[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
Glenn R. Tringali, Executive VP
Fundraising and Operations
Since his professional career in the not-for-profit community began in 1975, Glenn has had the privilege of serving in senior administrative and fund development positions with some of our country’s most prominent national health agencies, including the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
He joined the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) in May 2001 as Chief Operating Officer and played a key role in guiding the development of the organization by working in partnership with the board of trustees, senior staff, and other key volunteers to oversee and manage the growth of NAAR’s initiatives and to advance the mission of treating, preventing and curing autism spectrum disorders through biomedical research.
Glenn was named NAAR’s first chief executive in June 2003 and under his leadership, NAAR more than tripled its revenues and research program investments. During his tenure, the organization’s presence expanded domestically and globally from its Princeton, N.J., headquarters, to twelve additional field offices in the United States and international affiliate offices in Canada and the United Kingdom.
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.