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The “Autism Community” is not the Autistic Community | The Autism Community was created by non-Autistic led organizations and includes mostly parents, professionals and their friends. 
Most of what the world know about Autism is sourced from the non-autistic “Autism Community.”

Stars such as Debra MessingAlfred Molina and Zachary Quinto are gearing up to perform Acts of Love in support of Autism Speaks.

Acts of Love is Autism Speaks’ annual awards reception celebrating those who have made a difference in the Autism Community. The event raises funds and awareness which allows Autism Speaks to continue its work in finding a cure for autism.

International performers and celebrities including Adam ArkinBenjamin Bratt, Austin Butler and Michael Chiklis, make up some of the cast which will perform an array of readings and quotes for the 7th Annual Acts of Love event.

Also taking part are Emmanuelle ChriquiGary Cole, Michaela Conlin, Keith David, Carla Gugino, John Heard, Mary McDonnellCCH PounderAmanda Seyfried, Amber Tamblyn and Lynn Whitfield.

Musical performances will include vocalist Niki Haris with Tim McAfee-Lewis & New Thought and The Agape House Band.

Many more celebrities are expected to walk the Red Carpet.

Autism affects 1 in 150 children born today, making it the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet still receives less than 5% of the research funding going to less prevalent childhood diseases. Autism Speaks aims to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders through funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism.

Acts of Love will take place Saturday, October 3rd, at Santa Monica City College on the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, starting at 5 p.m. with a VIP & Celebrity Pre-Show. The theater doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the performance and Awards Presentation.

To find out more or purchase tickets, visit the Acts of Love website.

There is currently a call for help with ticket sales and volunteers; those interested in getting involved “behind the scenes” should email Emma Petievich at epetievich@autismspeaks.org.


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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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