On “Light It Up Blue” & Autism Awareness Month…

Dear Friends,

Several of you have asked for a list of links about why your friends should NOT “Light It Up Blue” today/this month. Here you go. This is just a small fraction of what I could offer you, but I think it’s a good cross section. And remember, it’s not Autism “Awareness” Month, it’s Autism ACCEPTANCE Month. http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com

Sharing is caring… so please share away!

Love,

Your Token Autistic Friend

https://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/new-autism-speaks-masterpost-updated-62014/

http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html?m=1

http://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/01/2013-joint-letter-to-the-sponsors-of-autism-speaks/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-alive/201311/reporters-guide-the-autism-speaks-debacle

http://autismwomensnetwork.org/an-open-letter-about-autism-acceptance-to-pope-francis-from-amy-sequenzia/

http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/13/whats-wrong-with-autism-speaks/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2013/11/13/why-autism-speaks-doesnt-speak-for-me/

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/search?q=autism+speaks

http://autistictimestwo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/autism-speaks-celebrates-ten-years-of.html

https://phamos.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/and-you-didnt-even-noticewhen-the-sky-turned-blueand-you-couldnt-tell-the-differencebetween-me-and-you/

http://amazingadventuresautism.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/what-does-awareness-get-us.html

http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/april-autism-and-allies/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ez936r2F35U

http://thautcast.com/drupal5/content/autism-every-day-teaches-people-nonverbal-means-no-feelings

http://paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.com/p/autism-speaks-does-not-speak-for-me.html?m=1

https://facebook.com/boycottautismspeaksnow

http://www.autistichoya.com/search/label/Autism%20Speaks

http://www.buzzfeed.com/virginiahughes/autistic-people-spark-twitter-fight-against-autism-speaks

http://wrongplanet.net/autism-speaks-intimidates-yet-another-autistic-blogger-chilling-effects/

http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2013/04/02/what-autism-awareness-means-at-autism-speaks/

http://thisisautismflashblog.blogspot.com

http://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/autism/autism-speaks-video.php

P.S. In the words of Juniper Russo:

“If there were a Light It Up Pink campaign where people all wore pink to celebrate ‘homosexuality awareness’ and raised money for dangerous ex-gay treatments and eugenic abortion of gay fetuses… Every caring person would identify that ‘holiday’ as hateful and homophobic.

Why is it so hard to understand that this is exactly what ‘Light It Up Blue’ is?”

( from https://www.facebook.com/juniper.russo/posts/939738539392184 )

P.P.S. I am NOT a puzzle, I am not broken, needing to be fixed, or mysterious. PLEASE STOP USING THE PUZZLE PIECE.