Tag: activism

Spectrum 10k: The Fallacy of Genetic Autism Studies

The waters surrounding autistic genetic studies are best described as murky. The MSSNG project from Autism Speaks and SPARK from the Simons Foundation are prime examples (as both organizations are partners). Aside from them being viewed as harmful by many autistic people online from trying to find genes rather than providing services for autistic people living today, they are also…

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LISTEN – Review

In response to Sia’s disaster of a film, Music, CommunicationFIRST have released a video of their own titled LISTEN. Immediately, it evokes memories of the infamous Autism Speaks slogan “it’s time to listen.” This video proves that when it comes to autism discourse, autistic people are the ones who should be listened to first, especially those who are nonspeaking. …

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