May Day! May Day! The End of Autism "Acceptance" Month.
Let me state at the beginning that I would do anything to make sure that kids with ASD get all the recognition and help they so rightfully deserve.
April, National Autism Awareness Month is over and I've tried to add comments to the endless stories out there in order to raise AWARENESS about the AUTISM EPIDEMIC and how seriously children are affected and the impact this disabled generation is having on families and schools. I'm also trying to wake people up to the future cost of autism that we can't even begin to imagine right now.
I find so many reports that present autism as some kind of alternate lifestyle for kids. There are some that even refer to April as AUTISM ACCEPTANCE Month.
April 8, 2013, Western IL University Courier: Autism needs awareness and acceptance
"April is National Autism Awareness Month. Throughout the month, organizations across the country hold events to bring autism awareness to the general public. Though these events provide information on all different forms of autism, too often it is just information and not enough about acceptance.
"In my opinion, acceptance and awareness should be equally important. Instead of April being Autism Awareness Month, I think it should be Autism Acceptance Month."
April 20, 2013, 1011-TV Grand Island, NE, Puzzle Walk For Autism Awareness and Acceptance
"With one in every 88 kids being diagnosed with autism, experts say it's important not only to increase awareness, but also acceptance."
April 22, 2013, Cape May County NJ Shore News Today: Bubbles 4 Autism marks 10th year of raising awareness
'"It shows you that in 10 years it has grown in awareness,' Mosca said. 'It's all about awareness and acceptance.'"
April 24, 2013, Jewish Week: Autism, And Awareness Month, An Opportunity To Live Jewish Values
"April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, an opportunity for all Americans to commit to supporting people with autism spectrum disorders,"
April 26, 2013, Port Lavaca (TX) Wave: Local group hosts autism awareness event
"Parents of autistic children and community first responders attended a free autism awareness and acceptance program Monday at First United Methodist Church."
Acceptance? I believe every child with autism should be accepted and included in all aspects of childhood, but I don't ever expand on that to mean that AUTISM ITSELF SHOULD BE ACCEPTED. How could we just ACCEPT the loss of a generation of children to a disorder most people ever heard about 25 years ago?
If we merely ACCEPT AUTISM, then we've surrendered. Stop all the studies. Stop all the talk. Autism is here to stay and we're just going to have to learn how to live with it. If you're the mother of the one in 31 boys who now ends up with autism---tough. These things happen.
If AUTISM is ACCEPTABLE, why do so many parents cry when they receive an autism diagnosis? I know I did. I wanted answers. I wanted to do something to make him NOT AUTISTIC. I think most parents feel that way. Our first thought isn't, well, I guess that's the way it is--we just need to accept it.
Would we want to hear about AIDS ACCEPTANCE? How about POLIO ACCEPTANCE? Can anyone imagine seeing CHILD ABUSE ACCEPTANCE MONTH?
So why are we satisfied with only asking for AWARENESS and ACCEPTANCE when the subject is a serious debilitating condition like AUTISM? We should only accept those things that are impossible to change.
I refuse to ACCEPT AUTISM. I refuse to ACCEPT the loss of 2 percent of our children to AUTISM. I refuse to ACCEPT that there is no cure. I want the epidemic to stop and I want to recover damaged children. And that is not ACCEPTANCE.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.
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Posted by: Mysha | April 24, 2014 at 12:16 AM
How about not bombarding autists with a month of reenforcement that we have a problem? Don't we suffer enough without seeing "You've got problems!" screaming at us from every newspaper, TV channel or website, with all the triggering that goes with it?
I know it's all well intended, but for me it's "Autism Torture Month". I have to assume it's something started by allists, who forgot to think of the impact on the very people they tried to "save", and I don't care what other name it'll get, as long as it goes away. No, I do care: I would like it to be known as "April".
Posted by: Mysha | April 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM
"Can anyone imagine seeing CHILD ABUSE ACCEPTANCE MONTH?"
I believe with every fiber of my being one of two things is going to happen.
1) "Vaccination" will be universally recognized as one of the greatest genocidal crimes of all time.
2) Total Tyranny will rule this poor world and children and ADULTS will be FORCED to continue to suffer, sicken and die from "vaccination".
"Vaccination programs in the late 19th and early 20th century decimated the populations of many countries where government sponsored vaccination programs were introduced. Japan suffered 48,000 deaths from smallpox vaccination; England and Wales experienced 45,800 smallpox deaths in a population that was 97% vaccinated against smallpox. Australia and Germany combined with a total of 120,000 deaths from the very smallpox for which they had been vaccinated. European deaths amongst the vaccinated portion of the population totaled 3,000,000. Deaths from smallpox vaccination programs began to decline when a revolt against mandatory vaccination programs emerged from the chaos. Within twenty years mandatory smallpox vaccination laws in England were repealed. In 1919 the death rate from smallpox promptly plummeted to a total of 28 deaths in a population of almost 40,000,000 people. Previously, with mandatory vaccinations they had averaged over 44,000 deaths from smallpox." Vaccination History
Posted by: Lou | May 04, 2013 at 01:37 PM
I am aware that mothers who do not "vaccinate" have much healthier kids. I am aware that if you do not "vaccinate" the odds of your child getting an ASD are radically lower. I am aware the less "medical care" you get from Big Medicine the less you need. I am aware that drugs and "vaccines" are all toxic and do not belong in a human body unless death will result without. I am aware "vaccines" have never been shown to confirm more good than harm.
I am aware that those who run this world want to fill me and mine with a seemingly endless number and doses of "vaccines".
Posted by: Lou | May 04, 2013 at 01:39 AM
The structure has been and continues to be built to service those struck Autistic and their families. This service industry has become so powerful that they have taken a life of their own. They now exert influence to keep the status Quos for their livelihood depends a constant supply of Autistics.
Posted by: Paul S | May 01, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Amazingly this morning's Zite(R) report included the "respectfully insolent" morning blog of none other than ORAC, that self-proclaimed spewer of vitriolic attacks on all subjects that are anathema to the mainstream medicine show. I'm actually honored that in his insolent rant he's included us once again in the usual attacks on those, who are actually effecting recoveries and improvements.
As a good friend once said, if you aren't being pursecuted, then you're not doing anything right.
But am more than incensed by his (typical) attacks on the parents who have dared try to bring the SHAME of Big Pharma, and the PAIN and SUFFERING of autism to public attention.
I'm a healthy person who consciously chose to go into a very controversial profession. I am able to blow off Orac's haughty nastiness, knowing he is a Pharma shill. I'm even capable of suing him for defamation but it's not worth the effort. I'd rather devote my energy to finding more and better ways to safely fix the kids, thank you very much.
I'm also a healthy person who made a decision to vaccinate, then witnessed the vaccine injure her child, but was blessed to also be able to see him recover.
I am not an autistic child who lives with so much pain every day that I must distract myself from the things around me by withdrawing, banging my head to the point of a concussion, or covering my eyes and ears at every day lights and noises that are painful to the point of sheer panic. I'm not the child whose food goes straight through the body at every meal. I'm not the child who eventually may develop cancer or heart disease because of the very same vaccines that made me autistic. I'm not the innocent victim of an all-knowing and all-powerful lobby and industry who blatantly declares itself the keeper and expounder of the "only truth" which has become such a big business that it must lie to keep its coffers filled - and coffins, I might add.
I am not the autistic child who cannot defend from verbal attacks on my parents who dare say they saw me regress, nor who are daily, HOURLY, charged with dealing with my pain...
I am a witness and a scribe and sometimes a healer who tries very hard to help children lose their pain, heal and become healthy contributors to the very society that spawns complete stone-throwing, vitriole spewing Pharma pawns like Orac. I'm a professional who day in and day out reads the stories, takes down the chronological histories, watches the videos and sees the photos of once-precocious, healthy, normally-maturing children BEFORE the vaccines, and then the crumbling, pain-racked, expressions after the vaccines.
There must be a very special place in Heaven for the children and families who have been sentenced to a miserable existence from vaccines. And while it goes against my personal Christian belief system to do so, I honestly hope there is also a very special warm place in hell for the "oracs" of the world who try to hide their nastiness and the source thereof behind internet monikers, and make unveiled attempts to destroy the reputations and credentials of those who try to help the victims. (Dr. Wakefield certainly comes to mind!) Orac must be very proud of himself. For a little time. But there is an eternity ahead.
Posted by: Cindy Griffin | May 01, 2013 at 05:40 PM
For sure Anne 200% behind you we need a lot of the kids to stop being Autistic to start with ..lack of vaccines would stop this in a heartbeat...in the meantime as you stated previously the cause is ..
Possible explanations or the current scientific theories on the Autism epidemic :
1. Older Fathers
2. Older Grandfathers
3. Watching too much TV
4. Near major Road traffic
5. Mother was abused as a child
6. Because we saw the film Rainman when we were young , Uta Frith (a scientist with 40 years experience in the autism field)I did send a question to dear Uta to which she has never replied , which was , I also saw the film the Exorcist , and did she think that might have had any bearing on my childs outcome .
7. Sunlight levels
8. Genetic heritable condition
9. Obese Mothers
10. Using Facebook & the internet
11. Placenta folds may predict autism risk
12. Babies born weighing more than 9lb 14oz or under 5lb 5oz have a higher of developing autism
Oh! where it started somewhere to do with mothers and a fridge..kick! me forgot that one...
Posted by: Angus Files | May 01, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Awareness, awareness, come on in all fairness,
those that take action are just a small fraction
of the total aware, most just don't care
we can paint the world blue, or change the hue,
awareness, acceptance simply won't do.
Thanks Annie (the sun will come out tomorrow)
"Be part of the faction that will take action."
Posted by: Maurine Meleck | May 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
To accept autism is to accept the genocide of children by CDC-pharma mafia. NEVER!
Posted by: no vac | May 01, 2013 at 01:24 PM
I like it.
We could go with the color red.
Posted by: Louis Conte | May 01, 2013 at 12:25 PM
How about Autism Alarm Month?
Posted by: Anne Dachel | May 01, 2013 at 11:27 AM
"If AUTISM is ACCEPTABLE, why do so many parents cry when they receive an autism diagnosis?"
How about Autism Action Month?
Posted by: Louis Conte | May 01, 2013 at 09:43 AM
The health care industry is aware all right. In fact they are so aware they're salivating at the thought of all the new business this epidemic will bring. Acceptance? Yes, autism is being awarded a permanent seat at the chronic condition treatment table, following in the footsteps of all the other illnesses that have increased in incidence over the past several decades. Finding a cure? Forget it. No money in that unless it's for funding research that will never benefit anyone. We all know there are whole industries depending on these maladies to continue. They'll try to "help" to make life as bearable as possible. They'll try to bring about maximum functioning, but there will be no release from treatment.
This will only change when corporate money is completely removed from government (not sure anything would be left), and doctors regain the mindset that curing should be their responsibility and primary goal. Visit a doctor for any chronic illness (and they're for the most part all chronic these days) and you'll be asked how you're tolerating treatment and given updated and new prescriptions. Sometimes you'll be sent for tests and to other specialists (got to keep everyone employed). But there is never actionable talk about causation or cure. Autism is just being added to the charlatans' growing list of conditions to be milked.
Posted by: Linda | May 01, 2013 at 09:01 AM
How about "Insolence is Respectful"?
PS I suppose Shakespeare got there first with the weird sisters in Macbeth:
'Fair is foul and foul is fair;
Hover through the mists and filthy air"
Posted by: John Stone | May 01, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Anne .. I suspect George Orwell would agree with your comments regarding the subtle .. but .. none-the-less very effective .. transition from autism "awareness" .. to .. autism "acceptance".
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
"awareness is acceptance"?
Posted by: Bob Moffitt | May 01, 2013 at 07:02 AM
Very well said, Anne. The pro-vaxxers hypocritically harp on about how VPDs are such scourges and so debilitating, but autism is different and should be accepted. Even mention how much of a struggle autism can be and they will accuse you of being an ableist.
Posted by: Greg | May 01, 2013 at 06:49 AM