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 …

Autism Speaks | Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities | May 20, 2014 #AutisticHistory #EndAutismSpeaks #BanABA

Ban ABA Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities May 20, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research dollars are spent most effectively. Members from both parties of the House …

Autism Speaks | IACC Pledges More Assertive Role in Federal Autism Policy | Feb. 1, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

IACC Pledges More Assertive Role in Federal Autism Policy February 01, 2013 BETHESDA, MD (February 1, 2013) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has pledged to take a more assertive role in federal autism policy, starting with the issue of assuring ABA coverage is included in all state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act …

Autism Speaks | IACC Tackles Healthcare Disparities and Access to Care | February 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

IACC Tackles Healthcare Disparities and Access to Care By Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. This week’s meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) took an unprecedented direction as members argued that it’s time for the committee to provide greater relevance, value and near-term impact on the lives of people in the …

NIMH Head Warns Autism Research Grants Would ‘Terminate’ Without CARA | Sept. 22, 2011 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

NIMH Head Warns Autism Research Grants Would ‘Terminate’ Without CARA      September 22, 2011 NEW YORK (September 22, 2011) – The head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has advised Congress that a critical source of federal funding for autism education, and early detection and intervention programs will “terminate” if the 2006 Combating Autism Act (CAA) is …

Autism Speaks | Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting | Dec. 3, 2007 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting  WASHINGTON, DC  (December 3, 2007) --The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on November 30 for the first time since being reconstituted as part of the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA). The CAA specified the creation of the IACC “to coordinate all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services …

Autism Speaks | October 23, 2009 IACC Meeting Summary | #AutisticHistory #BanABA

October 23, 2009 IACC Meeting Summary  Bethesda, MD (October 23, 2009) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Friday, October 23, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md.IACC Chair Thomas Insel, M.D. opened the meeting by reporting that NINDS Director Story Landis, Ph.D. had resigned as a federal member of the Committee. In a …