Autism’s “Distractors”

Filed Under (Activism) by Estee on 13-01-2009

I think this video by Christschool hits many nails on the head. These distractors raised their nasty heads over the past couple of weeks when Jett Travolta passed away, accusing the parents of not “curing” or treating his alleged autism. They will use innocent people and hold them up as the beacons of society’s burden. They are often referred to as today’s autism “advocates.” But beware: “advoacy” has its imposters:

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ESTÉE KLAR

I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.