Cure Autism Now | TV Meets Reality: Brad Whitford Lobbies For Autism  | April 23, 2001 #AutisticHistory

TV Meets Reality: Brad Whitford Lobbies For Autism  By John Morgan, Spotlight HealthWith medical adviser Stephen A. Shoop, M.D.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. But for The West Wing star Brad Whitford, the truth about autism actually became fiction -as an episode of NBC's Emmy-winning drama. In real life, Whitford has seen the face of …

Cure Autism Now | Autism a test case for genome research | Feb. 20, 2001 #AutisticHistory

Autism a test case for genome research By Faye Flam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERThe Inquirer, philly.comTuesday, February 20, 2001 If all the hoopla is to be believed, the mapping of the human genome will lead to cures for everything from cancer to heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and autism. Indeed, the $3 billion Human Genome Project …

Cure Autism Now | Area autism group races to raise money for research | Jan. 17, 2001 #AutisticHistory

Area autism group races to raise money for research  by Monica P. Wraga Gazette Newspapers Jan. 17, 2001 Before last summer, Susan Pereles of Potomac was only vaguely familiar with the term "autism."But then doctors diagnosed her 2-year-old nephew with the disorder, which affects one person in 500, and she learned all she could about it.  "Until …

Cure Autism Now | AUTISM: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD | Fall 2000 #AutisticHistory

AUTISM: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD;WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PAST;AND WHAT CAN WE DO RIGHT NOW? "We went to the biggest university in the city. They were supposed to specialize in developmental disorders. After the diagnosis, we came out into the hallway, and I sat down on the floor while our two year …

Cure Autism Now | Autism Group Works Toward Brightening the Future | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Autism Group Works Toward Brightening the Future By ROSIE MESTEL,  Times Medical Writer Jon Shestack, left, with family members Miriam, 7, Gabriel, 3, mom Portia Iverson and 8-year-old Dov, who is autistic. On a recent Monday morning, 8-year-old Dov Shestack is off to Culver City, backpack full of snacks and a change of clothes.  After …

Cure Autism Now | Law moves children one step closer to cure | Nov. 1, 2000 #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism

Law moves children one step closer to cure By Evelyn Tan PowersUSA TODAYNov 1, 2000 The quietly overwhelmed parents of children with autism found new reason for hope in mid-October when President Clinton signed the Children's Health Act of 2000. The law is a victory for one parent in particular: Jonathan Shestack, producer of the …

Cure Autism Speaks | CONGRESS GIVES WAR ON AUTISM BIG BOO$T | Oct. 13, 2000 #AutisticHistory

New York PostCONGRESS GIVES WAR ON AUTISM BIG BOO$TFriday,October 13,2000By TRACY CONNOR A groundbreaking bill that aims to put autism research and education on the fast track is awaiting President Clinton's signature after getting congressional approval. The organization Cure Autism Now, which has been lobbying for passage of the bill for three years, says the …