New Information That People in High Places Do Not Want Us to Know About Autism

Seitler, Burton Norman
July 2010
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p144
Academic Journal
Until the 1930s, the term "autism" was not mentioned in the literature. Until then, vaccination programs did not exist in the United States. Leo Kanner applied the term "early infantile autism," detailing 11 cases of children born in 1931. He thought these children seemed like they inhabited a world of one, hence the term "autism," originally derived from Bleuler (1911). Kanner furnished the following description; "aloneness that, whenever possible, disregards, ignores, shuts out anything that comes to the child from the outside." He initially claimed parents of children with autism were often cold and humorless perfectionists (Kanner, 1943), considering them to be "emotional refrigerators," a characterization that haunted him, one he deeply regretted and ultimately recanted. There has been a significant rise in autism. Some of this is probably due to looser definitions, widened to include a broad "spectrum" of behaviors. However, even when I tightened up the criteria for inclusion, I still was able to observe a rather sizeable--in fact, dramatic and alarming--increment. Curious about why this might be so, I began to investigate. I discovered a great deal of secrecy, nontransparency, obstructionism, mystification, and even falsification of data in which people in high places were engaged. This article is intended to disclose facts heretofore obscured, hidden, or reassembled in fanciful ways and to raise questions and make scientific statements and social commentary on this highly important issue. Possible sources of toxicity are listed.


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