The NIDS Mission
In the past 10 years, diagnoses of autism have increased from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 88 children: a 79% increase. Science says that an epidemic CANNOT be due to a developmental or genetic disorder; it can only be caused by a DISEASE process.
The Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndromes (NIDS) Coalition believes that both medical research and data (which shows an explosion in the number of children being diagnosed over the last two decades with Autism, PDD, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and other related disorders) firmly supports that autism and other related conditions are not developmental disorders but are the result of a disease process that is treatable. It is a mistake to classify this as autism because most of these children are fighting NIDS—a complex immune / complex viral disorder.
This site and those behind this effort are devoted to mobilizing parents, so that together we can demand that the medical profession finally recognizes and focuses on the treatment of this terrible disease, this medical epidemic, which has left children untreated and families emotionally and financially devastated. Parents have a right to expect the medical world to help their children, just as it did for children with polio, measles, and other medical epidemics of the past. Instead of resigning themselves to accept this non-supportable “label” for their children, we need to Take Action Now and work together to give our children a future.