Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa October 31, 2015 #AutisticHistory

[Note: Links below are original to the email, or article, and it’s very possible they no longer work.]

autismDaily update ⋅ October 31, 2015
MLive.comNo more money: Michigan autism fund runs dry as its architect calls for reconsiderationMLive.comLANSING, MI — A fund designed to incentivize companies to cover autismtreatments is running dry, but some of its original supporters are urging the …Flag as irrelevant 
The Next WebThe best tech jobs for individuals with autismThe Next WebThe transition between adolescent to adult is a difficult process for anyone. It can be even more challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum, …Flag as irrelevant 
Following Hiatus, Federal Autism Panel ReturnsDisability ScoopA federal autism advisory panel will reconvene next month after going dark for more than a year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …Flag as irrelevant 
WAVY-TVFamily using son’s death to help children with autismWAVY-TV“Rachel has decided that she wants to donate the remainder of it to the AutismSociety of Tidewater and they will get bracelets for autistic children,” …Flag as irrelevant 
WNCNJohnston County family battles school system over child with autismWNCNHe has lots of talents and abilities, the fact that he has autism is not really the thing that makes him most interesting,” his mom proudly said. “His former …Flag as irrelevant 
Minneapolis Star TribuneLibrary story times for children with autism growing in popularity in MinnesotaMinneapolis Star TribuneCarver County and several other Minnesota libraries are piloting Sensitive Storytimes to accommodate children on the autism spectrum or with …Flag as irrelevant 
C&G NewspapersAutism Society to raffle Mackinac Bridge tour ticketsC&G NewspapersMACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb/St. Clair Autism Society is raffling off two tickets to tour the top of the Mackinac Bridge. Proceeds from the raffle will …Flag as irrelevant 
10NewsTrick-or-treating advice for kids with autism10NewsIf a child simply does not want to knock on doors, Almanza said there are other possibilities for children with autism. Other possibilities include …Flag as irrelevant 
Portland Business Journal (blog)A year later, attorneys back in court in Providence autism casePortland Business Journal (blog)More than a year after a federal judge ruled that Providence Health Plan cannot deny coverage of a type of behavioral therapy for autism, the parties …Flag as irrelevant 
Age of AutismADVERTISE with AGE OF AUTISMAge of Autism“Dear Age of Autism, Today in Annapolis, Maryland, there was a street festival called ‘Crafty Kids.’ Lemonade Stand 1 In this event, kids set up tables …Flag as irrelevant 
The New Sesame Street Character with Autism Is An Important BreakthroughTWC CentralThere’s a new character on Sesame Street. Her name’s Julia, she’s got a big head, wide mouth, and she has autism. She’s the latest Muppet to grace …Flag as irrelevant 
Frequency and complexity of de novo structural mutation in autismbioRxivFrequency and complexity of de novo structural mutation in autism. William M Brandler, Danny Antaki, Madhusudan Gujral, Amina Noor, Gabriel …Flag as irrelevant 
Senior Series returns with autism awareness VIAManchester UniversitySenior Emma Nellans will present “Autism Awareness: My Work with One Extraordinary Child” on Nov. 10 at Manchester University.Flag as irrelevant 
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) New Members AnnouncedAutism Science FoundationNEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2015) – Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer has been reappointed to serve a third term as a public …Flag as irrelevant 
Online Autism SummitAutism Society CanadaLearn about biomedical and nutritional interventions? Discover the latest research for autism. Want to know what works and what does not? Not sure …Flag as irrelevant 
New Evidence that a Faulty Gene Impairs Nerve Cell Communication in AutismBrain & Behavior Research FoundationResearchers studying people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have uncovered rare mutations in a gene involved in brain cell …Flag as irrelevant 
2016 Texas Autism Research Conference Call for Speakers and Poster PresentationsTexas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative ServicesThe Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) announces its call for speakers and poster presentations for the 2016 Texas Autism …Flag as irrelevant 


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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