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Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Commentary Hour Address Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

EBCALA Board Members Mary Holland and Bob Krakow Join in a Panel Discussion Across the country, pressure is mounting on parents to vaccinate their children according to the CDC schedule. In many states vaccine exemption policies are currently being amended or challenged. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is currently under investigation by the Oversight […]

Posted on: June 10, 2013

Hope We’ll See You at Autism One 2013

We hope we’ll be seeing you at our fifth annual conference in Chicago during Autism One. In addition to our training sessions listed below, be sure to stop by our exhibition table to say hello.

Posted on: May 20, 2013

Congress Needs to Act!

Join us in telling Congress that it is time to hold more hearings on autism. Autism affects one in every 50 children and they cannot wait any longer. Our families and our children need answers.

Posted on: April 24, 2013

HHS officials still won’t answer to Congress four months after hearings

EBCALA recently learned that Drs. Guttmacher and Boyle who testified on behalf of the federal government in last November’s “1 in 88 Children: A Look Into the Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism” have not followed up with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (COGR) since leaving the stand. During the hearing, there were several occasions where both doctors did not know answers or said they would provide more information to back up the answers they provided to COGR. More than four months have passed since the hearing and no information has been released. EBCALA finds this unacceptable.

Posted on: April 03, 2013

A Parent Ordered to Pay a School District’s Attorneys Fees Appeals

EBCALA recently submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in G.M. v. Saddleback Valley Unified School District. G.M., a mother of a child with disabilities, appealed to the Ninth Circuit after the District Court denied her claims and ordered her to pay the District’s attorneys fees.

Posted on: March 21, 2013

A Vaccine Injury Case Goes to the Supreme Court

EBCALA recently submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Cloer. Nineteen other civil society organizations joined us to support petitioner Dr. Melissa Cloer in her quest that her lawyers receive payment for having brought her good faith, reasonable claim for injury compensation.

Posted on: February 27, 2013

5th Annual Legal Training Conference for Parents, Attorneys, Professionals & Advocates

We are looking towards our fifth annual conference in Chicago during Autism One which will be held May 22-27, 2013 EBCALA is sponsoring several legal education sessions.

Posted on: February 24, 2013

Statement on “1 in 88 Children: A Look into the Federal Response to the Rising Rates of Autism”

The federal government has lacked leadership, coordination and a sense of urgency in addressing autism for more than ten years.  While you expressed alarm that the autism rate skyrocketed to 1 in 88 children born in 2008, your witnesses, Drs. Boyle and Guttmacher, described autism merely as a “national health priority” and “an important health concern.” 

Posted on: December 03, 2012

Finally, Congress Takes on Autism

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held packed hearings on Capitol Hill about the autism epidemic on November 29, 2012.  The Committee grilled federal officials on the government’s inadequate response to autism. 

Posted on: November 30, 2012

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