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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 10, 2016

American History/Autism Future: Ducking the Autism Epidemic Until 2040?

Guest Blog by Shelley E. Hendrix This morning, with so many Presidential convention tweets and Hamilton raves wafting through the air, I found myself drifting away from the usual and endless autism to-do list to muse about the Founding Fathers. Toggling from my 250 unread autism emails, I googled the Declaration of Independence as I […]

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 […]

July 26, 2016

Blog Repost: Clinton on Autism as DNC Continues

As the Democratic National Convention continues, SafeMinds would like to re-post this blog from earlier this year as a reminder to Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on the needs of the autism community, in the hopes of a more dramatic change in the national dialogue on preventing and addressing moderate to severe autism, and its […]

May 14, 2016

SafeMinds Executive Director Expresses Concern Over Validity of 2016 Autism Prevalence Data from Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network at April 2016 IACC Meeting

SafeMinds Executive Director Testifies at IACC Meeting. To view full video click here. SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight testified in front of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee on April 19, 2016 to express concerns over the validity of the autism prevalence data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental […]

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