Category: Autism Acceptance

Can We Please Stop “Aspie”-ing Now?

In a Psychology Today article published earlier today, John Elder Robison, published a story regarding downright despicable revelations about Hans Asperger. “I had some doubts about Asperger’s kindness already. Several years ago, in my role on government autism committees, I listened to allegations of all the ‘new things’ that were appearing in autistic kids. In […]

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How NOT to Spread Awareness

How NOT to do “autism awareness”: “Autism is now 1 in 45 in the US. The problem isn’t awareness. The problem is acceptance and lack of prevention. And how will someone with permanent brain injury, self-injurious behavior, leaky gut or completely non-verbal rule the galaxy?” Do I really need to list all the things wrong […]

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How is This Awareness?

Someone please explain to me exactly what this teaches you about autism and how to better assist autistic children… or adults for that matter? I’ll wait… Oh… nothing? This is why I despise awareness campaigns. Found this on some page called Firefighters vs Autism. They have an entire calendar like this. Half-naked fit guys wearing puzzle-adorned […]

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Sometimes a Little Right Isn’t Enough

For everyone wanting to rave about how wonderful Sesame Street is for creating an autistic muppet… they haven’t. They created a cartoon character and a bunch of videos pushing a mostly negative agenda. Please read this write-up of the materials and why Sesame Street needs to start over with this initiative. Sometime a little right […]

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OUTSIDE READING: I Will Not ‘Light It Up Blue’

With April rapidly approaching, I remind you – once again – to please NOT participate in “Autism Awareness Month” but rather… Autism ACCEPTANCE Month. No lighting it up blue, no puzzle pieces, no negative rhetoric about how autistic people aren’t whole/are missing or are ruining the lives of those around them. I’m not missing, I […]

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Autism Speaks Does Not Speak For Me

This chart is not the main reason I ask you to stop supporting Autism Speaks, but it’s a pretty big one. And those science grants/awards? A large portion of them go toward eugenics studies. As in… how to prevent people like me from being born in the future. This is the view Autism Speaks takes: I […]

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Internalized Ableism Doesn’t Mean You Truly Want a “Cure”

“Prejudice against such minorities, he says, does not usually limit their abilities to find love or friends. His deficits, he explains, are social. He’s tried to make friends and interact in person more (for example, he’s joined support groups for people with depression, and another for people on the autism spectrum), but the crippling loneliness […]

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