The National Autism Association (NAA) and SafeMinds (Sensible Action for Ending Mercury Induced Neurological Disorders) urged scientists working on autism to focus on environmental factors including vaccines at an April 18-19 Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop. The workshop, titled "Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research," was planned by a committee representing government agencies, academic institutions, and autism organizations. Planning committee members included NAA board member Laura Bono and Safe Minds vice president Mark Blaxill. Both are parents of children diagnosed with autism.
In discussing the most promising areas of autism...
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