Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa September 4, 2014

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

autismDaily update ⋅ September 4, 2014
NEWS Mom: Ice Bucket Challenge turned into sick joke against son with

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Police are investigating an alleged case of bullying involving a teenager with autism who took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Mom says son with autism lured into sick joke under guise of Ice Bucket Challenge – fox4kc.comFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant 
WBIR-TVTeen with Autism connection will call softball gameWBIR-TV
The Alcoa versus Union Grove game will also raise awareness about Autism. Here come the Lady Tornadoes on the field. Take the field,” Carl Chen …Flag as irrelevant 
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Autism study, potential diabetes and obesity center among BRAF’s new initiativesThe Times-Picayune –
Addressing autism and promoting the development of a major medical center for diabetes and obesity are among the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s …Flag as irrelevant 
Brains of children with autism teem with surplus synapses
SFARI News Clustered connections: In children with autism, synapses remain dense over time (bottom), rather than declining in number as they do in controls (top).Flag as irrelevant 
Chico parents, educators talk about autismChico Enterprise-RecordCHICO >> Say the word “autism” and people will immediately conjure a range of images, but a group of educators and parents said the term simply …Flag as irrelevant 
Hope For People With Autism
She’s the CEO of AutismSees, a startup dedicated to creating technology – apps – to help people with autism make successful public presentations.Flag as irrelevant 
SynapDx developing diagnostic test for autism spectrum disorderMedCity Newsautism
 We don’t know the exact cause of autism – it has both environmental and genetic influences – but we do know that prevalence has increased …Flag as irrelevant 
Some with autism take entrepreneurial leap
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Cottle is one of a few known small-business owners with autism. … There are varying degrees of autism, but even autistic people with the greatest …Flag as irrelevant 
ThinkProgressAutism Parents Reply to CNN: ‘Hear This Well’The Epoch Times27, when CNN aired a segment in which three anchors sought to dismiss all concern that vaccines could be unsafe or cause autism—citing “67 …Flag as irrelevant 
Join The O Show Walk Team For Autism SpeaksKiss 95.1 – Charlotte’s #1 Hit Music Station ⋅ Otis “O” ShowMy niece Sidnee (pictured left) was diagnosed with mild Autism 2 years ago. My brother had to come back from being deployed in Germany to help …Flag as irrelevant 
New toolkit available: Accessing Home and Community-Based ServicesAutism NOW Center ⋅ The Autism NOW CenterThe Autism NOW Center is the nation’s source for resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other …Flag as irrelevant 
Autism and the Green Party New Brunswick 2014 Election Platform
Facing Autism in New Brunswick ⋅ H L DohertyI was pleased to see some autism issues addressed in the Green Party 2014 election platform. Much as I like the Green Party, particularly leader …Flag as irrelevant 
Epigenetic processes and autism: focusing on immune function?
Questioning Answers ⋅ Paul Whiteley
A blog post discussing further research hinting at epigenetic differences associated with autism and a potentially important role for inflammation and …Flag as irrelevant 
2014 Run for AutismRe-Education Services ⋅ adminRe-Ed’s a nnual Run for Autism is scheduled for Saturday Oct 4. You can run the 5k or join in a one mile walk. There is also a kids dash prior to the 5k …Flag as irrelevant 
Hope For People With Autism: iPresentWell and AutismSeesPublic Words ⋅ Nick MorganShe’s the CEO of AutismSees, a startup dedicated to creating technology – apps – to help people with autism make successful public presentations.Flag as irrelevant 


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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