[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
AUTISM LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORS
We have 44 Senators for S512 on board. We are seeking a Children’s Health Bill in the Senate. To view the list of who voted for the House side of the Children’s Health Bill which included the Autism Bill
Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA)S512
Representative Michael Bilirakis HR3301
Representative Jim Greenwood (R-8th PA) HR997
Representative Christopher Smith (R NJ) HR274
44 on board — 7 still to go!!!
Sponsors and Co-Sponsoring Senators of S512
Slade Gorton (R-WA – original sponsor)
Spencer Abraham (R-MI)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE)
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
John Breaux (D-LA)
Robert Byrd (D-WV)
John Chafee (R-RI)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Thomas Daschle (D-SD)
Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
John Edwards (D-NC)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL)
Phil Gramm (R-TX)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Jesse Helms (R-NC)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
John Kerry (D-MA)
Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Charles Robb (D-VA)
William Roth (R-DE)
Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Robert Torricelli (D-NJ)
John Warner (R-VA)
Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 152(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
H R 4365 2/3 YEA-AND-NAY 9-MAY-2000 5:05 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
BILL TITLE: Children’s Health Act of 2000
|Barrett (NE)||Hastings (FL)||Pitts|
|Barrett (WI)||Hastings (WA)||Pombo|
|Becerra||Hill (IN)||Pryce (OH)|
|Brady (PA)||Jackson (IL)||Ryun (KS)|
|Brady (TX)||Jackson-Lee (TX)||Sabo|
|Callahan||Johnson, E. B.||Sawyer|
|Dingell||McCarthy (MO)||Thompson (CA)|
|Dixon||McCarthy (NY)||Thompson (MS)|
|Emerson||Meek (FL)||Udall (NM)|
More With Cure Autism Now
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.