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Federal Response in Rise in Autism Rates | Nov. 29, 2012


HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE | Cost of Treating Autism.

Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy.

Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations.

Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.

Testimony includes advocates: Ari Ne’emen and Michael John Carley

View: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AutismRa

Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy

WAAA is committed to: Removing barriers to insurance coverage of effective autism treatment in the state of Washington | Promoting Clinical Practice Guidelines for evidence based treatment of autism | Promoting an adequate network of healthcare providers (including behavioral and allied health treatments) with bonafide autism experience statewide, regardless of funding source (Medicaid, private insurance) | Providing support, guidance, and resources to families and professionals towards making effective autism treatment and socially significant habilitative programs attainable statewide.

Resources; Facebook page; Yahoo group

Website:  http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/