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Writer/Curator/Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project. Contributing Author to Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood, and Concepts of Normality by Wendy Lawson, and soon to be published Gravity Pulls You In. Writing my own book. Lecturer on autism and the media and parenting. Current graduate student Critical Disability Studies and most importantly, mother of Adam -- a new and emerging writer.

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” -- Baruch Spinoza

Sunday, October 15, 2006

 

Autistic People "Speak"

The following is a quote from Mike Stanton:
Autistic People are human beings with human rights that are not predicated upon whether or not they or their parents are seeking to normalize their condition and trying to eradicate all traces of their autism. These rights include the provision of accommodations that are necessary to maximize their ability to benefit from participation in society.

Listen to Autistic People "speak" HERE Jim Sinclair, one of the autistics interviewed here, will speak at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto at the Bloor Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina at 7 p.m.

There should be no question that autistic people, whether keyboarding or speaking, have a right to participate in all discussions concerning them at every level. They can help us understand the issues at stake, how to understand autism, how to accomodate and educate our children. We have nothing but to benefit in every way from them -- for our children, our families and our society.

Listen.

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