( Log Out /  Autie-J Hey! I generally like them, and they seem to generally like me, some in spite of, others because… It was founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric, and his wife Suzanne, a year after their grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism. Nothing that I have written on any part of this website represents in any way any of the official opinions, beliefs, policies, or platforms of any organization, institution, or entity of any kind with which I am now or have at any time been either formally or informally affiliated or associated, nor is any content from this website endorsed, condoned, or approved by any such organization, institution, or entity except where explicitly stated by such an organization, institution, or entity on its own publication or website. Change ), This is a text widget, which allows you to add text or HTML to your sidebar. — autism speaks (@autismspeaks) May 13, 2020 Advertisement Hide Eventually, TikTok users began uploading videos with the same sound criticizing those who are taking part in the challenge. I've been on the receiving end enough to know it hurts. I don't think of those words as being hateful, they apply to me at certain times and I often believe they apply to the decisions and structures imposed by many institutions. That's just bad. Against a “cure,” which is a dogwhistle for ableist eugenics. Stupid means "in a stupor," that is, having an intellectual disability. Those three terms were replaced around the 1960's with the catch-all term "mental retardation," but prior to that, it was not uncommon for institution administrators and staff to ask of an incoming resident "what class of moron or imbecile is this person?". 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. — autism speaks (@autismspeaks) May 13, 2020 Advertisement Hide Eventually, TikTok users began uploading videos with the same sound criticizing those who are taking part in … I have been told by friends and family with Autism that AS is not a positive organization, and that their opinions and the information that they share is extremely troubling and ableist. That is why I was chastising the poster at LBRB who was complaining that autistics are not mentally ill, therefore that is the only reason it is wrong for Morning Joe to say what he said.I also try not to use ableist slurs in everyday life. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/05/19/336513/-An-Autistic-Speaks-About-Autism-Speaks detached from reality and removed from normal society [the original phrasing was "radically out of step with cultural norms, or out of touch with reality"]) that does not have historically problematic usage? Autism Speaks (abbreviated to AS or sometimes A$) is a highly controversial organization, run by non-autistic people, that seeks to eliminate autism. In this video, I discuss my personal feelings regarding Autism Speaks and discuss some of the controversies they have faced over the years. The only way to avoid this potential consequence of the loss of dignity of humanity for these individuals, is to avoid the use of the language, and certainly not to recommend it as acceptable. Recently there has been a debacle in the public health field about the connection between vaccines and autism. I have 3 thoughts (at least!) Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. Disability History at the National Constitution Ce... On Ableism in the Autism and Autistic Communities, Segregation and Infantilization in Social Media. If you talk like that, you're being ableistic against people with mental illnesses and you're also alienating autistics with mental illnesses. when we get insulted or ignored in conversation because of how we speak) as well as at the structural level (e.g. I agree with you that using ableist slurs to speak up for autistics is particularly wrong and hypocritical. "Autism isn't mental illness. you will make money off my writing), please ask me and do not assume you have my permission. It’s with ample reason that I refer to that ableist institution which masquerades as a “charity” as “Autism Speaks-for-itself.” I offer into evidence a recent spat between one of the daughters of its founder and Neurodivergent Rebel . Over 300,000 people with disabilities were sterilized and over 200,000 were killed during the Nazi regime for having either mental or physical disabilities. I am just as happy to say "that assessment was nuts" or "you behaved like a crazy person last night" as I am saying "Hi I'm Hannah, sometimes I'm insane, medical records verify that" What am I missing? And yes, they are often people who should know better. The connotations of the symbol – missing pieces, confused and puzzled parents, something incomplete – are all things we shouldn’t be attaching to any person with a disability or neurodiversity. And I used to be one of them. Using Offensive Language. Like what you read and have a few dollars to spare? There's no normal child hidden behind the autism. "But I do believe in actively educating people about where these words come from--crazy, insane, loony, nuts, stupid, idiotic, moron, imbecile, retarded" I was hoping that you would cover that in this post, as I don't know the origins of most of those. As an autistic person, I oppose Autism Speaks and related ableist organizations,” wrote Cassandra Crosman, an autistic graduate student at Western Oregon University, in a blog post from 2019. Well, that is if you only look at Autism Speaks’ slick marketing and lip service events. The people whom we are hurting with our careless language use. Autism Speaks leadership is not Autistic and they run adds that don’t accurately portrays autism. Saying this is not true is just as insulting as when Autism Speaks says that we all need to be cured. It conflates autism with toxic masculinity and wastes an opportunity for… I don't believe in vilifying people who aren't aware (yet) of their privilege and who don't have malicious intent when they use ableist language that denigrates people with mental or psychiatric disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or developmental disabilities. I believe in spreading good ideas and helping start critical dialogue. If you want to learn why this is bad through facts, click here.For stories, click here. I suppose the five I would especially like explained are nuts, stupid, idiotic, moron, and imbecile, and currently my only guess for those is that imbecile might have something to do with a lack of coordination or clumsiness. They seem to think that embarrassment over a public meltdown is more important than why the meltdown is taking place. And it’s not just that Music is an autistic character played by a non-autistic actor; she’s a nonspeaking character. I don't really consider autism to be a mental illness but the distinction for me isn't that people with mental illnesses is somehow worse or less valuable, but that I want to get rid of my mental illnesses but not my autism. It gets so many things about autism wrong while also getting sex and relationships wrong in pursuit of a toxic coming of age plot. Absolutely freaking everywhere. This project is problematic for multiple reasons. questioned as to why they dare associate with Autism Speaks. I'm appalled and horrified that anyone would think giving a child a bleach enema would be a good idea. Suggestions? Its logo uses the ableist puzzle piece for autism, a symbol that has promoted ableism since the 1960’s. Autism speaks came on board long after the film was finished, four years in fact. The Chandelier singer has … Many autistics are outspoken on the topic of autism and ableism, yet many parents are completely unfamiliar with the term. There are so many things wrong with autism speaks. I’m not telling her how to feel. Autism Speaks involves meltdowns in almost all of their videos. I've learned as much or more from the "common folk" than I have learned from those that profess or indicate intellectual superiority.Not everyone on the spectrum meets University Standards, nor should they be expected to meet them, when online communities may be their only potential for connection with the world.Perhaps I can see both sides of the issue as my difficulties with verbal abilities were ridiculed with these words of ableism through the course of my lifetime, whereas I was praised for making good grades on multiple choice tests, that are not always part of success in the real world.I cannot imagine personally using these words that potentially degrade the dignity of humanity of another individual, in a community where there are people that do have learning disabilities, nor would I use them in real life among those that profess or suggest "intellectual superiority" because personal attacks do not lead to constructive results in communication.I think it is a potential mistake to suggest that this it is acceptable to insult intelligence or use these terms that can be perceived as ableist terms, for those that may not be as intellectually gifted as others. It is, © COPYRIGHT 2011–2020. This delay is normal. They have spread more harmful ideas, such as the falsehood that autistic children cause divorces and the idea … Because the former is hurting me.Although other people with mental illnesses as well as other people with autism might feel different, so that distinction probably doesn't work very well for everyone.Just... a lot of autistics are, actually, also part of "those people". You can use it that way, but the reason the word is used to describe drunk people is because "they are acting like a stupid person," i.e. Autism organizations should be led by those who they claim to help, whereas Autism Speaks is specifically ableist against Autistic people and promote prejudice, they support Autism Moms™ rather than Autistic people. Not all individuals, but certainly many, including many on the spectrum.R/Kate. When one Twitter user asked Sia why she cast a non-autistic actor for the lead, she lashed out by listing the neuroatypical and trans people she had cast in her film. ( Log Out /  Lydia Brown (that's me) is in the middle with their back to the viewer. Health Details: As promised, here are 20 reasons why Autism Speaks is an ableist hate group.Content/trigger warning: filicide, ableism, eugenics Autism Speaks presents autism as a disease and/or series of deficits, not a neurodevelopmental disability. In order to do so, it is necessary for us, as a society, to scrap our ableist tendencies. Autism Speaks presented autism as being worse than life-threatening diseases such as pertussis and measles. As promised, here are 20 reasons why Autism Speaks is an ableist hate group. autism intervention, utilized aversives in experiments • ABA has evolved –but the emphasis on indistinguishability remains. They/He. Please keep your “cure” off my brain. Nuts is used to describe people with mental illness or mental or psychiatric disabilities (i.e. All the organization wants is to kill autistic people. As the parent of a child with autism and another with bipolar disorder, I thank you for this post! In conjunction with the album, Sia plans to release a film titled, obviously, Music.Starring Kate Hudson and Dance Moms alum Maddie Ziegler, the film will serve as the singer’s directorial debut and is set for a limited IMAX release. My point is that making an otherwise good and necessary point using ableist language completely dilutes your point. Wrote another user, @mysicksadlife, “Had she talked to like, 3 or 4 autistic people, we’d have told her [Autism Speaks] is ableist and wants us fixed or dead.” I loathe Autism Speaks and what it stands for. It's far from perfect, but here's one take:http://urocyon.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/sometimes-its-hard-to-avoid-sounding-nasty-in-english/. Yes, Autism Speaks is using words like inclusion, acceptance, and self-advocacy. It's really frustrating to see so many fellow mad people continuing to use language that hurts them and others like them in the long run. "Autism Speaks's idea of representing Autistic people is absolutely crazy." I’m not sure about that, though, because I’ve never seen anything from Autism Speaks regarding Autistic adults…wait…. 2 of 26 is not representation. While all of the examples of ableist speech you posted would be hurtful, I think the first two could truly be classified as 'harmful'. I had no idea it was such a polarizing group! People do not usually announce their learning disabilities in online communities, or elsewhere, nor should they be required to, to avoid this type of insult of ableist language. http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/post/17644810872/so-whats-the-problem-with-autism-speaks. Of course not. It is important that they feel valued. ", "People who want to give their kids bleach enemas are just nuts. But reclamation refers to using words *differently* than their original pejorative use, most famous case "nigga" from "nigger." Otherwise, it might be better to work on removing the associations with mental illness from the word, since in my experience people are pretty reluctant to give up language if they have nothing to replace it with. Even worse, this film is supported by Autism Speaks, which is notorious for its deeply ableist rhetoric. Many factors are likely associated.The language one uses in the public eye, can be a delicate issue as stigma can result, but among the masses the same potential exists as well, as terms like crazy, psychopath, psychotic, insane are all used to describe common situations in life, that stigmatize those that have the actual related disorders. 76. When Sia was called out on this, she doubled down on her extremely ableist and euphemistic rhetoric instead of taking any accountability whatsoever. Autism Speaks has only two Autistic people on their 26 strong board of directors. Both Autism Speaks and the Autism Society have, or continue to use the puzzle piece symbol for autism and use stigmatizing language about autism. But I would say that someone or something is "crazy". They don't listen to what autistic people have to say. Here to talk about autism and anything else that comes up. I'll take just a moment to address one of your points--when referring to yourself in that way, that's not ableism so much as language reclamation. For that it's right Autism Speaks is ableist. queer, trans*, asexual, fat, disability, gender, and sex positive; anti-oppression, anti-imperialism, and anti-racist; and inclusive of, accessible to, and affirming of all bodies/minds. Looking for more resources, my professional stuff, or info on speaking/booking me? Autism Speaks has used legal threats in the past to bully autistics who don’t agree with their messages (one built a parody website—perfectly legal—but was bullied into taking it off the web: http://aspieweb.net/aspieweb-being-bullied-by-autism-speaks/). Ableism is a type of discrimination or social prejudice towards disabled people. In fact it is playing right in to the hands of curebies because a disability is a movement away from normal health with the body which is not a disease, and I am not disabled, but different.I am not disabled. Like Stephanie says the negative connotations are secondary. Many of those people have medical conditions such as seizures and gastrointestinal issues, which should undoubtedly be treated. According to ASAN, the kit encourages parents to blame family stress on their autistic child and to spend time with their non-autistic children remembering how things were … If you want to share something from this site that I didn't personally write, shoot me an email so I can contact the actual author. Many ableist words have, in fact, been naturalized into the English language. It doesn't mean claiming that Autistics do not do mass murders when psychopaths or psychotics do so. When in April, this was brought to Sia’s attention she said “ I will look into it further ”, however she went ahead with their contributions and stated that “ I had no idea it was such a polarising group! If not for Autism Speaks, more money would be donated to REAL autism charities like ASAN and AWN. However acceptance requires understanding that there are different viewpoints that all have a reasonable basis underlying those viewpoints.Autism is a condition evidenced by limits in brain function, limits in social accommodation, and one where some have adapted well enough, that they consider themselves with no significant disability.Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders have co-morbid mental illnesses, but not all are diagnosed with co-morbid mental illness.Technically from the government perspective while autism may be classified as a neurological disorder, with clinically significant impairments in social interaction/communication and RRB's, it is considered a mental health problem, in that it is defined as a disability with limits in brain function. It is. Photo by Kory Otto-Jacobs, taken March 1st, 2013 in Farragut Square Park, Washington, DC, United States, for the National Day of Mourning vigil for disabled people murdered by family members or caregivers. Prod me if you want a response to the rest later. Autism Speaks is PHENOMENAL at it!” I will say this: it is easy to be “phenomenal” at fundraising and branding when your fundraising budget is 9 million dollars, which is what Autism Speaks spent in 2017. While discrimination is part of ableism so is stereotyping mass murders as psychopaths, psychotics or autistic. Autism speaks. If portrayals of autism onscreen are rare, portrayals of nonspeaking and non- or semi-nonverbal autistic characters are far rarer and those that exist, like Life, Animated (2016) tend to be infantilizing and stigmatizing. Working off of the film’s trailers and the fact that Affleck and O’Connor had received positive feedback from Autism Speaks… "People who want to give their kids bleach enemas are just nuts. I would not use language that belongs to a strictly medical discourse in a jovial way, I wouldn't use the word "bipolar" or "affectively impaired" to describe anything or anyone. These organizations use charity in order to “assist” those who have autism and gain profits for researching a cure. My daughter is just as hurt by uneducated remarks about a criminal's likely mental health issues as my son is about such references regarding autism. You're going to hate me, but I have to admit to using the word retard about someone who is stupid by my definition*, though I never use it about people with intellectual disabilities because even they are aware of the insult, even those who cannot understand what the insult actually is. We are an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent. Autism speaks is not even made by autistic people and Autism speaks dehumanize autistic people. I was told, repeatedly, that I was an inspiration. The definition of disability per the ideology of neurodiversity/social model of disability, is one per the limits of society in providing accommodations, as disability is a natural part of life.So one can be identified by law as having Autism as a disability of limits in brain function, per legal/medical definition/description in the US, or identify themselves as Autistic with a disability that is a natural part of life limited by accommodations provided in society per the neurodiversity/social model of disability, or as in your case one can self identify as not disabled if they choose to.And finally one can choose to take offense at the different ways it is viewed when in opposition to those viewpoints. I loathe Autism Speaks and what it stands for. 44% of money raised by Autism Speaks goes to research geared toward eradicating/preventing the births of Autistic people, usually by “curing” us. http://fromonesurvivortoanother.tumblr.com/post/17765289011/littlemissmutant-a-lot-of-the-data-that-ive Edit them in the Widget section of the, http://aspieweb.net/aspieweb-being-bullied-by-autism-speaks/, http://www.autistichoya.com/2012/07/georgetown-say-no-to-autism-speaks.html, http://healthmad.com/mental-health/im-autistic-but-autism-speaks-doesnt-speak-for-me/, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/05/19/336513/-An-Autistic-Speaks-About-Autism-Speaks, http://fromonesurvivortoanother.tumblr.com/post/17765289011/littlemissmutant-a-lot-of-the-data-that-ive, http://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Autism_Speaks_Flyer.pdf, http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/post/17644810872/so-whats-the-problem-with-autism-speaks, Hermeneutical Injustice – This is for you, Carrie. But I do believe in actively educating people about where these words come from--crazy, insane, loony, nuts, stupid, idiotic, moron, imbecile, retarded--and once someone knows the connotations of a word, it's their prerogative to decide whether they care to actively combat their own ableism or continue to perpetuate it through their language. Most of you know that Google Cloud is working with Autism Speaks to gather and track autistic DNA. Autism Speaks’ logo is blue to represent that more young boys are diagnosed as Autistic than young girls. Not my aim. Could stupid also be used to describe someone in a drunken stupor? Looking for specific stuff? Everywhere. Specifically, people with a tested IQ between 0 and 25 were diagnosed as idiots, people with a tested IQ between 26 and 50 were diagnosed as imbeciles, and people with a tested IQ between 51 and 70 were diagnosed as morons. ... Take the humble pill, recognize your own strands of ableism, and stop using the ableist language. Not the people we know, the people who assure us that our language is ok, but the people we don’t know. (Autistic women are not the only underdiagnosed population; more on that later.). in response to this:1) To Hannah, above, I tend to think like you do, but I recently read this wonderful quote that made me think twice about publicly using ablist language that I and my friends are comfortable with having reclaimed: "...when we talk about language usage, it’s worth considering how our use of language impacts others. The social use of the word "insane" is to describe a deviation from something that makes sense and that's fine by me. April 3, 2018. ( Log Out /  For all their talk about “easing the ~*~burden~*~” of families with Autistic children (*gag*), Autism Speaks only spends 4% of their budget on “family services”. Content/trigger warning: filicide, ableism, eugenics. Want to know how bad their lack of involving Autistic adults in their…uh…efforts is? I am autistic but I am not disabled. This is really problematic. Their ideas are nuts. And it's fine to acknowledge that. This is a cropped, horizontal banner style black and white photograph depicting one of the vigils and its participants (who are of various races, genders, and dis/ability statuses), including Kerima Çevik, Nuri Çevik, Patrick Cokley, Yoshiko Dart, Chad Carson, Linda Finder, Barbara Platt, Taylor C. Hall, and Samantha Bodwell, who is holding a large poster with a photo and the name of Benjamin Barnhard. You are NOT benefiting yourself or any of the people whom you claim to represent or on whose behalf you claim to advocate because the language that you are using is directly contributing to attitudinal and societal barriers to equality, access, and opportunity for millions of people with mental or psychiatric disabilities. (With added layers of PTSD and diabetes from some of the frustrated treatment received.) And I think it's about time to acknowledge this, because it accounts for quite a few of the people who use this kind of ableist language, sadly. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ;-). It sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. Hans Asperger, for whom Asperger's syndrome is named, concluded that the hyperfocused nature of his patients meant some were worth keeping around for the rest of society to use as drones o… It’s at the grocery store. Fuck this entire thing. http://healthmad.com/mental-health/im-autistic-but-autism-speaks-doesnt-speak-for-me/ Autistic. Autism Speaks is the most prolific autism-centered organization in the United States of America, bombarding society with national advertising campaigns and hundreds of local walks and fundraisers; on the other hand, ASAN is the most well-know, regularly-recommended organization for autistic self-advocacy. If you're the average twenty-year-old class and ability privileged college student who has never heard of ableism and has never considered the origins of the word "insane," fine, I can give you some slack until someone tells you that the word "insane" was used as a diagnostic label to perpetuate discrimination, prejudice, and stigma against millions of people and you continue to use it. In 2007, Autism Speaks merged with another autism-related “charity” that was widely loathed by Autistic people. These portrayals rely on … 27. Think about it – why do you discipline your child? Even if it weren’t a fucking hate group, Autism Speaks’ fundraising expenses exceed spending on most of its core programs, and Charity Navigator rates its financial health as 2 out of 4. This is an annual observance that was originally organized by autistic activist Zoe Gross in 2012 following the murder of 22-year-old autistic man George Hodgins by his mother. Call me J or Jay. This project is problematic for multiple reasons. The ridiculous blue puzzle piece creeps into everywhere you go. Autism Speaks is Everywhere. They've a history of harassing and taking legal action against Autistic people too. — Arundhati Roy. Their ideas are nuts." Autism is good, and people who want to help people with autism are ableist. Suzanne created the Autism Speaks logo as the blue puzzle piece as it was intended to “reflect how … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. — Fabienne Bardsley (@FabiBardsley) November 22, 2020. Hannah (correct me if I'm wrong) does not seem to view the words as pejorative, but descriptive with no power connotation. First and foremost, she has partnered with Autism Speaks(AS). 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