Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistics are Speaking Out against Tom Clements

 

 

I am sure most of you have read the article by the Guardian.

Like most of us, I was very angered by this article. We will dissect it paragraph by paragraph. Almost like a necropsy when I first started veterinary technologist school.

The exact words from the article will be in italics so you can follow along. …

Source: Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistics are Speaking Out against Tom Clements



Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Talk About Curing Autism

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a no for profit that was founded in 2000 by Lisa Ackerman. It started with 10 families in the Ackerman living room.  It is based in Irvine, California. In 2019, they changed their name to The Autism Community In Action. They are not fooling anyone.

TACA often butts heads with the scientific community about treatments and causes. They have had spokespeople for themselves that support Andrew Wakefield (blog post on him to come). Wakefeild falsified findings in a research study that he made say vaccines are linked to autism when they clearly are not.

Source: Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Talk About Curing Autism



Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: AUT10k or MSSNG project and Parallels to T4 from World War II

The organization we love to hate, Autism Speaks, teamed up with google to create the largest genome data base for autism on June 10, 2014. This was originally called AUT10k. It stands for Autism 10,000 genomes. 

Autism Speaks lacks autistic representation. They lack autistic membership on the board. There are only two autistic board members. They do not represent the desires and needs of the autistic community. Autism Speaks research budget ignores inquires focused on improving the lives of autistic people. At the time, there was only 1% of their budget going to family services. They only had .25% paying for adult services. The rest of the budget focuses on wiping us from existence.

Source: Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: AUT10k or MSSNG project and Parallels to T4 from World War II