This short clip shows the current trend and challenges of waiting lists and declining services across the country. It features UC Davis MIND Institute Co-Founder and former Secretary of the California State Senate, Rick Rollens. Former Massachusetts State Senator, Barbara L'Italien. and Former NY State Assemblyman and 2018 Repubican Nominee for Governor and 2022 Candidate for US Congress, Marcus Molinaro.
This video is the full Chapter from Autism The Missing Piece. It features legislators and advocates discussing how people can be more effective autism advocates and sharing how various autism laws and policies were passed in different states.
New York State Assembly Disabilities Chairman, Thomas Abinanti with Foundation For Autism Information and Research, Executive Director, Michael Smith, at Autism press conference at New York State Capitol, discussing challenges to getting basic services.
Michael Carey - Disability Advocate Michael's story is compelling. Covered as a expose in the NY Times - Used and Abused Series, and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/nyregion/abused-and-used-series-page.html
Jill James, PhD Her view with autism is that the transsulfuration pathway is disrupted in autistic children, resulting in these children being deficient in glutathione, as well as vitamins such as vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, and that maternal glutathione deficiency may also be a risk factor for autism. She has also found that administering these compounds as supplements, as well as methylcobalamin and folinic acid, to autistic children can significantly restore their levels of glutathione and cysteine and may therefore be useful in the treatment of autism. she has produced evidence that autistic children also suffer from impaired methylation capacity.
Our next project is going to Focus on adult transition and employment. Our first interview was with John D'Eri, owner and founder of Rising Tide Car Wash. Rising Tide employs over 80 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and just opened a third location. We hope this project will serve as a catalyst for employers and others to think differently and see the benefits of hiring and making accomodations to employ and retain adults with autism spectrum disorders. With your support we can make a difference in the lives of adults with autism.