Autism Related News
Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism01/14/2013 9:43 am
The federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, better known as "vaccine court," has just awarded millions of dollars to two children with autism for "pain and suffering" and lifelong care of their injuries, which together could cost tens of millions of dollars.
The government did not admit that vaccines caused autism, at least in one of the children. Both cases were "unpublished," meaning information is limited, and access to medical records and other exhibits is blocked. Much of the information presented here comes from documents found at the vaccine court website.
Read rest of story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/post2468343_b_2468343.html
Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines 
See Full US Congress Hearings On The Autism Pandemic – Web Links Here – Video & Transcripts
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Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys develop autism symptoms after obtaining doses of popular vaccines
Monkeys Get Autism-like Reactions to MMR & Other Vaccines In University of Pittsburgh Vaccine Study
Infant Vaccines Produce Autism Symptoms In Primates
The Autism Team Reality TV Program and Reality for Autism
Congress slams NIH, CDC reps for evading vaccine/autism evidence
From the Editor: Amish UpdatePosted by Age of Autism May 09, 2012
Folks, the Amish communities are being pressed to get vaccinated. As they assimilate to "English" ways--more out of financial need than anything else--that include schooling and use of English doctors, it won't be long before the Amish, too, will be reporting more and more autism. I'm so concerned about this I'm thinking of asking my new employer if there isn't some way I could do an investigative story with these folks before it's too late. And I promise you, having lived in this area nearly 20 years now, it is soon going to be too late.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/05/from-the-editor.html
In Vaccines We Trust? Paul Offit threatens religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions. A response by Suzanne Humphries, MDAugust 26, 2012
Millionaire vaccine inventor and mandatory vaccine advocate Paul Offit recently released a short VIDEO for doctors on medscape. Here is a transcript of the speech. This statement that outlines Offit’s personal belief system could be a prelude to the legal removal of all philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions in the United States of America. This is something that Offit has been working toward for years, and the likely end-purpose of his series of books. Paul Offit believes that exempting your child from vaccination is morally reprehensible. He considers himself an authority on autism, all infectious diseases, morality, history, every religious system, and infant immunology. You may also recognize Dr Offit as the one who says that all vaccines are perfectly safe and infants can tolerate theoretically 10,000 of them at once:
“A more practical way to determine the diversity of the immune response would be to estimate the number of vaccines to which a child could respond at one time…. each infant would have the theoretical capacity to respond to about 10, 000 vaccines at any one time.” The status accorded to him by the pharmaceutical and medical fields permits him to influence the opinions and practice of lower rung physicians regarding vaccine exemptions. Unfortunately, even doctors will simply believe the “expert” without bothering to go and check their own medical literature, to see if the self-proclaimed expertise has a solid scientific foundation. Research shows that when people listen to the expert, the part of their brains that is capable of independent thought goes to sleep.
Read rest of story here: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/08/26/paul-offit-threatens-religious-and-philosphical-vaccine-exemptions-a-respose-by-suzanne-humphries-md/
Paternal Age Study Implicates Environment Not GenesBy Bob Krakow August 25, 2012
The headline generating paper published this week in a leading scientific journal, Kong, Augustine et al. 2013. “Rate of de novo mutations and the importance of father’s age to disease risk.” Nature 488(7412):471–475, has been promoted relentlessly in the mainstream media being featured, among other prominent venues, as the lead front page story in the New York Times. The Nature scientific paper purports to show data supporting a link between children born to older fathers and disease, specifically autism and schizophrenia.
The paper is based on the evaluation of the genetic makeup of 219 individuals, claiming significance for the finding that older fathers possessing a higher number of de novo genetic mutations than younger fathers produce more offspring with autism and schizophrenia. The purported association between older fathers and children with autism is being touted as a breakthrough finding that helps to explain the rise in the incidence of autism over the last two decades. The finding is claimed to support a genetic etiology for autism.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/08/paternal-age-study-implicates-environment-not-genes-1.html
Half-Siblings of Those With Autism at Raised Risk for Disorder: StudyFriday, April 20, 2012
Research also suggests that fathers, mothers equally likely to transmit higher risk
FRIDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Half-siblings of children with autism are at increased risk for the disorder, according to a recent study that provides new genetic clues about autism.
Previous research has shown that full siblings of children with autism are also at higher risk for the developmental disability. The new finding may not be surprising -- given that half-siblings share about 25 percent of their genes -- but provides new clues to how autism is inherited.
The study included more than 5,000 U.S. families enrolled in a nationwide autism registry in which there was a child with autism and at least one other sibling. Included were 619 families with at least one maternal half-sibling, meaning the children shared the same mother but not the same father. The researchers compared autism recurrence among the half-siblings to the rate among the full siblings.
The findings also suggest that in many families, the transmission of autism from parents to children is the result of the effects of many genes, with each contributing a small proportion of the risk, he said.
The study was published online April 16 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Read rest of story here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_124335.html
Dr. Andrew Wakefield Exclusive on American Investigator: Autism Numbers Likely far Higher than One in 88April 17, 2012
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Richard Moore on the American Investigator and for The Lakeland Times, internationally renowned and controversial autism researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield says recently announced numbers on the prevalence of autism – which showed a two-year spike from one in 110 children diagnosed with ASD to one in 88 – are likely understated and by a dramatic order.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/04/dr-andrew-wakefield......
Baby receives cocktail of seven vaccines, loses ability to speak, recovers with homeopathic shock remediesApril 3rd, 2012
(HealthyTimesNewspaper) – Baby Irene’s dad agreed with his homeopathic physician, Hannah Eagle, about the dangers of vaccines. He certainly did not plan on vaccinating his 4-month old daughter. On December 4, 2011, however, under a tremendous amount of pressure from the family pediatrician, he and his wife acquiesced and allowed a single injection cocktail of seven vaccines, as follows: DPaT (3 vaccines: diphtheria, pertussis, tetnus), HIB, Pneumococcal, Polio, and Influenza.
Baby Irene stopped communicating
Once home, she had a fever that eventually passed. The parents then began to notice that the ordinary babbling, cooing, baby talking, and so forth had completely ceased. Their baby could no longer talk! She would open her mouth and appear as if she were trying to speak, but could only manage to stick out her tongue. “She is not talking at all,” reported her terrified father. “It seems to me when she tries to make noise, all she does is stick out her tongue. Her tongue is out a lot more now and she is chewing her thumb and moving her tongue around a lot in the process.”
Read rest of story here: http://dprogram.net/2012/04/03/baby-receives-cocktail-of-seven-vaccines-loses-ability-to-speak-recovers-with-homeopathic-shock-remedies/
CDC Report Finds 1 In 49 Children In NJ Identified With AutismMarch 29, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children in the United States, and 1 in 49 children in New Jersey, have been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study released today. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with 1 in 54 boys identified.
The number of children identified with ASDs ranged from 1 in 210 children in Alabama to 1 in 47 children in Utah. The largest increases were among Hispanic and black children.
The report, “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders – Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008,” provides autism prevalence estimates from 14 areas. It was published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
“This information paints a picture of the magnitude of the condition across our country and helps us understand how communities identify children with autism,” said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “That is why HHS and our entire administration has been working hard to improve the lives of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families by improving research, support, and services.”
Read rest of story here: http://njtoday.net/2012/03/29/cdc-report-finds-1-in-49-children-in-nj-identified-with-autism/
CDC Says Autism Rate RisingThursday, 29 Mar 2012, 6:20 PM CDT
HOUSTON - From "Scary" to "Horrifying”: that's how many view newly released autism numbers from the Center for Disease Control. Five years ago, one out of 150 children was challenged with some form of autism.
Today, the number is one in 88.
"The way I view it, the CDC has abjectly failed our children. There has been a 78 percent increase in autism in this decade.
"Inevitably, if we don't do something different they are going to keep going up," said Leslie Phillips of Katy, mother of a son with autism and board member of the National Autism Association.
Read rest of story here: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/120329-cdc-says-autism-rate-rising
How many children have to suffer from autism to call this an emergency?” Advocates Say HHS Secretary Must Declare Autism A Health EmergencyWed 18 Apr 2012 07:26
Grassroots autism advocacy organizations representing over 100,000 autism families held a press conference Monday, April 2, 2012, World Autism Day, to push for official recognition of autism as a national public health emergency and to analyze the federal health authorities’ ongoing failure to respond.
Read rest of story here: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2043/559/...
CDC to Announce New Autism Rate of 1 in 88, and Likely to Declare “No Public Health Emergency” and “No Epidemic”Wednesday, 28 March 2012 10:22
This week, the Canary Party expects CDC to announce a new autism prevalence rate of 1 in 88. As boys are diagnosed with autism at more than four times the rate of girls, this translates to 1 in 54 boys. That new rate would be an increase from the previous 1 in 110 reported two years ago by the CDC’s ADDM (Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring) Network. This would only be the latest uptick in the autism rate reported by CDC, as the disorder was diagnosed in 1 in 10,000 in the 1960s, and the rate was virtually zero before 1930.
The Canary Party also expects federal health authorities to continue to downplay the seriousness of the skyrocketing autism rate, just as they have done for the past two decades since the rate began rising dramatically. Canary Party Chairman and autism father Mark Blaxill, drawing on his own experience working with federal agencies on autism for many years, commented, “No matter how high the autism rate soars, the CDC’s continued denial of an autism epidemic is certitude comparable to death and taxes.”
Read rest of story here: http://canaryparty.net/index.php/the-news/94-the-canary-party-expects-cdc-to-announce-new-autism-rate-of-1-in-88-and-believes-cdc-likely-to-declare-no-public-health-emergency-and-no-epidemic
Wakefield’s Autism Research Is Cited by Researchers Who Say They Can’t Replicate It26 September 2011
Something rather strange is going on in autism research. Andrew Wakefield was smeared, his reputation trashed, his career torched, and his work labeled every negative thing conceivable—including fraud. The Lancet pulled his work off their site; they disappeared it. Everything conceivable was done to discredit Wakefield’s work and make it disappear. So why are researchers who have disavowed Wakefield and his work, and who have stated that it isn’t replicable, now citing his papers extensively? The only thing they don’t do is use the initials M, M, and R in one breath.
Read rest of story here: http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2011-09-26/wakefields-autism-research-is-cited-by-researchers-who-say-they-cant-replicate-it/
Federal government has paid out vaccine autism compensation awards to 83 familiesSeptember 21, 2011
(NaturalNews) The USA National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a crafty federal program to relieve the vaccine industry from liability for extreme vaccine injuries. Most claims have been rejected. But enough claims have been awarded to indicate the government's secret awareness of the link between a vaccine and autism while publicly denying it.
Read rest of story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/033635_vaccine_injury_compensation_government.html
How the mouse brain is influenced by the gut30 August 2011
Eating a strain of gut-loving bacteria reduces anxiety-like behaviour in mice - a finding that suggests a spoonful of microbes could help stress levels go down in people too.
The human gut is home to about 1000 trillion bacteria, which prevent pathogenic bacteria infiltrating our bowels. Once thought to simply prevent diarrhoea, gut bacteria have recently been linked to autism, reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and treating eczema. Now it seems these microbes can also reduce stress in animals and humans.
Read rest of story here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/08/-eating-a-strain-of.html
Institute of Medicine adverse reactions report admits MMR vaccines cause measles, seizures, anaphylaxis and other health problemsSunday, August 28, 2011
(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine, which has long functioned as a front group for the pharmaceutical industry and receives tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from drug companies and global elitists (like Bill Gates, Ted Turner, etc.), has issued a report that declares the MMR vaccine is not linked to autism. This is now being widely reported in the conventional (controlled) media, which isn't telling you the real story behind this report.
What's the real story? That this IOM report, even though it goes out of its way to excuse vaccines and dismiss safety concerns, still openly admits that vaccines cause measles, febrile seizures, anaphylactic shock and other potentially fatal side effects. It also admits that other vaccines are linked to a whole host of bizarre side effects, including skin lesions, difficulty breathing and live virus infections (see complete list, below).
Read rest of story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/033447_Institute_of_Medicine_vaccines.html
VACCINES AND BLUE FOOT SYNDROMEDr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO - May 17, 2011
I grow weary of people who continually want “proof” that vaccines cause harm and can cause autism. Every year the insistence for “More research!! More research!” goes by, four million more children born each year are lined up to be injected with dozens of doses of 16 different vaccines. Many of these precious bundles will become chronically ill; some will become statistics.
Webster defines proof as "something that induces certainty or establishes validity." What level of "proof" yet needs to be demonstrated that will be described as definitive confirmation? Video of children the day before, and then the day after, vaccines have documented autistic regression; the recordings are even admissible in Court as evidence. Is that enough "proof"? Heart wrenching stories about side effects after vaccines – high pitched screaming, vomiting, seizures and even death – have been told by the thousands of parents. Is that proof, or all they all liars?
Read rest of story here: http://www.newswithviews.com/Tenpenny/sherri130.htm
Response to “Anti-Vaccine Proponents Claim Court Paid for Autism Cases”Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law & Advocacy May 2011
As one of my coauthors may already have communicated to you, we take exception to the title of your piece, with specific reference to your use of the word "anti-vaccine." There is no statement in our paper that communicates any "anti-vaccine" view, whatsoever. ...
We do believe that what we found – including the number of cases of"autism" that we found – is significant, and justifies further investigation of all the compensated cases.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ebcala.org/unanswered-questions/response-to-anti-vaccine-proponents-claim-court-paid-for-autism-cases
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Total Population SampleMay 9, 2011 by autismsciencefoundation
A long-awaited study of autism prevalence in Korea came out today in the The American Journal of Psychiatry. Most of the information we have about autism prevalence comes from the US, the UK and Europe, so many were looking at this as the “Korean Study”. It is that, and very much more.
The results? A much higher prevalence estimate than previously found, along with a large fraction of the autistic students previously unidentified and being educated in regular education programs.
Read rest of story here: http://autismsciencefoundation.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/prevalence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-a-total-population-sample/
PDF of study, more information:
Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle?April 20, 2011
ROBERT MACNEIL: As we've reported, autism now affects one American child in a 110. Last month, a committee convened by public health officials in Washington called it a national health emergency. The dramatic rise in official figures over the last decade has generated a surge of scientific research to find what is causing autism.
Read/view-video rest of story here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/autism3causes_04-20.html
Autism Now: Robert MacNeil Shares Grandson Nick's StoryREPORT AIR DATE: April 18, 2011
In the first of six reports in his Autism Now series, former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil takes viewers on a visit with his 6-year-old grandson, Nick, to see how autism affects the whole family. Nick experiences autism not just as a brain-development disorder, but also as physical ailments affecting his whole body.
Read rest of story here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/autism_04-18.html
Note: this PBS special is a 6 part series. Viewers Guide
Autism Diagnoses Bring Slew of Costs for Families
Seth Mnookin walks away without answering awkward questions on US government concessions regarding autism and vaccineApril 19, 2011
Panic Virus’ author Seth Mnookin closed his blog the other week entitled ‘More embarrassing reporting from CBS News’s Sharyl Attkisson’ (HERE) without responding to fundamental criticisms. ...
CHS summarised the points on Mnookin’s blog:-
- The US HRSA has confirmed vaccines can cause autistic conditions.
- Merck’s current Director of Vaccines Division confirmed vaccines can cause autistic conditions – and that was when she was the Head of the US Centers for Disease Control.
- Autistic conditions can be caused by multiple vaccines as was conceded by the US Department of Health and Human Services in the Hannah Poling case.
- Autistic conditions can result from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following MMR vaccination as held by the US Federal Court in the case of Bailey Banks.
- The increase in autistic conditions, diabetes, childhood asthma and obesity can only be caused by enviromental factors as was confirmed by the current Director of the US National Institutes of Health and leading geneticist Dr Francis Collins in evidence to Congress when he was head of the Human Genome Project.
- the rate in the USA is approximately 1 in 100 and in the UK it is 1 in 64
- the cost to the UK has been estimated to be £28 billion per annum.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/04/seth-mnookin-never-answered-questions-on-us-government-vaccine-autism-concessions.html
Indicted Researcher Poul Thorsen: Autism Speaks' Original TrailblazerApril 19, 2011
Poul Thorsen, indicted last week (HERE) by US Attorneys for embezzling tax payers money via the Centers for Disease Control, also received $1 Million in funding through an Autism Speaks grant in 2008 (HERE). Now Autism Speaks is trying to hide their Thorsen affiliation. Why is that?
Families across the country work diligently to raise money for Autism Speaks at over 80 walks per year, despite the knowledge that Autism Speaks' research approach has always been to supplement projects currently underway by the CDC and NIH. This arrangement between Autism Speaks and the CDC/NIH amounts to a supplemental federal tax. However, walkers are willing to contribute, and individuals can light their money on fire by contributing at walks if they want.
Poul Thorsen crafted the plan to use Denmark vaccination data despite the fact that CDC, Thorsen and the NAAR board all knew that Denmark's vaccine schedule then, and now, is not remotely similar to the US vaccine schedule. The results of the Denmark studies helped the CDC out of a tough spot and over the past decade, Thorsen's studies were utilized by the CDC repeatedly to falsely reassure the American public about the safety of vaccines. CDC certainly owed Thorsen.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/04/indicted-researcher-poul-thorsen-autism-speaks-original-trailblazer.html
Is Autism Speaks Giving Poul Thorsen the Old Huck Finn Treatment?April 19, 2011
In 2008, Autism Speaks reported on their epidemiology grants on their web site. They let supporters know that they were funding a one million dollar international autism registry with CDC and several international researchers including:
"Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Emory University, USA.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/04/is-autism-speaks-giving-poul-thorsen-the-old-huck-finn-treatment.html
Poul Thorsen: The CDC Finances, Writes and Helps Publish Danish ResearchApril 14, 2011
With Danish CDC researcher Poul Thorsen now charged 13 counts of fraud and 9 of money laundering Age of Autism revisits this fascinating article by Dr F Edward Yazbak, originally published by ‘Red Flags’ in 2005 (Read full article HERE.) The article suggests the central role Thorsen had in the Great Vaccine Whitewash. Below is an email exchange from the paper:
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Dane indicted for defrauding CDCApril 13, 2011
A Danish man was indicted Wednesday on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly concocting a scheme to steal more than $1 million in autism research money from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The indictment charges Poul Thorsen, 49, with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. The wire fraud counts each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and the money laundering counts each carry a maximum of 10 years in prison, with a fine of up to $250,000 for each count.
Read rest of story here: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2011/04/13/dane-indicted-for-defrauding-cdc.html
US Prosecutors Seek Extradition of Madsen MMR/Autism Denmark Study Author for US$1m MMR & Mercury Autism Research FraudApril 14, 2011
Reuters reports that US prosecutors have indicted and seek the extradition of Aarhus University, Denmark’s MMR/mercury & autism researcher Poul Thorsen 49, on 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. This relates to monies paid to Thorsen by the US Centers for Disease Control including for research into the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines. Thorsen used the stolen money to buy a home in Atlanta, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and two cars, prosecutors said.
Read rest of story here: http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/poul-thorsen-us1m-mmr-fraud/
Dr. Peter Gerhardt on the Needs of Adults with AutismApril 10, 2011
As you'll read, Dr. Gerhardt is among the growing community of autism experts who is concerned that we will soon be overwhelmed by a "wave" of adults with autism spectrum diagnoses. In his view, available resources are already swamped - and are unlikely to improve quickly in the present economic environment. Gerhardt outlines the issues, and then presents a challenge, paraphrasing Hubert Humphrey: "For generations of adults with autism and their families, this is a test we cannot afford to fail."
Read rest of story here: http://autism.about.com/b/2011/04/10/dr-peter-gerhardt-on-the-needs-of-adults-with-autism.htm
SafeMinds Comments on Pediatrics Study on Thimerosal and VaccinesSeptember 20, 2010
This study was funded by CDC and conducted by several parties with an interest in protecting vaccine use: ... The CDC and AHIP overruled the external consultants. The paper published this week in Pediatrics reported the curious finding that increased mercury exposure from thimerosal in vaccines actually decreased the risk of having an autism diagnosis.
There are two primary deficiencies in the study methodology which would lead to the curious finding of a protective, rather than a harmful effect of early thimerosal exposure found in the study. The first deficiency concerns the variables used for stratification and the second concerns the low participation rate leading to sample bias.
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/09/safeminds-comments-on-pediatrics-study-on-thimerosal-and-vaccines.html
The Not-So-Crackpot Autism TheoryBy ARTHUR ALLEN Published: November 10, 2002
Neal Halsey's life was dedicated to promoting vaccination. In June 1999, the Johns Hopkins pediatrician and scholar had completed a decade of service on the influential committees that decide which inoculations will be jabbed into the arms and thighs and buttocks of eight million American children each year. At the urging of Halsey and others, the number of vaccines mandated for children under 2 in the 90's soared to 20, from 8.
And then suddenly in June 1999, during a visit to the Food and Drug Administration, a squall appeared on the horizon of Halsey's confidence. Halsey attended a meeting to discuss thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative that at the time was being used in several vaccines -- including the hepatitis B shot that Halsey had fought so hard to have administered to American babies.
Read rest of story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/magazine/10AUTISM.html?pagewanted=1
Vaccine Court: Autism Debate ContinuesJun 10 2009
Court Again Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism
This week, in aHuffington Postexclusive, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and investigative journalist David Kirby reveal that in the recent case of Bailey Banks vs HHS, the Vaccine Court has ruled vaccines caused Bailey’s autism and ordered compensation for his family.
Banks is the second case where the government could not deny the overwhelming evidence showing vaccines caused a child’s autism. The first was the case of Hannah Poling in March 2008. The government conceded the case and awarded her family compensation.
Small victories for these children, but what about the hundreds of thousands of other families struggling with autism? Who and what can they believe in this continuing vaccine-autism controversy?
Read rest of story here: http://www.wellsphere.com/autism-autism-spectrum-article/vaccine-court-autism-debate-continues/705091
I Am Josh. A Boy After His MMR.Posted by Age of Autism April 14, 2010
...Autism File magazine gave us permission to print part of this article about Josh Edwards, in the UK
Read rest of story here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2010/04/i-am-josh-a-boy-after-his-mmr.html
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