" 1 of 110 children are being DX with Autism in the USA "

" 1 of 110 children are being DX with Autism in the USA "

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dental Amalgams What your Dentist is not telling you

It is about time the FDA admits to what many parents have been saying!!

I was blessed to have learned about the harm in Dental Amalgams from the TACA organization , Where I also learned about AUTISM .

Thanks to all of the information I learned in 2007 I was able to choose better for my David who has many sensitivities in brushing his teeth so he had about 10 cavities . Getting him to brush was just a horrible experience. Most of the time by screaming and crying and forcing him to get the toothbrush in his mouth . This is very typical of children on the Spectrum (PDD) because they are just sensitive to that area .

We took the kids to their 6 month dental check up .David accompany me this time because it is very difficult to get David to cooperate . Thank God I have my husband to help the doctor , who by the way is a young knowledgeable guy who explained Amalgams and mercury in 2007. My husband and myself decided that David would not have any AMALGAMS and so we were able to pay for him to get white fills that are 100% natural and safe . they run from 100 to 150 each fill but it sure is worth it . My husband ended up paying about 750 dollars in 2 treatments . The front of David's teeth also needed work so we did the 100%steel that the doctor told us is safe and strong .

I noticed a huge difference between David and Alanis who did get amalgams when she was 2 1/2 this is before I even knew about the harm of them . I'm glad though that these teeth are now falling and she is getting her new ones slowly but surely.

The FDA ( Food and drug Administration) who is supposed to be approving the safest way for us and our kids to receive the best care in Food & in Medicine. Aren't we in the "safest" country in the world , One that looks out for the best of our children?. Well WRONG! , As we came in for my son's dental check up we read the following announcement that was placed all over the area of work of the dentist's .( In regard to the amalgams). So the FDA admits of the amalgams having 50% mercury and it's harm. But yet they approved it for use UNDER YOUR OWN RISK!!!! This is so ridicules .

This is my David at the Dentist . He was being held by dad , Yes he doesn't behave well at the dentist still even though this Doctor has been with him since very small . He had a great check up this time no cavities and all of the white fills are perfect no damages . I guess the 750 dollars was worth it .

What does the FDA ( Food and Drug administration say in their web site about Amalgams ?....

Dental Amalgams

Questions and Answers on Dental Amalgam

*1. What is dental amalgam?
Dental amalgam is the silver-colored material used to fill (restore) teeth that have cavities. Dental amalgam is made of two nearly equal parts: liquid mercury and a powder containing silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals. Mercury concentration in dental amalgams is generally about 50% by weight, while the silver concentration ranges from 20-35%.

*2. What is FDA’s role in dental amalgam?

Dental amalgams are medical devices and are regulated by FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). CDRH is responsible for ensuring that medical devices are reasonably safe and effective and that the labeling has adequate directions for use and any appropriate warnings.

*3. What are the safety concerns about dental amalgam?

Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses. When amalgam fillings are placed in teeth or removed from teeth, they release mercury vapor. Mercury vapor is also released during chewing. FDA’s rulemaking (described in question 7) will examine evidence concerning whether release of mercury vapor can cause health problems, including neurological disorders, in children and fetuses. (What is under neurological disorders? AUTISM, PDD,ASPERGERS,RETTS Sindrome,ADHD, Alhzimers disease,Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety ETC>>> The list goes on)
Since the 1990s, FDA and other government agencies (CDC, NIH) have reviewed the scientific literature looking for links between dental amalgams and health problems.

In September 2006, an advisory panel to the FDA reviewed FDA’s research and heard presentations from the public about the benefits and risks of mercury and amalgam.
You can read the summary of the panel meeting at: Joint Meeting of the Dental Products Panel (CDRH) and the Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee (CDER) - September 6-7, 2006
In addition, a complete transcript is available at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/cdrh06.html#dentalproductspanel

Information taken from :

It is about time we listen . It is about time we paid close attention to our kids and what their needs are and don't trust all of our Government Agencies to make choices for us . Is about time we start reading instead of DOING NOTHING to better the life of our kids .

Friday, May 22, 2009

International Meeting for Autism Research reports latest on autism causes and treatments

900 research and educational presentations, lectures and panel discussions including 30 presentations/demonstrations on innovative technologies for autism

CHICAGO, IL – The 8th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) will host more than 1500 researchers, delegates, autism specialists, and students in the world's largest gathering of researchers and clinicians devoted to a better understanding of autism. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel from May 6-9, 2009. Meeting sponsors include Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation, the Autism Society of America and the National Institutes of Health.

Attendance at this year's meeting is up more than 20 percent from the previous year, reflecting heightened interest and more awareness of this disorder that is now recognized to affect up to one in 150 children in the United States and an estimated one percent of individuals worldwide.
Current research on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) involves sophisticated behavioral, genetic and biological approaches that require interdisciplinary research collaborations to gain comprehensive knowledge of the disorder. Scientists at IMFAR will discuss and disseminate the latest scientific findings aiming to stimulate research progress toward a better understanding of the nature, causes and treatment options for ASDs.

By bringing together both clinicians and research scientists, IMFAR provides a unique opportunity to foster international dialogue across various disciplines and methods.

This year's meeting includes over 900 research and educational presentations, lectures and panel discussions. In addition, there will be a new feature: a daylong demonstration of the latest Innovative Technologies for Autism on Friday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Detail abstracts can be found at http://autisminsar.org/docs/PRESSBOOK%20IMFAR2009d.pdf and highlight are included below.


It takes hundreds if not thousands of experts in brain fuction ,biological studies,psychiatrists ,therapist,biology expertsETC>>>...To try and figure our Gods creation . Meaning our kids brain mapping and fuction , The big question is WHY?>>> and HOW?>>> ..It is about time that science starts to see things only a hand full of scientists saw back in the the 1950's.


Dr. Rimland's determination was spawned by his own son's diagnosis of autism, at age two, in 1958. After this discovery, and convinced by his research, Rimland fought hard in the 1960's to advance the cause of early behavioral intervention (commonly known as ABA). While most mainstream professionals rejected it, today - four decades later - they fully accept its value. Now Rimland and his colleagues (who believe that drugs too often cause more harm than good) are pioneering the use of laboratory tests to identify problems in children's metabolism which can be corrected through the use of diets, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other safe and natural substances normally present in the body.

Defeat Autism Now! is dedicated to the exploration, evaluation, and dissemination of scientifically documented biomedical interventions for individuals within the autism spectrum, through the collaborative efforts of clinicians, researchers, and parents.

There is yet another area in which the authorities have again been shown to be wrong-an area which has been given far too little attention. Despite the sacred cow status of vaccines, the truth must be told: Not only has the safety of vaccines been vastly overstated, so has their efficacy. Vaccines are nowhere near as effective in preventing diseases such as measles, pertussis, polio and smallpox as the drug companies, the professional medical associations, the FDA, and the CDC would have you believe.

Parents are in a constant battle with their child pediatrician about their clear IGNORANCE!! on how to detect or treat AUTISM. Autism is a neurological and biological disorder that can be treated to a certain extent. Our number one healer is the Lord the one who created us and our kids .

This hand full of scientist are taking a look at how our body has been created and how it works and how it has the capacity to heal its own self . And is only obvious that it is the hand of God who is being placed on these kids bodies when we see healing happening when we remove certain foods when we make changes in habit like the way we cook our food or the cleaning products we chose to clean our home and how we chose to control how the vaccines are being given to our kids.

These kids are here for a very special reason , That is to open our minds to the possibility to live better and healthier life's . We struggle every single day as we get older with heart disease, hypertension , etc. it all comes down on exercise and the food we eat every single day .

We have been created in God's image that means we are meant to be perfect . Our bodies can take only 100% natural substances to help its natural process of digestion .

Psalms 103:2-4

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your
life from hell ,and crowns you with love and compassion,

Lets never forget to first place the Lord and our Prayers may always be sent to him before we start anything with our kids . As we set ourselves to healing their perfect bodies .

Autism in Britain costs about $43 billion

What is the U.S.A waiting for ?????

LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- The annual costs of autism spectrum disorder in Britain is more than $42 billion a year, researchers estimate.

The study, published in the Journal Autism, said the cost of supporting children with autism spectrum disorder was estimated to be $4.2 billion per year. The cost of carrying for adults with the disorder was put at $39 billion annually.

Martin Knapp of the London School of Economics provided a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of autism spectrum disorder in Britain involving the healthcare system
, social care agencies, education and housing budgets.

The costs were based on estimates for 539,766 people with autism spectrum disorder in the United Kingdom 432,750 adults age 18 and older and 107,016 children and adolescents up to age 17.
The researchers combined existing data estimating prevalence of autism, intellectual disability, place of residence, service use, lost productivity and costs per individual.

The findings were also presented at the Autism & Employment Workshop at the University of London.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have a wonderful day everyday

Rules from God

1. Wake Up !! Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7
3 Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !!... To the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
6. Reach Up !!... For something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!... Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; Instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6

Monday, May 18, 2009


Young adults David and Lindsey are in love -- and each has autism. ------------------- [FEB 2009]

story narrated by Robin Roberts |

David Hamrick, 29, and Lindsey Nebeker, 27, look like a typical couple in love, but what's not apparent is how hard they've worked to be together.

Hamrick and Nebeker live together in a Jackson, Miss., apartment, yet they have separate bedrooms, eat meals apart and spend most of their time focused on their own interests.

This unusual setup is how Hamrick and Nebeker, who are both autistic, make their relationship work.

About 1.5 million people in the United States have autism, with varying degrees of severity. Many people with autism struggle with the most basic social interactions, so finding love may seem like an impossibility.

Hamrick and Nebeker are high-functioning but, since childhood, both have found it difficult to make friends and even harder to keep them.

"All of her socialization had to be learned, usually by hard experience," said Nebeker's father, Gordon Nebeker.

Autistic people can also be hypersensitive to touch and sound. Hamrick can't stand when the room is too warm and cringes at certain sounds; Nebeker can't take florescent lights; and both are profoundly uncomfortable with small talk, said Lynn Harris, who profiled the couple for Glamour magazine.

CONTINUE STORY: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/stor...



I find it to be upseting all of the cuts that the very smart Mr. Cortines has done and will do after summer. I mostly getangry when the first area of the district to be affected is the Special education dept. This group already needs more asistance and it will only make it worse to remove more special ed teacher and special ed coordinators from schools . It is a shame that Mr. Cortines feels this needs to be done . He needs to spend the stimulus money he has already received .
LAUSD ( CORTINES ) I'm ASHAMED of you .......
these are pics i took from outside my window ,I was sad I could not attend with the teachers on that day since I had 3 appointments with David ...


LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Unified School District teachers went to plan B Friday after a judge barred them from staging a one-day walkout.
UTLA changed their plan because it didn't want the teachers to risk getting hit with $1,000 fines or losing their credentials.

The union held a loud demonstration at district headquarters Friday that ended with the arrest of 46 protesters who were blocking traffic. Teacher's union president A.J. Duffy was among those arrested.
Teachers also marched outside schools before class started for an hour to protest proposed budget cuts and layoffs, then reported back to classes.

The efforts are to voice their opposition to the LAUSD decision to authorize layoffs that could cost thousands of teachers and school employees their jobs and increase class sizes.
District officials went back court on Thursday seeking a more extended restraining order against the teachers, saying they were concerned that teachers would take part in intentional acts to cause a work stoppage, but the judge refused to extend his orders any further.
Eyewitness News Reporters Amy Powell and Miriam Hernandez contributed to this report.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Dear Autism Advocate,

Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Hank Johnson (D-GA) for their introduction of a House companion bill to the Senate's Autism Treatment Acceleration Act (ATAA), which was introduced last month by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Robert Casey (D-PA), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Like the Senate version, the House version of the ATAA (H.R. 2413) is comprehensive federal legislation that addresses several critical challenges facing the autism community, including increased funding for scientific research, treatment and services. The ATAA incorporates provisions from the Expanding the Promise of Individuals with Autism Act (EPIAA), originally proposed by Representatives Doyle, Smith, Engel, and former-Representative Chip Pickering.
As in the Senate's ATAA bill, a key section of the House bill requires all insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASDs), including coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy – a medically-necessary, evidence-based autism treatment. While the number of states that have enacted comprehensive autism insurance reform legislation has grown to ten, most state insurers are still allowed to specifically exclude coverage for these critical services, which can cost upward of $50,000 a year – well beyond the means of most families.
The House version of the bill also addresses the unique needs of adults with ASDs, creating a demonstration project with one-year planning grants and multi-year implementation grants for the provision of service for adults with autism. In addition, it creates the Network for Autism Spectrum Disorders Research and Services aimed at accelerating the dissemination and utilization of critical, new information, moving it from “bench to bedside” as quickly as possible.

Now Help US Get ATAA Passed!:
1. CONTACT YOUR FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE! Urge him/her to become a cosponsor of the ATAA bill, H.R. 2413.
> Call your Representative's office and let him/her know that you support the ATAA bill, H.R. 2413, and you want your Representative to become a cosponsor today. Click here to find the name and phone number for your federal Representative!
> Send an email to your Representative! Autism Votes has written part of the email message for you. All you need to do is fill in the empty box with your story about your family's experience with autism and how the ATAA bill will help. Click here to send an email to your Representative!
2. STAY INFORMED ON THE ATAA BILL! Sign up to receive Autism Votes email alerts and stay informed on the progress of the ATAA bill.
3. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY! Get your friends and family involved in getting the ATAA bill passed.
For a complete summary description of both the House and Senate ATAA bills, visit our website at www.AutismVotes.org/ATAA.
Sincerely,Elizabeth EmkenVice President, Government RelationsAutism Speaks

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I have to thank the Lord for a wonderful weekend full of joy I can not ask for more . the Lord bless all of you special moms out there who work extra hard for their kids during the whole year .
my sister and i at church
waiting to eat at don chentes

my 2 special guys

he gave me his present

con mi special guy

grandma and the girls

we shared the saturday together

my boy and mima



"Strength and honour are her clothing;

She shall rejoice in time to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom,

And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

She watches over the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

"Many daughters have done well,

But you excell them all."

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord,

She shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.