Tһіѕ іѕ a rерƖу tο tһе “articles οf understanding” exchanged between Autism Speaks аחԁ GRASP, іח wһісһ both sides pretty much ignored tһе existence οf autistic self-advocates wһο ԁο חοt speak аחԁ ԁο חοt want tο bе cured, reducing υѕ tο οƖԁ cliches. It primarily addresses tһе assumptions mаԁе bу Alison Tepper Singer іח һеr article аחԁ ѕοmе οf һеr οtһеr work.

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25 Responses to “Reply to Autism Speaks and GRASP Articles of Understanding”
  1. momtoreezles says:

    THANK YOU for this video! It’s great!

  2. Megatronmrs says:

    Yeh get in there m8 you can communicat it is just that ignorant people need to take the time to understand us and get a life and stop discriminating us.

  3. purplemutantas says:

    I would also recommend the book ‘Songs of the gorilla nation’. It’s a auto biography of a person with autism. She goes into great detail explaining her experience.

  4. purplemutantas says:

    What do you base that opinion on? I am autistic and it’s not dreadful.

  5. anniehuff says:

    o,wow,this lady is so brave!thank you for sticking up for autistic people everywhere.

  6. coolkiwidragon says:

    LOL

  7. cjayo123 says:

    Thank you for helping me see inside your world and I love what I see. I work with children with Autism and I have always seen this light. I hope with more insite people will be able to change the way we approach Autism.

  8. MistyEyes347 says:

    Why don’t you put a gun to your head and pull the trigger u selfish, sentimental worm?

  9. Deadboy360 says:

    I wasn’t “born” wiv autism and I can tell u that many are and that some are not…

  10. Yetti0 says:

    You and your cat are beautiful….

  11. NadezhdaRozagy1 says:

    You are terrific, your videos are great and what you’re doing for all us Autistic people and their families is better than Autism speaks can even hope to achieve!!! Great job and thank you!!!! You even teach me to understand myself more! I have Asperger’s, I can speak but I don’t make myself understood well, not always and I often get treated like a non-person but I thought it was because of my Russian accent. There’s much xenophobia in this world and rejection of ‘different’.

  12. nmste says:

    i guess it is easier to be stoic, than angry, but I am too much a realist, and I know many parents who have seen their kids regress , they were not born that way, and it is brain damage, but with treatment many children improve, there is alot of hope

  13. nmste says:

    politically correct rubbish,,, nonone said you have nothing to offer,,, but you are damaged, let’s all just accept the fact that the human brain and species is degenerating because of pollution, and let’s be politically correct and call it a “special gift”, ha rubbish,,,,I am glad this woman has found a way to communicate, god bless her, but, let’s get real, most of these people are HANDICAPPED, they’re not genious savants, and most of them were not born that way, this is an epidemic

  14. Nihilive says:

    HUGE TITS

  15. rustupid171234 says:

    I am a teacher of children with autism. I am particularly interested in working with children who don’t speak. Can you help me learn how you learned to use a keyboard so I can help others.

    Also, your sounds are beautiful- the video is a wonderful piece of art work. Thank you,
    Gayle

  16. NoemieArmstrong says:

    For the record, “Sybil” had dissociative identity disorder, or the old term is MPD. The Sybil book was never about an autistic person, and people with DID don’t change into autistic people.
    Abuse does not cause autism. That “your mother was bad and that’s why you are like this” theory is obsolete psychology now.

  17. sollinkmaster says:

    my mother almost went half crazy but kept in there and beleived in the word of god and my brother is healing every day and know our faith in every parent must rely on god.

  18. Jpmadore1 says:

    Right on. My parents actually considered suing my elementary school for continually violating my I.E.P. and lying about it.

  19. thewolf86 says:

    That cat is awesome

  20. guf74 says:

    God Bless you, you have made a fantastic video to share!
    Angie
    Mommy to Ethan, Alex, and Megan
    Autism Speaks” for NOBODY!

  21. audesapere06 says:

    Very stirring. I saw your response video to Autism Speaks on the web a year or so ago. Excellent. :)

  22. bigdaddysquirel says:

    I am christian, but DAMN! Is that a booy or a girl,

  23. micksmom2 says:

    I agree. I am rather fed up with the depressing music people attach to some of their vids. My son is autistic and it’s *not* a depressing situation.

  24. bugsyholly says:

    I work with people on the spectrum. I have often thought that it is horrible that neurotypical people often think that people with autism have nothing to offer the world. You have made a huge impact just by making this video! You may be labeled as a low functioning non speaking woman but to me you are extremely intelligent. You just don’t communicate in what is considered a “normal” way, but your communication is far more sophisticated than man other neurotypical people I know!

  25. bugsyholly says:

    Have you ever worked with people with “disabilities”? If you had you would understand that they raise people’s spirits more often than lowering them.

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