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World Autism Day Press Conference

Watch video of 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 02, 2012

Autism Prevalence Rates on FOX & Friends

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

Posted on: April 01, 2012

Autism Prevalence Rates on FOX & Friends

Click here to watch Becky Estepp, EBCALA’s communication director, discuss the federal government’s failure to respond the autism epidemic for the past 10 years.

Posted on: April 01, 2012

Media Alert

Watch EBCALA’s Communications Director Becky Estepp on Fox & Friends with Alisyn Camerota at 8:45 a.m. EST on Sunday, April 1st. Watch our coalition press conference in New York City on April 2nd, 11 a.m. EST.

Posted on: March 30, 2012

Catastrophic Autism Rate Now 1 in 88, 1 in 54 Boys

Autism organizations that represent more than 100,000 autism families are pushing for recognition of autism as a national public health emergency and to analyze the federal health authorities’ ongoing failure to respond.

Posted on: March 29, 2012

Autism & the Law

Our bi-monthly enewsletter about autism law and advocacy for March 21, 2012. In this edition: restraint and seclusion in education, tax deductions for autism families, and police shooting of autistic/bi-polar youth.

Posted on: March 21, 2012

Co-Author of Lancet MMR-Autism Study Exonerated on All Charges of Professional Misconduct

Dr. John Walker-Smith, considered the father of pediatric gastroenterology, has today been restored to his much-deserved reputation of high esteem. His appeal of the U.K. General Medical Council’s 2010 decision to remove his license for serious professional misconduct has been quashed in its entirety. This decision raises questions about the validity of the 2010 GMC proceeding in general.

Posted on: March 07, 2012

Autism & the Law

Our bi-monthly enewsletter about autism law and advocacy for March 5, 2012. In this edition: firing of patients who are not fully vaccinated by their pediatricians, Michigan mental health advocates ask for insurance parity, and investigation of crimes involving those with autism.

Posted on: March 05, 2012

EBCALA Mourns the Passing of Gib Birt

Gib Birt was the father of Elizabeth Birt, in whose memory EBCALA is dedicated.

Posted on: February 07, 2012

Transcript of Redefinition of Autism on FOX & Friends

Jodi Bouer discusses the impact of the proposed constriction of the autism diagnosis under DSM-5 on insurance coverage for individuals currently diagnosed with autism.

Posted on: February 01, 2012