I just signed a petition to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama: Autism Speaks was supposed to be a charitable, 501(c)(3) organization; with the sole mission of bringing Awareness to the General Public about the worldwide need to acknowledge the assets, accomplishments and future successful contributions to Society, by Autistic People, regardless of Age, Race, Gender, or Cultural Identity; so that Autistic People could be finally recognized as the wonderfully gifted, talented, intelligent, empathetic, generous, Loving People, we truly are. Instead, Autism Speaks, has done the opposite by presenting Autistics as burdens to society, who should be removed from society via genetic prenatal testing to Abortion. No One, Entity or Organization has the right to say who does or does not get to be Born.
For $17,000 you can buy 1361 packages of 1” mini plastic babies, each containing 144 babies. That’s a grand total of 195,984 small synthetic babies, enough to replace the entire population of Salt Lake City, Utah. (via actualbeluga)
It seems the fight for Saenz is quite personal, especially since his ex-wife reportedly left him for another woman, and Saenz unsuccessfully attempted to stop her partner from being in the presence of their children, according to an article from Lone Star Q:
Court records indicate that Saenz’s ex-wife, Corrine Morris Rodriguez Saenz, is a member of the LGBT community who was dating another woman when she filed for divorce from Saenz in August 2011.
In early 2012, with their divorce still pending, Saenz would take the helm of Texas Values after the organization spun off from the Liberty Legal Institute, where he’d risen to chief lobbyist.
With Saenz as president, Texas Values has led the charge against not only same-sex marriage, but also passage of LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in San Antonio and Houston. In fighting the ordinances, Saenz has often repeated the debunked right-wing myth that sexual predators would use the laws to prey on women and children in bathrooms.
During their divorce, Jonathan Saenz unsuccessfully sought to permanently bar Corrine Saenz’s girlfriend from being in the presence of the children, records show. At one point, he also sought to jail his ex-wife for failing to undergo an evaluation by a psychologist of his choosing—even though he refused to pay the psychologist’s $2,500 fee.
Both Corrine and Jonathan Saenz agreed to psychological evaluations as part of the divorce, but results aren’t included in the case file. However, court records suggest Jonathan Saenz had a prior history of mental health treatment. During discovery in the divorce, Jonathan Saenz sought to compel his ex-wife to produce all records in her possession “pertaining to the psychiatric, psychological, counseling or other mental health treatments of Jonathan Saenz, including but not limited to any documents relating to any consultations or treatments during their marriage.”
In her original petition for divorce, Corrine Saenz alleged their marriage was “insupportable due to discord or conflict of personalities … that destroys the legitimate ends of marriage and prevents reasonable expectations of reconciliation.” In his initial response, Jonathan Saenz denied that claim and asked the court to refuse to grant the divorce on those grounds.
Jonathan Saenz also sought an order barring Corrine Saenz from allowing “any unrelated adult, with whom the parent has an intimate, romantic, emotional, and/or dating relationship to remain in the presence of the children, including but not limited to Ercimin Paredes, a/k/a Ercilia M. Paredes.”
Paredes was Corrine Saenz’s girlfriend, court records indicate, and they both taught at Becker Elementary School in the Austin Independent School District.
According to court records, Jonathan Saenz alleged that Corrine Saenz was “deeply involved in her relationship with Ms. Paredes as early as the fall of 2010.”
In a counterpetition for divorce dated May 7, 2013, Jonathan Saenz accused Corrine Saenz of adultery and sought a permanent order barring Paredes from being in the presence of the children.
But Jonathan Saenz was unsuccessful, and there is no mention of Paredes in the Agreed Final Decree of Divorce, which was hammered out through mediation.
“Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go vegan?”—
I watched a documentary on Stephen Hawking, this is a guy with a condition that destroyed his body, can’t move, has to use a robot voice to talk, and needs constant care, but he prides himself in being the smartest guy on Earth, he lives life to the fullest and doesn’t give a shit about what other people think. Disabled people are not tragedies!
My main problem with Temple Grandin is that she focuses too much on math/science-gifted autistics and kinda puts down autistics who aren’t able to have jobs or “contribute” or “accomplish” things
Other than that she’s a pretty cool lady
I feel that Temple Grandin is going to become to Autisitic people, what Helen Keller is to Deafblind people, which will probably being the most known and cited person with that condition, but also becoming the butt of a lot of horrible jokes.
BTW, I have Dyscalculia (math dyslexia) and I never cared much for science.
okay i feel really bad for teachers who have to deal with annoying students that hold the whole class back because i SERIOUSLY HATE THAT but if you’re a teacher PLEASE don’t teach after the bell has rung it ruins my whole schedule and i will literally have a panic attack it’s not fun please don’t do that