Have a response to the congressional hearing? Let it be heard

30 Nov

Yesterday the U.S. House Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on autism. One can see it in the videos below. The Fist videos are from the government panelists Coleen Boyle Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Alan Guttmacher, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. The third video has the public panelists Bob Wright, Co-Founder Autism Speaks, Mr. Scott Badesch President Autism Society,
Mr. Mark Blaxill, Board Member SafeMinds, Bradley McGarry Coordinator of the Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst Mercyhurst University, Mr. Michael John Carley Executive Director Global & Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Mr. Ari Ne’eman (testimony) President Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

For the third video, here are the rough times for the start of the opening statements:

Bob Wright: 4:10
Scott Badesch: 10:00
Mark Blaxill: 16:00
Bradley McGarry:21:00
Michael John Carley: 26:00
Ari Ne’eman: 33:30

Discussions of the hearing can be found at Congressional Autism Hearing Recap (Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism) and Live blogging the autism hearing Autism hearing, round two (Autism News Beat).

If you have a response to the hearing you would like to make, they are accepting public comments for 7 days after the hearing (if I understood the Chairman correctly). One way you can is by sending a fax, using this form.

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