Tag: autistic community

  • Timeline: The Politics & Marketing Behind The Autism Epidemic

    Timeline: The Politics & Marketing Behind The Autism Epidemic

    A timeline that looks at the politics and marketing behind the ‘autism epidemic’ that created the booming autism market we know today. Included in the timeline are press releases, media interviews, newsletters, articles, videos, podcasts and more. The entries are color-coded to show their category whether politics, legislation, marketing, and so on. The autism community […]

  • Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? | Part 2 Of A Series

    Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? | Part 2 Of A Series

    [Content Warning: Autistic history is very triggering. Please take caution this piece includes ableism, stigma, eugenics, homophobia, abuse, and more.] Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? INVENTING AND THEN CASHING IN ON THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC SERIES | PART 2 By Eve Reiland Hollywood magic and celebrities for awareness were instrumental in bringing attention to […]

  • Hearing Gives Burton a Last Shot at Autism Issue | Nov. 27, 2012

    Hearing Gives Burton a Last Shot at Autism Issue | Nov. 27, 2012

    By Melissa Attias Roll Call Hearing Gives Burton a Last Shot at Autism Issue Indiana Republican plans to focus on environmental factors that could have effects on children’s neurological systems For more than a decade, Indiana Republican Dan Burton has been a leading House voice on autism and a proponent of the theory that mercury in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic

    Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic

    Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic An Introduction … 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 […]

  • Autistic Community Voices: Creating Autistic Suffering, ASAN Statement, Autistic Routines & More | May 19, 2022

    Autistic Community Voices: Creating Autistic Suffering, ASAN Statement, Autistic Routines & More | May 19, 2022

    These things are not luxuries By Julia Bascom at Just Stimming … Historically, Washington, DC has only provided home and community-based services (HCBS) to people with developmental disabilities who also have an intellectual disability. This year, DC is joining most of the rest of the country in expanding eligibility to include people with developmental disabilities, […]