Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | March 28, 2010 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

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Google News Alert for: autism

Asperger’s and the National Council on Disability
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Ne’eman would be the first individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder to serve on the Council. “Why people have gotten upset 
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Trinidad & Tobago ExpressT&T resident races in Sahara for autism
Trinidad & Tobago Express
One of the main goals of Ardavanis’s participation in the Sahara race is to sensitise people about autism in Trinidad and Tobago and to help raise funds for 
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The Star-Ledger – NJ.comInformative seminars held throughout NJ on autistic children transitioning 
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
By Philip Read/The Star-Ledger Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerDanielle Clark, RIGHT, who has autism, participates in an after-school club where students from 
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BU institute to offer free autism spectrum disorders screening
Press & Sun-Bulletin
By Debbie Swartz •dswartz@gannett.com • March 28, 2010, 6:50 pm VESTAL — With so many parents concerned about autism, specifically whether their young 
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Autism – A Different Way Of Thinking
Voxy
Friday 2 April, has been designated World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly and Autism New Zealand is using the day to help New 
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Grandin lecture offers an inside look at autism
The Snapper
This is especially impressive considering she has autism, which is characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and repetitive 
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Autism awareness highlighted this week with a pair of community events
Pictou Country Nova Scotia News
NEW GLASGOW – Local parents of autistic children are hoping to raise awareness with two events scheduled for this week. Heidi Lindblad, president of the 
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Autism Portage Presents: Language And Speech Development
Portage Online
Autism Portage is pleased to present a session on “Language and Speech Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, by Bonnie Gadway, 
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Abe and Becky Meulemans and family, of Town of Harrison, featured in HBO 
Oshkosh Northwestern
Becky and Abe credit their introduction to in-home therapy to clinical psychologist Catherine Lord at the University of Michigan Autism & Communication 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Autism Awareness month – WABI TV5
Autism awareness activists say Maine second in the prevalence of autism across the country, with one in 77 children in the state having an autism spectrum disorder. On Thursday, the Pine Tre…
WABI News – http://www.wabi.tv/
Council nominee is lightning rod for autism dispute – TwinCities.com
By By Amy Harmon New York Times 
When President Barack Obama nominated Ari Ne eman to the National Council on Disability, many families touched by autism took it as a positive sign. Ne eman would be the first person with the disorder to serve on the council.
Nation & World – http://www.twincities.com/national/
Just Noticeable Differences: Conflict within the Autism Community
By Free Operant 
President Obama has nominated Ari Ne’eman (pronounced AH-ree NAY-men) to the National Council on Disability, and in the process has inadvertently highlighted a split in the Autism advocacy community. Ne’eman is an interesting guy. 
Just Noticeable Differences – http://justnoticeabledifferences.blogspot.com/
Facing Autism in New Brunswick: New York Times Glosses Over Anti 
By Autism Reality NB 
I do not pretend to be a fan of the New York Times autism coverage but I acknowledge that its article on Obama disability nominee Ari Ne’eman gets it … about half right and for that this humble autismdad awards the NYT a D- grade. 
Facing Autism in New Brunswick – http://autisminnb.blogspot.com/
Is Being A Female A Form Of Autism? – Find Answers to this Question
Answers to the question, Is Being A Female A Form Of Autism? Answers to Questions from People Who Know at Ask Experience Project.
Latest Questions at Experience Project – http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer.php


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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