Nat Le Brun#actuallyautistic was created by autistic people to discuss the type of problems we face as autistic people. It was created to bring solidarity to the autistic community. It was NOT created as a way to discriminate against non-autistic people. It was designed as a safe space for us to vent. When people like William Shatner tweet this they are perpetuating the lie that we as autistics are difficult and rude.
When in reality several of us have politely tried to ask him to reconsider supporting Autism $peaks and their eugenicist views regarding autistics but have found ourselves blocked in the process. When he tweeted A$’s lies about ASAN as if they were facts, I politely asked him to look at ASANs financial record and provided him the link so he could see the truth. Instead of choosing to look, he decided to block. That really says enough if you ask me.
IMAGE: tweet from William Shatner saying:
“Actually Autistic” is the type. It’s an exclusionary movement whereby those that use it don’t want non-autistic people to use the hashtag or get involved in the community. They feel safe to say whatever they want – even if it’s a lie and goodness forbid if you correct them
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Emma Dalmayne is an autistic rights activist and advocate living in the UK. She works for Neurodivergent Labour and is a publicity and communications officer. Emma is the CEO of AIM: Autistic Inclusive Meets Group. This organization was created for the support of autistic adults and parents/ carers of autistic children. It is a way to serve the autistic community. Emma is a co-founder at The Autistic Cooperative. She has been fighting vaccine misinformation and quackery for a while now and has worked hard to fight for rights.
Recently, she attended a protest made by AIM in London to protest a Vaxxed 2 showing and was attacked by Polly Tommey, who is the producer of Vaxxed. Anti-vaxxers accused her group of being aggressive and violent, but the autistics all were peacefully protesting the scene. Emma would like to be able to attend the Autism One protest in May, but needs help with funding. It costs $516 both ways to fly to the US, and if anyone else wants her to help the US even more with rights and needs, we would love your help. Thank you for your consideration.
Vaccines do not cause autism. Autism “cures” such as MMS, Chelation, GAPs, GcMAF, etc have been condemned by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has sent out a few warnings since its original announcement. Autism is not curable, and there are genetic mutations linked to autism, but not to vaccines. The CDC claims that vaccines do not cause autism, so this is medically correct.
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