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A certain autism service organisation I've dealt with for 12+ years tends to have staff and leadership churn, causing them to lose all their institutional knowledge.

This has lately resulted in me dealing with a nice, new, freshly gratuated appointee, who knows very little.
So every few staff-churn cycles, it seems that they go, "Oh dear, we've been doing mainly children, we'd better chat to some adults to find out what services they need."
I think this one is also becoming as perplexed as the last two were who were sent to talk to that difficult activist in their jurisdiction (me).
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Some of us are trying to get food and transport money to mothers of autistic children, to get clinical professionals to #AllowAACinTherapy, to #StopChemicalRestraints and to #ListenToNonspeakers.

But the noise people hear out there is a chorus of "OMG, Elon Musk is autistic!"
And although I don't think Elon Musk is all that cool, I'm OK with celebs coming out; it's just that they often don't understand where some of the dire needs are, and they certainly aren't putting their money there.
When last did a celebrity autistic say #IStandWithNonspeakers? They just step aside from that part of autism advocacy because they know they'd be out of their depth; so they leave it to the professionals and the moms to speak over nonspeakers. All they needed to do is to say,...
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[THREAD] Addressing chemical restraint in Western Cape Schools 🇿🇦
Some schools in the Western Cape are allegedly coercing parents into drugging their disabled children.
Chemical restraint happens in schools in several countries. It is often perpetrated against disabled children by people in authority at SEN schools. Parents are coerced into complying with the school’s demand that they drug their children.
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