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From The Archives | e-speaks Autism Speaks Newsletter | Circa May 9, 2008

Florida Passes Autism Insurance Legislation On May 2, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 2654, an important first step in requiring insurance carriers to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. Senate Bill 2654 – passed by the House in the very last minutes of the legislative session — requires that insurance companies cover […]

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Teaching autistic students who demonstrate ‘challenging behaviours’ at school or pre-school – Altogether Autism

 January 2018 – Emma Goodall is autistic, an educator and an autism adviser. She writes about how that means she questions everything. I HAVE demonstrated my fair share of ‘challenging behaviours’ over the years. Being who I am has led me to question everything, not the least of which is what we mean by challenging behaviour. As a […]

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Andrew Wakefield: the fraud investigation

Brian Deer’s Sunday Times investigation With revelations spread over more than 14 years, between late 2003 and 2017 Brian Deer pursued a landmark public interest investigation for The Sunday Times of London, the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 Television network and BMJ, the British Medical Journal, into allegations linking the three-in-one measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) with claims of a terrifying new […]

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The First Guerilla Aspies Podcast, February 2020 | Paul Wady.

The upload able, finished version of the first Guerilla Aspies book and show podcast. By Paul Wady. FEEL FREE TO JUMP AROUND ANY PART YOU DESIRE. Here is a list of subjects and their location along the timeline.1:54 Demonstration recording of the 12 of us outside the Tabernacle venue.21:35 Introduction to Emma Dalmayne and AIM.21:59 […]

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Open Letter To ABC30 | Report On Real Autistic Community Issues & Stop Promoting Quackery As Treatment | Eve Reiland

We’ve got an issue here in Fresno, California with quackery posing as real healthcare for Autistic and other vulnerable people. Last year, a news piece about new alternative therapy for Autistic children was aired on ABC30. The piece introduced a four-year-old Autistic boy and his mom, presumably non-Autistic, and then it went on to describe […]

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Podcast | Access VFX: Podcast 26 Neurodiversity

This episode we talk neurodiversity and how the variety of neurodiverse conditions can affect people working in the VFX industry. We discuss misconceptions and how individuals, colleagues, employees and parents can embrace the characteristics. Featuring:Joel Foster, Assistant Technical Director, FramestoreHaydn Roff, Technical Artist, The MillPierre Marcantonio, Layout Artist, Blue Spirit Hosted by Simon Devereux, Founder […]

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Autism Speaks Promotes Autistic Abuse & Calls It "Inclusion" | Eve Reiland

ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) Doesn’t Work. Year, after year, it doesn’t work. The Department of Defense even said so, AGAIN. But we’re getting ABA shoved down our throats from birth to death by Autism Speaks. Even in adult work programs. A$ has done a good one here with the $$$ trade commodifying Autistic people for their […]