CNN TV SCHEDULE ANCHORS & REPORTERS CONTACT US HLN

April 3, 2009

Help Carly Fleischmann get on Larry King on CNN

Posted: 06:52 PM ET

***Note: Carly Fleischmann will be blogging here tonight.  Check back to read about her amazing story.  You can even send her a message!

My name is Carly Fleischmann and as long as I can remember I’ve been diagnosed with autism.artcarlytyping1
I am not able to talk out of my mouth,
however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer.
I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am.

Last year a story about my life was shown on ABC news, CNN and CTV here in Canada.
After my story was played I kept on getting lots of emails from moms, dads, kids and people from different countries asking me all sorts of questions about autism. I think people get a lot of their information from so-called experts but I think what happens is that experts can’t give an explanation to certain questions. How can you explain something you have not lived or if you don’t know what it’s like to have it? If a horse is sick, you don’t ask a fish what’s wrong with the horse. You go right to the horse’s mouth.

That is why I want to go on Larry King’s show on CNN, to be able to tell the truth and secrets of living with autism. But I need your help. My goal is to get five thousand signatures in two weeks for my petition to be on CNN with Larry King.

I know what you are thinking, probably the same thing my mom and dad are……it’s impossible. But if I have learnt one thing over the years of having autism, it is that anything is possible if you just believe. It’s just when you don’t believe, that’s when you don’t succeed.
So I need you to believe and sign my petition page and go into your email and tell all your friends you believe and get them to sign my petition and maybe, just maybe they’ll do the same thing and before you know it we will have all five thousand signatures.

My aunt’s friend set me up with a twitter page so you can follow my journey to sit and talk to Larry King. Thank you for believing in me as I believe in all of you.

Your optimistic and excited friend,
Carly Fleischmann

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/carlyonlarryking/

Filed under: Larry King Live


Share this on:
Brad Littleproud   April 3rd, 2009 8:58 pm ET

Great going Carly. Maybe someone with autism instead of celebrities and the folks from the eugenics-driven Autism Speaks can begin to speak for autism. Thanks on behalf of my twin sons who also are on the spectrum.


arizumabrett   April 3rd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Should we surprised that corporate America is trying to get us to ignore the impact of their profit-making drugs on young children and the role they may play in autism? This is the same elite that sells us on the idea of mortgages (literally death-pledges) and steals our homes from us. All that matters in Amerika is the almighty dollar, I and many of my friends are sick of it. There has got to be a better way.


Jennifer Gotschall   April 3rd, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Hello,
I have worked with children with autism since 1987. I now work in Florida with children with special needs including autism.
I have told many people that I thought vaccines had everything to do with the rise in autism. I see new cases everyday of children 3 years old coming into our school with autism. I looked at my vaccine records when I was a kid and it's ridiculous how many vaccines we give our children and how young they give them. I applaud Jim and Jenny for coming onto your show and telling their story.


warren   April 3rd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I think autism should be cured because it's a gift not a curse and we need to help in each and everyway we can i have had it for 29 years. l


Donald rogers   April 3rd, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Our grandson was diagnosed with autism around 2 years of age. He did not speak a word until about five years of age. We were attempting to study sign language to communicate with Andrew when we noticed that the magnetic blocks on the refrigerator were changed to "play". As we scrambled them again, he spelled play again . The rest is history as he now is 17 years old and graduating with outstanding grades and holding down a job at McDonalds working the drive thru. It is treatable.

Donald Rogers
Lexington, KY.


Emmett Hudson   April 3rd, 2009 9:27 pm ET

My pharmacist told me it would cost the drug companies about $2.00 more to make mercury aluminum free vaccine. We have spent about $200,000 on our 14 year old autistic. I would pay any amount to have our son back.

Respectively,

Emmett Hudson, Austin, TX


S. Rankin   April 3rd, 2009 9:29 pm ET

It is not only the vaccines but all the toxins our kids are exposed to in their environment and in their food. Add in the overuse of antibiotics which wipe out our good gut bacteria which is our first defense against toxins and we wonder why our kids are so sick. You don't inject, ingest and expose a child to so many toxins and expect nothing to happen! When will the docs have some common sense!


Norma   April 3rd, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Way To Go Carly!
Keep up the good work!
🙂

Your website & twitter pages look amazing!

I even got on twitter on my iPhone to follow you!

I know there is still a lot to do...


Eileen Seemayer   April 3rd, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Please tell Jenny and Jim to continue using their voices. My son got polio from the oral vaccine in March, 1998. This country does not give the oral polio vaccine in the country and my son was one of the last to receive. He is a CDC statistic. I have a story to tell and I have tried to contact Jenny from her autism web-site. I am listening to them as I type and my blood is boiling. Jenny, as a mother, listening to you, I feel your pain and frustration. The love we have for our children is so overwhelming. But, like you, I asked God (or told him)., you better give me the strenght and tools to deal, and so far, he has. I would love to tell you our story because you can help to change the amount of how many vaccines are given. Too many w/i first year of life!


Krys Page   April 3rd, 2009 9:33 pm ET

THANK GOD I had my kids all by 1990
I also refused to give the Pertussis to my kids.......there is a DT shot instead of the DPT. I think this is such an important program !
God Bless Jim and Jenny for their work with autistic children and Jenny thank you for keeping your promise to God when he answered your prayer and showed you and your Doctor how to help your son.
This is so important ........this country is all screwed up when it comes to the Phamaceutical companies and they run the Medical schools?
What is wrong with this picture. I am so glad intelligent people are aware of the increase in autism............a friend of mine had a brain injured child directly from vaccines. Her second child ......she gave only a few vaccines and he is fine........I believe that it was the MMR that gave her child some sort of brain damage.

Dont even let the idiots on there the main stream physicians. ...........keep up the good work Larry
you are a wonderful man......and a great legend.......I am a big fan of the show and love your guests.........and you.

I know this country overdoes everything.........thank God my granddaughter is growing up in the UK where they give half of the shots we have here.

Love you and your work...........Thanks Larry
Krys Page the mother of 3 healthy undamaged children now ages 18, 20 and 25.........


Diana   April 3rd, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Great show as always. I have one comment for Jenny...can you PLEASE, PLEASE let Jim complete a sentence before cutting in?? You have a good man in Jim and I wouldn't want him to feel under appreciated by your constant interruptions of his facts and opinions.


Marlene Kubina   April 3rd, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Hi CARLY

I am so glad you were able to achieve your dream of being on Larry King. I am an educational consultant for students with autism. I also have been a speech therapist and assiistive technology consultant for students with autism.

I have utilized faciilitated communication with my students and they have shared so much valuable information with me.

Do you tyoe independently or do you utilize any support?

Do you attend conferneces to educate people about autism. If so, I am planning our third autism PEP Rally for MARCH 120, 2010 in California, PA. We would love to have you present . Each year we average 600 participants. Please keep in touch. Marlene Kubina


CAROLYN BALKO, RPH, CP   April 3rd, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I AM IN TOTAL AGREEMENT WITH JENNY MCCARTHY AND JIM CARREY ON THEIR VIEW ON VACCINATIONS AND AUTISM...I BELIEVE OUTCOMES FOR THESE CHILDREN CAN BE CHANGED BY EDUCATION..NOT BY RELYING ON THE "EXPERTISE" OF DOCTORS WHO INSIST ON FOLLOWING DRUG COMPANIES "SO CALLED RESEARCH" .......I HAVE PRACTICED PHARMACY FOR 40 YEARS AND USE NUTRITION, HOMEOPATHY,VITAMIN,HERBAL MEANS TO TREAT MYSELF AND ANYONE THAT ASKS....I HAVE MANY,MANY REQUESTS ....PEOPLE OFTEN TURN TO PRESCRIPTION BECAUSE THE "COPAY" IS CHEAPER THAN A HEALTHIER BODY ..(THESE PEOPLE I CANNOT HELP)


Elida   April 3rd, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Jenny is in denial,you don't recover from autistium because it is NOT an illness it is a condition.I have a son who is autistic and he does NOT go around saying he is autistic BECAUSE he does not realize he is autistic.He is a talker, to anyone and everyone.He loves to travel, he loves to talk to people.I have other children that got shots ,2 before Rafa and 1 after and they are not autistic.Rafa has NEVER had a seizure, he has never been on any kind of medicine,has never been a "guinea pig" and he still has 9 autistic traits.He does not like to be touched, he likes HIS space,and does not like his schedule to be changed (unless you tell him before).Please don't deny their condition and take your child as he is.People like Jenny just tell the wrong story for parents that are desperate.


Krys Page   April 3rd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Go Carly,

Help us all learn more about autism from the horse's mouth.....yours!
You go girl............glad to see you made it on Larry King Live.........
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
God Bless YOU!
Krys Page


Kate   April 3rd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Is Carly using something called facilitated communication?


Alex Mitchell Graham   April 3rd, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I saw you on Larry King and I think it's really cool that you are speaking out for people with autism. I also think it's really cool that you can communicate through the computer the way you do.


Raaj Pappu   April 3rd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Yes I have been affected by Autism, as I have a son who is Autistic and the sad part of it is that he never had the right intervention when he was youg and now he iw 21 years old and we feel we have passed the stage where something could be done to him.

This happened because we were in India and unfortunately Autism awareness is to minimal level there. I have a tough time dealing with my son when he get agressive as he tends to take it out on me and to get beaten up by a young man of 21 years 5 feet 10 inces in height and 300 lbs heavy.

We are trying to get him the best possible treatment and therapies here but again he has been denied by everybody right from Medicaid to SSI.

We are still looking for help.


Krys Page   April 3rd, 2009 9:46 pm ET

LARRY I HOPE SOMEONE FROM YOUR CREW IS READING THESE COMMENTS ..........I AM DYING TO KNOW THE DIET JENNY AND JIM MENTIONED...........GFCF??? SOMETHING??
Gluten Free.....??Cholesterol Free?? what is that??


Maggie   April 3rd, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Follow the money to Big Pharma. Not ONE study has ever been done on the efficacy of vaccines. Data has shown the incidence of disease has actually risen after the introduction of vaccines. EVERY CASE OF WHOOPING COUGH RECENTLY IN NEW JERSEY WERE VACCINATED! Now, THAT is in the medical literature. Look at other countries who do not vaccinate their children to death and the autism rates are substantially lower. Hepatitis B given to a newborn infant is OUTRAGEOUS. "Welcome to the world, here, let's kill your brain and your immune system." An infant, a young child's immune system is IMMATURE and unable to handle this toxic load over and over, inflaming their brain. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY TO BIG PHARMA. Just like the GM Frankenfoods, follow the money to Monsanto. It all destroys your immune system. Just what they want, subservient and unable to reproduce.


mary jane guidry   April 3rd, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I am the mother of a 16 year old recovering autistic son. My husband is a surgeon and I am a registered nurse. My son was fine until age two, we lost him for eight years. He was fully vaccinated. Not until we removed arsenic, mercury, lead, aluminum, and treated all of the gut, immune, etc. was he well. He is fully recovered. We were told that autism is a genetic disease and is incurable. If we had not treated the heavy metal toxicity, I would have never gotten my child back. Praise the Lord I did not listen to my Pediatricians or the American Academy of Pediatrics!


Jewel Noe   April 3rd, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Instead of studying children who've been vaccinated and who have autism, why not study the number of children who have not been vaccinated and their rate of autism? If children who don't get vaccinated have a lower number of autism compared to those who get vaccinated, might be a better place to start the argument against vaccinations.


Mr Jerry Quartsin   April 3rd, 2009 9:54 pm ET

My wife Renee and I have an 8year old son Joseph, the last sibling of 4 kids in our family. Joseph was diagnosed with autism at age 18mons and up 'till now, his behavior has been increasing as he grows older. He is non-verbal but alters few words at will. When he needs anything, we have to figure it out before he goes off on us. His behavior at his special (ed) school has propelled us to ask his neurologist to prescibe respedirol (1mg) just to stabilize him in the mornings. He goes off on us anytime of the day. His typical day is spent running and jumping constantly until he is ready to sleep. Any help for the Quartsin family in Elizabeth, New Jersey?


Karen Petell   April 3rd, 2009 9:55 pm ET

My son James was diagnosed with autism. I rememberthe exact time that things had changed for him, the lining up of everything to the hand flapping. I do believe that these vaccines are too much for our children too handle. My god are they really necessary.

The thing I am bothered by the most is that there are all the special
education program available to him, and the state that we live in has no money to help me pay for them. I work a full time job and have benefits for us but it would cost me well over $500.00 a month to get him into certain programs that he could benefit from. As a single mom with a special needs child it disgusts me that there is no money to help him.

I have read all of Jenny's books and feel she is insperation to all of us.
I have raised about $3000.00 dollars in my sons name to help with this fast growing disease. And I've delt with inconcerderate people,
that my son and I ahve encountered in public , that have no idea my son has Austim and just think he is ill be haved.

I feel the American Pediatric Association really needs to stop looking the other way and step it up and find out what is causing this appademic, thats what it is.

Thanks Larry
Thanks Jenny and Jim

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to Jenny for all her hard work to try to fight this appademic.

Sincerely Karen Petell
and her 5 year old Autistic son James


Richard Romero   April 3rd, 2009 9:56 pm ET

my two girls were just fine when they left my home and went to the doctor for their vacinations, when they came home both had reactions to the vacinations and both began to have seizures that same day. My oldest daurter was healed within a year however my little one has been dealing with seizure for the last four years. How can anyone tell me that the vacinations had nothing to do with it. I have met way to many other parents at the doctors offices and so many of them have the same story. The medical community needs to wake up and just find a cure for all these kids.


Mr Jerry Quartsin   April 3rd, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Does autism have anything to do with vaccination?


Donna   April 3rd, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I could not figure how to respond re Jenny/Drew on the show. I have been dealing with autuisn longer than either of them and feel they are doing all the apperances for money period. For Jenny's child to be "cured" doesn't seem honest. My oldest child with the birth of their first born was diaganosted with Autism one month before the second son was born. The best thing was no denial on their part – only to pursue education to help their sons – which is incredible with NO help period!


stephanie Blackwell   April 3rd, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I have a son who has autism , and I have tried varies types of therapy that help him. He graduated from high school with a diploma also has been working for the past five years.It takes hard work and support from a loving family.


Annie Ambrose   April 3rd, 2009 10:05 pm ET

It has been an exhausting search for answers. Just talking to my husband ( Greg and I are both 45) we don't remember EVER meeting anyone with autism prior to our sons diagnosis. Joey is now 13. He was born in 1995. Knowing that that are no " Genetic Epidemics " and knowing that our sons autism occured within 1 month of the MMR and DTAP vaccines -what are parents to think?? We know we are fighting a losing battle. Many physicians I work with (I am a Nurse Anesthetist) are very adamant against a link, but I as a Parent and Clinician know better. Someday the truth will come out, I just hope my son and my family are alive to see it.


Kate   April 3rd, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Didn't Jenny McCarthy's son receive ABA services from UCLA? Why isn't this discussed in relation to his "recovery"?


Dr. Ted Edwards DC   April 3rd, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Larry – The autism debate reminds me of a time when there was a preponderance of people who were sure that the world was flat. They could give you all the intellectual reasons that it was flat and they were powerful. The majority of MD's whose life experiences and beLIEfS tell them that vaccines are not at fault for autism – were the same people who thought and beLIEved the world was flat.

The people who said, no the world is round were few and far between and their voices were regularly silenced. These are the people who suspect vaccinations and the substances that they contain are relevant and certainly a high risk factor for autism.

I cite the fact the I too was vaccinated – but that was in the late 40's. I received far fewer vaccinations than children do today. I too have reviewed the scientific literature and it is clear that there has been a sequential rise in the number of autistic cases. In comparison with the 90's and 2000's, there were hardly any in the 40's, 50's even 60's.

Larry our government has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars reporting on the dangers of vaccines as well as mercury. There are volumes of government sponsored reports available online for anyone who is willing search.

I for one believe that Autism can be cured. Why? Because I've seen the results of the therapy that I instituted – DNA Allergy Relief – with a boy who surely is no longer autistic. My frustration is that the technique I employed to accomplish this healing is simple, can be learned by anyone and supports the people who realize that the world is indeed round.

One of the reasons that there has been such an increase in the numbers of autistic children is due to the massive amount of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other chemicals pollutants that new borns are being exposed to. This makes these children more susceptible to reacting to the far larger doses of mercury they are receiving due to an increased load of vaccinations.

Wish I could get the message out that autism is for all intents and purposes an allergic disease. Over the past ten years I've proven time and again that any allergy can be eliminated – reversed. I have discovered a series of allergy treatments that when applied reestablished speech, increased vocabulary, and normalized social behaviors.

Regards – Dr. Ted Edwards DC


Carol   April 3rd, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I feel that I didn't learn anything new in this show. It was the same arguments and debate from Jenny and the doctors since she started her campaign. While I respect all of their positions and passion, I feel you missed the bigger opportunity for tonight's show. Carly, who actually lives with autism every day, could have offered some real insights but that was missed tonight. I realize she was a late addition to the show, so hope we can hear and learn more from her. She has so much to offer families and children with autism. Please bring her back.


Sophia Antoniadis   April 3rd, 2009 11:15 pm ET

Carly,

I can't tell you how moved I was to hear you speak through your computer. You are a true inspiration- a beautiful girl with a beautiful spirit. Please continue to educate us on what its like living with Autism. With every word you type, you are changing the world, and in your own way filling it with hope, understanding and the knowledge that all things are possible. Thank you.

Sophia


cuzbro   April 3rd, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Even the doctors on the show, if you listen carefully, concede to the fact that vaccines can add to autism. They say that insufficient research does not validate Their oposing side's view. Who is responsible for this research. Wouldn't the opposite also be true?They also say that prenatal drugs can lead to autism. if that is the case (which they readily admit) then wouldn't it stand to reason that post natal drugs (ie: vaccines) could also potentially have the same effect? Drug companies wil NEVER admit anything because a billion dollar industry would be ruined. They will never have the research validate what many mother's have suspected. The research will always benefit them or be insufficient.


Lewis Krantz   April 4th, 2009 12:24 am ET

How can I get a copy of the underlying data that your guests used in making the determination that there is linkage between vaccines and autism.

Thanks


JoAnne Bayless   April 4th, 2009 12:32 am ET

My twin-brother is Autistic. He is 44 years old and was diagnosed at age three. He suffered from seizures as a small child. He is considered a savant and can live independently and has a job in the mailroom for our city's printing division – Thanks to my late mother!!! She is the reason that he is doing so well. John rides the city bus to get to work in Portland, OR. John tends to stutter a lot but I have noticed over the years that he tends to stutter more around family. I believe that what Jenny McCarthy is doing is AWESOME to promote a cure! John falls in the category of getting his vaccines prior to 1989. My friend, Maureen, has 2 brothers with Autism (they live in San Diego, CA) and she works with an organization in LA/Santa Monica that works with autistic kids.


R. Nesbit M.D.   April 4th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I am totally sympathetic with those who have autism and those who have chidren with autism, but CNN and Larry King do what I consider a criminal disservice to the public by giving air time to the totally discredited idea that vaccines cause autism. Every crackpot idea does not deserve equal time with established science. What we know positively is that vaccines do prevent diseases that can kill and cause permanent damage and we know that if enough children do not receive the proper vaccines some will contract preventable diseases – and since vaccines are not perfect, sooner or later they will pass such a disease on to a chld who has been vaccinated – who may then die or be permanently harmed. When that does happen I hope that the parents of the vaccinated child will sue the parents of the unvaccinated child for wrongful death or injury and then maybe someone will think twice about not having their child vaccinated.


Kenneth D Johnson   April 4th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Larry, it is my way of thinking we donot have doctors today but we have pill pushers they do not want cures other wise they could not push their pills and drugs it is all about money and greed .


Carla Jones   April 4th, 2009 12:43 am ET

While listening to the show about autism, something was said about the prenatal environment. The thought came to mind in recent history, many women have been on birth control. Has anyone studied what drugs or environmental aspects of the mother/and or father's environmental possibilities?


Donna Costello   April 4th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Hi Larry, I enjoy your program.
Your questions about autism were pretty harsh with Jim Cary etc and so easy on the"Doctors." The Drs. are the ones taking money from the drug companies. Where are the questions about that? Ask them how it feels to sell the children of america short when it comes to getting paid by the drug companiess.


Karen Mason   April 4th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Our grandson is 8 yrs. old. He was born w/an abnormally small head and his pedi. began early intervention w/ OT, exercise, stimulation, special pre-school etc. Though there were neuro concerns, he had symptoms of little eye contact, human connection etc. I am so thrilled to witness this debate tonight as we know ALL the extreme intervention and constant care moved him through many "stages" to the happy, successful 2nd grader he is today! What a thrill when he calls and announces, "Grandma & Grandpa, I love you! this is your grandson, Joey!!!"


Susan Kreizenbeck   April 4th, 2009 12:58 am ET

As a teacher, I have witnessed the unbelievable increase in children diagnosed with autism. One of my former students almost died with seizures the day he received the MMR. He was diagnosed later with autism when his speech and interaction with others disappeared.
Personally, I have witnessed my older grandson lose his speech, eye
contact, and social interaction at about 18 months. One year later he was UNDIAGNOSED after ABA therapy, and the glutein and casein free diet.
Many of these children have very ulcerated and inflamed GI systems. Once the GI tract has healed, many recover.
As far as the question that the increase may be from better diagnosis, the UCD MIND Institute has recently released data showing that this does not mathematically explain the increase.


Joyelle   April 4th, 2009 1:16 am ET

merck has stopped manufacturing the mmr separately. What can a parent do if they do not want give the combo vaccine??


tonee   April 4th, 2009 2:05 am ET

R. Nesbit MD.

I hope everybody read your comment and will open up on how important the vaccine is.

Education is important. Everyone please do research.


beatrix hill   April 4th, 2009 5:16 am ET

i am a mother of 3 children in a third world country in africa, and we still get our shots the old fashioned way, and i can tell you no person here has died unduely. no extra additives. i really after heary what your guests have to say feel very save here.


markusvrieling   April 4th, 2009 5:46 am ET

Dear Larry,

My partner is working as therapist for autistic children in Romania. We do not have so many vaccinations here but we also have around 1:150-200 autistic children in this country. Also the fact that 4-5 times more boy's are affected does not support the vaccination-theory. Autism cannot be cured, but some kids have a better chance to learn to live with autism while other do not have at all. I agree we need much more research to investigate ALL possible causes and treatments before drawing conclusions.

M.Vrieling, Bacau, Romania


Andrea Lobel   April 4th, 2009 10:48 am ET

Carly – you seem to be very bright. Apparently, you can hear and process information without too much difficulty. What is preventing you from speaking??


Lee   April 4th, 2009 12:58 pm ET

Dear Larry and Panel,
I have two sons, one partially vaccinated (not getting any shots before age 1) and the other who has never had a shot in his life. Both have an autism spectrum diagnosis. I am not saying because my unvaccinated child is classically autistic that I believe vaccines may not play a roll in autism. I think the matter is way more complex. I suspect that there is a constant rate of genetic predisposition, or vulnerability for the disorder, across the population over time, and environmental trigger(s) is/are on the rise–thus the rapid increase in affliction rate. Vaccine could be that trigger for some children. Or vaccines could be secondary to another environmental factor that creates a physical vulnerability.

For a doctor to appear on your show and discount the autism increase over the past couple decades is a real head-scratcher. They must not spend much time in the education system, which in my town at least, is constantly scrambling to open new rooms to accommodate all the truly, truly autistic kids coming in. When I was a kid, I did not know another autistic kid, now I doubt there is a person around who doesn't know more than one seriously impaired child.

I've been saying for awhile that autism and alzheimers combined are going to cripple us. How long can we sustain this rate of increase? How long before the percent of the population needing expensive, specialized care outpaces the people and resources available to cover it?

I applaud Jenny and Jim's willingness to use what colateral they have as celebrities to try and make this a movement. We need a movement, and it is harder to start one when you are the exhausted, bankrupt parents of autistic children!

Still, I also appreciated the calm voice of reason from the panelist from the Red Cross (?). We have to find a way to get on the same team, for the future of our children and beyond. There isn't enough solid research data out there. It often seems to be considered either biased by special interest, or not scientifically sound. I hope that researchers and medical practitioners can find a way to listen to the families. Yes, we are biased; we're living in the laboratory and we love the subjects, but there's data there that could give shape to approaches in valid studies that everyone will be able to one day get behind.


Gayle Wilmot   April 4th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

Carly: I only wish that Larry had put you on for a full half hour. I believe that you could have taught the world more about what it is like to experience the feelings, ideas, and emotions of autism than all of those other people debating vaccines at Larry's desk. (Their topics were important - but it they only are covering a narrow part of the issue).The world has SO much to learn from you. Isn't it wonderful to know that SO MANY people across the globe got introduced to you last night? I'm very proud of Carol's brilliant niece!


rose macaskie   April 5th, 2009 10:46 am ET

dear larry king
I saw a documentary about thirteen or fourteen years ago on Mongolia that mostly featured a woman chaman and one of the things mencioned was people bringing a metally "atypical", as it is now called, child to her and the documentary commenting that chamans cure this type of illness and take on such children as apprentices. I don't know if they always take on such children as aprentices or sometinmes just cure them.
Recently Rupert Isaacson a journalist took his son to the chamans of Mongolia to be cured he has made a odcumentary of it and his sons autism remited in many aspects after treatment at the hands of chamans, so it seems that autism is the sort of mental problem they solve , Maybe they also solve other ones.
I think they should send people out to Mongolia to find out what they know about such illnesses I am supposing that they can cure these children not only because they do magic tricks but also because their tradition includes ancestral knowledge of these illnesses that we don't have. One of the chamans who cured rupert Isaacsons child said he was the same as the child as a child so he had inside knowledge of the problems of the autist. I believe in the possibility of they're having telepathic comunication with the patients and maybe those around them that forms a sort of logical and verbal answer to their illness,not simply a magical one, so that they could have knowledge that was perfectly comunicable to psychiatrists, as rational as psychoterapy is . In Isaacsons case they did not spend much time with the childj so that counts out normal verbal cures that could be supposed to take place if the child is taken on as a apprentice chaman and lives with the chaman, unless you take into account the possibility of a long term relation ship through telepathy and the chaman did talk of spending the first night of the cure talking to the boys horse frieind in texas a long way from Mongolia. Telepathy is the only way of comunicating wiht animals and with people at such a distance.
They also use the laying on of hands and talk of blocked energy chanenels accoridng to Rupert Isaacson. Could this be a similar process to acuapuncture?
I have seen people on your program talk of supernatural events and it seemed to me thay were simply trying to get converts to christianity a behavior that I don't approve of, I believe that people should chose their religiouse beliefs because they beieve in the ideology taught by the religiouse leaders, not because the evidence of strange events makes them feel obliged to beileve but i dont mind the supernatural if it cures people, though i don't think telepathy is suprenatural nor do i think aquapuntura is. I am not the only person who believes that churches uses the supernatural as a way to catch more faithfulol, the makers of the film the exorcism of Emily Rose, , are with me on the subject the film exposes the churches use of the situacion as one that could bring them in more believers and there could hardly have beena crueler way of giving evidence of the suupernatural than the one exposed in the film.
Telepathy is a difficult science, for instance if i am answering some sort of discussion purely in my own head I just call into my mind the argument of a book and the only sort of verbal thought I have is "the arguement otf that book" i don't even mencion the name of the book . So it would not be easy to know someone because you followed their thoughts. I write so that you thik of considering the mongolians when you are considering what topics to deal with in refrence to autism.. ANd so you stop leting those crocks who talk of the miraculouse onto your program. rose macaskie.


Casey   April 6th, 2009 8:31 am ET

Many of us would certainly be interested in hearing more about your insights. Those interested in debating vaccinations should read the literature (a range of scientific research and accounts, not just celebrity-published novels). Everyone will always have a different opinion than the next person. Media like Larry King's show are such wonderful opportunities to showcase individuals like yourself, which I think would be wonderful, and most valuable to viewers. I applaud your efforts to share your experiences. Thank you so much for doing so.


ILSK   August 8th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

Has a double-blind test yet been conducted to prove that Carly is communicating? I am suspicious and I have a right to be. I will not believe it until proper scientific tests are done that prove she is communicating on her own and not through cueing and/or a software that creates words and grammar.

If Carly is truly communicating than she should be happy to do this and share this information because she has the power to transform lives. If not, than I cannot believe that she is communicating.

Hate me if you want but I don't believe miracle stories based on anecdotal evidence and faith.


Akee   August 9th, 2009 6:11 am ET

its called Eugenics, Carly and if the Govement Health Bill goes through you will not be standing alone!


pegschr   August 9th, 2009 8:57 am ET

I have a new HERO now. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comments have been closed for this article

Keep up to date with Larry

Follow him on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook

Contact us
Go Behind The Scenes

Producer

LARRY KING LIVE'S Emmy-winning Senior Executive Producer Wendy Walker knows what it takes to make a great story.

With anecdotes, provocative emails, scandals, show transcripts and insights into Walker's long working relationship with Larry King, her new book PRODUCER issues readers an invitation to listen in on the most intriguing conversations on the planet.

Order from:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Borders


King of Hearts

Larry King's King of Hearts

Saving a heart a day is the goal! Learn more about the Foundation and it's efforts to help the uninsured

Visit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.


subscribe RSS Icon
twitter
Categories
Powered by WordPress.com VIP