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Lilly Tartikoff during Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon To Perform “One Night Only: A Concert for Autism Speaks” – Arrivals at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Lilly Tartikoff


Lilly Tartikoff, one of the country’s foremost cancer activists, has raised over $40 million for cancer research in the past 12 years. In 1990, she helped create the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and established the annual fundraising Fire & Ice Ball in Hollywood, as well as the Revlon Run/Walk For Women in Los Angeles.

In 1997, Tartikoff along with EIF helped create the National Women’s Cancer Research Alliance, and in 2000, partnered with Katie Couric and others to form the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.

In 2001, Tartikoff launched the United Cancer Front and, in 2003, along with Yves Carcelle of Louis Vuitton and Suzanne and Bob Wright of NBC and GE, co-chaired the first Annual Louis Vuitton United Cancer Front Gala to raise unrestricted funds for 35 of the most promising scientists to further the scientific discovery of breakthrough cancer therapies.

In November 2004, Tartikoff along with Yves Carcelle, Kelly and Ron Meyer of Universal Studios, Suzanne and Bob Wright and Laura Ziskin co-chaired the second Annual Louis Vuitton United Cancer Front Gala. 

Tartikoff has been honored numerous times, including in 2002 as a Jefferson Awards National Recipient receiving the S. Roger Horchow Award For Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, and in 2000, receiving the Hope Award from The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

The coalition also created the Lilly Tartikoff Hope Award to honor, remember and celebrate all whose lives have been touched by cancer. After the death in 1997 of her husband, former Chairman of Entertainment for NBC and Chairman of Paramount Pictures Brandon Tartikoff, from Hodgkin’s Disease, Tartikoff became president of H. Beale Company, a Los Angeles-based film and television production company.

She resides in Beverly Hills with her two daughters, Calla Lianne and Elizabeth Justine.

via autism speaks



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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