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.” ..
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autisminclusivity/ This is an autistic-led Facebook group for parents and carers of autistic children/teens/adults. We wish to support you and we accept that parents with loved one’s who have challenging behaviours, who bolt and have little to no communication feel ostracized by the autistic community. This group seeks to help support and educate […]
Website: https://autisticuk.org/ About Us Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation (APO) – an organisation run by autistic people for autistic people. Autistic UK aims to advance the interests of all autistic people and those with related neurodevelopmental conditions. It aims to promote and protect the civil and human rights of the autistic population and […]
In what’s become a yearly occasion, usually around March, William Shatner argues with Autistic people about our fight for human rights, disability rights and our right to representation in legislation. He doesn’t give two ass toots about our freedom in healthcare. Doesn’t care that Autism Speaks is the largest private backer for Autism research and […]
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AutisticUnion/ We are the Âutistic ûnion. We have come together to make a home for everyone who needs a place to be celebrated for who they are. Although our core is the Autism Spectrum, our true goal is a peaceful existence for everyone. So we are starting at home, with ourselves. By sharing […]