shameful: 2014 Autism Speaks’ financials

Again.

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Autism Speaks:  Your dollars@work
***The data used to create this chart was extracted from Autism Speaks’ 2014 audited financial statements.  You can find the original data here on Autism Speaks’ website.

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The image is a pie chart in various shades of blue.  The first slice is advertising, marketing and donated media $52,935, 472 with a call out pointing to the slice reading 43.91%.  The next slice is salaries, benefits and payroll taxes $23,300,19 with a callout pointing to the slice that reads 19.33 percent.  The next slice is science grants and awards $15,300,709 with callout pointing to slice reading 12.69%.  The next slice is family services grants and awards $4,631,690 with callout pointing to slice reading 3.84%.  The last slice is everything else $24,379,795 with callout pointing to slice reading 20.23%.

In 2014 (like other years)Less than 4% of Autism Speaks’ expenditures support Autistic people and their families.  Salaries/benefits and associated expenses account for almost 20% of its expenditures.

the image is a spreadsheet graphic with the following figures: Advertising, marketing & donated media $52,935,472 43.91% Salaries, benefits & payroll taxes $23,300,191 19.33% Science grants & awards $15,300,709 12.69% Professional services including donated $5,465,516 4.53% Family service grants & awards $4,631,690 3.84% Supplies & equipment $3,435,590 2.85% Venues & services $2,674,630 2.22% Travel, meals, lodging, transportation &catering $2,568,518 2.13% Occupancy $2,157,190 1.79% Postage & Shipping $960,983 0.80% Donation processing & bank fees $946,242 0.78% Premiums & recognition $941,784 0.78% Printing $855,155 0.71% Conferences, meetings, &sponsorships $842,462 0.70% Merchandising & biomaterials $645,112 0.54% Telephone & Internet $536,014 0.44% Site, audit, licensing & filing fees $498,904 0.41% Legal fees $460,398 0.38% Depreciation & amortization $387,407 0.32% Temporary services $362,888 0.30% Other $267,438 0.22% Photography & videoography $208,305 0.17% Insurance $165,259 0.14% Total 2014 expenditures $120,547,857<strong>The Ugly Truth Broken Down</strong>

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The Worst of the Autism Biomed Movement: Bleach, Castration and Death

Debunking Denialism

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Few things about quackery are more disgustingly horrible than when deluded parents (who hardly know anything about medicine or science) subject their children to dangerous substances that risks their health or even their life. It is understandable that parents who discover that their child has severe autism may become desperate and wants to do everything in their power to help. However, these people are also at their most vulnerable for being exploited by pseudoscientific nonsense and they can cause a lot of harm.

This article covers several of the most dangerous elements of the multi-million dollar industry known as the autism biomedical movement: chlorine dioxide bleach, chemical castration, hyperbaric oxygen chamber and chelation. Parents should never be allowed to sacrifice the health of innocent children for the benefit of pseudoscientific quackery.

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