The Neurodiversity Movement/News
This page will serve as a place to report and discuss news articles pertaining to issues of interest to the participants of the Neurodiversity Movement learning resource.
Autism Speaks Threatens To Sue Autistic Girl For Speaking Out
Autism Speaks, a US charity that funds research into causes and potential cures for autism, and which purports to speak for 'those who cannot speak for themselves', threatened to sue 14-year-old Kelly for running a parody website called NTs Speak. After learning her age, they dropped the threat, but continued to strong-arm her until she gave them the domain name and destroyed the site's code. Gareth Nelson, who runs the pro-Neurodiversity website Aspies For Freedom put up a new version of the parody site out of protest. Read more