Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington Post

An autistic “Sesame Street” muppet is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organization in the United States advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a disease needing to be cured. Source: Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties - The Washington … Continue reading Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington Post

Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Neurodiversity

    Neurodiversity. We always talk about it but never explored the history of this wonderful phenomenon. It is a neologism that was made popular in the 1990's. Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, and Harvey Blume, an American journalist, coined the term. Neurodiversity is the variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood … Continue reading Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Neurodiversity

Petition | Billy Mann Owes Reparations, Not a Self-Serving Apology, to the Autistic Community! | via Wendy Katz

Wendy Katz started this petition to Billy Mann Billy Mann is a current Board Member of Autism Speaks.  He is also the man behind the horrible Autism Speaks promotion “I Am Autism”, which vilified autism as a life stealing disease inflicting “normal” “healthy” children.  The ad catapulted Autism Speaks into the spotlight and helped build it into … Continue reading Petition | Billy Mann Owes Reparations, Not a Self-Serving Apology, to the Autistic Community! | via Wendy Katz

Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. | Betting on the “cure” over quality of life for your autistic kid? | Eve Reiland

Comments Amanda Seigler · 0:03 Good morningManageLike · Reply · 1d Robert Ermilio · 3:26 Wake bake caffinate activate educate...ManageLike · Reply · 1d Eve Reiland · 17:56https://youtu.be/YLJsuEqRCCwManageYOUTUBE.COMAutistics Against…Like · Reply · Remove Preview · 1d Amanda Seigler · 31:01 Thank you for the mentionManageLike · Reply · 1d Amanda Seigler · 36:25 It is but it’s worth itManageLike · Reply · 1d Eve Reiland · 49:46https://internationalbadassactivists.org/.../billymannre.../ManageLike · Reply · 1d Cassie Crosman · 1:13:59 Hey!ManageLike · Reply · 1d Cassie Crosman · 1:16:27 I wonder how many other A$ members support the ADW.ManageLike · Reply · 1d Cassie Crosman · 1:16:36 That was his reply to me.ManageLike · Reply · 1d Cassie Crosman · 1:16:51 Exactly.ManageLike · Reply · 1d Cassie Crosman · 1:17:41 Yes! They owe … Continue reading Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. | Betting on the “cure” over quality of life for your autistic kid? | Eve Reiland