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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: But you still see us as a bad thing. …

Rebekah Carter: But you still see us as a bad thing. Many of us are highly intelligent & gifted. Including many non-speaking who advocate via AAC, etc. and tired of being seen as incompetent. Some have co-curring conditions you are confusing w/autism. And we aren’t some small percentage of the “snowflake disorder” but a very […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: Autism … It’s the magic juice that runs my engine, not just my meltdowns.

Evaleen Whelton: I can’t believe I’ll never get the time it took to read that utter rubbish back. To save others time I’ll summarize: I’m sorry I hurt ye before but here’s some more words and long sentences which will only do the same. Ugh. Arrogant. Frances George: I read this all the way through […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: The words you wrote continue to harm and stigmatize our community.

Cassie Crosman: If you really want to learn from the autistic community, (not “autism community”), then you wouldn’t wear the blue puzzle piece with pride because the puzzle piece symbol has an ableist history and is used to depict autistic people as broken, missing, and in need of a “cure.” You should also know that […]

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Yeah, @AutismSpeaks, you want us to suck up your lie? Really, Millions of Autistics support you? That’s … creative. | Eve Reiland

Looks like Autism Speaks forgot about the wee Autistic Civil Rights movement against them. … now they say we Autistics support them. … and in the millions. Yeah … no. So perhaps some meme and image history as a visual reminder that what they say is not true needs to be re-shared on social media. […]

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Why Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak For Me (Circa 2013)

Autism Speaks, founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, sometimes seems to have taken over the entire conversation about autism in this country, what with their blue puzzle pieces littered all over the landscape, coming to symbolize, wrongly, autism itself. Yet in spite of their ostensible role as a voice for autism, they’ve got […]

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Hill Hodgepodge: Pelosi Draws From Democrats, GOP And Trump For Drug Plan | California Healthline

The House speaker announced her plan for lowering drug prices, which includes negotiations between drugmakers and federal health officials. Source: Hill Hodgepodge: Pelosi Draws From Democrats, GOP And Trump For Drug Plan | California Healthline

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Want To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters | California Healthline

An Oregon epidemiologist is using data to find patterns in suicides, then offering prevention training at the motels where people keep taking their lives, the animal shelter where they give away th… Source: Want To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters | California Healthline