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How Donald Trump became an anti-vaxxer – Insider

Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that childhood vaccines cause autism. He likely got the idea from the former chairman and CEO of NBCUniversal. Source: How Donald Trump became an anti-vaxxer – Insider

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Oh HELL NO! @AutismSpeaks GET OUT OF MY FAMILY’s LIFE | 3 CEOs pledge to help create 1 million jobs for people with special needs by 2025 – ABC News

NOTE From Eve: How dare they say their going to help us get jobs now? Autism Speaks we’ve been fighting you for years to help us with real life stuff … even have protesters with signs that say “find a cure won’t get me a job” and now you think you’re the answer to the Autistic community […]

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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 […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: Def many Autistic activist are deep into skewering me and my experience as a father.

Billy Mann: Def many Autistic activist are deep into skewering me and my experience as a father. Yet there are still a lot of voices int his community that want/need/should be heard. Tom Clements: Against neurodiversity: “The movement has good intentions, but it favours the high-functioning and overlooks those who struggle with severe autism” @mocost

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: Blocked

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: … talking to autistic self-advocates is pointless because “they are zealots.

Billy Mann: I literally have parents DM-ing me saying any effort towards talking to autistic self-advocates is pointless because “they are zealots.” At the same time, autistic self-advocates are attacking for admitting my own evolution/failures + trying to work it though. #missionaccomplished?

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: The hateful voices on Twitter are not representative of what I experience on the ground.

Billy Mann: Agree! More surprising is how many autistic individuals are writing to me in my DMs and asking me not to allow any self advocates who claim to speak for everyone to speak for them. Not to mention how many autism moms and dads who also have my back! Judith U: I engage with […]