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Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: The ‘Pin is In’ at the Golden Globes

Press Release: January 16, 2007 The ‘Pin is In’ at the Golden Globes as Stars from Heroes, 30 Rock, The Office and Others Show Their Support for Autism Speaks Summary Sia is not the first celebrity to disappoint the Autistic community. The Golden Globes nods towards Sia’s problematic movie, “Music,” felt like salt grounded into a fresh wound. Yeah, […]

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Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism

Press Release: February 6, 2006 New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism Summary Autism Speaks publishes a press release to announce their partnership with the Ad Council and their three-year focus on Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about autism on February 6, 2006. The Ad Council is a private non-profit and trusted source of information with […]

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Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: Autism Advocacy Community Applauds U.S. Congresswomen for Introducing the Combating Autism Act of 2005 

Each article in this series will take an Autism Speaks press release from the archives dated back to 2005 and use my Autistic perspective to break it down and illustrate the patterns I notice. These articles will be added to the Autistic History archives. The first deconstruction piece I wrote was about Tommy Hilfiger’s adaptive […]

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The Influence Network Of Autism Speaks That Silenced Autistic People

The Influence Network of Autism Speaks is vast and worldwide. Autism Speaks merged with several other autism organizations to become the loudest voice on autism in the world starting back in 2005.   The founders of Autism Speaks leveraged their powerful networks to overshadow and silence Autistics who were advocating to be heard. Autism Speaks […]

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DECONSTRUCTION | THE ABLEISM BEHIND TOMMY HILFIGER’S ADAPTIVE FASHION LAUNCH

By Eve Reiland, via Autistic Fashion & Divergent Style Do you see what I see? This is often a question I communicate to my life partner when I’m shocked by marketing messages surrounding products that are meant for Autistic people.  I’m Autistic and disabled. My husband is not. Before we met in 2016, Bill had […]

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Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy

Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found. Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19. One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa May 15, 2011

News9 new results for autism   Fever during pregnancy, diabetes and obesity may raise autism riskUSA TodayBy Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Having the flu during pregnancy isn’t associated with a heightened risk of autism or developmental delay in children, although having a fever during pregnancy might be. By Getty Images Recent research has found that the …See all stories on this topic »USA […]