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Autism awareness should be by autistics for autistics

April is Autism Awareness Month, World Autism Awareness Week takes place from March 26th to April 2nd, and tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. I learnt of three relevant new Twitter hashtags. #SaidNoAutistic #SaidNoFather #SaidNoMother “Said no Autistic” attacks the … Continue reading

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Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, has died

I’m a member of the Facebook group Boycott Autism Speaks. Yesterday, I learnt from the group that Suzanne Wright, one of Autism Speaks’ cofounders, died on Friday of pancreatic cancer. As you’ve probably guessed by the fact that I’m a … Continue reading

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On Autism Awareness Month and Vaxxed

Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. I did not “light it up blue”. Instead, I had what for me was a typical Saturday. I did my laundry and went shopping for groceries. Life doesn’t stop just because there’s an advocacy/awareness day. … Continue reading

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With Autism Speaks, the bad outweighs the good

Yesterday, I did not “light it up blue” for autism awareness. Instead, I intend to “Tone it down Taupe” and “Walk in Red”. This may come as a surprise to some, but I had my reasons. The problem is, the … Continue reading

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Once again, the lives of autistics are diminished

A few things before the main event. Pro-vaxxers have two new celebrity allies. Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are not allowing their friends near their children unless they’ve been vaccinated. Cracked has an article on why anti-vaccine lies work so well. … Continue reading

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A little link love

And now for something a little different. Instead of my normal post, I’m going to send out some link love. Firstly, a Dr Joel Harrison read Andrew Wakefield’s “autobiography” Callous Disregard, and found a large number of factual errors (more … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks: Follow Up Post

Merry Christmas, Channukah Tovah, Seasons Greetings. This is a followup to my earlier post about Autism Speaks’ misguided call to action. It turms out that their behaviour was even worse than that. I’d heard of “Autism every day” and the … Continue reading

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