By Amy Sequenzia
TW: Graphic description of Filicide
About the Autism Society of America
First, I want to say that this post refers to the National Organization. I don’t know all the chapters but I know that while some are terrible, others are great to their communities, and some are run by Autistics.
I should be trying to sleep. Today was Disability Day of Mourning, the day we remember disabled people murdered by their parents or caregivers. We do this because the media likes to find “excuses” for the murderers, portraying the victims as burdens on “exhausted parents” who “of course” had good reason to murder their children.
We do this because the idea that disabled people are “non-persons” is not really controversial in many circles.
So, by the end of the day I was exhausted, drained. Then I received an email from the Autism Society of America (ASA). After…
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