Dec 282006

Laura Bono is a co-founder and Board Member of the National Autism Association, an organization that has been active in legislation and fundraising for the Autism Community. On this segment of Charlottesville-Right Now with Coy Barefoot, she discusses the Combating Autism Act, signed by President Bush on December 19th. This landmark piece of legislation authorizes almost $1 Billion over the next five years towards research and intervention in preventing and curing Autism.

You can help support the Act further by calling the Senate Appropriations Committee at (202) 224-3121 on behalf of the Combating Autism Act.

Charlottesville–Right Now is broadcast live Monday through Friday on NewsRadio 1070 WINA from 4 to 6pm. Best-selling author and historian Coy Barefoot is the host and producer. To participate in the program, you can call 434-977-1070. Coy can be reached at

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  1. […] Charlottesville–Right Now: Investivagive Journalist Dan Olmsted Discusses the Link Between Mercury and Autism By Coy Barefoot Dan Olmsted is a senior editor for United Press International, and writes a regular column called “The Age of Autism” where he studies the link between Mercury in vaccines and Autism in children. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now in response to his recent article, “Problems in CDC data.” Some topics discussed were Mercury-free vaccinations, the necessity of those vaccinations, the Combating Autism Bill, and what parents with Autistic children do to help. We’re talking about mercury [in vaccines], which is incredibly toxic…but what if we said we had plutonium in flu shots, people would stand up and go, “Get Plutonium out of flu shots!” But it’s Mercury, and somehow we have the public health officials and pediatricians in this country saying, “Ah, just a little Mercury’s not gonna hurt your infant in the womb there.” I just don’t get it. Listen Now: […]

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