Controversies Surround Autism Speaks


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Advocates protest Autism Speaks summit in DC, John Elder Robison resigns, and anger over JRC being welcomed as a resource fair exhibitor. Tune in tonight as we discuss these events, how it affects progress, and the overall community. We've updated our blog on the ICAA website. ICAA President, Emily Malabey has made a statement urging Autism Speaks and its founders to help raise more responsible awareness and education for the autistic community. You can read it here. Below are some examples of how the current rhetoric has affected policies, attitutudes, hearts and minds. Just click on the highlighted words Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about preventing and curing "anything on the autism spectrum," thanks the Wrights (Autism Speaks Founders for their advocacy in such efforts, Republican Majority Leader from Virginia, Erica Cantor speaks at the Autism Speaks summit in Washington, DC, legislation entitled the Combatting Autism Act, Autism Speaks' version of a public service ad.

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