Autism Epidemic the betrayal of the ‘different’ for profit.

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What is autism?

The truth is startling.

No one has a clue.

There is no pathology, no gene, no biomarkers and little understanding .

It is an intrinsic part of an individual’s personality.

And as such, many maintain is not an ‘impairment of mind’, under the Mental Capacity Act.

And, it was not until recently  a mental disorder under the Mental Health Act.

It is a spectrum, we are all on.

Like quantum mechanics, it does not exist, until observed and labelled.

Only 70 years ago, it was merely a Greek word, meaning, ‘absorbed in self’.

Associated with loners, high intelligence, gifts, cold mothers, and, the children of academics.

Newton, Mozart and Einstein, who at 7, constantly repeated certain phrases, all showed autistic traits.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3326317/Albert-Einstein-found-genius-through-autism.html

On reading Plato’s description of Socrates, he could well have been autistic.

A study by University of Sterling this year shows it is associated with creativity

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/22/autism-creative-thinking-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Yet a ‘lack of imagination’ is one of its main diagnosis criteria.

Read this lady’s account of the genius of her autistic  son.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Spark-Mothers-Nurturing-Genius/dp/0812983564

Scientists have urged it should not be treated as a disability but a different way of thinking with advantages

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2056941/Autism-advantage-Valuable-traits-include-exceptional-memory-visual-skills.html

Here a mute autistic writes how wrong the experts are about him.

https://growingkidstherapy.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/diagnosis-disruption-debunking-the-myths-of-non-verbal-autism/

But today in the western world autistics are made the biggest cash cows .

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They cost the UK more than cancer,or heart disease.

Yet a recent study shows, they are 2.5 more likely to die prematurely in comparison to the rest of the population.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308160.php

Why, as autism is not a physical illness ?

Is it because the autistic are huge pharma cash cows, earning billions for the autism and pharma industries, yet  receive little or no proper medical treatment.

And as a lucrative commodity the  number of autistic in the UK has increased ten fold, in the last 15 years, and 50% in the last 5 years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/9160322/Number-of-children-with-autism-soars-by-more-than-50-per-cent-in-five-years.html

In the US, study shows, it will cost one trillon billion dollars by 2025 http://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/u-s-autism-costs-could-reach-1-trillion-by-2025-study-701789.

Surveys increase the epidemic.

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So there is an awful lot of money to be made out of autism.

It is likely, some disorders diagnosed as ‘autism’ is not but reaction/effect of vaccines- compulsory in USA, put under autism’s vague umbrella.

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Autistics are now assessed,  as intellectually disabled, based unfairly/discriminatory on adeptive skills alone, irrespective of IQ.

And then  taught, medicated, and treated, as if mentally retarded.

This  allows inappropriate ‘special needs’ non- education, drug administration.

And, worse still, autistics being assessed, at 18, as being ‘incapable’ of  the most basic decisions, as to who they have a relationship with or where they live.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is being  illegally enforced, allowing the state to declare the autistic,  incapable of making any future or past decision.

Yet, educationally, autism, is a conditioning disability, not a learning one.

Autistics are not intellectually disabled.

Autistic children’s  IQs, have been shown, in recent research by Swansea University, to be underestimated, as IQ tests are designed for non autistic children.

https://finolamoss.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/profitable-retardation-of-the-autistic/

They merely have a different perception of reality, and therefore think, and  learn differently.

Autism, is explained and defined, as a difficulty with social imagination, communication, and interaction.

A  vague, expansive, meaningless definition.

What is social imagination ?

Autistics, once labelled, are perfunctorily and simplistically stereo typed, with little regard to the individual.

All like routine, all have sensory problems, all do not look you in the eyes, all hate transitions, all do not understand others emotions, and, the most damning  judgement, all are insentient, under the Mental Capacity Act.

And all this is wrong and discriminatory.

The different, are penalised, because they do not behave socially, learn or communicate as they should.

This, and, ever more blunted psychological diagnostic tools, make it, far too easy to label, a person, who merely, has an unknown, educational, communicational, and social ‘difference’ from the norm.

The diagnosis based on adeptive skills and misdiagnosed intellectual disability.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/health/research/new-autism-definition-would-exclude-many-study-suggests.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&hp

With such a cash cow, is it any wonder, more autistics are sought.

By awareness campaigns, in their best interests.

The latest is, to harvest autistic girls, on the basis, too few are being diagnosed.

Yet, the proportion of autistic girls, accords with the biology that the X chromosome masks the disorder in a female.

Who is merely a carrier of the ‘autism’ gene.

And a female will need both her X chromosomes to be affected, so an affected X from each parent, to manifest autism.

So is 50% less likely than a male to be autistic.

Mandatory  Universal Autism Screening has been called for.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/309783.php

The ‘at risk’ who might not be autistic are sought, and research into genetic causes and biological processes paid for presumably to market drugs and vaccines but specific genes cannot be found.http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/308185.php

It can now supposedly be detected in babies and now before symptoms appear.

http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2017/02/autism-detectable-in-brain-long-before-symptoms-appear/#.WKYEtIXXJjo

An autism label has already proved devastating for over a million in the UK.

Who with America, form an epidemic in the western world, but not   in the East, and, autism, is virtually non-existent in the third world.

The, ‘in the know’, late developing eccentrics, with private means, can avoid detection, and labelling, research proper education, and, like the characters in the New York specialist school in the book, ‘Bring in the idiots’, become high flyers, in literature, and technology.

But not, the ever increasing majority, destined, to be cash cows, for the burgeoning autism industry.

Which spans charities, pharmaceutical, educational special needs, NHS, social care, and independent living.

74% are on anti-psychotic drugs, and, imprisoned for life in NHS ‘treatment’ centres, or ‘independent’ away from family living.

http://www.disabledgo.com/blog/2015/09/fears-that-antipsychotic-drugs-being-used-as-chemical-cosh-in-disability-care/?utm_source=DisabledGo+Blog&utm_medium=facebook

Autism is a social conduct development ‘disorder’ at most, and was not within the Mental Health Act until  recently.

It is not a mental illness.

But recent campaigns that autistics’ mental health was being neglected, enabled, autistic conduct to be perfunctorily diagnosed as separate mental disorders.

Even normal reactions of autistics to crowds, noise, muti stimuli has  now been labelled a separate disorder of Pathological Demand Disorder and Petitions supported by NAS have had it recognised in Scottish Parliament.

How can a mere facet of autism be recognised as a separate disorder, when this should have been appreciated as part of ASD and educated, treated cared for already ?

It serves to surreptitiously widens the net of cash cows by more diagnosis and will not improve care.

ASD has only be placed in the MHA fairly recently and is not a mental but a conduct disorder.

Continually government money is spent to show autistic are mental, the latest Cambridge and Coventry University report on their greater risk of suicide and depression January 2017.

https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/study-launched-to-understand-why-autistic-people-may-be-more-at-risk-of-mental-health-issues.aspx

This is the worst form of discrimination and misrepresentation of the autistic and allows autism to be a mental disorder and other mental disorders to be added.

Each requiring profitable medication- OCD, psychosis, anxiety, depression, self-harm, OD, ADHD, and increasing the amount that can be claimed for their care.

https://www.autistica.org.uk/research/mental-health/

So they really are a useful, lucrative feed to the mental health industry and pharma.

How did this all happen? Is no one fighting for the autistic ?

In 2007, the National Autistic Society was the 8th largest charity in the UK, rich with government funding, and, 177,000 per annum residential school placements.

But,  was, strangely, precluded by its trust deed, from researching into the causes of autism.

Its campaign for autism rights, embodied in the Autism Act 2009.

Resulted in worthless, Local Authority Guidelines.

Which need expensive, complex, costs risky judicial reviews, by individuals to enforce.

To date I know of none.

So Local Authorities can ignore the Act.

As shown LA’s adult services policy of non-provision of specialist care.

But, the LA, commission, and the NHS pay, independent living providers, like the National Autistic Society, Autism Care UK, on the ‘severity’ of the individual’s disability.

Using the money available for disabled, and  family support, under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Act1970.

But now neither are given an option except private enforced secret care.

The autism industry, and venture capital, profit from creating ‘difference’.

The autistics have lost their lives, and, we have lost our visionaries, and eccentrics.

See here how a definition of autism allows  the state and care workers to decide all your decisions for life even when you are obviously capable and high functioning.

See fate of this 20 year old diagnosed  as autistic at 18, when Dimensions who own independent living support and the LA  got involved in her life. And an LA behavioural psychiatrist who decided she was MCA incapable of deciding, who she had relationships with and where she lived- terrifying stuff, happens nowhere else in the world.

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/4.html

Read here latest book dispelling the myths about Autism by Steve Sliberman, The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/09/493148713/neurotribes-examines-the-history-and-myths-of-the-autism-spectrum

Despite or because of being made cash cows a study revealed they die prematurely

Dr Hirvikoski says that she was “shocked and horrified” at the results.

Her team found that the mean age of death of somebody with autism was 54 – compared with 70 for the general population. For people with autism and a learning disability, life expectancy was a mere 40 years.

 

 

 

 

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‘Independent Living’ –Disabled Penned for Profit

 

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If you asked anyone, where, they most wanted to live, and where, they would feel the safest, and happiest.

All would reply, if they could, within the bosom of their family.

This is why, a Private Members Bill, was put forward by Alf Morris, a Labour MP.

And despite opposition, by both Labour, and, a new Conservative government, became, the Chronically Sick and Disabled Act 1970.

It was the only, such Act in Europe, and, was heralded, the Magna Carta of the disabled.

The Act, placed a duty on Local Authorities, and NHS, to provide, in modern money, up to £164,000 per annum, for the social, and medical care, of the disabled.

If, a Local Authority, did not provide sufficient respite, house adaptations, medical equipment, care etc, parents/disabled, could  sue them,to pay for these  services.

This allowed, the disabled, to live, where they had always lived, with the friends, and family, they had known, and who had known them, since birth.

It also, prevented inadequate, unaccountable monopoly services.

Allowing families, and disabled, to obtain independent support, that fitted theirs, and the disabled’s needs.

The disabled could remain seen in the community, not, as they are now, herded in lines by chatting care workers.

Sadly, if parents found it impossible to cope, as they grew older, then, they could set up a trust fund, to pay state funds, to an independent provider, of their own choice, to care for their loved one.

But, 30 years on, under Tony Blair, the embryo of ‘Independent Living ’, was conceived, in academic publications.

Research, projected the figures, of older parents, who would be unable to cope, the disabled’s EU Right to ‘Independence’, was high jacked.

Housing away from their families became a priority for charities, LAs, and government.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QY9Qp6JNL8UC&pg=PA1935&lpg=PA1935&dq=JAYNE+KNIGHT+AUTISM+MENCAP&source=bl&ots=O1ozxTtVYB&sig=2RYrzI_ELah1vdl0W6RCvTFGiYM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEof2XjJbOAhUIIsAKHfumASQQ6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=JAYNE%20KNIGHT%20AUTISM%20MENCAP&f=false

All disabled charities, MENCAP, SCOPE, NAS, sang in unison, that ‘most disabled’ wanted independence, and, had a right to it,

Independence’, was perfunctorily construed, as  living away from parents, in  their ‘own’ home, regardless of  how many lived in this ‘home’, and, 24 hour supervision.

And, all a disabled person’s decisions, being made by the care provider.

This has been  renamed recently to ‘community living’.

A huge, profitable, largely unaccountable market, was there,  for the taking.

In 2010/11, the largest component of local authority expenditure on residential services for people with learning disabilities was on residential care placements (£ 1.55 billion), followed by supported and other accommodation (£483 million) and nursing care (£75 million). Supporting People expenditure in 2010/11 was £149 million.

(Source: People with Learning Disabilities in England 2011

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mental-health-and-learning-disabilities-statistics-monthly-report-final-feb-2015-and-provisional-mar-2015

 

 

The disabled were a goldmine, waiting to be mined.

Providers of independent living, could, not only claim, the huge amounts of money, made available from the government, under The Chronically Sick and Disabled Act, but also, the disabled’s state benefits, Disability Living Allowance, Mobility, Housing and Council tax Benefits, and Independent Living Fund.

And, better still, whilst the Local Authorities, again, on the back of cost cutting, did not provide specialist disabled care, the independent providers, were still allowed, to claim for such care, under the Act, on the basis, of the need, and severity, of each individual’s disability.

This gave a huge profit margin, at the disabled’s expense, as they received basic, non-specific care.

Worse still, the worse the disabled’s needs were made, the more, that could be claimed.

This was not a recipe for care, but persecution.

With enforcement by the Court of Protection, under the Mental Capacity Act,

‘Independent’ Living,  is now, effectively, the only option provided by Local Authorities, to a disabled adult.

in 2010/11, the largest component of local authority expenditure was on private, commissioned by LA, often enforced residential care placements (1.55 billion) for people with learning disabilities, followed by supported and other accommodation (83 million), and nursing care (75 million).

Supporting People expenditure in 2010/11 was 149 million.

(Source: People with Learning Disabilities in England 2011

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/mental-health-and-learning-disabilities-statistics-monthly-report-final-feb-2015-and-provisional-mar-2015

Yet, see the map above, for the statistics of those still living with parents at 35, and not independently.

The Daily Mail lead on 5/11/16 that 25% of adults live with parents.

Yet our most vulnerable, who need their family most, are removed at 18, to 24 hour surveillance, not independence.

All overnight respite, and, day centre provision has been closed, on the excuse of cost cutting.

As services for disabled adults, are diversified, into this highly lucrative, ‘independent’ living industry.

The ‘Right’ to live ‘independently’ the only independence being forceful removal from family is the only ‘right’ promoted

https://rightsinreality.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/talk-to-housing-and-support-alliance-independent-living-conference/

Who would want a right to be encaged, all  choice removed, and forcefully medicated ?

Disability charities, have found it a godsend, as a much needed, reliable source, of permanent income.

And, international venture capitalists, pension funds, are investing in this new profitable sector.

Parents, wishing to keep their beloved, disabled children at home, have found it, effectively impossible.

They can no longer sue for the support; they are entitled to under the Chronically Sick and Disabled.

As, if they could afford the lawyers, and took the risk, of the Local Authority’s legal bill, the Authority would show, they were providing such support, through this independent living provision.

The Local Authorities, are ruthlessly enforcing such provision, by enforcement under the Mental Capacity Act, accusing loving parents, of incapacity, abuse, and neglect.

These parents are, not only, refused adequate support, and respite, but accessed covertly, as if they were, parenting a normal child.

All in breach of theirs, and their child’s human rights, Equality Act,  as discriminatory, and the Autism Act 2009 guidelines.

All disabled, now, effectively, belong to the state.

A state, that allows them no choice, and, no independence.

The disabled’s life, in  independent living provision, is prescribed, controlled, watched, risk assessed, and, most of all, commercially aware.

No longer are they protected, and happy, in the bosom of their family.

They are unseen, at the mercy, of any itinerant, poorly paid zero hour carer.

And with no escape.

They cannot return home.

They are only allowed out to prescribed venues, heavily guarded.

Families contact is controlled, and often, cut out completely.

The disabled become an audit statistic,  relied upon, to pay  owners, managers, venture capitalists, and shareholders.

We do not even have figures, of the number of disabled encaged.

And this is called ‘valueing’ people.https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/250877/5086.pdf

And, there is little, if any accountability, for the providers’ extortionately expensive services, or, the misery, and death, the disabled suffer in such provision.

We can only guess at it, from reports, that three learning disabled, die  needlessly a day.

Disability charities have removed the disabled, and their family’s voices, and replaced them by meaningless propaganda, sound bites, self-preservation, and slick websites, as they put their own recycled profit interests, above their beneficiaries.

Tiny Tim, would not now, be allowed to remain in the bosom of his family, because he is worth too much.

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