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

#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: You don’t want to debate on “cure” on this? Then please retract that comment.

Susan Elizabeth Spann: I'm a moderate-severe autistic. I just skimmed your "apology." And I am more ticked because you hinted that those with comorbid conditions might want a cure for "autism"? Um, no. Would I like a cure for my comorbids? Absolutely. But never for my autism. My autism makes me who I am. Like … Continue reading #BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: You don’t want to debate on “cure” on this? Then please retract that comment.

#BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: The words you wrote continue to harm and stigmatize our community.

Cassie Crosman: If you really want to learn from the autistic community, (not "autism community"), then you wouldn't wear the blue puzzle piece with pride because the puzzle piece symbol has an ableist history and is used to depict autistic people as broken, missing, and in need of a "cure." You should also know that … Continue reading #BILLYMANNRECEIPTS | @BILLYMANN: The words you wrote continue to harm and stigmatize our community.

‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy ( Circa Nov 2009) – TIME

Nov. 06, 2009 Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder — its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied — is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats. The most impassioned disagreements are propelled by desperate parents of autistic … Continue reading ‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy ( Circa Nov 2009) – TIME

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

OH @BillyMann of @AutismSpeaks you didn’t get to silence Autistic People completely … Got Receipts.

https://twitter.com/BadassActivist/status/1172138493864103938 Read All Responses here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fierceadvocate/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2363075913944814 quote: It may not be clear to you but the 250+ million strong global Autistic community is aware of this joke of an 'apology,' has soundly rejected it and wish you could gain the maturity to come to terms with your self-hatred and ableism. Also, get an editor mate. … Continue reading OH @BillyMann of @AutismSpeaks you didn’t get to silence Autistic People completely … Got Receipts.