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From The Archives | Autism Speaks Newsletter: e-Speaks | Circa August 7, 2009

e-Speaks || August 7, 2009 Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights In his mid-year review, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr recounts the organization’s achievements over the past six months. The letter focuses on successes in each portion of the mission (science, government relations, advocacy, family services and awareness), as well as the fundraising […]

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Maybe if @BillyMann got off his privileged ass and saw how Autistic self-advocates ‘lived’ he would evolve his tune and sing another. | Eve Reiland

We are neurodiverse, you are neurotypical … #actuallyautistic Fresno Autistics spoke with Lilia Luciano a couple of years ago. Included in the video here are my children and Jennifer Marie Davis … plus a few others. My children matter. All of my children. All of my Autistic children and non-autistic children. So why does Autism Speaks board member bash children […]

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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 […]

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#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: How can you call for “common ground” between people want to eliminate autistic people and people who advocate for autistic rights?

Billy Mann: I’m committed to common ground but I’m one parent trying. Just as there are self-advocates who say parents have no right to speak on behalf of children, there are “extremist” parents who feel self-advocates have no right to speak for them. Common ground req ppl you disagree with. INeurodiversity: How can you call […]