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- THE RIGHT TO LIFE
We will prevent eugenic elimination of autistic people by opposing pre-natal testing for autism.
2. THE RIGHT TO HUMANITY
We will oppose physically or mentally harmful “treatments” targeting autistic people.
3. THE RIGHT TO PARITY
We will emphasise the “spectrum” view of autism, and de-emphasise the differences between the various autism spectrum labels.
4. THE RIGHT TO IDENTITY
We will oppose the idea of an autism “cure”.
5. THE RIGHT TO SAFETY
We will seek evaluation of alleged treatments for ethical approaches.
6. THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT
We will seek increased funding for, and access to, autistic support services and ethical forms of treatment.
7. THE RIGHT TO REPUTATION
We will oppose negative publicity campaigns against autistic people as a group.
8. THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY
To oppose all forms of prejudice and bigotry.
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Aspies For Freedom (AFF) was founded in 2004, and established June 18 as Autistic Pride Day starting in 2005. AFF was also instrumental in initiating protests against the National Alliance for Autism Research, Cure Autism Now, and the Judge Rotenberg Center.