Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa February 22, 2013

[Note: Links below are original to the email, or article, and it’s very possible they no longer work.]

News10 new results for autism
Parents of children with autism – what does finding a cure mean?
The Guardian (blog)
The high numbers of children diagnosed with autism (one in 88 in the US) has gained the disorder much media attention. Even as the search for a cure continues to move forward – just this week a study in Norway found that women who took folic acid were 
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The Guardian (blog)
Autism Is Not a Parenting Fail
Huffington Post
We didn’t create the model of autism that says they are Not Normal and must learn to be Normal. We didn’t create a developmental timeline that doesn’t allow for variations for those children that just need more time. We didn’t look at the outside 
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SynapDx gets $2M for early autism test
Boston Business Journal (blog)
According to a statement from SynapDx, the investment will go toward clinical development of its blood-based autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic test, which is designed to identify children with autism by the age of 3, earlier than the current 
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Romo’s Potential for Autism
Often I have written about mobile applications and their impact on children with autism. Some have been pretty basic, some have been very useful, and some have been just plain fun. All of them have been smartphone or tablet related, which highlights 
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Do we really need a cure for autism?
The Guardian
Seventy years ago, child psychiatrist Leo Kanner described what was then an extremely rare disorder, autism. This complex neurodevelopmental disorder – which affects an individual’s ability to communicate and interact socially and is often accompanied 
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The Guardian
Unlocking autism
Baraboo News Republic
Earlier this month, the family organized a “tip night” at Pizza Ranch, with all tips and 10 percent of the evening’s dinner proceeds going to Team Drake, which will participate in an autism walk in April. The “tip night” raised $525 in tips alone, all 
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Dachel Media Update: Autism Gap, Schools, Flu Vaccine
Age of Autism
As the Assistant Director of the Emory Autism Center, Michael Morrier says he gets more than a half dozen calls from desperate parents every day. “‘I get phone calls from parents, probably seven a day, that want to know what we offer and we tell them 
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Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Man With Autism, Caretaker
MyFox Philadelphia
We’re following breaking news out of Camden, where police say an off-duty officer shot a man with autism and his caretaker. SkyFOX was live over the 2800 block of Arthur Avenue around dinnertime Friday. Officials tell FOX 29 a 21-year-old man with 
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The Autism Gap: What Works
“In each class, one third of the children have a diagnosis of autism and two thirds are typically developing children.” Morrier explains, “Deficits in social behavior are sort of the hallmark of autism. So we feel in order to teach normalized social 
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Does Being a Girl “Protect” a Child From Autism? (blog)
Nearly five times as many boys as girls are diagnosed with autism. 1 out 54 boys has an autismspectrum disorder (ASD) while 1 out of 252 girls does, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Indeed, rare have been the 
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Blogs1 new result for autism
Traits opposite of stereotypical autism? – General Autism Discussion
Wrong Planet – Aspergers and Autism Community.  Shameful – Autism in France – Trailer Released  I’m curious how many people have traits that are opposite from the stereotypical autism spectrum disorders, yet still have an ASD dx.
Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums
Web2 new results for autism
Why Girls May Be Protected Against Autism – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Boys outnumber girls when it comes to autism diagnoses, and researchers may have uncovered one reason why.…
Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females 
Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females.


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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