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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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#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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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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