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Autism Working Group

CHE Autism is a working group of over 150 health professionals, scientists, and concerned individuals interested in exploring the connections between autism and environmental health, as well as discussing new paradigms in research and treatment.

CHE and Commonweal have had a strong interest in autism for many years. Commonweal co-hosted a series of conferences over the past decade exploring the new paradigm of autism research and treatment. Two of the co-hosts of these conferences, Dr. Martha Herbert and Dr. Robert Hendren served as Science Advisers to CHE Autism.

This working group provides a listserv for the purpose of sharing new research and policy ideas and discussion. Additionally the CHE Autism Working Group occasionally hosts teleconferences featuring leading researchers speaking to current autism and environmental health topics (links to past calls available below).

Michael Lerner, president of Commonweal, currently facilitates CHE Autism. If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to join the CHE Autism Working Group please email info@healthandenvironment.org with a request to subscribe. If you are not a CHE Partner, please first complete the Partner application. As a part of the application you can select to join the CHE Autism Working Group as well as other working groups of interest to you.

CHE Partners subscribed to the CHE Autism listserv can access the listserv archive to view messages previously distributed.

Past Calls

July 21, 2016 --

Autism pathways analysis: a functional framework and clues for further investigation
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to MP3 recording

July 20, 2016 --

CHE-AK Working Group Call: Protecting Alaska's Children from Neurodevelopmental Harm: Project TENDR's New Consensus Statement on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Background Information / Resources

Listen to MP3

July 13, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 Recording

July 12, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Consensus on the Environmental Chemicals Contributing to Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Project TENDR
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 Recording

July 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health – A 2016 California Report
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 Recording

June 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Exploring Multifactorial Contributors to Disease Outcomes: The Possible Role of Acetaminophen in Asthma and Autism
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 recording

April 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Looking Toward Green Chemistry: A Conversation with a Pioneer in the Field, Dr. Terrence Collins
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

November 18, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Brain Sex Differences During Gestation: The Role of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

April 15, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Perinatal Exposure to a Mixture of Common Low-Dose Phthalates and Flame Retardants Leads to Autistic Features in Rats
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

March 6, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Alaska call: Environmental Exposures and Autism:The Interplay Between Genes, Environment and Health Status
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

June 21, 2012 --

CHE Partnership Call - Expanding our Understanding of Autism: Beyond Genetics to Whole Systems Approaches
Background Information /Resources/Speaker slides

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

December 12, 2006 --

CHE Partnership Call - Rethinking Autism: Towards a Whole Body Paradigm
Background Information/Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 Recording

 

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