The Autism Society mourns the loss of one life from the hatred that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia and the two police officers whose helicopter crashed as they were trying to assist in ending the protest . We are an organization that works daily to create a nation where all people with a disability are respected, valued and loved. We want a nation where all, regardless of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and so much more are loved and respected. We can’t stand silently when hate against anyone occurs, because when we do, we allow hatred to win. We must never allow hate by any group to impact the wellbeing of anyone.