Autism Advocacy Gone Wrong: Sia’s “Music” Movie

I want to preface by saying that I’m not apart of the Autism Community, but I do want to raise my voice in solidarity with individuals in the community. After consulting sources by Speaking and Non-Speaking Autistic activists, I felt…

Autism Advocacy Gone Wrong: Sia's "Music" Movie

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I want to preface by saying that I’m not apart of the Autism Community, but I do want to raise my voice in solidarity with individuals in the community. After consulting sources by Speaking and Non-Speaking Autistic activists, I felt the need to articulate how damaging advocacy can be if it is done incorrectly. My sources are below. Special thank you to Cyndi (streamofawareness / AFBV) for advising me on source material.

Ben Breaux’s “Off Key from the Start”: https://communicationfirst.org/guest-essay-off-key-from-the-start-sias-music-fails-to-ring-true-for-nonspeaking-autistics/

Cyndi’s Tweet Thread: https://twitter.com/beaffirmed/status/1360515021210439683

Niko’s Blog: https://www.ocdd.org/february-2021-blog-post/

ASAN, a better alternative to Autism Speaks: https://autisticadvocacy.org/

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