Really important post – please read.
When my daughter was diagnosed, we heard about Autism Speaks. Their message supported everything else we were reading and hearing about autism, so I didn’t spend much time thinking about what they were saying or who they were involved with or even what they were doing with all the money they received. In fact, we gave money to them during those early years. When friends and family asked who they should donate money to, I encouraged them to give to Autism Speaks.
“Autism Speaks has a long and continued pattern of exclusion of Autistic voices from its work on autism. As an organization without a single Autistic person on its board of directors, Autism Speaks is the last group our nation’s leaders should be entrusting with the creation of a “national plan to address autism”. ~ ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)
“No reasonable person would dare suggest that an organization…
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