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Autism Speaks 1

World's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

  1. musclecarman

    musclecarman Eat, sleep, cars

    Nov 11, 2014
    it sounds like they want to get rid of us well I like being different.
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  2. Sass

    Sass Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2014
    Things I don't trust about Autism $peaks (and I'm not even in the US):

    They endorse a clinic that recommends electric shock therapy

    They say we're an epidemic

    They say we've been 'kidnapped' by autism

    They've let people decide bleach enemas for autistic kids are reasonable

    They don't listen to autistic people - the founders of A$ were disowned by their autistic daughter
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  3. Datura

    Datura Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    I am not so familiar with Autism Speaks as others here, but need I comment on the profound irony and hypocrisy of their name? How could they choose such a name and then presume to speak for autistic people, rather than including their voices? What have read on their website came across as incredibly condescending, casting the autistic as suffering saints in need of protection from their neurotically saviors.

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  4. s3_gunzel

    s3_gunzel Keep on training, Sydney. V.I.P Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    I maintain (as does Asperger's Network - run and owned by myself who does have AS) that Autism Speaks has... well... no idea.

    And that is why I came up with this gem for April Fools
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  5. BigTimber

    BigTimber Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2015
    Honestly, Autism Speaks reeks of charity fraud. I've spent the last couple of hours reading up on them and it became pretty obvious that they don't care about Autism, except as a money source. Why insist on researching vaccines after so many studies have proven them innocent without a doubt? They only changed their stance last year. This says a lot about their research focus and the effectiveness and quality of that research. Why such an emphasis on fundraising, rather than their programs (which appear to have shockingly low funding for an organization with such a large revenue)? Despite constantly stating that families with Autistic children need support (the founders wife even mentioned how expensive it can be to care for a low-functioning Autistic), they provide little to no assistance. Not financially or resources. Why does the administration have such high salaries compared to other charities of their size? To top it off, according to Charity Navigator, they don't have a 'Records Retention and Destruction Policy.'

    I don't think Autism Speaks is into eugenics, or that they want to destroy anyone, or anything close to like that. I honestly think they're a sham that's out to exploit a group extremely easy to exploit.

    Just my 2 cents.
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  6. XrayMe

    XrayMe Member

    May 24, 2015
    Autism speaks has no autistic people on its board.
  7. hardrockandmetalguy

    hardrockandmetalguy Member

    Sep 14, 2019
    more like Autism $peak$ (for itself)