I will not light it up blue.

I do not support Autism Speaks in any of its forms. I do support Color the World, since each one of us is unique and individual as the colors we see. I also tacitly support Light it up Gold and Light it up Red. Light it up Gold is for the hearts of gold many autistics display. Light it up Red is directly countering light it up blue as red is perceived as the primary opposite of blue.


This was written by my daughter. Please take the time to read and educate yourself before you buy into propaganda. You can find the original at


This is a basic list of things to look into with Autism Speaks:

Per DSM-V, I am autistic (even though I disagree with DSM-V). I do not support this organization at all. I do support educating individuals who believe that I should be cured, and about organizations that they choose to support.


Other links to look at (some repeats):






Yet again, a certain organization has spoken. Well, it’s one person who happens to have a large following. And following is the correct word in this case. I get that the idea of a cure for Autism is desirable to some. But like many other things, it’s nowhere in sight. Which means instead of puffing from that pipe, maybe you should be focusing on what’s in front of you.

There have been a number of pieces written about this latest speech. The one that resonates most with me can be found here…http://www.emilywillinghamphd.com/2014/12/on-autism-speaks-suzanne-wright.html

If you took the time to read the blog….I am not less than. My children are not less than. My students are not less than. Your family members are not less than.

I am not a puzzle piece. I am not the color blue. I am not “missing” anything except acceptance. Why is it okay to assume I am deficient because I don’t think the same way as other people? Newsflash!  We don’t all think the same.

One of my favorite social media pages can be found here….https://www.facebook.com/ColorTheWorldAutism

Please stop following and start leading. Help others understand that people are not defined by catchy phrases and “assigned” colors. There are so many organizations in our communities that directly assist people instead of spending millions on promoting one individual’s agenda that you should have no problem becoming both part of your community and part of the solution.

Live. Learn. Love. Accept.