Autism Research

The National Academies’ Insitute of Medicine is hosting a workshop downtown this week on the future of autism research and the potential effects of an array of environmental exposures.  There will be a publicly available workshop summary, but you (parents of kids on the spectrum and/or advocates for same) can view the workshop via webcast Wednesday and Thursday if you have the time and inclination.  There’s also a new book coming out called Vaccinated! that the Parent Blogging Network will be reviewing next month — stay tuned!

You can always find out the latest activities of the National Academies online at or via their weekly email (available from the same site).  Tops on the list for last week was the Day Care study released by the National Institutes of Health.


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