Image description: A side by side comparison of Autism Speaks old logo, a blue puzzle piece, by their new logo, which is still a puzzle piece but with a sunset gradient at the bottom. The puzzle piece icon is slightly smaller, and their name is now in lowercase letters.
For their fifteenth anniversary on February 11th, Autism Speaks unveiled its new logo and campaign, declaring 2020 to be the “year of kindness.” But aside from slightly changing their logo, has Autism Speaks really changed much at all? Or are they capable of changing in the future? It is no secret that Autism Speaks has an extensive ableist, fearmongering history. But let’s really look at just the past five years. What changes has Autism Speaks made?