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News 10 new results for autism
Autism swimming event returns to Miami Springs
After a summer filled with swimming lessons, local children will gather at the Miami Springs Pool for the annual “I Swim for Autism” event. The event will take See all stories on this topic » 
Autism Link to Mercury in Fish Not Supported
MedPage Today
Despite that growing body of evidence, the researchers noted that there continues to be public concern that mercury exposure and autism spectrum disorder See all stories on this topic » 
Autism study: IU professor helps develop new approach to treat 
Indianapolis Star
A teen with autism participates in a study that helped develop a new technique for diagnosing and treating the condition. Indiana University School of Medicine See all stories on this topic » 
New Autism Screening Tool Uses Digital Maps Of Patient Movement
A new method for screening for autism has recently been developed, and unlike current tests it does not rely on subjective measures. By including important See all stories on this topic » 
Autism center uses former St. Joseph convent
Sioux City Catholic Globe
So when a new nonprofit designed to serve individuals and families impacted by autism came together overwhelmingly smooth, organizers were amazed.See all stories on this topic » 
Autism Training Center director at MU named Professional of the Year
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Barbara Becker-Cottrill, executive director of the West Virginia AutismTraining Center (WVATC) at Marshall University, was recently See all stories on this topic » 
Mercury And Autism Not Linked, Again
In the latest study with this ‘sentinel population’, reseachers again have found no link, this time between autistic behaviors and maternal mercury exposure See all stories on this topic » 
Autism Run to Be Held Aug. 3
Southern Pines Pilot
All Moore County residents and beyond are invited to participate in an upcoming activity that combines fitness with a good cause. The inaugural Autism See all stories on this topic » 
Autism, ADHD occur together, research shows
The News International
Almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a rate that’s three times higher than it is in the See all stories on this topic » 
Autism to be discussed on ‘Healthline’
Middletown Press
MIDDLETOWN >> Kim Newgass, director of Outreach and Special Services for Autism Services and Resources Connecticut is the guest on the next edition of See all stories on this topic » 
Blogs 10 new results for autism
Autism Not Linked to Mercury Exposure, Shows Study | WebProNews
Sean Patterson
Vaccines have already been eliminated as a cause of autism, but prenatal mercury exposure has still been suspected as a cause of the condition. Expecting Top News – WebProNews
Drake apologizes for autism slur in ‘Jodeci Freestyle,’ will remove 
tschwartzI share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused,” Drake writes in an apology for “Jodeci Freestyle.”Pop2it
Drake And J. Cole Apologise For Autism Lyric | Drake | News | MTV UK
Hip hop stars Drake and J. Cole have apologised for using offensive lyrics about autism in a new track, deciding to remove the lines altogether. J. Cole was MTV UK News
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior 
The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food.WebMD Health News Center – The latest breaking health news and alerts
Folding mat reveals motor deficits in severe autism — 
Jessica Wright CIR Systems/GAITRite.
Portable test: This mat finds that people with autism point their left foot outward, rather than forward, when walking. Using a portable mat – Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
A California garbage man has big impact on boy with autism
Angela Gree, KSEE
Meet Frank Diaz, Fresno city garbage man. Everyday he gets into his truck, drives through neighborhoods and picks up trash with pride. It’s his job, his livelihood NBC Latino
Autism and Puberty: What You Need to Know | BlogHer
Shannon Des Roches Rosa
I am officially the parent of not one but two adolescents. Of two young people hard-wired to vacillate between sweetness and raging defiance. To make matters BlogHer
Connecting Minds Network :: Rapper apologizes for autism lyric
CM Network
SAN DIEGO – Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. Cole says in a blog post Sunday that he doesn’t agree Connecting Minds Network
No link between prenatal mercury exposure and autism
Mary Conneely
Whether or not mercury exposure causes or contributes to autism has been the subject of much debate among parents and the medical community. Now, a new Advocacy in Action
Immunization and Autism; The Apple Anti-trust case puzzle « Chaos 
jerrypournelleView 783 Wednesday, July 24, 2013. It hasn’t been all funk. I’ve managed to do some fiction and got a few other things done around here. But I did come down Chaos Manor – Jerry Pournelle
Web 7 new results for autism
Eli, Inspiring Boy With Autism, Gives Brave Graduation Speech This was originally posted on Huffington Post as ‘Eli, Inspiring Boy With Autism, Gives Brave 6th Grade Graduation Speech (VIDEO)’…/eli-inspiring-boy-autism-gives-brave…
A Blood Test For Autism Begins Clinical Trials, With A Little Help 
A Massachusetts-based biotech firm that’s creating a blood test for autism just got a major boost, from Google. SynapDx announced a $15.4 million funding…/a-blood-test-for-autism-begins-clinical…
Man faces 10 years in arson fire at autism learning center – Las 
A Las Vegas man who worked for an autism education business pleaded guilty Tuesday to arson in an April fire at a competing facility, federal prosecutors…/man-faces-10-years-arson-fire-autis…
Biome | Analysing autism – BioMed Central
Autism has been linked to abnormal connectivity patterns in the brain, particularly in the under-connectivity of the long distance tracts | Research published by…/unraveling-the-autistic-mind-thro…
Autism Night Out in Montgomery County |
Montgomery County Police are hosting Autism Night Out Thursday. The event is an effort to give parents, public safety personnel and community members a…/autism-night-out-in-montgomery-county-91…
Autism NOW’s Co-Director Receives National Honor | The Arc Blog
Earlier this month, Amy Goodman, Co-Director of the Autism NOW Center, received the Outstanding Advocate of the Year award from The Autism Society of…/autism-nows-co-director-receives-national-h…
Drake apologizes for J. Cole’s autism lyric | Jewish Telegraphic 
“I’m artistic,” while others are “autistic, retarded,” Cole rapped in “Jodeci Freestyle,” his collaboration with Drake. Many (shockingly!) found this incredibly…/drake-apologizes-for-j-coles-autism-lyric


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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