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Autism Speaks founder Bob Wright’s opinion is more important than science | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa 2015

Last year the Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks made a simple and clear statement “Over the last two decades, extensive research has asked whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism.  The results of this research are clear: Vaccines do not cause autism.  We urge that all children be fully vaccinated.” It […]

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Oh The Stigma | White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

The proposal pushed by a former NBC chairman would monitor phones and watches of the mentally ill. Source: White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

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Katie Wright Talks About Ineffectiveness of ABA in 2007

“The Lovaas (ABA) that was frequently quoted to me. … if you could just good early intervention, which everybody is for, and we got for him, …there’s a 50% chance he’ll be a typical child in 5 years. So that sounded like good odds. Little did I know that’s never been replicated. … and, you […]

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How Donald Trump became an anti-vaxxer – Insider

Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that childhood vaccines cause autism. He likely got the idea from the former chairman and CEO of NBCUniversal. Source: How Donald Trump became an anti-vaxxer – Insider

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Cure Autism Now … A Brief Introduction | Video

Cure Autism Now … A Brief History Here’s a bit of history on CAN, one of the organizations that merged with Autism Speaks in 2007. Many thanks to Amanda Seigler for documenting so much #AutisticHistory in her reports. https://www.fierceautie.com/…/autistic-history-cure-autism-… #actuallyautistic #lightitupgold #IAmAutisticAndIVote

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About The Autism Cares Act | In the Loop About Neurodiversity

  In the Loop About Neurodiversity · October 2 ·      The Autism CARES Act was officially signed into law by President Trump. This is not good news for the autistic community, but Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America, both harmul “autism charities” who have little to no autistic people involved in their organizations, […]

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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 […]