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What in the world is actually causing autism?
September 10, 2014

Empirical Data Show Autism is On the Rise. Is it Logical to Blame the Toxins of the 1970s?

By Cynthia Nevison, Ph.D., SafeMinds Board Member   When I was pregnant with my first son in 2007, I read that a boy in the U.S. had a 1 in 91 chance of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A good friend was a special education teacher who attended national meetings to keep up […]

August 20, 2014

We’re THAT Family: The Importance of Celebrations and Routines for Kids with Autism

By Maria Dwyer, SafeMinds Board Member “NO THANK YOU!” Colin, six years old, screamed over and over as if he were being stung by a thousand yellow jackets. We were 33 seconds into a 16-hour drive on I-95 from New York to Florida. No one had any idea why Colin was so upset. It took […]

August 07, 2014

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth

By Eric Uram, SafeMinds Executive Director In my 50 plus years on this planet, I’ve been to the dentist about 100 times. Routine stuff mostly; I’ve never had the same degree of problems our first president did (George Washington had notoriously bad teeth). All the pearly whites you see in my mouth are mine. Those […]

http://www.safeminds.org/blog/2014/07/30/mom-turned-45-wont-believe-celebrated-birthday-celebrating-birthday/
July 30, 2014

This Mom Turned 45—But You Won’t Believe How She Celebrated Her Birthday.

By Elizabeth Kilpatrick My friend Jennifer was feeling depressed about her birthday. It was very hot in the small town on the West Coast where she lived, it felt like her kids had been bickering non-stop all summer, and her mom’s sudden death two years before on the 22nd, just five days before her birthday, […]

July 16, 2014

An Open letter to Tom Insel, Director of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)

  By Laura Bono, SafeMinds Board Member Dear Tom, It’s been a while. I used to come and plead at the microphone for help for autistic children and families. Up until a couple of years ago, I submitted public comments under my name or with organizations for nearly every IACC meeting – going all the […]

July 10, 2014

Top 10 Ways to Get Your Kid to Sweat This Summer (whether he’s neurotypical or not)

By Maria Dwyer, SafeMinds Board Member I saw a baby at the park yesterday chewing on an iPhone. She couldn’t have been more than six months old but she was already enjoying today’s modern technologies. It’s become socially acceptable for parents to hand their babies smart phones. We even have potty chairs with screens built-in […]

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