Remove hate groups
Remove the hate group that spreads misinformation and hate mongering while promoting abuse towards autistics and replace it with Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network.
For more information on the harms of Autism Speaks:
And an actual video from Autism Speaks where they glorify killing us (TW: I'm not kidding. They glorify a parent wanting to kill their kid for being autistic)
The fact that some charity requests with almost no votes get responded to positively in less than a day and yet this removal request, despite being the most voted on request in the Charity section, has not been even responded to in nearly a MONTH shows that Twitch does not value its autistic content creators and viewers.
That is appalling to me. They won't even give us the courtesy of a response. At least a "No, we're not removing it" would let us know that the issue has even been looked at. They should remove it, though. Ableism Speaks, like most large "charities", pays its executives six figures and spends most of its money fundraising, either through "awareness" campaigns or though abusing the goodwill it erroneously generated by having the parents and community members it scared doing "walks for autism" to fundraise for them.
They don't need our help. And they're certainly not helping us. Remove Autism Speaks from your charity list, Twitch.
This charity is unhelpful and outright insults the very people it claims to help. The fact that it's still on the roster in 2022 is shameful.
It's been long enough, why is this "charity" even still an option? This is just a slap in the face to all of the autistic creators on your platform.
Why is Autism Speaks still on the roster? What is taking you lazy managers so long?
To this point, I also suggest developing and enacting a policy: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/945934-charity/suggestions/45660808-develop-and-enact-a-policy-preventing-harmful-char
This needs to go!
Please eliminate Autism Speaks. They do not help or represent autistic people.
I have pals who are autistic and the idea that they might have to see this stuff while I'm streaming is TRASH. They literally want to "cure" autism, not embrace neurodivergence. None of the interventions they suggest are helpful to autistic people, just make them "easier to deal with" - GROSS
Thankfully I could not find LGBA on there, however autism speaks should not be there.
Autism Speaks has a LONG history of treating our condition like a disease (at times even arguing for a search for a "cure" for a condition as natural to autistic people as breathing), supporting or advocating for parents who've spoken about wanting to kill their autistic children, and putting out literature and media that demonizes and pathologizes us (to the point of deliberate misrepresentation and inciting trauma in children so they can film the meltdown). Their symbol, the puzzle piece, is an insult because it implies that autistic children are missing a piece, defective or incomplete, instead of complete people with special needs and difficulties navigating the world. They claim to speak for autistic people but do not (and, to my knowledge, never have) employed a single autistic person in any meaningful role. Autism speaks is widely regarded as a hate group by the autistic community--because they are one. Please remove this hateful, abusive organization from the list of charities receiving twitch's support. There are lots of other organizations Twitch would be better served by supporting; if they are4 looking for something that specifically speaks to their autistic user, might i suggest the Autistic Self Advocacy Network? https://autisticadvocacy.org/about-asan/about-autism/
I'd like to request that Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (AWN) be added to the list of charities: https://awnnetwork.org/
twitch do research before putting “charities” on your website to be funded for, what is wrong with you? autism speaks is a hate group, if you actually asked autistic users and streamers you would know that.
Autism Speaks actively speaks over autistic voices and promotes eugenics and "curing" autism. And every penny they get goes towards more of this behavior. They need to go.
Nothing about us without us.
Nothing hateful about the group at all. This is a false narrative.
Remove Autism Speaks!! I'm asking this as an Autistic person, and nobody knows us more than we do! Trust all of us yelling at you, the group is bad and needs to be removed!
Autism Speaks is extremely harmful to me and other people. They believe Autism to be a bad thing and want to eradicate us. This is not a charity, this is a a genocide campaign.
please twitch, for the love of god, if you're going to have an autism charity listed, the least you could do is list ones that are run by autistic people. the autistic self advocacy network is right there!
As an autistic man myself, I always found autism speaks to be more about "fixing" me rather then providing information that assists people of the spectrum. It doesn't give valid information, and it lets others speak over us or for us as though we're not people. Some of us have been greatly effected by this so-called "organization" that it's damaging to have it partnered and allowed on this platform. Something needs to be done.
No autistic friend of mine has EVER spoken a single kind word about Autism Speaks. Get them out of here.