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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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The Archives | e-speaks Newsletter from Autism Speaks | Circa October 10, 2008

Weekend Walks Raise More than $2.35 Million Five Walk Now for Autism events took place this past weekend, with nearly 37,000 participants raising over $2.35 million. Read more and view photos and video from the Baltimore, Carolinas, Long Island, New Hampshire, and Seattle Walks. Third Annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic Raises over $350,000 The third annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic was held at the Sleepy Hollow […]

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The Archives | e-Speaks: Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves; West Texas Walk; "Fox Sports Supports" and NASCAR; "Night of Too Many Stars" | Circa April 10, 2008

e-Speaks: Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves; West Texas Walk; “Fox Sports Supports” and NASCAR; “Night of Too Many Stars” e-Speaks || April 11, 2008 Puzzle Pretzels Hit the Shelves The Bachman Company debuted its Puzzle Pretzel, baked in the shape of the Autism Speaks puzzle piece logo, to steady requests from around the country. It is available in grocery […]

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From The Archives | Autism Speaks Newsletter: e-Speaks | Circa August 7, 2009

e-Speaks || August 7, 2009 Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights In his mid-year review, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr recounts the organization’s achievements over the past six months. The letter focuses on successes in each portion of the mission (science, government relations, advocacy, family services and awareness), as well as the fundraising […]

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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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#KindnesCounts? This April, Make Your Donation Actually Count For Autistic People | Eve Reiland

So Autism Speaks is using a year of #KindnessCounts while co-opting Autistic Culture and another movement for their marketing rebrand (not change in A$ mission or treatment of Autistic people, but just their marketing … just the PR … mmmkay?). They’re pushing ABA hard (always have especially with getting legislation in place for insurance companies to cover […]

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Treating self-injurious behaviors in autism spectrum disorder: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1

(2019). Treating self-injurious behaviors in autism spectrum disorder. Cogent Psychology: Vol. 6, No. 1, 1682766.   Abstract Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are “a class of behaviors, often highly repetitive and rhythmic, that result in physical harm to the individual displaying the behavior.” In the autistic population, SIBs are considered non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, due to no apparent […]