Dude, I’m An Aspie.: The Autism Speaks “Truth Be Told” Fund Drive

The Autism Speaks "Truth Be Told" Fund Drive This past week was a public relations nightmare for Autism Speaks, and autistic self-advocates made it happen. The largest autism charity came to Washington for a "policy summit," to speak for autistic people, with no intention of actually including us in the discussion. As well, co-founder Suzanne … Continue reading Dude, I’m An Aspie.: The Autism Speaks “Truth Be Told” Fund Drive

Adventures in Autism: I Take Back Every Nice Thing I Have Ever Said About Autism Speaks

News and commentary about the autism epidemic and my beautiful boy living with autism.   I am a professional that has reviewed many non profit organization's IRS Form 990s. Autism Speaks Form 990 raises serious red flags. Serious. This is all from the official filing for 2006. Three members of the Board of Directors received … Continue reading Adventures in Autism: I Take Back Every Nice Thing I Have Ever Said About Autism Speaks

Whose Planet Is It Anyway?: Autism Speaks to Hurricane Victims: What, You Thought We Cared?

I'm reposting, in its entirety and with the author's permission, an e-mail from a New Orleans mom whose family lost their home to Hurricane Katrina. After seeing an Autism Speaks page that asked for donations to help families with autistic children who were homeless after the hurricane, she made the mistake of calling to ask … Continue reading Whose Planet Is It Anyway?: Autism Speaks to Hurricane Victims: What, You Thought We Cared?

ASF Signs on to ASAT’s Open Letter to Autism Speaks

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Letter Urges Autism Speaks to Correct Website Statement Regarding Autism and Vaccines

(September 10, 2010—New York, NY) —The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, today announced that it has signed on to an open letter written by the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) to Autism Speaks, calling for Autism Speaks to revise statements posted on its website regarding autism and vaccines to bring them more in line with current science.

On its website, Autism Speaks writes, “Several epidemiological studies have explored whether either the MMR vaccine or thimerosal, a preservative previously used in vaccines, are linked to autism, and these studies have not supported a link. But these studies were not designed to identify effects in a small population of potentially vulnerable children due to rare genetic and/or medical conditions.”

The letter from ASAT asks Autism Speaks to correct its website…

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