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  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 170 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • What you think you know about autism might be a lie

    04/20/2017 12:20:41 PM PDT · by azkathy · 97 replies
    Metro.US ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sheila Dougherty
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every 68 children born in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Though all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups are affected by ASD, myths and misunderstandings still persist in media, schools and workplaces — that childhood vaccines are a cause has been disproved, yet the rumor refuses to die. April is World Autism Awareness month, so we spoke with Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, a molecular geneticist and neurobiologist who directs the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai Health System, to separate fact from fiction. What...
  • Julia, a Girl Muppet With Autism, Makes the Move to TV’s ‘Sesame Street’

    03/20/2017 11:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes – and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang. Look: On this friendliest of streets (actually Studio J at New York’s Kaufman Astoria Studios, where “Sesame Street” lives) Julia is about to play a game with Oscar, Abby and Grover. In this scene being taped for airing next season, these Muppet chums have been challenged...
  • 4-Year-Old Girl With Autism Saved by Two Boys After Almost Drowning in Creek

    02/20/2017 4:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A 4-year-old with autism is back with her parents after she was saved from almost drowning in a creek. Officials say the little girl, Melody, had wandered away from home and accidentally fell into the creek. The mother told KDAF she had left for work, and her husband did not realize the little girl had left the home. "She went out on an adventure. She's likes to do that. She's got autism, and we just found out about it. She just likes to wander off and do her own thing sometimes," said Melody's mother. Thanks to the help of two...
  • Trump asks about autism in educators meeting

    02/14/2017 12:35:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-14-17 | JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump quizzed a school principal about autism during a meeting with educators at the White House on Tuesday. “Have you seen a big increase in the autism with the children?” Trump asked Jane Quenneville, the principal of a Virginia public school specializing in special education. Quenneville responded that she has, and noted her school “has shifted its population” to accommodate more students with autism. “So what’s going on with autism?” Trump asked. “When you look at the tremendous increase, it’s really such an incredible — it’s really a horrible thing to watch, the tremendous amount of increase. Do you...
  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 9:56:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Susan C. Margolin
    My son slides under the daybed, flattening his sprawling limbs in all directions across the dusty floor, then retracting them with a jerk. “I’m making myself invisible!” he declares. He knows our news is unwelcome. Don’t let him think it’s because of him, his doctor had coached. Crouching, I reach my hand to stroke his arm — a gesture I realize is not enough to comfort a boy whose body short circuits with uncertainty. My husband and I tell him: You can’t start second grade tomorrow. We’re leaving Singapore. We’re moving to America. We don’t know when. It will be...
  • Adjuvant Load Vaccines and the Link to Symptoms of Autism in Children

    01/18/2017 8:46:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/18/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When President Elect Trump tweets, the world turns. He revealed his opinions about vaccines way back on 3-28-14, when he said: "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes-AUTISM. Many such cases." Six months later he further clarified his concerns with this tweet: "I'm not against vaccinations for your children, I'm against them in 1 massive dose. Spread them out over a period of time and autism will drop." Now, Robert Kennedy, Jr. may well bring to the forefront the fears of many parents dealing with the autism situation....
  • Vaccinations: Who Calls the Shots?

    01/13/2017 7:54:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 May 2016 | Liza Greve
    Vaccine choice — whether to give one’s own children vaccines for various viral maladies — has become a household topic, even working its way into the presidential debates. The debate has been characterized by most media and many politicians as a fight between those who are concerned about public health and those who ignorantly disregard public safety, and endanger others via their decisions not to inoculate, because of overblown fears of vaccine dangers. But the controversy has not been accurately presented. As someone who has been on the front lines fighting for parental choice, it’s apparent to me that it...
  • autism/vaccine expert on Coast to Coast A.M.

    01/12/2017 11:12:45 PM PST · by Boowhoknew · 83 replies
    A expert who is discussing causal studies on autism the CDC has covered up is on Coast to Cpoast right now 1:00 am 1/13/2017
  • Trump puts RFK Jr – who has railed against vaccines - in charge of commission on vaccine safety

    01/11/2017 9:57:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/11/2017 | By GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a Kennedy – and a vaccine skeptic – to run a new commission on the safety of vaccines. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed his new role after a meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday. He said Trump had asked him to head a commission on 'vaccine safety and scientific integrity' and that he had agreed to do so. Both Trump and Kennedy have have raised suspicions about vaccines despite their overwhelming support among scientists and physicians as a way to prevent the spread of deadly diseases that can infect infants and other children when the...
  • Donald Trump to meet with vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr.

    01/10/2017 10:49:53 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 10, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic, on Tuesday. According to incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the two will discuss “the issues pertaining to vaccines and immunizations.” Kennedy, the eldest son of liberal icon Sen. Robert Kennedy, was best known as an environmental advocate before increasingly devoting his time to the supposed dangers of vaccines. Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism. “I am totally in favor of vaccines,” Mr. Trump said in a 2015 GOP primary debate. “But I want smaller doses...
  • Girl With Autism Takes Internet by Storm With ‘Hallelujah’ Rendition

    12/24/2016 11:31:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2016
    A 10-year-old girl with autism who was too shy to speak in class a year ago has taken the internet by storm with her powerful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The video of Kaylee Rodgers, who attends the Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, has amassed millions of views on social media after it was posted on YouTube Dec. 19.
  • Rosie O'Donnell apologizes to Melania Trump for autism speculation

    12/01/2016 3:01:54 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | NED EHRBAR
    Rosie O’Donnell is saying sorry -- and locking up her Twitter account. The outspoken comedian and former “The View” co-host came under fire for sharing a video speculating about whether or not Donald and Melania Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, could be autistic. Shortly before making her Twitter account private on Thursday, O’Donnell wrote a message apologizing to the future First Lady. “I apologize to @MELANIATRUMP - i was insensitive in my RT - i am sorry for the pain i caused - it was not my intent - i am truly sorry,” O’Donnell wrote. The YouTube user who posted the...
  • Autistic boy, 9, disqualified from swimming competition ‘for going too fast’

    11/28/2016 5:00:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2016 | Andy Wells
    The mother of an autistic boy claims her son was disqualified from a swimming final because he “swam too fast”. Rory Logan, nine, was competing in the Special Olympics Regional finals in Bangor, north Wales, and won the 50 metres race in 53.15 seconds – a personal best and smashing his heat time of one minute and three seconds. However, when it came to the medal ceremony, Rory, from County Antrim, was simply given a ribbon for participating instead of the gold he was expecting. Now mum Briony claims that officials told her that he didn’t get a medal because...
  • Liberal media attacks Barron Trump, brands him autistic #stopthebullying

    11/28/2016 11:47:48 AM PST · by mainestategop · 60 replies
    Well the left wing media is at it again my friends! This time they not only no longer bother to hide their liberal bias and un-objective reporting, the now have decided to attack Donald Trumps son Barron. During the election celebration, Barron Trump was looking dozy and tired, he is no doubt up past his bedtime as the announcement comes in that his father is now the president and no doubt feeling emotional and doing his best to hide it with the whole world watching him. For a ten year old boy, this must be a hard moment. He's up...
  • Social Media Wolves Going for the Throat of Donald Trump’s 10-year-old

    11/25/2016 10:30:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Judi McLeod
    God help us and protect our children The clapping-seal social media of the largely lib-left anti-Trump movement will do anything and everything to keep Donald Trump from stepping foot into the Oval Office—even throw their own humanity into the wind to go after his 10-year-old son, Barron. Ravening wolves have come howling at the bedroom door of Barron Trump in a blood-curdling shrieking wolf pack worse than any scene from a Hollywood horror movie.
  • Horrifying Southern California parents tried to cure their kids’ autism with bleach

    10/30/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    fusion.net ^ | 10/30/2016
    A horrific “miracle cure” for autism peddled by a Southern California “church” that ended up simply being industrial bleach—which is, uh, poison—was exposed Friday by an ABC Los Angeles investigation. Everything about it is crazy. The “church,” which is called Genesis II, pushes a fringe medical treatment of ingesting chlorine dioxide—what the church refers to as MMS (“Miracle Mineral Solution”) and we refer to as bleach—as a cure for autism. “Autism is curable,” chuch member Kerri Rivera, who has since distanced herself somewhat from the church, says to parents of children with autism in a video obtained by ABC Los...
  • Clinton Claims Trump is Autistic

    10/19/2016 7:59:24 AM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 63 replies
    TV Commercial | 10/17/2016 | Self
    This Monday I was watching TV and saw what I thought was an astonishing commercial. It starts with the mother of a handicapped child explaining her sons condition. Then a video of the child is overlaid and shows him flailing his hands wildly. The mother explains that it's a common sign of being autistic. The video then shows Trump explaining something with hand gestures and states he has autism and shouldn't be president because of it. It closes with HRC endorsing the ad. I was completely astonished. I'm not a huge Trump supporter but this was way over the top.
  • Florida State's Travis Rudolph shows incredible gesture for boy with autism

    08/31/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Aaron Torres
    * snip * But no matter what the Seminoles do on the field this season, it will pale in comparison to what receiver Travis Rudolph did off of it on Tuesday. That's because on Tuesday, Rudolph and several teammates were at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, and just so happened to be in the cafeteria around lunch time. Rudolph saw a student sitting by himself eating lunch, and Rudolph decided to pull up a chair next to him.
  • Autistic woman forced to sleep in cage; accused suspects planned to prostitute her

    07/08/2016 7:30:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    wdsu ^ | 70/07/2016
    The woman was rescued on June 30 after a complaint was called into the Sheriff's Office. It is not clear how long the woman was being caged on the property, but one neighbor said it could have been up to a year. Rocky Stewart has lived on Rushing Lane in Amite all his life. "This was my great-grandfather's place, this whole place, and I'm the sixth generation on here," Stewart said. When his aunt died last year, Stewart said some distant relatives moved into a trailer on the property -- five adults and four children. There was one person Stewart...