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It bears knowing that this Haitian child was branded “attachment disordered" and subjected to an intense regimen of "attachment parenting" in which children are forced to ask for basic necessities like water and food.
One of the leading proponents of this brand of “parenting” is American adoption expert Nancy Thomas, whose standard for good adoptive parents is as follows:
"If you don’t know if a parent’s a really awesome parent or not, we have a little test. You look at the child. If the child has their head and their arms and legs still attached, that’s it! It’s an awesome mom, an awesome dad. And you know, it’s just proof right there. Because if they weren’t an awesome mom and dad, they would have ripped the child’s head off by now, or at least an arm." — Healing Trust: Rebuilding the Broken Bond for the Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder [X]
The guy who invented the theory that vaccines cause autism had his medical license revoked for it
they took it away because he came up with a seemingly plausible theory?
They took it away because other scientists have been unable to reproduce his results, his results were made up, he didn’t even get approved by an ethics committee, and now he’s risking the health and lives of a whole bunch of people
Oh and the fact that basing a study on 12 participants is a fucking joke if you know a goddamned thing about statistics and designing scientific studies.
Also a fun note: these studies mostly became popular because of Jenny McCarthy, who claimed that her son’s autism had been caused by vaccines.
As it turns out, her son never even had autism. She claims that she “cured” his autism with things like a gluten-free diet and therapy, but it’s far more likely that he was misdiagnosed… and that she ran with it and started ruining people’s lives with it.
tl;dr - The anti-vaxx movement is built on lies and misinformation on top of lies and misinformation, and while this might be a laughable thing in other circumstances, this particular movement KILLS CHILDREN.
All of the above.
The New York Times is officially reporting that mass shootings could be prevented if the mentally ill just had less privacy and were easier to forcibly hospitalize, proving once again that the non-mentally ill are the most dangerous people of all.
Talking to the parents of children with regressive autism is scary but important (via dimyway02)
Try being the person with regressive autism. Try standing there right in front of people while they say that your soul doesn’t exist, that you are not in your body, that you are a shell of your former self. And wanting to punch them in the eye for having the nerve to act like you don’t exist anymore, but not being able to. (Or doing so, and then being accused of having “unexplainable aggression” which goes more towards having “no soul”.)
NEVER talk about autistic people this way.
NEVER say we don’t have souls.
NEVER say we’re vegetables.
NEVER say we aren’t the person we used to be.
NEVER say you want the “old you” back.
NEVER say these things.
And never repeat these things as if they’re some kind of profound observation about what it’s like to be someone related to us. Think what it’s like to be right there, with everyone and having everyone around you talking as if you’ve been stolen, as if you’re not the real you anymore, as if they need to go find the real you and bring you back, as if who you are is an empty shell, a vegetable, a vacant body with no soul.
This is not profound, it is disgusting and sickening.
Signed, a ‘regressive’ autistic who is still routinely treated as an empty shell with no soul or thoughts or emotions of my own
I find it funny how people refuse to acknowledge mental illness until they need an excuse to protect a white man
hey everyone. an australian aboriginal woman has been sentenced to life in prison because of her disability, even though she hasn’t been convicted of any crime. she has been in there for 18 months already, and although the government has the facilities to care for people with disabilities, they are ignoring requests to have her transferred to a dedicated care facility rather than a prison. here is the petition to free her - it still needs ~14,000 signatures. please sign.
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