Brit parents with autistic children paying thousands for 'scam dolphin therapy'

Brit parents with autistic children paying thousands for 'scam dolphin therapy'

EXCLUSIVE: A Sunday People investigation found marine parks in Turkey charge British parents up to £2,500 for the unproven "treatment", claiming autistic children will see significant benefits from contact with dolphins

Marine parks in Turkey are charging British parents with autistic children thousands of pounds for unproven dolphin therapy “treatment”.

Some of the centres claim sonar ­signals “activate brain cells” if children touch heads with the mammals.
Staff at one waterpark visited by the Sunday People even claimed children unable to speak had uttered their first words after contact with dolphins.
Dozens of other parks offer services online – some claiming therapy can beat cancer and aid people with Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The centres, which also host cruel dolphin shows, charge people up to £2,500, assuring parents that their child will see significant benefits.
A dolphin therapist and another staff (right) member from Aksu Dolphinarium, in Antalya, speak about the dolphin therapy sessions they offer 


An Interview with an Autistic Ex User of CD

An Interview With an Autistic Ex User Of CD.

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The interviewee wishes to remain anonymous.


I am in many Facebook groups which promote the Chlorine Dioxide (CD) protocol. Not to use it myself but to catch people using it on vulnerable adults and children. These children are usually autistic though we have seen CD touted to cure Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis and Cerebral Palsy.


Parents are being told that parasites are causing their children’s conditions, mainly by a woman   named Kerri Rivera who has written a book called Healing The Symptoms Known As Autism. It is advised in the book to use a highly restricted gluten free casein free fruit free diet, and to administer CD orally and rectally in enemas.


Chlorine Dioxide is used for water purification, it is put into drinking water in minute quantities. 1 drop is enough to sterilise 1 litre of water. Its also used to bleach wood pulp and disinfect swimming pools.


Put simply, its bleach.


It was in one of these groups that I came upon a 21 year old Autistic man from Germany asking advice on CD use. He was advised by an admin named that he had already been told CD could cure him. The man in question was seeking help for what he believes are side “symptoms of autism,candida.” His symptoms, he says, are “brain fog and exhaustion.”


I messaged the poster and begged him not to continue using it. I told him that I too am Autistic and sent him links and videos to prove CD is bleach. Thankfully he listened and I went on to add him to

my support group.


I asked him a set of questions and have put his answers as given.


  1. May I ask your diagnosis?
  2. Autism.


  1. Where did you hear of CD?
  2. Internet, mainly several MMS groups.


  1. Where did you buy it from?
  2. From a chemicals online shop, sodium chlorite 25% and HCl 4%


  1. Who advised you on it and told you it would work?
  2. First time in a german mms group, many advocates, they said it could even cure autism


  1. What effect did it have?
  2. . Nothing positive. But i had to throw up just at the thought of having to take it


  1. How many drops did you take?
  2. . From 3x 1drop daily to 3x 8drops


  1. How often did you take them?
  2. Once in the morning, 2times at night


  1. Would you ever advise use of CD for autism?
  2. It had no positive effect on me. I definitely wont ever take that disgusting stuff again


  1. In your opinion did speaking to me help you decide to stop taking CD?
  2. Definitely.


To me this is a success story and the young man in question promised to go and seek medical advice. He will also be asking his doctor for further tests and looking into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


There are so many more autistic children and adults being abused which is why we need to get legislation in first the UK and then rest of Europe against the sale, promotion and use of Chlorine Dioxide bleach as a cure for autism.


Please sign the attached petition and complete the survey I worked on with The Westminster Autism Commission on fake cures and treatments.


Thank you.





Broken Spectrum

Broken Spectrum

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Wonderful writing here by Jorge Vinson. Spoiler Alert: Sharing personal stuff… So, for a long time I’ve struggled with a lot of things in life. One the hardest struggles was figuring out where I belong, or where I fit… Never understood why I felt so different, or “not normal.” Why some called me weird or why my emotions (or lack thereof) were so difficult to deal with, and understand… it led me to a lot of really dark places… I found out it was because I’m on the Autism Spectrum (more specifically, Asperger’s Syndrome; even though it isnt called that anymore apparently) after having learned that I believed I found, or could potentially find that piece I felt I was missing. And it was rough at first, things got darker, and I became even more lost due to the criticism I had received, and the opinions I heard… like: “you don’t look autistic to me” or “you’re just antisocial, but definitely NOT autistic,” or “you are just depressed” and the best one “nah that’s definitely a misdiagnosis”… I didn’t know how to feel about anything. But now, I feel I’m at the beginning of self acceptance and understanding of why I am the way I am… and even though I hit a lot of speed bumps, I’m at the point where its time to be kinder to myself… I may be terrible at understanding people, their emotions, my emotions, and what I go through on the inside, and maybe I dont fit in anywhere, but I refuse to let it bring me down. Gonna make my own place to fit in… I made a self portrait to try and visualize what it was like to go through the ups and downs, thinking I was crazy at one point but it turns out…it is all me. And me is okay… I call it “Broken Spectrum” Not because I’m broken, or the ASD spectrum is broken…but because I want the stigma broken. Because they are all me.


By Jorge Vinson


Why Would Anyone Want to Cure Autism

Why Would Anyone Want to Cure Autism?

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As a teenager on the autism spectrum, I feel deflated when I stumble across articles centered around some ‘wonder drug’ that’s claimed to cure autism. One of my pet peeves is the fact that people treat autism as an illness or inferiority that needs to be cured.


My head fills with a variety of questions:


Why would anyone want to cure autism?


How can people be so hateful?


I believe it’s ignorant that individuals are more interested in curing us rather than taking the time to understand us and accept us for who we are. Autism is a neurological difference so it’s not a disease; this basic fact makes all the difference (well, to me it does).


We are wired differently to neurotypicals. If people took the time to understand that, maybe they’d actually accept that autism is not a disease.


Maybe then they’d embrace us and feel the need to accept us.


Maybe then they’d stop categorizing our difference as an epidemic and actually educate themselves on Autism rather than expect those on the spectrum to do it for them.


I understand that raising a child who is pre-verbal and finds it hard to cope with change and sensory input, in particular, can be challenging for the parents.


I acknowledge the everyday struggles these families must face, and I admire the parents who strive to advocate and do the absolute best for their children. Believe it or not, I was in a regression phase when I was diagnosed (at 3) but I now have learned to cope and to cater for any difficulties I may have.


Sure, I get it’s difficult for the families, but my sympathy ends when I find articles promoting a wondrous cure. It’s insulting for everyone on the spectrum that we’re viewed as inferior due to a difference in brain wiring (something we can’t control, something you can’t cure because it’s how we’re meant to be). We aren’t broken so we shouldn’t be fixed.


In my opinion, it’s child abuse to experiment on autistic children by shoving pills down their throat. When I see parents giving their children chlorine-based acids to ‘cure’ their condition, it makes me so sad. When the children start to deteriorate from these dangerous solutions, it annoys me when parents wonder what’s wrong when their children start defecating bowel lining.


Children aren’t guinea pigs and shouldn’t be exposed to these ‘cures’.


I understand that parents struggle to watch their children regress. I get that adults may feel down after they’re refused a job due to poor interview skills. Autism provides those on the spectrum (children and adults alike) with a variety of difficulties each day, but they’re doing their best to overcome them. There are various interventions already available to help autistics cope with day-to-day challenges…a cure definitely isn’t one.


If individuals stopped spreading false information on autism, I think parents wouldn’t feel influenced to take all autism “facts” at face value.


If people took the time to actually learn about autism, there wouldn’t be so much false information. Maybe individuals like Wakefield and Donald Trump wouldn’t be so influential on the general public (especially the parents who try these cures).


In a nutshell, we need people to educate themselves.


Maybe then the public wouldn’t be so easily influenced to experiment with these ‘cures’.


By Cerian Jones.

Brit parents with autistic children paying thousands for 'scam dolphin therapy'

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