Cure Autism Now: Unite The Fight | November 5, 1996

[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]


Unite The Fight

Collaboration is a cornerstone of CAN’s policy. In the past, the autism community has been weakened from within by disagreements between various groups over issues such as aversives, inclusion, diagnostics etc. But there is so much more on which we all agree, most importantly, that we will work for a better life for people with autism.

For forty years there was no national organization exclusively, or even actively, engaged in promoting and funding biological research in autism. Now, for a variety of reasons, we notice that there are several such organizations. We applaud this state of affairs. There is so much that needs to be done, there is room for all the people who want to dedicate themselves to doing it.

CAN welcomes collaboration with other groups dedicated to autism research. We promote collaboration, and we are certain that CAN, the ASA, ARI , NAAR, AIA, DDR and others will all find ways to work together in the future.

Together, we’re going to get the government to spend the research money this crisis warrants. Together we are going to focus decades worth of exciting new science on the puzzle of autism, and we’re going to beat it. United, we’re going after the genes and we are going to crack the code of silence. Together, we will give our children back their voices. We are on a long journey, and we will need a lot of help. But if we can count on each other for support and companionship along the way, we will go the distance.

https://web.archive.org/web/19970414003611/http://www.canfoundation.org/unite.html

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