[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Herbert Pardes, after serving from January 2000 through September 2011 as president and chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, became executive vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Under his leadership, the hospital escalated to one of the highest ranked hospitals and comprehensive health care institutions in the United States.
Dr. Pardes has been an outspoken proponent for academic medicine, medical research, children’s health education, mental health, access to care, humanism and empathy in care delivery, information technology and medicine.
He chaired three different departments of psychiatry at Downstate Medical Center, the University of Colorado and Columbia University. He served from 1989 to 2000 as the dean of the faculty of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and vice president for health sciences.
A noted psychiatrist, he served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the United States Assistant Surgeon General during the Carter and Reagan Administrations. He was also president of the American Psychiatric Association.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received the United States Army Commendation Medal, as well as the Sarnat International Prize for leadership in the field of mental health.
He has been president of the Scientific Council of The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for some 30 years and is also the first recipient of The Pardes Humanitarian Award in Mental Health.
He has served on commissions related to health policy appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, including the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry and the Commission on Systemic Interoperability.
He serves on the NYeC Board Executive Committee for Information Technology, and is vice chairman of the New York Genome Center.
He is former chairman of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the Hospital Association of New York (on whose board he continues to sit), the Association of American Medical Colleges and the New York Association of Medical Schools.
via autism speaks
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.