The National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA) is a not for profit organization that seeks recognition, policy and solutions for autistic people. They are anti acceptance. Calls our movement a hoax. As in the name, they breathe functioning labels. The community knows how harmful they can be. They believe in “many autisms” This goes back to Billy Mann’s “autism lite.”
NCSA was founded in May of 2018 by Jill Escher, Freda Almaliti, Amy Lutz, and Alison Singer (who left Autism Speaks to start this organization). Alison Singer is the president of the Autism Science Foundation. NCSA is the first group to advocate for “severe autism.” This is a controversial organization, which goes without saying. Its goals are medical treatment and additional support. They take away from other autistic people.
The main focus of this organization is to promote needs of “those affected by autism.” This includes any cognitive and functional “impairments.” This is for people who need continuous, lifelong services, supports, and supervision. People who fall under this category often are nonverbal and exhibit challenging behaviors. The supports are housing, developmental services and research. They push “interventions.” We all know this means ABA and other abuse therapies. They want us to appear neurotypical.