Timothy Welsh is from Catlin, Illinois. His teenage son Tanner has autism. Timothy Welsh has survived two heart attacks and today thrives as an autism parent advocate. Timothy Welsh is an Autism Light because of his influential advocacy for the needs of families dealing with autism. His outreach on social media and expertise in diverse subjects impacting autism families helps him share light on autism to the world.
Twitter: Timothy Welsh’s handle on Twitter is “An Ordinary Family”. Timothy Welsh is also a “Rescue Angel” for Generation Rescue which is the designation for a family that has seen an improvement in the life of someone with autism due to biomedical intervention. Part of Timothy Welsh’s biomedical plan for his son Tanner includes a gluten and casein free diet, vitamins, and the use of Methyl B12 cream.
Mason Allen Medlam Foundation: Timothy Welsh serves on the board of directors of the Mason Allen Medlam Foundation. Safety for those with autism is one of Timothy Welsh’s passions.
Speaker: Timothy Welsh also is a conference speaker. One of his sessions at a past Autism One conference is available at this link.
Vaccine Safety: Timothy Welsh is very concerned with the safety of vaccines given to children and he feels that his son Tanner digressed into the world of autism immediately after receiving a round of vaccines. In his interview with David Kaufer (see above), Timothy Welsh revealed that although he is concerned for vaccines that is not his only emphasis. Timothy Welsh advocates for all the issues impacting families with autism and he ranks vaccine safety as about #25 in importance on his list of issues he is concerned about. He is also concerned with unity among the autism community in order to tackle the issues that there is common agreement on such as the need for gainful employment for adults with autism.
Special thanks for Timothy Welsh for being an Autism Light and being tireless in advocacy for autism. Timothy Welsh is truly an example of how one parent can make a difference for autism through the world of social media.
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