Welcome Heidi Scheer, Autism Mom, International Autism Advocate, and Mrs. USA 2019 to SafeMinds Board of Directors

September 17, 2019

By Lisa Wiederlight, M.P.P., SafeMinds Executive Director

We are proud to announce that Heidi Scheer has joined SafeMinds board to further our mission of ending the autism crisis by promoting environmental research and advocating for effective treatments. Heidi is the mother of three children, one of whom regressed into autism at 18 months. This diagnosis sparked her intense research into autism spectrum disorders.

Heidi has served as an international autism advocate for 14 years and has traveled the globe helping autism organizations, individuals, and families who are living with autism. She has shared testimony with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), as well as the Autism Partnership in Hong Kong, and the Stichting Autisme Helden organization in the Netherlands.

Heidi has been the conference host and International Ambassador for the Autism Hope Alliance for the past 10 years and has co-chaired two international autism conferences. She has spent countless hours volunteering for local autism organizations and has served as an advisory board member to the American Medical Autism Board. Her main passion in life is to educate families on the treatments available for children and adults with autism.

When Heidi’s son was four, she was told he may never speak a sentence. He now competes in public speaking for his high school, has had two name roles in his high school musicals, and is driving with his learners permit. We are inspired by Heidi’s passion, dedication, and message of hope for all families facing autism. As Mrs. USA 2019, she will be able to spread her message far and wide. Please join us in welcoming her to our organization.

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