NEW YORK (March 10, 2006) – Supersmile, the ultra-premium whitening oral care system most often recommended by cosmetic dentists worldwide, announced today that it will earmark a percentage of sales of its best-selling Professional Whitening System to Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund crucial autism research. Each Whitening System box will carry the following label:
The Supersmile Professional Whitening System, selected for this purpose specifically because its position as the company’s best-selling item, consists of two distinct elements; Supersmile Advanced Formula Whitening and Supersmile Professional Whitening Accelerator. It is the only system that effectively whitens natural teeth as well as restoring bonded teeth, veneers, caps and dentures to their original whiteness, safely, effectively and without sensitivity, simply by brushing twice daily.
The Supersmile Total Oral Care & Whitening product line was developed by Dr. Irwin Smigel, the president of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics who has been at the forefront of every advance in cosmetic dentistry since the 1960’s – and who has been acknowledged as “The Father of Aesthetic Dentistry” by the New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Smigel and his wife, Supersmile CEO and President Lucia Smigel, together with their entire family, have been very active in supporting autism research and education since the Smigels’ youngest grandson, Daniel, was diagnosed with autism six years ago.
Both privately and through Supersmile, the Smigels have been sponsors of many events in support of the Autism Coalition, Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, as well as numerous educational institutions for people with autism. The Smigels’ teenaged grandson Russell Rutter has a written a manual that provides family members with practical information about how they can best relate to a child diagnosed with autism.
“We remain committed to finding the best way to educate the public about autism, developing new treatments and finding a cure.” said Dr. Smigel. “We congratulate Autism Speaks and its cofounders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, for the wonderful strides the organization continues to make and are happy to do what we can to support their important efforts.”
“Autism Speaks is incredibly grateful to Supersmile for this opportunity to make more people aware of the growing autism health crisis and raise vital funds to support autism research,” said Mrs. Wright.
Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 166 children, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of the growing autism epidemic and to raising money to fund scientists who are searching for a cure. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric and Chairman and CEO, NBC Universal. Autism Speaks and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) recently combined operations, bringing together two of the leading organizations dedicated to accelerating and funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increasing awareness of the nation’s fastest growing developmental disorder; and to advocating for the needs of affected families. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.
As a pioneering leader in the premium oral care and whitening market, Supersmile has received numerous awards, citations and commendations, including, most recently, the 2005 Shape of Beauty Award and the 2005 Men’s Health Grooming Award. The Professional Whitening System-as well as the balance of the extensive product assortment-is available nationally at better retail establishments including Barneys, Bath and Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Nordstrom and online at Victoriassecret.com, Sephora.com and at www.supersmile.com.
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.