As most of you know, I’ve been asking people to boycott Autism Speaks and their major sponsors such as Home Depot and Toys ‘R’ Us. But I want to know in such matters that I’m making the right stand. As a rule I try to always entertain the possibility that I’m wrong and listen to opposing views with an open mind. But on something like this I feel I need to do a bit more due diligence so in my spare time I’ve been reading through the Autism Speaks web site and materials. Tonight I downloaded a couple of their toolkits. Sadly, I found nothing to dispel my negative views of that organization. To the contrary, the “toolkits” reveal the extent to which the organization’s bias is ingrained. After reading, I’m even more concerned for the welfare of autistics under their treatment than I was before.
- When does intervention cross the line from helpful to harmful? January 26, 2014
- How do we make people want to change? – Lynne Soraya January 24, 2014
- Form, function and authenticity – an essay on facial hair January 23, 2014
- Intense world, in theory and practice January 20, 2014
- My position on #BoycottAutismSpeaks January 18, 2014
- The humility/noteriety spectrum January 5, 2014
- Tweetreach report for #BoycottAutismSpeaks January 4, 2014
- A working definition of hate in three acts December 23, 2013
- US Autism Caucus activist directory November 16, 2013
- Firesigns, warning signs and better times September 12, 2013
Where in the world is T.Rob?