We thought Autism Speaks was really bad, but it appears that Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is even worse.
They have locked children in cages on more than one occasion (http://a4.org.au/node/1272) and have the audacity to ask for money everywhere on their website: https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/getinvolved They even ask to be remembered in people’s wills!
More proofs of abuse (and photos): http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-16/school-investigated-after-claims-boy-with-autism-locked-in-cage/7747494
They have a huge heart next to Donate…. Yeah, at least they admit their love for money, don’t they?
And apparently children with other disabilities are mistreated too: http://a4.org.au/node/1051
Absolutely disgusting. Not that the situation around here is perfect or much better, far from that, but I think that we have better resources to defend ourselves. Donna for example was a wonderful advocate and activist, but in spite of all her efforts not many listened. It appears that some of these people who work for them or similar organizations designed to erase differences from society call themselves advocates and claim to be autistic themselves, but absolutely hate autism and agree with their “bosses” that autism should be eliminated from society! Either they have been brainwashed, are unable to have an opinion of their own, are blind or they are just sad people who deserve our commiseration.
Parents, please always check where you send your children (to which schools) very carefully (and obviously not based on what these schools say of themselves on their websites)! Some of these bad people take advantage of the fact that some disabled children can’t talk for example, so they can’t tell their parents what they do to them. Please be careful! Ask other parents how their children behave or feel when they come home for example and try to investigate yourself.