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1 in 88 Autism/ASD among Children of Military Families by F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP and Raymond W. Gallup
[Oct 2007] When 1 in 150 is really 1 in 67 By Raymond W. Gallup & F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
Vaccine Autoimmune Project for Research and Education (VAP)
BMJ letter From: Raymond Gallup March 2004
Letter: Crazy People Who Believe Vaccines Played a Role in Autism
MMR & autism (Eric Gallup)
RAYMOND GALLUP Response to "New Theories Help Explain Mysteries of Autism"
Raymond Gallup Letter to Lancet re MMR & Autism (July 2000)
An example of why Congressman Henry Waxman supports vaccines.
Raymond Gallup letter to Waxman
David Thrower--A Father's Search for the Truth - Autism
Raymond Gallup letter to Newsweek
I would like to add my story.
Eric Christopher Gallup was born normal on January 17, 1985.
He regressed into autism after receiving the MMR vaccine on April 28, 1986. In 1989, he was diagnosed as autistic. In 1995, I contacted Dr. Vijendra Singh and he tested Eric for myelin basic protein antibodies (Eric tested positive)indicating an autoimmune disorder. That same year Dr. Jim Oleske found that Eric "had the highest measles antibody titers he had ever encountered equal to such neurological conditions as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)." Dr. Singh later did the same blood test and got the same results regarding the measles antibody titers.
In 1997, I met Dr. Andrew Wakefield at the NVIC conference in Virginia. In 1998, I found that Eric had colitis. That same year I founded The Autism Autoimmunity Project (http://www.taap.info/). We funded the research of Dr. Vijendra Singh, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. Jim Oleske. I also started documenting the autism figures that came from the US Department of Education nationwide......we have an autism epidemic. In April 2000, I got an email from a Navy officer at Fort Detrick, MD asking who I was and what was my interest in a MMR class action lawsuit. I never found out why he contacted me and what was the military's interest in me. Fort Detrick is involved in vaccines and bioterrorism.
In 2002 to 2004, Eric was on various anti-depressant pills such as Risperdal, Seroquel, Depakote, Zyprexa, etc. None of them worked and in fact seem to make Eric's aggressions worse. My wife, my daughter (who is presently 17 years old) and I had to lock ourselves in our rooms so that Eric couldn't hurt us. He grew to be 6'2" and would bite, kick, scratch, head-butt and pull hair. He broke my left index finger and broke two bedroom doors.
We have a video of Eric showing what happened after he was vaccinated. We paid a dear price trusting the medical community regarding vaccines and drugs. Eric is presently in an out-of-state residential school in Delaware.
Julie wrote the following essay and snapped the picture of Eric on this site.
Raymond Gallup, parent and Founder
The Autism Autoimmunity Project