New Autism Speaks Masterpost (Updated 6/20/14)

New Autism Speaks Masterpost (Updated 6/20/14).

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The Judge Rottenburg center is a cult.

The Judge Rottenburg center is a cult.

The Judge Rottenberg center is a place in Mass. where Clients” are regularly tortured, schocked, starved n an unbearable setting. Parents, often unaware of their loved one’s condition, are not permitted to visit. Judges are not informed as to the reality that they are subjecting people to. Very often victims are shocked for so much as tensing up in anticipation of being chocked. Six people have died at the center. “clients” sometimes languish there for years. Here is a quote from a girl who survived that house of horrors. “Somehow it’s ok to hurt those who are a little more different. Somehow it’s ok to hurt those who are a little less normal
Hurt them in the name of treatment,
because their cries don’t count the same
And if one can’t speak to express it, they must not hurt, so they say”

Their college papers,
license to decide my fate
“Their eyes as they watched me tense with the jolt, cold and still, studying my pain
notes on a paper, just another day
We have plans for you, and there’s no way out

Welcome to the cult of pain.” Quoted from the link.

 

 

PETA’s Reprehensible ‘Got Autism’ Campaign.

PETA’s Reprehensible ‘Got Autism’ Campaign.

PETA has come out with a reprehensible and offensive anti-milk campaign designed to prey on vulnerable parents of autistic children. The obnoxious “Got Autism?” billboards are meant to be a play on the popular “Got Milk?” campaign, and it is specifically designed to promote dubious links between dairy consumption and autism. Quoted from the link.

My comment. While I appreciate Peta’s speaking up about animal cruelty in fur farms, puppy mills and catteries, and the circus, What the organization is doing to people in the Autism community is going too far! This fearmongering is unacceptable. Someone needs to start a petition. It is bad enough that Peta has killed and continues to kill thousands of pets every year. They know nothing about Autism and have no business trying to frighten parents and spread fear and stigma that is already so prevalent in our society. I wonder if this is connected to Autism speaks?

Autistic people should…exist.

Autistic people should…exist.

From the link…

Autistic people should exist.

That seems really simple and obvious, doesn’t it? I mean, I’m sure even now, there are some of you scoffing at the idea that anyone would wish that we didn’t exist.

But it happens.

It happens too much.

When we hear talk of a cure for autism, we don’t hear “help treat the more distressing symptoms that often accompany autism (but may not be linked at all)”. We hear that you don’t want people like us to exist. You advocate for research, but you leave us out of the conversation and we are erased. Autism isn’t something that exists; it’s a thing that happens to our parents.

I refuse to accept that.

I exist.

My children exist.

My friends exist.

Autistic people around the world exist.

And you are barking up the wrong tree if you think I’m going to sit back and let you wish people like me out of existence. You may have the power, but I have a loud voice when things matter. I will make my voice heard.

I deserve to exist.

I deserve to be respected for who I am.

I deserve to not hear ableist rhetoric multiple times a day about how “tragic” my life supposedly is – or better yet, how “tragic” my parents’lives are because I exist.

My neurology is not a tragedy.

I am a mother, an educator, a writer, a singer…l am all of those things. But I’m also Autistic, with a capital A.

I exist.

I deserve to exist.

Autistic people should exist.

Simple, no?