Archived | FEAT-FMC Newsletter Message: ReThink Autism | Circa September 4, 2009 | #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

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FEAT-FMC and CSUFRESNO are teaming up to bring you information regarding a New on-line program for parents and children with autism.

This program may not be for every one but it is one more option for parents looking for ways to support their precious children. This is a brand new program and worth your looking into.CSUF is requesting that we use their facilities for this Parent Resource Meeting. 

The date is Tuesday September 22, 2009
The time is 6:00 to 7:30
Place will be Fresno State

A Fresno State Graduate Student is conducting a dietary survey as it relates to autism and will be asking for a few minutes of time from parents to complete.

Mary Ann Maciel Thesis Research

I am the parent of a 14 year old son with autism. I’m currently in the
process of conducting a research survey for my master’s thesis at
Fresno State in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The
parent survey looks at the use of special diets and diet supplements in
children with ASD. 

The survey is confidential and anonymous. 

Would it be possible for me to attend a FEAT-FMC meeting and
distribute the survey? 

It is my hope that my survey will encourage further research in this

I am a registered dietitian and work at Kaweah Delta Hospital in
Visalia. I can be reached at this email  if you have any questions. 
Thank you for your time,

Mary Ann


Using a Web-based Platform to Deliver Autism Treatment Tools to Parents & Professionals:

An overview for pediatricians, behavior analysts, diagnostic clinicians, educators, social workers and other professionals involved with the diagnosis and treatment of autismspectrum disorders. 

Presented By: Jamie Pagliaro, Executive VP rethink autism launched the first web-based autism treatment platform geared towards parents and professionals.

This innovative system is already being used on an individual basis by parents around the world, many of whom have limited or no access to professional support. Others are using it as a supplement or complement to existing services being provided to their children.

In addition, a number of public school programs and nonprofit organizations have adopted rethink autism as a comprehensive way to manage the educational treatment of children they serve.

The mission of rethink autism is to offer parents and professionals immediate access to effective and affordable Applied Behavior Analysis-based treatment tools for the growing population affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Our system includes a comprehensive curriculum that spans from point of diagnosis through adolescence, hundreds of dynamic instructional videos of teaching interactions, step-by-step training modules, and data tracking features to measure progress.

Senior Clinical Advisor Dr. Bridget Taylor personally reviews each of the lesson and training videos accompanying our curriculum, ensuring clinical integrity and the portrayal of research-based teaching strategies.

We have also engaged well-respected leaders in the field of autism to guide our future development through the Scientific Advisory Board —  646.257.2919 ext. 205In June 2009,

Presenter Bio 

Jamie Pagliaro serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development, and member of the rethinkautism Scientific Advisory Board.

He is the former Executive Director of the New York Center for Autism Charter School, New York’s first public charter school to exclusively serve children with autism. The program has received national recognition from the media and a number of professional publications as a model for children with autism in the public school system.

Mr. Pagliaro has worked in a variety of settings for c hildren with autism, including a clinic for severe behavior disorders, home-based early intervention program, private residential school and public charter school. 

Grounded in the Most Effective InterventionsTheStaying on the Cutting Edge of Best Practices The rethink autism web-based platform allows for continual additions and updates to our library of lesson videos and training modules.

As research points us toward new and promising treatments for autism, the rethink autism clinical team will bring that innovation to users in the form of new content that keeps your program on the cutting edge. Scientific Advisory Board Bridget A. Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.Catherine E. Lord, Ph.D.Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D. James Carr, Ph.D.William R. Jenson, Ph.D.Michael Alessandri, Ph.D.Jamie Pagliaro, MBA

For More


 rethink autism curriculum is based on the educational intervention that has the most research supporting its effectiveness in the treatment of autism: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA-based interventions are so effective that they have been recommended by leading federal and state agencies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the NY State Department of Health, and the U.S. Surgeon General.


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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