spoke out against guns even though he owns one himself. No matter which side you are on, a hypocrite is a hypocrite. The point is, we need to stop seeing Hollywood as the land of scientific experts and remember while celebrities have helped many positive movements, they are famous first as ACTORS. Helping a cause is one thing but leading a cause requires a higher level of research and integrity. Admitting you are wrong requires a heart. Who wouldn’t forgive a mother who was trying to help her son? We all would. Who can forgive a mother who found out she was wrong and continued to promote danger and death to others? Donnie Wahlburg, Bravo and ABC. I do want to applaud the amazing celebrities who have sincerely begun to support Autism. Katy Perry brought tears to my eyes in her performance with Jodi DiPiazza in VH1/ Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars. Thank you Jodi, Katy and Jon!

Barbara Walters losing her objectivity to pride

Barbara Walters losing her objectivity to pride

Many are losing respect and boycotting other celebrities for their cruel ignorance. It is sad that after such a distinguished career, people like Barbara Walters are all afraid to admit they were ever wrong. I doubt Ms Walters would ask for Jen’s expert advice if it was her own family members diagnosed with Autism.

The view loses viewers and respect over Jen McCarthy

The view loses viewers and respect over Jen McCarthy

Hiring Jen McCarthy to be respected woman on The View is like pretending Dennis Rodman is our modern Henry Kissinger prestigious statesman.  Enough is enough. I was waiting for our salt of the earth Whoopi to put her foot down but it didn’t happen. Are they honestly saying this was the BEST they could do? It is an insult to all women that ABC overlooked so many truly astonishing and remarkable women.

Whoopi the brain

Whoopi the brain

By ignoring the public outcries, The CDC, The Board of Pediatrics and above all, the parents of unvaccinated, severely compromised and DEAD children, ABC has disrespected themselves. Now we all have to turn away from our former favs to show support for the best interests of our children. Boycotting the woman who continues to do the greatest harm to the US and Canada means turning off The View. The only decent act now would be to remove the harmful books off the shelves and put the correct information out. Otherwise the former insightful program is reduced to giving out diet recipes and wolf whistling at men in Olympic suits. You’re all losing your class by association, hypocrisy and complacency ladies.

Jen is just one pathetic example of the ‘experts’ that attach a lie to expensive products and risky techniques to get rich and famous overnight. They place a higher value on themselves than the future and lives of the rest of us. The contemptuous issues of stealing dollars from trusting parents, caregivers, friends and communities, creating a generation of unvaccinated and unprotected children, creating lawsuits and demonstrations, manipulating research,  lying about diagnosis and  all secondary offenses to the malicious and intentional act of stealing time.

Lawsuits don't treat Autism.  Fix first fight later.

Lawsuits don’t treat Autism. Fix first fight later.

Each minute lost to all the negatives  is a critical piece of precious, correct, healing intervention sacrificed. Since it can take 15 years or more to do what could have been done in just one year before the age of 5, anyone knowingly robbing one second from these kids is criminal.

How much time was spent fighting these battles while the one on one time to save the future was lost? You cannot have excuses, distractions or ulterior motives if you want to change your child’s future. They already have Autism. How sad that people put money ahead of the child. The child needed his parents by his side. Do the work first to ensure their futures THEN join the political arenas!

Time most precious to Autism

Time most precious to Autism

Time is the fragile treasure that cannot be returned or redeemed. The difference between functional and dysfunctional lives destroys families and communities and cost taxpayers millions. In short we are all paying for their campaigns.  While these fakes have clogged the systems and progress with deliberate misinformation. the actual science and experience that every other serious medical diagnosis deserves has become as hidden as the needle in the haystack. Families and friends are war torn over fights about vaccines, symtoms, labels and treatments.  When we are divided we feel alone and our confidence is undermined.

Autistic children see their support systems fall apart.

Autistic children see their support systems fall apart.

Parents heads are spinning in every direction and their emotions and finances exhausted. The truth has become the underdog. i.e. The GFCF diet that was deemed detrimental and had no effect on Autism by The Mayo Clinic 4 years ago. Did you read those findings? Did someone forget to tell Trader Joe? We have certainly become baaaaaaaaad sheep.

This is not some passing phase and will not improve until we literally get on the same page. State to state, rich to poor and community to schools, without the consistency and continuity correct Autism healing requires, we fail our children and ourselves. Think about this question: How many authors can you name? (lots)

Nobel prize Winners in Chemistry 2013

Nobel prize Winners in Chemistry 2013

Now, how many scientists, (living today and not counting ex-blonde strippers), can you name?  I’ll start. 2013 Nobel Prize winners: Physics: Francois Englert, Peter W Higgs, Chemistry: Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel

Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine 2013

Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine 2013

Physiology or Medicine: James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and Thomas C Sudhof and so on. The point is, real scientists and valid, reputed researchers are too busy studying and historically not hype magnets or ego freaks. You probably never heard of any of them for that reason. Yet, they are the brilliant minds in the global community. The lesson? Equating FAME with INTELLIGENCE is NOT a good idea in most cases. As many ways as the Bible has been spun to suit ulterior motives, so have the stories about Autism.

One Truth

One Truth

If the truth is told, donations that only pay for fictional brochures and huge administration fees, (and never get to the kids), would slow way down. Keeping the gloom and doom outlook is part of the money making scheme. Who would donate if they found out the healing was already known, already being done and not helping the kids? The real quastion is where have all the donations gone since we have never received a penny nor has any other parent in the more than 5,000 I have heard from. Not one penny…   Next we deal with the “cause of the day” media storm.

guessing at autism therapy is like naming cloud formations

guessing at autism therapy is like naming cloud formations

Guessing at Autism has become similar to looking at clouds and allowing everyone their own interpretation. That sounds like fun EXCEPT this is a dangerous and deadly way of addressing a serious medical diagnosis. I seriously doubt someone facing heart surgery would look to the book of the month club for help.   With Autism now globally affecting less than 1 in 30, virtually every linking factor is being blamed daily.

newsboyI’m surprised we don’t see “women with vaginas linked to children with Autism” because that is how ridiculous the lame studies and comparatives have become.

That is precisely how books are sold and people made rich and famous. It also takes away the valuable and critical time window that should have been used to do the correct early interventions that would have made the difference. Everything here is based solely on information from those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and has been used to bring about successes with  children diagnosed as moderate to severe.

Dezi loves Mommy

Dezi loves Mommy

I urge every reader to reach out through one central source and begin to work and learn together. I will post success stories and continue to research, work with my son, communicate with other parents and continue to keep correct information free to the readers. I beg all of you to stop seeking out magic pills, Autism ‘experts’, guinea pig trials and anything apart from one on one hard work and evidence based, experienced techniques. Please stop blaming yourselves or others. The past is the past. Our children deserve our complete attention and we all deserve a future. Believe in yourselves and your children. Remember that my son was severely Autistic and even this extreme diagnosis can turn around. Never forget that during this era of daily new techniques from people who have no real experience, Autism has both risen and intensified.

Autism's effect on the child's world is critical

Autism’s effect on the child’s world is critical

 

Take a moment to breathe in the first lesson. Your child is neuro-diverse and not neuro-typical. Your child can and will learn everything he needs to learn and a remarkable amount more when you find his niche’. You CAN do this better than anyone. Don’t fall apart and don’t try to fool them. If you aren’t OK then how do you expect them to believe they are? Your time is best spent with your child. You have a small, precious window where you can make a huge impact before the age of 5. DO NOT give up or expect anyone or anything to do the work for you.

I gave up a 10 acre horse farm, my personal belongings and my community to travel 3,000 miles and get to a good program. Churches will feed you and being poor will allow you to meet some of the nicest people in the world. You get out of anything what you put into it. Do not expect more than you give.  If you had to cross a high wire for the first time, would you want your teacher distracted? Would you trust going across if your teacher didn’t believe you’d make it? Most importantly, do you want to learn from those who have been on the highwire or those who are guessing about it? It’s just common sense.

Autism Battle free for everyone.

Autism Battle free for everyone.

 

The information is free. Nothing is being sold and no one is making a penny. The information on every current cure of every disease or disability in the world is FREE so Autism should be no different.

Autism search for the child's niche'

Autism search for the child’s niche’

 

 

The treasure hunt should be to find your child’s unique talents and abilities and not to find correct information.

Remember, Autism was successfully treated long before there were DVDs, diets, computers or ‘experts.’ autism famous (1)                                                                             Blessings. Hope this helps.

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Hearing Sensitivity

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Dezi in headphones.

Dezi in headphones.

My best Autism Mommy friend found a way for her hearing sensitive son to be able to participate in the school music program. This past 4th of July, she put headphones on her son and for the first time he was able to enjoy the fireworks. My top favorite, brilliant mom took that experiance and applied the headphones to open many other new doors. (It’s no wonder she’s now putting herself through school getting her Master’s!!)
Last month her face was full of happy tears as she watched her son finally be a part of the schools music presentation. The headphones allowed his extra sensitive hearing to be protected. Sadly, her joy was shattered when an obnoxious mother sitting behind her rudely blurted out, “eww, look at the kid with the headphones on”, and was loudly making fun of him. My dear friend took a breath, turned around with a smile and proudly said, “that’s my amazing son who has Autism, is this a problem for you?”
The woman expression changed to shame and she said nothing. Everyone around her realized what an ignorant, hurtful person she was. Then my friend finished enjoying one of the greatest moments of her Autism Journey without ever looking at the woman again.
The other students had accepted the headphones so well that at one point when they fell off, a peer picked them up and helped put them back on his head and adjust them.
It’s amazing how children’s hearts and minds are often more loving, accepting and understanding than their parents.
By sharing this story maybe one parent out there will not have to have their moment crushed, perhaps one parent won’t be ignorant and hopefully, one parent whose child has sensitive hearing will try using headphones to reduce the sensitivity!
Please help turn a negative into a positive by sharing this please and bless you all.

Our later discussion ended by deciding she would be making an appointment to get hearing aids to do what the headphones were doing. In our efforts to have our children be seen for their abilities and not their disabilities, this will be an amazing leap!

As always I hope this helps at least one person out there.

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Different~not all the same

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Dezi’s Song-THE AUTISM BALLAD (by Charlie and Dezi Hackett)

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Day at The Fair

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I reach for you, you turn away
Seems like every time I’m almost there you’ve found a different way
To keep me wondering, just how you feel
Have you ever gone so far as to almost reach a star
Like it’s oh so near
You’ve got a million things to say
Sometimes the words won’t come your way
So I’m dreaming and I pray
That we’ll finally tear the walls down
Standing in your way
Can’t you hear? Do you see?
God I’m standing here right beside you
And together we’ll find the answers
It’s not far away
Can’t you hear? Do you see?
If we never, ever stop believing
You’re gonna be OK

Dezi and Mommy practicing music.

Dezi and Mommy practicing music.

You leave the room, when I come near
Did you know sometimes when I call your name
You pretend not to hear
Me say, “I love you boy”
Yeah, I know you love me too
But have you ever had a dream, you were almost there it seemed
But a noise woke you
You’ve got a million things to say
Sometime the words don’t come your way
But I know we’ll see the day
Yeah
When we’ll finally tear the walls down
Standing in your way
Can’t you hear? Do you see?
Oh I’m standing here right beside you
And together we’ll find the answers
It’s not far away
Can you hear? Do you see?
If we never, never stop believing

Dezi and Mommy practicing singing.

Dezi and Mommy practicing singing.

We’re gonna be OK
Yeah
You’ll be OK
Yeah
Baby, baby, baby yeah we’ll be OK
(we’ll be OK, you’ll be OK, we’ll be OK, I’ll be OK, we’ll be OK, you’ll be OK, we’ll be OK, I’ll be OK)
Baby, baby, baby yeah we’ll be OK yeah
Baby, baby, baby yeah we’ll be OK
You’re gonna be OK
You leave the room, when I come near
Did you know sometimes when I call your name
You pretend not to hear
me say,
“I love you boy”
“I love you too, Mommy”

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Washington. The Autism Society. STOP DONATING.

Washington State had their Autism reform Bill reviewed and endorsed by Autism Speaks in 2011. The great news hit the papers.
Then, without a single shred of publicity, the bill was quietly taken down.
This leaves Washington as one of 12 States who have failed to enact any health reforms for Autism, Asperger’s, et al.
These 12 states have proven that they do NOT care about their children’s futures and have NOTHING pending to undo the damage and abuse their lack of Autism help and awareness has caused!
This will cause their OWN taxpayers MILLIONS and it’s only getting worse.
Washington has no excuse since Bill Gates already built the Autism Center on the UW Campus at no charge to the state. Too bad Mr.and Mrs. Gates aren’t considering politics because they care and give more in funding research, agencies, rural areas, global human conditions, diseases, Awareness, etc…than any single GOVERNMENT.
Meanwhile, our Federal Government continues to pour monies into all 50 states while only 8 of them actually do the correct Early Interventions and have support in the Community. Families have been migrating to the Northeast for over a decade so even these 8 great states are busting at the seams.
It seems we either have a President who is great with foreign affairs OR great with internal issues.
Perhaps that’s why couples like Ron and Nancy,
George and Barbara
and Bill and Hilary were so effective. While the men were attending to foreign diplomacies, these women focused on Healthcare, Education and the Just Say No to drugs campaigns.
IF the monies only went to the 8 states with the correct ABA based programs, (as stated by the Attorney General in 1999), then not only could they continue to help the astounding numbers that have relocated BUT the other 42 states would have to step up and get on board to get any funding. That would also mean that families like my own would not have to split up and move thousands of miles apart…we could have kept our home. We MUST have a government who sees even the low number of 1 in 88 as ENOUGH and ACT to give the resources to these people NOW.
If any flu, (Bird, Asian), was at 1 in 88, we would be under Martial Law! So, why are they ignoring this with well over 98 MILLION diagnosed Autistics and that’s less than 20% of everyone being evaluated. There is enough funding to do what needs to be done and we MUST make those who take the funds accountable for where the monies are going.
In short, a half a million dollars in funding will most likely turn these gifted children into working, tax paying adults. If left as it is, the lifetime of EVERY person diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who doesn’t get the correct therapies will cost taxpayers between 3 and 77 MILLION dollars.
Worse yet, geniuses that are pushed aside and made to feel isolated can hurt back. Adolph Hitler and Jeffrey Dahmer were two such persons with ASD. Doing nothing has created many problems other than financial.
Bill Gates built the Autism Center to give therapy to the kids in the state. The Governor failed to put Autism reform, (which includes Asperger’s, into the health care system so NO ONE could bring their kids in for any help because it would not be covered. He had to switch over from a therapy based facility to yet,another research facility BUT with a promise that the children of the families that work for Microsoft WILL get needed Autism therapy out of his own pocket.
That is one GREAT man and yes, he has ASD.
Autism was 1 in 88 three years ago. It is 1 in 30 globally 2 years ago. The numbers continue to grow and the percentages of boys over girls affected is quickly becoming even.
The Autism Society in Washington needs investigation! Their web site is lies and ignorance intentionally created to hold the gloom and doom which creates donations in place.
Autism IS fully treatable. Asperger’s IS Autism. The cause and treatment IS known. The people there claiming to be experts are actually advocating AGAINST reform because the new insurance would provide REAL therapists and REAL awareness and these so called, ‘Autism Experts’ would no longer be able to steal your money!
I moved from Washington to New York after watching a very high member of the Autism Society SLAM my 3 year old son into a chair over and over and clothesline a taller boy to the ground. When we went to leave, she spun me around by my arm, (I have a broken neck and am permanently disabled), and said my son was ‘HOPELESS.’
I had to move 3,000 miles away and give up my entire life savings, home, older kids and grand kids BUT there are states where Autism is treated, awareness is spread and the kids are turning from Dysfunctional into functional. Each and every single technique used by Washington’s Autism Expert has been laughed at and the ABUSE she practices on the children is criminal.
STOP, STOP, STOP donating to any entity who allows these types of practices! The Autism Society has NEVER given even one penny to help my boys and 10 dollars in the hands of a local agency like Parent 2 Parent helps more than 1,000 dollars to them!~
In the 3 years I have been running a free website devoted to telling the story, I have received thousands of emails and calls from parents, family members, grand parents, therapists, doctors, teachers, etc…and not ONE person has ever received any help from any Autism Society.
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When I was there and also needed help for my older son, even the initial consultation was DENIED because I had no money and was on disability. My son will now cost taxpayers millions and the Washington Autism Society ‘expert’ denied any help at all over FIFTY DOLLARS. So, stop donating!~
I want to return now to show everyone what can and needs to be done for all the kids! As for the ‘confusion’ of what is low and high functioning, that was established decades ago and is very clear. These statements only serve to keep people in the dark, afraid and donating.
The paragraph devoted to how we can help is totally dedicated to “GIVE, GIVE, GIVE and no exact statement of what is done in the way of giving back.
I hope that Organizations like TACA, Parent 2 Parent and Gates Foundation will be a huge part of our future because my son is living proof that The Autism Society LIES and these other agencies do everything to actually help, bring change and spread facts. To start, the word ‘curable’ is a game.
Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, James Taylor, Dr. Temple Grandin, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Mozart, 5 US Presidents including Lincoln
and Jefferson, Orson Wells, Andy Warhol.
Dan Aykroyd,
 Marilyn Monroe,
 Spielburg, etc..
.live/ lived very functional lives with Autism without being ‘cured.’ So, don’t fall into a trap thinking that ‘no cure’ means no hope! Diabetes and poor eyesight are also disabilities which will last a lifetime BUT with correct information and corrective glasses, their quality of life can be guaranteed.

Likewise, with correct knowledge and assisted technology, all but a very small handful can lead very functional and happy lives! Even the lowest functioning persons CAN be treated and show improvement!
My son’s T-Shirt for Autism Awareness says, “I am UNIQUE, aren’t YOU?” That says it all.
Like diabetes or poor eyesight, Autism will never go away from a person BUT it is treatable and can get from dysfunctional to fully functional with Early Interventions, awareness and support.
Taxpayers will be paying because of this statewide greedy and abusive institution and marriages, families and friendships are severed daily because of the frustration over lack of resources and absence of truth.
Election year is typically the best time to create changes so please don’t give another generation a life sentence by allowing these ignorant and greedy people to deny services, dignity, happiness and honesty to our neighbors, family and children.

I am forever grateful to a brilliant Court Commissioner who granted permission to relocate to one of the 8 states doing correct therapies for Autism.  This opened doors for my son that Washington still doesn’t even consider.
She did her homework. Soon, we all will have our minds opened and these greedy abusers of our loved ones will be exposed and forced to be accountable for the lifetime damages they have shamelessly caused.
The Governor, Christine Gregoire, who also had support speeches read at OUR fund raisers to really help all the kids, outright LIED.
She said, ”no child shall have to move to obtain suitable resources:’
I had to move 3,000 miles and give up our home, life savings, kids and husband to get help 3,000 miles away.
Now that my son is PROOF that Autism is fully treatable, it’s sad that we can’t afford to move back home so that everyone could have real answers, real therapies and real truths.
I would be happy to work with parent groups, advocate, etc…and always continue to write truths and expose the people and injustices that are killing our kids.
Maybe TACA, Mary Bridge or The  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will read this and bring us back home. My son’s daddy, (also the love of my lifetime), remained back there to take care of his mom who has COPD. She didn’t want to be locked up in a hospital or retirement facility. WE miss him so much and these three years of all being apart has been very hard BUT we wouldn’t have done this any other way!
Our son’s future is happy and bright and hopefully when we reunite, our experiences and our music can help reach out to other parents.
 He is one of 8 children but for many years has always been the one to look out for and care for his mother. Her days seem numbered and that makes getting home even more important so that she can again see her youngest grand son, she’ll know he’s going to be OK and he’ll have clear memories of her.
It’s so sad that after giving a 1/2 million dollar 10 acre horse farm, 17 horses, farm equipment, our dog, furniture, jewelry, coats, college funds, 401Ks and savings up just to get the basic help that Washington State and The Washington Autism Society are refusing, the 6 thousand needed to bring us back home isn’t available. By my NOT being able to get back, my older son will cost the taxpayers there 100 times that amount because it took 3 1/2 years to get his diagnosis and now he’s 18 and I can only be in one place at a time.
It’s horrible that entire families futures are in the hands of those who don’t care and refuse to help or learn. It makes us all feel terribly fragile and expendable. That is NOT what being a citizen of The United States of America was supposed to be!
My oldest son is one of the most musically talented and gifted people I’ve ever known
Please listen to his youtube site so you can hear him play and sing
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Now he doesn’t even have a way to play or share because he was denied services when he needed them and the medical attention he did receive was barbaric. A local General Practitioner made stabs at guessing a diagnosis and over prescribing psych meds that led to 2 Emergency Room visits. Just because someone has a paper on the wall saying DOCTOR, it doesn’t mean they are a good person or have kept current on their own learning.
This doctor was the same one who said, (in reference to my younger son not speaking), “you are an over aged mother and probably over compensate. Hold up two foods and don’t feed him until he says which one he wants.”: The WIC representative agreed with him! YIKES!
Yes, I later found out he was run out of California for a malpractice suit. His treatments would have killed both of my sons had we not decided to IGNORE him. He’s still practicing. Anyone know of a good lawyer?
He has already cost the tax payers thousands in the healthcare and Court systems which I’m making sure doesn’t also become the fate of my youngest. Worse yet, he NEVER got the help he needed even when he was custody of the state and it was spelled out for them word by word. The local ‘expert’ wanted 40 dollars per session, Medicaid didn’t cover his diagnosis and not one penny donated was ever offered to help.
My youngest daughter, almost 20, is currently serving God as a missionary in Central America. She devotes herself to trying to change the world and I am so proud of her. She recently did a movie called OBLIVION Story of an Unseen Girl, that is true, relevant and well worth watching. Click here for the trailer and the full length is on the same page.
The Autism journey has changed us all and I have never seen a young woman so totally and unselfishly devoted to helping others as she is.
My oldest daughter, 24, is the most beautiful mommy of my three grand kids. Her former husband returned from seeing live action in Iraq and Afghanistan a very changed person. It’s too bad that the military cannot do something to unwind the soldiers like they had boot camp to wind them up.
Her younger son is certainly showing signs of ASD but living in Washington will make it even harder for them all. That is another reason I want to go back home. I want to be there to work with my grand kids and be supportive of my daughter. She has been working full time since the kids dad left the military because she was trying to help him get his 4 years of college. She is completely devoted to her children and like the other kids, makes me so proud.
A recent article about Washington State and it’s negligence and abuse.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Worse is how terrifying even one government liar can be for all of us now and in the future.
Response from an ARI (Autism Research Institute) thread:
Reading all of these stories has been very disturbing and depressing. Why is everyone not doing their homework? The treatment of Autism is NOT the same in every state nor even from one district to another. The Easter Seals was forced to remove their “Best and Worst States To Live In” for Autism three years ago because of the migration which began.
I was living in a State ranked 48th, (Washington)…which is now tied for LAST and even backed out of the originally written Autism reform bill they promised to sign.

Then again since she’s NOT seeking re-election, why actually care about fulfilling promises or helping the kids?  In this State where not paying State Tax is something bragged about, the citizens refuse to vote in this tax but has a profound effect on the way Autism ISN’T treated. Did they know that years ago school funding was channeled over to build Casinos without an end date? Does anyone care that even if funding is allocated for your child, if you don’t demand it is spent ON YOUR CHILD, then the extra 200% of what is given for a neuro-typical child might very well be used to buy football uniforms or give the Principal a retirement party!

The average student is worth around 5,000 dollars there in a curricular school year BUT a child with an IEP, (Individualized Education Program), is worth almost 15,000 dollars. So, sending an OT, (Occupational Therapist),  into your home once a week for 20 minutes, (she brought a Fischer Price Barn with a moo-ing cow and recommended DVDs which were already listed as confusing and detrimental for children with Autism),  isn’t really that gracious is it? Then she asked me to make copies of my DVDs for the other parents. I reminded her that was illegal.
The Special Education Department in Tenino, Washington REFUSED to contract out and send my boys to either of 2 nearby districts which were doing far more for kids with the same diagnosis. The Yelm district had received a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the teacher said they had plenty of space. The Director of Special Education turned down my son’s application BEFORE he ever saw his diagnosis or information. He said there was no room even though it was already known that there was plenty of spaces.
 I reported this, as did others, back to The Gates Foundation as the intent of that grant was to help as many rural kids as possible instead of helping a few and pocketing the rest.In fact, at 8th grade, they told my older son that even if he never did homework and failed every subject, they would still pass him every year! He stopped doing homework and they continued to pass him on.
In Washington, a student can repeat their senior year up until they are 21. They are called a Super-Senior, Super Super Senior and so on. The purpose is to continue to collect the tax monies for the child while shoving him off on an underpaid ‘alternative program’ teacher until they either quit school or eventually pass.

The next County over, Lewis County, had parent inclusion classes for kids with ASD and was using the expertise of our first PRIVATE Occupational Therapist, Beth Wilder. (LOVE HER!)That woman started my journey off with correct facts and a lot of encouragement. She is a gifted and brilliant ‘Autism Whisperer’ and also works in the Centralia/ Chehalis School District.
I could not dare to live in Washington unless Beth was in the picture. The battle is hard enough without having to fight ignorance, stupidity, laziness and lies as well.

The Tenino District refused to contract to that district and they said they DID have room. Never have I encountered more injustices and cruelty than I did from the new Special Education director, Laura,  and the former HS principal, Mr. Johnson, who tortured my older son and treated everyone who wasn’t raising a football jock like garbage. He allowed students and teachers to bully my son, substitutes to ignore his 504 plans to call him, “Tourette”, ignored Advocates and even falsely accused my son of smoking pot!

I brought the Emergency Room blood test reports to a meeting to show him he was wrong and he said that those tests couldn’t be trusted and that he KNEW better.
He now works nearby but I’m hopeful that his disgraceful treatment of students with disabilities has changed. I was too busy trying to get help to afford spending any time suing over much of what we’ve experienced.
My son sat in a police car while his blood pressure dropped to 80 over 40 and almost died because of Mr. Johnson.

Neither one of them, Mr. Johnson or Laura,  nor the Spec. Ed Director in Yelm have any business having a say about the lives of ANY students. Absolutely IGNORANT and they’re being paid by taxes so you DO have a say! These types of people are the worst BULLIES in our society because when they disrespect children with disabilities, they show by example that it’s OK to do so! If our administrators don’t protect our children and actually go out of their way to directly or indirectly hurt them, how can we expect kids to respect each other?
There are enough numbers of people affected now to start coming out from the shadows and demand respect and a future of happiness for yourselves and your loved ones.

ASK to see where the funding for your child was spent EVERY year. Don’t allow the schools to refuse Summer School, (ESY Extended School Year), and certainly you MUST make them use a researched and evidence based Methodology namely,  ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) By a Board Cerified PhD. Next, a Speech and Language Pathologist NOT a 2 year speech coach who knows nothing about things like Apraxia or the correlation between chewing and speech muscles, a Special Education teacher with Autism courses and proven experience and a 1:1 ‘chaperone’ who will both assist and protect your child. Your extra $10,000 above and beyond the typical 5,000 will cover these expenses and that’s what it is given for in the first place! The Occupational Therapist should be assisting with any eating disorders like the Gustatory, a Physical Therapy evaluation needs to be done to see if your child can benefit and EVERYTHING should be both shared and taught to YOU to create the continuity which your child must have for any degree of success.

A shared notebook is an excellent tool that you’ll need to have written into your child’s IEP and Assistive Technology namely IPADs and Computers are now even endorsed for all children with ASD by Dr. Temple Grandin and every research facility and study which has proven success. Don’t stop being the squeaky wheel or it won’t happen. Walk out of meetings where your childs needs aren’t met and remember they NEED your signature to get to the funding. Use your leverage wisely and if another district or school is far superior, demand for your district to contract out and transport. The sooner you buy a copy of Wrightslaw and understand you and your child’s rights, the better the advocate you’ll make.

Back to Washington State. My son’s father and I were personally singing concerts for fund raising and awareness and allowing the Governor to have her speeches heard. Her stock BS line was, “No child shall have to move to obtain suitable resources.” I believed her. She totally fooled the entire State. Her opponent was wiped out because of her unparalleled deceptions.

Governor Christine Gregoire isn’t alone in her  legacy of robbing families of their futures and ruining the lives of our kids. In the US,  there are still 13 remaining states uncommitted to helping children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or ASD.  If Governors, Senators and Legislatures could be criminally charged for intentional deception, fraud and gross negligence, we’d see lightening quick reforms and Golf Course style white collar prisons FULL.
Martha Stewart served time for far less and never hurt a child.

Then, someone who had sued 4 school districts but STILL had nothing in terms of accommodating resources asked me if I was really going to try to save the State or save my kid. What???? Really????
These are the facts people and your chance to learn, share and make the difference.

Rule #1. BLOG, WRITE, EMAIL, use your FACEBOOK, SPEAK, CALL THE PAPERS, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! A child’s learning and language foundation is 70% DONE by the end of the third year of life and sealed by the end of the 5th year. After that it can take 15 years or more to do what could have been done in ONE. No, the child does not KNOW 70% of what he’ll learn BUT his operating system, (like Linux, Windows XP, etc…), or HOW he will learn is done. The rest of his life will be memorization, reasoning, cognitive skills, etc…BUT since every child with Autism CAN learn what neuro-typical children can BUT they must be taught VISUALLY then those first 5 years will make the greatest impact. You don’t have to get through the door BUT you do need to get the windows cracked open.
Please don’t waste your time suing and blaming since every moment counts and chances are your child’s diagnosis didn’t happen until his 2nd or 3rd year of life to begin with. Don’t waste HIS/ HER time!
Now, the fun part.

I gave a half million dollar home back to the bank, (10 acre completely refinished horse farm), left my older kids and grand kids, divorced my husband and had to move 3,000 miles to get to one of the states which put all therapies into the schools via Medicaid and have since the 1970′s.
I had to sell or give away my belongings, furniture, jewelry and even shoes to get by BUT somehow you will get by. STOP thinking of dropping your child off at a day care! In the States where Autism is correctly treated, your child will be in school as early as TWO and it will be 5 days a week.
IMPORTANT. No, you CANNOT put your kids in day care because the ratios are inefficient. Chances are your child will be drowning in his own silent safe world making him further and further out of reach. The angrier and more frustrated the child typically means the higher functioning.

Imagine not understanding how to speak the language, not being able to make the sounds or no one understanding your own ‘language’ while your high functioning brain is starving to be understood. Wouldn’t you want to melt down after a few YEARS of this?

Now let’s learn what we must do.

The Surgeon General clearly stated in 1999 that our kids need a minimum of 40 hours a week ABA and 25 of Speech for TWO years of intensive one on one. Obviously the kids can’t be in school 65 hours and it’s not their job to do the bulk anyway.
YOU have to LEARN. You have to do the work. I quit my businesses and have lived off food banks and state aid. I am completely physically disabled BUT had my church load a 26 foot truck and drove in the dead of Winter over 3,200 miles in 6 icy cold, slippery days. Then, I put our things in storage, drove 5 states away where my best friend had flown the boys, loaded them up, returned and HAD to get vaccines before entering the kids in school.
Since mercury is typically found in multi-dose bottles, please demand the single dose smaller ones. I also spent the extra time and money to vaccines aluminum based out of Canada. Again, your child was pre disposed to Autism and vaccines trigger it not cause it. Wouldn’t you like to know 2 years ahead if you’re going to have something?

Interestingly, New York NEVER allowed the carte blanche vaccine refusal while California led the way in their usual jump on the band wagon, tree hugging tradition. The latest statistics show the highest percentage of children with ASD to be in Silicone Valley, CALIFORNIA. That makes sense since the same genetic patterns which mandate ASD also are typified/ identified with genius and savant. So, the geniuses in the tech world have kids with the same genetics BUT more magnified due to the extra hormones in our water.  (The hormone connection is a whole other story which doesn’t need to be added in this). The major company in the UK which is similar to our Microsoft now shows preference in hiring persons with Autism, (which also includes Asperger’s).

So, we crossed the country where I could only afford for 2 of my older teens, my 3 1/2 year old son with ‘severe’ Autism and myself to live in someone’s barely finished basement. Within less than 2 months, my ‘hopeless’( as he was deemed by the local Autism ‘expert’…which there are NO SUCH THINGS as hopeless or Autism Experts), son was beginning his journey from a non-verbal, wall staring, head banging, uncontrollable, untouchable, screaming, unhappy boy to a high functioning, happy, huggable, brilliant, caring, listening, socializing, loving, genius with over 5,000 words, (though his speech is apraxic), in less than 2 years.

This research and evidence based ABA program takes on 13 children a year with varying severities of Autism and EVERY year, with EVERY child they have marked improvement. It’s NOT a mystery and it’s NOT something you can’t also do. Please refer to The Mary Poppins technique as it’s referred to at www.AutismBattle.com. In essence a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down and through PLAY, (yes, PLAY), everything can be taught!

For anyone using any kind of time out as discipline, let me just say, ARE YOU NUTS? Autism is one big giant time out from our world and isn’t that what we’re trying to fix? How can sitting a child in silence, away from the social world, being punished for typical behaviors do anything positive at all? It’s NOT and whoever is using anything like this, locking them up, closing them behind doors, turning out lights, hitting, screaming, etc…instead of being a safe, FUN, playful, loving, educated, creative,  trusted guide, interpreter and calm, consistent bridge to the world is setting them back and will never get them into the light. Use your heads and watch Disney channel. You’ll get to be your child’s playmate! The sooner you accept the sheer delight and beauty of being able to have FUN while teaching your child and modifying behaviors, the sooner you’ll stop bringing him/ her further down and start lifting both of you UP.

Depression and anger have no place in the healing so stop everyone  from displaying these emotions or don’t blame your child when he mimics them back! Make everything visually interesting and fun especially YOURSELF.

It was Jim Carey who brought Evan McCarthy out of his dark world NOT rice milk.  Can we all have Pet Detective for 2 weeks to break the kids out? No BUT you CAN be animated and full of enthusiasm and charisma. Fake it until you make it and you will quickly start seeing results and it will become second nature.
Today my son is doing advanced Geometric shapes, beginning Algebra and 9th grade reading in a Second Grade inclusion classroom, (never put kids who mimic with kids with other Autistic behaviors), and he is singing, writing music and short stories, happy, EATING, loves to be held, writes beautifully, loves to joke and is the most wonderfully adorable child to imagine being around…and he just turned SIX.

No magic pills and no solely blaming the schools folks. There are MANY people with Autism who came from all states and got through. 5 Presidents including Lincoln and Jefferson, Bill Gates, Orson Wells, Dr. Grandin, Michaelangelo, Speilburg,Dan Aykroyd, James Taylor, Thomas Edison,  Daryl Hannah, Wolfgang Mozart..

.the list of amazing people goes on and on who ALL HAD/ HAVE AUTISM. You should be EXCITED to see where your child’s niche will be!

It’s NOT the vaccines..
http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html
they trigger it THANK GOD or you’d miss the Early Intervention window. It’s NOT  a mysterious disease. It’s a fully treatable diagnosis that takes YOUR hard work.
I was answering between 200-300 emails a week and each time that I was told, “but we need the second car, boat, house, etc…” I stopped writing back. You HAVE TO do this part and you cannot make excuses. If you don’t do it now in a few years your child won’t even be able to handle any social environments and you’ll be forced to lose it all BUT now you have years and years of a BIG person needing you instead of the 2 or 3 years your smaller child needed. Look, you won’t starve and if you really want to help your kids, loved ones, etc…and there’s no help where you are right now, then get to where the help IS.
Really. Honestly. It IS just that simple.

Along the way you’ll have many opportunities to share and make a difference and you will have success.
Early on, before I even got out of Washington, my letter was read on the Senate Floor to include Autism in National Health Care reform by Sen Doyle of PA. That was in 2009 and I heard him over his cell phone. I was so proud BUT now cannot understand why or how 13 states are still not getting with the program.
This is where you can immediately make the biggest difference apart from your one on one learning through play home therapy.
You MUST change the politicians to change the rest.
Do NOT allow another 4 years of anyone who doesn’t care about our kids!

I personally would have loved Santorum because of his little daughter and belief that every human deserved DIGNITY but let’s NOT keep anyone like the current crew who fail to even mention Autism while we aren’t even in the top five COUNTRIES in treating the kids! What future is there if our kids aren’t respected? What about the care givers?
I could only PRAY we could get Bill and Melinda to run our country because our children’s futures would finally be in the hands of leaders who proved they care BEFORE going into office.

People USE so many empty promises and irrelevant topics to keep everyone from what SHOULD be more important than any other issue…OUR CHILDREN. PERIOD.

Let me give you an example of how we’ve been manipulated and turned into scared idiots afraid of everyone and everything. 90% of all child sex crimes are committed by people related to or known and trusted by the child, family members…but STILL we think a list of STRANGERS keeps our kids safe. Sex crimes have NOT gone down at all! Next, think about untreated NON VERBAL children locked in a silent world. Aren’t they victims of a system which is failing them? Now, what about the Asperger’, ( a sub group within Autism),  types who are brilliant BUT resent the society than has shut them out. Let’s start with two of the most notorious…Jeffrey Dahmer and Adolph Hitler.

So, not giving these kids a world with awareness and appropriate services backfires! So, why then aren’t the sword wielding, keep our kids safe politicians virtually ignoring serial killers? The billions, yes, BILLIONS spent on a list which doesn’t even include former murderers, kidnappers and stalkers has NEVER worked BUT the monies spent COULD have provided FREE THERAPY to our kids. We are being manipulated by ignorance and fear while the things that are hurting our kids are actually being IGNORED. Worse yet is that before this spendy list generated raises and bonuses for law makers, private parties, web designers and These vigilantes, law enforcement knew the whereabouts of 90-95% of ALL offenders and felons. NOW it is estimated that because of the inability to re-enter society, witch hunting, discrimination and hate crimes, more than 50% are unaccounted for! Because of the ‘list’, the higher levels and more dangerous, (as they have the hardest time being accepted), have gone underground!

Top this off with the fact that less than 1 1/2% of those registered ever re-offend and the greatest danger is STILL posed by those who haven’t been caught or haven’t offended yet. Do you now understand how the illusion of caring about our kids easily hides the reality that the lives of our children are in danger by the very same people who get elected.

Whether by NOT HELPING AT ALL, LYING, NOT LEARNING, IGNORING THE SURGEON GENERAL and/ or STANDING IN THE WAY OF ACTUAL LIFE CHANGING THERAPIES, these people should be held accountable so it will stop.
Where is the list of politicians who hurt thousands of kids and millions of people and families BUT get away with it?

They are getting PAID by us tax payers and are NOT taking responsibility while whole lives will be ruined, families destroyed and a lifetime sentence of dysfunction is handed down. Do you really feel safer now?

Think, JUST the funding being wasted on that one program ALONE would buy lifetime treatments for all of our kids. Meanwhile the Dahmers and Hitlers grow in numbers and I DO fear them and NO CHILD or ADULT is safe.

By today’s laws, Mary Magdeline would be on the offender list, Jerry Lee Lewis, (whose cousin was 13 when they married), and nearly everyone who ever portrayed Santa and had a child sit on their laps.

The list of persons who married their cousins, which in many states is illegal and considered INCEST which would add you to the list were/ are Jesse James, Bach, FDR and Charles Darwin, Mayor Giuliani, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson and H.G. Wells).

Many people on the list were found guilty of indecent exposure including urinating in public or flashing.

Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson flashed at a Super Bowl and there are hundreds of websites showing Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Britney Spears without all their clothes on. Yet, if you’re NOT famous and get caught flashing anyone, public indecency can get your name on the list for 20 years. Mrs. Robinson would be in trouble too.

I apologize to anyone who has been hurt by an offender in any way BUT as you well know, the list didn’t stop them either, right?

As for DANGEROUS people in our society…
The CDC and Board of Pediatrics called Jen McCarthy the greatest menace to our kids and society over FOUR YEARS ago but people are still robbing their kids of dairy products and refusing life saving vaccines which are proven detrimental! Our nation had gone 12 years without a single case of the measles. We had ‘herd immunity’ meaning that a disease could still take out immuno- compromised persons like HIV positive, Seniors and kids BUT it couldn’t spread like wild fire. Now, Insurance companies are dropping the generation who doesn’t have vaccines, (and have Autism in the same percentages of those vaccinated), and you can’t give that much live virus to a grown child without giving them the disease or killing him.
http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html
Read Yale’s The Jen McCarthy Body Count for more…over 90,000 cases of reported preventable illnesses and almost 1,000 deaths since Jen’s 2007 campaign.

Worse yet? She KNOWS this and could easily go on Oprah or Ellen and say she was wrong but instead she keeps pumping out the books. Why not? Even most doctor’s are still recommending them for lack of ongoing awareness, research and correct information.
Did you know that a general practitioner, (family doctor) cannot diagnose or dismiss any mental illness or developmental disorder? They can only REFER you to a Pediatric Neurologist or Pediatric Psychiatrist! Would you go to your foot doctor for a Heart Surgery? What do you call the guy who came in LAST in his Med Class? Doctor!
http://www.jennymccarthybodycount.com/Jenny_McCarthy_Body_Count/Home.html
Back to the ‘scientist’ who has ripped through the fiber of our country and did it with ease because we are scared and grasping at straws.  ( I didn’t mean anything personal towards scientists JUST opening eyes to the fact that she’s NOT one but was taken more seriously than actual researchers and real scientists.)
5 years before Jenny was even born it was proven that you cannot chelate, (rid the body of metals), a body with testosterone. Our men came back from Vietnam full of metals and there was NO success with the stupid ‘leaky gut’ diet. When the foods we eat enter the small intestine for Absorption, the testosterone pulls out any metals and recirculates them back to the brain. Voila! Even a molecule of metal in the brain wreaks havoc.

FYI Charles Manson has the highest amount of copper in a hair test than any other tested person in history. Saliva breaks down many things and if you’ve ever had a penny in your mouth then you tasted it, right? Puffers and aerosols put metals in you. OK, you can figure out what factories, autos and pollutants have done without me.

Here’s the BIG ONE…

Testosterone is a magnet for heavy metals and       Estrogen and Progesterone are not.

The girls who have ADD, Autism, ODD, etc…are those higher in testosterone, (Tomboys), and boys have always been affected over girls for the same reason. This is GLOBAL. Makes more sense, right? Boys over girls…has to be a logical SCIENTIFIC, factual reason and that’s it. Proven FIVE years before Ms. McCarthy was born.

I would be happy to help any care giver who is HONESTLY ready to help themselves BUT I have zero tolerance for anyone who puts anything before the best interests of their children.
It’s an election year everyone and you NEED to get involved. Use your work, social networking, relatives, church groups, everyone together WILL make a difference. Go to the Autism Speaks websites to see which states are reformed and which don’t care. You don’t even need stamps! There are email addresses and pre written petitions and form letters to use! Take a moment and TELL YOUR STORY but not just amongst us, tell it to the world! Google blogger is FREE and shows you step by step how to blog.
http://www.blogger.com/home
BEWARE of promises made that were not fulfilled! As Madea would say, “When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM”! We MUST only vote in politicians who have a track record of caring about our children and the atrocities INSIDE our country.

SPEAK OUT against every politician who is not supporting Autism reform. Be relentless. Hold them accountable. Stop staring at smoke screens like bogus sex offender registries while ex murderers, lawmakers who are ripping your loved ones futures away and kidnappers are allowed to be our neighbors without us ever knowing.
Your blogs will get read and with Autism being closer to 1 in 30, we have more than enough votes to put the people in who will care.

Bill Gates has Autism. He built a billion dollar Autism Center to treat all the kids in the State of Washington only to have Governor Gregoire fail to put Autism into the State Insurance. (Medicaid). That means no other Insurance Company writing policies there had to put it in either! Bill and Melinda, (REAL HEROES), then had to change their dream treatment center into yet another research center. The kids are here and need treatment.

The Gates then began to give millions and millions of dollars in grants to every state, many countries, etc…to help. Why won’t they run for office? He would be our SIXTH President with Autism!

Please watch Dr. Temple Grandin’s life story made by HBO. Clair Danes does a great performance and so many of your own fears will be resolved and questions will be answered. Stop hiding your children and get them and awareness out in the open. FIRST however, please stop being blind sheep and following trends which fill the wallets and bank accounts of people who are hiding the real facts and just re-inventing the wheel!

When you do research, ignore what comes up at the top in the highlighted boxes as those are paid for. Next, the top search will be the one with the most hits or usually, THE OLDEST. This won’t help you. Learn to search using current dates to find the most recent research and if someone is selling something, stop right there! There were no diets, DVDs, books or magic therapies used on those people. They had their vaccines.

http://autismbattle.com/autism-denial-the-death-of-john-travoltas-son/
Before we lose one more child from suicide or any other avoidable means,,,we MUST start learning what is FACT. Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson’s story, included in the John Travolta’s Story prove how urgent and widespread this has been. They all lost a child and the story is at the link above. You can’t read about what happened and not be affected deeply. Of all the stories that movies are made from, telling the Autism stories are way overdue.

This story is well worth reading and will show everyone that Autism is everywhere regardless of fame, fortune or Country you live in. It also shows that ignorance is even more widespread and DENIAL is deadly. and it’s much worse now! So, how did all those people seem to get help before the 1970′s? What was different?

Mommies stayed HOME. Behavior modifications are made by routines. Who more than mommies will rule that hands get washed before dinner, baths come before bed, story time and play time are necessary and droning in front of non-educational TV for hours is not even in the realm of OK? NOT the day cares in fact they think a quiet child who plays quietly alone is a good thing BUT that’s single stimming and 100% the wrong direction. You DON’T want to use day cares or anyone who doesn’t know what they’re doing! You might not even get it at first BUT your child trusts you and he MUST feel safe before any healing can begin.

The same government who refuses to take care of the disasters caused by removing mommies from the home, (or in some cases, daddies), are now the ones you need to blog OUT of every election. Don’t believe your voice won’t be heard, you’re reading this aren’t you? Can you copy and paste this onto your Facebook or into an email? Can you sign your name and send it to the papers? It won’t take long! Less than the amount of time it took to write your story is needed to start getting the word out about the lawmakers who are still ruining our children’s lives and futures.

One more thing. Don’t donate to The Autism Society! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER! Autism Speaks is actually helping to get reform happening and The Autism Society has traditionally printed brochures and paid heavy administration fees while propagating gloom and doom which is the real reason so many parents give up before they even get started! Shame on these people. Contribute to LOCAL agencies like ARC, Parent 2 Parent, Arise, Enable, Easter Seals, Red Cross, just ask your local Dept. of Disabilities where people turn after getting a diagnosis of ASD. (Should be called The Department of ABILITIES).

Ten dollars in the hands of a local agency will help more than 10,000 dollars to organizations who thrive on making you feel HOPELESS and painting dark pictures. Like in the Aids days when the cure was thought to not exist, the donations came screaming in but once Magic didn’t die and continued to play Basketball, people felt duped. We suddenly got the word that France had the treatment for almost TEN YEARS but our FDA drug it’s feet costing us thousands of loved ones.
The same applies now with Autism! Those who are benefiting by selling books, DVDs, diets and bogus ‘cures’, (topped only by those taking donations and NOT giving back), all stand to LOSE if the FREE truth is known and people STOP buying things that don’t work anyway.

The lists of famous persons with Autism…dated back long before any of these alleged ‘cures’ ever existed. Autism is equally on the rise in Nations that don’t even have aspirin yet let alone vaccines.
Yes, the drug companies have played a huge part BUT I don’t want everyone out there suing when we need them to spend their time and money fixing the real cause. It’s been around since the 50s when not only Autism but ADD, OCD, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, numerous Cancers, Alzheimers and so many other conditions have also equally risen. They are ALL related but by dividing them into separate categories like Mental Illness vs. Develpmental Disabilities vs. aging disorders, etc…we don’t see a connection and therefore are missing the BIG picture. This is done on purpose as well to keep us in the dark as to how broad reaching but connected all of this really is!

I care about all the mommies, daddies, care givers, family members, Grand mommies and Grand daddies who are so scared, scarred and lost BUT the treatment has always been out there and you can’t hide your heads anymore. I also do legal and educational advocacy, global reports, medical research, blogging, etc…and still charge NOTHING. Otherwise I would be as guilty as the others trying to make money off all of our heart strings by preying on our kids and loved ones disabilities. This has certainly brought out the very best and the very worst in us all.

In 1944 Dr. Hans Asperger diagnosed Autism along with Dr. Leo Tanner. He NEVER used or implied anything even remotely close to gloom or despair. He called them his ‘little professors’ because when they embarked upon an area which they had great knowledge he was amazed at how MUCH they really knew and could say! Little professors sounds much better than all this Indigo, Blue, or other rainbow labels we hear!
Now look around. There are amenities everywhere for the blind, hearing impaired and wheel chair bound. Autism numbers total far more than all of those put together BUT where are there quiet rooms? Where are there starchy food restaurants where our kids can eat, scream, melt down, draw or play where we feel safe from being misunderstood or accused of abuses? Where are the signs stating the basic signs or red flags of Autism? Why isn’t this in the news when even a flu ¼ this wide spread would have us under martial law? What can we all do?

Everyone grab one other parent and, ready…MOVE. Yes, just do it. Look up The SPICE program at Elmcrest in Syracuse, NY and seek out programs JUST LIKE IT. Blog and write to the President and tell him to STOP giving Autism stimulus funding to the 42 states who do NOTHING and divide it between the 8 states that DO. This way the monies needed to take care of the last over 4 years of migrated families will get the extra help and the states that just pretend to provide will have to get with the program! Don’t be afraid of losing monetary things. You can rebuild BUT you’ll have children who are functional and happy to rebuild your world with and for. You’ll be able to go everywhere with them. You’ll feel better about yourself and empowered. Your marriage will probably get wiped out for awhile BUT there’s nothing more beautiful than a parent who risks it all for their child and makes the difference the other parent once thought impossible.

I am a Christian and also believe God won’t care whether I’m a mortgagee BUT does care if I take care of my children and get them what they need!~
Go in groups and stick together BUT don’t stay where there’s no help or hope! As long as your state has your numbers, they’ll keep getting the monies BUT they aren’t doing what is researched, proven and recommended by The Attorney General since 1999! Read websites like www.AutismBattle.com and IGNORE websites that make you buy anything or insist that you need to buy a cure.

Don’t get stuck on the word ‘cure’. People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders will always be wonderfully quirky but what you do will mean the difference between functional and dysfunctional. Not just for your child but for your entire family and those who care.
Food banks will feed you and churches will help you.
I lived in a ghetto for the last 2 years and though scared, I stayed focused and did the 24/7 needed. Make sure whatever classes your child attends that you must learn it too! It’s YOUR responsibility to do the hard work and YOU who will forever be glad you did.

Learn to manage your time. I got off Facebook and gained back hours and hours needed to do the hard part. Stop dating and bringing people into your child’s world who will only further complicate everything because EVERY person interacting with your child MUST be completely consistent and have Autism Awareness.

“Even the greatest therapy or therapist will have NO success without the consistency and continuity between the home and school environment.” Best early wisdom from our first Private OT named Beth Wilder in Olympia, Washington and also works with the kids in the Centralia/ Chehalis school districts there. That State, (Washington) has many of the right people in place but the Governor, Senators, (Christine Gregoire, Patty Murray and old what’s her name), are all shutting our kids futures out.
In fact, the ONLY ‘agency’ there we could turn to, (where we lived in the same county as the State Capital), is called Parent 2 Parent.
TACA was close by in a different county but was more of a support group. The lack of factual information when it came to Autism Therapies was/ is largely due to the big ‘Organizations’ who benefit from keeping people in the dark.

I will do everything I can to shed light on not only the causes of Autism and it’s rise but proactively I can explain HOW techniques are done and show/ tell other parents what we’ve learned. I believe there will be a lot of interest from newly diagnosed parents, parents who have been discriminated against, parents who are reading this and want to know how to turn their own child’s Autism around, parents like myself who’ve done the diet but didn’t know it is a hoax, parents who have been denied therapies all together and parents who just don’t know where to turn or who to talk to. Perhaps there might even be law makers who want to understand, Courts that need current facts, educators who want to understand more, doctors who should legally be required to have the most recent research, media who want to tell the truth in an effort to bring awareness, and communities who want to begin to accommodate this remarkable population of gifted people and their loved ones.
Everyone can help with all kinds of services but the misunderstandings and intentional deceits will have to be cleared up FIRST.

At Parent 2 Parent,each case worker, (who is completely over burdened with an excess of 30-50 kids per worker), has a budget of 4,000 dollars annually. Each child who they are assigned with a hearing impairment must get hearing aids which cost…you guessed it, 4,000 dollars. So, there’s NEVER anything left for the other people with any other needs or disorders. Not a penny.
Our sincere, compassionate and wonderful case worker there is devastated as are her co-workers with each parent who comes through the door with a new diagnosis of Autism. They hand out a list of phone numbers to therapists who totally discriminate against State Insurance and have little or, (in many cases), NO relevant Autism experience or current techniques.
I called throughout 5 different counties, (total 678 numbers), and received NO HELP except for the amazing Beth Wilder, our first private OT. We did find ONE  ’speech person’ at Centralia Hospital whose ignorance was mind blowing! She teaches sign language but ignored that my son had Tactile/ Sensory Dysfunction. (Over sensitive to touch). When she reached over to grab his hands to demonstrate ‘MORE’, he screamed at the top of his lungs and head banged in his stroller backwards  until he slammed into the open metal storage closet and toys fell on his head. He was traumatized and NEVER wanted to go in her office again.
I kept my cell phone number after moving to New York and in over 2 years, out of 11 waiting lists for Speech help,
NOT ONE PERSON EVER CALLED.
The greedy therapists there only have to accept a minimum quota of kids with State funded insurance. I blogged on Craigslist out of desperation and my son’s daddy and I performed for 2 years to help raise monies and awareness. Still. no help was offered and that began the task of relocating which WORKED for us as it does for everyone!
Then, there’s people like the local self proclaimed ‘Autism Expert’ who we personally watched clothes line one kid and side arm SLAM our 2 ½ year old son into a chair 3 times IN ONE VISIT. SHE got elected to President of The Autism Society for that State so that she can UNDERMINE Autism reform. Why? Autism reform means that REAL therapists and behavioralists will be paid by  private insurance and Medicaid so people paying her OUT OF POCKET will cease.
She’s the one who called my son HOPELESS and I guess I should thank her. That was everything I needed to get off my ass and do what my son needed to break through and get started healing.
I have a feeling she won’t be happy for what we’ve accomplished and even less thrilled to hear we are working to come back and SHOW how dead wrong and evil everything she’s done and is doing really is. Her anger over “getting stuck” with her older brother and his Autism is carried out on all the over charged people who walk through the Open Door Autism house of abuse.

Please, please do the work. The two- three years it will take of your time will be the greatest, most rewarding two years of your life and your child’s future will be changed! With every success story told, many others will follow and before you know it, everyone will know the world isn’t flat, daddy long legs aren’t the most venomous spiders, (they aren’t even spiders), Jen McCarthy’s son doesn’t have Autism, (Landau Kleffner disorder), it was Jim Carey NOT rice milk that made a difference in Jen’s son, Autism is treatable and above all YOU CAN DO THIS.

are you still here?
Tonight my son, who dreams of being a Disney actor, winning a National Spelling Bee and performing Rock and Roll, cheered like crazy when DJ’s Mix won the Make Your Mark dance contest. He has been watching them for weeks and when they won, he knew his 15 votes made a difference and that dreams do come true!  Let’s all make a voting difference to insure that all of our children will have their dreams come true.

Thank you for reading.
Feel free to contact, share, teach or just talk. CinziaCat@aol.com
Rev. CC Curie’
Doctor Metaphysics, Researcher, Writer, soon to be reunited with my ex  husband and best friend of a  and very proud mommy of a truly remarkable, future Rockstar., brilliant, loving wonderful, adorable, creative, funny, honest and caring son…who also just happens to be gifted with Autism!
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C.A. Curie’
My youngest son and I…and my son’s daddy….all miss each other and love each other so much. I am so proud of us for doing what’s best for our son. If anyone reading this knows someone in the moving business PLEASE share this with them.
I also ask that each person shares this with everyone they possibly can! Voting time is right around the corner and 4 more years of ignorance should NOT be allowed.

Also, please visit AWAARE, a global site explaining the greatest dangers of person’s with ASD. There’s a separate page for parents, teachers, law enforcement, etc…excellent site                             .http://awaare.org/
Finally, your money came from hard work! STOP tossing it away by not looking into the organizations who take it! Ask your local Disabilities Organizations and agencies where to send money, donate food, clothing, books, etc…

Tell everyone with a child with ASD to go to Thepuzzlingpiece.com which is the ONLY actual place to get ipads for the kids! I submitted applications and letters to Holly Robinson, Doug Flutie, Danny’s Wishes, ACT now, The Autism Society and several more along with complete medical records and NEVER got even an email in return. They all make nice websites to get your donations BUT aren’t giving back.
Thepuzzlingpiece.com is run by parents like myself who have children with ASD and are only trying to help others and make nothing for themselves. If you want to buy a piece and don’t have a specific child in mind, please put ‘Dezi’ on your order as we are still just a few short. Remember though, that is NOT why I am writing. I have never charged a dime for my websites, my advocacy or my time I spend every day to help as many families as I can.
If anyone can help build a hotline for loved ones of persons with ASD to just talk or persons with ASD to have someone to listen, please include me and I know MANY who also want to help but don’t have a way to all get together.
PLEASE vote. I haven’t heard Autism even mentioned in the debates. What could possibly be more important than something affecting taxpayers, children and our futures?

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With a show biz background & having fulfilled every childhood dream except the Prince Charming & happily ever after…I am now on a calling to beat Autism and inform the world of what I know, I am still glam& high profile, while I spend my nights in constant studies for Spectrum disorders..& shopping/ sourcing in Asia. I still keep fresh waiting to perform again but am 24/7 in therapy mode for my baby. I love my life!

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AUTISM. Supreme Court, vaccines and YOU.

AUTISM. Stop making Excuses.

The recent decision by the Supreme Court only magnifies an even bigger problem for the children with ASD. Parents are spending precious time and money on outside forces while the home therapies needed to treat ASD are being pushed aside. No matter how well informed or well meaning any campaign is, there is nothing more important than your personal obligations you owe to your child.

You, the parent or caregiver cannot rest solely upon the advice of anyone. Though you may not be an Autism, (ASD), expert, you already are, (or will quickly be), your child’s expert.

From seeking out private therapists to advocating in the schools and governments, your research and preparedness will shape your child’s life. Don’t find yourself later blaming others or having regrets because you did not choose the correct battles. You will lose your child’s war.

You don’t have to accept an insufficient Individualized Education Program, (IEP). If you do not see results or feel as though your child’s needs are not being accommodated, call meetings, bring in advocates, present your own research, show successful comparatives, or just transfer to another district. If your school district does not allow for that, you have one more choice.

Moving was, is, and will always be an invaluable option. The probability that your child with ASD is high functioning and will need the supports and resources to accommodate this diagnosis suggests that you will need to do EVERYTHING. Getting him into appropriate school systems and programs should be your primary objective. Hanging onto a job or mortgage when your child’s quality of life will ultimately suffer, long after you are gone, is unforgiveable.

Possessions can be bought again and there are jobs everywhere for those who want to work. This is the great United States of America. There are programs to ensure that no one will starve or be without as long as you strive and are willing to make sacrifices. I personally went from a rather lavish life and existence down to what may outwardly be seen as the bare minimums.

Truthfully, I am extremely rich in my life and heart now having seen what would have been considered ‘severe’ ASD turn completely around into high functioning, ‘mild’ ASD in my own son. I use those terms loosely as per a Pediatric Neurologist, they are not an actual diagnosis.

If your child was recently diagnosed, remember that it is critical to get them into an ABA, (Applied Behavior Analysis), program by the age of 3 if possible, but certainly you must have done this step by the age of 4. The percentages of lower functioning children with ASD in the 42 states that do not provide is staggering. In reality, that percentage should be no higher than 15%.

I urge all parents to understand that no matter what the title or degree or even well meaning of anyone you trust with regards to ASD, you must do your own homework. The vaccine and diet myths have clearly shown that we are dealing with ASD like herds of sheep by following without careful research and common sense. We must ask ourselves, what was in place for the autistics that have already grown into functional and outstanding adults? One on one moms/ caregivers and home based behavioral modifications. Moms are notorious for explaining what they expect then praising positive behaviors and actions. Add in ‘routines,’  learn through play and common sense and you are already on the right path!

Do not expect any fad or outside program to replace your therapy responsibilities in the home. In the majority of cases, ASD can be turned around. I know it’s hard to believe. I even distrusted. My thoughts turned to, “We have everything to gain and my son had everything to lose,” if I didn’t try.

My heart cries for the families who have spent years of precious time and money filling out statements, paying attorneys, (who were all too willing to take your money), acquiring depositions, testifying and campaigning or lobbying for issues which are now debunked, and quite possibly served as detrimental to your child. (Failure to immunize).

Where was your child during all of this?

The possessions, people and world I left behind in order to get help pale in comparison to the miraculous and wonderful life I now lead. I am watching my former speechless, head banging, wall staring child now sing, dance, spell, read, count, play and smile! Your place was/is better served in the home doing the required therapy. Playing catch up with ASD is not fair to your child.

Stay home. Move. Do whatever you have to. Realize that whether paid or not, (regardless of titles or notoriety), anyone interacting or intervening in your child’s life is only brief. You are the eyes your child will look into, the shoulders to lean upon and the hand to hold 10, 20 30 even 50 years from now. Knowing that you did everything will make that a great place to be.

Learning/teaching through play has become a way of life. Home therapy has been like living in a ‘Mary Poppins’ movie. It is FUN! It’s not that hard but you must be there for your child 24/7. Any changes in your child’s routines by anyone will set you and your child back immeasurably. Again, I also tried the diet but fortunately never jumped on the vaccine wagon or spent anytime suing or retaliating. I realized there were only so many months, days and even minutes to do what I could do for my son.

You are the only one ultimately responsible for the shaping of your child. With ASD, you only have a small window of time so you’ll need to use it wisely.

My son was and is perfect to me. I love the world he has made us create for his growth. It is simple and it works. I learned from other parents with similar remarkable results.

It is never too late to truly make the sacrifices to put your child’s best interests first.

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Autism, Day Cares and Home Businesses

Though you may not know this yet, day cares are not a good place for your child with Autism. In actuality, the overwhelming majority of day cares do not have the correct programs or ratios to support the needs of your child. Day Cares cannot legally take your special needs child without special accommodations.

Day Cares will most likely prove in the long run to be detrimental. Single stimming, or the textbook way of thinking of the child with ASD as ‘living and playing inside himself,’ is not as a rule a positive thing. Social interaction is desirable and ultimately critical. Speech delays, poor eye contact, seeing the world differently, not understanding facial cues, expressions or cliché’s, and just overall fear are all reasons your child will stay locked inside.

You as his interpreter will no longer be there to bridge the many gaps and he will recede inside himself without you. Routines that support interaction and communication and the ratios of KNOWLEDGEABLE persons to assist your child are what you must look for. Unfortunately, (or fortunately), kids with ASD LOOK typical! Therefore, parents are able to put them along side typical kids in day cares in order to go to work. The problem is further enhanced when you realize that the small early intervention window, (that you play the biggest part in), that will be the greatest therapy and hope for a fully functional life, will be missed.

 A typical day care is not trained, qualified nor are they even licensed to support any special needs child. A conversation with a regional day care until administrator revealed that should a day care KNOW or even SUSPECT that a child has special needs, they must contact appropriate persons or risk their ability to run a business. This is a huge but necessary sanction. Often times parents, especially first timers, may not realize their child is developing slowly or differently than typical kids. An educated and experienced child care worker will see many more signs of delays and is legally obligated to act upon such discoveries.

The probability is that whether in a school based program or a community program, your child needs one on one support, or a ratio of 1:1. This can be written right into your children’s Individualized Education Program, or IEP, in the school system. The same holds true in the community. If you are using State monies for day care, you can go to them to add a 1:1 in the day care for your child! Note: this is not a person the day care uses to avail them to taking a larger case load. This person or chaperone is solely there for your child. You may also be able to find someone to watch your child in his ‘natural environment,’ or, the HOME. There are programs to pay for this as well.

How important is this? Since ‘moms’ have been removed from the home and joined the ranks of societal equals to their working counter parts, our family system as we knew it has unraveled. Drugs, gangs, dysfunction, criminal behaviors and Autism have all risen at an alarming level. The “wait until your father gets home,” way of life also meant that mom was her child’s 1:1 at all times. A stay home parent is the one who would have been working passionately with her children to shape them. No one will care for your children like you and taking both parents out of the home has ruined the very thread of our society.

 Being a homemaker is still, by far, the most underrated and most important job of all. In Germany, a parent is paid ‘kingergeld,’ (child money), to stay home with their kids. Rules like school attendance and working to capacity provide the basis on whether or not the stay home parent would get paid. Their overall penal system and social systems have been greatly reduced since this program was put into effect. So, you’re thinking, “what do I do?” Work from home is the answer. I caution and re-caution you to be careful about this next step. EBay, Google, Mary Kay, MLM, SEO, etc…are all areas where a person can learn to mold a career. There are numerous courses, most designed to re-invent the wheel and tell you what you can find blog surfing for free.

There are a million web sites to teach you to make money at home and double that many telling you how to get to the websites that tell you how to make money at home. You will need to really do some homework and stay away from overzealous testimonials. People can get paid to say almost anything. There are good courses and a fair price is around 250.00 to teach you the basics and provide ongoing support while you are learning. The rest is up to you. Like anything, once we are given tools, the usage of the tools is what will make or break our success. Don’t waste money on anything that looks too good to be true.

Where to start? Start with free! Write reviews about things you purchase and know about. Try writing blogs about your ideas or areas of knowledge. Tune up your writing skills because ‘fresh’ material is a great stepping stone to making a home business successful. If you have the money, you can certainly take these online classes. When you find a program which sounds great, search the name of that program with a word like ‘review’ following it and you will see what other peoples experiences have been. If you have no money, then do a lot of searching through blogs to see how and what others are doing. You can get started for nothing. Go through your house and start selling things you don’t need. You’d be amazed at how your ‘junk’ could be someone else’s eBay ‘treasures!’ Have you seen what your 70’s and 80’s memorabilia and apparel are selling for? There is a good amount of start up cash to be found within your garage or basement walls. I spent 6 months to find the correct course for me but still don’t haven’t time to finish it! If you decide to work from home, I do reccommend this one!

 http://catameow.cpainstrum.hop.clickbank.net

I spend a little time each day and have already begun to see the money trickling in. I have at least learned the basics of web building and HTML which is a useful skill I can use later in the workforce. You will probably never see your account earning the amounts you see posted in hyped testimonials. I will promise you one thing; there is no easy way to make a home business happen. Like anything, a home business will take hard work and dedication but it will keep you at home being the 1:1 your child with ASD must have.

Autism is the beginning of a new life. Nothing will ever be the same. In fact, your journey will be the most remarkable calling and test of your life. Knowing that you have made the difference in your child’s life will be the second greatest reward of your life. Seeing your child’s ASD turn around into a functional, happy life will be your greatest reward.

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