Autism Speaks e-Speaks firstname.lastname@example.org via sm1.kintera.com Thu, Jul 23, 2009, 11:21 PM to Genevieve e-Speaks || July 24, 2009 Autism Speaks Supports Seminar on Gene-Environment Interactions and their Influence on Child Health Made possible by an environmental sciences grant, Autism Speaks recently held the “Autism: Genes and the Enviroment” symposium at the 49th Annual Society of Teratology meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was […]
By Claudia Wallis Friday, Nov. 06, 2009 Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder — its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied — is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats. The most impassioned disagreements are propelled by desperate […]
Billy Mann: Def many Autistic activist are deep into skewering me and my experience as a father. Yet there are still a lot of voices int his community that want/need/should be heard. Tom Clements: Against neurodiversity: “The movement has good intentions, but it favours the high-functioning and overlooks those who struggle with severe autism” @mocost
Billy Mann: I literally have parents DM-ing me saying any effort towards talking to autistic self-advocates is pointless because “they are zealots.” At the same time, autistic self-advocates are attacking for admitting my own evolution/failures + trying to work it though. #missionaccomplished?
Billy Mann: Agree! More surprising is how many autistic individuals are writing to me in my DMs and asking me not to allow any self advocates who claim to speak for everyone to speak for them. Not to mention how many autism moms and dads who also have my back! Judith U: I engage with […]