The Phoenicians: Autism Recovery Denial, Drug Profits & the Media’s Flat Earth [Austism Speaks]

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By Adriana Gamondes

The Age of Autism

May 24, 2011

(The Age of Autism) Managing Editor’s Note: We’ve run an updated version of this post by Adriana as a reminder of the current state of children’s healthcare in America. Dismal. First, there was a new hire by Autism Speaks of a Pfizer Executive, which remains to be seen as either a godsend to deliver a new market to pharma or a route to real treatment for the myriad conditions associated with autism from behavior to GI problems to seizures.  I’m holding positive thoughts for the latter. Second there was this study, which says American Children are chronically obese and/or ill at a rate of over 50%. And third, a new movement is about to be introduced that calls for answers and action regarding the shabby state of childhood health in this country.