We see the world in a different way than our neurotypical peers (neurotypical is a word in the autistic community meaning those of the majority neurology). This does not imply a defect, but merely a difference — one that we have just the same right to as those of a different race, nationality or religion.The belief was that anyone society labeled “disabled” could only go so far. Sadly, these misconceptions had the potential to become self-fulfilling prophecies. When the expectation is that people of a certain type can only reach so far, they are not provided with the same challenges and opportunities that educators give mainstreamed students….
We should recognize what diversity of neurology has contributed to the human race and what it can bring to the future. Difference is not disability and someday, I hope, the world will recognize that those who think in different ways should be welcomed.
Fiona O’Leary, leader of Autistic Rights Together, which supports autistics going “trans” to mutilate their genitals and take dangerous levels of hormones
The neurodiverse front group Autistic Rights Togetherled by Irish nut Fiona O’Leary is trying to discredit the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastropheby making tenuous associations with a water purifier given as a treatment to autistic kids with gastrointestinal illnesses. Yet these same people who claim to stand up for autistics by protecting them from “dangerous” medical practices support them mutilating their own genitals to undergo “sex-reassignment surgery”.
Last year, Emma Dalmayne – one of O’Leary’s close confidants – actually wrote a blog post for which she interviewed three “trans autistics” and introduced by writing:
You’re a transgender individual and coming out as such can prove just how little support is in place with the government failing consistently to provide services and GP’s failing to take you seriously.
Those “services” would be the genital mutilation and hormone injections that come with undergoing “sex-reassignment”. Then last month Dalmayne reiterated her position in a tweet to Fiona O’Leary:
Yet these same women who claim to be crusaders for autists by opposing what they call “dangerous” alternative treatments for autism support the mutilation of autists who clearly have more wrong with them than just their autism. Not surprisingly, O’Leary and Dalmayne did not take well to having their hypocrisy pointed out to them and were easily triggered:
Congressman Chaffetz reacts to snowflake audience getting triggered after he tried explaining to them the concerns raised about vaccine injuries. Other triggers for this audience include but are not limited to: being told the president will be held to the standard of the law and being reminded about where their electricity comes from.
You gotta hand it to Jason Chaffetz. Being a congressman is hard work, but not many things demonstrate that like the town hall full of whiny cry-babies he had to deal with on Thursday night. Among the things the audience gave him crap for: investigating the government cover-up of vaccine dangers.
But it was the entire hour-and-a-half town hall that was difficult to watch, not just the audience’s ignorance on vaccination harms. Chaffetz was shouted down throughout the entire event simply for stating his opinion on a number of issues when asked by the audience. They even shouted him down right after he told an emotional story about losing both parents to cancer. That’s how insufferable these people were.
One so-called teacher asked how she is supposed to “teach” her students about “safe spaces” when the nation isn’t a safe space. Lady, you shouldn’t “teach” students about safe spaces precisely because this nation is not a safe space. Your job is not to give students an earload of make-believe, your job is to teach them.
I was already itching to stop playing the YouTube when at the end, some overweight, neurodiverse autist who clearly couldn’t control his own hand-movements asked a question about the president’s “BS” opinion regarding vaccines. As soon as Chaffetz discussed how concerns were brought to his office, the audience got triggered once again: “Noooooooooooooo!!!! Science! Science! Science!!!!”
Although there is virtually nothing else that the audience full of dirty hippies, feminist harpies and neurodiverse nitwits said in response that is audible, one of those snowflakes alleged the following was asked:
Autism/vaccine question raised. Chaffetz: “I have had a lot of people express concerns.” Reply: “Are they scientists?” #ChaffetzTownHall
Why yes, as a matter of fact – his name is William Thompson, and he still works as a senior scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What better way to shut these infantilized protesters down than to subpoena him and have him tell the truth under oath? Okay – maybe not shut down, just expose as being even thicker than they come across.
Like the bizarre “fat acceptance” movement of third-wave feminism that seeks the normalize the obesity epidemic, the neurodiversity movement seeks to normalize autism – now the fastest growing neurological disability among children in the US. The primary instigators of this campaign are the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)and its appallingly dull founder Ari Ne’eman, who served as the first autistic member of the National Council on Disability under President Barack Obama.
Since leaving the council, Ne’eman has remained an autistic darling of the left: continuing to voice his fringe opinions on the platform of victimhood, grievance culture and political correctness that characterizes the feminist and Black Lives Matter movements criticized by Yiannopoulos. Such opinions of Ne’eman’s include accusing Donald Trump of suggesting autistic people should be dead when he said vaccines are linked to autism. Ne’eman has also opposed measures to stop autistic children from elopement and drowning by claiming that tracking devices used for such purposes are oppressive to autistic people with a tendency to elope. Given Ne’eman’s already twisted vision for the autism community, it would only be a matter of time before neurodiversity would join forces with the transgender lobby Yiannopoulos vocally opposes.
That trans-neurodiversity alliance formed last year on the heels of a terrible tragedy. Danielle Jacobs – a 24-year old woman with Asperger Syndrome in Arizona – committed suicide by cop after complaining that her doctor would not prescribe her testosterone for her desired gender “transformation.” Given her issues of aggression as further evidenced by her complaints of suffering “meltdowns” and a widely viewed video of her hitting herself, more testosterone was probably one of the last things she needed. Nonetheless, Ne’eman and associated LGBT groups pounced on her death with a joint statement, proclaiming:
Trans and gender nonconforming autistic people—and all transgender and gender nonconforming people—have have a right to:
…make medical decisions and access affirming health care, including transition-related medical care and trans-competent services related to autism (boldface mine)
Ne’eman and friends assert that Jacobs and other “trans autistics” should just be allowed to go ahead with their plans of genital mutilation, castration and deformity, and that critics like Yiannopoulos are presumably just “ableist” and “transphobic.” Yet even though Ne’eman supports giving more testosterone to autistic people who if anything have extremely elevated levels of the hormone already, he has condemned lowering elevated testosterone levels found in autistic children. When he has, Ari Ne’eman was quick to point out that the drug used to lower their testosterone has also been used to chemically castrate sex offenders. Never mind that he has partnered with the trans lobby to actually castrate autistic people.
And now with the censorship of Yiannopoulos’ post that called out this horrific new form of abuse against autistic people, so has Facebook.
Social Justice Warrior. A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. – Urban Dictionary
In a post titled “A Better Way to Make America Great,” contributing editor and autism parent Dan Burns rejects Trump in favor of his own solution of self-victimization for the autism community:
“This year, Ben and I stood in solidarity with Hispanic, Muslim, and gay families: the lonely, frightened, and excluded; the imprisoned and the oppressed. As the autism wars intensify, vaccine injured and mandate resistant families, kicked to the curb by some mainstream media and threatened with apprehension, detainment, and forced vaccination, are feeling excluded, reviled, and oppressed. Families are banding together, starting group homes like The Autism Trust in Austin, Texas. May they find, in solidarity with other victims of ignorance, fear, and hate, that from the wounds of brokenness, healing springs.”
There is nothing wrong with banding together and starting group homes, and certainly nothing wrong with The Autism Trust which has done plenty of great work. However, “healing springs” do not emerge from “wounds of brokenness” by finding “solidarity with other victims”; they emerge by working to make life better for yourself and others. Milo Yiannopoulos – Breitbart Tech editor and British gay conservative Trump supporter – said it best:
“Everybody has bad shit happen to them, and you either use it to turn yourself into a star or you become a victim. And I don’t have time for victims. If you allow the bad things in your life to define you, you will only ever be a parasite.”
The autism community doesn’t have time for victims either. Instead, it should become a star for change by getting out the vote for Donald Trump to Make America Great Again!
Despite Crooked Hillary Clinton saying “I believe in science” at the Democrat Convention, yet more information emerges confirming she does not. These days whenever someone invokes “science” to make a point, very rarely do they have any real scientific backing to their claims. A highly publicized UK survey used to allege autism prevalence was as high in adults as it is in children in order to disprove the autism epidemic has now been trashed by the same government that conducted it in the first place.
Despite being widely criticized for invalid methodology from the time it was released in 2009, Crooked Hillary Clinton cited the study as being informative as well as to justify the implementation of a similar survey in the US:
When the United Kingdom conducted an adult prevalence survey, they learned valuable information regarding the needs of adults on the autism spectrum that has helped them craft and improve services. Clinton will instruct the CDC to conduct the United States’ first-ever population level survey of adults on the autism spectrum.
That statement could have been borrowed from 2012 congressional testimony of Autistic “Self-Advocacy” Network’s (ASAN) Ari Ne’eman – a group comprised of both high-functioning and self-identifying “autistics” – who asserted:
The United Kingdom in fact conducted that study and found a comparable rate of autism in adults as in children. We should be doing that here, and regardless of the result we would gain valuable information on supports for autistic adults.
Ne’eman’s group was among the organizations that advised Crooked Hillary’s campaign on autism policy. His group subscribes to “neurodiversity” – an emerging movement seeking to normalize autism while generally diverting blame towards society for autism’s problems. Key among such beliefs is that autism’s huge rise as a result of vaccination is not real and that autism was simply ignored in the past, a position happily legitimized by Crooked Hillary and her crooked, vaccine injury-denying campaign.
Ari Ne’eman has now announced plans to formally step down as head of ASAN in December, perhaps in anticipation of a cozy spot within Crooked Hillary’s administration should she be elected president. We must do all we can to ensure she does not win by voting for Donald Trump, who acknowledges that vaccines cause autism, pledges to end the autism epidemic and will Make America Great Again!
Feminist Gawker blog Jezebel is one of the dumbest places on the internet – in part for giving a platform to Anna Merlan, one of the dumbest people on the internet. Along with defending mercury in vaccines as “not toxic to humans” in stark contradiction of its own labeling as well as wiping the crocodile tears of a woman who tried to censor a film she never saw, Merlan also defended the notoriously false UVA “rape” story that was subsequently retracted. Yet despite calling journalists questioning the piece “idiots,” she somehow remains employed at Gawker even while the company is being sued into bankruptcy for libel. Apparently, Merlan is the best blogger big pharma can find on such short notice while its go-to guy Seth Mnookin is at risk of a relapse after losing his old platform and being called a shill in so many words by the founder of Salon.com.
It should hardly be a surprise to anyone then that Anna Merlan would rush to the defense of one Fiona O’Leary who operates the autism treatment-hating, neurodiversity-loving “Autistic Rights Together” practically out of her basement. She opposes any kind of treatments for autism on the pretense that they’re “dangerous” and intend to wipe out autistic people themselves, even though the real risk to autistic kids is their autism. Yet in an utter stroke of irony, Merlan called O’Leary an “autistic rights” activist.
Neurodiversity – like feminism and other social justice cancers – ignores basic facts in favor of personal prejudice. Change a few key words and there is no real difference between feminism and neurodiversity; they are two sides of the same coin. They thrive off of victim-playing and cry-bullying and believe that some peoples’ feelings rank higher than others on the hierarchy of victimhood.
When a 12-year-old child made a viral video intended to mock people who watched their children crash into autism after vaccines, Anna Merlan wrote a long-winded post praising the “budding scientist” whom “anti-vax activists are trying to dox.” Even when Autism Investigated decided to respond with satire of the media’s calling the boy a “scientist,” the same folks who got a huge laugh out of his video at others’ expense suddenly accused Autism Investigated of doing the same to him that he did to others. Time and time again, Merlan’s ilk show they can dish it out but cannot take it.
In 2012, the then-future founder of Autism Investigated was shut out of a talk given by millionaire vaccine industrialist liar Paul Offit. The feminist Melody Hensley who followed his orders would later claim that Twitter gave her PTSD. Her internet presence may be gone, but feminists like Merlan prove that there will always be those willing to take Hensley’s place and cash in on the crocodile tears. A woman like Merlan who pushed a notoriously false story about an alleged rape on a college campus is a perfect ally for a pharma-funded government adviser like Offit who lies about vaccine dangers periodically.
The Decemberists’ frontman Colin Meloy – who has a son diagnosed with high-functioning autism – really does not like criticism of neurodiversity. He hates it so much, he blocked Autism Investigated’s autistic editor on Twitter and then bragged about it:
Good morning! Just blocked a guy with “neurodiversity is cancer” in his Twitter bio. Keep it classy, anti-vaxxers!
But even more disturbing is Meloy’s adoption of neurodiversity – an insidious ideology that seeks to push a particular agenda by making already-controversial topics like vaccines even more off-limits for discussion through political correctness and professional victimhood. Neurodiversity SJWs (“social justice warriors”) are trying to mischaracterize legitimate discussion about autism’s etiology or treatment as hate speech against autistic people for not accepting them as they are.
But the fact of the matter is that autism is a real disorder that severely impacts many people, and there is plenty of evidence they are caused by vaccines in the very studies the US government fraudulently uses to say they’re safe. If Colin Meloy refuses to acknowledge any of it but is nonetheless happy with how his son is doing, then he should just be grateful for that and stay out of issues he clearly does not understand and does not want to.
Autistic Rights Together (or ART as it is abbreviated) is a crooked, basement-style group of special snowflake activists purporting to promote neurodiversity and “autistic rights”. It is a mean-spirited gang of character assassins against doctors and scientists whose opinions merely reflect the emerging science that autism spectrum disorders are treatable medical conditions caused by vaccination. When ART’s censorship and defamation activities are rebuffed, they resort to the familiar cry-bully tactics employed by so many trolls for the pharmaceutical industry. ART’s leader Fiona O’Leary has become neurodiversity’s Irish replacement for Kathleen Seidel: the proprietor of the dormant neurodiversity.com website and who has engaged in the same activities.
O’Leary played a key role in ruining the practice of the late Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, who has contributed to significant research discoveries shedding light on vaccines’ link to autism. Now she is trying to block screenings of Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, a documentary on how the government has covered up associations between vaccines and autism. In response, the film’s distributors sent her a much-deserved cease-and-desist letter.
O’Leary has gone crying for sympathy to Jezebel blogger Anna Merlan of Gawker Media, which is now being sued into bankruptcy for libel. ART and Gawker couldn’t be a more perfect match for each other.
But even more perfect than that unholy alliance is an online petition that has been started against “unqualified advocates” like O’Leary. Please sign and spread the word.
Editor’s Note: Sign the petition to block neurodiversity apologist Steve Silberman from speaking at the Autism Society of America conference.
Today’s political and academic climate is tainted by a new wave of “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) – far-left activists who shirk facts for emotion and who bully people they disagree with. Their weapon of choice? Political correctness.
Recently, people in Ari Ne’eman’s group protested a screening of the documentary film Vaxxed despite never having seen it and had the nerve to argue that people hosting the venue did not have a right to film them protesting. They further dismissed the film’s director on the basis that he has no medical license, yet members of ASAN can join and consider themselves “autistic” even if they have no real diagnosis – merely if they “self-identify” as such.
While ASAN and neurodiversity claim in principle that having autism is as inevitable as being black, in practice being “autistic” to them is essentially a choice. Not only does ASAN hardly represent the autism community, some of them do not represent it at all. Moreover, many neurodiversity “autistic” self-advocates appear to be disproportionately women – especially strange considering that there are far more men and boys diagnosed with autism than there are women and girls. These folks – Ari Ne’eman included – also identify as feminists. It is hardly surprising then that neurodiversity is intimately linked with other contemporary social justice cancers that are using political correctness to advance their destructive goals. At UMass Amherst, one student later nicknamed “Trigglypuff” for her viral YouTube outburst (see video below) repeatedly attempted to shout down invited speakers who were critical of feminism. As it turns out, Trigglypuff is also an ND who is opposed to an autism cure.
Even feminists who do not identify directly with the neurodiversity movement have trouble with free discourse of ideas specifically as they relate to autism and vaccines. One notorious feminist named Melody Hensley barred critical questioning of millionaire vaccine industrialist and virulent liar Paul Offit. Several years later, she hypocritically pined for sympathy by claiming she got PTSD from Twitter.
It is shameful to think that politicians are catering to these groups. Fortunately, one presidential candidate – presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump – does not give in to such nonsense. Autism Investigated wants an honest president who speaks his mind, who slams Crooked Hillary Clinton and her shameless abuse of the woman card, who rebukes Black Lives Matter by emphasizing that all lives matter and who acknowledges that autism is an epidemic caused by vaccination instead of taking autism policy advice from the likes of Ari Ne’eman. If elected, Donald Trump will be that president who will acknowledge these harmful social justice movements – whether they be feminists, Black Lives Matter or neurodiversity – for what they are: