ABA, Problematic Organizations, Problems

Problematic Organization: A E Wood Foundation

AE Wood Foundation is a non profit charity that was established in 2018.They have a location in Tampa, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee.  Their goal is to connect families with the medical, therapeutic and educational providers. "The foundation works to enhance the ability of children and young adults and their families to succeed in life while… Continue reading Problematic Organization: A E Wood Foundation

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Problematic Organizations: Next for Autism

Next for Autism, which was originally known as New York Collaborates for Autism was founded in 2003 by Laura Slatkin (an entrepreneur) and Ilene Lainer (a former law partner). They both have autistic sons. They created the organization to "advance the field of autism services and challenge the status quo." Laura Slatkin is one of… Continue reading Problematic Organizations: Next for Autism

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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