Pete Wright to Speak at National Autism Rally | April 8, 2000 #AutisticHistory

Not an Autistic ally: Harms autistic people and autistic community Pete Wright to Speak at National Autism Rally WHAT? Rally for National Autism Awareness  WHEN? Saturday, April 8, 2000, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine) WHERE? Washington D.C., on the Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets (details follow). WHY? To increase knowledge and …

Autism’s New Face | March 26, 2000 #AutisticHistory

Not An Autistic Ally: Autism Speaks, Cure Autism Now, NAAR Autism's New FaceIncreasing Numbers Of Children Suffer Mild and Treatable Symptoms of Disorder By David BrownWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, March 26, 2000; Page A01  Westin Beveridge, age 5, holds a pencil as if he were training to be a Japanese calligrapher. His fingertips are arrayed …

Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic

By Eve Reiland Remember the Autism Epidemic predicted in the late 90s? Autism was touted as a public health crisis by non-Autistic founders of autism organizations and parent advocates. Autism wasn’t a commonly-known diagnosis in that era, and most folk’s experience with autism was from watching the 1988 movie “Rain Man” starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom …