Image description: Dark purple/black background. Light pink text reads: “What kind of society do we live in when children are demonized for not having the tools they need to communicate, and abusers are held up as examples of loving and caring parents for the ultimate act of aggression against their child? ‪#‎justiceforissy‬

Image description: Dark purple/black background. Light pink text reads: “What kind of society do we live in when children are demonized for not having the tools they need to communicate, and abusers are held up as examples of loving and caring parents for the ultimate act of aggression against their child? ‪#‎justiceforissy‬

Pink/Purple splotchy background with light gray text that reads: “If you are more concerned with parent support and “services” than you are about the fact that your children will grow up fighting to justify their right to exist on this plant as Disabled, you need to re-examine your priorities.”We MUST stop talking about “services” when a parent abuses, murders or attempts to murder their Disabled child. Lack of services does not justify or excuse abuse and murder. Lack of services or support is not a greater injustice than killing a Disabled child or adult. Disabled lives matter. #JusticeforIssy

Pink/Purple splotchy background with light gray text that reads: “If you are more concerned with parent support and “services” than you are about the fact that your children will grow up fighting to justify their right to exist on this plant as Disabled, you need to re-examine your priorities.”

We MUST stop talking about “services” when a parent abuses, murders or attempts to murder their Disabled child. Lack of services does not justify or excuse abuse and murder. Lack of services or support is not a greater injustice than killing a Disabled child or adult. Disabled lives matter. #JusticeforIssy

k1mmyr0cks:

Image Description: Red textured background with dark text that reads: Issy Stapleton deserves justice, NOT justification of her abuser’s attempt to murder her, and light colored hashtag at the bottom: #JusticeForIssy

k1mmyr0cks:

Image Description: 
Red textured background with dark text that reads: 
Issy Stapleton deserves justice, NOT justification of her abuser’s attempt to murder her, and light colored hashtag at the bottom: #JusticeForIssy

Kelli Stapleton to appear on Dr. Phil Monday 9/15

k1mmyr0cks:

On Monday September 15, Doctor Phil will be interviewing Kelli Stapleton, who attempted to murder her Autistic daughter. 

http://wcrz.com/area-women-to-appear-on-dr-phil-show-to-discuss-parenting-special-needs-children/

http://www.people.com/article/kelli-stapleton-daughter-dr-phil-jail


When the media reports on cases of violence and abuse against Disabled individuals, we MUST hold them accountable to telling these stories with respect to the actual victims of these crimes. Our lives matter! 

When a Disabled person is the victim of a violent crime, we must not allow the media to talk about “lack of services”, or the “burden” of what it is like to care for us. This is the rhetoric of fear, of hate, and victim blaming. That is unacceptable.

We will watch carefully and take our concerns to Twitter. 

#disabilityisnotacrime
#justiceforIssy
#ourlivesmatter

Join the Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/766543076737457/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Dr. Phil on Twitter: @DrPhil 

Event Host Twitter Handles: 

Lei: @LeisusHChrist
Kim: @K1mmyR0cks

(via boycottautismspeaks)

What does acceptance look like? Many seem to believe it means we do not support or accommodate our children. Nothing could be further from the truth. When we parent with love and acceptance, we respect our children, we make steps to understand their unique neurologyand we find meaningful ways to support them where they are to help them grow. We do not change who they are. We do not force compliance. We build them up. We do not tear them down. Image description: Background is multicolored hearts in various sizes in pastel colors with scratchy black overlay. White text outlined in black reads: Acceptance does not mean no support, help or accommodations. Acceptance means we do those things better because we respect and value the dignity and humanity of the Autistic person. Acceptance is an act of love.”

What does acceptance look like? Many seem to believe it means we do not support or accommodate our children. Nothing could be further from the truth. When we parent with love and acceptance, we respect our children, we make steps to understand their unique neurology
and we find meaningful ways to support them where they are to help them grow. We do not change who they are. We do not force compliance. We build them up. We do not tear them down. 

Image description: Background is multicolored hearts in various sizes in pastel colors with scratchy black overlay. White text outlined in black reads: Acceptance does not mean no support, help or accommodations. Acceptance means we do those things better because we respect and value the dignity and humanity of the Autistic person. Acceptance is an act of love.”

Tags: autism

Share their weaknesses with the world and they will find the world to be cruel and will put you in the role of the cruelest of all.

boycottautismspeaks:

‪#‎boycottautismspeaks‬ Autism Speaks believes that if you are not successful by NT standards, you must be miserable. If they would bother to ask, they may find out different.
Image description: blue background with clouds Text reads:I am Autistic. I can’t live independently I haven’t achieved success as it’s defined by neurotypical standards.Autism Speaks wants you to believe I am miserable & shouldn’t exist.But, I am HAPPY & WORTHY of an existence.Humanity & happiness should not be defined by the things one can & cannot accomplish.No one should ever have to prove they deserve to not be dehumanized. Boycotter K #boycottautismspeaks

boycottautismspeaks:

‪#‎boycottautismspeaks‬ Autism Speaks believes that if you are not successful by NT standards, you must be miserable. If they would bother to ask, they may find out different.

Image description: blue background with clouds Text reads:I am Autistic. I can’t live independently I haven’t achieved success as it’s defined by neurotypical standards.Autism Speaks wants you to believe I am miserable & shouldn’t exist.But, I am HAPPY & WORTHY of an existence.Humanity & happiness should not be defined by the things one can & cannot accomplish.No one should ever have to prove they deserve to not be dehumanized. Boycotter K #boycottautismspeaks

boycottautismspeaks:







A powerful message from an anonymous boycotter: Being disabled should not determine if one is “good enough” to be a parent.
Image Description: Back ground is greenish Text reads: I am autistic I do not live independently, but interdependently. My life is happy and worth living even though I am disabled. In my state disability is enough to terminate my parental rights. It is wrong that I have to prove i am a good mom because i am autistic. I live in fear that my family will take my child from me because they have bought into Autism Speaks’ lies. this is why I boycott Autism Speaks. www.facebook.com/boycottautismspeaksnow

boycottautismspeaks:

A powerful message from an anonymous boycotter: Being disabled should not determine if one is “good enough” to be a parent.

Image Description: Back ground is greenish Text reads: I am autistic I do not live independently, but interdependently. My life is happy and worth living even though I am disabled. In my state disability is enough to terminate my parental rights. It is wrong that I have to prove i am a good mom because i am autistic. I live in fear that my family will take my child from me because they have bought into Autism Speaks’ lies. this is why I boycott Autism Speaks. www.facebook.com/boycottautismspeaksnow

boycottautismspeaks:

The ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬ Virtual Protest! I appreciate that these little ones will grow up knowing better than the lies of A$. This is change.
Image Description: A picture of a young girl with brown, above the shoulder length hair. She is wearing a red shirt and polka dotted shorts and holding a sign that reads: Autism Speaks DO NOT speak for me! Not a tragedy. AwesomeUniqueTenaciousInspiringSensational McKenna 5 yo ASD and proud!!

boycottautismspeaks:

The ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬ Virtual Protest! I appreciate that these little ones will grow up knowing better than the lies of A$. This is change.

Image Description: A picture of a young girl with brown, above the shoulder length hair. She is wearing a red shirt and polka dotted shorts and holding a sign that reads: Autism Speaks DO NOT speak for me! Not a tragedy. 
Awesome
Unique
Tenacious
Inspiring
Sensational 
McKenna 
5 yo ASD and proud!!