Autistic People Protest Autism Speaks Walk at OSU in Columbus OH
There are many reasons why Autistic People are at odds with the mega-charity "Autism Speaks". I could detail them here, but others have already so eloquently done so, that it makes more sense to offer links:
Not Autism Speaks
Why Autistic People Hate "Autism Speaks"
Why "Autism Speaks" Should Give Autistics a Voice
"Autism Speaks" Doesn't Speak for Me
"Autism Speaks" Poisonous Ideas
Why "Autism Speaks" Doesn't Speak for Me
Ultimately it boils down to the phrase that disability advocates have used for decades: "Nothing about us, without us."
For more about the protest at OSU, please visit this page.