Sharing from Andrew Hickey – Autism Pride 

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day, an annual day created by the UN for people with neurotypicality to talk on Twitter about how inspirational autistic kids are and how we must make sure that people like me and my friends are completely eradicated from humanity forever, and then to call autistic people rude for daring not to want to be eliminated.

For today, I was going to write (as my friend Emily had recently asked) about what it feels like to be autistic, but I discovered I’d actually written about that two years ago. And anyway, I’m too angry.

I’m angry at Jon Bartley, the co-leader of the Green Party supporting “Light it up blue”, a campaign run this day every year by the eliminationist group Autism Speaks — people who want to make sure that no-one with a neurology similar to mine will ever be born again, and who believe that if people like me are murdered by our parents, the parents deserve public sympathy because we’re so annoying.

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6 thoughts on “Sharing from Andrew Hickey – Autism Pride 

  1. I’d never heard of Autism Speaks before. Their website is a bit off if you ask me. Where did they say they want to rid the World of autistic persons?

    If you ask me, us “normal” people need extra awareness because we are afraid to deal with things we don’t understand, autism being one of them.

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    1. VisualVox

      Yeah, those folks are a particularly American brand of “charitable” activism. They want to “cure” autism and “prevent” it. That’s what will result in getting rid of us. I think they’re completely confused — like most neurotypicals — about what autism really is. They mistake the symptoms for the neurotype, and they interpret our difficulties as being a problem with US, rather than a problem with the environment we’re in, or the ability of others to understand and deal with us. The whole thing makes my head hurt.

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      1. Sounds like they got it all mixed up. Maybe they’re the ones needing help (by which I don’t necessarily mean ‘ellimination’). I’d never heard of them, so I think you’re safe for the time being: not like they’re going to take over the world soon 😉
        Take care 🙂

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      2. VisualVox

        Unfortunately, they have a strong and dominant presence in the States — they’re considered a “leading” source of info/education about autism in the USA — lots of harm is done by them, so they’re not to be dismissed. Sadly.

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