Autism Speaks Co-Founder Suzanne Wright will appear on ABC's Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show �The View� on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to discuss Autism Speaks' work to increase public awareness and raise funds to facilitate research, as well as the importance of early diagnosis.
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I got home after errands and put on ABC. I noticed this segment was on again, so maybe since the President was on this morning CA time at 7 am the show was pre-empted and they showed this repeat.
I wrote down two things she said that really bothered me
1. A community of hearbreak and sorrow.
2. Then we got this terrible diagnosis.
That really is an insult to those who have had the diagnosis and living for years. Then Barbara Walters was asking her what she wanted people to do at her website and she said first donate. Like why should we donate to their company when they are loaded and can get celebrities to events and pay instead of middle America.
I really found the segment in poor taste and not helpful at all to spreading Awareness. This woman acted like it was the freaking end of the world and at the very end of the show Barbara said that Suzanne wanted folks to think of autism in similar terms to AIDS.
I do not know too much about AIDS, but isn't that a terminal illness, unlike autism which is a life long disability.
I am going to remove myself from their mailings. I am not interested in anything they do.