Why I Joined the "Boycott Autism Speaks" Movement, Part One

The optimal way for Autism Speaks to its spend money seems, to me, to be on supports that allow autistic people to live the lives that they want and that allow families and agencies to support them to do so. But that doesn't seem to be what Suzanne Wright wants - she's even said that autism should be "a word for the history books."

I don't know about you, but that attitude scares me. I joined the the Boycott Autism Speaks movement based solely on the incident in November...now that I know that it was really just the tipping point, I'll definitely be staying.

There's more to say about this, but I'll finish for now with a link to the 2014 Joint Letter to the Sponsors of Autism Speaks, letting them know about what's going on there and signed by 26 agencies: http://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/01/2013-joint-letter-to-the-sponsors-of-autism-speaks/

If you'd like to join the Boycott Autism Speaks movement, visit its website: http://boycottautismspeaks.com/


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