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#ActuallyAutistic Adults | Are We Being Silenced by a Community Business Organization for Profit?

Why are #ActuallyAutistic adults so successfully diminished and minimized by Autism Speaks?

This non-profit organization for Autistics is so powerful our they’ve trampled our #ActuallyAutistics voices and Civil Rights for over a decade now. The rottenness of this community business organization is common knowledge in the Autistic community, and yet it relays like a science-fiction plot to the general neurotypical world.

Why Does Autism Speaks have a Shit-Ton of Money and Power?

Autism Speaks reported a 10 million dollar year-over-year loss in donations for 2016, an 18% reduction. Yup, that’s a helluva lot of money and yet, only 18% loss. Still a shit-ton of money there folks. The loss was reported to changes in the business organization’s MSSNG research program, and a dip in funds raised at the Autism Walks.

And Again . . . no media mention of the #REDinstead campaign and #ActuallyAutistics. You know the folks protesting the fundraising walks and creating awareness of the Autistic Civil Rights Movement? No questions from mainstream media reporters on how the #ActuallyAutistic community feels about the change or the impact felt.

Finally A$ does something to modify their mission — albeit lip service — and #ActuallyAutistic advocates and their impact are still NOT included in the stories.

Of course, A$ never addressed the negative culture, community bashing and hellacious stigma they prompted on #ActuallyAutistic people this past decade with their war to eradicate Autism. Also, no notes to this being the same culture Autistics are still suffering, battling and protesting today.

Pffft, and you know there’s no mention of A$ groupies (converted neurotypical parents) either, that actively claim “Autism” culture as their own, force their version of it down Autistics throats and then bash us for not wanting a “cure.”

This prompts some questions . . . 

  • Do many non-profit organizations use their money and power to actively go against their target demographic, like Autism Speaks does to #ActuallyAutistic?
  • How does a non-profit become this mighty so quickly with fundraising and legislators?
  • Where’s the money coming from and where’s it going?
  • Who profits the most from A$ donations? Which companies/organizations are receiving A$ money?
  • Better yet, this question: How the fuck did this organization become so powerful to silence us all?

Ahhh, let’s go back to the founders – Bob and Suzanne Wright.

Bob Wright was a former NBC executive, president and CEO from 1986 to 2001, and chairman and CEO from 2001 until he retired in 2007. 

Prior to NBC, he held several posts at General Electric in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and served as GE’s vice chairman until he retired from that role in 2008.

Suzanne Wright was his wife. Both were grandparents to an Autistic grandson.

The Wrights’ founded the Autism Speaks organization, within a year became experts on Autism, and then merged with Autism Coalition for Research and Education in 2005, National Alliance for Autism Research in 2006 and Cure Autism Now in 2007.

This here is an attempt to follow the money and the power of The Autistic Silencers. (Or at least start get a visual of what #ActuallyAutistic are up against in their fight to be heard.)

Defining The Autistic Silencers as businesses/organizations/money/power connected to Autism Speaks that are complicit in silencing our #ActuallyAutistic voices. This is the beginning of this project– and the list below is not in anyway complete. More will be added as known.


#ActuallyAutistic Activists VS. The Autistic Silencers 

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Starting with Bob Wright, immediately Autism Speaks is different than other grass-roots organizations. A$ was co-founded by a mighty powerful man in the media industry.

His wife, Suzanne Wright, and his views defined America’s understanding of Autism. Their dark-marketing of the invented Autistic apocalypse created a cult-like following of neurotypical parents that demand their views, beliefs, goals and identity were more important than the #ActuallyAutistic community.

These parents identified with the mission of battling/defeating Autism, identifying themselves as “Autism Families,” and demanding that their invented version of Autistic culture was correct. Even creating a fashion, beauty and lifestyle Autism market geared to non-Autistic parents of Autistic kids.

So here is the wall-of-power related to Bob Wright and A$ (so far) potentially blocking #ActuallyAutistic voices: 

This list is just the start. So far these are companies have direct connections to Bob Wright. These are the voices we’re trying to be louder than — at the very least. Are they suppressing our #ActuallyAutistic voices too? Who makes the most profit from our silence?


Here are a few . . .  this page is work in progress, but starting to see what we’re up against in mainstream media?

 


Partnerships

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Buddies

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“The president made a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would light up the White House in blue if he won the November election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.” – via The Hill


A$ Sponsors

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A$ PARTNERS OF NOTE

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Evolution of Eve | Gettin’ Married Next Week

AmericanBadassActivists.org will be on honeymoon soon. I’m marrying the love of my life, Bill Reiland, next week.

My son is going to Facebook live the event, about Noonish on October 14. For sure beach photos will pop up on my Instagram.

While we’re celebrating, please enjoy the adventure with us.

#BillEveInLove


During the wedding and honeymoon afterwards, the site will be on standby. Thanks for your patience during this next few weeks. ❤

 

Spoken Word | Badass Activist (Eve) at the Mic with “I Am Autistic & Proud” & “Chaos & The Quiet”

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Nothing Crazy in Vegas to LOL About

 

Please say you’re re-thinking the 5150 lifestyle as a choice to be promoted after Vegas. This the real ugly of “crazy.” 51 FIFTY Energy Drink.

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#NeurodiverseFashion #BeautyForAutistics Vlog | Talking Fashion Inspiration, Influencers & Adaptations

Welcome to my first Neurodiverse Fashion & Beauty Vlog.

The Autistic Market is 70 million strong Worldwide.

Autistic women are real and we shop, wear makeup and need to figure wtf is for dinner like every other human on the planet. Continue reading #NeurodiverseFashion #BeautyForAutistics Vlog | Talking Fashion Inspiration, Influencers & Adaptations

Evolution of Eve | I’m Autistic and Proud (poetry/prose)

By Eve Hinson (almost Reiland)

I’m Autistic and proud

Not afraid to talk about it outloud

And why would I fear sharing that I like me?
All of me, especially this neurodiverse brain of me?

I’m savant with creativity, alive with visual language,
forget the super highway — this brain is an information constellation,
technical ancestor, internet goddess, pattern finder and seeker
keyboard warrior and new media memory keeper.

I don’t give a fuck about sports or square root,
but let’s talk HTML, Social media, incredible hair and . . .
Hot damn, just not politics.

At least not until we find the concentric overlap
of neurotypical and autistic, and define
the shared spectrum of communication
Before we debate this kind of shit.

I’m Autistic and proud

Continue reading Evolution of Eve | I’m Autistic and Proud (poetry/prose)

Culture Clash | Autistic Erasure Starts At Home

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This meme is an example of Autistic co-opting, appropriation and erasure. 

Actual basic available options:

  • Autisic parent of Autistics.
  • Neurotypical parent of Autistics.

I am an Autistic mom to 2 Autistic kiddos and 1 Neurotypical kiddo. 

Terms like Autism family, autism parent, autism dad and autism mom — NO. That’s co-opting and erasure. Continue reading Culture Clash | Autistic Erasure Starts At Home

Autism Fashion for #AutismMoms | #NeurodivergentFashion For #ActuallyAutistic Women, Autistic Moms & Autistic Moms of Autistics . . . Excluded. Like Always.

Source: Autism Awareness #FashionFriday – ColoradoMoms.com

For the record, this #ActuallyAutisticMom went to a public venue and had a good family night with her #ActuallyAutisticKid #ActuallyNotAutisticKid #TotallyNeurotypicalFiance and killed it with this fashion.

Beyond erasure and other bullshit — I’m offended Autism is related to such droll choices and color palette. Come on now, I got wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more style than that. Stop the insults already.


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#BeautyforAutistics | Twitter Message Sent to NYX, L’Oreal and others

21369017_10154811673102823_4770756918845866026_oI love your products soooo much. breaks my heart L’Oreal supports Autism Speaks — and markets to neurotypical (not-autistic) moms of autistic kids.

There is a HUGE community of us worldwide – 70 million strong. Two trends among autistic fashion – is loud, here I am (like me) and then the very natural look. Sensitivity is huge for our skin and scents and many other things that could be taken into consideration for this market.

Please market to we are here, we are real, and omg I’ve been a loyal customer for years and don’t want to boycott my favorite things. Believe me, autistic brand loyalty is like nothing you’ve seen.

So please, support actually autistic approved organizations and market directly to us . So damn awkward hearing about Autistics like we can’t hear folks talking about us. Please support us in Here’s an example of what marketing could look like . . .

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#ActuallyAutisticWomen <3 Makeup Too | Include us in your marketing

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Neurodiverse Fashion
https://americanbadassactivists.org/category/neurodiversity-news-notes/neurodiverse-fashion/

Sign the petition https://www.change.org/p/kiehl-s-end-your-kiehlsxautismspeaks-campaign?recruiter=333723591&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive

L’Oreal, Kiehls, Urban Decay and the Autistic Community

#NEURODIVERSEFASHION – STIMMING, SENSORY MANAGEMENT AND FASHION
https://americanbadassactivists.org/2017/09/20/neurodiversefashion-stimming-sensory-management-and-fashion/