Tag: autism awareness

  • Open Your Eyes: International Autism Awareness Project | April 2000

    Open Your Eyes  International Autism Awareness Project The Hear-Their-Silence Rally held in Washington DC on April 8, 2000 was tremendous. The many and various agencies which joined together to ensure the roaring success of the rally should be justifiably proud of themselves.  Our particular congratulations go to Unlocking Autism which spearheaded the Open Your Eyes project, displaying hundreds of pictures of […]

  • Cure Autism Now(CAN) Funds research in search of answers | Fall/Winter 1997

    Cure Autism Now(CAN) Funds research in search of answers COSAC Outreach, Fall/Winter 1997  by Jon Shestack     The Cure Autism Now (CAN) foundation was established in California almost two years ago by a group of parents, clinicians and researchers. In looking for answers for their own children and patients, they were shocked to find how little […]

  • The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic | Part 1 of a Series

    The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic | Part 1 of a Series

    The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic  “Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic” Series | Part 1 By Eve Reiland So how did parent-run organizations convince the world there was a looming autism epidemic? The idea of an epidemic most likely sources back to the 80s, but it really gained traction in the mid-90s thanks […]

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

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

    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 awareness of autism; improve educational and treatment methods; secure additional […]

  • Access To The ER – A Basic Missing in Autistic Healthcare

    Access To The ER – A Basic Missing in Autistic Healthcare

    By Eve Reiland On the first day of Autism Awareness month this year, I got eight hours of emergency room sensory hell. It astounds me every April the amount of blue being shined in the name of ’autism awareness,’ and the kudos given to ‘sensory friendly’ spaces being promoted by autism organizations in partnership with […]

  • From Autism Acceptance Is More Than A Buzzword To April And Accommodations | April 2022

    From Autism Acceptance Is More Than A Buzzword To April And Accommodations | April 2022

    Genetic Research & Autism April is Autism Acceptance month — and acceptance is more than a buzzword. Working toward acceptance means welcoming autistic people’s leadership on the issues that most affect our lives. Since Autism Acceptance Month began, the autistic community has made a tremendous cultural impact in terms of how our society views autism. […]

  • Autism Fashion Is Weaponized Against Autistic People

    Autism Fashion Is Weaponized Against Autistic People

    This is Autistic fashion weaponized against Autistics – not support and not inclusion. Autistic fashion is made by non-Autistic people and marketed to non-Autistic people at Autistic people’s expense. Autistics are excluded in all areas from design to sales, and the fashion isn’t even meant for us, but our parents, families and other non-Autistic people. […]