Autism, despite its vague, non pathological definition.
And vague criteria diagnoses- lack of imagination and social communication.
Is the UK’s most costly medical condition.
Because, ‘autism’ is so vague it is the ultimate cash cow.
Despite treatment having little effect.
And with the billions ploughed into the industry outcomes for the autistic are now dire- medication damage, early death and institutionalisation for life.
The autism industry has built a lucrative empire by autism awareness, detection, and diagnosis.
I always worried about the more intelligent, and/or less obedient 3 year old, who did not knock on the ‘special box’ three times, when told to, to get the toy out.
Or went to find, where a toy actually was, rather than, where the other child, who had not seen it being hidden, would have, thought it was.
Who were diagnosed autistic on such tests.
We all have autistic genes.
Autism is now being detected in babies,
And, those just ‘At risk ,‘ presumably with autism in their family, are singled out.
At risk of what ?
Something with no pathology, no definition that manifests itself on a spectrum that we are all on.
The intensive hunt for the autistic mirrors that now for Alzheimers.
Our ‘autism friends’, health visitors, nursery schools, GPs, CMHS, Social Services etc.
The diagnosee is a lucrative captive customer, for the autism industry’s ever increasing cabal.
An industry which is PR controlled, with its own experts, managers, qualifications, researchers, guidelines.
That controls the research, the training, the guidelines, the tests, and, even, the definition of autism.
This cabal per se, is lucrative and, as charitable, tax free, and gains more income from students, training, government, and fundraising.
All singing from the same, unquestioned hymn sheet.
The autistic and parents have little input nor do the outcomes for the autistic.
And all are controlled by draconian Care and Court of Protection MCA orders, that can enforce any treatment/medication/residence/education the cabal want.
Only those few protected, as part of the cabal, or who escape diagnosis survive.
For the ‘autistic’, the discrimination starts early.
At 4/5, the autistic child is subject, to the same IQ tests, as, a‘normal’ child, for their EHC statement.
No allowance is given for their communication and attention difference.
Which will result in their IQ scores being lower than their actual intelligence..
And, no matter how high their IQ score, their autism difference will mean they will have ‘learning difficulties’.
Which is then mislabelled a ‘learning disability’.
No one, distinguishes, the crucial difference.
Disability is the permanent intellectual impairment of having a lower than average intelligence and affects an individual’s capability.
Difficulty is not an intellectual impairment just an acceptance that autism results in a child learning differently.
And will need more one to one assistance, time to process information, visual aids, and flexible steps for progression.
On this conflation and misunderstanding, inappropriate education is put in place.
A class room assistant, may teach them, all frogs are green, but the curious intelligent autistic notices they are not.
And, some basics, irrelevant to autistic processing and cannot be learnt justify presumed retardation.
And, as these basics cannot be acquired because of how autistics learn they are not allowed to progress.
And not encouraged to either, as ever increasing SEN, now EHC funding, would be removed from their school.
‘Learning disability’, is now termed, ‘intellectual disability’, the old ‘mental retardation’.
Now deemed an ‘inapproriate’ term, as insufficiently PC.
Yet, substantively/conceptually now forms the basis of an autistics persona, and education.
Yet, there is little evidence for any link between learning disability and autism,
see study in 2009 suggesting little evidence, despite up to 70% of ASD, being now accessed with as learning disabled.http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/195/6/531
This special needs ‘education’ goes hand in hand with behaviour charts.
Such behaviour becoming progressively worse, as the boredom of thwarted curiosity and intelligence, kicks in.
And ADHD, aggression, irritability results and medication is prescribed.
More children than ever in 2016 were put on off label antipsychotics for ADHD
So the autistic at as young as 5 can be made pharma cows for life.
See here the pharma role in the creation of ADHD
And now ADHD has been widened to attentive ADHD
Ritlevin does not work after three years, so stronger more expense antipsychotics are used.
These drugs then actually create a learning disability, pathologically by changing the pathways in the brain, so a once normal brain, with a mere learning difference due to autism becomes learning disabled.
As the effect of the drug reduces thinking, observation, and motivation.
So, the intelligent, could not improve, even if appropriate education were in place.
Meanwhile, the special needs residential school ,charges £3,500 per week , for its own army of Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologist, Behavioural therapists and specialist teachers.
And make huge profits either for venture capital or recycled to executives if Charitable.
The ‘experts’ mainly manage one to one contact and containment by low wage, itinerant class room teaching assistants.
Why, has no one, ever wondered why, National Autistic Residential Schools, rarely produce 16-18 year old autistics, with a single GCSE?
After, the equivalent of 5 Eton students fees,of ‘specialist’ input?
Because the autistic are now not taught to National Curriculum in specialist schools, but to specially created P Scale assessment.
At 16, under ECHs schools are no longer funded, instead ‘education packages’ for life skills to train the autistic for their 24/7 surveillance captivity, in ‘independent of family/ community living’ are funded, and this money can be claimed, by usually residential provider until the autistic is 25.
The autistics’, lack of adaptive skills, tying a shoe lace, changing a battery, organising cupboards, using machines, following instructions, continues the myth of retardation. https://iancommunity.org/ssc/autism-adaptive-skills.
CAMHS treatment and assessment Units require an IQ of 50, or less, yet, there main occupants are non verbal autistics.
The ‘treatment’ consists of antipsychotic medication (illegal, as not short term severe behaviour) which acts as a major neuro depressant/tranquiliser.
Until, at 18, the final insult.
A mental capacity assessor, will deem, on an autistic’s sad lifetime achievements, of at most P scales, and, few adaptive skills.
The MCA assessment will be on adeptive skills not cognitive ability .
The, particularly non verbal autistic, will now be labelled ’ severely intellectually disabled’, regardless of previous IQ .
This label aids, an illegal blanket capacity assessment, that the autistic are so intellectuality impaired, they were never, and will never be, capable of making any decisions.
And , allows the state commissioned, private/charity sector provision, to earn £4,000 per week, for their lifetime encagement, in their ‘best interests’.
Now, that’s rip off, abuse and discrimination……
Science shows teachers/educationalists.