Barry Segal broadens foundation’s vision to impact global health

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year and thank you for your support of Focus Autism. You are instrumental in our growth, and we know that your work has changed minds and saved lives. Together, we have already made a huge difference, but there’s more work to be done.

As the founder of Focus Autism, I am pleased to announce the renaming of our organization to “The Focus for Health Foundation.” Finding the cause of autism is still the core of our work, but by broadening the discussion to the rise of other chronic illnesses affecting our society, we endeavor to create a depth of awareness that we hope will lead to a healthier population in this country and around the globe.

We ask you to please join us in this exciting venture by clicking on the link at the end of this letter. Focus for Health (FFH) will consolidate its objectives under this newly named entity while maintaining our dedication to informing individuals, government officials, medical professionals, and industry affiliates about the negative influence hazardous environmental exposures have on public health.

Thus, in collaboration with scientists, FFH will target several key areas, including autism, maternal and children’s health, and immune health. In addition to emphasizing the existing science, we will support additional research characterizing the vulnerability some children have to chronic illness caused by toxic environmental exposures.

When I started Focus Autism in 2009, I saw a major need to advocate for the protection of “vulnerable children” who were more susceptible to developing autism and other neurological disorders after being exposed to environmental toxins, heavy metals, vaccination, and other immunological triggers. Please note that our mission is the same. We will continue to fund projects and create awareness of the dangers that a highly toxic environment presents for susceptible individuals.

Furthermore, FFH remains vested in spearheading efforts associated with the CDC Whistleblower and other key legislative efforts that call for transparency in both medicine and environment, and in the protection of personal rights. Never before have we seen such a sick generation of children, despite living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. It is imperative government and industry be held accountable for their role in the problem and the solution.

We recognize that your part in our work is essential. Please take a moment to renew your partnership as a friend of FFH by filling out the newsletter subscription field in the right sidebar of this page. This year will be an eventful one, and we want to keep you up to date with research, information, press releases, events, and government and agency initiatives.  We would also like to hear from you, so feel free to send us a note via our contact page.

Once again, thank you for the difference you are personally making. We look forward to an exciting future with you, as we continue our work together to promote a new and improved standard of national and global health.

Respectfully yours with sincere gratitude,

Barry Segal
Founder
Focus for Health Foundation

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George Bjornson

Prevalence surveys of autism performed by CDC, between 2000 and 2008, show that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is doubling about every 8 years, and about 40 percent of these are intellectually disabled with an IQ of 70 or less. At this rate, we predict that one child in 10 born in ten years (in 2025) will have ASD. Since 4 million children are born in the US each year, we can expect that 400,000 ASD children will be born in the US in 2025, and 160,000 will be intellectually disabled, with an IQ of 70 or less. These intellectually disabled children will require life-long care.

Unless we can stop this autism epidemic, our society will be destroyed. Despite the name change, I hope that Focus for Health will not weaken in its fight against autism.

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