Dedicated to the Memory of Liz Birt

Liz BirtThis website is dedicated to the memory and ongoing inspiration of A-CHAMP board member and co-founder Liz Birt who died tragically young in an automobile accident on December 28, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado.

In addition to her work with A-CHAMP, Liz founded Medical Interventions for Autism, was a founding board member of the National Autism Association, and co-founder and board member Coalition for SafeMinds. Liz was a principal author of Mercury in Medicine, the staff report released by the House Committee on Operations and Government Reform in 2003 that for the first time focussed Congressional attention on the toxicity of mercury used as a preservative in childhood vaccines.

Liz's son Matthew was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder in 1996. She dedicated her life to finding out what caused his disorder and what could be done to help him and the thousands of children who suffer with autism spectrum disorders today. Her brilliant mind, strong spirit and passion for truth propelled the entire autism community forward.

Liz, a corporate and tax attorney by training, lived in Wilmette, Illinois with her three children Sarah, Matthew and Andrew Lopez. She was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.