Human rights of people with autism not being met, leading expert tells United Nations | University of Cambridge | Circa March 31, 2017

The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York today, to mark Autism Awareness Week. In his keynote speech, Professor Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, argued that even with the UN …

Disability Community Joint Letter on ICE Forced Sterilizations

  September 24, 2020 This document is available as a PDF here. September 24, 2020  The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528  Kenneth CuccinelliSenior Official Performing the Duties of the DirectorU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20529 The Honorable Joseph V. Cuffari Inspector GeneralDepartment of Homeland Security 245 …

Take Action: Stop Autism Speaks from Dictating Canadian Autism Policy!

A4A Ontario started this petition to Government of Canada We are autistic self-advocates, activists, and allies united to stop Autism Speaks and CASDA from dictating autism policy in Canada through their proposed “National Autism Strategy” (NAS) project. The NAS would earmark hundreds of millions in funds for Autism Speaks and other groups that actively work against autistic people …

Aktion T4 – Wikipedia | Circa 1939 – 1945

Aktion T4 (German, pronounced [akˈtsi̯oːn teː fiːɐ]) was a postwar name for mass murder through involuntary euthanasia in Nazi Germany.[4][b] The name T4 is an abbreviation of Tiergartenstraße 4, a street address of the Chancellery department set up in the spring of 1940, in the Berlin borough of Tiergarten, which recruited and paid personnel associated with T4.[5][6][7][c]Certain German physicians were authorized to select patients …

Look Who’s Back With Eugenics in Paperback: ‘To Siri With Love’ Judith Newman: @judithn111 #BoycottToSiri

By Joumana Khatib Six new paperbacks to check out this week. TO SIRI WITH LOVE: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines, by Judith Newman. (Harper, $15.99.) In her frank, and often very funny, memoir, Newman edges into the inner life of her son Gus and explores his affectionate bond with Apple’s personal assistant, Siri. …