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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 […]

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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