Underestimated: The Autism Miracle
By Neenah Payne
In An Autism Miracle, JB Handley and his son Jamison (Jamie) are interviewed. Jamison was born normal, but regressed at 15 months and for 17 years was unable to communicate with the world around him. Now, a new program has unlocked his voice, and in doing so, challenges everything we thought we knew about autism.
Underestimated: An Autism Miracle is a 2021 book by JB and Jamison. It was Jamison’s idea and he now wants to make a film documenting the program that has allowed him and his autistic schoolmates to “speak”. Jamison has proven to be super smart and a whiz at calculus. His goal now is to go to college to study neuroscience. His goal in 10 years is to be able to speak and to get married. Now about 7 million Americans have autism. However, only 1,000-1,500 have gone through the program that freed Jamison. Stephanie Seneff Ph.D. warns that by 2032, 50% (80% of boys) of Americans kids will be autistic!
From “Autistic” to “Non Speakers” or “Spellers”
It was originally assumed that autistic people were mentally retarded because their motor impairment was misinterpreted as a cognitive impairment. However, it has recently been discovered that a significant percentage of autistic people are of high intelligence and simply have a motor disorder that keeps them from speaking. The motor impairment blocks fine motor skills including speech. Much like stroke victims, it’s difficult for them to control their bodies.
Dawnmarie Gaivin is a Registered S2C Practitioner. “S2C” stands for “Spelling to Communicate”. She shows autistic people how to point to letters on a “letterboard” to spell words. This creates a neural pathway in the brain to the eyes and hands. Autistic people who use S2C to communicate prefer to be called “Non Speakers” or “Spellers” now. Jamie had his first S2C lesson in December 2019. In the course of a year, he graduated to a keyboard with a voice output. Jamie’s father serves as emotional support as Jamie uses the keyboard at home, but Jamie (like all teenagers) insisted on having someone else support him at school.
Jamie began his S2C journey with Elizabeth Vosseller, Director of the Growing Kids Therapy Center, after a friend whose son had been through the program told JB about it. Elizabeth began her session with Jamie by saying “I know how smart you are.” No one had every understood that about him. Until then, all his teachers had treated him as if he were retarded.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)’s Faulty Premise
JB explains that Applied Behavior Analysis operates on the premise that autistic people are cognitively deficient and it focuses on just training their behavior so they can fit in better with society. Jamie found ABA to be mostly cruel. Since S2C operates on a “presumption of competence”, it treats autistic people with respect and provides an opening for them to communicate their intelligence.
The Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) is a precursor and cousin to Spelling 2 Communicate.
The book explains that many people who were trained in the ABA method refuse to even watch an autistic person using the Spelling 2 Communicate method. There may be several reasons for that. One is that they may be afraid of losing their licenses because the board has come out against S2C. Another reason is that they are just being close-minded. However, it may also be because the Rapid Prompting Method sometimes involves so much guidance from the team member that it is not clear the autistic person is originating what was being spelled.
However, as JB points out, anyone who is willing to witness a S2C session will immediately understand that it is the autistic person who is communicating, not the assistant. He explains that parents may be reluctant to try this method because they have tried so many approaches that did not work and they dread another false hope. JB felt that way initially, but overcame his hesitancy with the support of a friend whose autistic son had become a “speller”.
The goal of the book is to get parents of autistic kids to be open enough to investigate the S2C approach rather than to assume it cannot work for their child. JB was not aware that Jamie could read or spell and certainly did not know he was capable of doing trigonometry and calculus. That’s why the book is called “underestimated”. JB regrets that his son’s intelligence was so underestimated for 17 years simply because he can’t speak and that he was locked in silence for so long.
It is a miracle that a way to allow “Non Speakers” to communicate and participate in society has been found. Given that millions of Americans are now autistic and the numbers are soaring, it’s time to understand their reality now. It’s time to stop underestimating these people who have so much to communicate and contribute.
The True Cost of Autism
In The True Cost of Autism, Del discusses the true cost of autism starting at about 45 minutes. He interviews political economist Toby Rogers, PhD. The show recaps an historic win in New Jersey and reports that a new CDC study shows that autism is underdiagnosed.
Glyphosate in Vaccines Causes Autism
In CDC AUTISM WHISTLEBLOWER TELLS ALL, Dr. Judith Zimmerman, Former Principal investigator for the CDCs Autism and Developmental Disability Monitoring in Utah, discusses how autism numbers in Utah were left with errors, and how study protocols weren’t followed to lower perceived autism numbers in the state.
In NEW STUDY: ‘GLYPHOSATE IN PREGNANCY CAUSES AUTISM BEHAVIORS’, Del interviews Zen Honeycutt, president of Moms Across America, about glyphosate in vaccines.
Dire Prediction: 50% of American Kids Will Be Autistic by 2032
When Dr. Zach Bush started his clinic in rural Virginia in 2010, he prescribed really healthy food for his patients. However, he discovered that their guts had been destroyed by Monsanto’s GMO crops. Dr. Bush realized that the food of today is not like the food of the 1970s. The nutrients are profoundly deficient and there are chemicals in the foods — herbicides, pesticides, plastics, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, etc. — that cause Leaky Gut and gluten intolerance.
Glyphosate is in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer which was introduced in 1976. It’s the most effective weed killer that’s ever been developed because Roundup removes both the building blocks and the medicines in our foods.
In 1992, Roundup began to be sprayed on wheat and in 1996 on corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and then sugar beets and 30 other crops since then. That resulted in a chronic disease epidemic that will take down America. It’s not COVID or any infectious disease that is going to kill us. It is this chronic erosion of biology beneath our feet that threatens us with extinction within the next hundred years!
The introduction of Monsanto’s GMO foods in the 1990s caused the sudden decline in American health with surges in autism, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and a host of degenerative diseases as shown in many graphs like the one below from Why I Tell My Patients To Avoid GMO Foods.
MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff Ph.D., a biologist with more than 170 peer-reviewed academic articles, warns that 50% (80% of boys) of children will be autistic by 2032 — putting an unsustainable burden on the American healthcare system and economy.
Dr. Zach Bush: The Health of Our Soil Determines Our Health
What makes Dr. Zach Bush unique is that he not only recognizes the connection between food and heath, but also understands the connection between the health of the soil, the level of nutrition in our foods, and human health. However, Dr. Bush goes beyond that to work with farmers to show them easy ways to switch from growing GMO crops to using regenerative agriculture. So, Dr. Bush is a doctor of the soil, of Mother Earth. He is providing an alternative to Big Pharma by educating and protecting small farmers — the ones who really feed the world as shown by What Big Ag Doesn’t Want You To Know: Small Farms Can Feed The World.
Dr. Bush recognizes what the planet requires to provide us with the food we need and he’s working to heal Gaia. As far as I am aware, he’s the only doctor working with farmers to heal the Earth. The fact that Dr. Bush lives in Hawaii and still works with farmers in the mainland US shows how deep his commitment is to turning this situation around quickly now.
The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it’s rapidly disappearing warns: “Without efforts to rebuild soil health, we could lose our ability to grow enough nutritious food to feed the planet’s population.” Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues says: “if current rates of degradation continue, all of the world’s top soil could be gone within 60 years.” Can American soil be brought back to life? says: “A new idea: If we revive the tiny creatures that make dirt healthy, we can bring back the great American topsoil. But farming culture — and government — aren’t making it easy.”
On Mother Earth Day, Del Bigtree interviewed Dr. Bush in Hawaii. Dr. Bush explained that the problem is not too much carbon which is fundamental for life. It is that the Earth can no longer absorb the carbon because our soils are depleted. They discuss how to restore our soils so the Earth can breathe. Is that what the “I can’t breathe” mantra that went global last year was really all about? Was it the Earth speaking to us and calling for our help now? The interview starts at 16.30 minutes in Planting A Seed.
Film: Regenerative Agriculture — A Paradigm Shift
Dr. Bush says on his site:
“My work is dedicated to the health of humanity and the planet we call home. It is critical that our pursuit of optimal health and longevity begin with an effort toward a collective rise in consciousness such that we would begin to thrive within nature, instead of fighting that nature that is life itself. My experience as a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care with a focus on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems led me to found *Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.
My passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. My education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and ongoing efforts to create a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.”
Dr. Bush says about the free film on his site Farmer’s Footprint: A Path To Soil Health and Food Independence:
“This film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Using conventional methods they saw their soils degrade and their input costs rise every year. Transitioning to regenerative practices has helped their row cropping operation and significantly reduced the input cost for their cattle. This film tells the story of how they did it.”
Oneness vs. The 1%
In Oneness vs. the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedoms, Dr. Vandana Shiva shows that the life-threatening crisis humanity faces is a result of the introduction of Monsanto’s glyphosate in the 1970s. Dr. Shiva helps Indian farmers escape Monsanto’s control, save heirloom seeds, and return to the more productive traditional farming.
See the shocking, inspirational video Seed Freedom and the Seeds of Freedom film. Just as Monsanto forced unnecessary, poorly-tested GMO seeds on the world to make a mega profit and caused egregious harm globally to human beings and the planet, Bill Gates is trying to force everyone in the world to take the unnecessary, poorly-tested COVID “vaccines” from which he profits exponentially and which are already causing life-destroying injuries and a record number of deaths. These are Merchants of Death.
Gates’ Plan To Control World’s Seeds, Agriculture, Food links to Gates Biggest Owner of Farmland in US Now which says Gates is “the biggest private owner of farmland in the US, after buying up 242,000 acres in 18 states”. In 2012, Gates said Monsanto can save the world! The Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations LLC owns 500,000 shares of Monsanto.
“Dr. Vandana Shiva explains modern day global food and farming issues. When organic agriculture has shown to be the best way to feed the world, why do giant corporations insist on taking over and doing things their way? Why do they have so much sway over government policy?”
Low Dose Naltrexon For Autism
Dr. Brian Udell is a pediatrician in Miami, Florida who specializes in autism. In 2008, he began seeing about 7 autistic children a week. Now, he might see 10 autistic kids a day. In 2006, a paper showed that Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a valuable tool for autism. Dr. Udell has been using LDN since 2008 and it has been very successful. LDN is inexpensive and easy to take because he gives it as a cream. Dr. Udell says there are no other choices for autism.
William and Tina Valezquez describe their autistic son Jacob who was aggressive and uncommunicative. When Dr. Udell put Jacob on glutathione, he began to improve. However, when he put Jacob on LDN cream, there was literally an over-night 180-degree improvement. Later, William and Tina found that the liquid form of LDN was even more effective. They say most people would never know now that Jacob had been diagnosed with autism three years earlier. LDN costs them about $29 a month.
Dr. Udell explains that many autistic kids turn out to be “savants” – prodigies! At age three, Jacob suddenly began playing the piano as his father does. His parents found a piano teacher for Jacob and he now excels. He is playing Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and amazes his parents every day. Jacob performed on Good Morning America, CNN, local news, etc. When William and Tina posted a YouTube video of Jacob playing, it went viral!
In the video 10 Year Old Pianist Jacob Velazquez With The Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra, Jacob performs from memory without a musical score for over 20 minutes! The other musicians have scores!
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.
Neenah Payne writes for Natural Blaze and Activist Post