Why Autism Speaks Will NEVER Speak For Me

Autism Speaks is one of the most well-known autism advocacy organizations in the United States, but their history of anti-autistic rhetoric also makes them a major source of autism misinformation. Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Susan Wright after one of their grandchildren was diagnosed with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks hasContinue reading “Why Autism Speaks Will NEVER Speak For Me”

Why I Don’t Use The Puzzle Piece

The puzzle piece has long provided a negative view of autism that is often not supported by the actually autistic community. I, and many other autistics, prefer the rainbow infinity symbol as a way to represent autism in a more positive, inclusive light. This might come as a surprise to some of my neurotypical readers:Continue reading “Why I Don’t Use The Puzzle Piece”