Autism Health Policy Forums

SafeMinds is forming Autism Health Policy Forums that address four potentially life-threatening, commonly co-occurring conditions with autism. They are:

The purpose of the forums is to identify current research findings that may have clinical application for patients with autism today—but are not yet being used in most settings. The forums will also identify gaps in research that are necessary for providing the safest and most effective treatments for people with autism.

SafeMinds research committee members are developing the parameters for each forum, and are identifying the most appropriate researchers and clinicians for them. We are also seeking funding sources, from both public and private sources, to implement the forums. If you are interested in supporting the forums, consider a donation to SafeMinds.

March 22, 2015

SafeMinds Research for Autism Health

SafeMinds is dedicated to addressing the epidemic of autism. The SafeMinds Research for Autism Health highlights the recent science findings that can help you change practices to lower the risk or severity of autism. To your health, and those you love! Maternal Mercury Exposure A study in Environmental Health Perspectives by Emily C. Somers and […]

March 19, 2015

What’s Good for the Gut is Good for the Brain: A New Perspective on Autism

A global scientific conference on gut microbiota took place this week in Spain. Presenter Elaine Hsiao explained that autism is often marked by GI disturbance and in an animal model of autism, symptoms can be reversed with microbiome rebalancing.  What’s good for the gut is good for the brain: A new perspective on autism Read more here.

This Climate Change Researcher Weighs in on the Use of “Science” to Ridicule Parents who Question Vaccines
February 26, 2015

This Climate Change Researcher Weighs in on the Use of “Science” to Ridicule Parents who Question Vaccines

In 1988 Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky wrote a book, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which describes how the media tend to present information from government sources as unquestioned truth while marginalizing dissenting opinions and effectively controlling the terms of the debate. Herman and Chomsky’s astute observations are as applicable today as they were 27 years ago.

No, Hillary Clinton - The Science Isn't Settled
February 05, 2015

No, Hillary Clinton, the Science Isn’t Settled

By Lyn Redwood, R.N.,M.S.N. “The science is clear.” “The science is settled.” “There is no debate about the science of vaccines.” These are just some of the claims about “science” lighting up the Twitter-sphere. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s February 2nd tweet has been spreading like a wildfire in southern California: The science is […]

Thimerosal Found to Disrupt Mitochondrial Function in Cells From People With Autism
January 21, 2015

More Evidence of Harm: Thimerosal Found to Disrupt Mitochondrial Function in Cells From People With Autism

By Lyn Redwood, R.N., M.S.N., co-founder of SafeMinds In 1999 when I came to the realization that my son had been exposed to over 125 times his EPA daily allowable exposure to mercury from his infant vaccines, I started researching a little known vaccine preservative called thimerosal. The more I learned about thimerosal, the more […]

What in the world is actually causing autism?
September 10, 2014

Empirical Data Show Autism is On the Rise. Is it Logical to Blame the Toxins of the 1970s?

By Cynthia Nevison, Ph.D., SafeMinds Board Member   When I was pregnant with my first son in 2007, I read that a boy in the U.S. had a 1 in 91 chance of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A good friend was a special education teacher who attended national meetings to keep up […]

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