Snapshot | Google Alert: Autism | Circa June 1, 2010

[Note: The links below are original to the email and most likely don’t work anymore]

Google News Alert for: autism

Autism test maker secures $9m
Boston Globe
SynapDx Corp., a new Waltham company that aims to develop tests for the early detection of autism, yesterday announced the completion of a $9 million round 
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San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Learning to read with autism
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
As parents of children with children with autism and learning disabilities know, sometimes you have to try several methods before you find one that clicks 
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Trained dogs helping to aid Quebec children with autism
Montreal Gazette
The diagnosis, when it finally came, was autism: a neurological disorder that essentially changes the way the brain processes information, and can therefore 
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Service dog denied to help autistic child in school
From left, Paul Ciriacks and wife Milka try to get their son Caleb, 6, who has severe autism to pet Eddy, an autism service dog that assists and calms Caleb 
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Living With Autism: When Our Kids Become Adults
Huffington Post (blog)
As Neal celebrates his 16th birthday, I am met with the realities of parenting a child with severe autism. Neal will always need me to care for him. 
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Berkeley Daily PlanetTroubling Autism News
Berkeley Daily Planet
There were three troubling news items this past two weeks relating to Autism. Two relate to police violence, and the third sadly involves Hershey’s Foods 
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Wine dinner at Estero’s Grillroom to benefit autism
Naples Daily News
I’ma regular fundraiser for Autism Speaks, so the cause immediately came to mind.” The hors d’oeuvres course, featuring Domaine St. Michelle Brut Sparkling 
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The Robot Uprising Against Autism (blog)
And for the autistic children Bandit treats, this disconnect from realism is entirely the point. While even close family members can have extreme difficulty 
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Local autistic teen a virtuoso on the piano
Even more remarkable is the fact that Nathan has autism. But his developmental disability doesn’t interfere with his masterful and moving performance on the 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Autism– A Matter Of The Brain’s Connections
By jenwong 
Mental retardation in autism is known to arise from a plethora of rare de novo mutations of key protein components in the synapse- the basic neuronal connection in the brain’s hardware. In a recent study published in Nature Genetics, 
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Autism in the News – Tuesday, 06.01.10 « Autism Speaks Official Blog
By Autism Speaks 
New research on behavioral treatment for autism has been released by the Chicago Children’s Clinic, advancing previous findings that parents can play a critical role in a child’s autism treatment. The clinic, which provides specialized 
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Connecticut Works on Autism & Disability Employment Legislation 
By Age of Autism 
Managing Editor’s Note: I live in Connecticut and was impressed to learn about HB5435 which includes a provision for a tax credit for hiring those with disabilities, and includes autism. We need to tackle the issues of autism at all…
The Robot Uprising Against Autism | Gizmodo Australia
By Mark Wilson 
This is Bandit, a robot that’s modelled after a human but manages to look unmistakeably synthetic. And for the autistic children Bandit treats, this d…
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Research gives hope for autism diagnosis | The Autism News
By The Autism News 
Scientists at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence who performed the MRI scans as part of a three-year study had to overcome the challenge of getting their young, and often rambunctious, subjects to remain perfectly still so that clear 
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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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