Where do your autism advocates go to get together?

I don’t know about you all, but I am very skeptical of any autism “advocacy” organization that gets together in the Cayman Islands. Why? Because getting everyone there isn’t cheap, and it isn’t cheap to have a conference there. And it’s much, much more costly than having it in an American city, or over Skype. I can’t help but wonder where the money they spent in getting everyone there and having their anti-vaccine discussions came from and how it could have been better used to help autistic children and adults live better lives.

But who am I to judge? The following screen capture was taken from the Facebook page of the woman who, in her own words, doesn’t have $800 to her name. Must be great to not have any money and still get to go to the Cayman Islands.

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My autism advocates don’t go to exotic places and spend money on glamorous trips. What about yours?

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11 thoughts on “Where do your autism advocates go to get together?

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  4. I agree. But you do know that’s a fake picture, right? At least some of the heads are photoshopped onto other people’s bodies. So whoever used that picture to tell what a wonderful time they’d had didn’t use a real picture from their conference. Makes one wonder if they actually went where she said. I also have to say that all autism advocates aren’t anti-vaccination. I’ve read some eloquent provaccination blogs/articles by parents of kids on the spectrum. Just saying…

    • Actually, every face has been pasted onto the original picture.
      One wonders if the picture is copyrighted and what the owner thinks of the theft of their work…

    • ” I’ve read some eloquent provaccination blogs/articles by parents of kids on the spectrum. Just saying…”

      Indeed, many can be found here: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/

      That site also includes contributions not only from parents, from those on the spectrum. The point is that the “Canary Party”, AoA and the “Autism Leadership Summit” do not advocate for those on the spectrum, but push their own agenda: which is to dismantle the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

      And with the NVICP out of the way, they can destroy any and all vaccine programs in the USA. Their final goal, whether they know or care to know, is to bring back diseases like measle, mumps, pertussis, and the rest.

      • ” Their final goal, whether they know or care to know, is to bring back diseases like measle, mumps, pertussis, and the rest.”

        From what I’ve read from many of the antivaxers sites is that they *do know* that they’d bring back measles, mumps, pertussis and the rest. They’re ecstatic about the thought, as they dismiss the morbidity and mortality rates of those vaccine preventable diseases.
        The espousal of said dismissal ranges from considering such diseases as a right of passage to suffering from those diseases somehow magically improves the “health of one’s immune system” or other similar claptrap.

  5. One of the key concepts misunderstood about warfare is that it isn’t about destruction of an enemy.
    It is to cause the opponent to expend resources at a level that causes them to re-evaluate their position that instigated conflict.
    In short, to make the entire conflict too horrifically wasteful of finite resources.

    Like it or not, this is a war of sorts. It’s not involving firearms and mass destruction, but it most certainly has claimed lives.
    This most certainly does also qualify as a waste of finite resources.
    So, let them waste money, let them bleed their sponsors dry.
    Meanwhile, we all continue our less wasteful course, conserving our resources and ensuring that they waste as much of their resources as possible.
    Meanwhile, their travel expenses and especially foreign travel expenses and associations could be more easily investigated in our post 9-11 world. Something to consider in the face of threats instigated against those who speak with the voice of reason and evidence based medicine.

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