[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]
Chief Scientific Officer
Co-founder, LabCorp’s National Genetic Institute
Andrew Conrad, Ph.D. is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of LabCorp’s National Genetics Institute. Dr. Conrad graduated with a B.S. in neurobiology and a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of California Los Angeles. He has served as the Responsible Head for the FDA Product License for an automated device for the detection of HIV-1, HIV-2 and HCV in plasma from large numbers of donors.
The primary focus of Dr. Conrad’s research has been on the effects and manifestations of chronic viral illnesses as measured by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and he also conducts research on the role of gene expression in cancer. He has more than eighty-five publications in scientific journals.
National Genetics Institute performs over three million PCR reactions per year and is one of the largest genetics laboratories in the world. In addition, Dr. Conrad is Global Head of Clinical Trials Services for LabCorp’s Esoterix, Inc. Dr. Conrad is also the founder and Laboratory Director of the California Health and Longevity Institute (CHLI). CHLI operates preventive and early detection medical facilities at the new world-class wellness centers being built around the country in partnership with Dole, Wellpoint Inc. and the Four Seasons Hotels.
Dr. Conrad serves on the Board of Directors of Castle & Cooke, Dole Foods, and Autism Speaks.
via autism speaks
Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid.
ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.
The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t work. In study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work.
What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.
The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth.
The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome.
This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.
Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.
Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.
Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.
[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]
Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.