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Autism Speaks Title Sponsor at the 2011 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Autism Speaks was proud to be given this year’s Title Sponsor of the Speed Derby competition at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton ,N.Y. This is Autism Speaks first year as a title sponsor, thanks to the generosity of The Geier Group, who paid for the sponsorship, many families with autism on Long Island received complimentary tickets to the event.

The Hampton Classic, now celebrating its 36th year, is an internationally renowned tradition featuring world-class hunter, equitation and show-jumping competitions. Throughout the week, Autism Speaks used the event as a platform to call attention to the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, which are currently estimated to affect one in 110 children in the U.S.As one of the top competitions in the country, the Classic draws professional and amateur riders from across the nation. The Horse Show ran from Sunday, August 28 through Sunday, September 4. The Autism Speaks Speed Derby was held before many spectators on Friday, September 2.

“We are extremely grateful for The Geier Group’s generosity in providing this unique opportunity to raise awareness about autism to a new audience,” said Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks. “We also wish to express our gratitude to the Hampton Classic organizers for recognizing the need to spread a message of support for the millions families affected by this public health crisis.

To read more about the background of the classic, click here.

* The Geier Group is a consulting/advisory firm that provides services in marketing, communications and venture capital – its chairman, Philip Geier, serves on Autism Speaks board of directors. 

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  2. September 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    HHS Dr. Tom Insel confirms massive scientific evidence proving soy phyto-estrogens are an active form of “endocrine disrupting properties.” Fetal, infant, and/or child endocrine disruptor exposure is repeatedly proven as a cause of neurological disorders to include autism. Besides soy phyto-toxic endocrine disruptors, soy has additional toxic components also proven to damage the developing brain, such as; phytic acid, heavy metals, multiple anti-nutrients, and inhibits several essential enzymes.

    The “Combating Autism Act” requires that information that increases public awareness in the pathology and development of autism must be revealed as public information. HHS Dr. Insel, although acknowledging neurological soy poisoning is within the realm of causing autism, he refuses to follow the Combating Autism Act, as a Congressional mandated law.

    In fact, several hundred published scientific soy studies confirm soy phyto-toxic adverse brain effects cause damage to brain structures, neuronal atrophy, depress BDNF, depress calcium binding proteins, depress cortical neurons, impair hippocampal dentate gyrus, depress hypothalamus development, depress estrogen receptor neurons, depress neuron axonal outgrowth, damage ER receptor messengers, damage embryonic neurons and glial cells, inhibits RET that causes alterations in neurons, and so forth.

    What will you do about the HHS deliberately withholding their acknowledgment of overwhelming scientific evidence proving beyond any doubt, the fetal, infant, and child soy neurological poisoning as a true cause of severe and irreversible adverse brain damaging effects especially due to this most fragile developmental soy phyto-toxic exposure.

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