Abuse scale in autism 'devastating'

There is a devastating scale of neglect and abuse experienced by adults with autism, the National Autistic Society warned

There is a devastating scale of neglect and abuse experienced by adults with autism, the National Autistic Society warned

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There is a "devastating scale" of neglect and abuse experienced by adults with autism, a charity has warned.

Many are staying at home because they are afraid of being abused or harassed, the National Autistic Society (NAS) said.

People with autism can find it hard to interpret other people's motivations and as a result can be taken advantage of or manipulated, the charity said.

Half of 1,300 sufferers questioned by NAS said they had been abused by someone who they thought of as a friend, 37% said they had been manipulated to do something they didn't want to do by these so-called friends and 44% said fear of abuse or harassment led them to not wanting to leave the house.

Meanwhile a quarter of those polled said they have had their money or possessions stolen.

The charity said that the poll also revealed that many adults with the condition are being neglected.

Two thirds said they require someone to prompt them to wash, dress or feed themselves. But seven in 10 of these sufferers said they had missed meals because they don't get this support and 86% said they had not washed.

NAS raised concerns that changes to the care system could mean this kind of neglect could become more commonplace. A spokesman said that the Government's proposals suggest that people will be eligible for care and support if they need "assistance", which may not necessarily include prompting.

Mark Lever, chief executive of NAS, said: "These alarming figures paint a depressing picture of the horrendous abuse and neglect experienced by many adults with autism.

"We have heard deeply distressing stories of men and women living in utterly intolerable conditions, exploited physically and financially by supposed friends or unable to care for themselves without support.

"One professional told us of a man who had been found at home suffering from severe malnutrition and with mould growing on his skin as he was unable to feed or clean himself without prompting. This is utterly unacceptable in 21st century Britain.

"We know that many people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives, but many others need support to stay safe and healthy.

"The Government's changes to the care system offer a chance to support these at-risk individuals. However, we are incredibly concerned that the current proposals as they stand do not recognise the basic needs of these more vulnerable people with autism.

"It's not too late. The eligibility criteria must be revised so that they explicitly recognise the support needs of those at risk of abuse and neglect and protect some of the most vulnerable people in society."

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Dan Soton says...

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Mark Lever, chief executive of NAS, said: "These alarming figures paint a depressing picture of the horrendous abuse and neglect experienced by many adults with autism.


Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link


These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century



YOUTUBE VIDEO


SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD

Published on Aug 22, 2014

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=sGOtDVil
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,, Mark Lever, chief executive of NAS, said: "These alarming figures paint a depressing picture of the horrendous abuse and neglect experienced by many adults with autism. Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century YOUTUBE VIDEO SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD Published on Aug 22, 2014 https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sGOtDVil kUc ,, Dan Soton
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5:17pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
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Mark Lever, chief executive of NAS, said: "These alarming figures paint a depressing picture of the horrendous abuse and neglect experienced by many adults with autism.


Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link


These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century



YOUTUBE VIDEO


SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD

Published on Aug 22, 2014

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=sGOtDVil

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Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link



CDC WHISTLEBLOWER CONFESSES TO PUBLISHING FRAUDULENT DATA TO OBFUSCATE LINK BETWEEN VACCINES AND AUTISM

Friday, August 22, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

A medical conspiracy of epic proportions stands to bring down the entire vaccine house of cards following the revelation that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) censored key data linking the MMR vaccine to autism.

A top CDC researcher-turned-wh
istleblower has come forward with the truth about a study that the CDC has long claimed proves the safety of MMR, when in fact it actually shows the exact opposite.

CDC altered study sample size to obscure autism link, particularly in black boys

EARLY ON IN THE RESEARCH, IT WAS APPARENTLY DISCOVERED THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS WHO RECEIVED THE MMR VACCINE AT THREE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER WERE 340 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP AUTISM THAN OTHER CHILDREN. This is obviously not what the CDC wanted to find, as it betrays the loyalty that the agency has to the vaccine industry. So the CDC basically scrubbed it by paring down the sample size, excluding children who did not have a State of Georgia birth certificate.

"CDC researchers excluded children that did not have a valid State of Georgia birth certificate -- reducing the sample size being studied by 41%," explains an FAF press release on this groundbreaking discovery. "By introducing this arbitrary criteria into the analysis, the cohort size was sharply reduced, eliminating the statistical power of the findings and negating the strong MMR-autism link in African American boys."


http://www.naturalne
ws.com/046566_autism
_MMR_vaccine_CDC_whi
stleblower.html


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[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Mark Lever, chief executive of NAS, said: "These alarming figures paint a depressing picture of the horrendous abuse and neglect experienced by many adults with autism. Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link These are the same guys that from the gecko (1950s) have been promoting ( with a complete absence of research ) Fluoridation.. in 1999 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century YOUTUBE VIDEO SENIOR GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST BREAKS 13 YEARS OF SILENCE ON CDC’S MMR VACCINE - AUTISM FRAUD Published on Aug 22, 2014 https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=sGOtDVil kUc ,,[/p][/quote]''' Just scratching the surface.. Whistleblower says CDC Covered Up Data Showing MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM Link CDC WHISTLEBLOWER CONFESSES TO PUBLISHING FRAUDULENT DATA TO OBFUSCATE LINK BETWEEN VACCINES AND AUTISM Friday, August 22, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer A medical conspiracy of epic proportions stands to bring down the entire vaccine house of cards following the revelation that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) censored key data linking the MMR vaccine to autism. A top CDC researcher-turned-wh istleblower has come forward with the truth about a study that the CDC has long claimed proves the safety of MMR, when in fact it actually shows the exact opposite. CDC altered study sample size to obscure autism link, particularly in black boys EARLY ON IN THE RESEARCH, IT WAS APPARENTLY DISCOVERED THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS WHO RECEIVED THE MMR VACCINE AT THREE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER WERE 340 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP AUTISM THAN OTHER CHILDREN. This is obviously not what the CDC wanted to find, as it betrays the loyalty that the agency has to the vaccine industry. So the CDC basically scrubbed it by paring down the sample size, excluding children who did not have a State of Georgia birth certificate. "CDC researchers excluded children that did not have a valid State of Georgia birth certificate -- reducing the sample size being studied by 41%," explains an FAF press release on this groundbreaking discovery. "By introducing this arbitrary criteria into the analysis, the cohort size was sharply reduced, eliminating the statistical power of the findings and negating the strong MMR-autism link in African American boys." http://www.naturalne ws.com/046566_autism _MMR_vaccine_CDC_whi stleblower.html ,, Dan Soton
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