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December 17, 2016

A Lunch Conversation Between Autism Parents

Thank you for supporting SafeMinds Annual Appeal 2016 and have a wonderful Holiday Season! A Lunch Conversation Between Autism Parents Annual Appeal Message by Lisa Wiederlight, Executive Director A couple of months ago, a father of a young girl with autism asked me over lunch if I worry about my son’s future, and what I […]

November 22, 2016

Fashion Rocks Autism: Straight from the Exhibit Table

Guest Blog by Will Pulman Our company, Shatter Shield Security, was initially introduced to the autism community through an engaging customer in New Jersey.  The core product message is around strengthened glass, storm and blast protection, UV ray blocking and reduced energy consumption.  Until an eye-opening discussion about the prevalence of people with autism eloping […]

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 […]

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