My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Autism Speaks Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA
Autism Speaks does not speak for me! I have autism and can speak for myself. All Autism Speaks has done is dehumanize me and others with my condition (presenting us as burdens or as a "reverse lottery ticket"), and use its money and clout to crowd out and silence autistic charity organizations that are actually staffed by and supported by those with autism. If you really want to help those with Autism, start by boycotting Autism Speaks!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Insist on the presence of autistic people in meaningful positions, and that every movie and press release is screened for approval by those with autism to avoid a repeat of travesties like the film "I am Autism"
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