An Unfortunate Coincidence: A Mother's Life inside the Autism Controversy

An Unfortunate Coincidence: A Mother's Life inside the Autism Controversy

by Julie Obradovic


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In her poignant account, Julie Obradovic discusses her heart-rending struggle with her daughter’s autism and her subsequent quest for answers. She reveals the feelings of depression and helplessness brought on by the diagnosis and her initial inability to find help. Unwilling to give up, however, Obradovic began fighting, finding a treatment for her daughter and going on to campaign on behalf of others. An Unfortunate Coincidence is the result of this fight. The account takes its readers through the political, historical, and scientific developments behind the greatest medical controversy of our time, including:

The findings of the vaccine injury compensation program
Investigations of CDC fraud and the subsequent congressional hearings and findings
The identical symptoms of autism and mercury poisoning
Eyewitness reports of families and educators
The author’s struggle to present her point of view and the backlash intended to silence it

Ultimately, An Unfortunate Coincidence will ask the readers to take a closer look at the evidence uncovered by ten years of research and decide just how many coincidence claims they are willing to accept.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510704626
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 1,138,079
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Julie Obradovic is a teacher, a writer, and an advocate. She has spent almost twenty years in education and more than ten years advocating for families and children affected by autism. Her work has been featured in the Autism File magazine, GRAND magazine, the Age of Autism blog, and a number of other publications. She previously worked as an assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on the Go Mercury-Free project. Obradovic and her husband reside in Chicago, Illinois, where they cohost the annual Rescue Our Angels fundraiser for Generation Rescue.

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Tim_Lundeen More than 1 year ago
The story of how Julie's daughter Emma regressed into autism brought tears to my eyes. Vivid, sad and haunting. It's the same story told by thousands of other parents, and yet each child is precious, each loss horrible and tragic. The stories have the same elements: our ignorance of the environmental toxins our kids are exposed to, belief in vaccines, the arrogance and complete ignorance of our doctors, and blame of the mother. Attributing Emma's problems to Julie's “anxiety" is classic and wrong. Julie was able to help her daughter recover from the worst of the autism symptoms, which are after all the result of massive systemic inflammation. So protocols that reduce inflammation, and improve the absorption of nutrients, can have profound effects. Emma still has social deficits, but is present, aware, and can share her life with her family and (rare) friends. As a result of her daughter's issues, Julie has been part of the autism community for over 10 years and is an expert on autism. She’s worked with some of the key people trying to raise awareness of the autism epidemic: Robert F Kennedy Jr and his work to remove Thimerosal from vaccines; Eric Gladen and his movie Trace Amounts; Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill who started the Age of Autism web site. Her theory is that autism is the result of environmental toxins, especially mercury and aluminum, coupled with the inflammation caused by vaccines. A new book by James Lyons-Weiler, coming out in November, The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism, supports her ideas, citing thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies. For me, the book was a page-turner; fascinating and compelling. Highly recommended.
J_Bishop More than 1 year ago
For someone on a similar journey of living with vaccine injury in my family this book is both painful and irresistible. Well-written and, I believe, informative in ways the corporate media never will be. Highly recommended.