Sooo sleepy on the way home from a great Easter walk #catahoula #dogs #lovemydog #dogstagram

Sooo sleepy on the way home from a great Easter walk #catahoula #dogs #lovemydog #dogstagram

thehightechpony:

fearlessequitation:

He’s so precious

I think Emma would look precious in a Figure-8 but I literally have no reason to get one other than I think she’d look super cute in one, LOL

I seriously think figure 8s make most horses look so good. Aesthetically they are my favorite bridles.

thehightechpony:

fearlessequitation:

He’s so precious

I think Emma would look precious in a Figure-8 but I literally have no reason to get one other than I think she’d look super cute in one, LOL

I seriously think figure 8s make most horses look so good. Aesthetically they are my favorite bridles.

rapmonsters:

its so fucking DUMB how guys have so many preferences and dislikes about girls clothing like fuck yall 97% of boys literally wear the ugliest shit ever looking like walking cucumbers where are the articles on your dumb fuck khaki shorts

kateordie:

itscarororo:

*salivates*

I love how many people on tumblr have the same obsession with string lights that I do.

anukii:

rocprinceray:

White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

And let’s not forget the white man who left his infant child in a car and got no punishment but a news interview and “possible” charges.


The addition to this post is unnecessary. White or black, people who are otherwise good parents shouldn’t be vilified for forgetting children in cars. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-03-08/news/36840402_1_courtroom-tissue-class-trip

anukii:

rocprinceray:

White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”

And let’s not forget the white man who left his infant child in a car and got no punishment but a news interview and “possible” charges.

The addition to this post is unnecessary. White or black, people who are otherwise good parents shouldn’t be vilified for forgetting children in cars.
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-03-08/news/36840402_1_courtroom-tissue-class-trip

madlori:

explore-blog:

Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

Andrew Wakefield has so much fucking blood on his hands, it’s unbelievable.

rachgeller:

"I know you think you’re complimenting me, but calling them doodles is an insult. You a big fan of Picasso’s doodles?"

future-missusrussell:

kinetic-squirrel:

It’s very important that people see this

Very very important

this is my favorite thing

scott-disick-plus-some:


Heath Ledger as the Joker skate boarding over Christian Bale as Batman while they take a break on the set of The Dark Knight.
You can all quit your lives now. Single greatest picture in the history of pictures and internet.



Guise this is fake and has always been fakehttp://geektyrant.com/news/2011/7/28/joker-kickflips-batman-on-the-dark-knight-set.html

scott-disick-plus-some:

Heath Ledger as the Joker skate boarding over Christian Bale as Batman while they take a break on the set of The Dark Knight.

You can all quit your lives now. Single greatest picture in the history of pictures and internet.

Guise this is fake and has always been fake
http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/7/28/joker-kickflips-batman-on-the-dark-knight-set.html

Peter Dinklage & Sibel Kekilli - Press conference of the cast of Game of Thrones at the London Hotel in New York, march 19, 2014

weloveshortvideos:

Dogs React to Magic

Inspired by (x)

So, what’s the problem with Autism Speaks?

goldenheartedrose:

(TW: Ableism) Autism Speaks is the most well-known autism charity.  They have the most media coverage and are endorsed by many celebrities, but this certainly does not make them a good organization.

  •  Autism Speaks does not have a single autistic member on their board.
  • Autism Speaks only spends 3% of their budget on “family services”.

  • Much of Autism Speaks’ money goes toward research, and much of that research centers on finding a way to eliminate autism, and thus, autistics (which will likely be done through a prenatal test, in the same way that the Down’s Syndrome test is conducted).

  • Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, etc. about what a burden autistic people are to society.

  • Autism Speaks was responsible for “Autism Every Day”, which featured a member of their board talking about contemplating murder-suicide of her daughter in front of her daughter.  This has now be removed from Autism Speaks’ Youtube channel.

  • Autism Speaks is responsible for the atrocity known as “I am Autism”, a short film produced by the Academy Award Winning Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed the 3rd Harry Potter movie (yes, really) and features an ominous voice saying things like “I am autism…I know where you live…I work faster than pediatric AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined…I will make sure your marriage fails.”


In short, Autism Speaks is part of the problem; they create a stigma that makes it far more difficult for actual autistic people like myself to be heard, to have our opinions matter, and to fall anywhere outside of the “autistic angel” and “screaming, violent, rocking in the corner autistic” stereotypes. In addition, for them, as well as many other organizations (and the media), autism is considered to be a child’s disorder/disability, and you will often hear people say “where are all the adult autistics?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that in the past 5 years or so. The answer to that is simple!  We’re right here in front of you.  We may have been misdiagnosed as children with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and the like when the diagnoses of autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s weren’t as precise (or even existent) as they are now.  We may not have been diagnosed at all and simply treated as though our difficulties are our own doing. We vary in where we fall on the spectrum, though functioning labels are gross and you shouldn’t use them.

 

For further reading, here are a few resources about Autism Speaks:

Say No to Autism Speaks

I’m Autistic, But Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak for Me.

An Autistic Speaks about Autism Speaks.

A Chart Regarding Autism Speaks’ Allocation of Funds

ASAN’s flyer regarding Autism Speaks (this is easily printable and is good for distributing information quickly).

Joint Letter to the Sponsors of Autism Speaks

Here are a few other terrible things that Autism Speaks has done recently.

  • This woman’s job offer was rescinded after she asked Autism Speaks for accommodations in caring for her autistic son.  They refused, and she made necessary accommodations for childcare, but they withdrew her offer anyways.

  • Autism Speaks shared the news of Google removing hate speech regarding autistics from Google’s autofill feature, completely erasing any mention of autistic people’s flashblogs having anything to do with the change.  It was only after a member of the autism community (and not a parent, but an autistic person themselves) spoke with a reporter about the flashblog and a statement was released to the media that Google decided to make this change.

  • Autism Speaks highlighted AAC use, while erasing those those who actually use AAC devices to communicate.  The focus was on the caretakers, not on the autistic people themselves. (The attached link has a link to a rebuttal by a nonspeaking autistic person, Amy Sequenzia).

  • Autism Speaks has violated copyright and has profited off an autistic advocate’s writing for three years.


There are a number of corporate partners — big businesses (for the most part) who align themselves with Autism Speaks. This can take many different forms, but in general, you should consider that a purchase to any of these companies may benefit Autism Speaks. The list is as follows (thank you, austryzor):


Several people have contacted me with requests for what organizations actually do help autistic people.  There are a few, in fact, that actually focus on autistic people, and not just autistic children. The final two are actually general disability organizations, and not specific to autism.


The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is pretty much the best choice.  

The Autism National Committee

Autism Network International

Autism Women’s Network

TASH

ADAPT


I know that a few of you have asked, “what now? What do I do now?”  The first thing you can do is educate people.  Share this link with them.  Sign petitions, like the few listed below.  Educate people about autism and autistic people.  You’ll find links on my page to do just that.  Feel free to tweet the companies listed above and explain to them why you don’t support Autism Speaks and you don’t think they should, either. And finally, get involved on the local level, if you can. Find out if there’s a local organization that provides support for autistic people, and if not? If you know an autistic person, listen to what they have to say. Offer help if they want it, and if they don’t, back off.


Autism Speaks related petitions:

Edited 3/6/13 to add — someone on my Wordpress blog posted a link to this GIGANTIC resource, bigger than mine here (obviously).

Autism Speaks Controversy Links

Edited 3/24/14 to remove Panera Bread as a corporate sponsor.  They have rescinded their support of Autism Speaks.



Don’t even try to act like she’s not the cutest pon. I’ll know you’re lying.

Don’t even try to act like she’s not the cutest pon. I’ll know you’re lying.