Monthly Archives: December 2012

TEDxUSU Video Released

We have been waiting with anticipation for the release of this video. The November 7th event itself felt so heady, and my talk so completely of the heart that I walked off stage with the high feeling that I had done what I had set out to do, but with very little memory of specifics.  I am probably my own worst critic, but it was hard not to feel deflated when the “hyper-real” video clip could not compare to a real moment in time, with all emotions and senses heightened and engaged.  I hope the video,  having a greater audience than the event itself, conveys the message of our urgency about the rising prevalence of autism and the desperate need for access to services for people affected by autism spectrum disorders.  I ask you to consider what ripple you might make in your sphere of influence and what impact the collective ripples might make.

Here it is. Please share freely.

Autism advocates testified in front of a congressional committee this week about the federal response to the rapidly increasing prevalence of autism.  While there is still vehement disagreement on many issues discussed, the urgency of the situation was communicated loud and clear to lawmakers and to the public at large. Environmental factors for the causation of autism were discussed freely and without the limitations. This week we saw the evidence and the power of passionate people doing whatever they could to change the world.

Click here to watch this amazing conversation unfold. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AutismRa

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