Monday, April 14, 2008

Check out some of the Pro's

And not as in, the opposite of "con's" ... but as in some of the people who have been researching and fighting for vaccine safety for years, many of them, parents of autistic children who regressed after vaccination. I have linked to some organizations in the box to the right, and describe some below. Check them out when you get a chance.

1) Barbara Loe Fisher and the
National Vaccine Information Center. Ms. Fisher "founded this non-profit, educational organization in 1982 with parents of vaccine injured children. Developed strategy for and has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system." (more) She also runs the blog Vaccine Awakening. (Did you see that it says 1982? This has been going on a looooonnng time... I was 4 then. She's definitely a Pro in my book.)

Generation Rescue - this one that Jenny McCarthy is affiliated with (along with TACA). (Perhaps you've seen Jenny on Oprah or Larry King Live recently.) There is lots of information here regarding treatment and evidence, and I think this organization is the sleeping giant the CDC has awoken. They have a powerful public awareness campaign (check out the newspaper ads on their homepage) and are helping sponsor a large rally in Washington, D.C. on June 4th. They also have a list of suggestions for things to ask and do when vaccinating.

TACA - Talk About Curing Autism. Also a very professional Web site, and provides a support network for parents of autistic kids. They have a long list (300-some pages) of autism studies and related medical conditions. (To see this, scroll down until you get to "Vaccines" in the far-left column, mouse over it, and click the top link that appears.)

I didn't know until last month that autistic kids often have bowel problems, sleep problems, and gluten/casein allergies. It is quite obvious that autism has with it some very distinct biological markers, and it just makes me wonder - are they all symptoms of the same biological disturbance that caused neurological problems? And do children with "classic" (non-vaccine-injury) autism also have these problems? ... Well, questions for another day...

By the way, autism is not the only vaccine side-effect I hope to explore on this blog...

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