Autism Speaks controversy and common misconceptions

Today, misconceptions around autism threaten access to vital information, resources and support that autistic people and their families need. While we recognize that autism is incredibly complex and manifests itself differently for people across the spectrum, we also recognize that Autism Speaks plays a crucial role in acting as a convener and conveyor of vital resources for the entire community—and misinformation on the internet acts as an unwanted barrier to achieving that goal.

Setting the record straight

We’re setting the record straight, because misinformation – about past Autism Speaks controversies and autism in general – is dangerous for us all, and the autistic community deserves to know the truth.

What is the criticism of Autism Speaks?

We invite you to learn more about a few popular topics generating conversation online and our point of view around each of them:

Consider the facts

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