Monday, January 2, 2012

The Wall

The following is a documentary from France about how autism is perceived and treated there. It is very unflattering to the French psychiatric community. It details the continued accepted abuse and dehumanization of persons with autism. It further shows that the French psychiatric community still maintains the disavowed theory of maternal cause for autism rather than the acknowledged neurological causes, as well as their insistence that autistics be shut away as useless, ineffectual and unnecessary. It details how the world-wide accepted therapies of TEACCH, ABA and PECS are not used and openly disdained by the French psychiatric community, particularly by those who teach in medical schools and head the adolescent psychiatric units in French hospitals. This is all in their own words.

The documentarian Sophie Robert is now being sued by several of the psychiatrists in her film for libel and slander. They demand the movie be banned. Here we call it censorship. Here we call it abuse of those with autism. Please watch her film, but be forewarned...you will need a box of tissues.


THE WALL, OR PSYCHOANALYSIS PUT TO THE TEST FOR... by runmagali

Support Sophie Robert and her documentary HERE.

Until next time,


Elise