Monday, April 1, 2013

Autism Awareness Month: Blue or Yellow?

Today is April 1st. The first day out of 30 where you will be bombarded with blue and fundraising and autism related studies. Most studies will be about genetics and how vaccines do not cause it. Well, whatever. I am not here to argue this insane statement. I am here to ask you to support Autism Awareness Month a little differently.

Autism Speaks. Please do not support them. You can go on Youtube and find some good videos that will tell you what they actually do with their money and just a quick glance at their website will tell you how they stand in the "finding a cure/prevention." They support services for autism, which is great. But their money rarely goes into that category. It mostly goes into paychecks, advertising and genetic link studies. If you want to support families living with autism, please find a local group. FEAT is an organization found in many western states. You will find many like that in your own communities. Dana and her husband started a local one called It Takes A Village. That is where my donation goes.

Along with not supporting Autism Speaks, this also comes with not supporting their campaigns. Awareness is great and dandy, but they aren't doing it right. How will wearing blue tomorrow do anything for our kids or the future? They are making people aware and then pushing it back into the dark corner once April is over. If you want to make a stand, try wearing yellow for the Canary Party. Please check out The Canary Party here.

Their mission is "a movement created to stand up for the victims of medical injury, environmental toxins and industrial foods by restoring balance to our free and civil society and empowering consumers to make health and nutrition decisions that promote wellness." 

I like that mission, don't you? They fight for all of us in the vaccine injury community. Please take a minute to research them and give them your support. I will be sporting yellow tomorrow for them. The real fighters for autism.

Happy Autism Awareness Month everyone! If you have a child on the spectrum, do your own awareness campaign. Put up a snippet of insight into your world, a random fact about autism or statistics, vaccine links to autism, whatever each day on your facebook or twitter page. Spread the info, spread the awareness.

~Cheers, Nicole

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