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Autism Speaks: You Don’t Speak for US! This is a message from the autistic community and our allies to Autism Speaks. | The Autistic Avenger


No, @Autism Speaks: You Don’t Speak for US! This is a message from the autistic community and our allies to Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks, you have tried to silence us, block us, sue us, ignore us, gaslight us, and ridicule us. You have tried to discredit and exclude #ActuallyAutistic people and you continue to pathologize autism and stigmatize autistic people. You have lobbied for abusive, strict compliance therapies and legislation that harm autistic people. But perhaps the worst thing you’ve done is that you have tried to speak over autistic voices. But guess what? You don’t speak for US! #YouDontSpeakForUs#BoycottAutismSpeaks

“You Don’t Speak for Us” song lyrics:

You call us a burden, a tragedy.
An epidemic, catastrophe.
A missing piece, or somehow broken.
Well hear us now, ’cause we have spoken.

When you speak, you don’t speak for us.
You don’t speak for us,
You don’t speak for us.

You say that it’s time to listen
While ignoring what we say.
You suppress our way of life,
And you think that’s okay.

Our problems won’t be solved
With puzzles and blue light.
And saying everything’s alright
And we’ll continue to fight

Against you,
‘Cause you don’t speak for us.
You don’t speak for us,
You don’t speak for us.

You may have the loudest voice,
But you don’t speak for us!
You are not our only choice,
‘Cause you don’t speak for us!

We don’t need a cure.
For that, I am sure.
You don’t speak for us,
And you never will!


– Read more about the ableist history of Autism Speaks here: https://intheloopaboutneurodiversity.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/the-ableist-history-of-autism-speaks/

– Download the song for free here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NsgTaILBTH47B1aXqJMKi53JzgpqBxZ2/view?fbclid=IwAR0GqIQgCxXqlExXyKZ4wIPDCH5PRabY0xuwwIPDCeW8NmvtLrB90WDUwZU

– Have a ukulele? Learn the song here! https://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-songs/cassie-crosman/you-dont-speak-for-us-uke-tab-66901.html?fbclid=IwAR1KS3kuIBq51tW28ZYziX2Db1fhM6UWqAyeVsfky7H02CceOSvLdYu1ROs


By International Badass Activists

Contact | internationalbadassactivists@gmail.com

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