I am whatever I am when I am it.

loving whoever you are when the stars shine and whoever you'll be when the sun rises

Posts tagged autism

73 notes

Please sign this petition to allow autistic people to receive life-saving organ transplants!

super-rainbows:

The deadline for this petition is in two days, and it still needs about 11 thousand signatures. I’m promoting it as much as I can, because I don’t want people with autism spectrum disorders to die due to not getting a transplant just because they’re autistic! 

There’s also a chance that it could happen to me. I have an ASD and plan to go to college in America. If something happened to me, I could be left to die just because of my diagnosis. D: Same thing goes for anyone and everyone with an autism spectrum disorder, or any intellectual disability. It might even be the same for purely physical disabilities too, I don’t know. Either way, it’s awful.

Please sign this, Tumblrbomb it, spread it, and even make multiple accounts on Whitehouse.gov to sign it twice if you want. It could help. :/

(via bubonickitten)

Filed under guys this still needs more signatures PLEASE signal boost autism ableism discrimination autistic

9,969 notes

Tumblr, I’m pissed right now. And a little bit worried. And a lot scared.

nekobakaz:

placeholderbutt:

I don’t care if you don’t normally reblog stuff like this. I’m tired of nobody caring. Reblog it. Signal boost it to your followers. Sign it yourself. Make your parents and your non-Tumblr friends sign it. Just get it signed.

You see, there’s been a petition going around for the past week or so. This is a petition that could potentially save many, many, lives including mine.

Petition To Stop Organ Transplant Discrimination Against Autistic People In The US

Now, ever since I first saw this petition, on 18 November 2012, the signatures have gone up by 1,000. It currently has about 3,000 signatures.

That’s not much, considering it needs 25,000 signatures by December 14th.

Now why am I upset, do you ask? Because if this were any other petition, Tumblr would have bombed the shit out of it right now. Gay rights? Transgender rights? Women’s rights? It would have a hundred thousand notes and probably be at least halfway finished by now.

But nobody cares about autistic people.

Nobody cares that we are consistently being denied live-saving organ transplants because we are autistic. Even if you do not like autistic people, or do not know much about autism at all, you have to admit that this is wrong. It’s not even legal. That’s right, this is a petition to make doctor start following the law. That’s how much prejudice there is against us.

Please, if you live in the United States, take a few minutes out of your day. Make an account on whitehouse.gov, which you can use to sign many other important petitions, and SIGN THIS PETITION.

I know for a fact that if this weren’t about autistic people, it would have more signatures  If tumblr can raise money for a Homestuck project but not get a few thousand signatures to save lives? I will be very, very, very disappointed.

If you don’t live in the US, please please signal boost this to your followers and make sure they know how important it is that they sign this. This is a terrifying reality and we are being given a chance to do something about it. Please, please help.

I cannot impress on you how important this is. If you care about anything at all, please sign this and reblog it so your followers can sign it. Lives of people like me depend on it.

Need to add, people outside the US can sign this petition

(Source: acting-captain-irrayditation, via acruelambition)

Filed under ableism autism

9,969 notes

Tumblr, I’m pissed right now. And a little bit worried. And a lot scared.

nekobakaz:

placeholderbutt:

I don’t care if you don’t normally reblog stuff like this. I’m tired of nobody caring. Reblog it. Signal boost it to your followers. Sign it yourself. Make your parents and your non-Tumblr friends sign it. Just get it signed.

You see, there’s been a petition going around for the past week or so. This is a petition that could potentially save many, many, lives including mine.

Petition To Stop Organ Transplant Discrimination Against Autistic People In The US

Now, ever since I first saw this petition, on 18 November 2012, the signatures have gone up by 1,000. It currently has about 3,000 signatures.

That’s not much, considering it needs 25,000 signatures by December 14th.

Now why am I upset, do you ask? Because if this were any other petition, Tumblr would have bombed the shit out of it right now. Gay rights? Transgender rights? Women’s rights? It would have a hundred thousand notes and probably be at least halfway finished by now.

But nobody cares about autistic people.

Nobody cares that we are consistently being denied live-saving organ transplants because we are autistic. Even if you do not like autistic people, or do not know much about autism at all, you have to admit that this is wrong. It’s not even legal. That’s right, this is a petition to make doctor start following the law. That’s how much prejudice there is against us.

Please, if you live in the United States, take a few minutes out of your day. Make an account on whitehouse.gov, which you can use to sign many other important petitions, and SIGN THIS PETITION.

I know for a fact that if this weren’t about autistic people, it would have more signatures  If tumblr can raise money for a Homestuck project but not get a few thousand signatures to save lives? I will be very, very, very disappointed.

If you don’t live in the US, please please signal boost this to your followers and make sure they know how important it is that they sign this. This is a terrifying reality and we are being given a chance to do something about it. Please, please help.

I cannot impress on you how important this is. If you care about anything at all, please sign this and reblog it so your followers can sign it. Lives of people like me depend on it.

Need to add, people outside the US can sign this petition

(Source: acting-captain-irrayditation, via acruelambition)

Filed under ableism autism

205 notes

You didn’t lose a child to autism. You lost a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn’t the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn’t be our burden. We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don’t mourn for us. We are alive. We are real. And we’re here waiting for you.

Jim Sinclair, “Don’t Mourn For Us” (via kiriamaya)

So very relevant to what I ragefully responded to yesterday. Thank you for sharing this.

(via jemimaaslana)

(via reinventionoftheprintingpress-d)

Filed under quotes jim sinclair autism disability truth children people

126 notes

TRIGGER WARNING: I'm the same as I was when I was six years-old.: This Is Our Reality

theskinofourteeth:

Last year my parents and I were talking about prenatal testing. It comes up—I work in a special ed room, I had just learned about the abortion rates for Down Syndrome, we live on a street with four autistic kids, and I was discovering the Disability Internet. So I asked if…

You should read this.

(via reinventionoftheprintingpress-d)

Filed under disability autism eugenics

57 notes

Godboldo has not seen her daughter since her arrest, but expects to arrange supervised visits at the Northville psychiatric services agency where her daughter is being held, Evans said.
Barbara Ann Polizzi, a 44-year-old mother, drove 13 hours from New York with her 15-year-old son, Michael Polizzi, to attend the rally and support Godboldo’s cause. Michael was once given Risperdal by doctors to treat behavioral problems. The drug, which had also been prescribed for Godboldo’s daughter and is commonly used to treat schizophrenia, left the boy debilitated by visual and auditory hallucinations, severe anxiety and rapid heartbeat, Polizzi said. She fought for six years to get her son back after he was taken by authorities and placed in state-run residential schools.
“I know what it’s like to put my head down on a pillow every night and worry about what might happen to my son,” she said.
The mother and son both cried when they learned about Godboldo’s plight, she added.
“The hospitals never really tell moms what goes on behind those locked-up, closed doors,” Michael told the audience.

Parents, civil rights groups support Detroit mom jailed over daughter’s meds | detnews.com | The Detroit News

a mother in detroit was trying to wean her kid from Risperdal (with the help of a medical team) when CPS stepped in and threatened her with the loss of her child if she didn’t put the child back on Risperdal. The mother refused the orders, with the result being a ten hour military style police stand off against her when she refused to leave the house or turn her daughter over to authorities. 

There is a lot of conjecture going on in the reporting about this case. Autism sites are reporting it as a mother courageously resisting vaccinations linked to autism, the linked article is speculating that the daughter had a bad reaction to a “cocktail of immunizations” without really explaining what that means.

There’s a lot of stuff going on that Ithink in the end, are incredibly unimportant to the *issue*—which that the government took away a girl of color from her mother of color *because of a medical decision the mother made*. It was an informed medical decision made together with doctors that supported her decision. It was *also* a decision based NOT on religion beliefs, but on the *moral* belief that what a particular drug was doing to a child (who is a black child and a girl child) *was unacceptable* and affecting her quality of life. A mother was standing up for the right of her (girl) child to have a high quality of life. For those that don’t know, Risperdal has *tons* of side effects. And from what I can see, has faced legal challenges over its effectiveness and quality. 

The child was on the drug and her quality of life diminshed because of it. So a mother of color decided it would be better for her child to get off of it. 

And a state that requires parental consent laws for abortion because “parents know best” decided that she didn’t.

And now she is being prosecuted for it.

Here is where you can show support: her: http://justice4maryanne.com/

And here is where you can find information about how it is *profitable* for the state to take children away from parents:

http://voiceofdetroit.net/?p=5998

Also—if you decide to reblog this/write about it: please remember—you are writing/blogging about real human beings who come from an extremely vulnerable city and an extremely vulnerable population. I think it’s vital to interrogate your position in relation to black women, black mothers, black girls, black health, and black cities before you comment. For example: what does it mean that a black mother protecting and defending her child’s right to high quality of life is not only criminalized—but subjected to military like interventions? What does it mean that there is seemingly nothing a black mother can do that makes her a good mother in the eyes of the state? What does it mean that a black (presumably) disabled girl child is understood as being better off under state care—every single time? Why is this idea that the state can take better care of a black girl than her mother so normalized in today’s culture? What does it mean that military style police interventions are so normalized against black populations? What does it mean that black women (and women of color in general) face military style interventions over their mothering—and nobody but the local community notices? Will there be mass mobilization over this like there was for Oscar Grant? And what does it mean that a black (presumably) disabled girl child is being *forced* to submit to the will of a medical community that has historically felt the best place for her is institutionalized (whether in prison or institutions), sterilized and medicated?

(via bigbadcolored)

Signal boosting this story, trigger warnings apply.

I need to chew on it yet, but…if you needed an example of Why I Don’t Find Abuse Of The Psychiatric System An Acceptable Plot Device, here it is.

Particularly when that abuse is used to justify continued disenfranchisement.

(via rhivolution)

(via bubonickitten)

Filed under racism disability autism fucked up shit drugs feminism