Archived | Autism Speaks: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Holds First Meeting | Circa December 3, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Holds First Meeting The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on November 30 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC for the first time since being reconstituted as part of the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA), P.L. 109-416. The CAA specifies that an Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee be established …

Archived | Autism Speaks: HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Members of the New Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee | Circa November 27, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Members of the New Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee On Nov. 27, Secretary Mike Leavitt announced the members appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services' new Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. This committee coordinates efforts within the department to combat autism spectrum disorders through research, screening, intervention, and education. The committee …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Questions Submited by Senator Daniel Inouye & Thad Cochran | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Questions Submited by Senator Daniel K. Inouye AUSTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Question. I would like to thank the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their attention to accurate reporting of autism spectrum disorders by each State. The startling rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders presents many challenges to society. The uniqueness of …

Archived | Prepared Statement of Robert Krakow, President of A-Champ | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Prepared Statement of Robert J. Krakow, Esq. President, A-CHAMP My name is Robert J. Krakow. Thank you for this opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the epidemic of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders that exists among our children. The autism epidemic is the most urgent public health issue facing our Nation. This testimony is submitted on …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Prepared Statement of the National Autism Association | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Prepared Statement of the National Autism Association On behalf of the Board of Directors and membership of the National Autism Association and SafeMinds, we thank Senator Harkin and all the committee members for holding these hearings to ensure funding the Combating Autism Act. Once fully funded, this landmark legislation will help answer questions of vital …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Autism In Other Countries & Allocation for Autism | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

AUTISM IN OTHER COUNTRIESSenator Harkin. Well, Dr. Gerberding, obviously, CDC during your epidemiological studies also, I'm wondering, are they also looking at some of these environmental factors? Second, has CDC looked at autism rates in other countries? Has any research been done to see if countries in Europe and Asia have different autism prevalence rates? …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: AUTISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

AUTISM AND THE ENVIRONMENTSenator Harkin. Mr. Whitford, thank you very much. You give a very powerful statement. I thank you all very much, for taking the time to be here--as I said earlier--but also for your day in and day out efforts, on behalf of our families and our kids with autism. I'll begin this …