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Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

  A few days ago, Autism Speaks made the announcement of a logo change and rebranding. The change is adding some magenta and pink to the puzzle piece. They have all the letters lowercase. They call 2020 the year of kindness.     Source: Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

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#KindnesCounts? This April, Make Your Donation Actually Count For Autistic People | Eve Reiland

So Autism Speaks is using a year of #KindnessCounts while co-opting Autistic Culture and another movement for their marketing rebrand (not change in A$ mission or treatment of Autistic people, but just their marketing … just the PR … mmmkay?). They’re pushing ABA hard (always have especially with getting legislation in place for insurance companies to cover […]

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Autism Speaks is basically a hate group | Opinions | umassmedia.com

Autism Speaks has gained a fair amount of exposure and popularity as an organization. I’ve seen their logo used in countless ways, and have known people who participated in their walks. However, it is a group that I—and many others—have refused to support due to their history of demonizing people with autism, ignoring their voices, […]

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“Light It Up Blue” is Bad. This is Why You Shouldn’t Buy in to the Blue or the Puzzle

“Light It Up Blue” is Bad: This is why you shouldn’t be a part of it. Source: “Light It Up Blue” is Bad. This is Why You Shouldn’t Buy in to the Blue or the Puzzle

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As Seen On Facebook | Autism Speaks Rebrand Q & A | Growing Up Aspie – A Comic By Nathan McConnell

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Non-speaking autists’ thoughts on ABA · Tania Melnyczuk

I had some ABA when I was young, and I “flunked”. I want to say, I am proud of this “F” in my life. Source: Non-speaking autists’ thoughts on ABA · Tania Melnyczuk