Deaths at Scientology drug treatment program Narconon bring investigation | Aug. 16, 2012

By Thomas C. Tobin Already shaken by a series of high-level defections, accounts of abuse among its staffers, and the high-profile breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the Church of Scientology now faces scrutiny over its controversial drug treatment program, Narconon. Four deaths at Narconon's signature treatment facility in eastern Oklahoma have prompted local law …

Autism and Childhood Vaccines Opening Statement: Dan Burton | April 6, 2000

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indiana): Man with blonde and gray hair wearing a black suit and red tie at a microphone. See Testimony here >> Read full testimony of hearing here >> THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2000 House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Washington, DC. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:37 a.m., in room …

Autism: Present Challenges, Future Needs — Why The Increased Rates? Dan Burton Opening Statement | April 6, 2000

Full transcript of hearing >> Mr. Burton. If I could have your attention, please. I know a lot of people have cameras, and I hate to throw a wet blanket on those of you who want to take some pictures, but unless you are a member of the media, I wish you would not take …

On Autism’s Cause, It’s Parents vs. Research | June 25, 2005 #AutisticHistory

On Autism's Cause, It's Parents vs. Research Kristen Ehresmann, a Minnesota Department of Health official, had just told a State Senate hearing that vaccines with microscopic amounts of mercury were safe. Libby Rupp, a mother of a 3-year-old girl with autism, was incredulous. "How did my daughter get so much mercury in her?" Ms. Rupp …

A Day In Washington: An Open Letter To All Families From Jon Shestack, co-founder of CAN | May 21, 2000 #AutisticHistory #StopBigAutism

A DAY IN WASHINGTON An Open Letter To All Families From Jon Shestack, co-founder of CAN Dear Friends,  On Wednesday, May 5th, I had the privilege of joining Doug Flutie (star quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and the father of a little boy with autism) and Anthony Edwards (Actor and CAN Honorary Board member) for …

Autism Speaks | Schumer Urges Congress To Move Quickly On Tax-Free Savings Plans | Aug. 5, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Schumer Urges Congress To Move Quickly On Tax-Free Savings Plans August 05, 2014 NEW YORK (August 5, 2014) -- Surrounded by supporters from Autism Speaks and other national disabilities organizations, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today urged Congress to move quickly on the ABLE Act which would allow tax-free savings accounts for Americans with disabilities. “Caring for …

Autism Speaks | ABLE Act Wins Warm Reception At Senate Hearing | July 23, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

ABLE Act Wins Warm Reception At Senate Hearing July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (July 23, 2014) -- The ABLE Act, which would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, was warmly received today by a U.S. Senate committee which heard testimony from supportive witnesses, including Bob D'Amelio, a North Carolina advocate who spoke on behalf of …