The people at Sesame Street Workshop have made a terrible mistake by partnering with Autism Speaks. Although we assume their intentions are positive, their association with Autism Speaks is downright dangerous for Autistic children, Autistic adults, those that love them, and all people wanting to learn about autism. Sesame Street Workshop educates children around the globe. If the information they use about autism comes from Autism Speaks, it could create detrimental repercussions for generations to come.
Because Sesame Street has not done it’s due diligence in learning about autism and Autistic culture before entering this partnership with an organization which is currently under protest by the very people it claims to serve, we must take action to #EducateSesame ourselves.
Please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29th 2014. Quoted from the link.
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?
I have an idea for an Autism education program. Not a flashblog book or video. Made strictly by people on the spectrum. Have a room where people sit down watch and listen. Have somebody talk, a film maybe. So many times I have heard that we don’t know what Autism moms go through. What about a speaker who’s child was one of those who was killed? A sensory simulation with very bright lights, hot or cold temperatures and an unpleasant smell? If NT’s began to cover their ears or hold their nose, do “Quiet hands” and hold their hands in their laps? Call it Autism beyond the blue light and hold it during April? When people light it up blue. Tell them the truth!! So many Spectrumites speak up on Twitter blogs and Facebook only. Saying how bad things are and that nobody pays attention. Go to where the NT’s are!! Tell them abut Autism speaks. About the center where children are tortured. Tell them about the killing. About the discrimination in housing employment and parks. Tell them about the bullying. Many people are ignorant. But I can’t do this alone. And don’t know anyone on the spectrum here. Would like as many people with Autism involved as possible. Even nationally. This picture is from Twitter.
I’ve changed the background of my blog. To keep from lighting it up blue! The change is temporary and I will switch it back. What do you think of my new theme?