News & Events

November 10, 2016

Duck, Duck, GOOSE–You’re It, Really!

By Lisa Wiederlight, SafeMinds Executive Director and Shelley E. Hendrix, Guest Blogger The United States has been ducking the autism epidemic, and might continue doing it for another quarter century before we start to see solid answers for those we love with an autism spectrum disorder. By not coming together, taking action, and demanding more significant […]

October 26, 2016

Why the IACC Doesn’t Care About Your Opinion: A More Hopeful Solution Exists For Our Community

Since I joined SafeMinds in Spring 2015, I have taken the opportunity to represent the organization at every quarterly meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). I have always intended to educate the members and the people watching via the Internet about the most pressing problems the autism community faces, and to provide them […]

October 13, 2016

Fashion Rocks Autism—Straight from the Runway!

By David Hellman, Guest Blogger The first thing I remember wanting to be when I grew up was a meteorologist. Weird, I know. Not a fireman or policeman or the typical “boy jobs.” Nope, I wanted to be a weatherman. As I grew older, my passions evolved. Doctor, teacher and finally, engineer, upon which I […]

August 29, 2016

SafeMinds Presents Its Annual “Fashion Rocks Autism” Fundraiser – Fashion and Rock N’ Roll Intertwine to Support Autism Education, Outreach, Advocacy, and Research

On September 12th, SafeMinds will again host “Fashion Rocks Autism,” highlighting the best clothiers and boutiques in Baltimore, and featuring acclaimed AC/DC tribute band, “High Voltage.” The event will take place in the beautiful and historic Grand Baltimore. Baltimore news icon and autism mom Mary Beth Marsden will emcee the event. Models at Fashion Rocks […]

August 18, 2016

Action Alert! Ask Your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte’s Law

The time is now to take action to protect our families—H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016, addresses wandering incidents and fatalities in children with developmental disabilities. If passed the bill would: Ensure that grants from the U.S. Department of Justice can be used by state and local law enforcement agencies and nonprofits for […]

August 04, 2016

Senate Unanimously Passes Kevin and Avonte’s Law, S.2614

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tim Purdy sits next to a young autistic high school student who left the campus and may have been suicidal. Officer Purdy established trust and a relationship that allowed officers to get this young man the help that he so desperately needed. Senate Unanimously Passes Kevin and Avonte’s Law, S.2614 By Lisa […]

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