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Remember #BoycottToSiri Campaign? Here’s How Autistics Were Silenced By Amazon.com.

By Eve Reiland, Autistic Ambassador (US) and founder of InternationalBadassActivists.org             Remember Judith Newman, author of “To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines?” How could we forget #boycotttosiri, right? Many Autistics continue to struggle with Judith’s ability, influence and power to silence, smear […]

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#boycotttosiri @judithn111 is a Violator of Autist Human Rights.

#boycotttosiri @judithn111 is a Violator of Autist Human Rights. The Time is NOW to STOP Autistic Child Abuse. #autisticmomsrise #autisticsrise International Charter of Autists Rights & THE 10 POINTS OF Âû (The Autistic Union) Note: The International Charter of Autists Rights has been officially adopted at AmericanBadassActivists.org. Please support, share and help educate others on […]

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The TODAY.com Equals Autism Speaks Megaphone | Tell them to STOP Silencing Autistics | #AutisticMomsRise

Source: Search results for autism – TODAY.com   Mall Santa goes extra mile for boy with autism: ‘They just bonded … Dec 4, 2017 … Editor’s note: This story was first published on Dec. 3, 2015. We are sharing it again because it’s delightful. Share your own stories of Santas who went the extra mile on our Facebook […]

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SQUIDALICIOUS: To Siri, With So Much Disappointment

Source: SQUIDALICIOUS: To Siri, With So Much Disappointment   It took me a long time to read Judith Newman’s autism parenting memoir To Siri With Love, despite the author herself courteously sending me a copy. I had to nudge myself to keep going, because I don’t like reading books that treat autistic people as inscrutable […]

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Writers Speak Wednesdays with Judith Newman

Judith Newman will be the next guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Newman will read from and talk about her work on Wednesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. – […]

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‘To Siri With Love’ and the Problem With Neurodiversity Lite – Rewire

The word “neurodiversity” and the idea it represents—that autistic people and other people whose minds function in atypical ways are equal, not less—has gained a tenuous foothold in the public consciousness. Still, many members of the autistic advocacy community remain skeptical and wary, suspecting that the changes are superficial. Source: ‘To Siri With Love’ and […]

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“To Siri with Love” author to appear in Roslyn – The Island Now

The Bryant Park Library is hosting an evening with the Roslyn School District’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association for New York Times op-ed columnist and author Judith Newman to discuss her recently-released book, “To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines.” The event will take place at the library, […]