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January 29, 2016

SafeMinds Recommendations for Clinton Autism Plan Featured in January 27 Huffington Post

January 29, 2016–This week, The Huffington Post featured a blog posted by autism policy advocate Craig Snyder, and co-written with SafeMinds board member Katie Wright and SafeMinds executive director Lisa Wiederlight. The blog, “Clinton on Autism: Need for a Paradigm Shift“ was written in response to Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s “Plan to Support Children, Youth, and […]

December 31, 2015

I Want To Restore My Son’s Language, Decrease His Anxiety, See Him Make Friends. Will You Join Me in Supporting SafeMinds?

  By Maria Dwyer, SafeMinds Board Member and mom of four My husband Tim has belonged to the same fantasy baseball league for the last 25 years. For several years, the guys have generously donated 10% of their proceeds to our son Colin’s school for children with autism. This year’s donation was used to purchase […]

December 28, 2015

SafeMinds Recommends Four Work Groups to IACC at Recent Meeting

By Lisa Wiederlight, SafeMinds executive director   I had never been to a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in person because I had always found the discussions and presentations I saw while watching online to be very “ivory tower.”  That is, I didn’t think that what was being discussed would, in any […]

December 23, 2015

I am not accepting the new normal. Are you?

  By Katie Weisman, SafeMinds Board Member and mom of three In the past week, I’ve had two experiences that made me more determined than ever to support SafeMinds and make sure that environmental research for autism (including vaccines) gets done.  I swear that you can’t make this stuff up. I should preface this by […]

December 18, 2015

We Need to Sound the Alarm

1 in 45 American children has autism. Just three years ago, 1 in 88 children had autism. The rate has almost doubled in three years. I want to know why, and I want to stop it.  And so does SafeMinds.  SafeMinds knows that many people with Autism suffer from sometimes life-threatening co-occurring conditions, like intractable […]

November 20, 2015

Autism Rates Jump to 1 in 45 Children—Here’s How to Reverse the Tsunami.

By Sallie Bernard, SafeMinds President and Co-Founder On November 13th the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing that 1 in every 45 children in America has autism. “The estimated ASD prevalence was 2.24% (1 in 45) in 2014, while averaging 1.25% (1 in 80) from 2011 through 2013—a significant […]

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