Remember the #BoycottAutismSpeaks campaign? Here’s why Autistic People were Ignored and Silenced By Autism Speaks Sponsor White Castle . . .



Saw this image compiled by Autistic Ambassador, John Greally, posted and wanted to share some insight to why our #boycottAutismSpeaks and ask for human rights were, and are right now, being ignored and actively silenced.

White Castle donates $500,000 to Autism Speaks from sales of the Slider-scented candle created by NEST Fragrances. Pictured: Bob Wright, Suzanne Wright, Marci Ingram, Bill Ingram, Laura Slatkin, Harry Slatkin and Martha Stewart. (PRNewsFoto/White Castle)

Let’s Start with “Sponsor” . . .

White Castle & Autism Speaks Board Member:  Jamie T. Richardson

Jamie T. Richardson | Autism Speaks Board Member & Vice President of White Castle

Vice President, White Castle System, Inc.

Jamie Richardson joined the White Castle home office team in 1998. He serves as vice president of White Castle System, Inc., with responsibilities for government affairs, shareholder relations, public relations and corporate philanthropy.

In recent years, Mr. Richardson has led White Castle’s involvement in entertainment projects including “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” “Undercover Boss,” and “Impractical Jokers.” Mr. Richardson is frequently quoted in major print and broadcast media on restaurant industry perspectives on current events and policy issues. He serves on the board of Family Enterprise USA, the National Council of Chain Restaurants and the Ohio Restaurant Association, where he is chairman of the board.  In 2014, Mr. Richardson was named the National Restaurant Association’s Advocate of the Year, and in 2016, the National Council of Chain Restaurants’ Ambassador of the Year.

In addition to serving on the Autism Speaks board, Mr. Richardson is active in his community, serving on several charity boards. He is vice chairman of the YMCA of Central Ohio Board, and serves on the American Red Cross National Philanthropy Board.

Mr. Richardson has demonstrated a powerful passion and commitment to Autism Speaks over the past several years, spearheading White Castle efforts that have raised more than $4 million. He has testified before the Ohio State House of Representatives and worked with Autism Speaks board member Laura Slatkin to create the Original Slider White Castle hamburger-scented candle – an effort that has raised awareness and more than $350,000 for Autism Speaks.

As a fourth generation “family member-in-law,” Mr. Richardson invests his time and passion in the White Castle vision of remaining a family-owned business for generations to come. Mr. Richardson and his wife Kate live in Mount Vernon, Ohio and have five children, Brendan, Chloe, Mary, Grace, Maggie and Finn.




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Autism Speaks Kicks-Off Light It Up Blue Campaign on World Autism Awareness Day   | April 2, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Autism Speaks Kicks-Off Light It Up Blue Campaign on World Autism Awareness Day  Organization asks People to Illuminate, Donate and Advocate to Make April’s Autism Awareness Month Bluer – and Better – Than Ever  NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 2, 2013) – Imagine if the world’s lights turned blue …

White Castle’s The Original Slider(R)-Scented Candles For Autism Speaks Sell Out in Less Than 48 Hours | May 6, 2010 #NotAnAutisticAlly #BanABA

White Castle’s The Original Slider(R)-Scented Candles Sell Out in Less Than 48 Hours Next Shipment of Candles to Be Available for Holiday Giving COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 6 /PRNewswire/ — Just two days after White Castle launched the sale of its steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions-scented candles, the fast-food chain’s online store received a record number …


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3 Replies to “Remember the #BoycottAutismSpeaks campaign? Here’s why Autistic People were Ignored and Silenced By Autism Speaks Sponsor White Castle . . .”

    1. Are you familiar with the autistic civil rights movement? I am working on putting together past campaigns and efforts specific to those efforts to help others understand. Autism Speaks is a hate group for autistic people. Their history towards us is atrocious and their network have silenced us. This is part of that and if you are interested, search #REDinstead and you’ll find the campaigns autistics have been involved with here. Right now I’m sorting about 8k articles on a redesign to get information more cohesive – also, here’s a video that might help with autistic voice


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