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Featured People on the Autism Spectrum Are Boycotting 'To Siri With Love'

Discussion in 'Autism Spectrum News, Events and Research' started by AGXStarseed, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. WereBear

    WereBear License to Weird V.I.P Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    I think it depends on if the parent has anything useful to offer other parents.

    I would not follow this woman’s advice.
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  2. Voxsh

    Voxsh Member

    Oct 29, 2017
    And so it goes....
    Neurological imperialism at its worse.... such a long way to go.

    Yesterday I got an e-mail, an invitation to attend a meeting up at city hall to attend a autism partnership meeting to begin to support the implementation of the local autism strategy (Autism Act 2009) (UK) as a bye you might be interested to know that the first meeting (which is a legal requirement) took place on the with November 2013. The draft strategy was released in July 2015, nothing has happened since. I am the only autistic person on the board. Dispite the fact that I have been involved in the support of classical autistic people for 20 years, I am a qualified teacher, that I have delivered autism training for years I was described to the other delegates as a person with autism. I have of coursed clarified that I am autistic, not someone who is living with, (and presumably suffering with autism) autism....There is much too do.
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  3. AGXStarseed

    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2013
    For some families, that reality of thinking its okay to kill their child/sibling/etc. because they're autistic is a genuine reality.
    On the Disability Day of Mourning website (which is to remember all disabled people who have been killed by their families), there are plenty of examples of Autistics who have been killed by their families and in often brutal ways - yet the murderers have gotten off with less jail time, no jail time and/or some hours of community service. It's sickening to see and definitely needs to change.
    Disability Day of Mourning – Remembering the Disabled Murdered by Caregivers
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
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  4. Full Steam

    Full Steam The renegade master V.I.P Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    One thing no one seems to have considered:

    Author is aware of autism community. Son may well be a part of our community, and she mentioned Amethyst schraber in the book somewhat derogatively.

    What is the impact now after seeing his mum and his community fired up in opposition?

    I do think there is over reaction around, but I do agree with the issues against, and she has, and is handling it badly.
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