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March 07, 2016

Towards a New Autism Policy “Environment”

By Craig Snyder* On October 4, 2000, the United States Congress passed the Children’s Health Act (“CHA”). Soon signed into law by President Clinton, this was the most significant piece of health legislation in the entirety of the Clinton administration. Like a cargo train pulling a large number of cars, each filled with different contents, […]

February 10, 2016

SafeMinds Executive Director Asks IACC to Establish Four Workgroups to Inform Its Strategic Plan

SafeMinds Executive Director Testifies at IACC Meeting. To view full video click on arrow above. Ms. Wiederlight’s testimony starts at 03:26:00 SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight testified in front of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in January to ask its members to immediately establish the four work groups SafeMinds recommended at the November 16, […]

February 10, 2016

SafeMinds Board Member Albert Enayati Testifies at IACC Meeting

Albert Enayati, co-founder and board member of SafeMinds, testified in front of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) at its January 2016 meeting, to support SafeMinds’ recommendation of forming a workgroup on co-occurring conditions with autism. He stressed that there “is an urgent need for a workgroup to follow promising treatment leads, shepherd existing treatments […]

February 10, 2016

SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight’s Testimony at January 2016 IACC Meeting

My name is Lisa Wiederlight. I am the mother of a 15 year old son with autism, and executive director of SafeMinds, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the autism epidemic by promoting environmental research and effective treatments. In November, I asked this Committee to form four workgroups to address the urgency […]

January 29, 2016

SafeMinds Recommendations for Clinton Autism Plan Featured in January 27 Huffington Post

January 29, 2016–This week, The Huffington Post featured a blog posted by autism policy advocate Craig Snyder, and co-written with SafeMinds board member Katie Wright and SafeMinds executive director Lisa Wiederlight. The blog, “Clinton on Autism: Need for a Paradigm Shift“ was written in response to Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s “Plan to Support Children, Youth, and […]

December 31, 2015

I Want To Restore My Son’s Language, Decrease His Anxiety, See Him Make Friends. Will You Join Me in Supporting SafeMinds?

  By Maria Dwyer, SafeMinds Board Member and mom of four My husband Tim has belonged to the same fantasy baseball league for the last 25 years. For several years, the guys have generously donated 10% of their proceeds to our son Colin’s school for children with autism. This year’s donation was used to purchase […]

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