Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | circa February 7, 2017

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autismDaily update ⋅ February 7, 2017
Questions for Daniel Geschwind: Making autism studies diverseSpectrumFor example, African-Americans constituted just over 2 percent of individuals in the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange, a large repository of genetic …Flag as irrelevant 
Search for missing teen with autism in Lake JacksonKHOU.comLAKE JACKSON, Texas- A search is underway for a missing teen with autism in Lake Jackson. According to the Lake Jackson Police Department, …Missing Lake Jackson teen with autism found safe – KTRK-TVFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
Autism sufferer, 15, is still missing despite villagers launching major search a week after he …Daily MailA vulnerable schoolboy is still missing despite villagers launching a massive search a week after he disappeared. Ben Thomas, 15, who has autism, …Have you seen this boy? Fears over autistic teenager who hasn’t been seen in a week – Get BucksFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforceMedical XpressMedicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autismalso help their parents keep their jobs, …Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce – EurekAlert (press release)Full Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
Adults With Autism: Scarce Funds & Wait ListsWUWFSince the year 2000, there have been a number of policies and regulations enacted on the state and federal level to help children with autism.Flag as irrelevant 
Autism Support Group to launch Feb. 9River TownsAutism affects one out of every 68 individuals, yet finding information in our local community is very difficult,” said Peg Scott, the group’s founding …15th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism – Richmond.comFederal law increases use of services for autism without raising out-of-pocket costs – EurekAlert (press release)Specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders – ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and AudiologistsFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
Sheriff: Two arrested after child with autism found in cageWBIR.comTwo East Tennessee residents are facing child abuse and neglect charges after authorities found a child with autism locked inside a cage. According …Two arrested after child with autism locked in cage – WRCB-TVDeputies: Child with autism locked in cage inside Tenn. home – WKRN.comChild with autism found locked in cage, deputies say – WNCNFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
Eighth Annual “Mardi Gras for Autism” Expects 4000 Attendees at Fullerton Cares Event Raising …EconoTimes06, 2017 — To support autism charities and special education, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill’s eighth annual FREE family carnival benefit, “Mardi Gras …Flag as irrelevant 
ASU student holds book review on his journey with autismWALB-TVASU junior and Author Jaylon O’Neal shared his autobiography titled “Autism: In My Own Word” during his book review Monday evening. (Source: …Flag as irrelevant 
What I wish for my son with autismAutism SpeaksThis blog post was written by Kathy Hooven and her son, Ryan, who has autism. You can read more about Kathy and her family on her blog, “The …Flag as irrelevant 
Investigating autism’s environmental risk factorsAutism SpeaksAutism Speaks provided additional research grants to broaden and fill gaps in the ambitious study. The goal: to deepen our understanding of how …Flag as irrelevant 
Teaching assistant AutismGuardian JobsTeaching assistant Autism in Graduate, Primary teaching with CLARUS EDUCATION. Apply Today.Flag as irrelevant 
ABA Tutor-Behavior Therapist-Autism TutorNorfolk CraigslistCome Join a Winning Team We are in need of experienced ABA technicians to work directly with children diagnosed with Autism.Flag as irrelevant 
ABA – Full TimeCraigslist San DiegoOur mission is to provide high quality, individualized intervention to children with autism, putting the needs of each child first so that they are met fairly …Flag as irrelevant 
(up to $50) (Online/At your home)Craigslist – Wyoming… to recruit participants into SPARK. Help us transform the understanding of autism and advance treatments by participating in the landmark research.Flag as irrelevant 
In-home Autism PractitionerMinnesota JobsProgram Summary: The Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Services (ASDSS) program at St. David’s Center is offered exclusively through Medica …Flag as irrelevant 
12-year-old boy with autism found after 3-hour searchStompIt took a nail-biting three hours or so before she received a call and learnt the boy, who has autism, had been found – at Changi Airport. Last Friday, Ms …Flag as irrelevant 
Improving therapeutic outcomes in autism spectrum disordersJournal of Psychiatric ResearchFor children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), social robots are increasingly utilized as therapeutic tools in order to enhance social skills and …Flag as irrelevant 
ToolsNational Institutes of HealthThe NIH offers bioinformatics and data management tools for the autism research community to facilitate data sharing and scientific collaboration.Flag as irrelevant 


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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