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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: What’s Up With Autism Speaks | Circa January 1, 2008

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: What’s Up With Autism Speaksnewsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comTue, Jan 1, 2008, 7:44 AMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |from Lisa Jo Rudy In the SpotlightWhat’s Up With Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is by far the largest […]

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Autistic Pride Day & Adult Autism Awareness Day Are Not The Same. Autism Speaks Can Stop The Inclusion BS Now | Eve Reiland

Autistic Pride Day is June 18th every year and was establish by Aspies For Freedom in 2005. Apparently that wasn’t good enough for Autism Speaks. They came along in 2009 and designated April 18 as “Adult Autism Awareness Day.” And well, even then, Autism Speaks knew they couldn’t use the official Autistic Pride Day … […]

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Autism Speaks Partners with Abusive “Therapy” Center | Autistic Mama | Circa 2018

Inside: Autism Speaks partners with abusive “therapy” center, Judge Rottenberg Center. JRC has recently fought for and won the right to torture disabled students, and now Autism Speaks is featuring them as a provider.) Because I’m autistic, my son is autistic, and I’m an outspoken autism advocate, roughly 80% of the news stories I see on […]

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US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school | US news | The Guardian

The US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”. …   Source: US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school […]

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ASAN Welcomes Ban of Electric Shock Torture

Today, the Food and Drug Administration released their final ban on the electric skin shock devices used to torture children and adults with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center. The rule will go into effect in 30 days. The JRC will have 180 days to transition people currently subject to this torture off of the […]

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FDA Takes Rare Step to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices for Self-Injurious or Aggressive Behavior | FDA

For Immediate Release: March 04, 2020 After careful consideration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a final rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device […]

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As Seen On Facebook | My write up on the puzzle piece. I barely touch upon the T4 project during the Shoah (Holocaust). | Fierce Autie

Fierce Autie Yesterday at 8:14 AM ·  My write up on the puzzle piece. I barely touch upon the T4 project during the Shoah (Holocaust). I will do a more in depth one another time. Katherine Ruth Last Excellent, accurate and succinct. Just one note – rainbow infinity is more and more being used for broader neurodiversity, […]