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May 21, 2014

The Hill: Autism Law in Peril

From The Hill – By Elise Viebeck – 05/21/14 08:46 AM EDT Advocates for people with autism are divided over whether Congress should make major changes to a landmark federal program that is set to expire at the end of September. The Combating Autism Act of 2006 was the first law passed by Congress that was unique to […]

May 15, 2014

Autism’s Environmental Component: New Research Upends Scientific Orthodoxy Strangling Autism Progress

By Sallie Bernard, President, SafeMinds Bill Bernard Hiking (April 2014) New research has just come out which will hopefully drive a stake into a scientific theory that has strangled scientific progress in autism. The theory – that autism’s cause is almost entirely genetic – hasn’t matched the evidence for decades and has undermined promising avenues […]

May 08, 2014

Autism Is Not Preventable — Or Is It?

Huffington Post – Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.; Professor, environmental and occupational medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Imagine there is an outbreak of an infectious disease that could damage your child’s brain for life. Wouldn’t you want to know everything possible about how to prevent exposure to that disease? You’d […]

May 07, 2014

NIH Grant Opportunity for Researchers – Due Date 8/26/14

NIH Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders R01 Research Project Grant due August 26 (Letter of Intent due 30 days before application). The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and foster research to (1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (2) understand how environmental factors impact the […]

March 27, 2014

Autism Groups React to New CDC-Reported Prevalence of 1 in 68 Children

Autism Groups React to New CDC-Reported Prevalence of 1 in 68 Children AUTISM POLICY REFORM COALITION URGES GOVERNMENT EXAMINATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES, AND FOCUS ON TREATMENT AND SERVICES WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the newest autism prevalence statistics.  For children born in 2002, the prevalence of […]

October 03, 2013

Autistic and Aging Out

Although the subject of the story and video posted here today is not part of the SafeMinds mission, I wish to share them here on my blog page as I believe it will touch many people inside and outside of the autism community.   I have more than 16 years of experience with doctors, scientific studies, government agencies, supplements, therapies, school […]

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