New Mission

New Mission

My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Autism Center Links Vaccinations To Autism; South Korea Study Suggests Incidence of Autism Is Higher Than People Think

Two autism-related stories have made headlines. The Elizabeth Birt Center For Autism Law & Advocacy was scheduled to hold a news conference today at Noon in Washington D.C. to reveal an investigation linking vaccinations and autism. The investigation suggests that that the connection may be stronger than is currently accepted and points out that a substantial number of those who received money damages from the government for vaccines injuries have autism. Read more at:

In another story, a research study in South Korea suggests that there are many more young individuals with autism than we think. The study suggests that 1 out of every 38 children has some form of autism. I have questions regarding the sample size and the pool of students tested. I'm also not sure how this data transfers over for U.S. purposes if the research was conducted on Korean children. But I'm sure this information will add to the debate. See below:

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