Support The Wall – Le Mur

A project of Autism Rights Watch against censorship in France

During the week of January 16th to 22nd 2012, the campaign took a really international turn.

International reactions

January 17th, 2012

The autism community website, Wrongplanet, publishes a statement of David Heurtevent, co-founder of “Support the Wall: Autism”. The article goes somewhat viral. Within hours, it reaches 7000 views.
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/interview-of-david-heurtevent-on-wrongplanet-autism-in-france-psychoanalysis-packing-and-other-travesties-why-it-matters/

January 19th, 2012

The global edition of the New York Times publishes a landmark article titled “A French Film Takes Issue With the Psychoanalytic Approach to Autism”.
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/new-york-times-a-french-film-takes-issue-with-the-psychoanalytic-approach-to-autism/

January 20th, 2012

The paper edition of the International Herald Tribune publishes an article titled “Furor over treating autism in France”
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/iht-furor-over-treating-autism-in-france/

The acclaimed autism blog “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” publishes an essay of David Heurtevent, co-founder of “Support the Wall: Autism”. This essay, titles “A Culture of Abuse: Autism Care in France”, describes his perception of the issues of autism in France.
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/opinions-essay-of-david-heurtevent-on-tpga-a-culture-of-abuse-autism-care-in-france/

WBUR, the NPR Radio station in Boston, publishes an article on Autism Treatment in France: “Autism Treatment In France: Retro, Controversial And Featured In Film, ‘Le Mur’”.
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/wbur-npr-boston-autism-treatment-in-france-retro-controversial-and-featured-in-film-le-mur/

January 21st, 2012

American Psychotherapist Stuart Schneiderman weights in.
In English:
http://www.supportthewall.org/2012/01/former-american-psychoanalyst-stuart-schneiderman-weights-in/

In France

January 16th, 2012

Blogger Anton Suwalki writes a post in Contrepoints in which he describes the lawsuit as “outrageous and worrying”.
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/16/contrepoints-le-mur-un-documentaire-sur-la-psychanalyse-menace-de-censure/

The French Autism Non-Profit Organization Egalited shout out to Martine Aubry, the First Secretary of the Socialist Party (eq. Labour Party) in a blog post “Autism, Packing and Presidential Elections, What is Martine Aubry doing ?” (“Autisme, packing et présidentielles – A quoi joue Martine Aubry ?”).
This article follows the waves created by our open letter to the socialist party in early January.
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/16/egalited-agoravox-autisme-packing-et-presidentielles-a-quoi-joue-martine-aubry/

Collectif Soutenons Le Mur summarizes the different lawsuits going on in France between psychoanalysts, between psychiatrists and their licensing board and between autism organizations and the psychiatrists and the licensing board in “Quand la psychiatrie et la psychanalyse adorent les tribunaux”
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/16/quand-la-psychiatrie-et-la-psychanalyse-adorent-les-tribunaux/

January 17th, 2012

Elisabeth Roudinesco, historian of psychoanalysis attacks on her facebook page the article published in Le Monde the previous week-end. She also attacks the psychoanalysts who filled the lawsuits against Sophie Robert and considers that they are “bringing the French psychoanalysis on the verge of a disaster.”
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/17/rififi-chez-les-psychanalystes-elisabeth-roudinesco-et-larticle-du-monde-sur-le-mur/

January 18th, 2012

French Representative Gwendal Rouillard (Parti Socialiste) issues a statement calling for changes in Autism Treatment in France. He is the Secretary of the Autism Study Group at the French National Assembly.
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/18/prise-de-position-communique-de-gwendal-rouillard-depute-du-morbihan/

January 19th, 2012

Collectif Soutenons Le Mur infiltrated a meeting of the French National Association of Psychiatric Day Hospitals (ANHDJ) on Jan. 18th and releases the statement of two parents who attented the meeting. It clearly shows that this organization is trying to counter-attack the film “The Wall” of Sophie Robert and refuses to make changes.
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/19/on-sy-est-infiltre-resume-de-la-projection-du-film-par-lanhdj-du-18-janvier-2012/

January 20th, 2012

French Representative Daniel Fasquelle (UMP, Conservative, GOP) files a bill proposing to ban Psychoanalysis in Autism in France. He is the President of the Autism Study Group at the French Assembly.
Unfortunately, UNAPEI, the Union of Parents and Friends of Inadapted Children, the largest French organization in Intellectual Disability in France issue a statement requesting the withdrawal of the bill.
Collectif Soutenons Le Mur reacts and ask “Who is UNAPEI working for ?” (“Mais pour qui roule l’UNAPEI ? Proposition de Loi de Daniel Fasquelle et demande de retrait par l’UNAPEI”)
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/21/mais-pour-qui-roule-lunapei-proposition-de-loi-de-daniel-fasquelle-et-demande-de-retrait-par-lunapei/

January 21st, 2012

Collectif Soutenons Le Mur asks the president of UNAPEI to clarify their previous statement. UNAPEI’s president accepts to publish a statement that again falls short of condemning the use of psychoanalysis in Autism.
In French:
http://www.soutenonslemur.org/2012/01/21/exclusif-la-presidente-de-lunapei-clarifie-sa-position/

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