Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa December 8, 2012


[Note: Links are original to the email and most likely don’t work anymore.]

News8 new results for autism
 
Learning to Understand His Son’s Autism, Discovering Federal Policy Gaps
National Journal
The National Journal Political Landscape is a weekly conversation about the news of the day with National Journal writers, editors and outside experts. Ron Fournier, National Journal’s editorial director, called it his “Max Braverman moment.” Ron’s son 
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Skater crosses country for autism
Monroe News Star
His ultimate goal is to raise awareness for AutismSpeaks.org, the world’s largest autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities. Patrick stayed overnight at the residence of Monroe Police Sgt 
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A blood test for autism?
KTVQ Billings News
The blood-based test appears to predict autism relatively accurately, at least among boys, and has already been licensed to a company, SynapDx, for commercial development. In an e-mail statement to TIME, a spokeswoman for SynapDx said the company 
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Adults with Autism Report Shortcomings in Health Care
PsychCentral.com
According to researchers from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), adults with autism, who represent about 1 percent of the adult population in the United States, report significantly worse health care experiences than their non-autistic 
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PsychCentral.com
The Age of Autism Book
Age of Autism
One of the guilty pleasures of covering the autism story lo these many years is to witness the spectacle of arrogant, ignorant “experts” weighing in on the issue — supposedly on the side of science, or, as they often think of it, Science — and making 
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Mangalore: Awareness on ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Held at FMMC
Daijiworld.com
Mangalore, Dec 8: A day-long awareness programme on ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Intervention for Young Children’ was held here at Decenial Hall, FMMC on Friday December 7. The programme was inaugurated by Dr P S Yedapadithaya, registrar 
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BG Teachers To Belt Out Tunes For Autism
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
The musical competition showcases enthusiastic staff members who have volunteered to perform before a packed audience of students and staff, all in the name of raising funds for AutismSpeaks. Last year’s event raised over $1,500 for this cause.
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Brian Hooker’s Testimony from Congressional Autism Hearing
Mothering
Brian Hooker at the very last minute was not allowed to testify at the hearing, doesn’t know who blocked him, but he was asked to testify on Monday, but informed late Wednesday, the day before, he would not be. Brian has made over 100 FOA requests over 
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Blogs1 new result for autism
 
we were together until i said no sex for now – Love and Dating
First of all, having just been ‘diagnosed’ on the autism scale yesterday, is it possible to be autistic, whatever level, and have such strong emotions around one person, experiencing jealousy to such an extent that I have felt intensely jealous [of 
Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums
Web2 new results for autism
 
A blood test for autism? – CNN.com
Earlier detection of autism, relying on markers in the blood, may help more children to take advantage of helpful behavioral therapies.
www.cnn.com/2012/12/07/health/time-blood…/index.html
Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says – healthfinder.gov
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism are nine times more likely than other children to be taken to the emergency department for mental 
healthfinder.gov/News/newsstory.aspx?docid=671328


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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