Podcast | Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. Ep. 3: Autism Speaks & The “Cure”

https://open.spotify.com/episode/30GFv5qTzCHcbZFiXN04zD?si=vrdcAfqTSw-ZFtiUdw7zcA https://youtu.be/U66-Maa8U1k Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. Episode 3 Autism Speaks & The “Cure” Trigger Warning: Eugenics, Filicide, Murder/Suicide, functioning labels, person-first language, ableism, abuse, ABA, othering, stigma, Bob & Suzanne Wright, Harry & Laura Slatkin, Alison Singer and more.  Community News including some thoughts via Autistic Science Person on Color the Spectrum event and the NEXT …

Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: The ‘Pin is In’ at the Golden Globes

Founders of Autism Speaks Bob and Suzanne Wright. Both are seen here wearing the iconic blue puzzle piece lapel pin. Press Release: January 16, 2007 The 'Pin is In' at the Golden Globes as Stars from Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office and Others Show Their Support for Autism Speaks Summary Sia is not the first celebrity to disappoint the …

Deconstruction Of Autism Speaks | New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism | Circa February 6, 2006

Press Release: February 6, 2006 New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism Campaign To Be Created In Partnership with Autism SpeaksNEW YORK (February 6, 2006) - The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks today announced a new three-year public service advertising (PSA) campaign in support of autism awareness. The campaign, which is being created pro bono …

Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: Joint Statement On Mercury from Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research | Circa July 6, 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Press Release: Joint Statement On Mercury from Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research Summary: July 6, 2005 Autism Speaks is releasing a joint statement about mercury and thimerosol with Cure Autism Now (CAN) and National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) on July 6, 2005. There’s not a single Autistic …

Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: Autism Advocacy Community Applauds U.S. Congresswomen for Introducing the Combating Autism Act of 2005 

Each article in this series will take an Autism Speaks press release from the archives dated back to 2005 and use my Autistic perspective to break it down and illustrate the patterns I notice. These articles will be added to the Autistic History archives. The first deconstruction piece I wrote was about Tommy Hilfiger’s adaptive …

How an unexpected collaboration led Utah to amend its discriminatory triage plan | TheHill

The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.  Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the …

Ellis Hospital emergency room earns certified autism center designation | W/Note Via Eve Reiland

  Note:  That anyone from Autism Speaks has a hand in this is reprehensible. When will we have a voice in our own health care and medical support?   Im an Autistic woman, and Autistic Mother to Autistics who are now adults and ERs are traumatizing and I'd rather die in a gutter these days …