Environmental Factors

Vaccines and Autism

Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccin... More...

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts Awareness Day at State House

BOSTON (April 16, 2014) - Yesterday, the Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) held their annual Autism Spectrum Awareness and Acceptance Day at the Massachusetts State House.  Members of the autism community and those... More...

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million for New Research Projects

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 6, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of nearly $2.7 million for the funding of 13 new research projects over the next three years. The... More...

Autism Speaks Awards Nearly $2.7 Million in Research Grants

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce new fundi... More...

Caution Still Needed with Mercury Exposure during Pregnancy

A new study found no increased risk of autism associated with mothers eatin... More...

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