Archived | Autism Speaks: Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative | Circa December 2007

Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative The role of environmental factors in the development of autism is a crucial area of study. 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 …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New England Journal of Medicine Reports No Causal Association Between Thimerosal and Neuropsychological Functioning | Circa September 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

A new study entitled "Early Thimerosal Exposure and Neuropsychological Outcomes at 7 to 10 Years" has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 357 no. 13.  ABSTRACT BackgroundIt has been hypothesized that early exposure to thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in vaccines and immune globulin preparations, is associated with neuropsychological deficits in children.  …

Archived | United States Autism Treatment & Research Hearing: Statement by Dr. Thomas R. Insel | Circa April 17, 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

https://youtu.be/aMPSjGz6lvM Senator Harkin. Now, we turn to Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health since September 2002. Dr. Insel received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Boston University. Dr. Insel, welcome back to the committee. National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health STATEMENT OF DR. THOMAS R. INSEL DIRECTOR …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Suzanne Wright on ABC’s “The View” Transcript | Circa January 18, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

The edited transcript below is of Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright's appearance on a segment of the Jan. 18, 2006, telecast of the ABC daytime talk show, “The View.”  Suzanne Wright on ABC's "The View" The edited transcript below is of Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright's appearance on a segment of the Jan. 18, 2006, …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Autism Epidemiology Network | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Autism Speaks and the CDC have established an international information sharing network to study the epidemiology of autism Our Mission Autism Speaks and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are co-sponsoring an initiative to explore possible scientific opportunities in an international collaborative effort in autism epidemiology. The long range objectives of this project are to …

Archived | Autism Speaks Position On Vaccines & Autism | Circa July 30, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

  An Interview with Dr. Geri Dawson, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks, about the Organization's Research Funding and Position on Vaccines and Autism July 30, 2009 Geri Dawson Let me start out by asking the question that seems to be on many people's minds – Do vaccines cause autism?  Parents often look to environmental factors …

Measles surges in United Kingdom years after vaccine scare | Circa May 20, 2013

MORE than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease. This year, the UK has had more than 1200 …