Katie Wright on Autism Speaks' GrantsA new post on "Age of Autism" from Katie Wright that I stumbled upon. I found it somewhat interesting to hear what her views & feelings toward Autism Speaks. Nothing earth-shattering, she still hopes AS will start pushing the whole biomedical crap, blame vaccines, etc. etc. But, something that may be worth a read. I for one like to keep Autism Speaks, curebies, and others on my radar screen, you know how the saying goes "...keep your enemies closer."
I can't help it, but I find some pleasure in this big divide that has formed (& is growing!) between the curebie-biomedical-mercury bunch and Autism Speaks. I find it so interesting that all these groups claim to want to "help" children with autism. Yet, together, they've done practically nothing to further the acceptance of autistics, assist teen and adult autistics with regard to career or vocational opportunities, living arrangements, independence, etc. They've done little to nothing to create solutions on changes in schools, the workplace, and in public that would benefit autistics. They have promoted the beliefs that autistics are missing a soul, hopeless, violent, and suffering. It appears that in the end, it will be TACA and Autism Speaks in the ring, fighting one another, parents on either side...and not a single autistic adult benefiting from the millions of dollars each organization blows through.
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