We are releasing this statement in support of colleague and friend Aida H Dee. Aida is Autistic and ADHD.
Autism Speaks targeted her. Only when confronted with Aida’s new knowledge on Autism Speak’s affiliation with Judge Rotenburg, their research into ‘solutions’ and ABA stance did they agree to remove the images.
Not everyone new to the autistic community will know exactly what A$ is and what they stand for.
Please give Aida’s page a like here:
AIM’s Emma Dalmayne.
‘I was targeted by a prominent Autism charity wishing to share my images and story. I failed to look into them as thoroughly as I should have in hindsight and gave them permission to share them.
Within the hour I became aware of exactly what they stand for and represent, so I asked for any affiliation with them to be withdrawn.
If I’m honest, trusting people too much is a weakness of mine. It leaves me open to people taking advantage of me. This looks like one of those situations. I’m just happy I have friends like Emma around.
Aida H Dee.’
Aida has the support on this from the following Autistic led orgs, charities and pages:
The Autistic Cooperative
The Autistic Advocate
Âûtistic News Feed
Autistic Pride Reading
Fierce Autistics and Allies
Autistics and Allies Against ABA & PBS Ireland
ABA Controversy Autism Discussion UK
Better Ways Than ABA
International Badass Activists