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Autism: Time for Civility | HuffPost

On April 2, we will celebrate the third annual World Autism Awareness Day. But there is a war raging within the autism community. Parents are still pitted against each other over the vaccine issue, despite the fact that numerous well designed scientific studies have failed to show any causal link. Autism parents still fracture along the […]

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Breaking The Silence – CBS News

Over the last few years, statistics have shown a significant and startling rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism. But there has also been what some are calling an unexpected breakthrough in the disorder. It has happened quietly, with just a handful of children – but it could have profound implications for nearly […]

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Parents push for autism cure – NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams | NBC News

By Robert BazellChief science and health correspondent NBC News updated 2/23/2005 1:20:52 PM ET Print Font: 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, […]

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The Enemy Within | PEOPLE.com

JONATHAN SHESTACK and PORTIA IVERSEN September 23, 1996 12:00 PM “No baby was desired more,” says Jonathan Shestack of his son Dov. His birth in 1992 was going to mark another happy chapter for Shestack, producer of an upcoming Harrison Ford thriller, and Portia Iversen, an Emmy-winning art director turned scriptwriter. After a seven-year courtship, the […]

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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 […]

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Adventures in Autism: 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 honored that he chose to make his response here on my blog.   […]

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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 […]