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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: 46 minutes ago 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,082


With exception to autism caused by possible denovo mutations unfortunately natural eugenics already exists. Very few autistic men go on to have children so their genes are not passed on In the future whole genome sequencing will be very cheap. You can already get one done by Dante labs for around $3...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: Today, 1:40 pm 

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Aborting fetuses based on expected genetic outcome is eugenics. I don’t think it will be a Nazi repeat or government mandate. Like with Down’s Syndrome now it would be a choice of the mother. That is why it is called “Consumer Eugenics”. It is questionable that this will happen in Autism or particu...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: Today, 11:32 am 

Replies: 29
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A similar thing was mentioned by Mona on a previous article however such arguments make little logic. These are scientists that research brain disorders and genetic science. They went to university for many years passed lots of exams to do what they do So they are not responsible for free train pas...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: Yesterday, 9:33 am 

Replies: 29
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The main issue as ever is people trying to speak above and impose their views on others who don’t accept those views. For a start why are ND advocates at an autism scientific conference researching potential treatments? Many proudly proclaim their autism is not a problem to be fixed, they don’t wan...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: Yesterday, 8:03 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,082


The main issue as ever is people trying to speak above and impose their views on others who don’t accept those views. For a start why are ND advocates at an autism scientific conference researching potential treatments? Many proudly proclaim their autism is not a problem to be fixed, they don’t want...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: 26 Jan 2023, 3:53 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,082


Yet the hostility in autism research is not only aimed at non-autistic researchers. Botha, who has also considered leaving the field, said there have been “quite a few” autistic graduate students, research associates and Ph.D. colleagues who have walked away from their academic dreams because they ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: 25 Jan 2023, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,082


Sad this type of thing is going on, the only people being hurt are autistic people, especially the most disabled and without a voice. The only way i think this will ever be resolved is to retire the word "autism" or "ASD" and have separate categories based on type of disability a...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: High Needs Autistic Advocates.

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 6:06 pm 

Replies: 20
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To add to my last comments, you cant be legally disabled without having an official medical disorder. You cant get disability welfare or a blue disabled badge for a car in the UK without doctors / medical evidence. I cant just demand a carer to do my shopping for me because i cant be bothered to wa...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: High Needs Autistic Advocates.

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 751


To add to my last comments, you cant be legally disabled without having an official medical disorder. You cant get disability welfare or a blue disabled badge for a car in the UK without doctors / medical evidence. I cant just demand a carer to do my shopping for me because i cant be bothered to wal...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: High Needs Autistic Advocates.

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 5:57 am 

Replies: 20
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Although most autistic self-advocates have no issue with calling autism a "disability," many of us are uneasy about calling it a "disorder." Our main issues with the "disorder" framing are: I suspect that kind of creeping orwellian doublespeak is exactly the kind of th...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The Tylenol causation lawsuits

Posted: 20 Jan 2023, 12:14 pm 

Replies: 6
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Not sure why you think it’s “a conspiracy theory”. Tylenol is a drug like any other and adverse effects are not abnormal. The fact that it could cause autism if taken in pregnancy is not beyond possibility The problem for the provers is the same as the scientists looking for autism drugs which is - ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: High Needs Autistic Advocates.

Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 8:25 am 

Replies: 20
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I very much support you and wish you luck. In fact most of what you say is what I've been saying for quite some time on WP. Maybe you should try to connect to The National Council for Severe Autism( link) since combined forces will have a stronger impact https://www.ncsautism.org/ They seem to be t...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: High Needs Autistic Advocates.

Posted: 17 Jan 2023, 11:34 am 

Replies: 20
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I very much support you and wish you luck. In fact most of what you say is what I've been saying for quite some time on WP. Maybe you should try to connect to The National Council for Severe Autism( link) since combined forces will have a stronger impact https://www.ncsautism.org/ They seem to be th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Nobody interested in the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 11:33 am 

Replies: 2,269
Views: 55,338


It didn't work that way when Nazi Germany and Soviet Union divided Poland between them. We've been subjected to many attempts of making us disappear. It's called genocide and it causes more angry people and more insurgencies, unless you flat out physically destroy a nation, which is considered a cr...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: MSNBC column on pros and cons of early diagnosis

Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 11:27 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 455


What's the obsession & point in early diagnosis anyway, its not like anything can be done about it unless its to promote useless ABA. Promoting ABA is the whole point. The theory is that the genetically predisposed process of becoming autistic can be stopped by ABA. Most of this “brain wiring” ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is there any good new movies with autistic characters?

Posted: 15 Jan 2023, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 228


Depends what you mean - characters suspected of having some form of borderline Aspergers - unlimited huge numbers of movies Actual Autistic characters - very few cant really name many, perhaps "the accountant" an autistic character stared by Ben Affleck. Good movie but unfortunately lots o...
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