Update September 25 -- Socrates' parody video, I am Autism Speaks, has a higher Google ranking than the original. See Autism Speaks PR Meltdown
Update #2, September 25 -- don't miss the Facebook Group, Protesting Autism Speaks "I Am Autism" video
Remember the 2007 "Ransom notes" campaign, by the NYC child study center? It looks like Autism Speaks didn't learn the lesson. They commissioned director Alfonso Cuarón (who has a child with autism) to make an awareness and fundraising video.
Many people intensely dislike the video edited to add: I find it repulsive and offensive
- Cat in a Dog's World Autism Speaks & Alfonso Cuaron: Full of Fail
- Cat in a Dog's World I Am Autism & The Embarrassment Trope
- Sullivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain Autism Speaks media campaign…I am autism
- Sullivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain The Autism Speaks Bait and Switch with "I am Autism"
- Emily at A Life Less Ordinary: What if someone did this with, say, Down's Syndrome?
- Asperger's Square 8 Responding to "I Am Autism"
- AspieWeb "I am Pissed"
- Club 166 "When Will They Listen?"
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Northern Virginia: "Autism Speaks Gets It Wrong Again"
Update #2 if you are as offended by the video as these good people, why not send Autism Speaks a message? The email address for Autism Speaks is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll be updating this list as I find new links. Thanks to friends who emailed and commented -- list continues
- The Standard Review: Enemies of Autism Speaks
- Action for Autism (UK) Autism Speaks--The Sound and the Fury
- Codeman38 at LiveJournal Asperger's: Autism Speaks Reaches New Low
- Turner & Kowalski: I Am Autism Speaks
- Codeman 38 at Normal is Overrated: Autism Speaks Reaches New Low
- Alan Griswold at Autistic Aphorisms Open Letter To Geraldine Dawson
- Alan Griswold at Autistic Aphorisms Open Letter to Laurent Motton
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio: Autistic Community Condemns Autism Speaks' "I Am Autism" Campaign.
- Rethinking Autism: Calling All Celebrities -- Please Stop Supporting Autism Speaks
- Autism Blogger: "Autism Speaks" again attacks autistics with neurodiversity insensitive advertisements
- Media Dis & Dat ASAN Protests New Autism Speaks Campaign, "I am Autism"
- Codeman38 at Daily Kos Autism Speaks Reaches New Low
- Cat in A Dog's World Harry Potter and the Bigoted Charity
- The New Republic Blog Autism Community Condemns Autism Speaks
- Susan Etlinger at the Family Room blog: Autism is a color
- Autistic Self Advocacy Virginia: Autism Speaks Gets it Wrong Again: I Am Autism Video
- DJ at My Thoughts On...:The Latest Propaganda From Autism Speaks and My Response
- Nicocoer at Cracked Mirror in Shalott Autism Speaks Once Again Demonizes Autism
- Tis My Life: Tis NOT My Life
- KWombles at Countering the Age of Autism: Age of Autism Should Learn When to Shut The Hell Up
- The RettDevil's Rants: You Aren't Autism. We Are. Shut Up and Listen.
- C1audia at "Sharing, Caring, and Creativity": To the leadership of Autism Speaks
- 3laine at A Path Between Two Houses: Autistic Speakerless
- A Video Response from Paul Wady I Am Socks
- Facebook: Group Protesting Autism Speaks Video "I Am Autism"
- Rethinking Autism Autistics Speak
- Elesia at Aspitude! Autism Speaks Does Not Speak for Me
- Not Autism Speaks
- The New Republic I Am Autism Speaks
- You Tube Video I Am Autism Speaks
- Corina Becker at No Stereotypes Here: An Open Letter to Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks
- jypsy at The Runman's Blog Autism the boy is Alex Bain - Autism Speaks is just so Wrong
- Socrates at The New Republic Autism Speaks PR Meltdown
- ABFH at Whose Planet Is It Anyway: Autism Speaks Deceives Parents
- ABFH at Whose Planet Is It Anyway Solidarity (also has a list of videos)
- 3laine at Path Between Two Houses?: And Now for Some Positivity
- Angela at Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy How's Your Day Going?
- Sullivan at LeftBrain/RightBrain Why I Don't Like "I Am Autism
- Video from thautcast I'm Autistic -- Parody of "I am Autism"
- Cripchick Blog Help Fight Back Against Autism Speaks Attempt to Speak for Autistic People
- LB Nuke Don't Speak for Me
- Ali at The Alternate Lexicon: Blah Blah Blah
- Clay at Comet's Corner: Warning to Autism Speaks
- Squillo at Confutata:Autism Speaks--Don't Speak for Our Family
- Video from ASAN-Portland of protest against Autism Speaks
- Alan Griswold at Autistic Aphorisms had a form-letter reply to his letter (#6 above) from Geraldine Dawson, Autism Speak's science advisor
- Alan Griswold at Autistic Aphorisms had a non-form letter reply to his letter (#7 above) from Laurent Motton
- ABFH at Whose Planet Is It Anyway? wrote Marc Sirkin, Apologist for Hate (Mr. Sirkin is Autism Speaks' "chief community officer")
- ABFH at Whose Planet Is It Anyway? wrote Disabiled World Editorial Blasts Autism Speaks
- ABFH at Whose Planet Is It Anyway? wrote Autism Speaks Falsely Claims Video Removed
- Michael John Carley, Executive Director of Global and Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership (GRASP): Response to the Autism Speaks Conundrum
Update March 8, 2010. Following a vile attack on Shannon, her son, and the rest of her family at a blog I will not name or link to, Shannon has given me permission to post this. It is hardly a secret that Squid is Shannon Rosa. Shannon Rosa is an autism advocate not only for her son and her family, but for all parents of children with autism and all people with autism. Read her blog at BlogHer: Shannon Rosa's Blog