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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 »
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 »
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 »
National Children's Health Survey Report Finds Autism Prevalence Now 1 in 91 by Michelle L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:01pm Monday, October 5, 2009 By: Carin Yavorcik Autism Society Calls for Answers to Crisis Now A national report released today in the journal Pediatrics reveals that 1 percent of U.S. children ages 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder, an estimated prevalence of one in every 91 children. This is a dramatic increase from the one in 150 ... Read on »
ASAN: Tell Congress “No” to Three More Years of the Same On Autism Policy by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 28 May 2011 10:41pm The Combating Autism Re-authorization Act (CARA) has been started in the U.S. legislature. The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) has issued a position statement on the bill: Today, Senators Menendez and Enzi will be introducing legislation extending the Combating Autism Act for three more years. The Combating Autism Act was p ... Read on »
SafeMinds' Mark Blaxill Autism Hearing Testimony Before Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 12:00am Testimony of Mark Blaxill Board Member, SafeMinds Before theCommittee on Oversight and Government Reform  US House of Representatives November 29, 2012 Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee.  I am honored to be here today on behalf of the non-profit organization, SafeMinds, grateful to Chairman Issa f ... Read on »
SafeMinds' Mark Blaxill Testimony at Autism Hearing by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 12:00am Testimony of Mark Blaxill Board Member, SafeMinds Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform US House of Representatives November 29, 2012 Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee.  I am honored to be here today on behalf of the non-profit organization, SafeMinds, grateful to Chairman Issa ... Read on »