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Autism Speaks Co-Opts Autistic Culture in Marketing Rebrand | They Call It A Kindness

Here are some tweets they sent out and responses from the Autistic Community. Screens as See On Twitter. Archiving them for Autistic History too. Autism Speaks …. Remember When?

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Cure Autism Now … A Brief Introduction | Video

Cure Autism Now … A Brief History Cure Autism Now In 2007, Autism Speaks completed its merger with Cure Autism Now (CAN).[4] CAN was founded in 1995 by Jonathan Shestack and Portia Iversen, the parents of a child with autism whose story is told in the book Strange Son. It was an organization of parents, doctors and […]

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‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy ( Circa Nov 2009) – TIME

Nov. 06, 2009 Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder — its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied — is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats. The most impassioned disagreements are propelled by desperate parents of autistic […]

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I’m Autistic: Parody of Autism Speaks Video “I Am Autism” | Circa 2009

thautcast Published on Sep 24, 2009 Parody of the video “I Am Autism.” I’m autistic: I can speak My voice is different, not weak And if you listened you would know my mind’s the same I’m grateful that you don’t ignore me But you cannot speak for me So let me on your board or […]

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Alan Turing will be the face of the £50 note – CNN

Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will be the face of Britain’s new £50 note. Source: Alan Turing will be the face of the £50 note – CNN

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Jenny McCarthy’s Autism Charity Has Helped Its Board Members Make Money Off Dangerous, Discredited Ideas | Circa 3/20/19 

Camel’s milk. B12 lollipops. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers. “Ion-cleansing” foot baths. Chelation therapy. Gluten-free diets. Casein-free diets. Massive doses of nutritional supplements. All of these products and services have two things in common. First, mainstream (and widely trusted) medical bodies don’t recognize them as a reputable or effective treatment for autism. Second, they’re all recommended by—and […]

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Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary – The New York Times