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It was like the devil came in the night and stole my child’s soul.
If you want your donations to actually go to autistic people for programs, care and resources, donate either to the Autistic Self-Advocacy Program or the Autism Women’s Network. The money they receive doesn’t go to greedy allistic CEOs or ableist “cures,” but actual beneficia...
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Instead of Autism Speaks, consider:
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network The Autism National Committee Autism Network International Autism Women’s Network TASH ADAPT
Mild Autism does not mean that I experience Autism mildly. Mild Autism means you experience my Autism mildly.
Reminder to everyone celebrating “Autism Awareness” today
Autism is part of who we are, it’s brilliant and it doesn’t need a cure.Allism (non-autistic) is not inherently better than autism, it’s just that the majority of people are allistic, which means the world is tailored to them, rather than to autistics.Autistic people know more about autism than pare...
Autism Acceptance Month: Things to Do (and things to avoid)
*Will be updated every now and then throughout April*Invariably, and inevitably, every April it is a deluge of theAutism “Awareness” campaigns that do little to promoteacceptance for autistic people. This is a compilation of good ways tosupport acceptance for autistic people and make it Autism Accep...
Okay kids! It’s time for your friendly neighborhood autistic to tell you why functioning labels are bullshit! It’s time for a Tale of Two Autistics. Autistic 1can “pass” as neurotypicalnot all of their friends believe they’re autisticran a psychology studyhas won writing awards at the college levelg...
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April is “Autism Awareness Month”, so here are a few reminders for you to keep in mind:
Autism Speaks is a hate group.The reasoning behind “Light It Up Blue” (that there are more autistic boys than girls) stems from a tendency in doctors to base their autism diagnoses on stereotypes and sometimes refuse to diagnose girls.Most autistic people don’t want a “cure” for autism and don’t sup...
Autism actually refers to Autism Spectrum Disorders, a group of neurodevelopment disorders with symptoms that range from mild to severe.Facts About Autism My brother has this, so a...
Imagine, if you will, that an organization existed by the name of “Womanhood Speaks”, which, on the surface, appeared to be in s...
“high-functioning autism” more like “you’re useful to capitalism so we’ll put up with your existence if you’re not too blatantly weird”
Autism doesn’t equal intellectual disability, but intellectually disabled autistic people exist and they are just as important, human and as deserving of respect, autonomy and support as everyone else. Autism doesn’t equal having a mental illness, but mentally ill autistic people exist and they are ...
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please stop calling autism a mental illness or grouping it w mental illnesses. its a neurodevelopmental disorder. its not an illness.
Autism isn’t something a person has, or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden be...
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