Open Letter To NAMI Fresno Board, Members, and Community | Via Eve Reiland

https://youtu.be/-TBGge_Acj8 I'm cheering the culture shift in this year's NAMI Fresno yearly fundraiser gala. It felt so much more inclusive of people from all areas of our community - including peers, family and professionals. The event was held in a more appropriate and neutral location than in previous years. Christina Roup, NAMI Fresno's Executive Director, … Continue reading Open Letter To NAMI Fresno Board, Members, and Community | Via Eve Reiland

Open Letter to Matthew McConaughey

Wibbly Wobbly, Neuro-UNlogical Stuff

Dear Mr. McConaughey,

Let’s talk about Autism Speaks. I think it is wonderful that you want to help autistic children. Unfortunately, you have partnered and are fundraising with an organization that does not actually like helping autistic people. (Here’s a good synopsis.) In fact, just a tiny percentage actually goes to helping real autistic people. Instead they’re trying to “cure” autistic people (who are not a disease) and especially want to develop a prenatal genetic test so that no more autistic persons are born. Just like Iceland getting rid of Down Syndrome pregnancies. This used to be called eugenics. I don’t know what they’re calling it now. Some people call it attempted genocide of a minority.

I’m guessing you missed they whole “nothing about us without us” message of the Autistic Community. If you had asked some people on the spectrum, rather than…

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