Thursday, February 4, 2010

Autism and Immunizations-Is There a Connection?

In the late 1970s my parents began to research childhood vaccines and made the informed choice to not vaccinate. Even then, they predicted our society would witness first-hand the consequences of a theory implemented without the science to validate its safety and efficacy. But never did they imagine the illness of autism spectrum disorders, which now shadow the lives of millions of American families.

Today autism, a once rare disorder, affects an alarming number of children. In the past two decades the prevalence of autism has reached epidemic proportions in our country. A study released in December 2009 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that autism prevalence has increased from the 1994 rate of 1 in 150 to 1 in 110 for children born in 1998. This is a staggering 57% increase in just four years. More children are diagnosed with autism than cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. It is indeed the greatest pediatric healthcare concern of the times.

After extensive training and the honor of working with incredible mentors, I founded the American Chiropractic Autism Board. We have an ever-growing panel of advisers who oversee Hope For Autism, a BioNutritional Care Training Conference. It has become my passionate mission to educate my profession about prevention and responsible care for autism.

I hope that someday soon our current traditional view of autism will be a distant memory - like lobotomies and thalidomide. I know that right now I am living my purpose. But more than anything, I hope for a day when there is no longer a need for doctors to provide autism care. Hope For Autism was created with its end in mind. - source - Dr. Renee Tocco

The next Hope For Autism Conference, designed for doctors and families, is April 23 – 25, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Please visit for more information and to register.

The Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine and the FIR Dome are both beneficial for Autism and other Learning Disabilities, for instance, the Original Sun Ancon Chi Machine works in a figure-8 motion which facilitates the whole body movement and gets the cranial-sacral fluid up into the brain and gets both sides of the brain working. The Chi Machine strengthens the neuronal connections between the right and left brain.