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Archived | Autism Speaks Launches National TV Ad Campaign Aimed At Ending Autism Insurance Discrimination | Circa July 8, 2009

Autism Votes advocacy@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 3:25 AM to Genevieve  07/08/09    Autism Votes… It’s time for lawmakers to listen.  Dear Autism Advocate, Today, Autism Speaks has launched its first national television advocacy campaign.   Our ad, entitled “Neighbors,” depicts the consequences of insurance company discrimination against individuals with autism and calls on the American public to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

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Archived | Autism Speaks Launches an ATAA Ad This Week and We Need Your Help To Connect With Congress | Circa June 23, 2009

Autism Votes advocacy@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 8:20 AM to Genevieve  06/23/09    Autism Votes… It’s time for lawmakers to listen.  Dear Autism Advocate, This week, Autism Speaks is launching a major ad campaign supporting federal autism insurance reform! Our goal is to be the loudest group on Capitol Hill this week. To accomplish this, we have launched this ad campaign in various publications to raise awareness about the need for Congress […]

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Archive | 2009 Central Valley Walk Now for Autism | Circa June 17, 2009

Central Valley Walk Now for Autism modesto@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 5:57 PM to Genevieve June 18, 2009   2009 Central Valley Walk Now for AutismModesto Junior College – West CampusSaturday, October 17, 2009 http://www.walknowforautism.org/centralvalley   WALK NOW FOR AUTISM Join us for our 2nd annual Central Valley Walk Now for Autism – a family friendly, non-competitive walk and a morning of fun for […]

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Archived | Autism Speaks: The ATAA Bill Needs Your Help to Get Cosponsors – Call Your Members of Congress Today | Circa June 16, 2008

Autism Votes advocacy@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Jun 16, 2009, 1:50 PM to Genevieve  06/16/09    Autism Votes… It’s time for lawmakers to listen.  Dear Autism Advocate, We are ramping up our grassroots efforts for the Autism Treatment Acceleration Act (ATAA) and need your immediate attention and support on this issue because to date no Members of Congress from your state have stepped up to the plate […]

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Archived | Autism Speaks: Northern California Newsletter, Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism | Circa June 12, 2009

Northern California Community bayarea@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com  Fri, Jun 12, 2009, 11:17 AM to Genevieve June 2009   Northern California June Newsletter     NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S WALK NOW FOR AUTISM EVENTS Thank you for your continued support of our community Walk Now for Autism events. Upcoming:Sacramento – October 4th at Raley Fieldwww.walknowforautism.org/sacramento  Central Valley – October 17th at Modesto Junior College, West Campuswww.walknowforautism.org/centralvalley   Past: Bay Area – took place May […]

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Harlow woman … going blind overnight – Essex Live | Functional Neurological Disorder

[Trigger warning: Suicide ideation and attempts.] Four years ago, Stacey lost her sight overnight. She woke up to pure darkness, something she had always had a fear of. Now, she is having to isolate alone in her flat and deal with the challenges of lockdown. Source: Harlow woman tried to kill herself twice after going […]

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Anti-Vaxxer Groups Growing On Facebook And Instagram In Coronavirus Pandemic

  A week after Australian prime minister Scott Morrison declared COVID-19 would become a pandemic, Australian-Samoan anti-vaccination campaigner Taylor Winterstein issued a call-to-arms. In a Facebook post, Winterstein — who made headlines last year by supporting a Samoan traditional healer spreading anti-vaxxer beliefs during the country’s deadly measles outbreak — called on her followers to begin organising against […]