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Video: DSM-5 Redefinition in New York on FOX News

Click here to watch Lisa Rudley, EBCALA board member, on FOX News NY discussing New York’s state proposed legislation to preserve the current DSM-IV’s definition of autism.

Posted on: June 20, 2012

DSM-5 Redefinition in New York on FOX News

Lisa Rudley, EBCALA board member, on FOX News NY discussing New York’s state proposed legislation to preserve the current DSM-IV’s definition of autism. However, the federal government’s definition of autism via the DSM-5 could potentially supersede states’ definition of autism. Autism advocates are highly concerned that the redefinition may exclude between 37-55% of children currently […]

Posted on: June 20, 2012

DSM-5 Alert

The autism community is extremely concerned about potential impacts of the proposed criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – 5th Edition.

Posted on: June 15, 2012

The Politics of Autism–What’s new in 2012?

Friday, May 25th Grand Ballroom 12:45-1:15 p.m. Please attend this important 30-minute political briefing hosted by the Canary Party and EBCALA.

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Who Decides If Children Are Vaccinated?

Watch EBCALA’s Communications Director Becky Estepp on Fox & Friends with Alisyn Camerota. Becky and pediatrician Alanna Levine debated who should decide if children are vaccinated: the states or parents?

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Autism & the Law

Coalition for Vaccine Choice praises vote by Vermont House of Representatives By Mary Holland, Esq.EBCALA Managing Director Read release The Vermont legislature recently considered legislation to repeal the right to philosophical exemption from mandatory vaccination. The exemption allows people to refuse mandatory vaccination for themselves and their children without any stated reason, such as a […]

Posted on: April 24, 2012

We Need Your Help at Autism One

Will you be at the Autism One Conference in Chicago, May 24-27? We need volunteers to staff our booth and help to coordinate our silent action.

Posted on: April 24, 2012

4th Annual Legal Training for Attorneys, Advocates, Professionals & Parents

EBCALA will be holding its fourth annual conference on May 24 at Autism One with two legal education tracks this year. Topics include: DSM5 ASD Changes, Family Law, Vaccine Exemption, Medicaid, Life Planning, Insurance Law, Special Education Law and An Inside Look at Andy Wakefield’s Defamation Case.

Posted on: April 15, 2012

Transcript of Autism Prevalence Rates on FOX & Friends

Transcript of Becky Estepp, EBCALA’s communication director, discussing the federal government’s failure to respond the autism epidemic for the past 10 years.

Posted on: April 12, 2012

Transcript of World Autism Day Press Conference

Transcript and PowerPoint file from World Autism Day Press Conference held by grassroots autism advocacy organizations to review 10 years of the federal government’s failure to address the autism epidemic.

Posted on: April 12, 2012