Media Coverage of Congressional Autism Hearing

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Media Coverage of Congressional Autism Hearing

More support is needed to make these hearings have a greater impact. Major television network coverage is needed. Ask CBS News to cover these hearings.

Posted on: November 27, 2012

Congressional Autism Hearing

SafeMinds, EBCALA, and a dedicated group of individual parents have worked for months to make Congressional hearings on autism a reality on November 29, 2012 at 2 p.m.

Posted on: November 19, 2012

Help Needed to Collect Data on the New DSM-5 ASD Criteria

Please support this data collection effort by SafeMinds and The Holland Center. EBCALA is very concerned about the proposed DSM 5 redefinition of autism. The ramifications of a new autism definition are far reaching and could be devastating. Everything from epidemiology to services could be affected for individuals with autism. Those dealing with autism need […]

Posted on: September 12, 2012

Video of IACC Press Conference

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) held its first meeting of the year on July 10th. EBCALA along with the Canary Party, Age of Autism and SafeMinds held a lunch-time press conference to highlight the shortcomings of both Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and IACC in halting or managing the autism epidemic.

Posted on: July 23, 2012

Transcript of Mary Holland’s Comments at IACC Meeting

Transcript: Mary Holland, EBCALA’s Board Chair, offered public comment at the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) meeting on July 10th. This first full committee meeting since the Combatting Autism Act of 2011 was passed.

Posted on: July 23, 2012

Mary Holland’s Comments at IACC Meeting

Mary Holland, EBCALA’s Board Chair, offered public comment at the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) meeting on July 10th. This first full committee meeting since the Combatting Autism Act of 2011 was passed.

Posted on: July 14, 2012

A Critical Review of the Performance of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

Despite Congress’s original intention, few can argue that the IACC thus far has been effective. Worse, significant evidence exists to demonstrate that this did not have to be so. From the controversial appointment or retention of committee representatives, to the troublesome history of committee members themselves, to the lack of accountability for the few advances made in autism research, to the questionable direction of the Strategic Plan, it is fair to state that the IACC is not living up to Congress’ and the public’s expectations.

Posted on: July 10, 2012

Changes in Autism DSM-5 Could Negatively Impact Millions

Autism organizations concerned that autism diagnostic changes will jeopardize services, impair tracking, and disrupt research around the globe.

Posted on: January 26, 2012