Colin I see inconsistency here, you praise Alex Plank, yet you criticise impairment specific
campaigning, personally I condemn Alex Plant as a naieve and ill informed commentator who fails to
appreciate that he is presenting an unbalanced opinion about the autistic and by implication neuro
diverse spectrum. I regard him as fundementally flawed as a denier of the social model and an aspie
supremacist at heart sewing discord not harmony.
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> Subject: FW: "Wrong Planet Acquires Autism Speaks"-Paul
> Shattock 'Speaks-Out' at UN!!!
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> Autism Speaks'Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 22:50:29 -0400From:
> [log in to unmask] for the record:-I attended the
> meating at the United Nations on April 3rd and 4th (because I
> was here already).The Spanish representative to the UN
> referred to the Madrid Declaration and various other aspects
> of which you would approve. I spoke later on and explained
> the 'No decisions about us without us' aspects. I also
> explained that it was time that people with ASDs were
> included in all decision making systems and that parents and
> professionsla should be preparing to pass on the baton as
> there are now people with ASD type diagnoses who had the
> ability to take decisions. I was pleased because I got
> applause from the audience at those points.I don't know who
> Plank is but his point is a very reasonable one.Paul
> S.-----Original Message-----From: Colin REvell
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