Friday, February 16, 2007

I wrote a piece that is on Huffington today. I ask a simple question. For all the talk of the ever increasing rates of autism, why so few people willing to ask "why?" Simple question. Complex answer? I'm exhausted.



Anne said...

Why are there no more Down and MR kids in the special education catechism classes at your church?

Why did my son's pediatrician not recognize him as having an ASD? Why did I have to take him to a psychologist to get a diagnosis? Why have many other parents experienced this?

Why do you think that the prevalence of all autism spectrum disorders as now diagnosed was ever 1 in 10,000?

Why do you think that nobody is looking at the cause of autism when a search of "autism etiology" in pubmed returns over 4,000 results, with over 1,000 of those papers having been published after January 2004?

Anissa said...

Hey Kim. I don't have any answers...just a couple numb fingers. ;)

But you're back, baby!

You have too much to worry about without a silly computer glitch giving you grief. So there you go. My gift to you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue said...

Kim, I read you post on Huffington with interest. You make an excellent point.

Have you heard of Dr. Dietrich Klinhardt? He has been working with autism for several years with great success. He is a biological medical doctor, meaning he uses drugs as little as possible.

He clearly states the the single cause of autism is mercury and that all the other "apparent causes", such as food allergies, gut problems, etc. are secondary to the mercury.

He uses a natural method of mercury chelation, using chlorella and cilantro. I started it myself a couple of weeks ago (chronic insomnia for 15 years from mercury toxicity) and am already seeing improvements.

I encourage you to read what he has to say. I find him to be a brilliant, compassionate man.

He has two websites: and

There is an audio interview on the causes and treatments of autism that is excellent at the bottom of this page:

Best wishes to you and your daughter.

KRStagliano said...

Anissa you are too funny! Let me know if you ever need me to spam someone. I'm all over it. Thanks.
Anne, I'm sorry but I'm not sure of your point. No coffee yet! Sue, thank you - your info is great, you should share it everywhere. YEs, I am aware of Dr. K. We have a Dr. DeM whom we see. :)

Stephen Parrish said...

Once again, nobody else is saying it, so I will: the piece is very well written. You started out good and you keep getting better.

Laura said...

Frustrating about the C word. Did you see 60 Minutes last night? More frustration. They didn't bother tackling the C word question or biomed - just early diagnosis and making sure nobody thinks there's an epidemic. Grr. I agree with Stephen - well written, Kim!