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The Autistic Spectrum

This page has interesting videos, causes that are of importance to me and other interesting "stuff".

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Shaken baby syndrome is a type of inflicted traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby is violently shaken.  A baby has weak neck muscles and a large, heavy head.  Shaking makes the fragile brain bounce back and forth inside the skull and causes bruising, swelling, and bleeding, which can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death.  The characteristic injuries of shaken baby syndrome are subdural hemorrhages (bleeding in the brain), retinal hemorrhages (bleeding in the retina), damage to the spinal cord and neck, and fractures of the ribs and bones.  These injuries may not be immediately noticeable.  Symptoms of shaken baby syndrome include extreme irritability, lethargy, poor feeding, breathing problems, convulsions, vomiting, and pale or bluish skin.  Shaken baby injuries usually occur in children younger than 2 years old, but may be seen in children up to the age of 5.

Amazing 9-11 tribute from Budweiser. It was aired just once as a tribute,not as a money-making commercial.

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For 10 Years, CaringBridge has been providing a lifeline of love and support when families need it most. Your generosity makes that possible. CaringBridge offers free, easy-to-create web sites that help connect friends and family when they need it most. Click anywhere on this text to be taken to their website.

The Boy w/ the Incredible Brain-----Savant Autism clip 1

 Our little boy seemed to be healthy until he started changing....changing into his world of Autism. Months of intense therapies and years of teaching and learning has changed him. We learned how to join him in his world so he would come back to us.

The AMBER stick is the world's first fully portable child identification device. Built in software on a small USB Flash Drive makes it accessible in seconds on any windows based computer, and allows it to be carried on your key chain, purse or wallet making it fully portable. In case of a true missing child emergency, the Amber Stick can now send all of your missing child information directly to Code Amber at the discretion of the reporting Police Department. Click anywhere on this text to find out more.

Dr. Bernard Rimland passed away on December 11, 2006. Please click here to go to the ARI Website to view published obituaries and articles about this remarkable man. You can also write a tribute to Dr. Rimland at this site if you wish. He was a great man. He will be missed.

In view of the tremendous needs of families with children on the Autistic spectrum in the Gulf area hit by hurricane Katrina, Unlocking Autism has set up their website to accept donations for these specific needs. These donations may be tax deductible. Please click on this link to be taken to UA's website and make a contribution. Thank you.

Each time you use the "Goodsearch" search engine, Unlocking Autism will get a one-cent donation from GoodSearch advertisers. There is no charge to you, and those pennies can really add up. GoodSearch works like any other search engine and is powered by Yahoo. All you have to do is click on this text or go to and identify Unlocking Autism as your charity of choice each time you conduct a search. If your computer accepts cookies, the last cause you designated will remain chosen for future searches. Please pass this along to your friends, family members and support groups! Thanks for your support!

Greenpeace is doing a new study on mercury contamination. The results of this study won't be hidden or covered up; they will become public knowledge so that our lawmakers will be forced to address the issue of mercury contamination. This study is aimed to show scientifically what a lot of people already know through personal experience: whether in vaccinations or the fish we eat, mercury pollution is in our environment, entering our bodies and causing harm. This is the largest study of its kind and will be groundbreaking by showing once and for all the need to control mercury pollution. But they need 10,000 people to participate so that they get a good, unbiased sample that can't be discredited by companies who don't want government regulation to cut into their profit margins for the sake of public health. Click here to order your hair sample kit from them.