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Conference on educating children with autism

Endicott College and Rethink Autism will present “Innovations and Technology in the Education of Children With Autism” on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center Meeting Place, 376 Hale St., Beverly.

Presenters are Bridget Taylor, co-founder the Alpine Learning Group and senior clinical advisor for Rethink Autism, and Jamie Pagliaro, co-creator of Rethink Autism and former head of the New York Center for Autism Charter School.

This presentation will provide an overview of the latest innovations in teaching children with autism. A wide range of skills will be addressed, including improving language and social skills and incorporating peers to teach observational learning skills. Interventions will be illustrated via case examples along with video examples of specific teaching interventions.

There will also be an overview of key components in establishing and maintaining evidence-based autism programs. An innovative, web-based autism curriculum and training platform will be reviewed to support autism intervention at home and in the public schools.

Cost is $75, which includes lunch. Continuing Education credits are available at the conference for a nominal fee. To register, go to endicott.edu/gps and click on the “Conference Registration” link.


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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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