Tag: autism

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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Autism Awareness vs. Acceptance. What’s the Difference?

Every year in April, an international tradition is celebrated that autistic people dread, and that’s Autism Awareness Month. In response, autistic people created Autism Acceptance Month, as acceptance promotes action, while awareness is passive.  Autism Awareness Month was created by the Autism Society of America (ASA) in 1970 and became internationally recognized thanks to Autism Speaks…

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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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Rubik’s Cubes and Ableism

A review of The Speed Cubers By: Nicole Klein The Speed Cubers is an unusual documentary. It (at least somewhat) sheds light on the eccentric sport of speed cubing, the sport of solving Rubik’s Cubes at lightning fast speeds. The promise of spectating this unusual activity is in and of itself enough of a draw…

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