Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa March 8, 2013


[Note: Links below are original to the email and most likely no longer work.]

News10 new results for autism
 
Autism Shock Therapy Practiced In US Is Torture, Says UN Official
Forbes
Some practices used as “therapy” for autism in the United States amount to torture, a U.N. representative says. The U.N.’s Juan Mendez is the organization’s special rapporteur on torture, and in his report examining torture worldwide, he’s called out 
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SynapDx, Illumina form autism alliance
Boston.com
SynapDx Corp., a Lexington company currently developing diagnostics for the earlier detection of autism, said it has formed an alliance with Illumina Inc., a California company that specializes in life sciences tools. A goal of the alliance is to 
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Autism doesn’t hold me back. I’m moving up the career ladder’
The Guardian
Link to video: Disability in the workplace: ‘we’re not rain man’. Jonathan Young has big plans for his career. The business analyst at Goldman Sachs is on the autisticspectrum. But this, he says, is not something he allows to hold him back. “I’m the 
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The Guardian
Police: Missing man with autism found safe
Chicago Tribune
UPDATE: Early Friday Chicago police said Alfred Caver was found safe and unharmed. No other details were released. A 19-year-old autistic man is missing from his South Side home, police said tonight while asking for the public’s help in finding him.
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‘Auti-Sim’ Game Simulates Life With Childhood Autism
Mashable
In a playground filled with gleeful shouts, you approach a group of children. Suddenly, your vision turns blurry and pixelated. The echoing screams become raucous. It’s the experience of sensory overload, according to a new game called Auti-Sim.
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MURRIETA: Young rider deals with autism
Press-Enterprise
Murrieta resident Ryan Dalton has been dealt some challenges. The 10-year-old Alta Murrieta student hasn’t let autism keep him from enjoying one of his favorite activities — dirt bike riding. His father, Mathew Dalton, has always loved motocross and 
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Press-Enterprise
DNA Sequencing Giant Illumina Joins Hunt for Autism Blood Test
MIT Technology Review
SynapDx is trying to develop a blood-based test that will catch most cases of autismspectrum disorders in children earlier than current methods (see “Can a Blood Test Detect Autism Early?”). The advantage would be that treatments seem to work better 
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MIT Technology Review
Auti-Sim: Providing Insight to Autism World
Technorati
Auti-Sim showing a child with autism in full meltdown. The screams you don As a parent, you want to understand your children. You want to comprehend what is going through their minds, and how to reach them. As a parent of a child with autism you have 
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Autism is focus of May conference
Pensacola News Journal
Malsberger said she hopes to attend a breakout session on how she can help ease the transition to college for her son, as well as overcoming some of the stumbling blocks people with autismface, such as not understanding social cues and becoming 
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New program for autism arrives in Mesa County
KKCO-TV
A new, intensive treatment program for children with autism has arrived to the Grand Valley. Strive, formerly known as Mesa Developmental Services, has launched Skills, which is based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. Patti Hoffman 
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Blogs2 new results for autism
 
New program for autism arrives in Mesa County
Strive is offering Skills, an applied behavior analysis program for autistic children.
KKCO – HomePage – Headlines
Defeating Autism – Parents’ Discussion
I am not sure I like the verbiage of “defeating” autism. I get kind of squicked out by it. There are good parts and bad parts and it isn’t that there aren’t a ton of obstacles (Check my posts for a multitude of examples.) but there are some good parts 
Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums


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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