Their ads contain more misconceptions, half truths, and lies than actual facts about autism, and no one in the organization is autistic. And those of us with autism can speak for themselves. I'm autistic, and I have autistic friends, and Autism Speaks does not speak for us, listen to us, or even care about us in any way. They just want to eliminate autism by finding a prenatal test for autism and forcing parents to abort all autistic children the same parents are forced to abort children with downs syndrome, which is unethical. And autism is not something that even needs to be eliminated. It's a neurotype (meaning it's the way the person's brain works), and it comes with as many positive elements as negative. Also, they don't use their funds the way they say they do. Only two cents out of every dollar you give them go to actual autistic people. The rest is either kept by the "non-profit organization" or use for research to find the prenatal test for autism.