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 […]
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
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?
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 […]
Jenni Sutinen: You still don’t understand where you are at fault with your reasoning. Your whole premise is based on the fact that you, as parents, were arrogant enough to expect a “perfect child” and had already envisioned a future for him. You saw your child as someone who would exist to live up to […]
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 […]