Fierce Autistic Advocate: Why My Dealings with Autism Speaks is Personal

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.

Source: Fierce Autistic Advocate: Why My Dealings with Autism Speaks is Personal



Fierce Autie

Website: http://www.fierceautie.com I am an autistic mother of Autistic children, shiny (ADHD) children, children that have suffered from neglect before coming to me. I am an autistic who has ADHD, PTSD and PCOS. I also advocate for Autistic rights and against quack treatments. This includes MMS. MMS is giving chlorine bleach to try to “cure” …

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