Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Erasure of Autistics

Did someone say "Chimera"? See Michelle's post re today's Toronto opening of the theatre production "Chimera".

This isn't the first time Toronto (or "the world") has seen Chimera and autism mentioned in the same breath. The Chimera was once the mascot of The Autism Project, Ontario, beginning 1999. The original graphic:

This reminds me of Autism Ontario's former "Cycle for Autism" logo, which is a clear example of how autistics who produce anything useful are promptly removed from the equation, are given no credit whatsoever. The original concept/graphic (mine):

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