[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
Note: Ed and Teri Arranga are the founders of Autism One. Autism One is an ’autism organization’ launched by these parents, and one of the largest yearly conferences that promotes Autism quackery and pseudoscience as fact to vulnerable parents of Autistics.
This organization is a front for antivaxxers and has been known to host Kerri Rivera (known for her bleach solution to ’recover’ Autistics from being Autistic), Jenny McCarthy, JB Handley and RFK Jr.
The influence this man had on Autistics worldwide is a deadly and dangerous legacy that many Autistics are fighting worldwide right now. While I don’t celebrate this man’s death – I will note he is NOT an Autism leader in the Autistic Community. His work has rippled out and harmed, and even killed, Autistics and vulnerable people worldwide with these ’all natural’ solutions to Autism, COVID and more.
Autism One is an Autistic hate organization and a propaganda pusher. Autistics worldwide are battling the harms of Ed Arranga’s legacy today at this very moment. Ed Arranga’s ’autism legacy’ was at the expense of Autistic people. Do not support this organization – shut it down.
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.
Internationally Recognized Autism Leader Ed Arranga Dies At 69
AutismOne Creates Fundraiser to Continue His Legacy
December 09, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Representatives from AutismOne, the United States’ largest parent-run autism conference, announced today with great regret the passing of its Founder and President, Edmund Arranga. Mr. Arranga passed peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021, in Gilbert, Ariz., surrounded by his friends and family, including his two sons.
As the father of an autistic son, Arranga retired from his position as a senior software engineer at Boeing in 2002 to dedicate his life to finding a cure and treatment for autism and autism spectrum disorders. After leading experts told him that the disorder was genetic and no cure would ever be possible, he met with Bernard S. Rimland, PhD. Like Arranga, Rimland had been told similar theories regarding his own son. However, Rimland reported improvement in his son and other children after implementing a number of treatment strategies from a burgeoning field known as functional medicine.
Intrigued and encouraged by a potential positive outcome, Arranga tried the same methods with his son and became convinced that there were better options available to help children with autism than what were currently in use by mainstream professionals. He founded AutismOne in 2002 with the goal of bringing together experts from the medical community, along with the foremost authorities in autism and behavioral research to provide the latest information and inspire hope among families living with autism and autism spectrum disorders.
“Ed Arranga was a visionary and a revered leader in the autism community,” said James B. Adams, PhD and Autism Researcher, Professor and Chair of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University. “His work at AutismOne helped and inspired thousands if not hundreds of thousands of families to live better lives. He is really one of the first to say, ‘these children can get better, live normal lives, and be valuable members of society.’ He will be greatly missed.”
Arranga continued to explore drug therapies, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, chiropractic, the use of medical marijuana, and any other therapy he found to be safe and beneficial, not just for the children but for the families, as well. When he heard of mothers who had committed suicide under the duress of providing care for an autistic child, Arranga brought in psychologists, counselors, essential oil experts and chefs to help parents find ways to cope. He also developed avenues for parents to network and develop support systems outside the conference.
But his work was not without controversy. He was highly criticized by CNN and other mainstream media for his promotion of medical marijuana in the treatment of autism. However, after scientific studies began reporting positive effects from cannabinoid treatment, many outlets including CNN retracted their statements and actually endorsed the treatment.
In 2012, Arranga met with Dr. Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Laureate and co-discoverer of the HIV/AIDS virus at the AutismOne conference, and his eyes were opened to the fact that many symptoms of autism were related to the environment and environmental damage. He recruited Dr. Stephanie Seneff, MIT professor and the leading expert on glyphosate contamination in food to explore this theory further. At Seneff’s urging, he recommended eliminating gluten and other foods containing gluten for children living with autism. At the time, this recommendation was highly controversial, but has since gained traction following the Monsanto Company’s $87 million lawsuit involving glyphosate toxicity.
No matter the controversy or challenge, through the AutismOne conference, Arranga strove to constantly improve the quality of life for the children and families living with autism. From delivering the latest information on science and treatments, to the education, safety, well-being and legal rights of the children and families, he provided hope and a means to recovery from an autism diagnosis. He worked tirelessly to keep the cost of attendance at the conference extremely low for families. Most recently, participants paid just $49 to attend the entire week’s sessions. Arranga and the AutismOne team worked tirelessly to supplement the cost of the conference through solicitation of donations and sponsorships from generous supporters and vendors.
As the preeminent source of information, hope and healing for families struggling with autism, the AutismOne conference is committed to continuing Ed Arranga’s legacy and life’s work and is already planning its 2022 conference. Any supporters wishing to contribute a tax-deductible donation to help fund the event may do so via PayPal at www.HelpAutismOne.com.
AutismOne is a parent-founded, parent-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit charity organization that exists to help children and their families achieve improvement and recovery from an autism diagnosis; restoring health and skills and enhancing safety and happiness.
Robert Krakow, Esq. | (212) 227-0600
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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.