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IACC meeting coming up: submit comments now by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will hold a meeting on July 8th . Public comments will be accepted until July 1st. I would strongly encourage s ... Read on »
An open letter to Congressman Posey by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Congressman Bill Posey has an article on The Hill entitled: Fix the Combating Autism Act . I won’t copy the whole article here, but it begins: Autism Spectrum Disor ... Read on »
Andrew Wakefield, apparently he’s making films to convince you that doctors think vaccines... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It can be very interesting to hear what people say when they are in their home element. Ken Reibel showed this when he reported back from an AutismOne parent convention s ... Read on »
A bill to establish a grant program to help State and local law enforcement agencies reduce the... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A bill has been introduced into the Senate: A bill to establish a grant program to help State and local law enforcement agencies reduce the risk of injury and death relati ... Read on »
ASAN: ACTION ALERT: Call On Congress to Oppose H.R. 4631, the Combating Autism Re-Authorization Act by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has put out an action alert on changes they would like to see in the Combating Autism Re-Authorization Act: Tomorrow, the ... Read on »
TPGA: John Robison at IMFAR: On Autism Rights, Ethics, & Priorities by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism has posted a transcription of John Elder Robison’s talk at the recent IMFAR conference. The article is: John Robison at IMFAR: On Au ... Read on »
Small groups band together to attempt to derail autism research funding by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The law that sets in place the structure to steer autism research is up for renewal this year. Public Law 109-406 was introduced as The Combating Autism Act in 2006. It ... Read on »
Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, subcommittee hearing on autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing today: Examining the Federal Response t ... Read on »
IACC releases 2013 Strategic Plan Update by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee releases each year an update the Strategic Plan for ASD Research. This year’s update differs from previous years in tha ... Read on »
Hearing tomorrow on Examining the Federal Response to Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform through the subcommittee on Government Operations will be holding a hearing tomorrow (May 20): Examining the Federal Respo ... Read on »
ASAN Letter Expressing Concern re: House Subcommittee Hearing on Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A hearing has been scheduled for next week with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for it’s Subcommittee on Government Operations . The hearing, Examinin ... Read on »
Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2014 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The text of the bill to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act is below. A few notes: The bill does include the “Combating” term that is the topic of controversy. T ... Read on »
More autism parents believe the “will of God” is behind autism than vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Why is so much attention and so much money spent on genetics and autism? How about 75.8% of autism parents think that genetics is involved with autism. How many believe ... Read on »
ASAN Statement Opposing House CAA Re-authorization Legislation H.R. 4631 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has issued a statement on the re-authorization of the Combating Autism Act: The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is deeply c ... Read on »
H.R.4631 – To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Public Law 112-32 was passed in 2011 as “An Act To reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006.” Commonly referred to as the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) ... Read on »
More embarrassment from faux autism advocates by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are groups, some within the autism communities and some external, who are doing the autism communities harm. Ironically they think they are helping, leading, changi ... Read on »
Faux advocates embarrass the autism communities by attacking high school students and their film... by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not all advocates in any given community will push for the same thing. That’s a given. But within the autism communities we have groups who pretend to speak for all of u ... Read on »
Eradicate Microglia to treat autism? No. No and No. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Long ago I gave up on countering the misinformation that comes from the blog “The Age of Autism”. Not that there’s no value to it, but there is greater value for me in ot ... Read on »
The largest autism science conference, IMFAR, starts this week by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum IMFAR, the International Meeting For Autism Research , is being held this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The schedule for the meeting is up, as is the list of talks ( program ... Read on »
On Andrew Wakefield and the use of the term “fraud” in the press by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Andrew Wakefield has sent a threatening letter to Forbes and Emily Willingham claiming harm over their use of the word “fraud” in a recent article. I wrote about this rec ... Read on »