Showing posts from September, 2019

Quack Treatments: GAPS diet

The GAPS diet is a restrictive diet used to try to cure autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, depression and schizophrenia. It is promoted as a natural treatment for the named conditions.  It stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome. It requires its followers to stop ingesting grains pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbohydrates.

It was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.She earned her MD in Russia. She practiced as a neurologist and neurosurgeon. When she moved to the UK, she earned a degree in Human Nutrition. She practices as a nutritional consultant in a clinic in Cambridge, England. She never had been in contact with an autistic child until her own child was diagnosed when he was three.

 She also invented the term GAPS. She theorized that many conditions affect the brain are caused by a leaky gut. Leaky gut syndrome is a term to describe an increase in the permeability of the gut wall.

She created this protocol because of the "autism epidemic."Sh…

CALL TO ACTION: Get Laurel Austin's Go Fund Me Removed!

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 research in autism. CAN raise and distributes money for research in the causes, prevention and treatment of autism. They also do education and outreach. They provided more than $39 million for research grants and other programs. These are AGRE, Autism Treatment Network, Clinical Trials Network, and all their initiatives.

CAN have committed over $25 million to funding research and has started the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE).  AGRE is an open gene bank with a large collection of cells and DNA samples gathered from some families with more than one autistic child (sound like Spark anyone?).  The research program incl…

Identity First Terms for ADHD

When I started using this term, I had no idea that it stood for something in Aspie Supremacy. I knew I had ADHD before I knew I was autistic. I was diagnosed in 1988 as severe ADHD and language receptive/expressive disorder.

I found facebook groups for autistic adults. It is used often in the adult ADHD community. I loved it,  adopted this and my children use it often. My kids use the term as well.  It is used as an Identify First Language term. It is to poke fun that we are easily distracted. You could see a butterfly in the window that belongs to the classroom across the hall. This would catch your attention. Something "shiny" could be anything that catches your attention. It does not have to look shiny to be shiny. This is to say "ooh shiny!" Its a way of poking fun at ourselves and not saying we are diseased.

Later, after I found out I am autistic,  I found out that the Aspie Supremacists like to use the term "shiny aspie." This made me sad. I am the…

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 Defeat Autism Now (DAN) protocol.

ARI has been at the front of autism research for more than 50 years. They pioneer in biological research, educational outreach and networking with worldwide organizations. They admit that they do not know that cause of autism. They view autism as a treatable "genetically hard-wired disease."

ARI has created the infamous Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC). This is not used in diagnosis. This is used by charlatans pushing quack treatments. Kerri Rivera uses the ATEC in her dosing procedures.

They claim to be an advocate for autistic rights but actually autistic people know better. They cannot …

Rebuttal: Better thanks to bleach? Lenexa mom says chemical mix significantly improved son’s autism

There as a newscast in Kansas City about Laurel Austin. She is a bleacher parent who has been poisoning her children with MMS for years to try to cure their children of being autistic. This newscast is trying to undo the hard work we put in for years to make this public.

They start off with the line "Do you believe in miracles?" With that alone, I knew it was going to be bad. I have appeared on the news about this dangerous substance numerous times and none of them came close to this. I knew they were going to paint her as the desperate mother.

They mention that MMS is "on the market." It is not really on the market. It is available through websites that claim it can cure anything. You cannot find it in any reputable stores or outlets.

After the introduction, it then shows a video of her son, Jeremy. He is now 28. He was obviously in distress. She was doing nothing to change the surroundings to help him through his distress. It just shows him self harming while hi…

Bleacher Exposed: Lousie Elizabeth Walther

MMS is. It has been all over the news since May, 2019. Anyway, she posted how dangerous it is, mentioning that I was on the Dr. Oz Show and this person had the nerve to comment.
My husband's grandmother was posting on her personal page how dangerous

She claims she has taken it for three years and her eyesight improves. She has the nerve to say this when children are losing their insides and becoming deathly ill.

I cannot report her because she is not dosing a child but I will make her face famous.

 This type of misinformation is unacceptable. It is dangerous. It causes people to die and suffer from horrendous side effects. The charlatans tell the victims that it is working and to increase the dose. Know that MMS use in anyway is UNACCEPTABLE!

Autistic History: 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 to Billy Mann's "autism lite."

NCSA was founded in May of 2018 by Jill Escher, Freda Almaliti, Amy Lutz, and Alison Singer (who left Autism Speaks to start this organization). Alison Singer is the president of the Autism Science Foundation. NCSA is the first group to advocate for "severe autism." This is a controversial organization, which goes without saying. Its goals are medical treatment and additional support. They take away from other autistic people.

The main focus of this organization is to promote needs of "those affected by autism." This includes any cognitive and functional "impairments." …

Autistic History: Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity. We always talk about it but never explored the history of this wonderful phenomenon. It is a neologism that was made popular in the 1990's. Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, and Harvey Blume, an American journalist, coined the term. Neurodiversity is the variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other neurological and brain functions in a non pathological way. The term takes the suffix "Neuro" meaning brain and the word "diversity" to create the term. This starts the social model of disability.

There was been some controversy with "autism advocates" not autistic advocates. They say that neurodiversity conceptualizes the autism spectrum and does not reflect realities of people with high support needs. They would say "low functioning people with autism."

Judy Singer created the word neurodiversity. She used the term in her sociology honors thesis in the late 1990's. This was a …