parenyzia:

oldamongdreams:

greencarnations:

CAN WE DO THESE AT CONS

SECONDED.

THANK THE LORD

I love this!

parenyzia:

oldamongdreams:

greencarnations:

CAN WE DO THESE AT CONS

SECONDED.

THANK THE LORD

I love this!

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inflateablefilth:

ateacupinastorm:

Help my autistic son get a life-saving heart transplant

goldenheartedrose:

feministrocker:

Folks, a 23-year-old autistic man named Paul Corby is being denied a heart transplant - simply because he has autism. The doctor expressed more interest in the fact that he could not name all his medications (of which he takes 19), and the the fact that he carries a Princess Peach doll for comfort - than the fact that he has never smoked or drank alcohol. This is discrimination, pure and simple - and this cannot stand.

Please sign the petition, so that he can get the heart transplant that he needs. And please reblog - so that this can reach as many people as possible.

I’m going to reblog this every time it comes up on my dash.

Eugenics lives.

You wanna tell me your ‘Autism is an epidemic!! Autism must be cured!!’ bullshit is a good thing? This dude could die because our lives are seen as less than. How the fuck is that fair? How the fuck is that a good thing?

I can’t sign with a UK address, but you all should!

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inflateablefilth:

johnnycakesswheatson:

goldenheartedrose:

naturalmomma:

goddamnitreddas:

alexandraerin:

bluntlyblue:

autgamerswag:

naturalmomma:

Educate before you vaccinate, because it is about so much more than JUST autism.

How about stop putting other people’s children (and your own) at risk.
Because a child who contracts Polio and later dies is so much better than one with a developmental disability.
(Also the guy who made the whole vaccines causes Autism thing admitted to fraud, but of course we can’t include that now can we?)
Get out.

Oh look, another one to share the body count with Jenny ‘The Killer’ McCarthy

The awkward moment when you accidentally a horseman of the apocalypse.

If polio makes a fucking comeback because of these ignorant fucks I will literally shit all over their homes.
Everyone, please make sure everyone in your family is properly vaccinated, however you can. This doesn’t just affect you or your family, it affects everyone you meet. Herd immunity is important, and it’s a literal sin for people - usually children - to die from illnesses that would have been prevented by a vaccine.

It’s a literal sin for children to die from being injecting with a vaccine that may or may not even work, too. And for these huge vaccine manufacturers to get away with it, because they don’t pay out the millions of dollars a year to vaccine injured children… the government does.http://www.naturalnews.com/036328_Merck_mumps_vaccine_False_Claims_Act.html  

Ooh, Natural News…now there’s a reliable source. /sarcasm.
Go take some science classes, then come back and apologize for spreading such false info.

also polio is back, i heard. it’s just not raging yet, but it’s going to be.

My husband’s family didn’t vaccinate because they were paranoid about epilepsy. Both of my sister in laws have miscarried because they contracted german measles while pregnant.
I also know a woman who almost died from complications of mumps because she wasn’t medically able to get the jab as a kid. Happened around the time the herd immunity effects that MMR jab study caused started becoming apparent. Because that’s what happens when herd immunity drops. People who need herd immunity to protect them get sick.

meeting someone with these views would make me about as angry as meeting someone that believes homeopathy should be paid for on the NHS

inflateablefilth:

johnnycakesswheatson:

goldenheartedrose:

naturalmomma:

goddamnitreddas:

alexandraerin:

bluntlyblue:

autgamerswag:

naturalmomma:

Educate before you vaccinate, because it is about so much more than JUST autism.

How about stop putting other people’s children (and your own) at risk.

Because a child who contracts Polio and later dies is so much better than one with a developmental disability.

(Also the guy who made the whole vaccines causes Autism thing admitted to fraud, but of course we can’t include that now can we?)

Get out.

Oh look, another one to share the body count with Jenny ‘The Killer’ McCarthy

The awkward moment when you accidentally a horseman of the apocalypse.

If polio makes a fucking comeback because of these ignorant fucks I will literally shit all over their homes.

Everyone, please make sure everyone in your family is properly vaccinated, however you can. This doesn’t just affect you or your family, it affects everyone you meet. Herd immunity is important, and it’s a literal sin for people - usually children - to die from illnesses that would have been prevented by a vaccine.

It’s a literal sin for children to die from being injecting with a vaccine that may or may not even work, too. And for these huge vaccine manufacturers to get away with it, because they don’t pay out the millions of dollars a year to vaccine injured children… the government does.

http://www.naturalnews.com/036328_Merck_mumps_vaccine_False_Claims_Act.html  

Ooh, Natural News…now there’s a reliable source. /sarcasm.

Go take some science classes, then come back and apologize for spreading such false info.

also polio is back, i heard. it’s just not raging yet, but it’s going to be.

My husband’s family didn’t vaccinate because they were paranoid about epilepsy. Both of my sister in laws have miscarried because they contracted german measles while pregnant.

I also know a woman who almost died from complications of mumps because she wasn’t medically able to get the jab as a kid. Happened around the time the herd immunity effects that MMR jab study caused started becoming apparent. Because that’s what happens when herd immunity drops. People who need herd immunity to protect them get sick.

meeting someone with these views would make me about as angry as meeting someone that believes homeopathy should be paid for on the NHS

(via campdracula5eva)

When a man with autism sexually assaults/harasses people, the judge at trial puts it down to him having “never had a full sexual relationship”.

I don’t know the person in question, but I’d have to agree with the author of this article: cuts to care services and care units are what’s to blame. Not him, really, and definitely not his supposed uncontrollable urges.

Unrelated caveat: it’s not true that “you can’t rewire a brain”. Your brain is rewired constantly in day-to-day life, and this is true whether you have autism or not.

This recent autism awareness campaign comes from the personal story of Carly Fleischmann, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with severe autism at age 2. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioral and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists Howie and Barb, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed in “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. This was the beginning of Carly’s journey toward self-realization.

Carly Fleischmann:

“Autism has locked me inside a body I cannot control.”
“Everyone has an inner voice. I found a way to let mine out.”

A few days ago a dedicated campaign website was launched inspired directly by Carly’s writing. That’s one of the things Carly did, writing a book with her father about her life.

On page 362 of the book she describes how the simplest outing, visiting a coffee shop, can quickly becoming overwhelming for those with autism.

See more on the website. I like it!

(Source: osocio.org)

If you haven’t watched Louis Theroux’s Extreme Love on autism, and you can, then iPlayer that mother.
Sympathetic and humanising portrayal. Pretty sad how more than one of the parents was of the “looking for a cure” school of parenting, but I find it hard to feel much malice against them.

If you haven’t watched Louis Theroux’s Extreme Love on autism, and you can, then iPlayer that mother.

Sympathetic and humanising portrayal. Pretty sad how more than one of the parents was of the “looking for a cure” school of parenting, but I find it hard to feel much malice against them.

TW for torture/abuse of people with autism

Teen Is Tied Down, Shocked By Teachers at “School” for Autistic Kids

The disturbing video, which Boston’s Fox 25 received permission to air despite the objections of Rotenberg’s lawyers, shows a 2002 incident in which 18-year-old Andre McCollins was restrained, face-down, on the floor of a classroom, and then given 31 shocks—all because he had refused to take off his coat.

McCollins is currently suing Rotenberg. His mother Cheryl testified yesterday, “I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized, and abused. I had no idea—no idea—that they tortured the children in the school.” More footage is expected to be shown in court today.

fucking hell, I knew nothing about this place

these people are scum of the highest order

(Source: Mother Jones)

ASAN founder Scott Robertson, discussing his life on the autism spectrum.

Found this on ThinkGeek as part of their (actually decent) blog post on Autism Awareness Month.

totes mcgoats buying that Neurodiversity shirt!

YOU’VE GOTTA BE SHITTING ME, CHANNEL 4
Stop pretending to be a forward thinking, progressive channel when you do shit like this. People tried last year to get it stopped before it aired, including the heads of Tourette’s Scotland and National Autistic Society Soctland, as well as Lord David Putnam [see this Third Force News article].
In press releases and promotion, C4 described Tourette’s with “Tourette’s sufferers often uncontrollably shout swear words” (obviously bollocks, not true of a lot of people with Tourette’s) and - in the premise of the show - describe people with disabilities as undateable.
They’re not highlighting problems with our “image-obsessed world where people are too quick to make snap judgements or assumptions based on first impressions” [see C4 description] - they’re promoting false information about neuroatypical people/people with disabilities, and trying to claim fucking kudos for it.
I swear, I’m gonna hit someone.
I will end with a better quote though, from the director of NAS Scotland:

Far from being undateable, adults with autism have qualities that are very desirable in successful relationships, including loyalty and sincerity, openess and frankness

Not that dateability is what we should all be striving for, but still, this. A series that was genuinely about people with disabilities dating would be good. This feels like (especially given C4’s recent shite e.g. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) it’s gonna be shitty.

YOU’VE GOTTA BE SHITTING ME, CHANNEL 4

Stop pretending to be a forward thinking, progressive channel when you do shit like this. People tried last year to get it stopped before it aired, including the heads of Tourette’s Scotland and National Autistic Society Soctland, as well as Lord David Putnam [see this Third Force News article].

In press releases and promotion, C4 described Tourette’s with “Tourette’s sufferers often uncontrollably shout swear words” (obviously bollocks, not true of a lot of people with Tourette’s) and - in the premise of the show - describe people with disabilities as undateable.

They’re not highlighting problems with our “image-obsessed world where people are too quick to make snap judgements or assumptions based on first impressions” [see C4 description] - they’re promoting false information about neuroatypical people/people with disabilities, and trying to claim fucking kudos for it.

I swear, I’m gonna hit someone.

I will end with a better quote though, from the director of NAS Scotland:

Far from being undateable, adults with autism have qualities that are very desirable in successful relationships, including loyalty and sincerity, openess and frankness

Not that dateability is what we should all be striving for, but still, this. A series that was genuinely about people with disabilities dating would be good. This feels like (especially given C4’s recent shite e.g. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) it’s gonna be shitty.

S#!T Ignorant People Say To Autistics

I know this trope is over-done, but this is a great video. Fuck allism!