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Petitioning Republican US Senate Candidate Sharron Angle

Tell Sharron Angle to Apologize for Her Offensive Remarks


Sharron Angle's offensive and damaging remarks about autism concern us all. By claiming that individuals and families "falsely label other symptoms as autism" in order to take advantage of insurance mandates, she damages the effort for full inclusion and civil rights of Autistic Americans, both young and old. We call on her to apologize for the insensitivity of her remarks and for the failure to recognize the legitimate health care needs of both the autism and maternity communities.

Letter to
Republican US Senate Candidate Sharron Angle
As a person who cares about autism issues, I'm concerned by your remarks that people "falsely label other symptoms as autism" in order to take advantage of insurance mandates. Autism is a wide and diverse developmental disability with many characteristics, including both individuals with substantial impairments in basic speech as well as those whose challenges are mainly in social and nonverbal communication. By claiming that some Autistic people are simply faking it, you do damage to the cause of Autistic Americans, both young and old. We have rights, just like anyone else, and we call upon you to recognize that.

Please apologize for the damage you've caused by your ignorant remarks. We call on you to recognize and respect the needs of both the autism and maternity communities.