In The Media

Interview by The Body of Evidence Podcast – Campaign Against Phony Autism Cures

Chris and Jonathan speak to Anne Borden, Amanda Seigler, and Melissa Eaton who are campaigning against phony autism cures.   0:55 Alternative treatments for autism and why they exist 3:28 Going undercover on Facebook 5:00 MMS or the bleach cure 11:00 The pushback against activism 12:31 How social media companies have responded 14:10 Chelation therapy… Continue reading Interview by The Body of Evidence Podcast – Campaign Against Phony Autism Cures

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Saying "I hate autism" is Harmful to Autistic People

  "I hate autism." To the neurotypical community it seems to be a harmless statement. I hear and see parents say this often. It shakes me to the core. To an autistic and a parent of autistics, its very offensive. I have several reasons for this statement. The belief that I need to change to… Continue reading Saying "I hate autism" is Harmful to Autistic People

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organization: Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America was established in 1986 by Bernard Rimland, Ivar Lovaas, Ruth Sullivan and a small group of parents of autistic children. Two of those names should sound familar. Bernard Rimland was the creator of the DAN protocol and Ivar Lovaas was the creator of ABA and Conversion Therapy. That should say… Continue reading Problematic Organization: Autism Society of America

In The Media, Melissa Eaton

Shared: Parents Are Poisoning Their Kids With Bleach To 'Cure' Autism

Parents Are Poisoning Their Kids With Bleach To 'Cure' Autism Melissa Eaton, 38, and Amanda Seigler, 39, are mothers to autistic children who report groups on social media that promote "miracle cures" like the use of chlorine dioxide or urine as a means to reverse autism. They have complained to Facebook and other government agencies.… Continue reading Shared: Parents Are Poisoning Their Kids With Bleach To 'Cure' Autism

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Holocaust, Jewish Culture

The Blue Pumpkin and Why I will Never Get One for my Children

With Halloween coming up, the blue pumpkin project has surfaced online. The blue pumpkin is to make the autistic children stand out so people know that the child may not be able to say "trick or treat." It seems innocent enough but the autistic community as a whole is against this. Blue for autism was… Continue reading The Blue Pumpkin and Why I will Never Get One for my Children