Autistic Pride Day: June 18, 2020

It is a pride celebration for autistic people. Autistic pride recognizes the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society. This has expanded over time to celebrate intersected minority groups as well. 

Autistic Pride Day started in 2005 and was created by Aspies For Freedom.

 

Past Events:

 

AutismOne 2020 Protest

CANCELED IN-PERSON
(May 20-24)


We protested the pseudoscience cures being used to experiment on autistic people. There is bleach, chelation, GcMaf, and many more. Each "treatment" has more devastating side effects as the last. Everyone who helped us did a fantastic job.

 

Autism Acceptance Month, April 2020

In April this year, autistic people are experiencing autism acceptance month. We brought a live stream video for you all on Facebook on April 1. On April 2, we started the process of creating a podcast for the organization. Release date for that is not decided yet. We'll have more events and opportunities down the road for you. We just created a Pandemic Vaccine Assistance Program. You can check it out under "Programs" above. We do not Light It Up Blue during the month for April. Autism $peaks is a very corrupt organization. Why should you not support a big "Autism" Charity? The org itself was created on the need for a cure; however, 92 percent of autistics do not want to be cured. Yearly non-medical surveys are taken. If you want to support autistic people, please donate to Autistic-led orgs, like ours. Your contribution will help provide more opportunities for autistic people in the United States. FAA is an online 501(c)(3) based in Florida.

 

March 01, 2020: Disability Day of Mourning

March 01, 2020, is the annual Disability Day of Mourning. We at FAA here ask that you, reader, please join us online through this website or on Facebook or Twitter to remember those who have died in the disability community. These people have been victims of filicide, and ableism.  

“Filicide” is the legal term for a parent murdering their child. Filicide is used when discussing any violence about a parent or other relative murdering a child or adult relative with a disability.

When Filicide is discussed, we are talking about a pattern of violence (physical and emotional/verbal, or sexual) that starts when a parent or caregiver murders their child or adult relative with a disability and also involves how these murders are reported, discussed, justified, excused, and replicated.


The names of those taken in 2019 are listed below from https://disability-memorial.org.
https://autisticadvocacy.org/…/comm…/mourning/anti-filicide/

Content Warning: Death, Violence:

Zha-Nae Wilkerson, 9, January 2019, neglected by her adoptive mother.
Willie Moore, 60, January 2019, shot by his son.
Sudesh Gupta, 67, January 2019, strangled by his wife.
George Rusnack, 73, January 2019, neglected by his caregivers.
Deborah Lynch, 62, January 2019, stabbed by her housemate.
Chet Scharnick, 84, January 2019, killed by his stepdaughter.
Elvis Dry, 61, January 2019, burned alive by his live-in caregiver.
Anita Arias, 87, January 2019, neglected by her grandson.
Sharon McManness, 75, January 2019, abused by her son.
Donna Featherstone, 78, January 2019, neglected by her son.
Keith Theriot, 50, January 2019, .
Tina Stimmell, 56, January 2019, shot by her husband.
Heidi Winchester, 50, January 2019, killed by her husband.
Julie Kneifl, 72, January 2019, had her throat slashed by her husband.
Chun Li, 35, February 2019, burned by her husband.
Theresa Bagwell, 58, February 2019, shot by her husband.
Evelyn Scott, 77, February 2019, throat slit by her niece’s boyfriend.
Mary Fitzgerald, 85, February 2019, neglected by her daughter and grandson.
Mia Edmundson, 9, February 2019, denied medical treatment by her mother.
Kiyoshi Suzukawa, 81, March 2019, .
5-year-old girl, 5, March 2019, abused by her parents.
Kazuno Soeda, 6, March 2019, strangled by her mother.
Harish, 28, March 2019, poisoned by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Santosh, 25, March 2019, poisoned by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Ashlyn Ellis, 14, March 2019, left alone by her mother locked into her bed and died in a house fire.
Ja’hir Gibbons, 2, March 2019, abused by his mother and her boyfriend.
Kashaiah P, 40, March 2019, strangled by his wife and her lover.
Janette Dunbavand, 81, March 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Rebecca Fogel, 22, March 2019, killed by her father in a murder-suicide.
Vivek Kakadiya, 22, March 2019, strangled by his sister-in-law.
Sam Koets, 16, March 2019, drowned because he was neglected by his father.
Kylee Willis, 4, March 2019, beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend.
Linnie Everett, 80, March 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Tika Young, 37, March 2019, bludgeoned by her housemate.
Paula Meadows, 83, April 2019, killed by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Jaden Webb, 8, April 2019, shot by his grandmother in a murder-suicide.
Jorden Webb, 8, April 2019, shot by his grandmother in a murder-suicide.
Sarah Dubois-Gilbeau, 5, April 2019, beaten to death by her father.
Dhunalutchmee Naidoo, 69, April 2019, throat slit by her husband.
Alexandra Jacobs, 77, April 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Robbie Ballenger, 8, April 2019, starved by his grandmother.
Andrew Freund Jr., 5, April 2019, beaten to death by his parents.
Duke Flores, 6, April 2019, missing and presumed dead; his mother and aunt are charged with murder.
Gwendolyn Thombleson, 66, May 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Mavis Long, 77, May 2019, strangled by her husband.
Esther Wavinya, 37, May 2019, raped and murdered by her relatives.
Steven May, 50, May 2019, beaten by his housemate.
Sachio Uzue, 86, May 2019, stabbed and bludgeoned by her husband.
Eiichiro Kumazawa, 44, June 2019, stabbed by his father.
Betty Crews, 72, June 2019, neglected by her daughter and son-in-law.
Alma Shaver, 80, June 2019, shot by her husband.
Wilma Melchert, 85, June 2019, poisoned by her daughter.
91-year-old woman, 91, June 2019, beaten by her son.
Darlene Conger, 66, June 2019, neglected by her caregivers.
Shabhana, Adult, June 2019, bludgeoned by her husband.
Kushal, 2, July 2019, beaten to death by his parents during a botched exorcism.
Ashamati, 75, July 2019, burned to death by her son.
Syamala, Adult, July 2019, killed by her father with a sickle.
Ari Ase, 8, July 2019, gassed by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Mya Ase, 7, July 2019, gassed by her mother in a murder-suicide.
Kiyoko Otsuka, 96, July 2019, strangled by her daughter-in-law.
John Savage, 3, July 2019, gassed by his mother in a murder-suicide.
Unknown Woman, Elder, July 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
L. A. C., 6, July 2019, beaten by his father.
Marge, 83, July 2019, stabbed by her husband.
Gail Camerota, 79, July 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Sbusiso Mhlanga, Elder, July 2019, murdered by his brother.
Malachi Lawson, 4, August 2019, burned with hot water by his mother and stepmother.
Cristina Pangalangan, 13, August 2019, deliberately left in a hot car by her mother.
Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76, August 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Victor Villa, 75, August 2019, scalded and stabbed by his wife.
Adam Schneider, 39, August 2019, neglected by his brother.
Vanessa Mayfield, 31, August 2019, killed by her fiance.
14-year-old girl, 14, August 2019, killed by her mother.
Polly Bahadoor, 83, August 2019, bludgeoned by a relative.
Dinah Durham, 65, September 2019, .
Amzin Shaw, 63, September 2019, died in a fire set by her niece’s boyfriend.
Skylea Carmack, 10, September 2019, strangled by her stepmother.
Hector Pizarro, 16, September 2019, starved and neglected by his mother.
“DH”, Newborn Baby Girl, Newborn, September 2019, thrown out a window by her mother.
Jakie Toole, 5, September 2019, burned and beaten by his caregiver.
Joel Parks, 30, September 2019, poisoned by his grandmother.
John Robinson, 47, September 2019, beaten by his girlfriend.
G. B., 6, September 2019, drowned and burned by his father.
Conner Snyder, 8, September 2019, hanged by his mother, along with his little sister.
Sandra Shaffer, 65, September 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Mildred Costanza, 78, October 2019, neglected and poisoned by her daughter.
Jaime Feden, 33, October 2019, suffocated by her boyfriend.
Dorothy Davis, 77, October 2019, shot by her husband.
Aiko Matsubara, 90, October 2019, smothered by her granddaughter.
Jacqueline Juhlin, 50, October 2019, shot by her husband.
Terri-Lynn Thompson, 54, October 2019, killed by her husband.
Sefiah Hamid, 62, November 2019, stabbed by her son.
Shinobu Kishimoto, 95, November 2019, strangled by her daughter-in-law.
Takio Kishimoto, 70, November 2019, strangled by his wife.
Yoshio Kishimoto, 93, November 2019, strangled by his daughter-in-law.
Sharon Theleman, 51, November 2019, stabbed by her mother.
Patricia Sander, 73, December 2019, shot by her husband in a murder-suicide.
Sayoko Inada, 70, December 2019, stabbed by her mother in a murder-suicide.
Mohd Amjad, 8, December 2019, beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.
Harilal, 20, December 2019, strangled by his mother.
Masako Ikawa, 82, December 2019, strangled by her husband.
Henko Naudé, 17, January 2020, shot by his father, along with his whole family.
Samantha Roberts, 20, January 2020, bludgeoned by a housemate.
Thomas Valva, 8, January 2020, died of hypothermia from being made to sleep in an unheated garage.
Dustin Baggett, 15, January 2020, died in an arson fire set by a household member.
James Tate, 74, January 2020, stabbed by his son.
Makeisha Maynard, 8, February 2020, beaten to death by her father, who then committed suicide.
5-year-old girl, 5, February 2020, strangled by her mother.

 

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