How is the Autism/Health Freedom Alliance Going?

Opinion by Consumer Advocate  Tim Bolen 


In early March of this year a trial coalition was formed between the North American Health Freedom Movement and the Autism Parents.  The first combined group meeting occurred at the Long Beach Health Freedom Expo, March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2012, and it was a huge, high energy success.

More, the meetings between leaders of both groups continued all weekend, starting with a “Meet and Greet” on Friday night.

As we know two conferences are coming up, for the groups, about three weeks apart.  The first, AutismOne, will be held May 23rd, through May 27th, 2012 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148.  The conference title, this year, is “The Dawn of a New Decade: From Truth to Treatment.”

The second, about three weeks later, the Health Freedom Expo – Chicago, will be held at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173. It has a standard operating theme:

“What sets the Health Freedom Expo apart from other health expos is (that) the information presented is not ‘just to sell product to consumers,’ it’s about people who are passionate about sharing information. It’s about how our health freedoms are being taken away and it is about exposing the truth. Other shows are designed to sell product, here, that is available, but that is not the emphasis. The Health Freedom Expo is about educating and being empowered, and that is what makes it different.”
I, Tim Bolen, am speaking at both.  More correctly, I am hosting panels at both.  And, leaders from both groups will be in attendance, roaming the hallways with a smile, making new alliances.

Why an Alliance is Necessary…

Here is what the Health Freedom Expo says about this:

“In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released figures of a staggering 1 child in 88 with an autism spectrum disorder (1 in 54 boys) — and these were old statistics because the children were born in the year 2000, with the assessment taking place in 2008. Autism is an epidemic, with the numbers increasing steadily. The number of affected individuals requiring long-term care is alarming. Our society cannot withstand this. Autism can be prevented, and children already diagnosed with autism are recovering given the proper treatment. 

The autism issue can be broken down into two parts: 1) What is causing it, and how do we stop that? (2) How do we recover the children who are already affected? 

The AutismOne track at Health Freedom Expo addresses both of these questions. Sometimes marginalized by mainstream media as “controversial,” we have the courage to talk about issues that include the MMR vaccine and, thimerosal, the mercury preservative used worldwide in vaccines, as causal agents.

Consumer advocate Tim Bolen, publisher of the renowned Bolen Report, will host a panel with the experts on these issues as his guests. Each guest has their own lecture spot at HFE, as well. Dr. Andrew Wakefield is an expert on the MMR issue. Dr. Mark and David Geier are experts on mercury in vaccines.

Health professionals Dr. John and Betsy Hicks, Dr. Anju Usman, Dr. Georgia Davis, Dr. William Walsh, Dr. Nancy Mullan, Dr. Charles Chapple, and Dave Geslak will speak on how to help children with autism.”

The Autism numbers are increasing exponentially every minute.  Why?  Vaccines, of course.  The simple greed of the vaccine industry is destroying our nation, and the future of the world.

The Autism issue is a microcosm of the overall problem with health care in general in the United States, and hence, worldwide.  If we put together strategies and tactics to solve the Autism issue those same tactics will work on every other health issue.


The best way to understand AutismOne is to take a look at their “Schedule of Events.”  This conference runs for five days and covers the spectrum of issues important to parents of Autistic children, health professionals, activists, government agencies.  Parents will find information on basic understanding, available treatments, patient rights, controlling environment, legal options, and much more.

Robert Scott Bell is radio interviewing AutismOne speakers in advance, and will be conducting interviews all five days while at the show.  As an example, you can listen to Ginger Taylor, the Executive Director of the Canary Party by clicking here.  Or listen to vaccine victim Debbie Catron here, or Director of SafeMinds and AOA, Mark Blaxill here, or Kelly Rivera here.

The Health Freedom Expo…

Health Freedom Expo – Chicago is in its eighth year, and has come into its own. The Long Beach, California event in March was a huge success.  The inclusion of an Autism track within the Expo was a good decision for the Long Beach event, and should do quite as well in Chicago.

The Bottom Line…

It is the joining together of these two activist groups that is the most important thing.  And, that’s going well.  Very well.

Stay Tuned…

Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate