Autistic History Month 2017: Link Compilation

Our Autistic History (Month)

Compiled by Kit Mead

This is a link compilation of posts about autistic history, whether general autism history or personal autism history, and foundational/influential pieces. Some of these links may contain information that is “dated” or they may have occasional iffy content.

2017

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SPARK! This Shit | Autistic Ambassadors & Activists of #TheAutisticUnion Respond

International Badass Activists

sparklogoTo Date: 

  • SPARK is a company collecting a huge number of DNA samples from Autistics to figure out how to stop Autism or stop Autistics. 
  • Recently Spark Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Sarah Elliott Carpenter, requested to advertise in the Autistic Worldwide Collective private group on Facebook. 
  • John Greally, Autistic Ambassador (NZ), communicates with Spark, discusses their anti-autistic research, and then rejects SPARK involvement in Autistic community. (Read)
  • Dallas, Autistic Activist (US), follows up with her message about how Autistics can really be helped — now, today. (Read)
  • Eve Reiland, Autistic Ambassador (US), has been slapping #resistance at SPARK Facebook advertisements. (Read)
  • Luciane Hatadani, Autistic Ambassador (Brazil), shares a screenshot of her SPARK response.
  • Known SPARK Affilations:Alison Singer, SFARI, Autism Speaks, MSSG Project, Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge, Autistic Eugenics & Extermination.


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Eve Reiland, Autistic Ambassador (US), Get’s Slap Happy with Activism on the SPARK ads.

Awesomely, more Autistics jump…

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SPARK! This Shit | Autistic Ambassadors & Activists of #TheAutisticUnion Respond

To Date:  SPARK is a company collecting a huge number of DNA samples from Autistics to figure out how to stop Autism or stop Autistics.  Recently Spark Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Sarah Elliott Carpenter, requested to advertise in the Autistic Worldwide Collective private group on Facebook.  John Greally, Autistic Ambassador (NZ), communicates with Spark, discusses their anti-autistic … Continue reading SPARK! This Shit | Autistic Ambassadors & Activists of #TheAutisticUnion Respond

Seeking Autistic Sensory Survival Kit Donations | #TheAutisticUnion

International Badass Activists

donation flyer editedHelp Autistics in your community today.

Tis the Season! Autistics must manage increased social interactions, sensory overload, and abrupt routine change to enjoy the family holidays. This becomes more complicated when travel and overnights from home are in the plans. Often Autistics are challenged with an entirely new sensory experience to regulate. This can be overwhelming, and even include physical pain as a response.

Awesomely, adaptive technology and fashion can help us cope. Sadly, what we need is often too pricey, and not covered by insurance. The good news? You can help!

Right now, donations are being sought for items that can help Autistics manage their environment, and create a more comfortable holiday season with loved ones.  Autistic Sensory Survival Kits will be delivered to community-area Autistics.

In-Kind donations are welcome and tax deductible. 

Sensory Survival Kits will be delivered to Autistics via in-person or shipped to…

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Seeking Autistic Sensory Survival Kit Donations | #TheAutisticUnion

Help Autistics in your community today. Tis the Season! Autistics must manage increased social interactions, sensory overload, and abrupt routine change to enjoy the family holidays. This becomes more complicated when travel and overnights from home are in the plans. Often Autistics are challenged with an entirely new sensory experience to regulate. This can be … Continue reading Seeking Autistic Sensory Survival Kit Donations | #TheAutisticUnion

How the Fashions of the 1960s Reflected Social Change

In the 1960s, the fashion world turned "topsy-turvy," as TIME noted in 1967. Nearly every aspect of that revolutionary decade, from the civil-rights movement to the space race, was somehow reflected in the clothing worn by American women. The book Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip, which is being released in coordination with a show of the same … Continue reading How the Fashions of the 1960s Reflected Social Change

A Dairy Queen Manager Is Facing More Charges After a Teen Employee’s Suicide

(KANSAS CITY) — More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee so relentlessly that he killed himself. A special prosecutor filed an amended criminal complaint Monday against Harley Branham, 22, of Fayette. It adds two counts each of aggravated stalking, third-degree assault … Continue reading A Dairy Queen Manager Is Facing More Charges After a Teen Employee’s Suicide