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Wakefield testimony etc in Library page of my website.

With Dr. Wakefield's appearance this weekend, many may want to find the Congressional hearings that brought Andy to the USA. After I left Congress, and the Government Reform Committee's Website was being changed (with the new Chairman), I felt many would want to find all of our hearings in one spot (rather than having to search for them on So, I posted a Library page on for everyone to use.

Hope this is helpful.



Tell your story involve traditional media Link back to AutismOne

We must use every channel available to invite Parents, Cargivers, service providers, and to join in unity. Tell your story. Mine is simple Dad in the middle of Corn and Bean fields advocating for our families dealing with Autism.


Everyone mingle, add family photo's, comments, suggestions, what are you waiting for?

To mingle or not to mingle

I have found just as in life people have a very narrow focus and path that they follow. Even though all of us have been impacted by Autism in some way. After dealing with Jobs, spouse, bills, life, the big game, the big news and Autism there is not much energy to move beyond the comfortable. AutismOne will have to provide incentive of real change in the community. Bring together leaders from multiple factions and say this will be the level playing field to do the best things for people dealing with Autism. I do not think anyone has stopped long enough to even figure out what the best next thing to do is? Have they?

Tim, as always I appreciate

Tim, as always I appreciate your insightful comments and critique. To me this is not a game or a charade or a touchy-feely subject – this is a life and death struggle. I have two boys with autism. My 14-year old will be able to flourish; he has recovered to that point. My 11-year old has not.

The rage inside me is real. I see the integrate beauty of my sons and their potential and the intrinsic stamp of worthless placed on them by society. So like every other parent I fight for their educational needs and biomedical treatments and anyone who comes between my sons and their potential.

That is life in the immediate but there is a still desperate need for a fusion of background and foreground to help “provide the incentive for change and move beyond the comfortable,” as you so eloquently state.

To me autism is like sexism and racism – a wrongly defined problem which can never find the solution. Changing the problem definition from psychological to biomedical is a start but the agent of change that marked the unraveling of sexism and racism was not a call to a greater good, but economic retribution.

Rosa Parks’ arrest did not bring our nation to examine racism. It was the Montgomery bus boycott by African-Americans which led to deficits in public transit profits that caused a change in policy from segregation to integration on the Alabama buses.

When women began demanding equal pay for equal work and began legal proceedings and advocated for equal legal protection under the law they exerted their economic muscle.

The gay rights movement employed a variety of tactics to effect change, but one of the most effective was the boycott of Florida orange juice by the gay community which targeted Anita Bryant, at the time their spokesperson and sent a message to corporate America to exercise caution when trampling on another group’s civil rights.

As a community we have not yet reached the maturity of the civil rights or women’s rights movements, but we are very close. Give me a week and I will tell you how we plan to get there.

Rosa Parks Moment? Whats next? Economic Impact Boycott Mercury

Is this our Rosa Parks moment? Fathers own words.

My son, Izaak, was kicked off the bus today. A little background: Izaak is eight years old and is autistic. He has been attending the Autism Summer Camp and was with that group today when the incident with Metro Transit happened. He was screaming. A little more background: Izaak’s screams can be an unsettling, almost supernatural experience. They are also loud – they are so, so loud. The driver of the bus, understandably, seemed to get a little rattled. Less understandable was the driver’s reaction, which was to stop the bus and order that kid off it.
The child has autism, it was explained to the driver, lest the sea of bright red shirts with the clear white lettering reading AUTISM SUMMER CAMP in CAPS on both the front and back was insufficient, let us have a moment to calm him down.
Get him off my bus, it was explained to the camp counsellors. I wasn’t there, so I am avoiding direct quotes and relaying the gist as it was relayed to me. The upshot was that Izaak was removed from the bus – his amazing and dedicated counsellor and the (if possible) even more amazing camp director at his sides. Almost as soon as the bus began moving – the rest of the kids and their (what must have been bewidered) counsellors still on it – one of the counsellors realized that with the director off the bus, keys with him, when they actually got back to the camp location nobody would be able to get in. They had to get off the bus, too, and – even after explaining this to the driver, he refused to give them the necessary transfers so that the thirty or so of them could catch the next bus for free.
This is neurodiversity and tolerance – Metro Transit style. Kids with autism aren’t ‘disabled’ enough to use the access-a-bus, but they are too ‘disabled’ to be tolerated by drivers of the standard buses. The blind can ride the bus for free, but some kids with autism not at all? For the record, I have no problem with blind people riding the bus for free (I think everybody should be able to do so), but I can’t accept a special rule, driver-imposed, targeting my son directly and others like him.
In the end, the next bus driver let the whole camp on and didn’t demand the transfers. He knew the camp, the kids, the counsellors. He liked them, besides. the issue was rightly brought to Metro Transit’s attention by the camp director, a file number assigned and an investigation pending.
New details to come, but I have just discovered that CBC is on its way over for interviews so I have to clean up. I’ll keep you posted.