The abuse towards Autistic, Divergent and Disabled people is unGodly and common.
Before we talk about identifying ourselves on government ID, being added to registry lists and so forth — take a look at what I see day in and day out.
Headlines of how we’re treated by loved ones, caregivers, school employees, teachers, law enforcement, and more. Take a look at what happens to Autistic people all the time.
It’s ugly. And until the stigma is addressed, and broken, and until we get valid, real support and voice there’s no way in hell a sticker is going to make ‘a person with autism’ any safer or better during a traffic stop.
It won’t address the trauma most Autistics have from previous experiences with others. It won’t teach about sensory overload is more than lights, sound and eye contact. It does nothing to train law enforcement and first responders how to interact better with Autistic people.
Until there’s help for this horror that goes on day after day … until we stop justifying Autistics being shocked for their own ‘good’ at Judge Rotenberg Center … and worse … before marking us to others with the thought it’s going to help – first look at the reality of what it means to live Autistic in this world … these headlines are just a scratch of the surface … imagine what doesn’t get reported..
Just a snapshot of reality.
P.S. Please work with Autistic, Divergent and Disabled communities before bringing ‘solutions’ to the table. We are a people: the largest minority group on the planet. Come talk to us before you try to ‘solve’ us.
- Autistic boy ‘sobbing on floor’ after principal flips his chair | Bradenton Herald
- Serbia Still Putting Children with Disabilities in Institutions: Report | Balkan Insight
- Fierce Autistic Advocate: Child Abuse: EXPOSED! Marrissa Donnell
- Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working – The Sun
- Before You Sticker Autistics: Reality Snapshot of Autistic, Divergent & Disabled Stigma & Abuse
- Horrifying footage shows autistic schoolboy being punched to the ground in Blackpool | Stock Daily Dish
- Paris Protesters March Against Deadly Domestic Violence | Time
- The Story Behind Netflix Documentary ‘Tell Me Who I Am’ | with Note From Eve
- Bosnia Sacks Children’s Home Managers After Protests Over Abuse – The New York Times
- Who Was Max Benson? An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices
- Autism and Sexual Vulnerability-One Woman’s Story | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices
- Bosnians outraged by alleged abuse of children with special needs – Reuters
- Protesters decry Bosnia’s systemic” abuse of disabled kids | FOX13
- ‘Profoundly shocking’: Bosnia lawmaker shares child abuse photos | News | Al Jazeera
- Bosnia: Lawmaker shares photos of alleged child abuse
- Commissioner urges authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to investigate abuses in the Pazaric institution for children with disabilities
- Bosnia: Lawmaker Shares Photos of Alleged Child Abuse – The New York Times
- Parents’ Fear For Their Autistic Children in Bosnia and Hercegovina | NOVA BH
- Video: Belfast teacher subjects little autistic boy Aodhan (5) to tirade of abuse – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
- Exclusive: Local mom searches for answers after her autistic son dies at school | WPEC
- Autistic teens ARE being wrongly locked in mental heath hospitals | Daily Mail Online
- Church of Scientology Hit With Child Sexual Abuse Allegation
- Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says
- 11-Year-Old Boy With Autism Cuffed by Police After Wandering a Mile Away From School, Father Plans to Sue District: ‘Our Children Deserve Better’
- Kentucky school sued, accused of mistreating child with autism
- 17-year-old with autism sucker-punched in high school hallway
- Autistic boy attacked for the second time in two years
- As Seen On Facebook | Institutional abuse | Crimson Âû
- Nurse charged with abusing autistic patient in Atlantic City loses license – BreakingAC
- A former West Virginia teacher and 2 aides were arrested after alleged abuse was caught on secret recordings – CNN
- Teacher and two aides arrested after alleged abuse of autistic student caught on recording | TheHill
- Moms Secretly Infiltrate Online Groups to Help Stop the Poisoning of Kids With Autism | Inside Edition
- This is an extremely distressing video of an 8 year old American boy with disabilities caged like an animal | International coalition against restraint and seclusion – Home
- Eastern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing teen with autism
- As Seen On Facebook | You say it cures Autism? Fine. Drink it yourself first. | Crimson Âû
- Dallas police issue warrant for Autism Treatment Center employee accused of kicking patient’s teeth out | Crime | Dallas News
- Carer caught on camera dragging autistic man from bed and calling him ‘a***hole’ – Mirror Online
- A father killed his own 19-year-old daughter because he was ‘upset’ that she’s transgender / LGBTQ Nation
- Autistic Child Drowns In Neighbor’s Pool – Eagle Country 99.3
- Autistic Boy Dies After Doctors Mistook Sepsis For Diabetes
- Las Vegas police: Autistic boy found dead in swimming pool
- Teacher accused of spraying water at non-verbal autistic student
- Mom kept autistic son in closet, drugged and starving, for 3 years before death, cops say | WSOC-TV
- Fake science led a mom to feed bleach to her autistic sons — and police did nothing to stop her
- Sentencing set in caging, abuse of autistic woman – The Washington Post
- Florida man sues after school resource officer taunts autistic son: report – Orlando Sentinel
- Attorneys: Video shows ‘little if any’ deescalation before autistic student was dragged across floor
- Florida elementary school teacher, aide accused of verbally abusing autistic students | Fox News
- Blind teen with autism who went missing in Pike County found dead, police say | 11alive.com
- FDA must end the legal torture of autistic people
- As Seen On Facebook | Fucking Roby Mitchell has put up a billboard honoring Kerri in Amarillo, TX!
- Couple charged in lifelong rape of autistic girl | Mail Tribune
- Elburn family sues school district, bus company for alleged mistreatment of autistic child | abc7chicago.com
- Shut it down! END THIS ABUSE NOW! | Jenny McCarthy Set To Peddle Woo At 2019 AutismOne Conference, Again
- Feb. 2: Dad, You Were My Hero … You Turned Me Into your Villian | Carly Fleischmann | #IStandWithCarly
- Disturbing audio recording made inside an elementary school classroom in West Virginia | KMPH
- Action Alert: Frankton Elementary School ( @frankton_lapel ) Accused Of Abusing Autistic Second Grader And Mom Needs Support And Help.
- Google Alert – autism | Circa Mar 29, 2013
- Teacher and two aides ‘locked autistic students in dark bathroom’ at Florida school | The Independent
- Google Alert – autism | Circa September 8, 2016
- Bruno Bettelheim – Wikipedia | 1903 – 1990
- ALERT! Largest Special Ed Settlement Ever! Child Abuse by School Staff | Circa Jan 7, 2014
- Google Alert – autism | May 20, 2013
- Google Alert – autism | Circa Oct 3, 2013
- Google Alert – autism | Circa April 2, 2013
- Body of 10-year-old autistic girl found in a river
- Greenville non-autistic man gets 25-31 years in death of autistic man
- Missing Victorville autistic man hit, killed while walking in Adelanto – San Bernardino Sun
- Lil Peep Died From Suspected Xanax Overdose, Police Say
- Toddler Jia Jia’s Death Highlights Autism Ignorance