Disability Community Condemns Autism Speaks (Circa 2009) | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Disability Community Condemns Autism Speaks October 7, 2009 For Immediate Release Contact: Ari Ne’eman, President Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Phone: 732.763.5530 E-mail: aneeman@autisticadvocacy.org or info@autisticadvocacy.org Over 60 organizations condemn lack of representation, exploitative and unethical practices by autism organization Washington, DC – More than 60 national, international, and local disability rights organizations have … Continue reading Disability Community Condemns Autism Speaks (Circa 2009) | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Whose Planet Is It Anyway?: Autism Speaks Falsely Claims Video Removed ( Circa Sept 2009)

After numerous concerned people wrote to Autism Speaks stating their objections to the "I Am Autism" video, the organization's chief science officer, Geri Dawson, prepared a form reply in which she claims that Autism Speaks understands the criticism and has removed the video from its site in order to be more respectful toward autistics. But … Continue reading Whose Planet Is It Anyway?: Autism Speaks Falsely Claims Video Removed ( Circa Sept 2009)

‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Draws Controversy (Circa 2010) | HuffPost

The latest Autism-related controversy stems from a video, “I Am Autism,” created for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, reports TIME. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón and songwriter Billy Mann, each of whom have a young child with autism, the video has drawn the ire of autistic self-advocates who feel that … Continue reading ‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Draws Controversy (Circa 2010) | HuffPost