Sample Tweets for #AutisticWishlist

Join Boycott Autism Speaks on Twitter tomorrow December 16, 2015 (@boycott_as) as we tell advocacy organizations what Autistics really want from them!  Autistic people will be speaking, are you listening?    Use the hashtag: #AutisticWishlist


My #AutisticWishlist for advocacy includes: listening without dismissal or challenging us, no puzzle pieces, no blue. #BoycottAutismSpeaks


I want advocacy orgs to focus on amplifying Autistic individuals more than their parents/caregivers. #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


Advocacy groups need to represent Autistic adults as well as kids! #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


My #AutisticWishlist for advocacy orgs includes providing actual services instead of just providing lip service. #BoycottAutismSpeaks


My #AutisticWishlist:  Organizations that include #ActuallyAutistic parents too!


My #AutisticWishlist is for advocacy orgs to recognize #intersectionality & include & embrace ALL Autistic people


Advocacy organizations should have an overwhelmingly #Autistic leadership, do not tokenize & dismiss us! #AutisticWishlist


Reject the language of pathology and embrace the neurodiversity paradigm.  #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


My #AutisticWishlist would include supports & accommodations across the lifespan not cures & eugenics!  #BoycottAutismSpeaks


My #AutisticWishlist: Stop scaring parents & embrace acceptance, celebrate #neurodiversity & #AutisticPride


My #AutisticWishlist: Stop promoting therapies that hurt Autistic people.  Call out ABA for its abusive practices


Recognize that “awareness” hurts, we deserve acceptance and nothing less #AutisticWishlist


We need organizations that call out ableism & oppression, not ones that perpetuate those things! #AutisticWishlist


My #AutisticWishlist means economic justice for disabled people.  No segregated, sheltered worskhops!


I want organizations that claim to speak for me to fight for my full  civil rights, not against them! #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


I want advocacy orgs to fight for #communicationjustice & defend the rights & autonomy of nonspeaking Autistics! #AutisticWishlist


There can be nothing about us without us.  #Autistics  must be represented in leadership &  all levels of decision making! #AutisticWishlist


Organizations need to stop dividing & grading Autistics with useless and ableist functioning labels #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


Organizations need to affirm the value of Autistic lives & stop portraying our lives as tragedies #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


I want advocacy organizations to stop letting toxic parent support matter more than my dignity & humanity! #AutisticWishlist


I want advocacy organizations to tell parents about Autistic Culture & Pride, stop painting our existence as tragedy! #Autisticwishlist


I want advocacy organizations to fight for my full inclusion in schools, workplaces & communities! #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


I want advocacy organizations to fight for accessibility, universal design & to lead by example #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


Orgs need to show the world  our lives have value, stop telling people we are burdens to be pitied! #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


Organizations need to respect our humanity, not reduce us to “inspirational stories” to feel good about yourselves. #AutisticWishlist


I want advocacy orgs to respect disabled lives instead of framing our existence as burdens on our parents & communities #AutisticWishlist


I want advocacy orgs to stop telling our parents we need to be fixed & start telling them disabled lives are beautiful! #AutisticWishlist


Orgs need to stop telling parents it’s their child’s neurology at fault when they are having a hard time parenting! #AutisticWishlist


Advocacy orgs need to prioritize Autistic people as the true experts on their own lives! #boycottautismspeaks #AutisticWishlist


Autism Advocacy orgs need to follow the lead of @Autism_Women & @autselfadvocacy that are led by & for Autistic ppl #AutisticWishlist


Orgs need 2 stop saying they speak for & care about us when they’re really just parent support groups #AutisticWishlist #BoycottAutismSpeaks


Advocacy organizations must prioritize the rights & dignity of Autistic people over how parents, others feel about autism #AutisticWishlist


My #AutisticWishlist: Fight for #DisabilityJustice because the focus on “Awareness” does nothing to help Autistic ppl! #BoycottAutismSpeaks


My #AutisticWishlist: Recognize #intersectionality.  Don’t leave out the voices of those who are multiply marginalized! #BoycottAutismSpeaks
My #AutisticWishlist:  Presume competence & stop prioritizing spoken language over other forms of communication! All voices matter!


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    Blue/Green diagonally divided frame with green text that reads “Boycott Autism Speaks” In the middle of the text is a blue “unequal” sign.

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PACLA is an Autistic friendly space dedicated to guiding parents toward respectful supports and accommodations for their Autistic children through the concepts of gentle parenting and a belief in the value of neurodiversity.

Posted on December 15, 2015, in Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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