Autism Speaks Applauds Congressmen Moran, Doyle on Introduction of AUTISM Educators Act | May 18, 2012 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

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Autism Speaks Applauds Congressmen Moran, Doyle on Introduction of AUTISM Educators Act

     May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen Jim Moran (VA-8) and Michael Doyle (PA-14) for introducing the AUTISM Educators Act to improve training for teachers who work with students on the autism spectrum.

The bill (HR.5195) would pilot a five-year grant program for public schools to partner with university or non-profit programs in creating training programs for teachers who work with large numbers of high-functioning students with autism. The training programs would incorporate parental involvement and retention of skilled educators.

The bill, called the Autism Understanding and Training in School Methodologies for Educators Act of 2012, states that classroom, teachers and staff “often are not adequately trained to work effectively with students with autism spectrum disorders, who have a wide diversity of characteristics.” The bill also noted the additional challenges faced by members of the military and foreign service due to frequent moves which disrupt the continuity of their children’s education.

“This legislation is the product of a grassroots effort by parents, instructors, school officials and caring communities,” said Moran. “Autism Spectrum Disorders are being diagnosed at an exploding rate. We have a responsibility to do everything in our power to provide the best education for our children.”

The bill has been referred to the House Education and Workforce Committee.

“Improved training for teachers and school districts is an important component of mainstreaming children with autism into their educational environment,” said Peter Bell, Autism Speaks executive vice president of programs and services. “Better access to behavioral therapy in conjunction with autism-friendly educational settings are key to successful mainstreaming.”

Doyle said, “It’s essential that educators are able to take advantage of our rapidly growing knowledge base – and that we increase the number of teachers trained to help autistic students. It’s one of a number of actions the federal government should take to help individuals with autism and their families.”


The Autism Community Is Not The Autistic Community

* The “autism community” is not the Autistic Community. The autism community was created by non-Autistic led organizations and includes mostly parents, professionals and their friends. Most of what the world knows about autism is sourced from the non-Autistic “autism community.”


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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