[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
On November 2, 2002, the Marcus Institute hosted an Open House to share the beautiful new building with families, professionals and the surrounding neighborhood
For Immediate Release: November 22, 2002
On November 2, 2002, the Marcus Institute hosted an Open House to share the beautiful new building with families, professionals and the surrounding neighborhood. The event was full of activities for guests to enjoy and proved to be a wonderful opportunity for the Marcus Institute to join community partners in providing information and services for children who have a developmental disability.
Eleven service partners participated in our provider exhibit area. Families were able to visit this area and collect information about service options available to them. Educational workshops for families and professionals included “How to Plan for the Financial Future of Your Child with Special Needs,” “Building Positive Attachments,” “Replacing Problem Behavior with Prosocial Behavior” and “Formulating Effective IEP Goals”. Complimentary developmental screenings were offered for families, as well as self-guided tours of the new facility.
The Marcus Institute teamed up with the Foundation for Hospital Art, a non-profit organization responsible for coordinating over 30,000 paintings for 600 hospitals and organizations, to brighten up the new walls. Paint stations were set up throughout the building for guests of all ages and abilities to do their part in creating a wonderful atmosphere for the children who attend the Marcus Behavior Center School.
The friends, neighbors, staff and families of the Marcus Institute without a doubt enjoyed the day.
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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 work. In 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.