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March 27, 2017

An Interview with James Williams – Autistic Advocate

An Interview with James Williams, Autistic Advocate, SafeMinds Communications Committee Member Last year, SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight, had the privilege of interviewing James Williams, a 27 year-old man with autism. James is a bright, highly-intelligent advocate for and representative of the autism community. The text of the interview follows. Please tell us about yourself, […]

December 28, 2016

Help Us End This Ducking Epidemic!

Annual Appeal Message from Heidi Roger, SafeMinds Vice-President & Treasurer It has been the SafeMinds mission for most of 2016. Our duck mascot reminds us of the autism epidemic and the heartbreaking failure of our system of government to stop it. The Federal government and mainstream media, both tasked with investigating and promoting the truth […]

December 17, 2016

A Lunch Conversation Between Autism Parents

Thank you for supporting SafeMinds Annual Appeal 2016 and have a wonderful Holiday Season! A Lunch Conversation Between Autism Parents Annual Appeal Message by Lisa Wiederlight, Executive Director A couple of months ago, a father of a young girl with autism asked me over lunch if I worry about my son’s future, and what I […]

November 22, 2016

Fashion Rocks Autism: Straight from the Exhibit Table

Guest Blog by Will Pulman Our company, Shatter Shield Security, was initially introduced to the autism community through an engaging customer in New Jersey.  The core product message is around strengthened glass, storm and blast protection, UV ray blocking and reduced energy consumption.  Until an eye-opening discussion about the prevalence of people with autism eloping […]

November 10, 2016

Duck, Duck, GOOSE–You’re It, Really!

By Lisa Wiederlight, SafeMinds Executive Director and Shelley E. Hendrix, Guest Blogger The United States has been ducking the autism epidemic, and might continue doing it for another quarter century before we start to see solid answers for those we love with an autism spectrum disorder. By not coming together, taking action, and demanding more significant […]

October 26, 2016

Why the IACC Doesn’t Care About Your Opinion: A More Hopeful Solution Exists For Our Community

Since I joined SafeMinds in Spring 2015, I have taken the opportunity to represent the organization at every quarterly meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). I have always intended to educate the members and the people watching via the Internet about the most pressing problems the autism community faces, and to provide them […]

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