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Encyclopedia > Cure Autism Now
Movement to cure Autism
Issues
Autism therapies
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National Alliance for Autism Research
Cure Autism Now
Autism Society of America

Cure Autism Now, or CAN, is an American organization dedicated to finding a cure for autism by accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through fundraising for research projects, education and outreach. CAN was founded in 1995 by Portia Iversen and Jon Shestack, parents of an autistic son named Dov. CAN funds the world's largest repository of DNA samples for autism research, known as the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE). The organization is considered controversial by the autism rights movement which, based on the premise that autism is a difference in cognition rather than a disorder, rejects the notion that it should be cured and rejects the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as being an abusive practice, despite CAN's support of ABA and other skills-based therapies. Autism is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests in delays of social interaction, language as used in social communication, or symbolic or imaginative play, with onset prior to age 3 years, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ... Autism Awareness Ribbon File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... There are many different autism therapies, but the effect they have varies dramatically from person to person. ... The National Alliance for Autism Research, based in Princeton, New Jersey, is a non-profit advocacy organization, founded by parents of children with autism concerned about the limited funding available for research. ... The Autism Society of America, founded in 1965 by Bernard Rimland, Ph. ... Autism is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests in delays of social interaction, language as used in social communication, or symbolic or imaginative play, with onset prior to age 3 years, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The general structure of a section of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the biological development of a cellular form of life or a virus. ... The autism rights movement (which has also been called autistic self-advocacy movement [2] and autistic liberation movement [3]) was started by adult autistic individuals in order to advocate and demand tolerance for what they refer to as neurodiversity. ... Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic process of studying and modifying observable behavior through a manipulation of the environment. ...


See also

This is a list of autism-related topics. ... Rajarshi Tito Mukhopadhyay (b. ... Neurodiversity is a concept that atypical (neurodivergent) neurological wiring is a normal human difference that is to be tolerated and respected as any other human difference. ... Dr Lorna Wing, MD FRCPsych, qualified in medicine in 1952 and then trained in psychiatry. ... Founded by National Hockey League players Olaf Kolzig, Byron Dafoe, and Scott Mellanby, Athletes Against Autism is a nonprofit organization led by athletes personally touched by autism who are raising awareness and funds for research, treatment, and education. ...

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Pervasive developmental disorders / Autistic spectrum
Diagnoses
Autism | Asperger syndrome | Autistic enterocolitis | Childhood disintegrative disorder | Conditions comorbid to autism | Fragile X syndrome
Rett syndrome | PDD-NOS | Sensory Integration Dysfunction | Multiple-complex Developmental Disorder
Controversy
Andrew Wakefield | Incidence | An epidemic? | Autism rights movement | Biomedical intervention | Causes | Chelation
Generation Rescue | Heritability | Neurodiversity | Refrigerator mother | Therapies
See also: List of autism-related topics

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Red Horse Racing -- Cure Autism Now (380 words)
Autism is a developmental disability that affects, often severely, a person's ability to communicate and socially interact with others.
Autism is considered a spectrum disorder because the number and intensity of the symptoms people with autism display may vary widely.
The Cure Autism Now Foundation is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach.
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