Sunday, April 29, 2007

when autism awareness goes bad

Toys R Us has all these "autism - solve the puzzle!" posters up, soliciting funds for an organization called autism speaks. (They're not even donating, mind you... they're just asking for more of our money.

I'm not familiar with this organization, but I have heard autism speak any number of times, and one of the things it says most often is, "I'm not a puzzle. I'm a person."

An attitude harder to maintain when you walk into a stores and see those posters.



Blogger Maddy bligged...

Indeed - too true. If they were making donations / contributions I might give them the benefit of the doubt, but it sounds as if it's more like a cheap publicity stunt.
Best wishes

4/29/2007 7:33 PM  

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