Win a Signed Copy of Dr. Bob Sears's The Autism Book
Dr. Bob Sears's The Autism Book Brings Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention To Light

Defeat Autism Now! Meets In Baltimore, MD

DAN! The Defeat Autism Now! conference in Baltimore this past weekend drew hundreds, and it was hard not to notice some historical resonances. The conference hotel was close to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, where autism was first diagnosed as a disorder 67 years ago. And April, of course, is Autism Awareness Month. I did a short video interview about where things stand today with Stephen Edelson, director of the Autism Research Institute -- please allow for my first-timer's production values. We are proud that ARI is a sponsor of Age of Autism; it was founded by Bernie Rimland, with whom Steve worked for many years. -- Dan Olmsted



You were so incredibly helpful at the DAN conference!! Thank you so much for your help! Loved meeting your son and beautiful girls. They were all something so special! You are well on your way.
Much thanks again,
Jacey Capurso

Tara McMillan

I went to the conference as a volunteer, and I really learned many things that are going to help me as I fight for my son as he recovers from Autism. Many people that are helping him are just now starting to see that He is getting better, and I am not just a quack mom who touts recovery. I am so glad that I was able to go, and I would go again if I had the oppurtunity.


85% of autism = poisoning.

It's that simple. According to the Cleveland Clinic, mitochondia are very vulnerable to toxins and viruses in the environment. Too many toxins can trigger a mitochondrial dysfunction. The consequences can be dire.

Toxicological tests should be performed on the effects of multiple vaccines and the vaccine schedule on the mitochondria. This is an understudied area that has lead to drug recalls after the fact. (listen to the podcast below)

Why is Testing for Mitochondrial Toxicity Important?

Pfizer Drug Safety Research & Development and author of the 2008 book "Drug Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction".

Listen to the mp3 below, right click here to download the file or subscribe to the iTunes podcast!(Link opens iTunes)


Cutting edge research of the immune system - very nice!

Looking into the environmental causes very nice!

Environmental and immune will equal vaccines.

Validation - very nice!

The ground work has been laid - very nice!
And it is showing up here by the way!!!!

Take heart Dr. Wakefield and all because it is happening were it matters at the ground swell!!!!

Just in the last two years I have noticed a changing attitude in the medical profession. They are more accepting. When I say something they shake their heads YES - NOT LIKE THEY DID BEFORE!!!!!!!


"well that is too bad for you" (but we really don't care).

Or "You are just rare and if you happened to have noticed many others it is just because it is now a big world and people move around alot" (we can not save the whole world).
Or - "Oh - you blame the vaccines (then they roll eyes, and a smirk appears at the corner of their mouths) well now your baby takes vaccines about every month, the timing was just misfortunate and lead you to a wrong conclusion".

Now - a head shakes up and down slightly!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)