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Why Autistic People Generally Dislike Autism Speaks

Why Autistic People Generally Dislike Autism Speaks - A few thoughts and a little history on Autism Speaks. #actuallyautistic #neurodiversity

Why Autistic People Generally Dislike Autism Speaks – A few thoughts and a little history on Autism Speaks. #actuallyautistic #neurodiversity

4 comments

  1. I never knew that the lighting up blue thing was due to Autism Speaks! I’ll not be doing that again. I never knew that it was blue for that reason either. Disgusting. I did already know that Autism Speaks is reprehensible since I met a friend who has Aspergers. My cousin is autistic, and I’ve cared for autistic children in my job and I’m definitely going to be sharing this message with people in the future now that I know more.
    Thank you for speaking up!

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  2. Reblogged this on Surfing the Sea and commented:

    I don’t usually reblog posts from other people as I always strive to create my own content, but this is a special post for World Autism Awareness Day (today) and why Autism Speaks, one of the world’s leading autism charities, is generally reviled by autistic people themselves.

    Instead of mere awareness, we also need acceptance. That’s why, from now on, I will call April ‘Autism Acceptance Month’ rather than just ‘Autism Awareness Month’.

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  3. This reminds me of AVEN, the asexual awareness network, which I found a few years ago. By their logo, it says “An asexual person is a person who does not experience sexual attraction”, and to my disappointment, I found out that most of the mods were “sexuals”, and a lot of the participants were trying to figure out exactly what kind of sexual they were and making lists, like “gray asexual”, “demi-sexual” etc and generally talking about sex all the time. The “sexual” mods chided the asexuals if they talked about celibacy. I appreciate this video of yours very much, as I am neurodivergent and asexual, and sick and tired of the butting in and imposing of convention that seems to creep in wherever we try to have a space to breathe.

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