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Autism Parenting Magazine has officially joined the Boycott of the Autism Speaks Charity

Connecticut, USA – WEBWIRE

Autism Parenting Magazine has officially joined the Boycott of Autism Speaks.
Connecticut, USA
In the latest issue of the magazine, Editor - Leslie Burby described the reasons that Autism Parenting Magazine would be joining the growing boycott against the Autism Speaks charity and its sponsors. 
The Boycott was started after hearing Autism Speaks’ co founder Suzanne Wright’s Call to Action Speech to Washington D.C. in November 2013. Members of the autism community are tired of Autism Speaks’ creating a culture where Autistic people are oppressed and marginalized.
After previous attempts to get Autism Speaks to make changes failed, autistic adults and parents of autistic children have successfully collaborated on a project. In a joint letter to the sponsors of Autism Speaks, several organizations have asked major retailers to withdraw their support The organizations hoping to encourage major retail sponsors to stop supporting Autism Speaks include:

  • The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • The Association for Autistic Community
  • AANE – Asperger’s Association of New England
  • Autism Women’s Network
  • DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring
  • The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism
  • Little People of America 

The businesses which have been subject to the boycott with the hope that they will cease their support for Autism Speaks include:

  • Toys R Us
  • Build a Bear
  • Capital One
  • Pump It Up
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Queens Flowers
  • Coinstar
  • Scentsy
  • Continental Accessory
  • Shoprite Supermarkets
  • Dollar General
  • Springfree Trampoline
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Sprouts Farmer’s Market’s
  • FedEx
  • Stadium Nest Fragrances
  • Fox Sports
  • Stella and Dot
  • GAP
  • The Home Depot
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • TJ Maxx
  • Kid Natural Hero
  • Total Wine and More
  • Landscape Structures
  • Tsukihoshi
  • Mattress Warehouse
  • White Castle
  • Med Claims Liason
  • Zales
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Sevenly
  • Lindt
  • Deep River Snacks

More details of Autism Parenting Magazine’s statement about the Boycott can be found  here.


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