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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 […]

June 26, 2014

Action Alert: Stop the Bill – Call These Senators and ask for them to HOLD the bill

On Tuesday June 24, 2014, the House voted a passed H.R. 4631, renamed, “Autism CARES” The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act.

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June 25, 2014

What Happens When Children with Autism Age Out?

By Heidi Roger, SafeMinds Board Member This time of year is very hard. My friends and colleagues are all attending high school graduations, going to graduation parties, and talking about what colleges their kids got accepted to. My son Andrew is not going to college. Andrew is 19 years old but he does not have […]

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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 […]

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