Remember #BoycottAutismSpeaks? Here’s Why Autistics Were Ignored & Muted by Home Depot | #AutisticSilencer

autisticsilencerberniemarcus.pngFor years Autistics have petitioned, written, created vlogs, wrote blogs and generated  the campaign #boycottautismspeaks to capture Home Depot’s, and other Autism Speaks sponsors’, attention.

The autistic community has repeatedly pointed out the harms Autism Speaks did our people, our lives and alerted them “cure” for Autistics was prevention of birth in the future — the same solution society has for the Down Syndrome community.

And still crickets.

So if the silence weren’t horrible enough, what the autistic community didn’t know was that we were being gaslighted and actively muted by Home Depot too. Our activism and call for support in our Autistic Rights to Humanity were rejected, minimized and dehumanized further with Home Depot’s ad campaigns and autism awareness events.

homedepotthumbAnd that was before pulling out all the stops with the Light It Up

Blue Campaign.


So With Such Loud Activism . . .  and call for human rights . . .

Why Were Autistics Ignored?

(Well, no surprise here, this is where the money and power come into play.) 

While Autistic people put out a call, year after year, in the #boycottautismspeaks campaign to Home Depot for help and support … we were blasted with silence in response.

What wasn’t understood in the community (#metoo), was that Home Depot wasn’t just a “sponsor” of Autism Speaks — but a $25 million investor via Home Depot’s cofounder, Bernie Marcus.

Bernie Marcus also sat on the board of Autism Speaks for years — and while the #boycottautismspeaks protests were in action — he was attending and bringing media attention to Autism Speaks Walks, other fundraisers, and pushing the Blue Machine’s Agenda.

And Autistics were silenced. 

Again.


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Bernie Marcus is a co-founder of Home Depot

  •  In 1978 both Bernie Marcus and future Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank were fired during a corporate power struggle at Handy Dan.

  • In 1979 they founded the home-improvement retailer The Home Depot, with the help of merchandising expert Pat Farrah and New York investment bankerKen Langone who assembled a group of investors.

  • The store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept. Blank, Marcus, and Langone became billionaires. Marcus served as the company’s first CEO for 19 years and also served as chairman of the board until his retirement in 2002.[3] Marcus was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2006.




About Bernie Marcus As Shared by Autism Speaks Website

 


Bernie Marcus | Autism Speaks

Bernie Marcus. Shares. Marcus Says Georgia Governor Pledged to Sign Insurance Bill. February 21, 2013. Home Depot Co-founder said Gov. Deal told him he would sign bill if voted out of the legislature. More… autism insurance reform, Bernie Marcus, Georgia …

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Board Member Bernie Marcus Discusses Autism Speaks on CNBC …

Jan 29, 2009 Autism Speaks Board Member and Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus was interviewed on CNBC on January 30. In the interview, Marcus discussed Autism Speaks and its mission. Click here to view the segment on CNBC’s site. Bernie Marcus wearing the puzzle pin on CNBC. Duncan Neiderauer …

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About Us | | Autism Speaks

Recognizing the need for a powerful voice Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Building upon the legacy of three leading autism organizations, Autism Coalition for Research and Education ( ACRE), the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN), …

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Marcus Says Georgia Governor Pledged to Sign Insurance Bill …

Feb 21, 2013 ATLANTA (February 21, 2013) — In an interview aired last night on NBC 11, Home Depot Co-founder Bernie Marcus said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal assured him he would sign an autism insurance reform bill if sent to him by the legislature. Reporter Jaye Watson asked Marcus, a member of the Autism …

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School Aged Children – News | Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Board Member and Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus was interviewed on CNBC on January 30. In the interview, Marcus discussed Autism Speaks and its mission…. More… Portfolio Autographed by Project Runway Cast Auctioned for Autism Speaks. Can’t get enough of Project Runway? Now you can  …

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Museum of TV & Radio Honors Bob Wright | News | Autism Speaks

Apr 23, 2007 Autism Speaks’ Bob Wright (right) with Museum of TV & Radio Vice Chairman Frank Bennack. accolades by Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health; Autism Speaks President,Mark Roithmayr; Autism Speaks board members Mel Karmazin, Phil Geier, and Bernie Marcus; and Cure …

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Big Weekend for Walk Now for Autism Speaks

May 17, 2014 Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus, a member of the Autism Speaks Board and Chairman of the Marcus Foundation and Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle both addressed the crowd. Read a recap here. Saturday kicked off the big Walk weekend with events in Chicago, Cincinnati, Southern New …

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Autism Activities Take Center Stage in Atlanta

Nov 14, 2007 10 by The Marcus Institute for their work on behalf of children with autism. The Wrights were honored at Big Splash III, a black tie reception and dinner at the Georgia Aquarium benefiting the Marcus Institute and hosted by Billi and Bernie Marcus. The event featured entertainment by two-time Grammy …

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Georgia Walk Recap 2014 | Walk Now for Autism Speaks Blog …

May 18, 2014 Our special guest speakers included Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of The Home Depot and Chairman of the Marcus Foundation and Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, who both urged families to continue to rally their legislators for autism insurance reform in Georgia. Special thanks to The Home Depot …

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About the 2007 990 | | Autism Speaks

In 2007, Autism Speaks held a joint fundraiser with The Marcus Institute which raised over $1,150,000. Proceeds were equally divided between the two organizations. Autism Speaks Board Member Bernie Marcus is co-founder of the Marcus Institute. The Marcus Institute works with children who have developmental …

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May 19, 2013  During the opening ceremony, Bernie Marcus, chairman of The Marcus Foundation joined Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks to thank and welcome family and friends for their perseverance and dedication to raising funds and awareness for autism. The Home Depot presented Liz with a check for …

August 09, 2009. Oprah Radio host Nate Berkus talks with Autism Speaks’ Suzanne Wright about why she and her husband, Bob, started the organization. Ber. More… Board Member Bernie Marcus Discusses Autism Speaks on CNBC. January 29, 2009. Autism Speaks Board Member and Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie …

Autism Speaks. Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism start Autism Speaks. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donates $25 million to help launch the organization.

Nov 19, 2013  Georgia is one of just 16 remaining states yet to enact autism insurance reform; Home Depot Co-founder Bernie Marcus earlier this year said Deal assured him he would sign the bill if it was voted out of the Legislature. “The bottom line is that we got the negative vote we anticipated,” said Judith Ursitti, …

Nov 19, 2013  Georgia is one of just 16 remaining states yet to enact autism insurance reform; Home Depot Co-founder Bernie Marcus earlier this year said Deal assured him he would sign the bill if it was voted out of the Legislature. “The bottom line is that we got the negative vote we anticipated,” said Judith Ursitti, …

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voice to millions of families around the nation affected by autism has evolved into the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the world. We are incredibly proud of what Autism Speaks has accomplished in such a short span of time and so thankful to our friend Bernie Marcus for his support and his $25 million …

Billi and Bernie Marcus are the event honorary chairs. Beverly and Jim Rogers, Meredith and Ralph Toddre, and Suzanne and Bob Wright are the event co- chairs. ABOUT AUTISM Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by …
May 26, 2011  Donna Lowry with Atlanta’s 11 Alive kicked off the day with guest speakers Mark Roithmayr, CEO of Autism Speaks; Bernie Marcus, founder of The Home Depot and Autism Speaks board member; Bill Hamilton, Merchandising Vice President with The Home Depot; Don Mueller, CEO of Marcus Autism …

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Tom and Sallie Bernard. Bike to the Beach, Inc. The Boler Family Foundation. Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation. Cantor Fitzgerald Relief. Fund Administration … The Marcus Foundation. Marex Spectron. Mattress Warehouse, Inc. MKP Capital Management, LLC. NYSE Euronext Foundation. Newman’s Own Foundation.
In Atlanta, we were honored to have Bernie and Billi Marcus with us once again as they greeted and cheered on over 11,000 walkers. Autism Speaks was extremely grateful to be the recipient of the Home Depot check presentation during the opening ceremonies, for the outstanding efforts Home Depot displayed with this …
Patricia and James E. Cayne, Billi and Bernie Marcus and Ophelia and Bill Rudin serve as vice chairs. For additional information about the event and to purchase tickets, please contact (212) 245-6570, ext. 18. ABOUT AUTISM Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to communicate and develop …

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Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of.

Feb 6, 2016  Billi and Bernie Marcus served as the honorary event chairs. Co-chairs included Autism Speaks Board Chairman Brian Kelly and his spouse, Tricia; and members of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors: Phil Geier and his spouse, Julie; Tim Jones and his spouse, Shelley; Dee and Tommy Hilfiger; Andrew …

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Gena and Billy Mann. Joel S. Marcus. Bernie Marcus. Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc. Alison and Duncan Niederauer. New York Collaborates for Autism. North Shore Autism Circle, Inc. Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation. Stuart and Amy Savitz. Sevenly, LLC. Charlie Sheen. Shoprite Supermarkets, Inc. Jim and Marilyn Simons.
Jun 1, 2012  In fact, over 11,000 people were there to Walk Now for Autism Speaks and get information from over 40 Resource and Service Providers. Special guests for the day included Mr. Bernie Marcus, best known in the business world as co-founder and former. More… Tags: Georgia, Marcus Autism Center, Walk, …

 Interview with Suzanne Wright: | News | Autism Speaks

Apr 23, 2007  Autism Speaks was launched in February 2005, thanks to the overwhelming response from the autism community and friends like Phil Geier, Mel Karmazin, and especially Bernie Marcus, who donated $25 million to get us up and running. So what began as private heartbreak has become a very public and …

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Nov 6, 2014  Their longtime friend BernieMarcus donates $25 million to help launch the organization. World Autism Awareness Day. In an unprecendented global effort, the United Nations designates April 2,. World Autism Awareness Day, to be observed in perpetuity. Historic Mergers. Autism Speaks merges with the.
Apr 23, 2007  Upon hearing their story, Bernie Marcus, the Co-Founder of Home Depot and chairman of the Marcus foundation, generously donated 25 million dollars to Autism Speaks. Large contributions came from several other supporters, a clear message that people were on board. Autism Speaks would be the …
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supported our mission in 2007 and who serve as an inspiration to others. Because of space limitations, the following list is limited to the $10,000+ category. $5,000,000 +. The Marcus Foundation, Inc.*. $1,000,000 – $4,999,999. Anonymous*. Allerton Foundation. Sallie and Tom Bernard*. Dan Doherty*. Phil and Faith Geier.

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Marcus Foundation. Stavros Niarchos Foundation*. T.J. Maxx. Toys “R” Us. Bob and Suzanne Wright*. $100,000+. Autism Speaks Evening of Purpose. Sallie and Tom Bernard. Boler Family Foundation. Cantor Fitzgerald. Irwin Chafetz Family Foundation*. Yves and Connie de Balmann*. Bernard Gassin Family Foundation.

Honorary co-chairs for the event are Billi and Bernie Marcus and Melania and Donald Trump. Bob and Suzanne Wright are the event chairs. For information about all of the Autism Speaks Week events, as well as ticket information for the Concert for Autism Speaks, visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/southflorida. The Sun- Sentinel …

 


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Mark LaNeve – Chief Marketing Officer, Allstate Insurance Co. Billy Mann – EMI Music President of New Music International/. President of Global Artist Management. Bernie Marcus** – Chairman, The Marcus Foundation. Gary S. Mayerson – Founding Attorney, Mayerson & Associates. Kevin Murray** – Director of Business …

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Bernie Marcus! yVice Chair of the Board; CoyFounder,. The Home Depot, inc., and Chairman, The Marcus Foundation. Bob Wright y CoyFounder, Chairman of the Board. Andrew Conrad y CoyFounder and Chief scientific Officer, suzanne Wright y CoyFounder, Vice Chair of the Board. LabCorpLs National Genetic institute.
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Apr 18, 2012  Bernie Marcus** – Chairman, The Marcus Foundation. Shawn Matthews – Chief Executive Officer, Cantor. Fitzgerald & Co. Gary S. Mayerson – Founding Attorney , Mayerson & Associates. Kevin Murray** – Managing Director – Global Head of Business. Development at G2 Investment Group, LLC – Forbes …
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Over the next two years, the son, Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus (who is a longtime couples discussed how to act on Insel’s advice. Laura also intro- childhood-disabilities philanthropist) jump-started the new duced the Simonses to NBC Universal chairman Bob Wright organization with a $25 million donation.
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(FAX) 011-44-574995. R E S E A R C H H O P E C O M M I T M E N T. Autism Speaks. Board of Directors. Andrew Conrad. Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, M.D.. Philip H. Geier, Jr.*. Ann Boeker Gibbons. Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.*. Adrian M. Jones. Mel Karmazin*. Brian Kelly*. Eric London, M.D.*. Bernie Marcus*. Gary Mayerson.


 


Our Mission
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Recognizing the need for a powerful voice Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization.

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