#StopSpectrum10K | Round-Up: From The Fallacy of Genetic Autism Studies to the Dangers Of Spectrum10K | Circa August 2021

| August 31, 2021

A round-up of social media, articles and posts about #StopSpectrum10K

#StopSpectrum10K: Support Autistics In The UK & Sign The Petition

Please sign the petition to show that you support autistic people and prevent this study from being released to the public.


Spectrum 10k: The Fallacy of Genetic Autism Studies

The waters surrounding autistic genetic studies are best described as murky. The MSSNG project from Autism Speaks and SPARK from the Simons Foundation are prime examples (as both organizations are partners). 

Aside from them being viewed as harmful by many autistic people online from trying to find genes rather than providing services for autistic people living today, they are also based primarily in the United States. Recently, The United Kingdom has weighed in on the matter with Spectrum 10K, a brand new project spearheaded by Cambridge University with Simon Baron Cohen serving as lead researcher.  Read >>

An Autistic Person’s Concerns About Spectrum 10k

Hello, my name is Emily. I’m 20 years old and I’m autistic. So far, the news coverage on Spectrum 10k has been dominated by non-autistic parents of autistic children and professionals, with little voice being given to autistic people themselves. Here is my round-up of what I think we know so far on Spectrum 10k, offering my perspective alongside other autistic people’s to allow our voices to be heard. Read >>

The Dangers of Spectrum 10K

It was just an average Tuesday morning while I browsed through my Twitter feed when I came across the glossy brand Spectrum 10k research project. At first glance, it may seem harmless to your average member of the public, who may think it’s a good thing. However, as an autistic person advocating for acceptance, this is far from a glamorous research project that will improve my life. I’m worried it’s one step away from eradicating people like me from existing in the future. Read >>


Sez Francis

With the recent online trends involving Spectrum 10K, are scientific researchers doing more harm than good? I’ll be discussing this topic with my friend Mark SW to find out more.

Mark’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DalekSram

Gemma’s Journey Grace

Hey everybody and welcome back to my channel. Today i am reading through the Spectrum 10K Article, Plus giving my own thoughts as an Autistic woman at the end. I have attached links down below for further reading.

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