Well, from an organizational standpoint, there are many organizations that have signed onto the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's Letter to the Sponsors of Autism Speaks, that are publicly against Autism Speaks. Those organizations include, but are not limited to, huge organizations like TASH, Not Dead Yet, and Little People of America. Those organizations seem to be doing pretty well for themselves, as is ASAN itself.
Still worried that we should be FOR things, rather than against them?
You know what I'm for?
I'm for dignity.
I'm for human rights.
I'm for language that doesn't reduce autistic people to one dimensional caricatures in perpetual suffering.
I'm for celebrating diversity. I'm for embracing disability as a natural part of the human condition.
I'm for putting disabled people in positions of power, real power.
I'm for equality, not tragedy.
I'm for expressing yourself any way you like, whether that's talking, writing, stimming, or any other way you can think of.
I'm for communication, in any form, being encouraged, not demonized.
I'm for organizations that build us up, not tear us down.
Autism Speaks is for none of those things. And that is exactly why I am against Autism Speaks.
If you are FOR humanity, you will be AGAINST Autism Speaks.
Join the boycott. Sign the petition. Spread the word.