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  •  I know it's impossible to compete (2+ / 0-)
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    in the mommy wars, but I think you have entirely mis-represented Autism Speaks by going Godwin and it's not fair to characterize their position in that manner.

    Anecdotal experience is not a substitute for medical guidance and a family's personal decision.

    the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind --Borlaug

    by mem from somerville on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 07:37:40 PM PDT

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    •  I don't think there is a (1+ / 0-)
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      pre-natal test for autism.

    •  I could be showing my background. (0+ / 0-)

      I belonged to an activist group that is feeling the heat of being unworthy of life.  They believe that Autism Speaks and similar groups are guilty of using parents to raise money for their own agenda.  They think neurodiversity is something to be celebrated, not eradicated.  Only 4% of their budget goes to help families of children with autism, or autistics themselves.  

      They also felt the name, Autism Speaks, nor the program itself, until VERY recently, actually represented the real voice of ANYONE who actually HAD autism!  Speaking For Autistics was a more correct moniker, in their minds.

      I could see, given that information, how it would be resented by real autistics.

      Mr. Rove said donors do not expect anything special in return for their contributions.

      by rosabw on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 05:28:21 AM PDT

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