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Action Alert: Congress Passes Ineffectual Autism Research Bill by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Aug 2014 12:00am From Autism Action Network: Take Action: Congress, what are you going to do now?     Take Action! Congress passes autism research bill     Last night the Senate passed by unanimous consent the re-authorization of the former Combating Autism Act (House Resolution HR 4631.)  It allows $260 million per year for the ne ... Read on »
Congress delays hearing on autism bill by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 10:57pm The Santa Monica Dispatch is reporting that committee hearings on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act have been pushed off to September: e U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has just announced that it is postponing a meeting on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) until September 7. Th ... Read on »
Autism Speaks - will it ever speak for us? by Mike S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 14 Dec 2008 11:06pm Lisa Jo Rudy on The Autism Blog asks why Autism Speaks’ New Board Members Include No One with Autism? It is a good question. Autism Speaks has grown phenomenally since its inception in 2005. Suzanne and Bob Wright set up Autism Speaks in response to their grandson’s diagnosis of autism. Bob Wright’s background as president, then chairman and CEO ... Read on »
Another attempt at legislating an autism-vaccine study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Aug 2013 1:10am Last week someone forwarded to me an email from the SafeMinds lobbyist. SafeMinds promotes the idea that vaccines, and specifically thimerosal which was formerly in vaccines, caused the rise in autism diagnoses observed in the past decades. The email asked for support for proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, HR 1757 . I am ... Read on »
The proposed House Bill 4631: Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Jun 2014 11:22pm The U.S. House of Representatives has a bill proposed to extend autism research funding and coordination for another five years. The bill, HR4631 , the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014, was introduced by Member of Congress Christopher Smith and has 80 cosponsors . The bill has already gone through one round of modification whic ... Read on »
The proposed Autism CARES Act of 2014 (Senate Bill 2449) by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Jun 2014 11:02pm S.2449 – Autism CARES Act of 2014 has been introduced as is available for reviewing. CARES stands for “Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support” and is the Senate version of the bill to extend planning and funding for autism specific research past September 2014 when the current bill expires. The bill was intr ... Read on »
Which Congressman Is Blocking Bill That Would Protect Kids with Autism? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Dec 2012 7:06pm ABC News and a few other sources have had stories recently on the Seclusion and Restraint bill that is currently in the U.S. Congress. One can gather a great deal from the title of the ABC News story: Which Congressman Is Blocking Bill That Would Protect Kids with Autism? The story starts out: Legislation aimed at protecting children ... Read on »
Is Autism Speaks supporting vaccine-autism causation proponent Congressman Bill Posey? by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 9:24pm Someone forwarded an email from the “Autism Action Network” recently. The email asked people to support Congressman Bill Posey’s election campaign by attending a fundraiser. Looks like a few big donors to Mr. Posey were going to attend, including Sallie Bernard of SafeMinds and Autism Speaks. Ms. Bernard certainly is with both organizations, ... Read on »
Will Ari Ne'eman oppose the combating autism act this time around? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 May 2011 12:00am I see from a perusal of the latest post on autism speaks' blog that the combating autism act is up for reauthorization and AS is supporting this and the bills in both houses of congress which will do so. This is interesting in light of the fact that they have given rogue scientist laurent mottron a half million dollar grant when he has not only ... Read on »
Restraint and Seclusion bill stalled by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 1:09am The United States legislature has been considering a bill to limit seclusion and restraints in schools. The bill, Senate Bill 3895, Keeping All Students Safe Act , has not passed and is now stalled. Here is the statement from the “Capital Insider”, an email sent weekly by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy . Restraint and Se ... Read on »