Friday, May 28, 2010

NAA NY Metro and Beth Israel Medical Center Hold Their First Combined Event

Asma Sadiq, M.D., Stacey Purro, and Sarah Birnbaum

On May 20, NAA NY Metro and Beth Israel Medical Center held their first combined event at the medical center. The Beth Israel team is led by Asma Sadiq, M.D., Chief of Developmental Pediatrics, and Stacey Purro, Social Worker.

Parents and caregivers packed into a standing-room only lecture room to listen to what Sarah Birnbaum had to say on EI, CPSE and CSE.

Sarah Birnbaum gave a riveting lecture on "Transitioning your child from EI to CPSE and from CPSE to CSE. Two hours was not enough; parents surrounded her after the lecture, trying to soak in every last bit of prized advice.

Sarah Birnbaum is a parent advocate and a special education advisor.
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David Kirby on Autism, Animal Factory, and How The Two Intersect

David Kirby with Gayle DeLong, Katie Wright, and Mattias

April 27, 2010. As always, David Kirby mesmerized the audience with his talk. David spoke about autism, animal farming, how the two intersect, and the relationship of animal farming to autism. We all left with an autographed copy of his new book, 'Animal Factory'.

David is an amazing speaker!

Read this book - you will rethink everything you eat - and thereby help our health and the health of the environment, not to mention the health of the animals we eat. Did you know that the agricultural business consumes 75% of all the antiobiotics sold? They feed these antibiotics to the animals prophylactically. Think of what does that does to our immune system?

Read Kim Mack Rosenberg’s blog on ‘Animal Factory’.

NAA New York Metro Rallies for Dr. Andrew Wakefield

“These parents are not going away.
The children are not going away.
And I am certainly not going away”
Dr. Andrew Wakefield in an interview on “Today” show on NBC, with Matt Lauer

On Monday, May 24th, NAA New York Metro members were at Rockefeller Plaza in a show of support for Dr. Wakefield, as he appeared on the Today show on NBC. That morning, the General Medical Council’s ruling banned him for practicing medicine. The council said he had shown “a callous disregard” for the suffering of children involved in his research. Dr.Wakefield was the first researcher to publish a peer-reviewed study suggesting a connection between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, and urging the need for further research.

While his interview was being broadcast live on the screens outside, activists and supporters from all over the State, assembled at the Plaza, waving posters:

“Autistics for Wakefield”
“Thank you Dr. Wakefield”.

Dr. Wakefield stayed on message, and referred to the Council’s ruling as a “little bump on the road”. When he emerged from his interview, supporters flanked him and Skyhorse Publishers did a curb-side interview. See Video

Dr. Wakefield’s new book is titled, “Callous Disregard” and was released this week.

See photo album.

Sabeeha Rehman

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Support Andrew Wakefield. Mon., May 24, 8 am at Rockefeller Center, New York

Please join Dr. Andrew Wakefield in a show of support on Monday, May 24 at 8 am at 30 Rockefeller Center (30 Rock) in New York, NY in front of the NBC Studios on 49th St. between 5th and 6th Ave. Shortly after 8 am, Wakefield will be interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show. Immediately following the Lauer interview Wakefield will rejoin our gathering outside the studio, hopefully for further media interviews. Your attendance is requested; please bring signs supporting Dr. Wakefield.

Dr. Wakefield believes the General Medical Council in Britain will issue a decision that morning that will deprive Dr. Wakefield of his ability to practice medicine in the UK. The decision will be the culmination of a four-year show trial in the UK of Wakefield and two of his colleagues, Dr. Simon Murch and Dr. John Walker Smith, who have been prosecuted for trumped up charges to punish them for a 1998 paper that suggested a possible connection between autism, bowel disease and the measles, mumps rubella vaccine.

The significance of their finding has been overshadowed by a concerted systematic effort to discredit the work and the researchers. This effort and an intense desire to subvert the inquiry into the issues of vaccine safety, and legal redress for vaccine damage, has culminated in the longest running and most expensive fitness to practice case ever in the UK, and serves as a totalitarian warning to other researchers who might consider questioning vaccine safety.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Winner of "Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism"!

We are happy to announce that blog commenter "Tina" is the winner of an autographed copy of Ken Siri's and Tony Lyon's book "Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism"

Tina, please email your full name and address to and we will get the book right out to you! Congratulations!