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i appreciate your concern, but at my college we interact a great deal with autism speaks and support it. you shouldn't focus on what they're doing wrong, because none of it is terrible, but focus on what they are trying to do for people with all different levels of autism.

autisticfandomthings:

Things you apparently don’t consider terrible:

Posting a video of a mother talking about how she wanted to kill her child while that same child  was in the room listening. 

Supporting the eugenic abortion of autistic people.

Failing to condemn the murders of autistic children.

Supporting the Judge Rotenburg Center, which according the the UN, tortures autistic people.

It is terrible, only 3% of their budget goes towards services, there are no autistic people on their board, they literally support eugenics. They are doing absolutely nothing good. 

This is widely know withing the autistic community and they are pretty universally hated by autistic people. Because they are terrible. They only even bother pretending to care about little white boys.

http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/A$

Read that link. Read it.

And here is the resignation letter of the sole autistic person they had in an important (but still non board) position

http://jerobison.blogspot.ca/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html

Here’s a flyer by a major autism advocacy organisation on them

https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Autism_Speaks_Flyer.pdf

OR, if you still don’t give a fuck about what autistic people think or want, (which seems kind of obvious from the content of this ask) here are some links written by non autistic people.

Here’s a post from the CEO of one of the oldest charities in the US for intellectually and developmentally disabled people. 

http://blog.thearc.org/2013/11/16/open-letter-suzanne-wright-co-founder-autism-speaks/


Here’s a post from a major autism parenting magazine

http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-14-asd-options-living-independently/#.U_-CfPldWMM


And here are some other posts

http://smallbutkindamighty.com/2013/04/02/why-i-dont-support-autism-speaks-which-is-why-i-dont-light-it-up-blue/

http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/13/whats-wrong-with-autism-speaks/

If you continue to support them now you are in possession of this information, then it is clear that you are not an ally to autistic people, you don’t want to help us, and are probably just doing your charity work for “oh look at me, I’m a good person” points.

If you support autism speaks, you are not supporting autistic people, you are hurting us. And you are doing it knowingly and consciously.

Please spread this, not enough people know.

Thing I do not understand: the ‘if you let it get to you they win’. Bullying and harassment is not a competition. You should be able to tell people that it is not okay, or report it. But the advice you hear from TV shows and movies is to somehow rise above the harassment and not react at all. I get the basic principle: they want to get a rise out of you, and if they don’t, maybe they’ll move on. But that just gets them to move on to someone else, or escalate. It won’t stop bullies from being bullies, it just hopes that they’ll just go away.

Reblogged from zainclaw  2,041 notes

Sterek Week // Friday: Sterek AU - Supernatural

Stiles Stilinski lost his family at a young age to a supernatural creature. He vowed vengeance on the thing that killed his family and has dedicated his life to hunting down and killing all things supernatural.

Derek Hale is a 3rd generation born werewolf, fully in control and functioning with absolutely no desire to hurt or turn other humans. When his family is trapped in their own home and burned alive, Derek hits the road to try and find something worth living for.

When a chance encounter brings the two together, they are both wary of each other, for obvious reasons. But, they decided to work a few cases together, just to see how it goes. Surprisingly, they work very well together and they spend several years traveling the country and eliminating supernatural threats, all the while, forming a close bond that neither one of them could have anticipated.

Not everything is smooth sailing though. Derek is headstrong and likes to rush into things whereas Stiles likes to research all the possibilities before coming up with a plan of attack. When Derek decides to take on an Alpha werewolf, fully powered by a pack, he’s grievously injured and barely makes it back to Stiles before passing out. Fearing the worst, Stiles says things to Derek, things he never would have been able to say had the werewolf been conscious. But, Derek hears him through his pain addled head and has enough presence of mind to return Stiles’ feelings. 

Reblogged from minisculegiraffes  86,496 notes

czarcastic-dog:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

narwhalqueens:

a movie about two asexual aromantic best friends who have a best friend marriage for tax benefits

that does not end with a scene of swelling music and passionate kiss where they realize they really do love each other after all

It ends with a fist bump or something. I’m on board.