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May 21, 2019

Co-occurring Mental Health Issues and Autism: Addressing an Urgent Crisis

By SafeMinds Executive Director, Lisa Wiederlight I’m going to start this blog a little differently today. Today I am writing as both an autism mother and as SafeMinds executive director. Monday morning, while at the grocery store, I heard the familiar scream of a young child with autism. An older man with a crooked and […]

April 24, 2019

Autism Advocate and SafeMinds Honorary Board Member Shares Her Experience with CBD Oil

My experience with medical cannabis has been very positive and I’m very glad that I was introduced to it when I was. Although it was a struggle because the legalization of cannabis for medical use has had a tumultuous rise to acceptance, I also had to share in this struggle because my mother and myself […]

February 21, 2019

Biomedical Recovery From Autism Is NOT The Same As Recovery From Autism!

By James Williams, SafeMinds Education and Outreach Committee Member Many parents in the biomedical-based autism community hope to celebrate a child’s recovery from autism. They may rejoice if their child’s medical issues have improved through a biomedical intervention. They may celebrate the improvement of a child with autism whose behaviors have improved through a special diet. […]

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 […]

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