Liz Feld and Autism Speaks: No, Really, You Need to Listen

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What you need to know: from autistic people, professionals, and parents

Original post from The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

‘……………By Shannon Des Roches Rosa

Liz Feld may be the President of Autism Speaks, but her recent A Call for Unity letter is not exactly presidential. Unless your idea of a good President is someone unable to take clues from the majority of the people they are supposed to be leading and serving. Ms. Feld’s letter is as tone-deaf and wrongheaded as then-President George W. Bush feeling insulted by Kanye West’s post-Katrina remarks that Bush “doesn’t care about Black people” — instead of asking himself why Kanye was so outraged.

Feld’s letter is an equally clueless, defensive, and dismissive response to NeuroTribes author Steve Silberman’s Los Angeles Times op edAutism Speaks Needs to Do a Lot More Listening, in which Silberman critiques Autism Speaks outright on its…

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