Autism? Speaks is a Hate Group; Treat them Like One

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

With the arrival of April is the arrival of Autism Acceptance Month. Autism (also called ASD) is a neurological condition which affects speech, the senses, and perceptions. Autism Acceptance Month is about treating autistic people like regular members of society, with decency and respect. It calls attention to the way educators, caregivers, the world mistreat autistic people.  Further, it seeks to open up a conversation on how to better make spaces that are welcoming for autistic people. It raises awareness about the abuse neuro-atypicals suffer. Yet, when you search “Autism” on google the first three results are links to the long-standing hate group Autism Speaks.

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Stop Forcing Autistic Masking on Children

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Ellie McFarland@El_Far_Away_Land

In light of the recent measles outbreak, concerns are being raised over the persistent Anti-Vaxx movement, or the “Vaccine Skepticism” movement, which both center around the idea that vaccines don’t work, or that they cause harm. There is flat-out no evidence to support these ideas. After all, the Anti-Vaxx movement is on the hook for the spread of several diseases. But Anti-vaxxers are, in the worst way possible, opening up a conversation about autism (ASD) and parenting.

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