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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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