Archived | Registration Open for Day on the Hill 2010; Autism Society Conference Call for Papers Deadline Next Week! | Circa December `17, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly


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.


Autism Society of America’s e-newsletter

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NEWS

Registration Open for Day on the Hill 2010

The political spectrum in the United States today directly impacts the autism spectrum, from educational policies to federal funding for key disability programs to Medicaid reform, meaningful insurance reform and other policy initiatives. To ensure that families affected by autism are heard in Washington and beyond, the Autism Society invites autism advocates to attend its “Day on the Hill 2010,” February 24-25, 2010, at the Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209. Read more …

Autism Society CEO Joins National Health Council Board

The Autism Society is excited to announce that our President and CEO, Lee Grossman, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Health Council (NHC). Read More …

Help Us Make ASA-Net Better!ASA-Net is looking for feedback. What stories make it an essential read for you? What would you like to see more of? Help the Autism Society improve our e-newsletter by filling out this survey. Thank you for your input!

Don’t Miss the Next Sensory Friendly Film!

The next Sensory Friendly Film will be Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 on January 9 at 10 a.m. local time in select AMC theatres nationwide. Find a location near you at www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms

ADVOCACY

Autism Society Applauds New Legislation to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

U.S. Representatives George Miller (D-CA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) introduced  the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (H.R. 4247) December 9, which would for the first time protect children from restraint or seclusion in schools. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) also introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Read more …

Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations

On December 14, the U.S. Senate passed the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill by a vote of 57-35. This action followed a vote of 60-34 on Saturday, December 12, to end debate on the bill. The House of Representatives passed the bill on December 10 by a vote of 221-202. The House and Senate votes clear the measure to be signed by President Obama. The Omnibus Appropriations bill contains virtually all federal spending for disability programs. Read more …

Autism Insurance Coverage Passes Ohio House

On December 8, the Ohio House passed HB 8 – Autism Insurance Coverage. The bill will cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other medically necessary treatments prescribed by an insured’s treating physician or psychologist. Read more

RESEARCH

Sights and Sounds of Emotion Trigger Big Brain Responses

Researchers at the University of York in the U.K. have identified a part of the brain that responds to both facial and vocal expressions of emotion. The scientists believe that the finding could help in the study of autism and other neuro-developmental disorders in which face perception challenges occur. Read more …

Children with Autism Show Slower Pupil Responses, MU Study Finds

In a new study, University of Missouri scientists found that children with autism have slower pupil responses to light change. The researchers have developed a pupil response test that has been 92.5 percent accurate in identifying children with autism. Read more …EDUCATION

Institute on Disability 2010 Research to Practice Series

The 2010 Research to Practice Series from the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability focuses on several unique strategies for developing effective, outcome-based educational experiences that promote the successful transition of students with disabilities and at-risk students to their chosen post-secondary experiences. Read more …

CONFERENCES

Autism Society Conference Call for Papers—Closing Next Week!

There’s still time to submit your presentation to the Autism Society National Conference Call for Papers before it closes Monday, December 21. The National Conference, to be held in Dallas July 7-10, 2010, brings experts and families together in energetic forums to address the full range of lifespan issues facing those affected by autism today. Read more …

Autism: Hope in Action Workshop

Nourishing Hope will present a full-day workshop called, “Autism: Hope in Action” on January 30, 2010, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Read more …

RESOURCES

New Book Offers Help for Homeschooling

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a new book by Kathy Kuhl, offers help for those whose have a loved one falling through the cracks in school, those who already homeschool a child who has trouble learning, or those working with children with learning and attention problems. Read more …

“The Autism Handbook”

The new book The Autism Handbook is a snapshot of some of the children author Jack E. George has worked with during his years in the California school system. It is layered with information on diagnosis, dealing with the American school systems and parental advice. Read more …

Autism Society
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301.657.0881 or 1.800.3AUTISM



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.



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