You know @billymann you are written in Autistic History as an oppressor and silencer. The only person who can make that different is you.
Please evolve and actually help ALL Autistics and help us lead the direction of our healthcare. What can you do to make it right?
7:57 PM · Sep 13, 2019·Twitter for iPad
Joel Soto What are 4 or 5positive things that a person can do to affect change? Seems like you’re always bagging on people but without giving good suggestions for improvement
Amanda Seigler If we say we want to be called autistic and not with Autism, listen. We tell people that ABA is harmful bs autism Speaks pushes it. Things like that
Eve Reiland Take that 3.1 Billion Autism Cares Act Budget for Autistic Healthcare and hold the budget until Autistics are allowed at that table in a meaningful manner to make sure our health needs, support needs and so on are met — not just “cure” research and AB…See More2Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland 0% of it goes back into local communities to help local autistics.
Eve Reiland my ‘bagging’ on people, has already alerted the folks who can do something about this politically. My ‘bagging’ has reached people who can help and who’ve already been in communications with folks on ‘the hill’or however they say it. It’s just begun.2Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland Here’s one … “bagged” on JB Handley and Jenny McCarthy until we “bagged” their organization via the exposure and then the press … oh yeah, “bagged” Generation Rescue and middle finger to their bleachcult. And Larry Cook. And um, bleachcult books on amazon and other social media. oh just the start here …Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland oh, not done ‘baggin’ them yet — more incoming soon. ;)Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland Kerri Rivera, bagged.Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland who else have we ‘bagged?’Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland oh i know, judith newman, whitney ellenby, nikki osborne …Edit or delete this
Eve Reiland oh yeah, part of the team that helped bag wakefield in the UK … now he’s here … help bag institutions like Mendip House, … people like me baggin’ on these folks, we baggin’ ’em all right. civil and human rights are a thing.Edit or delete this
Amanda Seigler He earned my tag on my blog for autistic history and you better believe it will make my history book.
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Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid.
ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.
The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t work. In study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work.
What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.
The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth.
The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome.
This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.
Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.
Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.
Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.
[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.