Why Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak For Me (Circa 2013)

Autism Speaks, founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, sometimes seems to have taken over the entire conversation about autism in this country, what with their blue puzzle pieces littered all over the landscape, coming to symbolize, wrongly, autism itself. Yet in spite of their ostensible role as a voice for autism, they’ve got … Continue reading Why Autism Speaks Doesn’t Speak For Me (Circa 2013)

Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington Post

An autistic “Sesame Street” muppet is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organization in the United States advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a disease needing to be cured. Source: Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington … Continue reading Autistic Self Advocacy Network breaks with Sesame Street over Autism Speaks ties – The Washington Post

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’m not a fan of Autism Speaks. (Circa 2008 )| Eve Reiland | @autismspeaks & @BillyMann, you suck

Message From The Archives | Nov. 2008 | by Eve Reiland I’m not a fan of Autism Speaks. Signed up for their walk before I realized really what they were about. On the surface it sounds good — but with more understanding I can’t believe these folks are the loudest voice. There has to be … Continue reading I’m not a fan of Autism Speaks. (Circa 2008 )| Eve Reiland | @autismspeaks & @BillyMann, you suck