Category: Activism

Who Cares if He Treats His Son Badly… I LIKE HIM!

Recently, a certain Facebook page run by an autism parent requested their followers to list Facebook pages run by autistic people and, as I expected from the followers of someone who compares themselves to a superhero in their blog/Facebook title, the majority of suggestions were pages run by parents, co-run with parents, and/or shiny aspie stuff. One […]

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Mutual Appreciation Society

Today, Diary of a Mom published a letter she wrote to me. It’s just as positively overwhelming reading it a second time, especially now that it’s out in the world. Yesterday, Jess asked if she could send me a letter she wrote for me, because she wanted to post it publicly, but not without my permission. […]

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We Will Get Rid of Bullying

Saw a meme on a friend’s Facebook today. Disagreed strongly with it. Fixed it. My edits are in red and include the words over the actual photo. The original meme stated: “We will never get rid of bullying / We should teach kids how to stand up for themselves instead of wearing pink ribbons and […]

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How Not to Awareness

If you are a parent who is creating an “awareness” campaign and you decide you don’t want to involve autistic people… stop. Don’t do that thing you want to do. You don’t get to speak about us, without us. And awareness… what a joke. Let’s not, shall we? Education is what you want to focus […]

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OUTSIDE READING: ASAN Statement On JRC At Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference

And people wonder why so many autistic folks say NO to ABA therapy… “The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the Association for Behavior Analysis International for their decision to feature the Judge Rotenberg Center at their 2015 annual conference. The Judge Rotenberg Center, which uses contingent electric shock to modify the behavior of disabled […]

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#WalkInRed2015

You better believe these puppies are participating in #WalkInRed2015 today! https://www.facebook.com/events/441004906049419/ #LightItUpBlue? Nah, no #LIUB here. Corgis prefer ACCEPTANCE. “We want to everyone to post selfies wearing red shoes, socks, hats, nail polish or any other item of clothing (etc) to the hashtags ‪#‎WalkInRed‬ and ‪#‎WalkInRed2015‬ to promote ‪#‎AutismAcceptanceDay5‬‪#‎AutismAcceptanceMonth‬ & ‪#‎AutismAcceptance‬ in general. We’re promoting a flashblog/tweetstorm for April 2nd to draw attention away from ‪#‎LIUB‬ and will be […]

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