Archived | Autism Speaks: Boston Red Sox Host Autism Awareness Night at Fenway Park | Circa September 12, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly


Boston Red Sox Host Autism Awareness Night at Fenway Park

On Wed., Sept. 12, the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park played host to Autism Speaks night.

Larry Cancro, Senior Vice President of the Red Sox and New England Chapter Board Chair, joined a group of volunteers at a pre-game ceremony in which Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield presented a $10,000 check to Autism Speaks‘ New England Chapter Executive Director Vin Goglia. Connor Farrell, a nine year old with PDD-NOS and a walk participant, was asked to officially start the game with “Play Ball”.

During the game, facts about autism were displayed on the big screen at Fenway Park. The New England Sports Network, which broadcast the game live, played a public service announcement featuring Time Wakefield promoting the Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism. The Red Sox have supported the walk since its inception seven years ago and Tim Wakefield has been its spokesperson the last two years. 

The New England Chapter Office would like to thank the Boston Red Sox for their continued support and dedication to the organization and its mission. 



Note/Warning:

Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.


The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.


Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.


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