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 […]

December 28, 2015

SafeMinds Recommends Four Work Groups to IACC at Recent Meeting

By Lisa Wiederlight, SafeMinds executive director   I had never been to a meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) in person because I had always found the discussions and presentations I saw while watching online to be very “ivory tower.”  That is, I didn’t think that what was being discussed would, in any […]

November 12, 2015

SafeMinds Leadership to Present Diverse Autism Collaboration and Research Recommendations at November 17th IACC Meeting

SafeMinds new executive director Lisa Wiederlight and SafeMinds board member Albert Enayati will present oral testimony before the federal government’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). IACC meetings are open to the public and include presentations and discussions on a variety of topics, including activities and projects of the IACC, recent advances in science and autism policy […]

September 30, 2014

What Parents Should Understand About the Autism CARES Act

By Katie Weisman, Chair of the SafeMinds Government Affairs Committee September 30th. Today was the day by which I really hoped to pass some meaningful legislation for my boys and all their friends with autism. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Back in early spring, I dusted off my advocacy boots and got involved setting up the […]

May 22, 2013

TAKE ACTION: Let the IACC and AAP know how sick your child with autism is/was and about their unmet medical needs.

SafeMinds believes that the lack of appropriate medical treatment for individuals with autism is a violation of basic human rights. Together we can improve the lives of children with autism now, but we need your help. The IACC (NIH’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee) added the existence of co-occurring conditions associated with autism in the strategic […]

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