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The Problem With Hillary Clinton

Before you laud Hillary Clinton’s “autism plan” please consider the following statements…  “’As a country, we must make a priority of supporting the millions of Americans with autism, and their loved ones,’ Clinton said of the autism initiative. ‘Too many American families are staying up at night worrying about their family members, especially children, who […]

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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 – Not On My Wall… Boundaries and Entitlement

“I have even seen some parents come into the space of an Autistic person, someone with lived experience – and when it has been explained that ‘Light it up Blue’ and ‘Puzzle Pieces’ and ‘Awareness’ are offensive and even triggering, these same people have continued to defend their position. What if instead of insisting their […]

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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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OUTSIDE READING – Just Say No to the Judge Rotenberg Center

“But, Giraffe Party, why don’t you like Autism Speaks? You have the autism. They help you!” That’s an almost direct quote. No, I don’t have “the autism” but I am autistic. No, I don’t support Autism Speaks, but they don’t support me, either. You know who they do support? The Judge Rotenberg Center. Amongst a […]

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