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.

EBCALA’s board chair, Mary Holland, expressed concerns over the self congratulations from committee members which took over an hour of their agenda time. She likened the IACC meeting and their handling of autism epidemic to President Bush saying, “Heck of a job Brownie” when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Jen Larsen hosted the press conference and other speakers included: Mark Blaxill, Katie Weisman, Katie Wright, and Jake Crosby.