MIDWEST CITY, OKLAHOMA, USA (PRWEB) May 22, 2004
Faith Dyson, Cultural Arts Director for Project America Foundation, does not believe the much-publicized Institute of Medicine report issued on May 18 that claims there is no link between immunizations and autism. Faith agrees with the National Autism Association's reply that cites "strong clinical evidence from accredited doctors and researchers that suggests otherwise."
Her 18-month-old twins, Michael and Robert, "screamed for three days" after they received the DPT vaccination. When she called the doctor's office, the nurse assured her, "That's a good reaction. The more they scream, the better it's working."
Her gut instinct said otherwise. She had read the book Mal(e) Practice by Dr. Robert Mendelson, a Pediatrician who warns about the dangers of vaccinations, especially MMR, which was shown to produce more sickness than what occurred in those not immunized. Leery, she had postponed immunizing her mirror-image-identical twins. But she finally gave in to pressure from her family.
Seeing Michael and Roberts' reaction to their first shot, she vowed to not give them any more vaccinations. "I didn't care what my family said."
After the shots, the twins began to grow non-communicative and withdrawn. At three years of age they were officially diagnosed as having autism. Faith was told she could do nothing to remedy their condition and that she might as well have them institutionalized.
"Over my dead body," was her response. "I walked out, rolled up my sleeves, and went to work."
That was twenty years ago.
Studying everything she could, and implementing what she learned to the best of her ability, she was able to see a considerable recovery in her sons. She home schooled them, treated them as normal as she could, fostered their creativity. Involvement in Irish music played a significant role in their recovery.
"They are not retarded. They know what is happening around them. It's just that they were severely hindered in being able to express themselves."
Faith believes that her sons condition would have been more severe if she had given them the full regimen of vaccinations prescribed by her doctor when the Michael and Robert were young.
By the age of 19, they were nearly independent enough to live on their own. "You would not think there was anything unusual about them, to look at them -- just when they spoke." They were being trained to work in a local video store and did their own grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Though their language was not fluent, "they could communicate well enough to express their needs."
During this time, Faith separated from her husband who was ill and unable to care for the family. She moved to a more economically conducive area of the country where she might support the family. It was during this time that she lost her legally competent, adult sons to the Division of Social Services (DSS) when an aunt and uncle who were taking care of them for the first time ever, and only for a brief weekend, fraudulently turned them over to Social Services, claiming they were the primary care givers.
That was four years ago.
"DSS has since violated the twin's civil rights by denying their documented demand to leave," said Faith. "The state of Maryland has stubbornly refused to release my sons who, as Virginia citizens with two very acceptable homes in which to live, are not even eligible for their services. No charges of abuse or neglect have been filed against anyone in the family. My sons are Virginia citizens, not even eligible for Maryland tax-payer's monies or federal tax-monies for that state's care. That makes their crime Federal Fraud."
States receive $40,000 a year for each disabled person in the care of social services. The price for non disabled in their care is $30,000 per year. They receive $6,000 per disabled child adopted out, and $4,000 per non-disabled child adopted out -- however many times they get adopted out.
Faith says the Human Care industry "is now big business." Foster Care in the United States "did over 12 billion dollars last year. Not only are the neurotypical children affected by this inter-connected fraud, but so too are particularly the disabled, and elderly made a prey regardless of age."
"The pharmaceutical companies, local Social Services offices, and crooked social workers are the big winners in this state orchestrated lottery. The state and federal governments are creating their own means of support through the autism epidemic, forced drugging, and state care fraud."
"Why would the Federal government want to investigate fraudulent state care practices, or fund the research necessary to find the cure and fund the services that would recover an autistic, when the disabled have become one of the most profitable commodities?"
No matter where she has turned, from every level of government to most every level of mainstream media, she is ignored, and her sons "are denied justice and freedom."
Ironically, Senator Roy Dyson is a cousin of Michael and Robert, who are being held in his district. Faith comments that "this highlights just how much politicians want to look the other way and pretend that none of it is happening. He won't protect his own flesh and blood from state corruption."
She is not alone in this situation.
Nor is she the only one who has an Erin Brockovich disposition to not stop until remedy is found. Faith can cite just two mainstream journalists that have been friendly to the cause, not just in talk but in writing, including Kelly O'Meara of Insight magazine, and Melissa Ross of First Coast News in Florida.
Faith also cites a stream of organizations that have sprung up over the years to carry various facets of the cause. Their memberships number in the hundreds and thousands.
In her studies, and quest to find answers -- not just for the cure but for the cause and for financial remedy for her son's predicament -- she has crossed paths personally with "at least a hundred" other families who have autistic children. "Almost all of them" likewise identify a connection between the immunization and the autism in their own situation. It is generally a given.
Much fewer of these parents have their children forcibly taken away by social services as hers were, "but the trend is increasing," she said, if anything because of a rise in the number of incidences of autism.
According to VaccinationNews.com, "In the years between 1970 and the late '90s, the autism rates in America rose from 1 in 10,000 children to 1 in 166." The US Department of Education data on autism in children shows that in the decade between 1992 and 2002, the rate of autism was up an average of 1,000 percent in all 50 states.
Dr. Bernard Rimland of the Autism Research Institute says, "It is conservatively estimated that nearly 400,000 people in the United States have some form of autism -- the third most common developmental disability."
Faith sees the epidemic eventually growing to a point that all will be affected and not enough will be left able to serve in the military or run the country.
The vicious cycle is fueled because Social Services, "who are a law unto themselves," gain major funding for each child taken into their care. They get more for the disabled.
Raymond Gallup, Founder and President of Autism Autoimmunity Project couldn't physically handle the 24-7 care his six-foot-two son, Eric, would need. The power full-grown autistics convey during an autistic meltdown is frightening. New Jersey told Mr. & Mrs. Gallup the only way they could get their help was if they gave guardianship over to the state. Eric's medical care and visitations would be subject to the state's control, and the state would then receive the means to care for Eric, while his parents were denied all contact. Under state care the Gallups would no longer be able to see their son when they wanted, nor would they be able to properly direct his needs.
This option was "the only recourse," they were told. When the Gallups rejected these requirements, the state forcibly intervened with a threatened lawsuit if they did not place Eric in a psychiatric hospital. They reluctantly acquiesced. More recently, the Gallups have been able to have Eric released to go to Kennedy Kreiger Institute in Baltimore for proper behavior modification programs.
John Travolta is one of the spokespersons for Autism Autoimmunity Project, recognized on their website, where Ray Gallup's name is listed at the top, among dozens named as part of the project. The names include many M.D.s and Ph.D.s. Yet Ramond Gallup is treated as a mal-suited parent by the state.
When asked why the government or media will not intervene, Faith can only speculate. What she does know is that she has "not found one politician willing to tell the truth or investigate."
She watched closely as Congressional hearings took place on the matter, and was astounded when at the end the vaccine-autism link was denied.
"There is a lot of money involved," both in the administration of vaccinations, as well as in "the potential liabilities that the state would incur" if found to have been negligent. The False Claims Act stipulates that for every false claim given to the federal government for federal monies to house a child that doesn't need to be in the system, a fine of up to $10,000 is to be imposed. This is called Qui Tam or The Whistleblower's Law, but not because it favors a whistleblower. "The Catch 22 in this law," says Faith, "is that if the parents have their story published, then the state will not be fined at all."
"The parents are terrified," she said. They are led to believe that they are not allowed to speak out.
"Governor Robert L. Ehrlich of Maryland has ordered all of the police officers to not investigate anything that takes place relating to the Division of Social Services activities. When asked to do something about the plight of those wrongfully taken and those who need assistance, his administration replied to Faith that he has "no power over any of the offices beneath him." She said the administration before him had a similar policy in place.
A call to Governor Ehrlich's office to verify this sentiment led to a run-around of forwarding to different agencies and no returned call.
"I don't know of any governor who has responded any differently," she said.
A congressional hearing is being planned whereby parents may convey their stories of abuse at the hands of social services wrongfully taking children and elderly. The irony is that in bringing forward their stories into this public venue, they lose their right to a remedy award because of the above "self-serving" law designed to gag disclosure.
Faith says judges also intimidate parents, placing gag orders on them, while their cases are being considered, and then rule against the parents anyway. She has recently learned that the immunity that the judges appear to have is not well founded, and she plans to begin challenging their right to be on the bench. She is working with Gregory Romeo, Founder of the Tulsa Area Father's Rights Association and the National Coordinator, International Liaison of the Million Dad's March, to pursue legal remedies against patsy judges who rule by politics, not principle.
He references Title 22, OS, Section 1181, Removal of Officers, which states that "Any officer not subject to impeachment elected or appointed to any
state, county, township, city, town, or other office under the laws of
the state may, in the manner provided in this article, be removed from
office for any of the following causes: First. Habitual or willful neglect of duty. Second. Gross partiality in office. Third. Oppression in office. Fourth. Corruption in office."
Romeo further said, "In the situation of your sons, it would be extremely powerful for you to draft a letter of demand to those that are in official capacity within not only the State of Oklahoma, but in Maryland as well as any person working in the positions as described by law.""Put them on notice that these fraud schemes have occurred and by issuing a letter of demand, you have lined them up to either perform their duties as per their oath, or, by their neglect to do so, have 'willfully neglected their duties', which is an indictable offense but in most cases will alert them that they are in a position to either act on your behalf, or enjoin the crimes your have pointed out, merely by willful failure of duty to solve these matters as per their position in office."
While "conspiracy" is a word and concept that is immediately shunned by mainstream press, Faith is privy first-hand to less-than-honest brokering behind the scenes.
Her late husband, Robert Dyson, who was a manager for a limo transport company, MTM Inc., based in Arlington, chauffeured once for Ben Burns, former governor of Texas. He bragged to Dyson that he was the one who arranged for George W. Bush to get out of serving in active duty while in the National Guard.
"I don't have any evidence to prove that this conversation took place, but I remember well when he came home from work and told me about what he had heard that day," said Faith. "Now we find that Bush is apparently involved with Eli Lily, the manufacturer of Thimerosal."
History is not absent a precedence for politicians and journalists being bought for a price. The greater the potential for fallout, the more tightly the controls are put in place to secure the territory.
Instead of reporting the stories of the victims, who have volumes of documentation, the media reports the stories of the scientists who claim to have done studies that show no link between immunizations and autism.
The National Autism Association is seeking to expose and fight a provision that was added in the middle of the night to the Homeland Security Bill and would absolve Eli Lilly of any law suits for poisoning kids with mercury laced vaccines.
With no professional scientific training, Faith believes she is quite close to being able to connect the dots on one of the reasons the immunizations lead to autism.
According to the FDA, Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic preservative used to prevent microbial contamination of drugs, including vaccines.
Responding to the May 18 IOM report denying a vaccination-autism link, Dr. Alan D. Clark and Lujene G. Clark, both of NoMurcury.org, said:"...After reviewing hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers, we can say unequivocally, the scientific, clinical and biological evidence; including toxicological, chemical and pharmacological data, shows a strong relationship between Thimerosal, a known neurotoxin, and neurodevelopmental disorders."
Faith points out that mercury poisoning has been implicated in a number of diseases. Mad-hatter's disease in the 1800s was shown to be caused by the mercury contained in the lining of men's hats. Japanese children were shown to be getting ill from the mercury levels in fish. Mercury fillings in teeth have been shown to have various ill health consequences.
Mercury apparently effects the calcium-phosphorous balance in the body. This imbalance could be at the root of the physiological malfunction of the nerve system in the brain that enables a person to respond to stimulus. This Ca-P imbalance also can be shown to be associated with the leaky-gut syndrome also seen in some autistic cases.
The developmental stage of the child's brain at the time the vaccinations are typically given could be the prime link. That portion of the brain that handles sensory feedback and response is in active development at the same time period the Thimerosal/mercury-laden vaccinations are prescribed.
Auto-immunity could also be involved, the body's immune system turning on itself during this crucial time of development.
Because the government denies any link between vaccinations and autism, funding for objective research is likewise restrained.
Lorenzo's Oil is one of Faith's favorite movies.
If science isn't going to help her, then she will dig out the answer herself if she has to. But she is not alone. There are many parents on the same quest. They will not take no for an answer. It's their child that is sick. You don't mess with momma bear.
"Mothers from Hell," is a name adopted by one organization involved in the battle to receive proper care and services for disabled children.
The above article was written by Sterling D. Allan of Greater Things News Service
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"The only thing I really remember about having autism was wanting to say something and not being able to do it. It's pretty weird to explain. It's like you are a perfectly normal person on the inside, you know what you want to do, but you just can't do it. You know you want to say something, pick up something or do something, but you are just not able to do it."
-- Mikey Marino, recovered from autism thanks to the persistence of his father, Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins)
National Autism Association
Institute of Medicine's report on Vaccines and Autism
NAA's Response to the IOM Report - IOM and CDC cover-up: how far will they go to protect toxic vaccines? Riddled with conflicts of interest, Institute of Medicine releases report derived from flawed data.
NoMercury.org's Response to the IOM Report - IOM Chooses Poor Math Over Good Science To Clear Thimerosal
NIH Conflict Findings Left Out -- Ethics panel's final report did not detail all permissive practices, agency documents show.
CDC Knew of Potential Link between Vaccines, Autism
by Melissa Ross : Reporter who first broke the news that the CDC knew of the link between Thimerosal/mercury in vaccines and autism
Autism Autoimmunity Project (TAAP)
MMR Vaccine and Autism (Well Being Journal Vol. 10, No. 3 ~ Summer 2001)
Thimerosal in Vaccines (FDA)
Vaccine Liberation Org; "wealth of information about mercury/Thimerosal and vaccines."
Dr. Bernard Rimland of the Autism Research Institute citation
This Marino miracle is a victory over autism
Parents of kids/adults with autism
(Gregory Romeo) Tulsa Area Fathers' Rights Association
Title 22, OS, Section 1181, Removal of Officers
Barry and Samaria Kaufman's organization for the recovery of disabled people. They wrote the book called "Sonrise : A Miracle Of Love" recounting the recovery of their son, Raun, from autism and the method they used.
Wall of Hope -- includes photo of Michael and Robert
Poem Faith wrote about her sons and autism
Bush is believed to be involved with Eli Lilly
Flu Secrets You Should Know
CDC Study Raises Level of Suspicion
Amalgam tooth fillings made with mercury should be pulled out before people are cremated to cut emissions of the highly toxic metal.
Tulsa Area Fathers' Rights Association
P. O. Box 603
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107-0603