Sick. Sick. Sick. Sick.
Not only has Autism Speaks shown no remorse whatsoever for condoning child murder in that abominable video, now the perpetrator—er, producer—of the Autism Every Day video, Lauren Thierry, has given an interview in which she makes the appalling claim that fantasies of child murder are perfectly normal for parents of autistic kids. This is what Thierry had to say when the interviewer asked her to comment on the widespread outrage and disgust that gave rise to suggestions that Alison Tepper Singer's children should be removed from her custody:
If most mothers of autistic children, Thierry responds, look hard enough within themselves they will find that they have played out a similar scenario in their minds. "If this is not your reality, then God bless you," she says.
Ballastexistenz wrote that she wasn't even going to dignify that idea with a response, and indeed, it's so outrageous it doesn't deserve one. But if you look at parent blogs such as Autism Vox, you'll find comments along the lines of "despicable" and "How DARE she try to speak for me?" from pissed-off autism parents and grandparents, including Mike McCarron, who wrote that "Moms that love their children... don’t deserve to be typecast as anything but good Moms."
As if we needed any more evidence of Thierry's complete lack of anything resembling human decency, she also called Alison Tepper Singer "gutsy and courageous." Most of us would choose other words to describe a woman who would say, right in front of her young daughter, that she had thought about killing her daughter but decided not to do it because her other child needed her. Words like "sick" and "evil" come to mind, as well as quite a few other four-letter words.
Once again, Autism Speaks has demonstrated that it does not speak for anyone except bigots, child abusers, and eugenicists.