Most autistics downright hate Autism Speaks. Most that I have talked to have not have personal dealings with them like I have. I have been asked multiple times to tell my story, so here it is.
My first autie diagnosis was when my nine year old was three. I brought him to the neurologist I was told about by many people. He was very good with him. He suggested ABA but did not push and he respected my position on it. I appreciated that. At this point I started to suspect I might be autistic too. He was too similar to me and I did not believe it was a coincidence.
He gave me the number to Autism Speaks and told me to give them a call. It made perfect sense. Everyone has heard of them and they are supposed to be an advocacy agency.
Ask to join group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutisticAllies/ This Facebook group welcomes Autistics, and their NT Allies and Parents of Autistics. We are not a support group, but we have a sister group that is. The focus of this group is to introduce parents to a neurodiversity perspective. From this perspective, any talk of ‘curing’ or ‘getting … Continue reading Autistic Allies
Autistic Seka on Facebook withDanijela Turner About … Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava autistične ljude i njihove porodice da žive ispunjavajući, osnažujući živote. A proud, openly autistic woman of a Serbian/Australian background. Impressum Otvoreno autistična žena srpskog / australijskog porekla koja osposobljava druge autistične ljude i njihove roditelje da žive ispunjavajući, … Continue reading Autistic Seka
Website: https://autisticuk.org/ About Us Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation (APO) – an organisation run by autistic people for autistic people. Autistic UK aims to advance the interests of all autistic people and those with related neurodevelopmental conditions. It aims to promote and protect the civil and human rights of the autistic population and … Continue reading Autistic UK
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autisminclusivity/ This is an autistic-led Facebook group for parents and carers of autistic children/teens/adults. We wish to support you and we accept that parents with loved one’s who have challenging behaviours, who bolt and have little to no communication feel ostracized by the autistic community. This group seeks to help support and educate … Continue reading Autism Inclusivity