record of a petition against Autism Speaks, 2008

The Autism Speaks: Don’t Speak For Me petition. This was posted on Spectrum Fairness 27 Mar 2008, but the link still leads to the site it came from:

We, the undersigned:

  • Utterly repudiate the notion of murder being an acceptable response to disability
  • Vehemently deny that most parents of autistic — or otherwise disabled — children harbour thoughts of murder
  • Testify that the false ‘reality’ concocted by Autism Speaks film ‘Autism Every Day’ is not a true reflection of the reality of parenting an autistic child
  • Call for a public apology from Lauren Thierry for increasing ignorance regarding autism