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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 […]

May 15, 2014

Autism’s Environmental Component: New Research Upends Scientific Orthodoxy Strangling Autism Progress

By Sallie Bernard, President, SafeMinds Bill Bernard Hiking (April 2014) New research has just come out which will hopefully drive a stake into a scientific theory that has strangled scientific progress in autism. The theory – that autism’s cause is almost entirely genetic – hasn’t matched the evidence for decades and has undermined promising avenues […]

May 08, 2014

Autism Is Not Preventable — Or Is It?

Huffington Post – Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.; Professor, environmental and occupational medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Imagine there is an outbreak of an infectious disease that could damage your child’s brain for life. Wouldn’t you want to know everything possible about how to prevent exposure to that disease? You’d […]

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