Archive | John Wilson of Autism Speaks & Cure Autism Now | #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism #BanABA

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – March 24 – John Wilson, Charlie Sheen and Leslie Wilson attend Autism Speaks 2012 on March 24th 2012 at US in San Francisco, California (Photo – Drew Altizer)

[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]

John B. Wilson

President and General Partner, Hyannis Port Capital, Inc.

John B. Wilson joined the board of Autism Speaks in February 2007, following the merger with Cure Autism Now (CAN). Wilson is a member of the HPC LLC Management Committee and owner and president of Hyannis Port Capital, Inc.

He has held several other executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer and executive vice president of Gap, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer and executive vice president of Staples, Inc.; senior vice president of Northwest Airlines; and vice president/partner at Bain & Company.

He serves on the board of several Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds as well as a number of private company boards. During his tenure as COO, the Gap experienced its most successful growth period. From 1996 to March 2000, Gap Inc.’s sales tripled to $10 billion, net profits quadrupled and its stock market value increased 800%.

Staples also experienced explosive growth during Wilson’s tenure as CFO. Total sales between 1992 and 1996 grew 600% to $4 billion, net income rose by 700% and the company’s stock price expanded by more than 600%.

Wilson earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981.

Wilson and his wife Leslie have been married for 17 years and have three children.

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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