Katie Weisman is the mother of 15 year-old identical triplet boys, who all have autism as a result of thimerosal poisoning. They are fantastic kids and she is very proud of them.
She has spent the last 12 years, since their diagnosis, working to help them recover and to prevent other children from being affected.
Katie is socially liberal but fiscally conservative, with Midwestern roots. She is libertarian on all issues related to health – the most basic human right is the right to decide what happens to your own body or that of your child. She started off co-chairing a parent support group and a SEPTO, doing disability awareness workshops in elementary schools, and developing a safety program for autism with local police. More recently, she has been involved in New York State’s autism insurance bill and the reauthorization of the Combating Autism Act. Katie’s passions these days include autism, mercury, Alzheimer’s disease, and literacy. She believes that our vaccine program and other aggressive medical treatments are poisoning our children and the damage is showing up in our country’s dismal literacy rates and our children’s poor health. Every child in America is being affected – not just those with autism.
Currently, Katie serves as an Executive Board Member for the Canary Party. She is also on the Board of Directors of SafeMinds and serves on their communications, environmental and government affairs committees. She is also an 18 year member of the PEO Sisterhood.
Katie has an International Baccalaureate from Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia and a BFA with highest honors from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She worked as a technical designer in the fashion industry before having her children. She lives in Mount Kisco, New York with her husband, Doug, and their three sons.