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February 10, 2016

SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight’s Testimony at January 2016 IACC Meeting

My name is Lisa Wiederlight. I am the mother of a 15 year old son with autism, and executive director of SafeMinds, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the autism epidemic by promoting environmental research and effective treatments. In November, I asked this Committee to form four workgroups to address the urgency […]

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 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 12, 2015

SafeMinds Leadership to Present Diverse Autism Collaboration and Research Recommendations at November 17th IACC Meeting

SafeMinds new executive director Lisa Wiederlight and SafeMinds board member Albert Enayati will present oral testimony before the federal government’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). IACC meetings are open to the public and include presentations and discussions on a variety of topics, including activities and projects of the IACC, recent advances in science and autism policy […]

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