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CALL-TO-ACTION: AUTISTICS AGAINST AUTISM SPEAKS | LET’S ADVOCATE

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When Autism Speaks routinely dehumanizes Autistic people for personal gain, silence is NOT an option. 

Speak up and be a catalyst for change. Take action and protest through social media and/or in-person at Autism Speaks walks. Together we will be heard and can make a positive change for Autistic people.

Help educate partners of Autism Speaks — they need to know they are funding a hate group that hurts the very people they claim to help.

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Autistics: We are the people. It’s time to share your voice. Start with families, friends, neighbors, peers and community folks — share that this is a civil rights movement, Autism Speaks isn’t what they think, and that we need jobs, education, and housing options. We are people, not burdens and seek to make lasting contributions to society.

We need #lovenotfear, to feel safe and welcome in our communities, and we must demand any organization that represents Autistic voice to have authentic voice. It’s our civil rights and our movement — #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs. Ever.

How Can You Help?

SPEAK UP

Watch and Share the story of Autism Speaks, “Autistics Against Autism Speaks | A Civil Rights Movement,” through the eyes of actual Autistics.  #AutisticVoice has a lot of power — we need to get heard and understood. Together we can make that happen.

Protest In Person

Plan to #BoycottAutismSpeaks this April at a fundraising walk.

Write a A Letter

Crack open your laptop, type your message and send to companies supporting Autism Speaks (or use pen, paper and a stamp). Also, remember your local media. Write a letter-to-the-editor of the community newspaper, and alert news stations about this civil rights movement to #BoycottAutismSpeaks.

Example Letter Sent By AmericanBadassAdvocates to Sponsors & Media

Protest on Social Media

Tweet A Statement

bg-twitter#AutismSpeaks dehumanizes #Autistics for personal gain.
Silence is NOT an option. Loudly #BoycottAutismSpeakshttp://bit.ly/2jlp0Uc

Tweet To Autism Speaks Sponsors

bg-twitterAutism Speaks dehumanizes Autistics. @COMPANY sponsor #REDinstead and #BoycottAutismSpeaks http://bit.ly/2jlp0Uc

Click on a logo below to tweet an Autism Speaks sponsor. 

EXAMPLE LETTER SENT BY AMERICANBADASSADVOCATES TO SPONSORS

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Hi,

I’m Eve Hinson, Autistic Founder of AmericanBadassAdvocates.org. Our goal is peer-led initiatives for neurodiversity.

The past two years the focus has been on #TheReal5150 campaign to break institutionalized stigma of severe mental illness — specifically against the brand 51Fifty Energy Drink “Live the Madness.” https://americanbadassadvocates.org/thereal5150-origin/

That social media protest campaign inspired and launched AmericanBadassAdvocates.org last year.

Now we’re joining the Autistic Civil Rights movement and (always the plan) #BoycottAutismSpeaks and seeking support in sharing facts and real Autistic voices.

Please discontinue your donation support of Autism speaks, and support authentic #AutisticVoice. Actual Autistics #BoycottAutismSpeaks. #REDinstead

 Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Eve Hinson

www.americanbadassadvocates.org

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Autistics Against Autism Speaks | A Civil Rights Movement

In 2005 Autism Speaks was founded to find a “cure” for Autism. The organization launched a massive wave of Fear Porn-styled advertising to raise an incredible amount of money in a very short amount of time.

#fact | Autism is a brain neurotype – not a disease. It can’t be cured. #AutisticandProud

#fact | The only “cure” for Autism is a genetic-marker test during pregnancy.  This would result in the same “cure” society has for Down Syndrome: Abortion. This will lead to Autistic Genocide. #WeAreWorthy #NotBetterDeadThanDisabled

#fact | The only other “cure” for Autism would be complete human extinction.

#fact | The largest portion of Autism Speaks donations were funneled into research. Only 4% went to supporting existing Autistic children and families. Autism Speaks, until October 2016, main goal was genocide. Now the language has been changed to “solutions.” #supportnotcure

#fact | Autism Speaks refuses Autistics to participate in leadership and have zero Autistics on their board. #nothingaboutuswithoutus

This video is an attempt to more clearly portray and explain through authentic Autistic Voices the true history of our people in the shadow of the Autism Speaks machine.

Call-to-Action PageAUTISTICS AGAINST AUTISM SPEAKS | A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – SHARE & REBLOG VERSION

Blog post:https://americanbadassadvocates.org/2017/01/13/autistics-against-autism-speaks-a-civil-rights-movement-ep-1/

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/YLJsuEqRCCw