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Age of Autism
Daily Web newspaper of the autism epidemic
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NOTE: I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I'm quite pleased that what was a simple introduction a few years ago, has turned into meaningful progress toward recovery for so many families through Generation Rescue. My dear friend... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Thank you to Autism Action Network for this alert: From our friends at Revolution for Truth: OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES AND PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK IN AMERICA On Friday, March 31, 2017, concerned individuals from across America will join with... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Anne Dachel Below is media coverage of the March on Friday: By Gary Greenberg, NewsMax Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lead Vaccine Safety Rally Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the keynote address March 31 at the Revolution for... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Anne Dachel I recently wrote about the news of a suit against Merck over damage from the shingles vaccine. There are claims of serious side effects, including death associated with this vaccine. The Zostavax vaccine is recommended for every... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson The high school spring sports season just started, so Fiona’s not getting home until almost 7pm. As soon as dinner is over, the rest of her evening is devoted to studying. Ronan’s big sister works hard both... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Anne Dachel Winnipeg Free Press and Sesame Street are soft-selling us autism. April, National Autism Awareness Month has turned from creating awareness of the autism epidemic to promoting autism as a neurological difference to be accepted and accommodated. This... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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From our friends at Autism Action Network. CLICK HERE to take action! Right now Washington is battling over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Some sort of change is inevitable and we think that families... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Age of Autism and Skyhorse Publishing are thrilled to offer a FREE e-book of It’s Not a Perfect World But I’ll Take It for a limited time! This is a $12.99 value! Click here and use the code “aoa-perfect” to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: We're pleased to share this interview from our sponsor Safeminds. While many of our own children can not self-advocate, and the term has become tarnished by many in the Neurodiversity movement, it's important and we welcome those with autism... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Two Stories from the San Francisco Chronicle: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr./Vaccines March 22, 2017, Keep perspective on Trump pick of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for vaccine safety panel By Leah Durant “President Trump recently selected Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Objectives. To examine epidemiological patterns of injury fatalities in individuals with a diagnosis of autism. Methods. We identified individuals with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014 by screening causes of death in the multiple cause-of-death data... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: We excerpted this article by Lisa Ackerman of TACA. Please visit and bookmark TACA as a top resource for your loved one with autism's well being, growth, safety and success. A recent study demonstrated that a blood test might... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Dan burns Here's another excerpt from my TV sitcom series, “Saving Zero." My writing partners are Sandra Williams, theater director and Artist in Residence with the Oklahoma Arts Council, and Robert Reynolds from the Actors Studio, NYC. We’ve outlined... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Kim Stagliano Honest to God, what does this man do all day except pretend he's Tweedledee and Tweedledum's other brother: TweedleDOOM. Contrariwise is his mantra. Paul Offit is now attacking the gluten free diet and healthy, chemical free food... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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Mia's Desk at age 21 NOTE: I've been a Sesame Street fan since I watched the first episode in 1969. My children adored the program until it left PBS to move to HBO for first run episodes. We don't have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: Here's a terrifically hopeful story we're happy to share. Jennifer is the daughter of AofA contributors Jonathan Rose and Gayle DeLong. Her book will help so many families and young adults with autism. We encourage you to purchase a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons is hosting a fundraiser for Robert Kennedy's organization, World Mercury Project on April 18th in New York City. The original date was snowed out in our wacky blizzard last week here in the Northeast. All... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: A sad story to begin the week from The Greenwich Times, Greenwich, CT. Our kids (hopefully) have a long life ahead of them, despite their autism. Try to teach them to swim. Try to get a modicum of safety... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Anne Dachel March 19, 2017, PennLive.com: The Top 5 Letters to the Editor of the week Pa. Senate should vote no on mandatory vaccines Pennsylvania Senate Bill 217 requires mandatory vaccines for your school children. No exception. When I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Cathy Jameson Some people try to tell us that our children’s diagnosis is a gift. They think it’s something we should treasure. Forgetting just how very complex it is, some people try to simplify it. That happens when they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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By Teresa Conrick Dear Dan, I miss you. Dan Olmsted was a hero to me and so many others who have children and young adults diagnosed as, "AUTISTIC." His Columbo investigations about the FIRST CASES of Autism, convinced me, beyond... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: This is just the type of post that would have earned me an email from Dan Olmsted, "Kimbo, you add the right touch at the right time, thank you..." or something kind and reassuring like that. Goodness I miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: Can you think of a product more fraught with injury? From the poisoning scandal decades ago, to heavy metal pieces found in the product, to the actual usage causing a cascade of chemical changes linked to autism. One day,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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NOTE: Merck, accustomed to causing injury to babies via MMR, then teens via Gardasil, has set its sights on the elderly population! By Anne Dachel March 14, 2017, Zostavax patients sue Merck, claiming shingles shot caused injuries and death Merck... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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Most of us in the biomed autism community know that our kids often can not process anesthesia like children who do not have autism. Our kids need accommodations everywhere. Autism is a new breed of disability. Routine cleanings often require... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at AGE OF AUTISM
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