Autism Speaks | Senator Chris Dodd Introduces the Disability Savings Act of 2008 at the Autism Speaks Hill Day 2008 | #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism #BanABA

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Senator Chris Dodd Introduces the Disability Savings Act of 2008 at the Autism Speaks Hill Day 2008

Washington, DC – March 11, 2008) Autism Speaks co-founders, Bob and Suzanne Wright, and participants in the organization’s Hill Day 2008 joined Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) for the introduction of the Disability Savings Act (DSA) of 2008.  The DSA is designed to encourage individuals with autism (and other disabilities) and their families to save for disability-related expenses.  It is meant to supplement, rather than replace benefits provided by other sources (including Medicaid and private insurance).

“Senator Dodd was an original co-sponsor of the Combating Autism Act and has long been a champion for individuals with disabilities and their families,” said Bob Wright.  “We commend him for launching the legislative process to create these vitally important savings accounts, which will reduce an unreasonable financial burden for millions of families and end discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal tax code.  Parents can save, tax-free, to send their child to Harvard.  They should be able to save in the same way to help every child meet his or her full potential.” 

“This important legislation is designed to help individuals with disabilities live full and productive lives for all their years,” said Senator Dodd.  “It provides families with an important tool to save the money they need for their unique needs and provide for their children long after they are gone.” 


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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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