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I’m Autistic: Parody of @BillyMann ‘s Autism Speaks Video “I Am Autism” – YouTube | thautcast | Circa 2009


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Parody of the video “I Am Autism.”

I’m autistic: I can speak

My voice is different, not weak

And if you listened you would know my mind’s the same

I’m grateful that you don’t ignore me

But you cannot speak for me

So let me on your board or change your name

Yes, I am odd

And that difference causes pain

That don’t make you God

And it don’t make you sane

I’m your equal in my humanity

I am smart I am sensitive

I’m autistic

I’m autistic, I am real I can think and I can feel

I’m a lover, I’m a husband, I’m a wife

So please don’t hire a muggle Who can’t understand my struggle

To make a horror movie from my life

I’m autistic, please endure me Even if you cannnot cure me,

Please don’t tell me that my life is yours to take

I’m autistic, please support me

It’s too late now to abort me

But there’s still time for the difference I can make


I AM SOCKS – response to @BillyMann ‘s I AM AUTISM film – YouTube | Paul Wady | Circa 2009

Paul Wady     VERSION WITHOUT MUSIC IS HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D75mha…  

Youtube won’t let me do Audioswop, sorry.  

The smaller version for all you smaller size folks.

If there is no cure, you may as well have made other films like I AM GAY, I AM FEMALE, I AM GINGER?  

The Nazi’s made short propaganda films for children? What you all planning next? – I AM CATHOLIC? I AM MUSLIM? I COME FROM LIVERPOOL ( I do)  

Every state of human being has a down side. You can make a short film like this listing the bad points about EVERY RELIGION, RACE, NATIONALITY, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITION, STATE OF BEING, you name it.  

You can also DO THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE


‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy – TIME | Circa Nov. 06, 2009

Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder — its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied — is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats.

The most impassioned disagreements are propelled by desperate parents of autistic children, but increasingly, people who themselves have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis are speaking up. And their priorities, surprisingly enough, are not always in line with the advocacy groups who seek to represent their interests.

The latest example is the eruption over a video produced for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group. The slickly produced video, written by Grammy-nominated songwriter Billy Mann and directed by Academy Award–winning director Alfonso Cuarón, shows a series of images of children with autism, accompanied by an ominous voice-over: “I am Autism … I know where you live … I live there too … I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined … And if you are happily married, I will make sure that your marriage fails.”

Some autistic “self advocates” are furious over the tone of the video. “We don’t want to be portrayed as burdens or objects of fear and pity,” insists Ari Ne’eman, president of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, a 15-chapter group he built while attending college at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Apparently, should my parents divorce, it’s all my fault,” says Ne’eman, who received a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, a relatively mild form of autism, at age 12.

Ne’eman’s group has organized protest rallies around the country. These advocates argue that if Autism Speaks had more people with ASD on its board, its messages would be more sensitive to the individuals it seeks to help, and it might also devote more resources to improving services to people with autism now — as opposed to basic research and genetic studies that may not pay off for years. “Groups like Autism Speaks choose to use fear and stigma to raise money, but very little is going toward services, research into improved educational methodologies and things that have a practical impact on our lives,” Ne’eman charges. He notes that other disability groups have moved away from using fear and pity in their media campaigns.

Peter Bell, executive vice president of Autism Speaks, said the video got plenty of positive responses from the autism community. “But we realized it did hurt a certain segment of the population, which is why we removed the video link from our website,” he said.

The video, Bell said in an interview, is a personal expression by Mann and Cuarón, each of whom has a young child with autism. “They are at that stage of life where they are grieving and unsure what the future holds,” he said.

“I Am Autism,” which turns hopeful about halfway through its 3 minutes and 44 seconds, was created for a World Focus on Autism event that coincided with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in September. “It was never intended to have a life beyond that event,” Bell said.

Bell admitted that Autism Speaks does not have any individuals with autism currently serving on its board. “We are looking at adding individuals with autism to various advisory committees,” he said. The group is also initiating a better outreach to adults with autism.

That may help tone down the “fear and pity” image of autism that Ne’eman and other self-advocates protest. But perhaps more effective — and certainly funnier — are the parodies, some created by people with autism, that skewer the Autism Speaks video, including “I Am Socks” and “I Am Autism Speaks.”

Source: ‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy – TIME


I’m Autistic: Parody of Autism Speaks Video “I Am Autism” | Circa 2009

Published on Sep 24, 2009


Parody of the video “I Am Autism.”

I’m autistic: I can speak

My voice is different, not weak

And if you listened you would know my mind’s the same

I’m grateful that you don’t ignore me

But you cannot speak for me

So let me on your board or change your name

Yes, I am odd And that difference causes pain

That don’t make you God

And it don’t make you sane I’m your equal in my humanity

I am smart

I am sensitive

I’m autistic

I’m autistic, I am real

I can think and I can feel

I’m a lover, I’m a husband, I’m a wife

So please don’t hire a muggle Who can’t understand my struggle

To make a horror movie from my life

I’m autistic, please endure me

Even if you cannnot cure me,

Please don’t tell me that my life is yours to take

I’m autistic, please support me

It’s too late now to abort me

But there’s still time for the difference I can make

Quackery: Chelation Therapy Drug Found Safe And Beneficial For Children With Autism | Medical News Today News Alert | Circa Nov 2009



Chelation Therapy Drug Found Safe And Beneficial For Children With Autism
Two studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in the October issue of BMC Clinical Pharmacology investigated the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning, and used off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity in children with autism.


This quackery is still available on the site today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/170043.php

Chelation Therapy Drug Found Safe And Beneficial For Children With Autism

Published Friday 6 November 2009 Adapted Media Release 

Two studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in the October issue of BMC Clinical Pharmacology investigated the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning, and used off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity in children with autism.

In the investigations, DMSA was given to 65 children with autism (ages 3 -8 years) to determine its effects. The researchers found that DMSA dramatically increased excretion of several toxic metals, including a 10-fold increase in excretion of lead. In terms of safety, the study found that there was no adverse effect on standard safety tests, including no effect on kidney or liver function.

Of greatest interest was a surprising finding that DMSA therapy had a dramatic effect on glutathione levels. Glutathione is the body’s primary defense against toxic metals, and it was very abnormal in children with autism. Treatment with DMSA for only 3 days normalized glutathione levels for at least 1-2 months in almost all children.

DMSA therapy also had promising effects on possibly reducing some of the symptoms of autism, including improvements in language, cognition, and sociability. However, a formal randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study is needed to confirm those results.

The study was led by Matthew Baral, N.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatric Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) and James B. Adams, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences at SCNM and Science Director for the Autism Research Institute.

“Toxic metals are a common problem in autism, and I have personally observed that many of my patients with autism have greatly benefited from DMSA therapy. I hope this data answers the question that many physicians have: whether chelation is safe and effective, and clearly it’s both,” says Dr. Matthew Baral. “This study shows that DMSA therapy is safe and effective, and should be considered as a possible treatment for children with autism who have significant body burden of toxic metals,” says Prof. James Adams.

Source: Autism Research Institute


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A4A | Autistics For Autistics

Website: https://a4aontario.com A4A is a Canadian autistic self-advocacy organization. We are autistic adults working for policy change in Ontario and for autistic acceptance across Canada. Founded in September 2017.  Twitter @a4aontario

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Autistic Seka

Autistic Seka on Facebook withDanijela Turner About … Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava autistične ljude i njihove porodice da žive ispunjavajući, osnažujući živote. A proud, openly autistic woman of a Serbian/Australian background. Impressum Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava druge autistične ljude i njihove roditelje da žive ispunjavajući, … Continue reading Autistic Seka

Âutistic ûnion

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Research Chelation Therapy » Awaken Nutrition, Generation Rescue … | Google Alerts SS | Circa July 2009


Research Chelation Therapy » Awaken Nutrition, Generation Rescue 
By 21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3 
Awaken Nutrition has been “picked up” – endorsed, that is – by Jenny McCarthy’s company, Generation Rescue, which has been a giant in autism therapy and research and nutritional products. Generation Rescue and Awaken Nutrition alike are 
Research Chelation Therapy – http://research-chelation-therapy.com/



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A4A | Autistics For Autistics

Website: https://a4aontario.com A4A is a Canadian autistic self-advocacy organization. We are autistic adults working for policy change in Ontario and for autistic acceptance across Canada. Founded in September 2017.  Twitter @a4aontario

Autistic Inclusive Meets

Autistic Inclusive Meets with Emma Dalmayne Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Autistic Inclusive Meets AIM new organisation for the support of autistic adults and parents/ carers of autistic children. Against autistic mistreatment. Autistic Inclusive Meets is a not-for-profit organisation created by autistic people to enable families with autistic children, and autistic individuals to … Continue reading Autistic Inclusive Meets

Autistic Seka

Autistic Seka on Facebook withDanijela Turner About … Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava autistične ljude i njihove porodice da žive ispunjavajući, osnažujući živote. A proud, openly autistic woman of a Serbian/Australian background. Impressum Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava druge autistične ljude i njihove roditelje da žive ispunjavajući, … Continue reading Autistic Seka

Âutistic ûnion

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AutisticUnion/ We are the Âutistic ûnion. We have come together to make a home for everyone who needs a place to be celebrated for who they are. Although our core is the Autism Spectrum, our true goal is a peaceful existence for everyone. So we are starting at home, with ourselves. By sharing … Continue reading Âutistic ûnion

Chelation Therapy & Autism? | Google Alerts SS | Circa June 2009


Chelation Therapy & Autism? | Chelation Power
By admin 
Can someone who has any experience with chelation therapy and autism please post me ASAP. I need to find a doctor in Sydney that works with, Transdermal DMPS.
Chelation Power – http://www.chelationpower.com/


Activism International

A4A | Autistics For Autistics

Website: https://a4aontario.com A4A is a Canadian autistic self-advocacy organization. We are autistic adults working for policy change in Ontario and for autistic acceptance across Canada. Founded in September 2017.  Twitter @a4aontario

Autistic Inclusive Meets

Autistic Inclusive Meets with Emma Dalmayne Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Autistic Inclusive Meets AIM new organisation for the support of autistic adults and parents/ carers of autistic children. Against autistic mistreatment. Autistic Inclusive Meets is a not-for-profit organisation created by autistic people to enable families with autistic children, and autistic individuals to … Continue reading Autistic Inclusive Meets

Autistic Seka

Autistic Seka on Facebook withDanijela Turner About … Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava autistične ljude i njihove porodice da žive ispunjavajući, osnažujući živote. A proud, openly autistic woman of a Serbian/Australian background. Impressum Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava druge autistične ljude i njihove roditelje da žive ispunjavajući, … Continue reading Autistic Seka

Âutistic ûnion

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AutisticUnion/ We are the Âutistic ûnion. We have come together to make a home for everyone who needs a place to be celebrated for who they are. Although our core is the Autism Spectrum, our true goal is a peaceful existence for everyone. So we are starting at home, with ourselves. By sharing … Continue reading Âutistic ûnion