Archived | Autism Speaks: URGE YOUR U.S. SENATOR TO ATTEND September 7 Committee Meeting on Autism | Circa July 28, 2011 #BanABA #AutisticHistory

Autism Speaks is NOT an Autistic ally #BanABA

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[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]

URGE YOUR U.S. SENATOR TO ATTEND September 7 Committee Meeting on Autism

In 2006, The Combating Autism Act authorizing nearly $1 Billion was passed into law. Funding allocated and other provisions within that law will come to an end unless the bill is reauthorized before September 30th. Our community has $693 Million of dedicated autism research funding over the next three years at stake. We cannot lose the momentum we have gained since 2006.

If you are represented by one of the 22 U.S. Senators who serves on the HELP committee (see list of Senators here,) we need your help to make sure they attend Wednesday’s meeting.

Again, the committee must act on the bill in order to get it before the full Senate, important steps to getting it cleared by the House and sent to the President’s desk for his signature into law by September 30. Until the committee approves the bill, the full Senate will be unable to act.

Public welcome! Urge your senator to attend by clicking YES on this invite! Please know that if you live in one of the following states: AK, AZ, CO, CT, GA, IA, IL, KS, MD, MN, NC, NM, OR, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, WA, OR WY – the rest of the autism community across the United States is counting on you.  One, or in the case of North Carolina – both, of your Senators is on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  (HELP) Committee.

YOU CAN TAKE ACTION HERE TO BE SURE THEY WILL ATTEND AND SUPPORT THE BILL!

RSVP to our Facebook event HERE

http://web.archive.org/web/20111114095657/http://blog.autismspeaks.org/category/government-relations/page/2/


The Autism Community Is Not The Autistic Community

* The “autism community” is not the Autistic Community. The autism community was created by non-Autistic led organizations and includes mostly parents, professionals and their friends. Most of what the world knows about autism is sourced from the non-Autistic “autism community.”


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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