Good question. They definitely have raised awareness and are in the fight to get legislation changed, however, for being such a large organization, I wish they used… read more
I am the same way... I got a safety box from them, which has helped, they are full of resources like the 100 day kit? but quite afew are saying terrible things about… read more
I think every organization has their niche. Autism Speaks is very political and the 'squeaky wheel gets the grease'. In my view, any group that honestly sets out to… read more
It's so/so; I'm sick of all this money being poured into research with nothing to show for it in terms of real life applications for families dealing with… read more
Also, some of their "awareness" has been quite hurtful to my son, who is trying to accept himself and embrace his autistic personality in a positive way. I wish there… read more
Autism Speaks has worked to improve its image, but most HFA adults are hostile to them. They do NOT want to include autistics in decision-making, they were founded by… read more
Oh, and here's the full "Autism Everyday" video.
Bad. Here's a huge long thread why...
This is very interesting! I am learning so much!