I have read many great articles and blog posts explaining how Autism is misunderstood, how Autism Awareness is misconstrued, and how a prominent organization like Autism Speaks can come to be viewed as the enemy by the people it purports to serve. This article does the best job at all of it that I have ever seen. It’s not just a specific set of policy disagreements … though a few key changes would make a big difference. It is really a whole different paradigm. At a certain point, I think people are either going to “get it” or they won’t. But first they have to be introduced to the different paradigm. Amy Sequenzia’s post is a good start. Here is another one, which I recommended last month.
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