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June 19, 2014

The Fishy Truth: How Much Fish Should You Eat?

By Eric Uram, Executive Director, SafeMinds I’m an avid, life-long angler. For those of you used to buying fish wrapped and ready from the grocery store, an “angler” is a fancy word for someone who uses a hook (“angle”) and line to fish, plus it has the benefit of not being sexist for those who […]

June 11, 2014

Summer Fun Without Toxic Chemicals: How to Have a Safe and Healthy Summer With Your Kids

By Jackie Lombardo, SafeMinds Board Member First a confession: I was clueless about the extent to which toxic chemicals filled my everyday life until I was in my late 30s. I had my hands full with three kids in five years. My kids sucked on plastic toys as babies, we shamelessly swung through fast-food dives […]

May 27, 2014

Take Action – Contact Members of the Health Subcommittee Before Tomorrow’s Vote

On Wednesday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m.  the health subcommittee will be asked to vote on a deficient version of the Combating Autism Act (CAA) Reauthorization. There has been no hearing and the bill has one-quarter the number of co-sponsors as when put to a vote before. It is being rushed because a large segment of […]

May 23, 2014

1st International Symposium on the Microbiome in Health and Disease with a Special Focus on Autism

A collaborative effort between the Arkansas Autism Alliance and the N of One: Autism Research Foundation focusing on mechanisms of action in Autism Research.​  The conference will bring together the foremost scientists to discuss one of the hottest topics in medical research:  the microbiome.  Investigators, parents and others interested in autism and chronic disease are […]

May 22, 2014

IMFAR – Research Needs to Improve Lives of Those Living with Autism

The International Meeting for Autism Research, commonly known as IMFAR, just concluded its annual three-day conference on May 17, 2014.  SafeMinds Board and Research Committee Member, Laurette Janak, reviewed the Autism Speaks roadmap of the conference to see what she missed out on. The roadmap can be found here. “Autism Speaks began the conference with […]

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 […]

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