New Mission

New Mission


My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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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:

http://www.ebcala.org/media/investigators-and-families-of-vaccine-injured-children-to-unveil-report-detailing-clear-vaccine-autism-link-based-on-government%E2%80%99s-own-data

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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See also:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/05/how_many_really_people_have_au.html