April is Autism Awareness Month.
And today, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day!
I can’t think of a better way to “celebrate” this day, than to provide awareness behind what is really happening through these “awareness” campaigns.
Last week the new Autism numbers were released: 1 in 68. We are all AWARE. And there is nothing to celebrate.
What I find so interesting is that the same organization that celebrates World Autism Awareness Day through their catchy campaign “Light It Up Blue”, is the same exact organization that denies the causes of autism. This organization is called Autism Speaks, and sadly the families I know with children with autism, do not in anyway support Autism Speaks. Today, they will not be “lighting it up blue” for their child.
I have not met a single autism parent that does not despise this multi-million dollar organization.
“It is a leech upon the autism community, sucking resources and walk-a-thon energy away from cash-strapped families struggling to cope. If there was any value in its “awareness” campaign, it has been achieved; Autism Speaks has no apparent further reason for being. It’s delaying progress, deflecting attention from the truth. It’s job, like any other business (or malignancy), is to grow”
–Dan Olmstead, Investigative Reporter and Editor of Age of Autism.
If you know the behind-the-scenes details regarding the Autism Speaks foundation, it’s actually quite maddening. Here’s the short version:
Katie Wright is the daughter of the founders of Autism Speaks and the mother of the little boy who was the catalyst for the organization. She’s been extremely vocal and active about what she witnessed happen to her son; vaccine regression into severe autism. She sits on the boards of other organizations because she doesn’t support the very organization created in her own child’s honor. Think about that.
Here is Katie Wright’s comments of one of Autism Speaks’ many studies debunking vaccine causation: “This is just Autism Speaks caving in to the government and Drug Companies… AGAIN!!! They just keep publishing Government funded studies by organizations who get PAID by major Drug Company $$$”
The founders of Autism Speaks own daughter. It’s just plain sad.
“I’m tired of pretend vaccine research. Give me some REAL research. Give AMERICA some real research. Stop playing games and wasting money that should go into real studies.” -Dr. Sears
It is very sad to me that today, the world will “Light It Up Blue” for a billion dollar organization that does nothing to help the Autism Community. An organization that funds studies to “prove” vaccines don’t cause autism.
Why not instead support The Thinking Mom’s Revolution.
Real parents rescuing their real children from the real cause of autism.
So today, lets all Light It Up True!
If you are asked to donate to Autism Speaks today, just say no. And go check out TEAM TMR’s 501c3 Not-For-Profit Organization Created By The Founders Of
The Thinking Moms’ Revolution. 100% of your donation will help heal and recover a child from autism!
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