Tag Archives: Autism Speaks

Mad March? More like Mad April

April is Autism Awareness Month. Several organisations and areas (like Guam, for instance) have “lit it up blue”. I, like many self advocates, am “toning it down taupe”, as “Light it up blue” was started by “Autism Speaks”. There has … Continue reading

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Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, has died

I’m a member of the Facebook group Boycott Autism Speaks. Yesterday, I learnt from the group that Suzanne Wright, one of Autism Speaks’ cofounders, died on Friday of pancreatic cancer. As you’ve probably guessed by the fact that I’m a … Continue reading

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On Autism Awareness Month and Vaxxed

Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. I did not “light it up blue”. Instead, I had what for me was a typical Saturday. I did my laundry and went shopping for groceries. Life doesn’t stop just because there’s an advocacy/awareness day. … Continue reading

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With Autism Speaks, the bad outweighs the good

Yesterday, I did not “light it up blue” for autism awareness. Instead, I intend to “Tone it down Taupe” and “Walk in Red”. This may come as a surprise to some, but I had my reasons. The problem is, the … Continue reading

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April update

Time for a quick roundup. The CDC released the new autism rates right before April. The rate appears to be 1:68. Predictably, antivaxx groups are in a tizzy and arguing that this is proof that vaccines cause autism, never mind … Continue reading

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A little link love

And now for something a little different. Instead of my normal post, I’m going to send out some link love. Firstly, a Dr Joel Harrison read Andrew Wakefield’s “autobiography” Callous Disregard, and found a large number of factual errors (more … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks: Follow Up Post

Merry Christmas, Channukah Tovah, Seasons Greetings. This is a followup to my earlier post about Autism Speaks’ misguided call to action. It turms out that their behaviour was even worse than that. I’d heard of “Autism every day” and the … Continue reading

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