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  1. jamie says – reply to this


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    As a mom on an autistic son, I really appreciate this Perez! Thanks, Alison in virginia



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    hi monkey doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. carol says – reply to this


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    cool!

  4. Cajó says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

    Nope… can't understand it! I don't feel any better, so this urge to be first is as dumb as i thought it was!

  5. Lori says – reply to this


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    Perez,
    I LOVE YOU! for putting this on your site! My oldest Son has Autism and any attention we can get for Autism and funding is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    Thank YOU Thank YOU!!! Love YA Honey!

    Lori - Mom to a Autistic Son!!!

  6. mommy says – reply to this


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    Thanks! I have 2 autistic boys….ages 3 and 2. I am sick of seeing so many kids getting this disorder. Thanks for helping get autism awareness out there. Hopefully with enough attention we will soon only see autism in our history books!

  7. Nicol says – reply to this


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    I have an autistic daughter. My whole family and I want to thank you for this post. You rock!!

  8. Momma says – reply to this


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    Joining the chorus of moms thanking you for giving attention to this issue.

  9. Purpl says – reply to this


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    My son has autism and the numbers of children having autism is increasing. Thank you Perez for posting this site. Autism is truly devasting and heartbreaking but we love our kids…we'll do whatever it takes to help them.

  10. Mucho says – reply to this


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    As a mom of a 7 year old autistic son, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for always trying to help the Autism Awareness, Perez. Thank you.



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    Re: Cajó

    That's because you weren't first ;)

    And Go Perez!

  12. Sugah says – reply to this


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    It will be interesting to see how many people will state that their kids have autism on this comment page. It's an epidemic! God Bless them all..God Bless us all!

  13. Kate says – reply to this


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    Thank you so much! I am a mother of 2 wonderful boys who have autism. Any coverage we can get is wonderful. Our families need any/all the support we can get!

  14. Perez says – reply to this


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    I think Perez might be autistic. Big Time.

  15. n says – reply to this


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    I am also a mother of an Autistic son and I want to thank you for this post!

  16. me my says – reply to this


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    I have an 8 year old son with autism. Thanks for the exposure for this worthy cause.

  17. Maggi says – reply to this


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    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! My two nephews have autism and their mom works hard everyday to help them overcome their battles. It would be wonderful to find a cause and a cure for this epidemic! Thank you for giving this some attention.

  18. thank says – reply to this


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    Perez, my 11-year old son has autism and I appreciate you putting this on your site. One of the reasons I love your website is that it is an escape for a Mom like me from the daily hardships of seeing what my son goes through. Thank you!

  19. E. says – reply to this


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    Thank you for putting this up…as a mom of a girl with Autism, this was great to see!

  20. hader says – reply to this


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    MY HEART GOES OUT TO KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY AUTISM, BUT I HESITATE TO GIVE MONEY TO AN ORG THAT IS PROBABLY ONLY TRYING TO DEVELOP NEW DRUGS TO SELL TO THEM. HOW ABOUT SOME RESEARCH INTO WHY THE HELL WE ARE EXPERIENCING SUCH A HUGE EPIDEMIC OF AUTISM? I HAVEN'T DISCOUNTED THE VACCINATION THEORY. I JUST WISH COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WOULD RESEARCH CAUSES AND PREVENTIONS WITH HALF THE INTEREST AS THEY TAKE AT DEVELOPING TREATMENT PLANS TO SELL PEOPLE!

  21. jay says – reply to this


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    truly appreciative!

  22. Barba says – reply to this


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    THANK YOU PEREZ!!!!!!!!!! I have a daughter with autism and it makes me so happy to see that you have taken the time to educate and help raise awareness and money for organizations that help children with autism and their families! IT IS AN EPIDEMIC!! We NEED to find answers now before it's too late!
    THANKS AGAIN PEREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. JC says – reply to this


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    Thank you for this, Perez. I have two autistic boys and we all really appreciate this!

  24. jenbu says – reply to this


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    most excellent, perez, i myself have autism and your piece here is appreciated!

  25. Brand says – reply to this


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    Thank you Perez,my 5 year old son has autism and you don't know how happy I was to see this on here.I am on your site all the time….now I love you even more!! Thank you thank you thank you……

  26. Mel says – reply to this


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    Another one here. Thanks so much Perez.

  27. jami says – reply to this


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    Thanks so much for posting this. I have a beautiful 4 yr old son with Autism. I truly believe with awareness and early intervention these kids can do so much. I too hope that soon, Autism is just a part of history!

  28. Susie says – reply to this


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    You Rock Perez… thanks for including this on your FABULOUS site!!

  29. kurt says – reply to this


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    That what you got,Pretzl, Naughtism?? Cause that's what you are - a big ZERO!!
    Hahahahaha
    No, Im jsut kidding! Im glad they got a new name for it cause when i was a kid they was just called retaded and thats just mean!

  30. Mayte says – reply to this


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    hi everyone
    I have a 3 year old son with autism,we live in South Texas,and good services for my son are VERY LIMITED, this is an epidemic,buy I don't now if everybody notices,that most people who get involved in treatments,and people who speak for autism are people who are affected by this.
    if every congressman and congress woman had an autistic child ,things would be diffrent.
    There would be millions of dollars in research to look for the cause of autism,and there would be hundreds of better places to help our children.

  31. Autis says – reply to this


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    I am so tired of people saying how horrible having autism is. I have autism and I wouldn't want it any other way. Why doesn't anyone try to discover how to communicate with us instead of us having to learn your style of communication. Just because I am not like you doesnot mean I am less than you. Refer to the article "Don't Mourn For Us" if you would like a different point of view. Autism is not a death sentence!!

  32. SAY N says – reply to this


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    Please parents do your research! vaccines are the cause people wonder where this comes from and why its getting to be even more of an epedemic as the years go on, its because kids have to get vaccinated for EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN! when i was a kid there were only 6 required vaccines you had to get but now the # is 36, what i feel is God made you with an immune system for a reason and these pharmecutical companies are rollin in the doe making all these vaccines and they are putting really harmful chemicals in them , such as, FORMALDIHYDE (what the use to embalm dead people), Antifreeze (for Cars), Animal cells, and even aborted fetal cells, do your research you wont like what you find out about these so-called protective vaccines, ask your local pediatrican if the vaccinces are green, pharmecutical company's put all that stuff in them cause its the cheap route but they need to start greening the vaccines, stand up for what is right and be wary of whats going on.

  33. Jacks says – reply to this


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    I am the mother of a beautiful 10-year-old boy with autism. When I get a spare moment alone, (which is not often) my guilty pleasure is to check out all the celebrity gossip. I was so shocked and happily surprised when I came across this link about Autism on your website. Perez, God Bless you. You have such a wonderful platform for people to listen, and it makes all the difference when you draw attention to autism awareness. You are now on the top of my favorites for my “mommy break”. Thank you so much for putting all this wonderful information out there for everyone to see. It truly makes a difference!!!

  34. Megan says – reply to this


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    Autism has become a disorder of epidemic proportions thanks to the FDA allowing a mercury preservative called Thimerisol to be injected into your children when they get booster shoots and flu shots. The CDC itself cites that children exposed to mercury are 27 times more likely to develop autism. In 1989, autism levels were aprx. 1 in 5000. As of 2006, levels sharply rose to 1 in 166. The first day of birth, babies are injected with a HEP-B shot that only a 275lb. adult could safely absorb. Your doctors KNOW that mercury is one the most deadly substances to life forms, yet they continue to inject you and your family with these fatal elements under the guise of disease control. We should, instead, be starting a charity to uncover the TRUTH behind the autism epidemic and what our government and FDA is doing to our children. Do your OWN research before you make the decision to inject your family.

  35. Jacks says – reply to this


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    Re: hader
    Another wonderful organization is Autism Speaks…but they are all good!! Thank you for your interest.

  36. Icela says – reply to this


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    I am a mom of a 17 year old son. Thanks for posting this since this is very important to my heart. Since you hear so my kids that have "AUSTIM"
    LOVE YOU PEREZ

  37. Jacks says – reply to this


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    It is not only vaccinations folks. It is also partly hereditary–we have four children afflictd with autism on my husbands side of the family, including my son. One thing about children with autism–they are BRILLIANT!! It is just hard to tell because of the communication gap.

    Again, THANK YOU PEREZ for putting this on your website. It has truly made my day to see that you give a crap about us out there. Thank you, you are now on our family prayer list.

  38. Megan says – reply to this


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    Thanks Perez! It is nice to see this on your site. I am the mother of a 6 year old with autism and the more knowlege we put out there, the more it will help people understand.

  39. allbo says – reply to this


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    [re=2511889]Re: Just so you know, NAA is not about drugs to give our kids– read their mission statement and you will see….. they are all for biomedical research and treatment– and they also raise money for their 'helping hands' program so that they can give money to needy families of autistic children for treatment. ( therapy, DAN! doctors, supplements…)

  40. Jamie says – reply to this


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    As a mother of an autistic 5 year old and a big Perez fan, I truly appreciate your posting this.

  41. wendy says – reply to this


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    Wow Perez! What a great surprise to see a link to NAA on your site! Thank you so much! Wendy Fournier, President - National Autism Association.

  42. Rosie says – reply to this


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    Thanks Perez…From Me, My husband and our beautiful 6 yr old autistic son, Alex…:)

  43. momof says – reply to this


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    Thank you so much! NAA is such a great organization who supports PARENTS and FAMILIES.

  44. Jacki says – reply to this


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    How awesome that you have placed NAA's information on your website! They are a wonderful organization that helps families in sooooo many ways! With autism looking so differently in each child/person, it is wonderful to know that there is help out there and so much hope for our children. My child suffered a horrible regression into the world of autism after the 15 month vaccination series and today because of all of the treatments because of research and knowing what caused him to lose those acquired skills, he is almost completely recovered. It has been 6 years of biomedical interventions coupled with traditional therapies, but we have a child who is now thriving, happy, maintaining friendships & acting like a normal 9 year old. You rock!

  45. marib says – reply to this


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    Thank you so much Perez, for highlighting this wonderful organization…..
    I have 3 boys, my middle son has Autism, and I appreciate this….
    I am also Cuban American, so I raise my mojito to you!!!!!!
    Mari

  46. Nicol says – reply to this


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    Thanks Perez, I thank you and my 7-year-old son with autism thanks you! I don't feel comforted that so many other families are struggling like mine is- - -1 in 100 kids is too many! Thanks again for spreading the word!

  47. Liz P says – reply to this


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    Now THAT is a worthwhile ad!!! NAA makes a difference for families with Autism - instead taking much needed funding out of the Autism community like the charity the "Speaks," but not for me!!!

  48. kris says – reply to this


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    I have a son with autism, and can vouch that the NAA is truly involved with educating parents and doctors alike with the latest treatments that are aimed at really curing autism. Many other groups funded by pharmas throw money at "genetic" causes, while they push their medications at the children, and pay themselves huge salaries to boot. Thank you, Perez, for supporting the NAA!

  49. Sami says – reply to this


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    Re: Autis – Thank you. I too am autistic and I often feel like a lesser human being when people talk about how I need to be "cured". Autism is a part of who I am; all that's saying is that my personality needs to be cured.
    Thanks for the effort, Perez, but maybe you should link some more autism awareness sites and less "cure for autism" sites.

  50. Gator says – reply to this


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    Perez!!! You are now my "celeb gossip hero"!!! THANK YOU for putting the autism link up there.

    People who don't know anything about autism cannot imagine how just going out to dinner together, or even grocery shopping, can be a total nightmare.

    The other victims of this disability is the siblings of the autistic children. They are the silent heroes of the whole situation.
    Also check out Autism Speaks folks, anothe wonderful organization.

  51. Debbi says – reply to this


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    As I stated when you posted this first ad regarding Autism, I promised from that point on that I would not tear you down or call you names such as AKA DoughBoy and I again and reiterating that statement. I don't think you read the comments but at least I feel better posting this. My family has been devestated 10 years ago by this debilitating disease. We have fought a long and hard fight and in the past 2 years, the "spread the word" events have done more for Autism research the any other events. Thank you for taking part in "spreading the word"….. although, I cannot be TOTALLY sweet about this *grin* so I guess I'll have to just start spreading the word that "OBVIOUSLY PEREZ is NOT as ruthless as he wants us to believe" Thanks Queenie for caring! (That was meant from the heart)

  52. Jen says – reply to this


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    Thanks so much for posting this. My 2 year old autistic son and I thank you so much!

  53. brit says – reply to this


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    i work with two twins that have autism, age 7…thanks for putting this on your site!!

  54. Aunt says – reply to this


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    THANK YOU, PEREZ!! My 11-y/o nephew has Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the high end of the autism spectrum. Life for him isn't *too* rough, but school is an absolute nightmare. In this day and age, there are still teachers who refuse to acknowledge this disorder!! They make things so difficult for these precious kids. Raising awareness of autism is a must, and again I thank you for bringing this to the attention of ppl who might not otherwise be aware.

  55. Heywo says – reply to this


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    Mr. Hilton,

    Thank you for supporting NAA…..my son thanks you.

  56. Jenny says – reply to this


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    Autism isn't caused by vaccines. Donate elsewhere.

  57. islan says – reply to this


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    Perez, i'd like to thank u for bringing this devastating unknown why it happens, out of the blue to an innocent brillant 3 yr old to the public's attention. Grandson started nursery school & that was how we learned. He's mainstreamed and it's social issues on the spectrum and he tested way above his age level with Dr.Lord at U.of Michigan but still it happened and we'll never know why. ABB in the home for 8 hrs. week can cost about thirty grand a yr. & ins. won't cover it. We could but the greater majority don't have this kind of disposable extra income. Ins. must be forced to pay. these boarderline ones can be completely cured or fully functional.Now YOU are my hero. Thank you….m,avon,ct.

  58. Denis says – reply to this


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    As a mother to a 4 year old son with autism, THANK YOU PEREZ! You rock!

  59. Kelly says – reply to this


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    WOW! What a wonderful surprise to see the National Autism Association on your website! As the parent of 3 children, one who had autism, I am very grateful for the awareness this placement will provide. You so rock!

  60. cance says – reply to this


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    OK! As much as I feel for these kids with Autism I do not think it's some tragic epidemic! Many kids manage to function very well in society and grow up to have a pretty good life. It is certainly NOT the worst thing that can happen to your child! I can't even believe that in a recent Autism commercial that it was compared to childhood cancer!!! Like it was far worse to have Autism than Cancer! Are you kidding me to even compare the two? Not even in the same ballpark people!!! Autism is NOT going to kill your child! Unfortunately Cancer can and does. I lost my 9 year old son 6 months ago after 7 years of battling a rare cancer. So, yes it's hard to deal with an autistic child but you will be able to hug and kiss your child every day and watch them grow up. It may not be the childhood you pictured for them but good god they are here living and breathing. Be grateful for that!

  61. nicol says – reply to this


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    thank you so much for this. as a sister of a 6 year old with autismi cannot thank you enough. we need to get word out on autism awareness.

  62. nicol says – reply to this


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    Re: cance – do your research. autism is an epidemic and to say what you did proves your ignorance. please research it before you spout off again. i have a brother with autism and i work with autistic children. yes a percent can function in everyday life but many need hundred of hours of therapy and even then may not be able to fit into society.

  63. Dana says – reply to this


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    Thanks Perez in your effort to create public awareness about Autism. I am the Mom of 2 Autistic Sons (ages 7 & 8) . Thanks again–LOVE YOU!

  64. cance says – reply to this


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    Re: nicol

    My point WAS Autism IS NOT going to kill a child! Yes they need therapy and all that! So do children with cancer BUT cancer therapy is a poison! Never said I don't care about it. I was completely offended by the fact that most people compare it to childhood cancer. That's an apples to oranges comparison. They are two different struggles a family has to go through but these ingnorant celebrities that do these Autism commercials need to realize IT SHOULD NOT be compared to a disease that will destroy your family and kill your child.

  65. Brand says – reply to this


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    I was hoping you'd support Autism!!! I have a non-verbal 3 year old!!! I'd give my left arm to hear Mommy!

    Please support these innocent children and never give up hope!

  66. Steve says – reply to this


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    Re: haderRe: cance

    only the rates were compared to cancer. Only a simpleton would get into a "my disease is worse than your disease", as you have done.

  67. pszn9 says – reply to this


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    To cance: Point granted on comparing autism to childhood cancer. But I do take exception to your 'autism s not going to kill a child'. In fact, having autism HAS killed children.

    (and as to autism NOT destroying families?? Gimme a break..)

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    Re: nicol
    is it really an epidemic?? is that the only reason people should care? did you care before it affected you?

    skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2006/04/autism_epidemic.html
    www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/07-06-20.html#feature

  69. brand says – reply to this


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    Re: cance

    Actually Autism does destroy lives, just in a different form. This is not a forum to argue but to support a worthwhile cause.

  70. cance says – reply to this


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    [re=2513102]Re: brand[/re

    I apologize to those I offended. I am a mother/parent in pain as all of you are. Only difference is that all the hope is gone to cure my son. I DO care.

  71. cance says – reply to this


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    I apologize that I offended you all. I am a parent in pain and all the hope for MY son's cure is gone. I chose a bad way to express something that offended me and I am sorry.

  72. steph says – reply to this


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    my brother is autistic, and so is my fiance's little sister. i'm so happy that something so popular is getting this website known to many teenie-myspace-boppers so they can worry more about autism than…ahhh, who am i kidding?

    i love you perez, now a million times more. thank you so much.

  73. Kris says – reply to this


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    Re: kurt
    Krith…THANK YOU for posting that! People need to think critically rather than go with whatever mainstream society is posting.



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    Just wanted to say thank you Perez. I too am a mom of 2 kids…one with Autism and the other on the spectrum…and it's really great to be able to keep bringing attention to this epidemic. I kinda feel like, maybe the more people are aware…the more can be done about figuring it all out. You're a doll!!!

  75. kurt says – reply to this


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    Re: cance
    I hope you and yours find peace of mind someday soon while remembering the joy your child brought when he wasn't suffering.

  76. Why? says – reply to this


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    Why is Sean Preston Federline on the front page of this pamphlet?

  77. Maddy says – reply to this


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    A great positive step.
    Cheers

  78. Kerri says – reply to this


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    Damn Perez, I guess I have to really like you now. You have a social conscience. Who would of thunk it?

    And yes, I'm the mother of a child with Autism, so thank you. You old softy, you.

  79. hader says – reply to this


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    Re: cance – You don't need to apologize. You've been through a lot and have been grieving the death of your child for only 6 months, after a 7 year battle with cancer, and all it's devastating ups and downs. The same people who are seeking understanding and support in dealing with autistic kids can give you the same, plus a little compassion, as you deal with your grief in a not-always completely pc way. I completely understood what you were trying to say, and I don't think you were completely off the mark. I have a child who is not autistic, but has multiple handicaps, and it has been a challenge, but I HAVE her, and I wouldn't change her if I could (I can't). I wish you luck and peace.
    People have a right to express opinions that differ from yours, people, even if you are suffering! You're brave and admirable, but you are not martyrs.

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    As a person with Asperger Syndrome (a form of autism) I really have MAJOR issues with the idea of a "cure". Do you want a cure for homosexuality? Just because we think and perceive the world differently doesn't mean we need a fucking cure.

    The people who want a cure are not people with autism, they're parents who feel like their precious dreams of soccer games, ballet recitals and football star trophies have been shattered. How about shelving selfishness, appreciating your kids for who they are and celebrating neurodiversity? You can learn a lot from a kid with autism. I know, I have two of them.

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    P!

    You just shot to the top of my 'ways to escape the madness of my life as an autism mom' list!

    Thanks for taking a break from all the fabulous ridiculousness to give a dang for our babies!!

    G

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    Re: hader

    Hader… You got NAA all wrong. They don't push drugs and they don't make a dime. Give to their "Helping Hands" program and every penny goes to pay medical expenses for kids.

    They are not the drug pushers, See Autism Speaks for that. They are about finding and stopping the causes and the most NATURAL means of recovery possible.

    Two months ago we lost a little girl with autism to a drowning death. NAA heard about it and got in touch with the funeral home and paid most of the bill.

    Check them out, they are the good guys.

  83. Xande says – reply to this


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    Re: SAY N – Amen SAY N! And for the record, NAA does NOT support any research leading to pharmaceutical production of medication. Go to the website, see what a wonderful organization it is!



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    Thank you SO much for putting this on your website. My nephew has autism and it breaks my heart. It is nice for people to be reminded of this. THANKS PEREZ!!!!! :)
    Anna

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    Re: hader – NAA only supports research leading to the causation issue and relevant to the successful treatment of our VERY sick children. There is no NAA brand of treatment. Please take the time to view the website!

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    Re: momof – WOW GIRL!

  87. Mark says – reply to this


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    Re: Offen – We're just trying to get our kids to speak, stop hiting and biting, and quit playing in their own feces. Yes we want a cure for that, This has nothing to do with a self-diagnosed dorks who is functional enough to blog and have philiosphical opinions.

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    Re: Ginge – YES! I will review link info next time before I comment, but I was only stating my hesitancy to donate to MOST organizations, based the way most charities work, particularly those dealing with cancer. I am happy that this particular organizations is doing research into causes, and offers real help to families.
    I'm really glad to learn about this org.

  89. joeys says – reply to this


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    I have been waiting FOREVER for you to highlight this VERY worthwhile cause.
    Autism effects one in 150 children! That is like six times worse than polio was at its height!

    Let's find a cure folks!
    I LOVE SOMEONE WITH AUTISM!! ( a lot of someones actually—I am a teacher for kids with Autism)

  90. Aly says – reply to this


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    Re: Offen
    If you couldn't speak, couldn't tell someone that you're in pain or sad or angry, couldn't stop slamming your own head against the wall or biting yourself, couldn't stop crapping in your pants and smearing your own shit all over your house, were in constant gut pain, couldn't sleep through the night, etc. you will be all over wanting a "cure". Our kids are physically sick and they deserve to get better. What parent could possibly watch their child suffer and not do anything they can to make tham feel better?

  91. SuziT says – reply to this


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    THANKS A MILLION PEREZ!!!

    We in the autism community (my son is 7 yrs and hfa) appreciate being included on your site. Regardless of what causes autism, these kids need help. With early intervention and good therapy, many of our kiddos can function (not be cured, I'm with you on that) in "normal" society. Beats 1 in 150 people becoming dependent on the state.

    My heart goes out to the mom who recently lost her son to cancer. Yes I still get to hold my son and I am grateful. I think the frustration comes from the fact that autistic kids do not get the immediate support and understanding that other sick and/or diasbled kids get. There has already been at least one mention of "retarded" on the comments here. Completely unrelated to autism. Just disheartening to keep having to fight the fight.

    At the end of the day, all moms want the best for their kids and will fight like H*LL to get it. Hang in there spectrum moms!

  92. Sylvi says – reply to this


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    Thanks for the link to NAA.

    They are an incredible, parent run organization that helps families in so many ways: research, advocacy, finding resources etc.

    As the mother of two boys with autism, I thank you very much for posting this.

  93. nhokk says – reply to this


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    Thanks, Perez, for posting the NAA link! Anyone donating to this group can rest assured that their money goes directly to help stressed-out, financially strapped families of disabled children across the U.S. Unlike a certain new faux autism group with Park Avenue offices, your hard-earned dollars won't fund airfare and limos for celebrity laugh fests. The volunteer advocates at National Autism Association are in tune with what's really happening to the families of the more than 1 child in 150 that has an autism spectrum disorder. To all who donate, bless your hearts!

  94. kim says – reply to this


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    Thanks for the attention to such a great group! Autism Speaks does NOT speak for me and my 7 year old with autism, but NAA DOES!

  95. Ann says – reply to this


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    Re: hader
    I can assure you that NAA is not funding meds. Please read our site. The majority of what this grassroots, (all but one Board Member has a child on the spectrum) organization does helps families directly with grants (applications are closed for this year….so many kids, so little money) and a Family First program that helps with marital counseling.
    "We GET it"
    I'm proud to say, my daughter who has an affected child sent this in and NAA can not thank you enough for the exposure.
    EVERY $1 helps.
    Blessings,
    Ann
    Grandmother first, advocate, Director of the Helping Hand program, V.P. of the National Autism Association.

  96. Meg N says – reply to this


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    Thank you for spreading awareness…the more the better!!!
    Hugs!!
    Meg, mom to Jayden, 3, diagnosed with Autism

  97. mike says – reply to this


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    Thank you so much for posting this about autism, and for giving Jenny McCarthy positive coverage for her work with autism. MUCH APPRECIATED!
    Autism families are very loyal and we will remember you were on the right side of this story!
    Thanks!



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    Perez..Thank You for adding my friends Walk for Autism to your page. I read you every day and am thrilled for this. It's was my son,Elias, that my friends are walking in memory of.The NAA is a great organization and we're glad to try and help.1 in 150 is just too much…Thanks and God Bless

  99. Mandy says – reply to this


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    I have an autistic daughter and I really appreciate you adding this to the site. Thanks Perez

  100. chris says – reply to this


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    Thanks for spotlighting a very worthy cause. You have earned several thousand new fans today!

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