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Don’t tell Autistic people we’re over-reacting to @AutismSpeaks | Eve Reiland

When Autistics tell people about Autism Speaks … yeah, we get a lot of backlash. Don’t tell Autistic people we’re over-reacting … not with @AutismSpeaks. Don’t tell us that our ‘opinions’ are harsh. Guess what, this isn’t about opposing ‘opinions.’ This is about civil and human rights of a minority population: Autistic people. Still don’t […]

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Puzzle Piece is Hated by the Autistic Community: The history and what to use instead | Fierce Autistic Advocate

I am an autistic mother of six. I advocate for equal rights for autistics everywhere. Especially against MMS and other quack cures that are very dangerous. A hate symbol. Why is the puzzle piece a hate symbol? I get asked this a lot. They tell me to recreate it. As a Holocaust educator, no one […]

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Peers at the Table Campaign Update | Ashli Moore

For those who need a brief refresher, Peers at the Table is a neurodiversity civil rights campaign advocating for peer-led wellness centers in the community and peer support specialist staffing in mental healthcare. Peers at the Table started in early 2017 as a response to Blue Sky Wellness Center in Fresno, CA, cutting vital services […]

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wake. bake. caffeinate. | I am an Autistic Badass. Can’t Touch This. And an autistic school to make geniuses.

wake. bake. caffeinate. | I am an Autistic Badass. Can’t Touch This. And an autistic school to make geniuses. Yeah, there’s a school for that. ++++++++++++++ Quotes in honor of Martin Luther King, and by him, and his work. ++++++++++++ Also Autistic activists were in the house, and battling misinformation, prejudice, hate.  

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‘Glee’s’ Lauren Potter speaks out against bullying | circa 2011-ish

By Eve Reiland, (nee Genevieve Hinson) MotherOfConfusion/Eve Hinson Quirkybirdwords.com. (originally pub’d March 2011) Glee’s Lauren Potter wants you to end the use of the “R” word. Recently Potter, who is known as Becky Jackson on the show – Sue Sylvester’s (Jane Lynch) assistant cheerleader — stepped into a brighter spotlight as an ambassador to help those […]

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‘Glee’s’ Lauren Potter speaks out against bullying

By Genevieve Hinson, MotherOfConfusion/Eve Hinson Quirkybirdwords.com. (originally pub’d Mar 22nd 2011) Glee’s Lauren Potter wants you to end the use of the “R” word. Recently Potter, who is known as Becky Jackson on the show – Sue Sylvester’s (Jane Lynch) assistant cheerleader — stepped into a brighter spotlight as an ambassador to help those with special needs with […]