Archived | Autism Speaks: Facts | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

• There are 1.77 million cases  of autism in the U.S.• A new case of autism is  diagnosed nearly every 20  minutes• There are 24,000 new cases  diagnosed in the U.S. per  year• 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with   autism• The economic impact of autism  is more than $90 billion and expected  to more than double in the next decade• Autism …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Learn The Signs | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Learn The Signs I knew something was terribly wrong with my son when he was two. I took him to my pediatrician, detailed my concerns, and was told that nothing was wrong - that I needed to relax, and give him some more time.  Trusting this advice was the biggest mistake of my life. Time …

Archived | Autism Speaks: What Is Autism? | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Screenshot of Autism Speaks: What is autism? Webpage. Full text below. What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disability that generally appears between the ages of 15 and 20 months of age. In most cases, the child is progressing normally, and then begins to regress, losing speech, social skills and physical abilities. While there are …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Treatments For Autism | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Screenshot of Autism Speaks February 2005 Autism Treatments page. Full text and links below. Treatments for Autism Choosing a treatment or strategy for your child will be most effective if you fully consider your child's strengths and needs. You may find that one treatment by itself is not enough, but yields better results when augmented …

Archived | Autism Speaks Mission Statement | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Screenshot of Autism Speaks mission statement in 2005 on their website. Full text below. Mission Statement At Autism Speaks, our goal is to find the answers for children with autism.   Our primary mission is to raise funds to facilitate research on autism. We recognize the importance of a coordinated effort to investigate the causes of …

Archived | Autism Speaks: NBC Autism Series | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

NBC Autism SeriesFebruary 21-25, 2005During the week of February 21, the networks of NBC News will devote special coverage to autism, with extensive reporting on Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNBC, MSNBC (and MSNBC.com), NBC's owned-and-operated stations, and Telemundo. Please click here to read the full press release on the NBC News series entitled "Autism: The Hidden …

Archived | Parents push  for autism cure | Circa February 2005 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Portia Iversen and Jonathan Shestack during Cure Autism Now Celebrates Third Annual "Acts of Love" - Arrivals at Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for Cure Autism Now) [Note: This article is for archive purposes in Autistic History. It’s to illustrate the the voices heard during this era. It’s to …