Wright vs Right: Autism $peaks is Completely Wrong

AS vs Reality 5Please stand with the Autistic community and those who love and support them…

Please visit the change.org Petition to the Corporate Sponsors of Autism Speaks.

Please sign and share widely, along with the other the links at the bottom of this post.

Please feel free to share and use the images in this post to support this project, and note I have included a template for the comparison images to help others understand why we are standing against Autism Speaks.

Please, if you haven’t yet, take the time to read this letter written by co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks to Washington – A Call for Action. (Trigger warning – I’d suggest you consider of reading this hateful link when young children/teens are away from the screen)

Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 11.11.04 AM Wright is Wrong Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 11.35.02 PM Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 12.34.17 AMScreen shot 2013-12-04 at 10.59.13 AM* Find out more about Boycott Autism Speaks: http://boycottautismspeaks.com/home.html

* Sign the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/corporate-partners-supporters-of-autism-speaks-terminate-your-financial-support-of-autism-speaks

* The Autism Women’s Network (Amy Sequenzia):  http://autismwomensnetwork.org/article/corporate-supporters-autism-speaks

*ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network): http://autisticadvocacy.org/2013/11/2013-joint-letter-to-the-sponsors-of-autism-speaks/

*Paula C Durbin-Westby: http://paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.ca/2013/12/boycott-autism-speaks-sponsors-and.html

*Emma’s Hope Book: Ariane Zurcher http://emmashopebook.com/2013/12/06/autism-speaks-and-signal-boosting/

And on a final note, my daughter Nika recently asked me: “Mom, which Autism Organizations should I support?” Here is the list for those of you who might be wondering the same… Let’s encourage the corporate sponsors of AS to shift their funding to  one of these:


30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

©Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism (2013)

About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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9 Responses to Wright vs Right: Autism $peaks is Completely Wrong

  1. Rachel says:

    Reblogged this on End Autism Stigma and commented:
    Wrong is not the word I’d choose, although it fits nicely Suzanne Wright’s name (cofounder of Autism Speaks). The word discrimination (ableism) would be more accurate. Autism Speaks have had plenty of opportunities to promote respect as well as awareness of autism; instead they have chosen the path of fear and intolerance. There are plenty of other organisations more deserving of the publics support and corporate sponsorship (details in the link). Please take the time to read and sign the petition to give ‘Autism Speaks’ less power because they refuse to listen to the voices of people with autism (ironic given their name).


  2. Rachel says:

    Just reblogged this at http://www.endautismstigma.wordpress.com
    Thankyou for the great visuals and details needed to get the point across.
    This is important.
    There are other organisations that are more deserving of people’s support and corporate sponsorship.


  3. Pingback: Moral Compass: Take #PosAutive Action and #BoycottAutismSpeaks « A Quiet Week In The House

  4. nisha360 says:

    i signed the petition 🙂 Good for you for standing up for your son and others.


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