Having an autistic child is not the end of the world--far from it. It is my hope that through this blog, at least a handful of people will get to understand that. My child is amazing, she brings us tremendous joy. We have good days & bad days, but we CHOOSE to focus on the good. Our belief is that by loving our daughter, giving her the most comfortable environment we can, and by most of all accepting her differences, she will continue to blossom--in her OWN way.

1/7/08

CAICA & Hating Autism: What Is Going On Here???

UPDATE HERE: PLEASE READ!!!
The material has been REMOVED!!!

It was brought to my attention through the Autism Hub that the website for CAICA has several blog entries from the "Hating Autism" blog. I was honestly rather shocked that such an organization would post anything from this blog. The Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse (CAICA) is a website I often refer to to spotlight the abuse that takes place everyday against children in institutions, hospitals, "treatment" centers, boot camps, etc. I have found it very helpful and informative. I was disappointed that they would actually print anything from a blog that often spews hatred, and furthers the type of stigmatization and discrimination against autistics. These beliefs are what leads to the abuse of children, the same children that CAICA is supposed to be fighting for.

The biggest issue here is that when you visit the page where this blogger's postings are listed, you have no clue who he is, what his experience is, etc. One may well think he is some sort of expert, and therefore take his information as fact. This is very dangerous. The page can be found here. It's troublesome to me that they kept the post's title of "Autism don't screw around," for their web page title. That is something else to ponder regarding CAICA and their views on Autism. Some of the more startling statements I came across on this page are here...

I believe the reason that the flu shot is pushed on pregnant women is because they need to cause more autism. Causing more autism when everyone is being told that the mercury is out of the vaccines is a great way to make the uninformed public agree that mercury could not have caused the epidemic. They have to cause more autism because, if autism suddenly disappears, it will help prove the case and the vaccine manufacturers stand to lose over a trillion dollars. The manufacturers don't have a trillion dollars which is why they have paid politicians to change the laws to prevent most parents of autistic children from filing lawsuits.

If anyone is reading this who knows someone whose child has not tried biomedical intervention, please ask them to read this. And, tell them to get in touch with Generation Rescue to learn how to save their child.

It's easy for parents to get frustrated and give up. The only chance our children have is for parents to keep going to beat this son of a bitch named autism.

The object of any professional who works with autism should be to get rid of the autism. Settling for some half-assed improvement is far from professional in my book. Teachers need to learn that they can do their jobs a lot more effectively if the children they are teaching are receiving the medical treatment they need to remove the poison that caused the autism.

A link to his blog (yes, with the title right there, "Hating Autism" for all to see) is on the bottom of the page. It is perplexing why CAICA made the decision to post this hateful, paranoid ramblings, plus a link with such a title. Seems very much against their Mission and Purpose Statements. I have written them, asking they remove the postings, and hope they find more alternative, accurate, informative, and positive material to have on their site. I really hope that if enough of us rally together, as was done with the Ransom Notes campaign, we will once again have success.

Please join me by contacting CAICA at info@caica.org. Thank you!

1 comment:

forthelost said...

Wow. I only came across this on your blog, and to be honest I forgot I'd even sent that e-mail out.

Yes, I am the one who brought that wonderful link on the site to the attention of the Autism Hub owner. I truthfully forgot about the e-mail a week or so later, so I'm glad I actually brought it down. Go me!

I'm completely NT myself, but my identical twin sister is an Aspie. And she actually lives in the same town the infamous blog owner lives in. Hey, I used to live there before I moved out to Chicago. We did laugh a bit over that when we found out...