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‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Draws Controversy (Circa 2010) | HuffPost

The latest Autism-related controversy stems from a video, “I Am Autism,” created for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, reports TIME. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón and songwriter Billy Mann, each of whom have a young child with autism, the video has drawn the ire of autistic self-advocates who feel that it portrays the autistic as “burdens and objects of fear and pity.”

Source: ‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Draws Controversy | HuffPost


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