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December 24, 2018

Revitalizing the Federal Response to the Autism Crisis

Revitalizing the Federal Response to the Autism Crisis: It’s Going to Take a Village and All of the Villagers By Lisa Wiederlight, M.P.P., SafeMinds Executive Director During two weeks of Summer 2018, the Autism Action Network (AAN), SafeMinds, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), and the Thinking Mom’s Revolution (TMR) asked autism community members what they thought of the Federal Government’s response to […]

December 18, 2018

Why I Support SafeMinds and Hope You Will Too

Why I Support SafeMinds and Hope You Will Too By Katie Wright, SafeMinds Board Member In 2005, I read about 20 books about autism. All the authors wrote about autism being entirely genetic and present at birth. Almost none described the kind of autism my son was experiencing. My son Christian was a bright, affectionate, […]

December 10, 2018

Handing Autism Challenges During the Holidays

Handing Autism Challenges During the Holidays By Rachel Barcellona, SafeMinds Board Member, International Autism Community Advocate The holidays are a lovely time for families everywhere, from holiday songs, family dinners, and opening presents galore. There are so many things to look forward to, no matter what holiday you celebrate. However, there are so many challenges […]

November 28, 2018

Autism Survey Reveals Shortcomings in Federal Response to Autism Crisis

Related Links Overview Executive Summary: 2018 IACC Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey (pdf) Written Comment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Join Us Contact: Lisa Wiederlight (202) 780-9821 Congressional Hearings Needed Before Reauthorization of Autism CARES Act Baltimore, MD., November 28, 2018 – The Federal advisory committee charged with coordinating all U.S. Government efforts on autism is […]

November 25, 2018

Executive Summary: Reform Autism Cares

Related Links Overview Executive Summary: 2018 IACC Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey (pdf) Press Release Join Us About Autism in the United States Autism, commonly referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability that can cause a range of mild to severe social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. […]

October 17, 2018

Written Comment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Related Links Overview Executive Summary: 2018 IACC Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey (pdf) Written Comment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Join Us SafeMinds is pleased to provide this written testimony to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for its October 2018 meeting. We remain concerned about the Federal government’s lack of urgency related to autism disability. Urgency […]

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