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Happy New Year from the Autism Society!

Just one day remains in 2010 to make your tax-deductible gift to the Autism Society. Thousands of families receive help from the AutismSociety thanks to our generous supporters. Your donation to the AutismSociety will help us get off to a great start in 2011. Read more…

Special MedicAlert Offer for Friends of the Autism Society

The Autism Society, in association with its Safe and Sound Program®, offers our members exclusive savings on MedicAlert’s invaluable, perhaps even lifesaving, emergency response service. In addition to providing you with peace of mind, a portion of the proceeds from your MedicAlert enrollment supports our Safe and Sound and other vital Autism Society programs. But you must act before December 31, 2010, to take advantage of this special members-only holiday offerRead more…

Don’t Miss the Next Sensory Friendly Film!

Join AMC Theatres and the Autism Society on January 8 for a special showing of Yogi Bear. 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  

Autism Journeys: Julie

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 gains perspective. Read more…

Autism Headlines Weekly

The Autism Society brings you the best autism news from around the Web. This week, a study suggests living near a highway may affect autism, celebrating teaching assistants and children participate in a heart-warming holiday concert. Read more…


Senators Dodd and Menendez Unveil Comprehensive Legislation to Address Autism

On Monday, December 20, Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) unveiled legislation to comprehensively address autism and support those living with it. Menendez will re-introduce the Combating Autism Act early in the next session of Congress. The legislation includes provisions to boost autism research, provide support services for affected individuals and families, and improve the health care of those living with autism. Read more…

The Fight for the ABLE Act Will Continue into the New Year 

The effort to add the ABLE Act to the Middle Class Tax Relief Act, legislation that was considered during these last few weeks of the year, was not successful for reasons unrelated to the merits of the proposal. As a result, the ABLE Act was not included in the final tax bill that was passed by both the House and Senate this month. Read more…

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Subcommittee on Safety Conference Call

Please join a conference call of the IACC Subcommittee on Safety that will take place on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Read more…

White House Disability Group to Hold January Informational Call 

The White House Disability Group is now holding monthly calls for the purpose of updating interested persons on various issues related to disabilities. The next call will be Monday, January 10, at 3:00 PM ET. Read more…

White House Calls for Applicants to Annual Summer Internship Program

The White House Internship Program’s summer 2011 application has been posted. The application deadline is Sunday, January 9. For more information and to apply, please visit This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service. Read more…


Mount Sinai Researchers Learn Mechanism Behind Genetic Mutation Associated with Autism

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that when one copy of the SHANK3 gene in mice is missing, nerve cells do not effectively communicate and do not show cellular properties associated with normal learning. This discovery may explain how mutations affecting SHANK3 may lead to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Read more…


Building Sensory-Friendly Classrooms 

About one child in six has a sensory processing disorder. In the book Building Sensory-Friendly Classrooms, author Rebecca Moyes discusses how to incorporate data-driven strategies in designing a classroom that both minimizes stress and improves student productivity. 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. Visit for more details. Read more…

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio Kicks Off New Workshop Series 

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio has announced the line-up for its winter/spring 2011 series of workshops. The series, “Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism,” will begin with two workshops in January. The first will be “Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum,” followed by “Brothers and Sisters of People with Autism: Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities.” Read more…


New DVD Targets Organization and Self-Motivation Skills

It’s often difficult for children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to perform tasks that require so-called “executive functioning” skills. The Model Me Organization & Motivation™ video targets skills under this umbrella related to organization and self-motivation. Read more… 

New Year, New Career: Registration Open for Special-Needs Life Quality Coaching™ ClassesThe International Association for Life Quality (IALQ), an initiative of the Training, Education & Research Institute (TERI), is offering the world’s first specialization coursework designed to train individuals to work as Special-Needs Life Quality Coaches™. Read more…

New App for iPhone and iPod Touch Available

Many children need practice with balance, coordination and rhythm. Dance Party Zoo gives children a fun way to practice! Read more…

More With Autism Society of America


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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