8 thoughts on “Click-to-Tweet Action: #BoycottAutismSpeaks & Protest to Sponsors”

  1. Thank you so much for asking about this! Oh yes, this blog is part of a bigger project and I can see it not making sense without that. Autism Speaks is considered a hate group by many Autistics (all I’ve met online and in person as well).

    This is a message to their sponsors to help educated them on Autism Speaks and the $220 million they funneled out of our communities for an impossible cure. Now that money could have gone to supports and services in our communities. Only 4% of Autism Speaks donations go to familiy and Autistic services. There’s concern on how much of that they do with that as well.

    They refuse to allow Autistic voice in leadership positions or on the board. They actively speak for Autistics and aren’t Autistic. #nothingaboutuswithoutus

    The main site for the #boycottautismspeaks movement is at https://www.boycottautismspeaks.com/

    Here’s a bit more about the protest and boycott:

    AUTISTICS AGAINST AUTISM SPEAKS | A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

    When Autism Speaks routinely dehumanizes Autistic people for personal gain, silence is NOT an option.

    Speak up and be a catalyst for change. Take action and protest through social media and/or in-person at Autism Speaks walks. Together we will be heard.

    Help educate sponsors of Autism Speaks — they need to know they are funding a hate group that hurts the very people they claim to help, and refuse to include Autistics involvement.

    #fact | Autism is a brain neurotype – not a disease. It can’t be cured.

    #fact | The only “cure” for Autism is a genetic-marker test during pregnancy. This would result in the same “cure” society has for Down Syndrome: Abortion.

    #fact | The only other “cure” for Autism would be complete human extinction.

    #fact | The largest portion of Autism Speaks donations were funneled into research. Only 4% went to supporting existing Autistic children and families. Autism Speaks, until October 2016, main goal was genocide. Now the language has been changed to “solutions.”

    #fact | Autism Speaks refuses Autistics to participate in leadership and have zero Autistics on their board. #nothingaboutuswithoutus

    Here is a page to all posts on the site related to the civil rights movement and more posts of Autistics talking about how they’ve been affected by A$.

    There’s also example letters that can be re-purposed for the media and sponsors.

    And a video about the history of Autism Speaks through Autistic Voice – https://youtu.be/YLJsuEqRCCw

    https://americanbadassadvocates.org/2017/03/28/redinstead-boycottautismspeaks-example-letters-sent-to-media/

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