Autism Seminars Grand Rapids MI

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MetDesk in MI
(800) 818-8828
161 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
(616) 954-9747
4123 Embassy Dr. SE
Kentwood, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Asperger Associates of Michigan
(616) 874-5357
7027 10 Mile Rd
Rockford, MI
Support Services
Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Bernie Travnikar
(800) 593-9146 ext. 17
1674 Giddings Road
Pontiac, MI
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Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Kaarin Anderson Ryan, Ph.D.
(616) 847-0207
Spring Lake, MI
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Vision and Sensory Center
(616) 534-8234
4467 Byron Center SW
Wyoming, MI
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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dvassist
(616) 780-5945
Ada, MI
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Childrens Therapy Corner
(989) 835-6333
1525 Ridgewood Drive
Midland, MI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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MetDesk in MI
(800) 818-8828
161 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism ASK, LLC
248-6181-ASK(275)
Waterford, MI
Support Services
Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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A Shot in the Dark

It has been a rite of passage for more than a generation of American children:
That (generally dreaded) doctor’s visit for the “shots” meant to protect kids against
such once-common scourges as measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. But now
some parents and healthcare professionals—alarmed by the incidence of autism
and other disorders that they feel have been triggered by vaccines—are resisting
the mass-inoculation movement that has undergirded public health for decades.
Here, Energy Times presents both sides of the story.

By Lisa James

From January, 2008

Whenever you see a gaggle of little ones heading into kindergarten for the first time, it’s likely that nine out of every ten have had their “shots”—the vaccines that have helped make epidemics of such diseases as measles almost as rare as jacks and jump ropes in this video-game age. But childhood vaccination is not without controversy, as demonstrated by a handful of cases currently before the federal court system: In each case, parents have claimed that their child developed autism—a developmental disorder marked by socialization difficulties and compulsively repetitious behaviors—after receiving vaccinations during infancy. Most of them blame thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that has since been removed from most vaccines, even though the mainstream scientific community has found no link between thimerosal and autism.

These cases, referred to as the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, are being heard by a part of the US Court of Federal Claims that deals with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Under this system, which bypasses the lawsuit process, cases are argued before special masters, judges who then decide whether a plaintiff who claims to have been harmed by vaccination deserves compensation from a government-administered fund.

While nearly 900 plaintiffs claiming vaccine-related injuries other than autism have received settlements over the past 19 years, autism claims are by far the most numerous: The cases now before the court, in which briefs are still being filed, are just the vanguard of roughly 5,000 similar cases that have been brought by parents of autistic children. And behind the dry legal paperwork lie the stories of kids—and families—who have endured years of suffering.

No one wants to see any child suffer. But many doctors argue that mass vaccination is one of public health’s biggest success stories. Other people believe that the routine administration of vaccines is not without dangers of its own, particularly in children who are genetically susceptible to poor vaccination reactions. We’ll present the arguments made by both sides; first let’s look at how vaccines developed.

The Drive Towards Universal Vaccination
Epidemics have threatened human­kind since the dawn of time; eventually some people learned how to use mild cases of a disease to prevent more severe ones. It is believed that inoculation, in which weakl...

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