Archived | Autism Speaks Press Releases 2006 | #NotAnAutisticAlly

January 16, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Makes First Major Funding Commitment, Supporting Development Of Unprecedented National Autism Database | Circa January 17, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


January 17, 2006

Archived | Gosmile Lemonade Smile Toothpaste On Sale At Saks, Sephora, Nordstrom Retailers Rally Around First Beauty Product Ever to Raise Money for Autism Speaks | Circa January 17, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Feb 6, 2006

Deconstruction Of Autism Speaks | New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism | Circa February 6, 2006

Feb 13, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) Complete Merger | Circa Feb. 13, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


February 16, 2006

Archived | Alan Greenspan “Bullish” on Autism Speaks | Circa February 16, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


February 23, 2006

Archived | Dennis Miller Headlines a Night of Comedy to Benefit Autism Speaks | Circa February 23, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


March 7, 2006

Archived | The Bidding Continues as “Project Runway” Fans Vie to Win a One-of-a-Kind Autographed Portfolio | Circa March 7, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


March 10, 2006

Archived | Supersmile to Donate a Percentage of its Sales to Autism Speaks … | Circa March 10, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


March 20, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks: The Launch of a New Public Service Ad Campaign and a Series of Special Events … | Circa March 20, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


March 23, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright to Deliver Keynote Address … | Circa March 23, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


March 31, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks and the CDC to Collaborate on Large-Scale Ad Council Awareness Campaign | Circa March 31, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


April 6, 2006

Archived | The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks Unveil National PSA Campaign to Raise Awareness of Autism | Circa April 6, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


April 20, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks and The New York Center for Autism to Celebrate “A New Decade for Autism” at May 9 Benefit Dinner | Circa April 20, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


April 27, 2006

Archived | Announcement of Future Autism Speaks Funding Initiative | Circa April 27, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


May 16, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Public Service Campaign Ads to Be Featured at 11th Annual Nantucket Film Festival | Circa May 16, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


May 16, 2006

Archived | Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to Serve as Honorary Chair for Fifth Annual Westchester-Fairfield Walk … | Circa May 16, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


May 17, 2006

Deconstruction | Autism Speaks & GRASP to Exchange “Articles of Understanding”


May 24, 2006

Archived | Modell’s to Kick Off its Month-long “Dollar Donation Days” Benefiting Autism Speaks | Circa May 24, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


May 25, 2006

Archived | Senator Rick Santorum to Serve as Honorary Chair of the 7th Annual Pittsburgh Walk … | Circa May 25, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


June 12, 2006

Archived | As Hurricane Season Gets Underway, AutismCares Invites Families of Children with Autism to Register and Get Connected | Circa June 12, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


June 19, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Announces $6.9 Million in New Biomedical Research Grants | Circa June 19, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


June 27, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks and Kellogg Company Team Up to Bring Autism Awareness to the Breakfast Table this Summer on more than 5 Million Rice Krispies Cereal Boxes  | Circa June 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory


July 21, 2006

Archived | Watering Can Press and The Autism Acceptance Book to Serve as the First National Sponsor for Autism Speaks’ Walk … | Circa July 21, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


July 31, 2006

Archived | Jay Leno to Headline Special Benefit Concert for Autism Speaks | Circa July 31, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


August 4, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Applauds Unanimous Approval of Combating Autism Act by United States Senate | Circa August 4, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


August 29, 2006

Archived | One Year After Hurricane Katrina’s Devastating Impact, AutismCares Again Invites Families of Children with Autism to Register and Get Connected  | Circa August 29, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


September 5, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks, First Signs, and Florida State University to Collaborate on Web-Based Autism Video Glossary | Circa September 5, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


September 26, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Lauds Congressional Approval of Landmark $7.5 Million Military Appropriation for Autism Research | Circa September 26, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


September 29, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks: Autism Community Consensus Statement on the Combating Autism Act | Circa September 29, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


November 3, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Selected to be H.O.S.A Service Project for the Next Two Years | Circa November 3, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


November 6, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks Announces New Staff Appointments | Circa November 6, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


November 21, 2006 

Archived | Autism Speaks Announces New Staff Structure for its National Walk Program | Circa November 21, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


November 29, 2006

Archived | Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Announce Plans to Combine Operations | Circa November 29, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


December 6, 2006

Archived | Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Applaud Approval of the Combating Autism Act by United States House of Representatives | Circa December 6, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


December 7, 2006

Archived | Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks Praise the Swift Approval of the Combating Autism Act by United States Senate | Circa December 7, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


December 20, 2006

Archived | Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now Applaud Presidential Signing of the Combating Autism Act | Circa December 20, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly


Note/Warning:

Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.


The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.


Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.


[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]


Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.


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