Today is a major Protest in Washington D.C. against Autism Speaks

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is planning a Protest against Autism Speaks at the National Mall in Washington D.C.  today.  I was invited to attend to, but I will keep up updates on how the protest is going. Today is also an Autism Speaks Walk for Autism in Washington D.C. as well.  Here is my words to “Autism Speaks.”

Autistic people around the world who are either Autistic Disorder or Asperger Syndrome speak in many different forms.  Any  parent of individuals with Autism disorders need to have a concrete understanding of their child because individuals with Autism disorders do get older.   Speaking as someone on the Autism Spectrum, I know Autism does not need to be cured.  There doesn’t need to even be a search for a cause either.  Autistic people throughout history and even prehistory has made great strides for humankind.

There needs to be oddities in the world around Neurotypical social people otherwise we would not have what we have today.   We would not have technology, we would not have science, and we certainly would not have many other things Neurotypicals benefit from what an Autistic individual has created like  some kinds of great music and even art.  An Autistic individual can do many things in this world for a social Neurotypical person by forgetting about the social and concentrating solely on the creation we want.

“Autism Speaks” needs to understand what we can do for ourselves and at the same time what Neurotypicals can do for us.  Neurotypicals can teach us what is like to fit in with social society, but social society is not everything the world is about. I agree that social learning in society is important, but learning from every one is also important to balance our lives.

Don’t fix this world with only Neurotypical social people in it because this world would be nothing without Autistic individuals.   If something goes wrong an Autism Spectrum individual with that interest can fix the problem with ease.

Make a difference “Autism Speaks” by deciding to finally advocate the right things for people along the Autism Spectrum.   There are 4.6 billion people in the world today and how many of those people in the population are considered to have some form of Autism.  If you take Autism away “Autism Speaks”, then you take away a whole culture of people in the world.  Think about whether you would want a boring world or an interesting one…

We need to all understand every body has a purpose in this world especially any one on Autism Spectrum and please Think Positive!

Good Luck ASAN on your Protest in Washington D.C.!

posting again soon,


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4 thoughts on “Today is a major Protest in Washington D.C. against Autism Speaks

  1. Ari

    And how, pray tell, does an organization that barely funds services and puts its research funds into genetic research rather than research to improve communication and education opportunities to help empower Autistic people to communicate serve those who have not yet been empowered to do so? Autism Speaks’ exploitation hurts all people on the spectrum and our families. In fact, in many ways, they exploit those with the most significant impairments most of all.

  2. Michele

    Have you ever seen some of the individuals who do not have the ability to communicate the way that you do? No child or adult should have to live without communication, with behaviors so severe that they hurt themselves and others badly. It’s great that you are happy the way that you and about to get your point across. Many other individuals cannot.

  3. Kent

    Why no protest by ASAN against the torture at JRC? Where is ASAN for the kids at the Judge Rotenberg Center?