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.” ..
Neurodiversity is for Everyone Website: https://awnnetwork.org/ The mission of Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people, and all others of marginalized genders. AWN Network is dedicated to building a supportive community where we can share our experiences in an understanding, diverse and inclusive … Continue reading Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)
CLE-Autistes is the first Autistic-led self advocacy group in France for Autistic Human and Civil Rights. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube Founded on September 29, 2018 MissionCollectif indépendant, militant, d’auto-défense des droits des personnes autistes luttant pour leur expression et leur acceptation About Collectif autonome d’autistes contre le neurocapacitisme, pour leur … Continue reading CLE Autistes & Crimson Âû
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