Spectrum 10k will never be acceptable: Here is why

During my time in the Autistic community, I often heard murmurings of eugenics projects, but in all honesty, I was unaware of the reality of just how many sought toContinue reading “Spectrum 10k will never be acceptable: Here is why”

A brief history of Spectrum 10k

In the summer of 2021, it was announced that a new study would be seeking the DNA of 10,000 Autistic people and their families. They wanted to do this toContinue reading “A brief history of Spectrum 10k”

Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda

CW: Termination of pregnancies, amniocentesis, pre-natal testing, eugenics Edit: This is just a focus group at this point, but it is terrifying none-the-less. Spectrum 10k is being run by aContinue reading “Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda”

10,000 to midnight: Spectrum 10k and the struggle to exist

“We have to tear down these structures, not just at the surface where projects such as S10k exist, but also at the root… Autistic people are not some sideshow exhibit, we do not exist to shock and astound you. There is beauty in our existence.”

Spectrum 10k is still not acceptable, here are three reasons why

It is perhaps fitting that Spectrum 10k has reappeared during the dark months of the year. Much like the cryptids of antiquity, it inspires fear in our community, and obscuresContinue reading “Spectrum 10k is still not acceptable, here are three reasons why”

Spectrum 10k is back, and now they want to exploit you

As you may remember from last year, Spectrum 10k was the project that “definitely wouldn’t be used for eugenics” but had involvement from people with links to (you guessed it)Continue reading “Spectrum 10k is back, and now they want to exploit you”

Autistic people and police brutality in the UK: Baron-Cohen the aggressor

Edit to add disclaimer: Despite Simon Baron-Cohen telling us that there will be a police presence, A member of the protest team has since spoken to Cambridge Police and confirmedContinue reading “Autistic people and police brutality in the UK: Baron-Cohen the aggressor”

This one’s for you Spectrum 10k

I am angry. I am beyond angry. I am angry, tired, sad, stressed, and quite frankly, sickened to my core. Since S10k was announced, I have watched as their blitheContinue reading “This one’s for you Spectrum 10k”

On the destructive nature of humanity

As Autistic people, we are uniquely wired to find the truest forms of beauty in the world. Our eyes can catch every detail of the rainbow in the mist ofContinue reading “On the destructive nature of humanity”

An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k

Spectrum 10k, what is it? Spectrum 10k is the latest research project to be announced by the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. It is a collaborative effortContinue reading “An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k”