Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa December 20, 2011 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

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

News10 new results for autism
Autism Rates Have Spiked, But Why?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one percent of US children have some form of autism, 20 times higher than the rate in the 1980s. Alan Zarembo of The Los Angeles Times and clinical psychologist Catherine Lord discuss what’s behind 
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Autism Center to open in 2012
West Hartford News
Pictured from left: Lynn Ricci, Senior Vice President, Administration, Hospital for Special Care; John Molteni, PhD, BCBA-D, Director of Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies, Saint Joseph College; and Shannon Knall, Connecticut Chapter Advocacy 
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Does your child show signs of autism?
Arab News
COM The Child Early Intervention Medical Center in Dubai organized a three-day “Autism Around The World Conference,” from Dec. 8 to 10, to educate and instruct parents and teachers on how to deal with autistic children. As for parents, there were a 
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Center for Autism and Related Disorders Receives Grant to Help San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The National Foundation for Autism Research has awarded the Center for Autismand Related Disorders (CARD) research and development department a Community Project Grant. The grant will be used for CARD’s Creating Opportunities to Meet 
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A new website for families with autistic children
Parents of autistic children frustrated by a lack of information and resources will definitely want to bookmark MyAutismTeam, a new website where parents of kids with autism can connect. MyAutismTeam positions itself as a social network for parents of 
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Learning to fly: Program offers practice opportunity for kids with autism
But families affected by autism face other challenges in navigating airports and planes. An innovative program at Philadelphia International is bringing families, airport employees, and airlines together to help autistic kids fly more comfortably. 
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Group gives iPad2s to autistic students
Rocky Mount Telegram
By Jim Holt While Apple users across the world are utilizing the iPad2 to share pictures and as a portable social media instrument, members of Nash Autism Seeking Hope are distributing the devices to even the educational playing field for children 
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Autism Project dinner dance at Mar-a-Lago Club to help fund education center
Palm Beach Daily News
By Shannon Donnelly The Mar-a-Lago Club was the setting for a dinner dance to help build an education center for autistic children. The ninth annual Renaissance Dinner for Autism took place Dec. 4. Richard and Pamela Minelli Busto were chairman and 
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Greenwich families struggle to cope with autism
Stamford Advocate
Daniel is autistic. Photo: Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time | Buy This Photo Ellen Currie, helps her son, Daniel, 7, get chocolate from a Christmas calendar while his brother, Alex, 15, and dog, Billy, look on in their Old Greenwich home Monday, Dec. 
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Light Display to Benefit Rich Center for Autism
From 9 pm until midnight Friday (December 23), Saturday (December 24), and Sunday (December 25), Musser and some special friends will be on hand to collect donations for the Rich Center for Autism. “We are going to give back to the school so they can 
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Blogs3 new results for autism
It’s Here! Announcing 2011’s Top Ten Advances Autism Research 
By Autism Speaks
Every year, Autism Speaks documents progress toward its mission to discover the causes and best treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and identifies the most important autism research achievements of the year. Our “Top Ten” list 
Autism Speaks Official Blog
Poll 23: Are the current terms for autism the most accurate – General 
Wrong Planet – Aspergers and Autism Community.  Do you think that these terms used to describe those on the autistic spectrum are the most accurate and appropriate words which could be used? Syndrome, Disorder, Condition, Disability, 
Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums
Autism Blog – Rats Show Empathy, Too « Left Brain/Right Brain
By Sullivan
Left Brain/Right Brain – Autism News, Science and Opinion since 2003  I’m going out on a speculative limb here: my guess is that if I were encased in a plexiglass tube, I could count on people, autistic or not, opening the door to let me out. 
Left Brain/Right Brain


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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