Ask an Autistic #6 – What’s Wrong With Autism Speaks?

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Ask an Autistic #6 - What's Wrong With Autism Speaks?

What's wrong with Autism Speaks? Why do so many Autistic people protest against Autism Speaks? How does Autism Speaks' cure rhetoric hurt the Autistic community? What are some good Autism organizations that I can donate to? How can I best support the Autistic community? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

My further thoughts on the topic of Autism Speaks, cure culture, and Autism Acceptance: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/post/66386003279/whydoesitmatter

Autism Speak's 2010 Budget Reference:
http://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Autism_Speaks_Flyer.pdf

More on why Autism Speaks is a terrible organization that hurts autistic people:
http://thecaffeinatedautistic.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/why-i-am-against-autism-speaks-and-you-should-be-too-2/
http://www.autistichoya.com/2012/07/georgetown-say-no-to-autism-speaks.html
http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/post/89338501188/autism-speaks-masterpost-new-updated-6-20-14
http://yesthattoo.blogspot.ca/2013/01/red-flags.html
http://www.theanchoronline.org/top-stories/2013/02/04/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-an-autistics-worst-allies/
http://fromonesurvivortoanother.tumblr.com/post/17765289011/littlemissmutant-a-lot-of-the-data-that-ive
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/05/19/336513/-An-Autistic-Speaks-About-Autism-Speaks#
http://www.onequartermama.ca/2013/10/why-i-dont-like-autism-speaks.html
http://jerobison.blogspot.ca/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html
http://healthmad.com/mental-health/im-autistic-but-autism-speaks-doesnt-speak-for-me/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Autism_Speaks/Controversy_links
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/08/mom-sues-autism-speaks-after-job-offer-is-rescinded-78415.html

Non-verbal Autistic advocates who oppose Autism Speaks and advocate for acceptance and neurodiversity:
Amy Sequenzia
http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.ca/
Amanda Baggs
http://ballastexistenz.wordpress.com/
Henry Frost
https://ollibean.com/tag/henry-frost/
Dora Raymaker
http://doraraymaker.com/doraraymaker.com/
Carly Fleischmann
https://www.facebook.com/carlysvoice
Ido Kedar
http://idoinautismland.blogspot.ca/

Information on the Autism Rights Movement, Autism Acceptance, and the Social Model of Disability:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_rights_movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_model_of_disability
http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/whyacceptance.pdf
http://www.amazon.com/And-Straight-Till-Morning-ebook/dp/B00C35BDFG/ref=sr_1_2

Autism organizations that I recommend:
http://autisticadvocacy.org/
http://www.autreat.com/
http://autismwomensnetwork.org/
http://www.goldenhatfoundation.org/

My blog: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com

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