Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Prepared Statement of Mark van Voorst, CEO/President of Lifespire | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Prepared Statement of Mark van Voorst, CEO/President of Lifespire Good morning/good afternoon. My name is Mark van Voorst. I am not a physician, scientist, geneticist, statistician, nor even a practicing clinician so my comments will not address the issue of the rise in the numbers of individuals diagnosed with autism, nor will I attempt to …

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: Additional Statements For The Record | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS FOR THE RECORDSenator Harkin. Well, I hope and trust that we'll be looking at that and that NIH will be examining that. I hope this May 1 IRB will come through and it will be moving ahead on that, in that area of research. [The statements follow:] Prepared Statement of Senator Thad Cochran …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Treatment Research | Circa April 17, 2007

TREATMENT RESEARCH Senator Harkin. I wanted to ask you a question, and I'm glad my panels are still here for Dr. Gerberding, Dr. Insel. In this party, in Discover magazine, there's some interesting, interesting language about different approaches to treating kids, people with autism. There's some indication that using chelation therapy, chelation therapy, which I'm …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Statement of Josh Cobbs | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

STATEMENT OF JOSH COBBS Mr. Cobbs. It's Josh, last name is Cobbs, C-O-B-B-S. I am not prepared, but I'll do my best. Senator Harkin. I wasn't prepared to have you here, either. But, I just want to know--now. We saw that little clip, obviously, you know, TV wants to get in the gane, with all …

Archived | Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Prepared Statement of Senator Richard J. Durbin | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

PREPARED STATEMENTSenator Durbin. A few miles away from you live---- Mrs. Colston. I can't move there.Senator Durbin [continuing]. The schools cannot provide the basic care that these children need. I think, I want to salute again my chairman, it sounds like I'm doing my best to get on his good side, but he had been …