"The Autism Epidemic- Is the NIH and CDC Response Adequate?"

April 18, 2002
1:00 p.m.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Panel I

Lee Grossman
Honolulu, Hawaii, President of the Autism Society of America and an autism parent

Belinda Lerner
New York, New York, Member of the Autism Coalition and an autism parent

Stephen Shore
Brookline, Massachusetts, a Board Member of Unlocking Autism.
Mr. Shore is a doctoral candidate at Boston University and has Asperger's Disease (sometimes known as high-functioning autism)

Doug Compton
Scientific Director, Cure Autism Now Foundation New Jersey


Panel II

Steven Foote
from the National Institute of Mental Health, accompanied by Ann Willoughby from the National Institute of Child health and Human Development

Coleen Boyle
Associate Director for Science and Public Health, from the National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities