By Ginger Taylor
In May, I told AoA's readers [HERE] about the Maine CDC's Autism Conference where GI treatment, and environmental causes, including vaccination, were discussed. The videos of the conference were due to be posted on the Maine CDC's web site by the end of June; however, after the conference Maine CDC discovered that a new state law had been passed that prevented them from being made available on the state's site before being closed captioned so that they were ADA compliant.
As they had not budgeted for close captioning, it took some time to find the funding and some more time to actually get the job done, and well... I got impatient.
So this week I posted the videos to Adventures In Autism in six parts:
- Welcome and introduction by Dora Ann Mills, MD, MPH, Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, State Health Officer, featuring Becky Grant-Widen, board member of the National Autism Association. [HERE]
- Autism 101, and overview of autism and diagnostic measures by several Maine developmental pediatricians. [HERE]
- Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Co-Morbidities in Autism by Tim Buie, MD, Pediatric Gastrointerologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School [HERE]
Maine CDC is encouraging free distribution of the videos and would like to offer them to other state health authorities and similar associations. If you would like a set of DVD's feel free to contact me and I will make sure you get a set.
Conference Materials, Power Point presentations may be found on the Maine CDC web site [HERE].
I will let you know when they become available directly on the Maine CDC web site, but it may take few more weeks.
(Please let me know if there are any problems with the videos as I have not yet had a chance to run through them to make sure the conversion from the DVD to online was flawless.)
Ginger Taylor, M.S. is an autism mom who writes at AdventuresInAutism.com and whose blood pressure is lowering as she sees that more and more mainstream physicians and researchers are waking up to the fact that autism is a problem, and probably a problem that we brought on ourselves.