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

Founders of Autism Speaks Bob and Suzanne Wright. Both are seen here wearing the iconic blue puzzle piece lapel pin. 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 …

Deconstruction Of Autism Speaks | New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism | Circa February 6, 2006

Press Release: February 6, 2006 New Advertising Council Campaign Focuses On Autism Campaign To Be Created In Partnership with Autism SpeaksNEW YORK (February 6, 2006) - The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks today announced a new three-year public service advertising (PSA) campaign in support of autism awareness. The campaign, which is being created pro bono …

Deconstruction | Autism Speaks PR: Joint Statement On Mercury from Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research | Circa July 6, 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Press Release: Joint Statement On Mercury from Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now and the National Alliance for Autism Research Summary: July 6, 2005 Autism Speaks is releasing a joint statement about mercury and thimerosol with Cure Autism Now (CAN) and National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) on July 6, 2005. There’s not a single Autistic …

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 …

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 …

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 …