"Three members of the Board of Directors received $2.5 million for their own organizations," Ginger's post observes, and "grants are primarily going to those representing institutions that are reviewing the grants. There is no indication that these conflicts are independently reviewed."
As we all know, Bob Wright got fired from NBC because it became glaringly obvious that he wouldn't know a conflict of interest if it bit him in the ass, and it looks like he's been up to his usual tricks at Autism Speaks. No surprise there.
Among the hefty salaries being paid by Autism Speaks, there's $168,000 to Alison Tepper Singer. Looks like talking on video about murdering your daughter, in front of your daughter, can be a lucrative career choice.
And speaking of That Video, as reported by Fox News, Lauren Thierry has accused the Wrights of not paying her for producing it. They're not even paying for her to travel to film festivals where That Video is being shown, she complains. Oh, the horror.
Ginger's post also noted that Autism Speaks' expenses included a line item for a private jet plane, used for entertaining. Just think about how many bus passes that money could have bought for non-driving autistic adults, if anyone at Autism Speaks really cared about autistic people.
There's a shiny silk designer purse in that sow's ear, though: At least the huge amounts of money that Autism Speaks has been squandering on jet-set extravagances didn't go toward developing the prenatal test.
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