This is quite a development as the saga continues. Mr. Robison, who is autistic, says:
No one says the Cancer Society does not speak for them. No one describes the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as an evil organization. All that and more is said of Autism Speaks every day.
As I’ve just learned recently, there were precious few people with autism serving within Autism Speaks as it is. I don’t know for sure, but Mr. Robison may have actually been the last advisor with the disorder that Autism Speaks desires to “eliminate”.
I don’t know JE Robison, or what all he contributed, but this has to be a stunning blow in an already embattled organization. As Autism Speaks loses touch, they also are losing the board members who are capable of bringing the most insight into their efforts.