Another Wakefield Study
The following quoted Autism Study form one of the big wigs in autism might be fine and dandy, from a research point of view it might be valid and meaningful but, it just might be pushing a point of Modern Autism has to make ,as well. In reality no matter where autism came from or how it developed, wouldn't it not be better to look into autism's un admitted to past and figure out how we over came so well and fill in the gap between the savant and the village idiot. Combine our old working Temple Grandin Style autism with the modern Autism and give our autistic kids the very best chance ever, of a normal life. ? Does that make too much sense?
We have many people in autism, that have done a double blind autism experience and our fine results are not admitted to from Autism 'Professionals' . Besides the fact we might unintentionally tarnish a few reputations, It seems professional college educated researchers have never been presented with a living working anthropology and they don't have to give us the time of day. (and they will not) Sadly, research is only geared from the top down and often times because of this attitude anyone in the ranks of a condition can be safely ignored as there is no way a "retarded autistic" person could ever figure out the condition. While the quoted study might be nice and offer a bit of money to the ones in charge of it the fact remains EVERYDAY autism has been figured out and proven time and again. The stuff we figured out has never been in a text book and I doubt it ever will be as it is a thought process and a state of being that will not be obvious to anyone not, naturally autistic. As far as Autism is concerned the earth is flat.
Just how different autism would be, if years ago when our Anthropology was discovered and appreciated and even liked by some of the very big names in Autism that still dominate the craft, didn't turn tail and run? While we have figured out Temple Grandin's work and taken it to new heights and added chapters to mankind's knowledge banks and even identified a different type of human thought, it seems that is more work than help, at this point in the game of life. That begs the question why will autism not own up to us and share or even take the time to learn our knowledge that explains a Savant? You would think they like a population of underperforming people doomed to special education and a group home, it certainly supports their stereotype and makes for a few poster children.
Autism is not all that complicated, it is just another from of human thought and might be the slow motion building blocks of the human mind. The only thing complicated about autism is the stuff we have figured out and proven was achieved via a double-blind experience and we taught our selves our autism thoughts. Logically we are the only ones to have figured them out as they were our natural thought process and they don't resemble anything modern education realizes. Honestly we give insight to Einstein and even offer new and amazing insights to many other conditions. If our theory is correct and Autism is the building blocks of the human mind we are setting on 1000 more psychology text books yet to be written. The kicker is how do 'stupid, but successful' retards (as they view us) compete against an Autism Empire that might never have expected a group of people to have ever figured out the condition? The Wakefield Study follows and again what does it really mean for everyday autism? It certainly can't tell of the world what we have figured out and how we do so well in real life.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com
New Wakefield study: Gastrointestinal comorbidity, autistic regression and Measles-containing vaccines
5/8/2006 7:47:36 PM Eastern Standard Time
If you received this email by error, click REPLY, add REMOVE and you will no longer receive Unlocking Autism posts.Medical Veritas 3 (2006) 796–802Gastrointestinal comorbidity, autistic regression and Measles-containingvaccines: positive re-challenge and biological gradientAndrew J. Wakefielda, FRCS FRCPath; Carol Stottb, PhD; and Kirsten Limbc, BSc AbstractBackground: A temporal association between exposure to measles-containing vaccine (MCV) and autistic-like developmental regression in a sub-set of children with enterocolitis has been reported. Measles virus (MV) was detected in ileal biopsies from these children at higher prevalence than in developmentally normal pediatric controls.This study tested the hypothesis of a dose-response effect of MCV exposure on intestinal pathology, as evidence of a causal association.Methodology/Principle Findings: Children with normal early development and autistic-like developmental regression were divided into two groups: re-exposed children (n=23), who had received more than one dose of a measles-containing vaccine (MCV), and once-exposed children (n=23), who had received only one dose of MCV. The groups were matched for sex, age, and time-elapsed from first exposure to endoscopy. Comparisons included: secondary (2o) gastrointestinal (GI) and related physical symptoms and observer-blinded scores of endoscopic and histological disease. Re-exposed children scored significantly higher than once-exposed for 2o physical symptoms including incontinence, presence of severe ileal lymphoid hyperplasia, number of biopsies with epithelial damage and number of children with acute inflammation. Markers of acute inflammation included number of children affected and proportion of biopsies affectedConclusion/Significance: The data identify a re-challenge effect on symptoms and a biological gradient effect on intestinal pathology, which links MCV exposure to autistic-like developmental regression and enterocolitis.