Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa January 7, 2018

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autismDaily update ⋅ January 7, 2018
NEWS 
Autism Rates
Appear to Have Finally Plateaued in The US, But Doctors Don’t Know WhyScienceAlert

Based on surveys of more than 30,000 parents, the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was 2.41 percent in the US between 2014 and 2016, with no statistically significant increase across that time. However, the new estimate from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a higher …Flag as irrelevant 
How the autism bill passed in Alabama: An oral history
Montgomery Advertiser

In a lengthy, months-long battle in 2017, a group of parents and families – with the help of politicians and lobbyists – managed to pass HB 284, a bill that mandated coverage of behavioral therapies for children with autism. The passage was a rare example in the Alabama Legislature of a bill passing …Flag as irrelevant 
LabCorp patents autism diagnosis method
Burlington Times News

The method is stated to aid in the diagnosis of five autism spectrum disorders, all of which fall under the umbrella of pervasive developmental disorders: autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett’s disorder, and nonspecific pervasive developmental disorders.Flag as irrelevant 
Bay area organization aims to help those with autism achieve success

News 13 Orlando

“It’s people with autism, their families coming together first and really starting to create that momentum of what can happen if we start getting together and sharing resources,” Westa said. “And then, it’s the business community coming together to say yes we want to open our arms to understanding this.”.Flag as irrelevant 
Autism: the earlier children are assessed and treatment begins, the more successful outcomes can …
Reading Eagle

She believes a big piece of the autism puzzle is early assessment and getting a game plan in place that encompasses the big picture of language, food, sleep, allergies and the home environment, all puzzle pieces determining the need for help at home and the type of school a child should attend.Flag as irrelevant 
Prenatal vitamins may help protect against autism
BabyCenter (blog)

Regardless of any link to autism, taking prenatal vitamins is a no-brainer if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant because it helps protect your baby from spinal cord and brain defects. Even if you’re eating a healthy diet, which is also important, it’s difficult to get all the nutrients your baby needs …Flag as irrelevant 
Game on in Coffs for people on autism spectrum
Coffs Coast Advocate

A SOCIAL gaming group is being formed on the Coffs Coast for people on the autism spectrum. Local retailer Good Games Coffs Harbour has formed a partnerships with the Mid Coast Communities’ Ability Links to offer the program. The first gathering will be held from 10am on Saturday, January 13, …Flag as irrelevant 
Cold puts runners to the test
Sunbury Daily Item
It’s just another race day,” the Lock Haven woman said as she participated in the fifth annual CJ’s Resolution Challenge to benefit autism research. Race organizer Janell Weaver, of Lewisburg, was astonished at the large turnout to the three-hour race that began at 9 a.m. in below-freezing temperatures …Flag as irrelevant 
Parents Fight to Record School Day of Son With Disabilities

U.S. News & World Report

The family of a Maine student with autism and a rare neurological syndrome that affects his speaking ability is fighting for him to be able to carry an … are fighting against a southern Maine school district to allow their non-verbal autistic son to carry an audio-recording device at school to ensure he’s being …Flag as irrelevant 
Libor families hit back at SFO with further claims of non-experts

Telegraph.co.uk

The letter criticised the SFO’s choice of a psychologist and psychiatrist that they believe did not specialise in autism when addressing Tom Hayes’ diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, in 2015. It said that Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a director at the Autism Research Centre in …Flag as irrelevant 
WEB 
Highwood Autism Psychiatrists

Psychology Today

Find Autism Psychiatrists in Highwood, Lake County, Illinois, get help from a Highwood AutismPsychiatrist in Highwood.Flag as irrelevant 
2018 Autism Awareness Puzzle Run
GoFundMeI

will be hosting a 5K/1 Mile Fun Run-n-Roll event on April 21st, 2018 for autism awareness month. All proceeds from the race will go to The Child Study Center located in Fort Worth, Texas. The Child Study Center is a non-profit organization that specializes in autism treatment and support for children 21 …Flag as irrelevant 
Children with autism spectrum disorder have unstable neural responses to sound

Springer Link

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diverse, manifesting in a wide array of phenotypes. However, a consistent theme is reduced communicative and social abilities. Auditory processing deficits have been.Flag as irrelevant 
Essential Oils for Children with Autism and ADHD

Donors Choose

My students need essential oils to help with peace, calming, focus and attention. As a school social worker, many of the students I work with struggle with behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder and ADD/ADHD. They struggle to focus on learning as they fight battles…Flag as irrelevant 
Students With Autism Needs Reading and Social Skills Books!
Donors Choose

Students With Autism Needs Reading and Social Skills Books! My students need books to help them learn social skills that target self-regulation, how to handle bullying, and flexible thinking; additionally, reading comprehension skills books such as character traits, sequencing, plot, and problem and …Flag as irrelevant 


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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