Friday, November 15, 2013

The Injustice of Autism Speaks


"Autism speaks" has continually misrepresented Autism. The organization claiming to be "for autism" spreads knowledge through biased individuals and misrepresents Autism with fear mongering. This breeds hate instead of acceptance. Check out these links for more information: http://www.autistichoya.com/2013/11/autism-speaks-and-representation.html http://www.autistichoya.com/2013/11/an-unholy-alliance-autism-speaks-and.html
http://theinvisiblestrings.com/4-views-1-question-who-gets-to-talk-about-autism/
  http://thisisautismflashblog.blogspot.ca/2013/11/about.html http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/11/15/invisible/
"Last Monday, Autism Speaks told the world that autism is:

 . . . living in despair

 . . . fear of the future

 . . .exhausted, broken parents

. . . lost, helpless, burdensome children

. . .  a national emergency" (taken from this is autism blog found here: http://thisisautismflashblog.blogspot.ca/2013/11/about.html )


How ridiculous. This is NOT autism. Autism is my child perceiving the world around him with accurate intensity, my eldest empathetically sensing needs before they are met, and my childlike innocence that mixes with my life. If you are interested in social justice make a change. Don't support Autism Speaks.
http://autismwomensnetwork.org/category/tags/autism-speaks


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