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This month is Autism Awareness Month, although as an autistic person I think it should be Autism Acceptance Month instead. Autism Speaks is an organisation that doesn’t have a single autistic member on its board. It is an organisation that thinks people need to be cured and made “normal”. They refuse to listen to what we have to say, like many allistic (non autistic) people. Autistic people can speak for themselves. #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismspeaks
World Cancer Day 2013 (4 February 2013) will focus on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Dispel damaging myths and misconceptions about cancer, under the tagline “Cancer - Did you know?”. World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we will be focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, we believe these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.