Yesterday, the first meeting of the year was held by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, and autism families were there to confront Tom Insel and Kathleen Sebelius in person on their failures in the federal response to the autism epidemic. Canary members held a silent protest when Kathleen Sebelius completed her remarks to the committee and several members spoke directly to Dr. Insel and the committee during public comments.
Mark Blaxill’s written statement to the committee can be read on Age of Autism.
The full discussion on the problematic staffing of the IACC that Tom Insel referred to as IACC 3.0 can be found here:
Coverage of the event:
The IACC (I Am Completely Clueless) Meets Again, By Dan Olmsted
The administrations response to our protest:
Apparently people love the shirts and want them. Here is what we have left:
My child’s brain damage is government approved. 3 size XL, 4 L
4 members of our federal autism committee oppose autism recovery. 1 size L, 2 size XL
$25, email if you want one: firstname.lastname@example.org