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January 11, 2011

Autism Society Partners with Wretches & Jabberers to Commemorate National Autism Awareness Month in April 2011


Autism Society Partners with Wretches & Jabberers to Commemorate National Autism Awareness Month in April 2011

The Autism Society is proud to partner with Academy Award®-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg to release her feature length documentary Wretches and Jabberers during National Autism Awareness Month in April 2011. Read more…

Wretches & Jabberers Soundtrack Released on iTunes 

The soundtrack for the new autism documentary Wretches & Jabberers is now available for purchase on iTunes. Take some time to listen, buy a copy and share it with your friends and family! Every purchase will help the Autism Society’s work to advocate for adult services and support. Read more…

Don’t Miss the Next Sensory Friendly Film! 

Join AMC Theatres and the Autism Society on February 12 for a special showing of Gnomeo & Juliet. We will be showing the movie at 10 a.m. local time in participating theatres nationwide. For more information or to find a theatre near you, visit

Don’t miss the Sensory Friendly Films showing of Yogi Bear at AMC Bay Plaza 13, 2210 Bartow Ave., Bronx, N.Y. 10475 this Saturday, January 15. The previously scheduled January 8 showing was postponed due to snow. 

Autism Journeys: Susan

In Autism Journeys, we ask individuals on the spectrum, professionals and family members of all kinds to share their stories of what they have learned in their journeys with autism. This week, a mother shares the strong relationship she has with her daughter. Read More…

Autism Headlines Weekly

The Autism Society brings you the most important autism news from around the Web. This week, the state of research on autism and the environment, a study about pregnancy and autism risk, and a look into an Autism Society support group. Read more…


Report on Government Progress in Autism Research and Services Shared in Congress

On the afternoon of January 7, 2011, U.S. Representatives Mike Doyle (PA-14) and Chris Smith (NJ-4) released a report describing the federal government’s work on autism research and services since the CombatingAutism Act (CAA) of 2006 was enacted four years ago. Read more…

Statement by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on Congressional Passage of Important Legislation to Improve Housing for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

On December 21, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the U.S. Senate in passing the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act and the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Act. These two bills will make a variety of improvements to HUD’s existing supportive housing programs for extremely low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Read more…

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to Hold Full Committee Meeting

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a full committee meeting open to the public on Tuesday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time in Rockville, Maryland. Onsite registration will begin at 9 a.m. Read more…

Is Short-Term Job Coaching Practical for Autism? AutismEmployment Experts Debate the Role of Job Coaches

One common concern of autism advocates about vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency services is that agencies cannot fund life-long job coaching; the agencies provide “time-limited” services. Two noted experts on disability employment and autism services believe these advocates are wrong; job coaching should only be time-limited, and long-term job coaching is a bad idea. Read more…

New York Autism Advocates Invited to Organizational Meeting

Leaders of organizations working on behalf of the autism community are invited to an organizational meeting of New York autism groups to be held on Sunday, January 23, in Tarrytown, Westchester County. The goal is to organize as a community in order to become more effective advocates for people with autism and their families. Read more…


Participate in a New Research Study about Children with Autism

The Developmental Disabilities Laboratory at Stony Brook University (New York) is conducting a study on how medical concerns affect children and family functioning. If you have a son or daughter of any age and are seeking medical treatment for him or her, you are eligible to participate in this online study. Read more…


Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: An Insider’s Guide

Having an array of effective strategies at your fingertips and understanding exactly why they work makes supporting children with Asperger’s Syndrome in the classroom a whole lot easier. Read more…


Autism Society’s 2011 Conference to Take Place in Orlando, Florida 

The 42nd National Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center July 6-9, 2011. Read more…

Pediatric Therapy Network Announces Annual Research Symposium: Sensory Integration and PRAXIS

Pediatric Therapy Network’s 12th  annual research symposium, R2K, is devoted to research on sensory integration and PRAXIS. This conference will take place Feb. 25 -26 at the Torrance Marriott South Bay in Torrance, California. Read more…


STIM Clothing Line Calls for Design Submissions from AutismCommunity

STIM Clothing is an up-and-coming boutique clothing line dedicated to the awareness and empowerment of persons with autism. This edgy clothing line will embrace individuality as well as celebrate the gifts and talents in the autism community. Read more…

Fun and Function Products Provide for Therapeutic Play

Toys and games support therapeutic play, which studies have shown to be beneficial for children diagnosed with autism. Read more…

More With ASA


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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