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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: Your words have literally killed children … feel the shame. You deserve it.

Sam Holmes: Also, non verbal doesn’t mean non communicative. I can easily communicate with my non verbal autistic friends, yet Im supposed to be the one who can’t properly communicate. If I can communicate with them, what’s your excuse? Jennifer Metcalf Connell: After reading this, I really want the five minutes of energy and time […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: This was not an apology. This was a narcissistic, reflective, manipulative Trojan horse …

Katie Kaboom: Billy, if you had made ANY attempt to try to understand the perspective of the autism community, you wouldn’t continue to use terms such as “ASD”, “disorder”, “degrees of autism”, “fully functioning” etc. You also wouldn’t continue to push the idea that autism is the enemy while spurting stats about how the lack […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: You Belittled Us Autistic Parents of Autistic kids.

Loving Landon – An Autistic Parental Perspective: I’m not sure this qualifies as an apology. I felt so many of your words to the core but then inbetween the lines you slipped in the fact that you didnt even know of some of us could understand. What? You defended Autism Speaks at their worst and […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BillyMann: I’m afraid your “apology” just doesn’t cut it.

Keisha Guzik: I’m not sure what has happened recently to bring this post to my attention seven months after you’ve written it, but I’ve bookmarked it only for the incredibly insightful replied you have received from the autistic community. I hope you read everyone of them and truly listen. I’m afraid your “apology” just doesn’t […]

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#BillyMannReceipts | @Billy Mann: “I Am Autism” has hurt and even killed many autistic people, and that isn’t something an apology can fix.

Cynthia H: Yeah, right. Autism Speaks continues to pretend it never did harm and continues marginalizing autistic voices. They can not and should not be trusted until autistic people are centered as leaders. Autistic people of all abilities and support needs deserve a voice and Autism Speaks has taken that away for too long. Your […]

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How the Anti-Vax Movement Takes Advantage of SIDS and SUDC Families – VAXOPEDIA

Families who have lost a child to SIDS or SUDC need support, not anti-vax folks telling them to blame the death on vaccines. Source: How the Anti-Vax Movement Takes Advantage of SIDS and SUDC Families – VAXOPEDIA

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Disability rights groups join challenge to ‘public charge’ rule | TheHill

A coalition of 17 disability advocacy and civil rights groups filed a brief in support of a lawsuit filed by 21 states against the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which would expand the Source: Disability rights groups join challenge to ‘public charge’ rule | TheHill