Sunday, 25 March 2012

Autistic Obsessions and Rituals - AUTISM NI warns of the dangers!


Do you have a child/loved one who has a diagnosis of autism? Do you have autism yourself? If you go to Autism NI (Northern Ireland's Autism Charity) you will find a very interesting 'fact' sheet which you should read before it's too late!

see:    "Obsessive and Ritualistic Behaviours in Individuals with ASD"

For everyone else, I suggest you upgrade your home security, set evening curfews for your children, and install 'autistics' detection devices throughout your home and in your children's school bags to avoid the very scary prospect of bumping into one of these pornography loving, weapon obsessed pyromaniacs. If your children go to school with children who have even a whiff of autism, beware and never ever let your own child be in their company alone (unless of course your child wishes to join the military and already has interests in the above noted activities.) Keep autistic and non-autistic siblings apart and refrain from leaving your children who have autism alone with your elderly relatives.

I don't want to worry you, but if this 'fact' sheet is correct, and your child has a diagnosis of autism s/he is a potential: sexual predator, murderer, arsonist. (and any other scary descriptive noun you can think of)
Perhaps MI5 and the CIA should be included as part of the multi-disciplinary team during the diagnostic process. This is just too SCARY!

What is holding up the gene research on autism? The sooner we find a test to detect autism in the womb, the sooner we can rid this world of these monsters via abortion!

See below for Autism NI's  frightening array of what could be in store for you and/or your child with autism:

(emphasis mine - the grammar mistakes are those of AutismNI)

Negative aspects of obsessive /ritualistic behaviour

"Parents/carers may have to try and reduce the inexhaustible compulsion to fuel the interest. This could be achieved by limiting the time spent by setting a clock, time timer or schedule.

The special interest can be expensive to maintain and the individual can feel compelled to spend money on it or steal to satisfy the compulsion.

If the individual’s special interest is potentially harmful to themselves or others then steps have to be taken to stop or modify the interest.
However this may prove to be particularly difficult and the individual, parent or carer may require professional support.       (**This is classic! Problem creation and problem solution! see below)
If an obsession is potentially dangerous, observe the individual to see if it is the whole activity or only an aspect of it that is compulsive. e.g. a child obsessed with lighters may not need to keep lighting them but may like the noise, sensations and spark rather than the flame that goes with flicking the lighter. Therefore empty lighters may be safer. If behaviour is potentially harmful always seek professional advice.

(sound advice if I ever heard it!)
Parents and carers need to be aware and alert to morbid or macabre interests. (weapons, pornography, fire etc.)                                   

There needs to be further investigated and an explanation of legislation to the individual as they will be unaware of the dangers they face. Professional help should be sought as the intensity and dominance of the obsession will be hard to control."

Never forget, it's depressing having a child who has a diagnosis of autism and potentially the life ahead of you with this child could be hell.  You can't do this on your own, you need 'support' from 'professionals' and organisations like Autism NI. It's highly likely that you will not be able to change things like 'ritualistic' behaviours and all you can do is just go with the flow and refrain from keeping guns and lighters in the house.  No, we don't provide help, we are just telling you in our own impersonal way, what we think your child's future might look like so we can  scare the pants off of you and encourage you to join one of our support groups where you will receive unending tea and sympathy.

We don't need to provide evidence for what we say (we usually don't) and we certainly do not need to worry about being politically correct. The parents who join our organisation have other things to worry about, and we have  done our best, for the last 20 years, to ensure their time is spent raising funds for us so they don't have to worry about their children.

See here for our official Facebook page where you will find all you need to know about opportunities to raise funds for us. We have scores of staff wages to pay every month and we need YOUR help to ensure their mortgages are paid. If you want links to research or support or services in Northern Ireland for you and  your family, well, we suggest you go elsewhere. What do you think we are, a charity?

To Autism NI:   Does cramming parents into drafty halls, and repeating the same mantra over and over about having passed a redundant autism bill count as obsessive or ritualistic behaviour?

**There is a pill for that! Autism NI has developed a  relationship with one of the biggest 'pill' makers  Glaxo Smithkline. In 2008, Autism NI was awarded £30,000 for the IMPACT Award from Glaxo Smithkline in partnership with the King's Fund. see here .

More recently, in their 'What People Say about Us' page, here , Katie Pinnock, GSK Director of Corporate UK Contributions says, "This charity has done an amazing job of supporting families of those with Autism, and informing health professionals about treatment. It is to be commended for its work in helping to reduce the isolation and stress that is often caused as the result of the condition. "

"We all know that autism has had a huge impact on the psychopharm industry", so the name of the award was fitting. "Sales of atypical antipsychotics went from $0 to $16 billion a year since the start of the (autism) epidemic." see here .

(By the way Katie, isolation is not caused by autism, the isolation is a social construct created largely by the kind of ignorance displayed in the content of Autism NI's fact sheet above.) Further, it is very worrying if Autism NI has, as you say, been informing health professionals about treatment. Based on the the content noted above in this blog entry, and together with Autism NI's relationship with your company, I infer that professionals are being informed that people who have autism are sociopaths and ultimately, with the help of 'professionals' become  fodder for drug testing. Some treatment!

Let's remember that Glaxo Smithkline is the producer of many drugs including Paxil (Seroxat) prescribed for OCD and depression. Glaxo is/was embroiled in multi million dollar lawsuits regarding this drug and others and its failure to divulge the damaging impact of the drug on children . Children don't have to physically take this drug or others to be affected. Their pregnant mothers who have been prescribed SSRIs  like Seroxat can pass on the negative effects to their foetus.  Use of Paxil/Seroxat and other anti-depressant use during pregnancy has been linked to higher rates of autism. See here .

Why would an Autism Charity link itself or accept commendations from a large pharmaceutical company, particularly Glaxo Smithkline, the producer of SSRI's, vaccinations, etc that are of such contention within the worldwide autism community.

Over to you parents.

1 comment:

desperatehousewife said...

Holy cow! I thought our main struggle was getting our rubbish Trust & ELB to provide services & all the time our four-year old could have been out mugging pensioners to feed his Thomas the Tank Engine habit. Now he's older, I will have to search his room for pornography, weapons & matches on a regular basis. Funny thing is, up til now I assumed most users of pornography & collectors of weapons were 'normal' males- as for arsonists, some of the most obstructive listed buildings must have fallen prey to gangs of roaming 'autistics', not greedy developers as very cynical people suggested. Thank you Autism NI, my eyes have been opened.