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 …