Archived | Autism Speaks: New Community Grants Announced | Circa January 20, 2012 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably don’t work anymore. e-Speaks January 20, 2012  A hiker from 2008 Community Grant Recipient Splore's Rock On! program$1.1 Million in Family Services Community Grants Awarded Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce the 2011 Family Services Community Grants Recipients. Over $1.1 million was awarded to 27 organizations in the United States …

Archived | President Obama Signs Combating Autism Reauthorization Act | Circa September 30, 2011 #NotAnAutisticAlly

President Obama Signs Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Note: Links are original and most likely don’t work anymore. E-SpeaksSeptember 30, 2011  The White HousePresident Obama Signs CARA Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright, along with Board Member Billy Mann, joined President Obama at a White House ceremony renewing the landmark Combating Autism Act for another three years.  In …

Archived | Colorado Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Coverage; Riders Roll Through Jacksonville for Autism Awareness | Circa May 7, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably don’t work anymore. Riders Roll Through Jacksonville for Autism Awareness The thunder rolled last weekend as motorcyclists converged on Jacksonville for the 7th annual Lex and Terry’s Ticket to Ride. Read more … National Autism Awareness Month Draws to a Close National Autism Awareness Month has come and gone, and …

Archived | e-Speaks: Walk with Wubbzy for World Autism Awareness Day; SOFIA Pharmaceutical Trial Results; Benefits of Exercise | Circa Feb 20, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

e-Speaks || February 20, 2009Autism Speaks Walks with 'Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!' forWorld Autism Awareness DayAutism Speaks is partnering with Wubbzy – star of Nick Jr.'s television series “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” – to promote World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2. Wubbzy will star in a public service announcement and on a special web site …

Archived | e-Speaks: New Autism Insurance Reform Bills; Family Services Committee Requests Grant Proposals; ATN 2008 Achievements | Circa Jan 23, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably don’t work. e-Speaks || January 23, 2009Six New Autism Insurance Reform Bills IntroducedKansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Utah and Washington have kicked off their 2009 legislative sessions with the introduction of autism insurance reform bills, joining New Jersey, Michigan and Virginia, which currently have active bills making their way through …

GRAPHIC: Utah police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy video:

(Click source link to view video. Warning: It is GRAPHIC) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers …

Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing

Nationwide protests over police accountability and racial justice have reenergized longstanding efforts to fundamentally change how police departments respond to someone in a mental health emergency. Many are calling for removing or dramatically reducing law enforcement's role in responding to those crisis calls unless absolutely necessary. Since 2015, nearly a quarter of all people killed by police officers in America have …