Ellis Hospital emergency room earns certified autism center designation | W/Note Via Eve Reiland



That anyone from Autism Speaks has a hand in this is reprehensible. When will we have a voice in our own health care and medical support?

Im an Autistic woman, and Autistic Mother to Autistics who are now adults and ERs are traumatizing and I’d rather die in a gutter these days than go back to one. It’s taken years to find a doctor that could understand and work with me in a good way — and that trust factor is so important and I’m so grateful to have that now.
Autism Speaks has no business in my healthcare and the healthcare of my Autistic family. Dr. Stephen Shore sits on the baord of Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks … They don’t allow Autistics to be involved in any meaningful manner and they are still currently overriding Autistic people’s voices in legislation — Autistics are the largest minority group in the WORLD and why do NON-Autistics have all the say in our care, and exclude us from representation in legislation about us and are quoted speaking about us – but no one thought to interview an autistic person for this story?
Where’s an Autisitic quote in this? Do you publish other stories on communities, about those communities and never speak to anyone who is actually apart of that community?
Did the reporter or this paper contact any autistic-led groups on this story to quote? Where’s our representation in journalism? Basic requirement, talk to the people you report on … not people who talk about us without us.
Eve Reiland

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Thursday, Ellis Hospital in Schenectady opened the first-ever emergency room to earn the Certified Autism Center (CAC) designation in the country.

CEO of Ellis Hospitals Paul Milton said, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 45 adults and 1 in 54 children in the United States fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Milton also says that “autism is a spectrum disorder so individual’s experiences can vary widely and that is the training and the certification that provides for best practices as well as understanding and how to work with patients.”

Source: https://dailygazette.com/article/2020/06/04/ellis-hospital-emergency-room-earns-certified-autism-center-designation

2 Replies to “Ellis Hospital emergency room earns certified autism center designation | W/Note Via Eve Reiland”

  1. Hello! Actually, the training and certification program the hospital completed was created with clinical experts AND people with autism (people with autism directly contributing to content and reviewing the program), and IBCCES has multiple adults with autism on our board who again contribute to and help create our trianing content. The program through IBCCES is not related to Autism Speaks at all. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to info@ibcces.org


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