2.17.11 President of the Virginia Autism Project Teresa Champion joins Coy with the latest on the new Virginia autism legislation. Today, the Austism Insurance Reform bill has officially made it out of the legislature, both House and Senate, and now needs only approval from the Governor in order to become state law. Champion touches on just how extraordinary the legislation is within the Commonwealth and what this bill means for those families dealing with the disease.
2.7.11 President of the Virginia Autism Project Teresa Champion joins Coy with an update on new autism legislation in Virginia. Champion talks about the new bill to cover health care treatments for children with, and today she focuses on the proposed amendments to try to kill the bill and what Senators were behind them. In addition, she talks about what is next for the legislation which has made it through the House of Delegates and is now up to its third reading on the Senate floor.
2.1.11 Representative in of the 32nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates Tag Greason joins Coy to discuss the new autism legislation for the Commonwealth. As Greason notes in his interview today, the bill has not officially passed quite yet, but it certainly (after passing its second reading today) appears to have the support necessary to do so. The legislation in question provides health care aid to the parents of children with autism, and the Republican representative talks in more detail about the specifics of the bill, his connections to the treatment of the disorder, and his reasons for being such a strong supporter of what he calls “solving a problem.”
1.31.11 President of the Virginia Autism Project Teresa Champion joins Coy to discuss the latest in autism news. In the House of Delegates, a vote recently passed requiring medical insurance coverage for autism. The same conservative leadership which repeatedly put down the bill in the past finally came around and demonstrated their understanding of the issues associated with the disease. Today’s conversation addresses what this means for the future of treatment as well as what this means for the future of parents struggling with raising children with autism.
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.6.11 Co-Author of the book The Age of AutismDan Olmsted joins Coy to discuss the connection between mercury and autism. Today’s conversation focuses on the recent British Medical Journal study which proclaimed Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 study linking the MMR vaccine and autism not only incorrect but fraudulent. Olmsted provides his take on the recent back-and forth, but also characterizes the current state of child medicine. Also, Coy provides his very personal connection to the topic.
Dan Olmsted, editor and founder of a new website that tracks autism news called the Age of Autism, joined Charlottesville Right Now on the November 17, 2008 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville-Right Now!”
Dan Olmsted, Editor & Founder of the Age of Autism, a daily web newspaper covering autism as an environmentally-induced, treatable illness, joined Charlottesville-Right Now host Coy Barefoot to discuss possible connections between autism and vaccines.
Wendy Fournier of the National Autism Association joined Coy Barefoot on the July 22, 2008 episode of “WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the recent comments made by talk show host Michael Savage blaming autism on bad parenting. Later on, WINA permanently pulled the host from its airwaves. This podcast begins with a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner from Whitman, Coy’s six-year-old autistic son.