Autism Society of America: Bills Lobbied 2005 – 2009 | #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory


2005

Client Profile: Autism Society of America

$120,000

Total Lobbying Expenditures, 2005

Autism Society of America Lobbying by Industry

IndustryTotal
Human Rights$120,000

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Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Autism Society of America

Hired FirmsTotal Reported by FilerReported Contract Expenses (included in Total Reported by Filer)
Parry, Romani et al$120,000
$120,000

Lobbyists representing Autism Society of America, 2005

Lobbying Firm HiredTotal Amount*ClientLobbyist
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaEdward Baxter 
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaDennis Deconcini  
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaJohn M Haddow 
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaJames W Rock 
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaRomano Romani 
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaThaddeus Strom 
Parry, Romani et al$120,000Autism Society of AmericaSteven D Symms  

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2005

IssueSpecific Issues
Education2
Health Issues2
Medical Research & Clin Labs2

Bill NumberCongress NumberBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
H.R.3010 109Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 20062

Lobbying reports filed By Autism Society of America, 2005

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism Society of AmericaB&D SagamoreMID-YEAR TERMINATION (NO ACTIVITY)$0
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000

2006

$120,000

Total Lobbying Expenditures, 2006

Autism Society of America Lobbying by Industry

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IndustryTotal
Human Rights$120,000

Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Autism Society of America

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Hired FirmsTotal Reported by FilerReported Contract Expenses (included in Total Reported by Filer)
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000
$120,000

Lobbyists representing Autism Society of America, 2006

Lobbying Firm HiredTotal Amount*ClientLobbyist
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaAdam Gluck 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaHank Moore 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaSharon Pearce 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaElliott I Portnoy 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaSharon Scribner 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaMichael E Zolandz 

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2006

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IssueSpecific Issues
Health Issues1

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2006

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IssueSpecific Issues
Health Issues1

Lobbying reports filed By Autism Society of America, 2006

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism Society of AmericaParry, Romani et alMID-YEAR TERMINATION (NO ACTIVITY)$0
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000

2007

Autism Society of America Lobbying by Industry

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IndustryTotal
Human Rights$120,000

Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Autism Society of America

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Hired FirmsTotal Reported by FilerReported Contract Expenses (included in Total Reported by Filer)
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000
$120,000

Lobbyists representing Autism Society of America, 2007

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Lobbying Firm HiredTotal Amount*ClientLobbyist
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaJohn III Feore  
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaAdam Gluck 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaMathew Lapinski 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaFrederick D McClure 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaErin Book Mullen  
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaSharon Pearce 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaPeggie Rice  
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaMichael E Zolandz 

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2007

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Health Issues1

Agencies Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2007


Lobbying reports filed By Autism Society of America, 2007

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END AMENDMENT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalYEAR-END REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalMID-YEAR REPORT$60,000

2008

Lobbyists representing Autism Society of America, 2008

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Lobbying Firm HiredTotal Amount*ClientLobbyist
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaMeredith Irvin  
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaSharon Pearce 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaJohn R IV Russell 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaRobert Sepucha 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaMary Beth Stanton 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$120,000Autism Society of AmericaTodd M Weiss 

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2008

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IssueSpecific Issues
Health Issues2

Agencies Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2008


Bill NumberCongress NumberBill TitleNo. of Reports & Specific Issues*
S.2798 110Global Autism Assistance Act of 20082
S.937 110Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 20072
H.R.1881 110Expanding the Promise for Individuals With Autism Act of 20072
H.R.5446 110Global Autism Assistance Act of 20082

Lobbying reports filed By Autism Society of America, 2008

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFIRST QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFIRST QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalSECOND QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalSECOND QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalTHIRD QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalTHIRD QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFOURTH QUARTER REPORT$30,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFOURTH QUARTER REPORT

2009

$10,000

Total Lobbying Expenditures, 2009

Autism Society of America Lobbying by Industry

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IndustryTotal
Human Rights$10,000

Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Autism Society of America

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Hired FirmsTotal Reported by FilerReported Contract Expenses (included in Total Reported by Filer)
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$10,000
$10,000

Lobbyists representing Autism Society of America, 2009

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Lobbying Firm HiredTotal Amount*ClientLobbyist
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$10,000Autism Society of AmericaMeredith Irvin  
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$10,000Autism Society of AmericaJohn R IV Russell 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$10,000Autism Society of AmericaMary Beth Stanton 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal$10,000Autism Society of AmericaTodd M Weiss 

Issues Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2009

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IssueSpecific Issues
Health Issues1

Agencies Lobbied By Autism Society of America, 2009


Lobbying reports filed By Autism Society of America, 2009

SubsidiaryLobbying Firm HiredReport Type (Click to view report. Opens in new window.)Amount
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFIRST QUARTER TERMINATION$10,000
Autism Society of AmericaSonnenschein, Nath & RosenthalFIRST QUARTER TERMINATION$10,000


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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