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Image description: photo of a parent and child standing side by side in a sunny field, with their arms raised and outstretched as they gaze at each other. Text says, “Parents who practice acceptance will not allow anyone to devalue their children. They will not allow anyone to value their children on the basis of what they can do, but on the basis of their humanity. - Amy Sequenzia, awnnetwork.org”

Autism Acceptance – It Requires Action

It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness is not enough. It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness actually hurts …

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Image text reads: "Autism awareness has failed autistics. Autism awareness has failed families of autistics, even if many families are in denial about this failure." (The burgundy text is on a pink marbled background.)

Your Autism Awareness Has Failed

It is almost April and it is the time of the year when Autistics have to remind the rest of the world that we are human beings, that we have human …

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Still Waiting

I don’t enjoy writing about Autism Speaks. There hasn’t been anything coming from the organization, since it was founded over 10 years ago, that makes me feel good. I write as …

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What Does Autism Speaks "Call For Unity" Mean?

What Does Autism Speaks “Call For Unity” Mean?

In very few words: crisis management. But this is an informative post, so I will give the information. Neurotypical writer Steve Silberman just published his extensively researched book on, more specifically …

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Why I #BoycottAutismSpeaks

I Boycott Autism Speaks because I am Autistic and I value my life. I Boycott Autism Speaks because I value all lives. Autism Speaks is a hate group that uses marketing …

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Acceptance, Love and Self-Care: #AutismPositivity2015

It is May. April is over, and after the dreadful “awareness” campaigns, after all the clueless people – in some cases plain hurtful people – giddy about blue lights, after Autism …

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Disabled People Being Silenced by Unethical Media

I don’t trust the media. Disabled people are often denied a voice, while experts, professionals, policy makers, “advocacy” organizations, parents, and the media itself talk about us, and about all that …

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An Open Letter About Autism Acceptance to Pope Francis from Amy Sequenzia

Dear Pope Francis: I think I am supposed to call you “Your Holiness”. I am here to teach you some important things about autism, about being Autistic, and about Autism Speaks. …

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For God’s Sake Stop Speaking

Thank you to Kerima Çevik for republishing her newest blog post with us here at Autism Women’s Network. Mrs. Çevik’s original post can be found at The Autism Wars. “Autism is forcing …

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Is Autism Speaks a Hate Group?

I know they are hateful. I know they don’t like Autistics. I know they use most of their resources to convince people that the world would be a better place without …

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AWN Commends Build-A-Bear Workshop for Severing Partnership with Autism Speaks

Boycott Autism Speaks is pleased to learn that Build-A-Bear Workshop has severed its partnership with Autism Speaks. Autism Women’s Network extends our sincerest thanks to Build-A-Bear Workshop for acknowledging and addressing …

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Film Review of Documentary “Sounding the Alarm: Battling the Autism Epidemic”

Recently, I decided to watch the new Autism Speaks documentary “Sounding the Alarm: Battling the Autism Epidemic” and live tweet my reaction/outrage in real time. Why did I do this? Well, …

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