#StopSpectrum10k | Parents push for autism cure – NBC Nightly News with Cure Autism Now & Daniel Geschwind | Circa February 23, 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly

By Robert Bazell NBC News   updated 2/23/2005 1:20:52 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Portia Iverson and Jon Shestack learned their first child, Dov, had severe autism in 1995, when he was almost three years old. "I just remember sitting by his crib and just crying and crying," says Portia. "He was slipping away, every minute." Like all parents, …

Adventures in Autism: Statement on Autism Speaks from Katie Wright

Several weeks ago I did an interview with David Kirby, which was subsequently made available to F.A.I.R. Autism Media. During this interview, I made a few comments which upset some members of NAAR as well as some parents of older autistic children. It was never my intent to upset parents. I am terribly sorry if …

Jon Shestack of CAN and Autism Speaks Makes A Personal Response | #NotAnAutisticAlly

June 19, 2007 Jon Shestack of CAN and Autism Speaks Makes A Personal Response This morning Jon Shestack, founder of CAN and board member of Autism Speaks left a very personal, very public response to the events of the last month that culminated in yesterday's New York Times front page story on the Wrights. I am …

In Memoriam: Jerry Shestack | News | Autism Speaks

August 22, 2011 All of us at Autism Speaks mourn the loss of Jerome J. Shestack, father of Cure Autism Now co-founder Jonathan Shestack. He was a well-known human rights lawyer from Philadelphia, who also served as president of the American Bar Association in 1997-98. In 1979, Jerry was appointed Ambassador to the U.N. Commission …