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Note/Warning:

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 workIn 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.


Note: The links included are from the original email and most likely don’t work.

Autism Society of America’s e-newsletter

Autism Society and Education.com Launch Special Edition on Asperger’s

Syndrome

Education.com, a leading Web destination for parents of school-aged children, and the Autism Society have teamed up to launch the Special Edition on Asperger’s Syndrome, which will give readers access to the latest information on Asperger’s Syndrome along with original articles from world experts and educators. Read more …

Rock the Boat for Autism Rows Home

This summer, five men rowed up the Atlantic Coast to make a difference in the lives of people affected by autism. “Rock the Boat for Autism” was the brainchild of John Lose and Ryan Meyer, both lifeguards in Wildwood, N.J. Inspired by Meyer’s sister, who is affected by autism, they recruited friends Larry Maher, James O’Donoghue and Daniel McCann to join them on the journey from Boca Raton, Fla., to Sea Isle City, N.J., to raise autism awareness. Read more …

Special Encore Sensory Friendly Film this September

The next AMC-Autism Society Sensory Friendly Film will be Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a new animated feature inspired by the classic children’s storybook. This month includes a special encore presentation on September 26 at 10 a.m. local time in select AMC theatres. Find a location near you at www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms

ADVOCACY

Help Military Families Get the Services Their Children with Autism Need!

Recently both the House and the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, with a crucial difference between the two versions: the House’s version included an amendment from Congressman Joe Sestak that gives military families affected by autism access to the ABA therapy they need. Although the bipartisan and detailed Sestak Amendment was not included in the Senate version, it isn’t too late! Send the Armed Service Committee members an email explaining the crucial need for the Sestak Amendment to be included in the final bill. Read more …

IACC Scientific Workshop Next Week

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee will hold a scientific workshop September 30-October 1 at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda, Md. The workshop goals are to gain input on gaps in the strategic plan for autism research, opportunities for advancing research and knowledge, and suggestions for prioritizing objectives, and several Autism Society members will be giving presentations at the workshop. Read more …

Highlights of Baucus Health-Care Reform Bill

Senator Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, recently released the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. Several other Finance Committee members stated they have significant concerns with the bill, which is anticipated to cost approximately $774 billion over 10 years. Read more …

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funds Released for Education

The second and last installment of ARRA funding for education programs has been released to the states. Programs receiving their payments include the IDEA State Grant, the IDEA Early Intervention State Grant and the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grant.

Update on FY 2010 Appropriations

With the start of fiscal year 2010 less than two weeks away, both Houses of Congress are expected to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating on October 1. Read more …

RESEARCH

New Research-Based Guide for Educators

The state of Texas recently released the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET). Written in a user-friendly manner, this document overviews the diagnosis and educational implications of autism spectrum disorders as well as evaluation instruments, and interventions for students with ASD. Read more …

National Autism Center Releases Report on Autism Treatments

The National Autism Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), has just released its National Standards ReportRead more …

Study on Alternative Therapy Published

A research team at Western Oregon University led by Dr. Louisa Silva, a board-certified M.D., Chinese medical practitioner and university professor, recently published a report finding that Qigong (Chee-gong) massage can have a positive effect on children with autism. Read more …

EDUCATION

Developing Minds Software Releases DDtrac Upgrade to Enable IEP Generation 

Developing Minds Software recently announced significant upgrades to DDtrac, the company’s special education data-tracking software. The improvements include an Individualized Education Program (IEP) generator that is fully integrated with the DDtrac system. Read more …

CONFERENCES



Save the Date for 2010 Autism Society Conference

Save the date! The Autism Society’s 2010 Conference will be in Dallas, Texas, July 7-10. The Call for Papers will open in early October. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Exhibitor information for our 2010 conference is now available on the conference website: www.autism-society.org/conference.

Recordings of the Autism Society 2009 Conference sessions are now available. To order, please go to the conference Web site: www.autism-society.org/conference. A sampling of conference videos is also posted on YouTube, including the keynote panel discussions on the future and culture of autism.

Check them out at www.youtube.com/TheAutismSociety.

RESOURCES

New Computer Program Teaches Following Directions

Special needs educational publishing company Super Duper® Publications has released HearBuilder™ -Following Directions, an interactive software program designed to help children with autism learn how to follow directions while they learn up to 40 basic concepts. Read more …

Model Me Confidence™ Now Available

Model Me Kids®, LLC, recently released its latest educational video for children and teenagers with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and developmental delays. Model Me Confidence™ helps teach techniques for building self-esteem through peer modeling. Read more …

New Social Networking Site for Autism

MyAUTISMcommunity.com is designed for family members, loved ones and professionals whose lives are touched by people with autism. The site is designed for communities to come together, share knowledge, ask questions and provide support. 



Note/Warning:

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 workIn 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.



Warning: This is quackery. “Natural” and other products and pseudoscience practices promoted for ‘healing, recovery, cure’ have harmed and even killed Autistics worldwide.

Now these extremist fringe groups have expanded to gaslight the public on COVID-19 ‘cures, healing, recovery” and many other arenas.

The Autistic Community is very familiar with quack cults like this … we’ve been battling the same group who has had many identifying names like: Mercury Mob/Mafia, Antivaxxers, BleachCult, and many more. These folks and organizations also battle Autistics over our civil and human rights. The names change, but the people, for the most part, remain the same.

Fact: Autistics are not vaccine-injured and Vaccines do not cause autism.

PSA: Don’t Drink Bleach.



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