By Anne Dachel
Autism Speaks has turned what should be seen as an international health disaster--a generation of neurologically injuredchildren--into a curiosity we have all the time in the world to figure out. They've done this by promoting numerous lies, most notably that autism is a genetic disorder unrelated to the toxins our children are exposed to in the ever-increasing vaccination schedule.
Eight years ago AS got the U.N. to proclaim World Autism Awareness Day for April 2nd and thousands of famous sites around the world are now illuminated in blue for April 2nd. Here in the U.S. we have a month of walks and celebration for a disorder with no known cause, prevention or cure.
Autism Speaks calls for money, awareness, and services. They pretend that autism has always been here like this, it just wasn't recognized. In 2011, they produced a study from South Korea showing an autism rate of one in every 38 children.
According to AS, this was proof that autism is still "under recognized"/"underdiagnosed" and therefore the continuing increase in the rate is to be expected.
The glaring flaw in all of this make-believe is the absence of an adult population with a comparable rate. Many of us have long asked for evidence that autism is an adult problem as well. The fact that there aren't services already in place for the young adults with autism aging out of our school system seems to show that this is a new phenomenon.
Autism Speaks is now out to dispel that idea. Adults have autism, we just didn't know it. We're talking about people functioning in the adult world, but who have personality problems and a lack of social skills. I'm sure the media will fall in line with the lie that there are lots of autistic adults out there.
(This was tried before with a study from the U.K. that supposedly found an autistic adult population with a questionnaire.)
This is more fraud and cover-up. No one has EVER been able to show us an adult population with the signs of classic autism like we see in so many of our children. Believe me, no one needs a "tool kit" to recognize autism in the non-verbal, hand-flapping, spinning 10 year old in diapers. IF Autism Speaks wants anyone to believe them, they need to find that adults like this. Also we need to see adults with severe autism who started out as typically developing children, but who suddenly and dramatically lost learned skills and regressed into autism, along with seizure disorder and bowel disease.
DEAR AUTISM SPEAKS----WITH ALL YOUR FUNDING---FIND THE ADULTS WITH FULL DIAGNOSED AUTISM.
Mar 28, 2015
First-of-its-kind guide now available for adults who have been recently diagnosed with autism, as well as those who suspect they have the disorder.
New York, N.Y - Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today has launched a new tool kit that addresses the needs of adults affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The tool kit - Is It Autism and If So, What Next? A Guide for Adults - provides an overview of ASD to help recently diagnosed adults better understand the disorder, and offers guidance to people who suspect they have ASD but have not received a formal evaluation.
"With increased awareness of ASD and its signs and symptoms, a growing number of people are receiving diagnoses during adulthood," said Lisa Goring, executive vice president of programs and services at Autism Speaks. "At the same time, there are many adults who suspect they have ASD but have not received a professional evaluation or have been misdiagnosed with other conditions. Our new tool kit provides a roadmap so that adults with autism and those seeking an evaluation can navigate their journey with the disorder."
As autism awareness has grown dramatically in recent years, many young adults and adults have learned the signs and felt there may be a connection between their feelings and behaviors and the symptoms of autism.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.