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Why Autism Speaks Hurts Us

Autism Speaks…Are You Listening? When I was little and started to type, I was saying things like “life with autism is insanity”.  I didn’t recognize autism as an important part of who I am and I was only repeating what I heard. My parents were supportive of my typing and loved me deeply. But they also were told that I could never be happy as long as I “had” autism. The efforts, “experts” said, from families and advocates, should be towards supporting research to find a cure. That was a long time ago. At some point in my life,...

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