Archived | Autism Speaks Applauds Unanimous Approval of Combating Autism Act by United States Senate | Circa August 4, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Landmark Legislation Authorizing Nearly $1 Billion in Autism Funding Now Moves to the House of Representatives (NEW YORK, NY - August 4, 2006) – Leadership of Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research, today applauded last night's passage in the United States Senate of …

Archived | Combating Autism: ‘Past Time’ for Help on Autism by Rick Santorum | Circa June 16, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Santorum: 'Past Time' for Help on Autism Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania discussed the Combating Autism Act in his weekly column dated June 16, 2006. Combating Autism  By Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) Each year, about 24,000 children are diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder in the United States. It is the fastest-growing developmental disability we …

What Does Representation By Organizations In Lieu Of Autistic People Look Like? It Looks Like A Self-Serving “Autism Epidemic” | Eve Reiland

What does representation by organizations in lieu of Autistic people look like? It looks like antivaxxers, quackery, cure movement, conversion therapy (ABA), autism myth, autism tragedy, autistic stigma and the worst people who have dehumanized, belittled and silenced Autistic people from leadership and participation in healthcare and other legislation about us. These are the autism …

Archived | Testimony of Ann Gibbons Before The Senate | Circa May 19, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Ann Gibbons TESTIMONY OF ANN GIBBONS, AUTISM SPEAKSAutism Speaks Board Member Ann Gibbons presented testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education at a hearing on May 19, 2006. Below is her testimony as prepared. Mr. Chairman, I am Ann Gibbons, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Demand Congressional Action on the Combating Autism Act | Circa August 3, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

The Senate approved an amended version of the Combating Autism Act (S. 843) on August 3, 2006, which is supported by all major autism organizations. The House bill has 227 supporters, more than half of the entire House, but House consideration has been stalled by Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX). (He wants …

Archived | Senator Bill Frist, wearing an Autism Speaks pin, addresses autism on the floor of the United States Senate | Circa March 1, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Senator Bill Frist, wearing an Autism Speaks pin, addresses autism on the floor of the United States Senate Floor Statement United States Senate Wednesday, March 1, 2006 --- Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, each year roughly 24,000 children in the United States are born with an autism spectrum disorder. Over my short lifetime in medicine, the last 30 …

Archived | The Washington Report: An Inside Look At Autism Speaks Advocacy In The Nation’s Capitol | Circa 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Washington Report ArchiveAn Inside Look at Autism Speaks Advocacy in the Nation's Capitol From left to right, Elizabeth Emken; Bob Wright; Senator Bill Frist; Deirdre Imus; Suzanne Wright; Katie Wright March 3, 2006 Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright, their daughter Katie Wright, Deirdre Imus, founder of the Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology, and Cure …