By Kim Stagliano
Autism Speaks was launched three years ago. Its founders just made the TIME 100 for their philanthropic efforts on behalf of autism.
Please tell us, what has changed for your child with autism since the inception of Autism Speaks and it's subsequent merger with NAAR and CAN!?
Perhaps you are an adult with autism? How has your life changed for the better, having had tens of millions of dollars raised on behalf of your disability/diagnosis?
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism and a Huffington Post blogger. She has three daughters with autism. Suzanne Wright once promised her in front of hundreds of people that Autism Speaks was going to look into the cause of autism, including vaccinations. That was in 2006.
The founders have hobnobbed with Donald Trump, traveled the globe extensively and made quite a name for themselves in the highest echelons of philanthropy. The photo ops alone are a publicist's dream!
What have they done for you? We'd like to see 100 comments.
(In case you're wondering why we don't mention the founders' names, the TIME doesn't bother to mention the name of the child on whose behalf the elegant couple launched the organization. His name is Christian, by the way. We're not bothering to link the TIME piece.)