Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.
Kickass Dad of the Day: When Stuart Chaifetz learned that his 10-year-old son, Akian, was being violent and disruptive in class, he was puzzled. He knew Akian, who has autism, to be mild-mannered and sensitive, and had a hunch that something more was going on. But after several meetings with a team of school officials created to help special-needs students, nothing changed. So Chaifetz did what any concerned parent would do.
On the morning of Friday, February 17, 2012, I wired my son and sent him to school. That night, when I listened to the audio my life changed forever. I heard my son being bullied by his teacher and aide. The six and a half hours of audio I had proved that my son wasn’t hitting the teacher because there was something wrong with him — he was lashing out because he was being mocked, mistreated and humiliated. His outbursts were his way of expressing that he was being emotionally hurt at school.
The New Jersey father has since launched a website full of damning evidence and aFacebook page, and he is petitioning the state to change legislation so that teachers who bully children are immediately fired. The aide has been fired, but the rest of the staff have merely been relocated.
“I seek a full and public apology from all those adults who were in my son’s class for what they did to him,” Chaifetz says. “It is also far past time that these issues are allowed to be hidden from public view.”
Seriously, all of my followers watch this. People shouldn’t be allowed to act like this to anyone. especially to small children with disabilities. Sign the petition, help get rid of these teachers.
I am beyond disgusted. I just. Fuck. I can’t even. How could those heartless people even think about saying those cruel things? Fuck. Everyday I lose more and more faith in humanity.
I am just so fucking angry. How the fuck are those teachers still even teachers?!
the more I learn, the more I hate the world.
This is not OK.
I don’t see the benefits of this change except for the betterment of someone’s statistics in a report and less $$ spent. This will be devastating to the people suffering from the condition and their families. If the science “changes” then the policies must change so that those afflicted and those who will be afflicted in the future with “parts” of the disease are still cared for.
I sincerely cannot believe this discussion is still being had.
How can one…ONE…FALSE report (resulting from unethical, uncontrolled, and a single unmerited and unscientific pseudo-experiment) gain so much recognition and trick so many people into believing that vaccines of any sort cause Autism when you have so many reports, scientific, merited, with strong methodologies and results showing strong evidence to the contrary? Vaccines save lives. Autism has NO causal link to vaccines. Not getting vaccinated not only endangers the individual, it endangers those around and in the lives of the individual. It endangers society as a whole. This conversation is moot. Andrew Wakefield’s misinformation created a worldwide panic that has only resulted in preventable sicknesses and deaths.