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July 2012

Autism Speaks Kicks Off Nantucket Walk

On Sunday, July 29th over 200 island residents met at the newly restored Nantucket Dreamland Theater to kick-off the August 18 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Nantucket.  Considered one of the oldest movie theaters in America, The Dreamland began its life as a Quaker Meeting House, was once a straw hat factory, part of a hotel, and finally, after being floated by barge to its present location in 1906, it became Nantucket’s first vaudeville house.

Pesticide Exposure and Risk of Autism

This week’s “Got Questions?” answer is from Alycia Halladay, Ph.D., Autism Speaks director of research for environmental sciences.

While I was pregnant, I came in contact with a pesticide that has now been removed from the market. Could this have been one of the reasons my child has autism?