The first in this blog series is Autism Speaks. This is the most popular and well known charity but yet the most toxic. I do not agree with anything written in this post. I am stating the history and why they made my boycott list.
It was founded by Bob Wright in Febuary of 2005. He was the Vice Chairman of General Electric. He formed this organization soon after his grandson was diagnosed.
In 2005, Bernie Marcus, the Co-Founder of Home Depot, donated $25 Million to launch Autism Speaks. He has been on the board ever since.
In January of 2008 a child clinical psychologist named Geraldine Dawson PhD became Autism Speak’s chief science officer.
In April 2010, it named Yoko Ono its first “global autism ambassador.” ..
AUTISM ONE 2020 PROTEST MAY 20, 2020 AutismOne is the yearly conference revival for quacks, that promote biomedical and toxic ‘cures’ for Autistic people. Autistics, together with our allies, are fighting the abuse of Autistic and vulnerable children and people. May 20, 2020 Autistics will protest this 3-day Chicago quackfest. Event information: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1530287560429726/
In what’s become a yearly occasion starting in about March, William Shatner argues with Autistic people over human rights, disability rights and our right to representation in healthcare.
Ask to join group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutisticAllies/ This Facebook group welcomes Autistics, and their NT Allies and Parents of Autistics. We are not a support group, but we have a sister group that is. The focus of this group is to introduce parents to a neurodiversity perspective. From this perspective, any talk of ‘curing’ or ‘getting […]
Emma Dalmayne BBC Radio 5 Live Train Your Baby Like A Dog On August 20th Channel 4 are airing a show called ‘How To Train Your Baby Like A Dog’. It shows dog trainer Jo – Rosie teaching parents how to use clicker training normally used on dogs to train their children to be compliant […]