Problematic Professionals, Problems, Queerphobia

Problematic Professional: Tony Attwood

Tony Attwood is a well known psychologist who concentrated his career in Aspergers syndrome (stay with me I don't believe in this label but I do need to accurately give information). He is married to his wife Sarah and has three children. His children's' names are Rosie, William and Caroline. Aspergers Syndrome is no longer… Continue reading Problematic Professional: Tony Attwood

Complicated Professionals, Problems

Complicated Professional: Dr. Paul Offitt

Paul Offit is an American pediatrician with the specialty of infections diseases, vaccines, immunology and virology. He is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine. He is the Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital… Continue reading Complicated Professional: Dr. Paul Offitt

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organizations: Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

The Autism Resource Exchange (ARGE) is a open gene bank with a large collection of DNA samples from families with more than one autistic child.  There is data from over 2000 families. Standardization, collaboration and data sharing are the three key guiding principles of AGRE. It is focused on the rapid accumulation of high quality… Continue reading Problematic Organizations: Autism Genetic Resource Exchange

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organization: Autism Science Foundation

Autism Science Foundation (ASF) is a non profit organization that supports research into autism. ASF was started in April of 2009 by Allison Singer. She was a prior senior executive of Autism Speaks. She was also a member of of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (post coming later). Her cofounder was Karen Margulis London. Margulis… Continue reading Problematic Organization: Autism Science Foundation

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organization: Autism Hope Alliance

Autism Hope Alliance is a Florida based charity that has been established in 2008. It was founded by Tom Bohager. He holds a bachelors degree in holistic nutrition. He has written two books. They are Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes and Enzymes: What the Experts Know. Since the Organization's Inception, they have been… Continue reading Problematic Organization: Autism Hope Alliance

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

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Autistic History: Cure Autism Now (CAN)

Cure Autism Now (CAN) was started in 1995 by parents of autistic children joining together to form the organization. These people were Jonathon Shestack and Portia Iversen. They told their story in the book, "Strange Son."Since its conception, its membership has grown and includes clinicians and scientists who strive to accelerate the pace of biomedical… Continue reading Autistic History: Cure Autism Now (CAN)

Problematic Organizations, Problems, Quacks

Autistic History: ARI, DAN Protocol and MAPS

  Autism Research Institute (ARI) was started in 1967 by Bernard Rimland (1928-2006). He was a psychologist and autism researcher. His firm belief is "Autism is treatable." He helped dispel the myth that autism is caused by "cold mothers." At the end of his career, he falsely stated that vaccines cause autism. ARI created the… Continue reading Autistic History: ARI, DAN Protocol and MAPS

Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organization: National Council on Severe Autism

The National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA) is a not for profit organization that seeks recognition, policy and solutions for autistic people. They are anti acceptance. Calls our movement a hoax. As in the name, they breathe functioning labels. The community knows how harmful they can be. They believe in "many autisms" This goes back… Continue reading Problematic Organization: National Council on Severe Autism