When Autism Speaks routinely dehumanizes Autistic people for personal gain, silence is NOT an option.
Speak up and be a catalyst for change. Take action and protest through social media and/or in-person at Autism Speaks walks. Together we will be heard.
Help educate sponsors of Autism Speaks — they need to know they are funding a hate group that hurts the very people they claim to help, and refuse to include Autistics involvement.
Share Info & Video | Educate About the History of Autism Speaks
#fact | Autism is a brain neurotype – not a disease. It can’t be cured.
#fact | The only “cure” for Autism is a genetic-marker test during pregnancy. This would result in the same “cure” society has for Down Syndrome: Abortion.
#fact | The only other “cure” for Autism would be complete human extinction.
#fact | The largest portion of Autism Speaks donations were funneled into research. Only 4% went to supporting existing Autistic children and families. Autism Speaks, until October 2016, main goal was genocide. Now the language has been changed to “solutions.”
Protest In Person | Plan to #BoycottAutismSpeaks this April at a fundraising walk.
Write a Letter | Crack open your laptop, type your message and send to companies supporting Autism Speaks (or use pen, paper and a stamp).
Also, remember your local media. Write a letter-to-the-editor of the community newspaper, and alert news stations about this civil rights movement to #BoycottAutismSpeaks.
Protest on Social Media | Click-to-Tweet Autism Speak Sponsors A Statement