Autism Cabal meets and networks: Human Genome Project Celebration Dinner
Bob & Suzanne Wright, Jim & Marilyn Simons, Harry & Laura Slatkins, Tom Insel, Deedra Blair
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) founded by Jim & Marilyn Simons who are “affected by autism.”
Autism Genome Project Launched (AGP) launched by National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)
This will later become known as Autism Speaks’ MSSNG & Spectrum10K???
IAN was established in 2006 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and was funded by Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation.
IAN is an online (research registry) database that connects family members of autistic people with researchers in an effort to help solve the many problems associated with autism
Today there are over 30,000 individuals registered on IAN.
On April 2, 2007 the Interactive Autism Network was founded by Drs. Paul and Kiely Law at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
The IAN project is supported by grant money from a non-profit organization called Autism Speaks. (Via wiki.)
February 13, 2006
NAAR Merges with Autism Speaks
Bringing on board NAAR founders Eric London, Karen Margulis London
Autism linked to genetic glitches
“This year, the scientists who are part of the Autism Genome Project discovered a number of novel autism susceptibility genes that are helping us understand the biological basis of autism. In fact, these findings were recently featured by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009.”
March 24, 2009
Autism Science Foundation (ASF) founded by Alison Tepper Singer & Karen Margulis London, parents of an Autistic.
Alison Singer and Karen Margulis leave Autism Speaks to launch this organization.
Autism Genome Project Archive
Touched by Autism Speaks
Related to Autism Genome Project ….
International Autism Network (IAN)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
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.