Severe Autism: Cases That Require Extraordinary Help

California Family living with severely autistic son with self-injurious behavior. Total chaos and insanity at times. Most shocking: theyve been dealing with this for over 18 years. Psychiatry doesnt even have a diagnosis for what this family (and other families like them that are out there, somewhere) have had to deal with. Warning: Disturbing Behaviors Shown. Mom is really angry in this video: mom and husband have been dealing with self-abusive son all day and this has been over 18 years…..sacramento. san diego regional center. sacramento bee. san francisco examiner. san diego tribune. "fox news" "abc" "cbs" "cnn" "doctors" "autistic adults" "disability rights" "resilience factor" "crazy lives" "hope" "faith" "lifetime" "cloud nine" "families under extreme stress" "lives" places to send coddled celebrities during re-hab "reality shows you never see"

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  1. Elmgems says:

    When people say they can’t understand why a parent of a Special Needs child commits murder-suicide, I explain it to them, but your videos would be a much better lesson. I’m amazed at your strength!

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  2. user19191 says:

    As a casual outsider, what are people like me to do for families with autism? I mean, if I knew one of my neighbors just needed someone to take care of their child or adult child to give them some much-needed relief, I would. But I feel like it’s none of my business to even offer such help, if the opportunity even came. BTW, I hear the frustration in the mother’s voice. Pretty understandable for a parent who feels they can’t help their child.

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  3. melindablack19 says:

    I have a little brother who is Autistic as well, my little brother does the same thing, he tends to hit himself in the head also but doesn’t have to be restraind. My little brother is 20 years of age, and yes it is hard and stressful to deal with.

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  4. avidgames91091 says:

    don’t listen to autism speaks because they do nothing to autism but harm it with it’s ineffective and harmful treatments in thinking that they are one step closer to cure autism but in reality it would be death to the child.

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  5. jaffles1145 says:

    this is better than nothing

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  6. kgaccount says:

    @promiseIsaih60 I agree, there is strong evidence that vaccines trigger severe adverse reactions. The children or adults affected by these reactions are not adequately studies. Because it sheds bad light into the safety of vaccines. That said, it is critical we develop tests to show which children and adults with autism will have a bad reactiion, and which will not. Autistics often have neurotransmitter dysfunction. Many anti–psychotics only exacerbate these reactions. We need alternatives.

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  7. promiseIsaih60 says:

    @kgaccount Well, it’s good you don’t ‘hyperfocus’ I think it’s quite a tragedy that by the age of 2, most American children receive well over 20 shots. Thank God I grew up in the 70’s & we might have gotten 10 our whole childhood altogether. They are trying to get it over 50. I also remember getting all my shots as a child so we didn’t get them as infants, thank God as I wouldn’t give my dog or cat that many.

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  8. kgaccount says:

    @promiseIsaih60 Oh the controversy continues….I don’t doubt that some vaccines can damage the brain. Or trigger seizures. However, I don’t hyperfocus on vaccine damage to my son, as I have no concrete proof this caused his autism, epilepsy or self-injurious behavior. Still, I do not give him anymore vaccines, but I’m not against vaccines. I think if we could predict WHICH children or adults would have a bad reaction, that would be helpful. No doubt, some people have adverse reactions.

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  9. kgaccount says:

    @NathanShadow5 Hi Nathan, yes, the rarely sleeping bit…so understand this difficult situation. I hope your son is doing well. FYI: A few months ago I found a karate helmet that has thick paddening around ears. This has better protected him during extreme head punching episodes, though these episodes have dramatically improved since July, when we begged doctor to prescribe a novel, emerging therapy: nicotine patch. Who would think nicotine would improve behaviors?

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  10. aariaffxi says:

    The pool is seriously like a gift from God. Haha.

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  11. ThePaytorRyan says:

    I completely agree with you about the bs about autism speaks. But I think you’re looking at your situation selfishly. Your job as a parent is to give your child what they need. And when you say you have no lives, your son is your life. He needs you and I just ask you to look at it differently for his sake. I have the highest respect for autism parents. You guys are truly inspirational. I’m going into the special education field and I hope it’s as rewarding as I’ve seen so far. May god give you

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  12. NathanShadow5 says:

    My heart goes out to you!…I too have a ‘severely’ Autistic son who rarely sleeps, hurts himself often by biting himself or slamming himself onto the ground and hurting his head. His arms look like someone has beaten him, bruises all over and NOW he is trying to bite his siblings and myself. Very tough job lady! I know. I live it as well!..My prayers go out to you and your family.

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  13. Strwbryblnde92010 says:

    I too have a son with Autism although his is severe it is not severe in the same way as Jamey’s. He does " chuck" things when he gets pissed. But I have been blessed as far him not really mutilating himself unless he gets hangnails. Then his fingers are a mess!
    As far as services, I AGREE!! It’s a bunch of BS I have never had anyone from Autism Awareness or Autism Speaks call me either! My son will be 14 in July and he is about at a 3-5 yr old level (don’t get me started!) and he, well you n I

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  14. Lindseychan says:

    I have the deepest respect for you and your family. I can’t even imagine what that would be like. My cousin is autistic, not nearly as severe as your son, and I know how hard it has been on our family. It takes a community like you said. I just pray that you guys get the help that you need for your son and others like him.

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  15. princesscaesar says:

    amazing family! …. i noticed in alot of your videos that jamey is wearing what looks like headphones … if i may ask howcome he wears them? do they help him … i still cant get over how amazingly beautiful his eyes are

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  16. promiseIsaih60 says:

    The U.S. Department of Justice has handed down an indictment against a former CDC scientist who led research studies that claimed to disprove any link between vaccines and autism.According to government documents, Dr. Poul Thorsen, one of the key researchers in "disproving" any link between vaccines and autism, allegedly defrauded the scientific research community of over one million dollars. See NaturalNews*cm

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  17. planobunnybob says:

    God has given you and your family heart and strength beyond measure…because James needs that. And you are right on the money; how about a little more funding for in-home care for those who really really need it? Prison inmates have to have their cable tv and fitness equipment, but your family has to go without the skilled care that your son so obviously requires. Hey, Autism Speaks! How about some more help for this family?? They are do-gooders doing nothing much.

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  18. jemerson722 says:

    Preach it, sister! Autism is not a one-size-fits-all type of disorder. What I go through with AS is totally different from one who has severe autism. This is what many people do not realize. We should make it mandatory that every congressperson, every politician spend a week with people with severe autism and other special needs. That’ll make them eat dirt.

    This is REAL autism awareness! Keep up the fight!

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  19. colorguardxgurl2007 says:

    I really appreciate you allowing the general public to view a piece of your son’s world. I wish that every person in government that makes important decisions regarding autistic children and their families would have to view this video. I am currently a pre nursing student and I might be changing my major to social work with a minor in psychology. I hope that I don’t fail people like your son or others with autism or any developmental disability. We owe it to them to get it right.

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  20. colorguardxgurl2007 says:

    I really think that this movie needs to be shown to the heads of people who make decisions that impact all families with autistic children. Or even better, have them spend time with your son. I think it is awesome of you to let the general public into your world; what you have to deal with everyday. I’m currently a pre-nursing student, and I may change my major to social work with a psychology minor. I hope that whatever I decide to do that I won’t let children like your son down.

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  21. 444nice says:

    @kgaccount Hi, I appreciate your comment. I was very saddened by the videos of this young man’s struggles. I just thought that maybe some of these drugs (illegal or otherwise) might help to alter his brain chemistry in a positive way. Just as hyperactive children receive doses of the stimulant Ridilan, I figured that something, whatever it was, might snap him out of his horror. His mother has tried everything, and that is why I added my opinion (extreme, I know). Anyway, it’s good to talk about

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  22. jhartist123 says:

    You are one TUFF woman! My hats off to you. I know that doesn’t help but by showing this on Internet you are reaching people. I made a negative comment on a video of another boy who looked just extremely violent and it should be removed because it hurts autistic people by makeing them look extremely destructive and dangerous. I think the spectrum hurts the cause.

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  23. carol3hawks says:

    It seems Autism speaks….only wants the cute and easy going children.

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