Archived | Autism Speaks: Policy Statement on Mercury and Autism | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Policy Statement on Mercury and Autism Background Mercury is a ubiquitous environmental toxin. Exposure to all three of its forms, organic, inorganic, or elemental, can have adverse effects on the developing nervous system. Medical science has known of potentially grave effects of high dose mercury exposure since the late 19th century. Only recently, however, have questions …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Environmental Factors Initiative  Although we know that genetics is an important factor, genetics alone may not account for all cases of autism. The increase in the reported number of autism cases has generated extreme concern over the potential involvement of toxins as well as infectious agents in our environment.  The role of environmental factors in …

Archived | Autism Speaks: EARLI Study to expand analyses into gene-environment interactions | Circa April 16, 2010

Jennifer at Autism Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Fri, Apr 16, 2010, 10:23 AMto Genevieve e-Speaks || April 16, 2010Autism Insurance Discrimination Now Outlawed in 17 StatesThe governors of both Maine and Kentucky signed autism insurance reform bills into law this week, bringing the total number of states that have ended insurance discrimination against children with autism to 17. Autism Speaks is pushing forward with bills in more than 20 states as part of …

Archived | e-Speaks: Gene-Environment Interactions Symposium; Rep. Mike Doyle’s Historic Pledge; Send Us Your Video | Circa July 23, 2009

Autism Speaks e-Speaks contactus@autismspeaks.org via sm1.kintera.com Thu, Jul 23, 2009, 11:21 PMto Genevieve e-Speaks || July 24, 2009Autism Speaks Supports Seminar on Gene-Environment Interactions and their Influence on Child HealthMade possible by an environmental sciences grant, Autism Speaks recently held the "Autism: Genes and the Enviroment" symposium at the 49th Annual Society of Teratology meeting. The theme of this year's meeting was "genetic and environmental interactions …