Change the language in Autism Reports Published 5th Dec

Change the language in Autism Reports Published 5th Dec

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AUsome Cork started this petition to HSE (Simon Harris TD)

Autistic Children and adults have been described as diseased in two reports published by HSE 5th Dec.

autism is referred to as ‘a rare chronic disease’ and it is suggested that Autistic children and adults be put on a ‘disease register’.  Not only is this inaccurate, it is also bordering on hate speech. It is misinformation that autistic people have to now live with in the wider society.

Minister Harris, as a public representative, working on behalf of all people in Ireland is requested to change the language used in both these reports available to read here: https://health.gov.ie/blog/publications/reports-on-the-prevalence-of-autism-in-ireland-and-a-review-of-the-services-for-people-with-autism/

 

 

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