Autism Speaks: You Don’t Speak for US! This is a message from the autistic community and our allies to Autism Speaks. | The Autistic Avenger

No, @Autism Speaks: You Don’t Speak for US! This is a message from the autistic community and our allies to Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks, you have tried to silence us, block us, sue us, ignore us, gaslight us, and ridicule us. You have tried to discredit and exclude #ActuallyAutistic people and you continue to pathologize autism and … Continue reading Autism Speaks: You Don’t Speak for US! This is a message from the autistic community and our allies to Autism Speaks. | The Autistic Avenger

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