It's not an illness, or a disease, it's a neurological condition. I am all for therapy, but that's not what Autism Speaks means by a cure. The largest funded project of theirs is to run prenatal testing to rule out Autism, they want all Mothers to be offered the chance to terminate their pregnancy. Autism speaks want Autism to be eradicated in society, in one of their reports they go as far as saying Autism has no place in our society. They are also behind some awful anti-autism videos floating around the internet. Basically, they are n*bheads and they make my blood boil. Sorry, I don't normally swear here but I am 1000000000000% against this crackpot organisation.
After stewing in my own juice all day I decided to do something positive and find something I could do to raise my own genuine piece of Autism Awareness........... and I found it!
Last year over £7000 was raised for the NAS in the Ben Nevis challenge and this year is the Snowdon Challenge. It costs just £25 to register and they have a suggested fundraising target of £200.
So next week (on pay day) myself and hubby are registering to take part and on Sunday 14th August 2016 we will spend 6 hours climbing up and getting back down Mount Snowdon and hopefully raising lots of money for the National Autistic Society in the process.
If you or anyone you know is affected by Autism, you may understand why Autism Speaks offends me so much. It's hurtful to think that there is a multimillion pound organisation who think my 3 wonderfully unique children have no place on this earth, and sound have been aborted at birth! Like I said above absolute n*bheads.
If you want to do something positive for Autism check out The National Autistic Society Website and light it up pink and purple, definitely not blue.
Sorry for the rant
Thanks for reading