SEATTLE - A Seattle Children's hospital ad sparked a firestorm of outrage.
The hospital has pulled the ad off King County Metro buses, which shows a young boy and says, "Let's wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism in his lifetime."
According to the Seattle Times, some said the ad suggested autism is a disease that needs to be wiped out, when they consider it a disability.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Washington chapter organized an online campaign objecting to the ad.
Watch KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Essex Porter dig into the issue tonight at 5 p.m.
The organization sees autism as a variation in mental function rather than a disease to be cured.
The hospital pulled the bus ads after receiving dozens of negative comments.
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