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friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.

Wowwwwwwww

SIGH.

can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?

because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us. 
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks. 

(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.

Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families. Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.

(source article)
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.

Well shit.
I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.

you all need to know this. You really do. Please do not support Lindt or anything that supports autism speaks. Please.

Well shit. I used to really like Lindor…
At least now though I can get better chocolate from Aldi.

Absolutely re-blogging this, because more people need to know that what Autism Speaks has done (and still is doing) is not cool. I’ve known this for years, having autism myself, but it still needs to be said, and repeated, until everyone gets it.
Any organization who consistently refers to autistics as “taken”, “stolen” or  otherwise “not whole”, or calls their movie “Sounding the Alarm”, which is basically connecting autism to a reference to the goddamn Rapture in the Book of Revelation (where, once again, a parent expresses their want to kill their adult child with autism), should not be supported. They are dangerous, they support a dangerous ideal towards people with autism, and their words can easily be taken as a justification to harm those with disabilities.
And the worst part is, because they are the biggest autism organization, a lot of companies fall for their “altruistic” bullshit. They are not altruistic. The bulk of their money does not go to helping actual autistic people or for other practical purposes - it goes to “research” for a “cure” and a “cause”. And they prey on the emotions of family members of people with autism, and the pursestrings of those companies those families buy from, to accomplish this.
Spread the word and reblog. Boycott these companies and tell them with your money how you feel about their sponsorship of Autism Speaks.


I have never heard about this stuff before. Id love to hear what Alpha Xi Delta has to say about this ((ive heard their schpeel so many damn times)) its their national philanthropy and this seems ….. You cant ignore these facts.

papirini:

thunderandflame:

kibblesundbitches:

unaspi:

bluechirri:

fishyinspace:

supervengers:

cishetsnotinvited:

transheadcold:

nauticus:

friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.

Wowwwwwwww

SIGH.

can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?

because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us. 

That’s the problem with Autism Speaks. 

(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)

It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.

Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.

Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.

(source article)

Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.

It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.

Well shit.

I was eyeing up their strawberries and cream lindor the other day but this is more important than delicious chocolate.

you all need to know this. You really do. Please do not support Lindt or anything that supports autism speaks. Please.

Well shit. I used to really like Lindor…

At least now though I can get better chocolate from Aldi.

Absolutely re-blogging this, because more people need to know that what Autism Speaks has done (and still is doing) is not cool. I’ve known this for years, having autism myself, but it still needs to be said, and repeated, until everyone gets it.

Any organization who consistently refers to autistics as “taken”, “stolen” or  otherwise “not whole”, or calls their movie “Sounding the Alarm”, which is basically connecting autism to a reference to the goddamn Rapture in the Book of Revelation (where, once again, a parent expresses their want to kill their adult child with autism), should not be supported. They are dangerous, they support a dangerous ideal towards people with autism, and their words can easily be taken as a justification to harm those with disabilities.

And the worst part is, because they are the biggest autism organization, a lot of companies fall for their “altruistic” bullshit. They are not altruistic. The bulk of their money does not go to helping actual autistic people or for other practical purposes - it goes to “research” for a “cure” and a “cause”. And they prey on the emotions of family members of people with autism, and the pursestrings of those companies those families buy from, to accomplish this.

Spread the word and reblog. Boycott these companies and tell them with your money how you feel about their sponsorship of Autism Speaks.

I have never heard about this stuff before. Id love to hear what Alpha Xi Delta has to say about this ((ive heard their schpeel so many damn times)) its their national philanthropy and this seems ….. You cant ignore these facts.

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phantom-ofthe-troyler:

DON’T YOU

FUCKING DARE

TELL ME THAT SCHOOL ISN’T HARD

I KNOW YOU’RE GROWN UP

I KNOW YOU ARE MY PARENT

I KNOW YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH THIS PART OF LIFE

BUT SCHOOL HAS GOTTEN HARDER

AND HARDER

AND HARDER

 AND TEACHERS ARE UNFAIR TO ME AND ASSIGN TOO MUCH

AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN I AM TIRED

I CANNOT DO WORK

I CANNOT SUCCEED ON A TEST

I CANNOT FUNCTION

BECAUSE

I

AM

FUCKING

TIRED

OKAY?

I dont think its harder. Its more competitive…but im 98.6% sure parents felt this way in school too…its just been so long since they felt what its like to feel the world on your shoulders with raging hormones and an underdeveloped adolescent brain. They just don’t remember.

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gregador:

A marvelous piece of industrial history.  Initially, the property just to the left of the larger building in the center right back was the East Cleveland Railroad Company, which became the Cleveland Electric Railway Company until they vacated their buildings in 1917.  The Cleveland Ice Machine Company took over some of the CERC Power House—the large buildings at the top of the photo—and in 1922 Westinghouse Electric moved in.  The 5-story addition, from which this photo was taken, was finished that year.  In 1933 Westinghouse began moving out.  In 1936 Thompson Products purchased several buildings and then another in 1941. Thompson would later buy Tapco and a consolidation left this complex to Tapco, Pump Division.  In 1958 Thompson merged with Ramo-Wooldridge to become TRW; in 1961 TRW announced a move and sold this complex to an attorney.  Meanwhile, in 1936, Virden Manufacturing (south of the old Cleveland Electric Railway Co.) began using a portion of the facility. Virden operated until 1980.  I don’t know if any other entity occupied these buildings after this point. We did, however, find cancelled JC Virden Co. Employees Federal Credit Union checks in the basement.
I can OD on this shit.

I do believe there were some infamous murders here. The Torso Murders of Kinsbury* Run

This is fascinating.  Upon exploring the upper floor of the Cedar Ave. portion of the complex, we came upon a couple of graffiti writers doing a piece.  They had been thrown out previously by the police, who told them that bodies had been discovered in the buildings (perhaps to prevent their return).  Of course that didn’t stop them from returning.
The Cleveland Torso Murderer, aka the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, was a serial killer who murdered, decapitated, and dismembered at least 12 victims during the mid-late 1930’s.
After some research, I couldn’t find any connection whatsoever to this industrial complex.  Considering one of the victims was found near the old Hart Manufacturing building on E. 20th Street, with a railroad spur directly north of the plant, I can understand the how through the years people might have linked some of the murders to this decaying site. However, I think this is most likely an urban myth.
Any thoughts?

Oooooooo thats right. They found a body there but they thought the suspect may have been a transient that was using the railways to get in and out of town unnoticed.  It might not even have been this spot. There is virtually nothing written about this online and its almost impossible to read about it.They had a special on the local news about an old railway station that was haunted and an old railroad car that was supposedly haunted and I think they may have briefly mentioned the connection. Long story short I could be mixing up my facts but this reminded me of that :)

gregador:

what-color-is-my-tongue:

gregador:

A marvelous piece of industrial history.  Initially, the property just to the left of the larger building in the center right back was the East Cleveland Railroad Company, which became the Cleveland Electric Railway Company until they vacated their buildings in 1917.  The Cleveland Ice Machine Company took over some of the CERC Power House—the large buildings at the top of the photo—and in 1922 Westinghouse Electric moved in.  The 5-story addition, from which this photo was taken, was finished that year.  In 1933 Westinghouse began moving out.  In 1936 Thompson Products purchased several buildings and then another in 1941. Thompson would later buy Tapco and a consolidation left this complex to Tapco, Pump Division.  In 1958 Thompson merged with Ramo-Wooldridge to become TRW; in 1961 TRW announced a move and sold this complex to an attorney.  Meanwhile, in 1936, Virden Manufacturing (south of the old Cleveland Electric Railway Co.) began using a portion of the facility. Virden operated until 1980.  I don’t know if any other entity occupied these buildings after this point. We did, however, find cancelled JC Virden Co. Employees Federal Credit Union checks in the basement.

I can OD on this shit.

I do believe there were some infamous murders here. The Torso Murders of Kinsbury* Run

This is fascinating.  Upon exploring the upper floor of the Cedar Ave. portion of the complex, we came upon a couple of graffiti writers doing a piece.  They had been thrown out previously by the police, who told them that bodies had been discovered in the buildings (perhaps to prevent their return).  Of course that didn’t stop them from returning.

The Cleveland Torso Murderer, aka the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, was a serial killer who murdered, decapitated, and dismembered at least 12 victims during the mid-late 1930’s.

After some research, I couldn’t find any connection whatsoever to this industrial complex.  Considering one of the victims was found near the old Hart Manufacturing building on E. 20th Street, with a railroad spur directly north of the plant, I can understand the how through the years people might have linked some of the murders to this decaying site. However, I think this is most likely an urban myth.

Any thoughts?

Oooooooo thats right. They found a body there but they thought the suspect may have been a transient that was using the railways to get in and out of town unnoticed. It might not even have been this spot. There is virtually nothing written about this online and its almost impossible to read about it.

They had a special on the local news about an old railway station that was haunted and an old railroad car that was supposedly haunted and I think they may have briefly mentioned the connection.

Long story short I could be mixing up my facts but this reminded me of that :)

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gregador:

A marvelous piece of industrial history.  Initially, the property just to the left of the larger building in the center right back was the East Cleveland Railroad Company, which became the Cleveland Electric Railway Company until they vacated their buildings in 1917.  The Cleveland Ice Machine Company took over some of the CERC Power House—the large buildings at the top of the photo—and in 1922 Westinghouse Electric moved in.  The 5-story addition, from which this photo was taken, was finished that year.  In 1933 Westinghouse began moving out.  In 1936 Thompson Products purchased several buildings and then another in 1941. Thompson would later buy Tapco and a consolidation left this complex to Tapco, Pump Division.  In 1958 Thompson merged with Ramo-Wooldridge to become TRW; in 1961 TRW announced a move and sold this complex to an attorney.  Meanwhile, in 1936, Virden Manufacturing (south of the old Cleveland Electric Railway Co.) began using a portion of the facility. Virden operated until 1980.  I don’t know if any other entity occupied these buildings after this point. We did, however, find cancelled JC Virden Co. Employees Federal Credit Union checks in the basement.
I can OD on this shit.

I do believe there were some infamous murders here. The Torso Murders of Kinsbury* Run

gregador:

A marvelous piece of industrial history.  Initially, the property just to the left of the larger building in the center right back was the East Cleveland Railroad Company, which became the Cleveland Electric Railway Company until they vacated their buildings in 1917.  The Cleveland Ice Machine Company took over some of the CERC Power House—the large buildings at the top of the photo—and in 1922 Westinghouse Electric moved in.  The 5-story addition, from which this photo was taken, was finished that year.  In 1933 Westinghouse began moving out.  In 1936 Thompson Products purchased several buildings and then another in 1941. Thompson would later buy Tapco and a consolidation left this complex to Tapco, Pump Division.  In 1958 Thompson merged with Ramo-Wooldridge to become TRW; in 1961 TRW announced a move and sold this complex to an attorney.  Meanwhile, in 1936, Virden Manufacturing (south of the old Cleveland Electric Railway Co.) began using a portion of the facility. Virden operated until 1980.  I don’t know if any other entity occupied these buildings after this point. We did, however, find cancelled JC Virden Co. Employees Federal Credit Union checks in the basement.

I can OD on this shit.

I do believe there were some infamous murders here. The Torso Murders of Kinsbury* Run

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