Campaigning

Protesting Clive de Carle, Ireland

On 8th November 2019 AIM protested the Open Minds Conference, held at Dooley’s Hotel in Waterford, Ireland. Appearing at the event was Clive de Carle, who had been previously exposed in the media for offering AIM’s Emma Dalmayne GcMAF and MMS, two dangerous substances that are sold as ‘cures’ for autism. GcMAF, as well as its stronger version Rerum, are made from blood plasma and are banned in the UK, while MMS, so-called Miracle Mineral Solution, is a chlorine dioxide bleach banned in Ireland.

Three women stand outside a hotel, holding signs with messages including "AIM says NO to the Abuse / Exploitation / Experimentation of autistic people" and "Bleach is a Poison - Stop Promoting as a 'Cure'".

Despite expressing our concern to Dooley’s, the conference still went ahead. AIM could not stand by and allow this man, who promotes dangerous ‘cures’ for autism, speak without an autistic presence there to show our side.

Protesting Vaxxed 2, London

On 26th January 2020 AIM protested the screening of Vaxxed 2: The People’s Truth, an anti-vaccination film, at the Tabernacle Theatre in London. Fifteen adults stood outside the venue in peaceful protest against the film, which brands autistic people as “vaccine-damaged” and was produced by Andrew Wakefield, who published the original paper falsely claiming a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

A group of adults stand in front of a large metal fence. They are holding signs with messages including "Anti-Vaxx = Pro Disease", "Autistic Not Injured", and "Vaccines Cause Adults".

Autistic children around the world are being subjected to invasive and dangerous “treatments” such as chelation due to the scientifically-unproven misinformation put out by these films and those associated with them – and in 2005, a British autistic child died after developing complications from having chelation.

AIM was present at the screening to enlighten and educate those who attended.

 

Statement on “Autism Cures”

There is no cure for autism. Autism is a neurological difference, not an illness, a vaccine injury, a disease or a curse, and as such we cannot and never will support using untested and unregulated substances on autistic people.