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 …

Dear Celebrities: If You Want To Support Autistics, Then The Time Is Now To Stop Silencing Us & Listen Up 

[Jump To The Most Recent Celebrity List >>] In the past two decades celebrities, some knowingly and many unknowingly, have consistently spoken over Autistics to support Cure Autism Now, Autism Speaks, and their cohorts in the name of ’autism awareness’ or to ’save a generation of children’ from being Autistic. Some of these celebrities have …

Cure Autism Now | Researchers In The News | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Cure Autism Now Researchers in the News Two researchers who are active in the ongoing work of Cure Autism Now have recently been in the media spotlight. They are Dr. Eric Kandel of New York's Columbia University, and Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Ira Black of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New …

Cure Autism Now | Technology to Build Bridges | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Technology to Build Bridges Second Annual Conference Held at OracleBy Donald Ham "What makes you happy?" an audience member asked 12-year-old Rajarshi "Tito" Mukhopadhyay, a severely autistic, highly gifted boy from India in the opening session of CAN's second annual Innovative Technology in Autism Conference. With hands flapping but no hesitation, Tito answered by rapidly …

Cure Autism Now | Overview of Autism Research 1998 – 2000 | #AutisticHistory

What's New, What's Old and What's Next? 1998-2000: Overview of Autism ResearchBy Portia Iversen After forty years in the desert, major change has been underway in the field of autism research. The past two years in particular, have seen a major increase in autism research. Significant new data are beginning to accumulate, laying the ground …