Statement about Autism Speak's "Apology"
They listed the perpetrator as a partner of an employee. This is a husband of an executive and they were trying to down play what actually happened.
"During this event, we heard many voices, including thousands of our dedicated supporters and others who disagreed with us." This statement says it all. "and others." They have been othering us for years. They came out and said this during an apology.
They called the message an "inappropriate message," and it was more than inappropriate. This message is sexual harassment and we will refer to it as such. This should never be downplayed.
They stated they have an open dialogue; however, they blocked several of our board members from interacting with the page. The very community they claim to speak for, they shut out.
This shows how insincere they are. They got caught and were backed into a corner. The Autistic Community is not impressed. You do not speak for us. We can speak for ourselves. We have been advocating for ourselves but no one listens. This ends now.
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