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AAP: on Advocacy, Membership and Involvement in outside organizations

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AAP: on Advocacy, Membership and Involvement in outside organizations

Added: 05/12/2008 - 15:22
Video Length: 2:00

AAP Member Information, Advocacy, and Involvement more...


Dr. Brown, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, talks about the makeup of members of the AAP, the role of advocacy that the AAP plays, and member involvement in other organizations.


Ari Brown M.D. Pediatrician and Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics

Austin, TX  
Dr. Ari Brown graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in child development. After receiving her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, she completed her pedatric residency at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Brown is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Medical Association. Her book, Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for your Baby's First Year (Windsor Peak, 2003), is a national bestselling parenting guide for infants. Dr. Brown has appeared on the NBC Today Show and has been quoted in numerous parenting magazines and the Wall Street Journal.


sounds good

Yup, this all sounds really swell. A lot of it is inaccurate.

Virtually all of the advocacy that AAP does concerns behavior therapies and not biomedical treatments. Biomediacal treatments imply environmental triggers for causation, and the AAP believes that autism is completely genetic.

The AAP has recently been "reaching out" to groups like the ARI, but most DAN doctors are not members of the AAP and risk their careers to treat kids with biomedicine because of the corporate politics involved.

There is an enormous amount of material available on this subject.

Here is just a tiny sampling:






I believe that most physicians like Dr. Brown believe they are doing the right thing based on the information they have read in peer-reviewed journals. That doesn't make them right.
Not only do we need to question the information we get from physicians, but the physicians need to question the economics and politics behind the information they recieve too.

just one more

couldn't resist adding one more link. The AAP has a new website up in which it flatly states that autism is a genetic disorder. No DAN doctor would agree with this. (and that pretty much makes the info in the above video a load of crap, doesn't it?) The more you read about this controversy, the more you will understand that it's all about the money.

It's not about your child's health, it's the money.


"Money doesn't talk, it swears." - Bob Dylan

I hope that anyone who has recently received a diagnosis for their child will have the courage to educate themselves about the economics and politics involved, even if it results in questioning your most cherished beliefs about trusting your family doctor or pediatrician.
Keep reading and draw your own conclusions.