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Image Description: Why I Boycott Autism Speaks*According to 2012 financial reports, only 3% of expenditures were on direct services to Autistic people and their families.
*Autism Speaks earned one of four stars from charitynavigator.com on its financial analysis of the organization.
*Autism Speaks is among a handful of major disability advocacy groups that does not have a single person with that disability in a leadership position.
*Autism Speaks has listed the Judge Rotenberg Center as a resource for services for Autistic people; although, JRC is under investigation for the use of electrical shock and other painful aversives, seclusion as unnecessary restraint, and food deprivation.
*Autism Speaks is responsible for creating and propagating an Autistic Hate/Fear culture. Examples of this fearmongering and and negative rhetoric include Suzanne Wright’s recent Op-Ed, “A Call to Washington” where Autistic people are described as a “crisis”, “missing”, & “gravely ill”. Families are described as “not living” and “in despair.”
*Other examples of hateful propaganda include, “I am Autism” in which a sinister voice says “I am Autism…if you’re happily married, I will make sure that your marriage fails….I will make it impossible for your family to attend a temple, birthday party, or public park without a struggle, without embarrassment, without pain….I will fight to take away your hope. I will plot to rob you of your children and your dreams.”
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Weezer—Island In The Sun
We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymore