I will be your voice!

To the world, you are just one, but to me you are the world.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Reports

Guilty until proven innocent: in a compelling and exclusive report, the Autism Media Channel launches its campaign to save 5 Arizona children, taken from their parents by Child Protection Services. With clock ticking down for this family, Dr Andy Wakefield interviews those involved, examines the evidence, and questions the "experts". Follow this series at autismfile.com

Sunday, September 26, 2010

First Boy Diagnosed with Autism by Dr. Kanner, Recovered!!

The first boy diagnosed by Dr. Leo Kanner with Autism in 1943, has been found alive and well. He grew up to live a happy, successful life. He is 77 and lives in Mississippi. John Donvan and Caren Zucker tracked him down for an article in The Atlantic on adults with autism.


Donald Triplett has been known in medical literature as Donald T. Patient zero. He was treated with Gold Salts when as a child he developed Arthritis. He got better, but he also began to recover from Autism. 

As it turns out he had been exposed to Mercury. Kanner's patient zero lived in an area where a water soluble form of Mercury was first used in forestry! Dr. Kanner didn't document this treatment and would have gone unnoticed if not for the fact that Donald is alive well. He was interviewed by the author of the book "Age of Autism", on sale now. I know Amazon.com carries it.

Chapter 6 is where you will find Donald Triplett, who decided to come out of his self-imposed anonymity to be interviewed in May of 2009 by Olmsted and Blaxill to expand on the public understanding of his story for the book. 

We have been right all along and justice for our poisoned children is long over due.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mickie's Love of Music

Mickie may not be able to sit still for a minute, but every morning before the bus picks him up for school, he sits and watches some parts of the movie "Together". I say some parts, because he only likes the parts where the little boy is playing the violin.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Court case of woman accused of hurting autistic girl continued

This story is so close to home, that this little girl might as well be Mickie. He could never tell me if someone hurt him......and for all I know I might have already happen-there is no way he could tell anyone!
If not for video surveillance in the school bus, the abuse of a little girl with autism, might have gone unpunished.
Source: ctpost.com
TRUMBULL -- For a 9-year-old autistic girl, hell was riding the school bus every day.
That's when, police say, the 24-year-old bus monitor, Jennifer Davila, would torture the young girl, pinching her, poking her, wrenching the girl's small fingers as they drove along the route from the girl's home to school and back again.

For the girl's mother it was a nightmare come true.

"Imagine having a child who can't tell you she has been hurt but she has been severely injured several times," said the mother, who asked that her name not be used. "It's agony. You send your child into what you expect is a safe environment and then learn later it was in fact a place of danger to her. It's just unthinkable." On Tuesday morning Davila, of East Washington Avenue in Bridgeport, appeared in Superior Court in Bridgeport.

Davila is charged with three counts of risk of injury to a child and three counts of third-degree assault on a disabled person. Free on bond, her case was continued without a plea to Sept. 9.

"My client denies all the allegations against her and we are going to continue to investigate the state's claims," said Davila's lawyer, Stuart Hawkins.

According to police, on at least three occasions last April and May, Davila, a monitor on a bus for special needs children for the First Student Bus Co., abused the little girl. Police said there could have been more incidents but only three were captured on the bus's video surveillance camera.

Read article here......
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sleeping in the Bathtub

Last spring Mickie started to fall sleep in odd places including the bathtub, so I started to documented and put together this video. Shortly after he began to regress and I just didn't have the motivation to upload it, but I decided to share it now, since I thought it was cute at the time. I think he was looking for cool places to sleep-though we have central air conditioning, I guessing the bathtub must feel pretty fresh and cool.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stop Calling it Autism!

Stop Calling It Autism! was founded with the purpose of helping defeat Autism once and for all. As crazy as it might sound at this point, defeating Autism is totally possible, science currently exists that explains EVERYTHING medically and is as concrete and clear as you can ever imagine, no puzzles or mysteries.

Instead of hearing one success story here or there, we have to work together and prove that Autism is a set of symptoms caused by a medical disease so we can get the most needed medical help for ALL the children suffering from Autism.
We are starting a fight for your children and for all the children suffering from Autism out there. We promise you that we will do our best. Now... We will only be successful if every single family with children suffering from "Autism" gets involved to make the SCIA goals listed below a reality. We need you!
Below are the links for the Stop Calling It Autism! (SCIA) brochure that we are putting together. This brochure has been a great exercise to define who SCIA is and what the mission, believes and goals are. The brochure explains what SCIA is all about. If there is something you don't understand let us know. The brochure has to be easy to understand and "as clear as water".

Please review the brochure and let us know what you think. We are just about to be ready to send the brochure for print and we need your invaluable opinion.

SCIA Brochure Front

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SCIA Brochure Inside

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"Together we will give children with "Autism" an undeniable voice that will finally put and end to this medical epidemic."

The Stop Calling It Autism! Team
http://www.stopcall ingitautism. org

SCIA Goals
· Create a world that redefines Autism
· Create a world where doctors no longer think that Autism is a developmental or psychiatric disorder but a medical problem that can be treated medically.
· Create a world where parents can take their children to any doctor, in any city, in any country where the doctor says I know what this is; recognize that it is an immune mediated medical condition, and knows what to do about it.
· Create a world where researchers and governments recognize the enormity of the Autism epidemic and have no choice but to put all available resources into solving it
· Create a world where the pharmaceutical companies are competing to be the first to develop the medicines to treat and put an end to Autism
· Create a world where researchers, educators, behaviorists and doctors realize they all have a piece of the Autism puzzle and they need to work together to solve it.
· Create a world where when a child turns 18, the only group home he is going into is a college dorm
· Create a world that has a single focus and recognizes that Autism is a set of symptoms caused by a medical disease.
· Create a world where individuals with Autism recover and have the potential for full productive lives.

gabrieladevelbiss@yahoo.com (Gabriela DeVelbiss)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Despicable Me-in Eye Popping 3D

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dr. Wakefield reveals the inside story of the vaccine-autism connection in his book “CALLOUS DISREGARD.”

Speaking from experience, Dr. Wakefield's discovery, gave me hope and the proof that the digestive distress Mickie suffered for so many years and to this day was not normal and that he wasn't just another crazy person, as he was treated by so many doctors, who just kept dismissing his symptoms. The mainstream medical community has set out to destroy Dr. Wakefield for defying the establishment and we are here to support him. It's the least we can do for what he did for our children. Please buy his book-I bought my copy yesterday!!

For the first time:

Dr. Wakefield reveals the inside story of the vaccine-autism connection in his book “CALLOUS DISREGARD.”


We need your help to make CALLOUS DISREGARD a bestseller, and for Dr. Wakefield’s message to be heard by as many parents as possible.

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I’m so glad Andy Wakefield finally has the chance to tell his story. Perhaps no debate on the planet right now is more confusing, more conflicting, or more maddening for parents than the debate over the causes and treatments of autism . . . For hundreds of thousands of parents around the world, myself included, Andy Wakefield is a symbol of strength and conviction that all parents of children with autism can use to fight for truth and the best lives possible for their kids.

—from the foreword by Jenny McCarthy


Approximately one out of every 110 children has an autism spectrum disorder according to the latest CDC data.

The number of autistic children has grown exponentially in the last 20 years. And Dr. Wakefield has dedicated his professional career to helping those affected and to saving children from becoming part of this pandemic.

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Parents of healthy children are worried. Parents of children diagnosed with autism want answers.

Like Dr. Wakefield, many believe there is a link between childhood vaccinations, specifically the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism. No one, though, has proven a link, and no one has disproven one. It may be the biggest medical controversy raging in the world today. Andrew Wakefield stands squarely and resolutely in the center of the controversy.

In 1995, Dr. Wakefield simply posed two questions: 1.) is the MMR vaccine safe and 2.) Can MMR vaccine cause autistic regression and intestinal disease?

In 1998, after reviewing 12 children suffering from autistic regression and bowel symptoms, he and his colleagues published an early report in the medical journal The Lancet. This paper combined with his recommendation for single vaccines threatened some of the world’s most powerful interests and lit the fuse of the ensuing vaccine wars.

Having what has become one of the most controversial clinical papers in modern medical history, and later been found guilty by Britain’s General Medical Council of “callous disregard” for the suffering of children, Dr. Wakefield’s new book brings his story and the full story of his research to the world.

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In Callous Disregard, Dr. Wakefield sets the record straight…

…about his much maligned paper, dispels many of the myths about his work that are now parroted dogmatically by the mainstream medical community and the press, and describes his view of the efforts to discredit his work. He reveals the story of a government whistleblower who called himself “George” whose expert concerns about the MMR Vaccine went unheeded by regulators.

Dr. Wakefield explains that he is not anti-vaccine, but rather an advocate of a “safety first” vaccine policy. His recommendation in 1998, when his paper was first published, as well as today is a return to single-strain vaccines, rather than the combination MMR.

Whatever you have heard or read about Andrew Wakefield, you probably do not know the full story. Here, finally, in Callous Disregard, is that story for all to read.

Dr. Wakefield sets the record straight. It was not he who showed callous disregard towards vulnerable, sick children with autism. It was the British medical establishment, the General Medical Council, the media and the pharmaceutical industry that threw the children under the bus to protect the vaccine program. This is a book for everyone who cares about our future.

—Mary Holland, Esq., Co-founder, Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy


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Andrew Wakefield has been subjected to extraordinary criticism and condemnation from professional colleagues and the wider community since he first questioned the safety of the MMR vaccine. In this book he answers his critics—powerfully and comprehensively—and sets the record straight. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the truth behind the MMR debate and the politics of vaccination policy.

—Dr. Richard Halvorsen, author of The Truth about Vaccines


Callous Disregard also has a clear message for parents concerned about vaccinations:

“To the parents, I would say, trust your instincts above all else. When considering how to vaccinate your children, read, get educated, and demand full informed consent and answers to your questions. When you are stonewalled or these answers are not to your satisfaction, trust your instinct. I say this as someone who has studied and engaged in the science and who has become aware of the limitations of our knowledge and understanding of vaccine safety issues. Maternal instinct has been a steady hand upon the tiller of evolution; we would not be here without it.”


In the epilogue of Callous Disregard, he pleads:

“Stop for a moment. Politicians, regulators, manufacturers, attorneys, bloggers, and hangers-on: Act now to protect children. Act now to protect the benefits of the vaccine program. Put safety first above any other consideration.”


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As a mother of a boy who regressed into autism immediately following his MMR vaccination, I welcome this book unreservedly . . . Whatever your thoughts on the issue, if you read nothing else at all on the vaccine-autism debate, this has to be the most crucial book you read.

—Polly Tommey, Editor-in-Chief, The Autism File


Meeting Dr. Andy Wakefield changed our lives and . . . we are forever grateful. His wise and measured advice about vaccinations helped us dodge a bullet . . . Our fourth son [had] multiple allergies and repeated infections . . . We now fully realize [he] would have been a victim of immune overload had we followed the regular vaccine schedule . . . [He] is [now] bright and healthy . . . This book provides a terrifying insight into what has been happening behind the scenes as efforts redouble to silence Dr. Wakefield . . . It is a wake-up call to those who think [he] is anything other than a modern day hero fighting for all of our children.

—Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán, Troublemaker Studios, Austin, Texas


Bio: Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, and pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He has published over 130 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries. He and his wife, Carmel, a physician and a classical radio presenter, live in Austin, Texas, and have four children—James, Sam, Imogen, and Corin—and a black mongrel named Bella.

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Autism and Vaccines—The Truth Behind a Tragedy

By Andrew J. Wakefield

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dr. Wakefield reveals the inside story of the vaccine-autism connection

In his new book Callous Disregard, Dr. Andrew Wakefield talks about how he confronted a disease and then the medical system that sought and still seeks to deny that link, leaving millions of children to suffer and a world at risk.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Safety in a Home with a Special Needs Person

As the years have passed I have found myself making changes in my home that I never imagined, but the idea of being able to sleep the few hours at night without worrying about my son Mickie getting hurt kept me making the changes that have helped regain some sense of security.

One should never underestimate people with Autism. They are very smart, no matter how it seems and will plan for days even months a way around any security measures to get to what they want.

My son used to get into everything and for a time life was very chaotic for his sisters and me, so I modified our home as soon as a new behavior arrived. This has made it possible for him to roam free around his home, even at night, without getting hurt. He still needs to be watched when he is awake, but the changes have helped.

1. All outlets covered with metal plates (he used to rip them off and try to take out the electric cables, so don't use plastic, because they will rip them off)

2. Locked Kitchen (he also has an insatiable appetite and has pica)

3. Security doors leading to the outside (he is a wanderer)

4. Pictures bolted to the walls (took everything off the walls before)

5. All cabinets locked (used to empty them and make a huge mess)

6. Zero access to heaters and air conditioner units (used to try to pull off the cables)

7 TV enclosed in a wood case with plexy glass in front (used to brake electronics)

8 Clean floors (he would otherwise pick things up and put them in his mouth)

9 Cabinets are secured to the wall (he is a climber)

10 An outside valve to turn off the water in his bathroom (likes to run the water and flooded his bathroom years ago)Etc.....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Why Medical Authorities Went to Such Extremes to Silence Dr. Andrew Wakefield

In this interview, Dr. Andrew Wakefield shares his personal and professional insights into a number of topics, from the gut-brain connection so often seen in autistic children, to the safety of a number of childhood vaccines.

But most importantly, he sets the record straight on the harsh criticism he’s endured as the author of one of the most controversial vaccine-causing-autism studies ever done.

In addition to his hotly contested MMR study, published in the journal Lancet in 1998, he has published about 130-140 peer-reviewed papers looking at the mechanism and cause of inflammatory bowel disease, and has extensively investigated the brain-bowel connection in the context of children with developmental disorders such as autism.


Dr. Mercola
Andrew Wakefield Interview (Full Transcript)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wakefield Leaves Thoughtful House

For parents like me, dealing with the severe part of the Autism spectrum, Dr. Wakefield's findings gave us hope and a reason for the chaos that no one else could explain. I have never meet him and probably never will, but nevertheless I will be forever in his debt. This witch hunt against a good doctor is disheartening and unfair. I am so very sad to hear he has resign from Thoughtful House Center for Children.

By Mary Ann Roser, statesman.com is.gd/8KsJK

Council, which regulates doctors in the U.K., found that Wakefield was dishonest and irresponsible in conducting research on children in England a dozen years ago. The panel also said Wakefield showed a "callous disregard" for children at his child's birthday party in 1999 when he had blood taken from them and paid them about $10 each. He later joked at a conference about the children being "paid for their discomfort."
Wakefield's 1998 work, published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, fueled a worldwide scare over vaccines and autism. The Lancet retracted the study earlier this month.
Thoughtful House would not answer questions about Wakefield's departure. By Thursday morning, he was removed from the center's staff list, and the center issued a statement when asked whether Wakefield had resigned.
"The needs of the children we serve must always come first," it said. "All of us at Thoughtful House are grateful to Dr. Wakefield for the valuable work he has done here. We fully support his decision to leave Thoughtful House in order to make sure that the controversy surrounding the recent findings of the General Medical Council does not interfere with the important work that our dedicated team of clinicians and researchers is doing on behalf of children with autism and their families. All of us at Thoughtful House continue to fight every day for the recovery of children with developmental disorders."
Wakefield, who is in his early 50s, helped draw musicians and other celebrities to the Thoughtful House, where he was said to be in charge of research.
Parents who brought their children to the clinic said they saw him as a persecuted hero whose staff helped their children improve. The parents said they believe in the theory he advanced in the Lancet paper — that some children might develop a form of autism and gastrointestinal disease from exposure to the combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
Other researchers have widely disputed the theory. Mainstream practitioners also oppose many of the alternative treatments at Thoughtful House, including chelation — the use of chemicals to remove metals from the body.
Starting April 7 in England, Wakefield will go to the next level of hearings before the General Medical Council, which will decide whether he is guilty of serious professional misconduct and whether he should be sanctioned, which could include losing his medical license.
Wakefield does not have a U.S. medical license.
Last month, he told reporters outside the medical council's office in London, "The allegations against me and against my colleagues are both unfounded and unjust. I repeat, unfounded and unjust, and I invite anyone to examine the contents of these proceedings and come to their own conclusion."

A Petition to help Dr. Andrew Wakefield

"The Nigel Thomas Petition"

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lack of Empathy

Tonight I was reminded of the long road ahead for Mickie.

It was right before his bed time, when I noticed he had an accident on the carpet in his room. It's really no big deal to me, though I usually clean in the morning, I didn't want him to walk around in a dirty carpet. I got the shampooer out and proceeded to clean the area.

As I walked out of his room I stepped over the wet area of the carpet and as soon as I set foot on the tile floor I slipped and fell on my left knee. I screamed once, then just tried to breath slowly till the pain subsided, but I couldn't get up right away. I looked up and saw Mickie walking towards me, and he looked annoyed, but at first glance I thought he was sad because I was hurt, but instead, he just started pushing me to get up. I suppose he knows I don't belong on the hallway floor.

It was then that I was painfully reminded once again, that Mickie feels no empathy yet. I don't remember a time when he cried when someone cried or got hurt. I understand that this is an autistic trade, but I have heard of cases where they develop empathy and in time my hope is that Mickie will too.