THE NIGEL THOMAS PETITION
AUTISM:STOP THE DECEIT: START THE TREATMENT
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My name is Nigel Thomas and I am petitioning on behalf of my two brothers and many thousands of children and young adults worldwide
(View the video - there\'s a link on the right-hand side of this page). These youngsters are physically ill, and in almost all cases are being refused treatment; most have also been refused adequate educational provision and those who are now approaching adulthood face a life of uncertainty and continued suffering. Most regressed into autistic-like disorders in early childhood.
Whilst experts argue about whether the catastrophic rise in the rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders is due to better diagnosis, better services or maybe even watching television, children continue to suffer. At the same time a growing body of evidence of environmental contributions to these conditions continues to be systematically and ruthlessly discredited.
The reason these youngsters are ignored is that many of their parents have dared to attribute their condition to environmental exposures such as childhood vaccines. Some of the very few medical professionals offering hope have been summoned to appear before the UK General Medical Council (GMC) in July this year. This is the body which regulates UK medical practice and it has the power to prevent a doctor practising at all. The threat that faces Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor John Walker Smith and Professor Simon Murch is that they may be struck-off the medical register for daring to investigate why these children are so ill, which no-one else has been prepared to do.
The GMC hearing, currently scheduled for the 16th July this year, will be a highly publicised event which many see as an opportunity for the truth to be aired. Others believe the outcome may already be pre-ordained. Whichever is the case, the parents, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbours and professionals who know these children have decided that enough is enough.
My mother has a letter from Sir Liam Donaldson, the UK Chief Medical Officer, suggesting that the \"disorders of bowel habit\" suffered by many of these children \"... may reflect the eating habits that some autistic children have\" rather than an underlying bowel condition. Despite Sir Liam\'s view, the underlying bowel condition suffered by many children with autism has frequently been confirmed, on biological testing, to reflect inflammation in bowel tissues containing vaccine strain measles virus. In his letter to my mother Sir Liam points out that he is unable to comment on \"details of particular children\". I can. As a brother of two children with significant bowel problems and autism, I have seen first hand their decline, seen them screaming in pain, and I have seen how all but a handful of doctors repeatedly refused to investigate their problems, brushing off the family\'s concerns and leaving us helpless, like thousands of other families around the world. The only doctors who were prepared to help are now on trial whilst the children are denied basic investigations.
This is not just about MMR, not just about mercury in vaccines and in the end, not just about autism. This is about a public health disaster of gigantic proportions that will affect this generation and generations to come, and those responsible must be brought to account. It is about the refusal of mainstream medicine to accept the consequences of their actions. It is about the refusal to treat a condition that is becoming almost commonplace; a condition for which the medical profession is largely responsible; a condition whose existence the medical profession ruthlessly denies in the light of its culpability. From its first day and for its duration the GMC hearing will be a window on this world of deceit. My brothers and I will be outside the building on day one and we will not be standing alone. Be there with us if you can, but at the very least, sign this petition for us to present on the day.
We are not asking for the moon on a stick, but we are demanding that governments and health organisations worldwide stop investigating the doctors and start investigating the patients.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION : STOP THE DECEIT: START THE TREATMENT
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Nigel Thomas (brother of two boys with autism)and parents of children with autism in the UK and overseas.
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