Autism Center of Pittsburgh to Present Controversial Conference on Autism and Environmental Toxins, Vaccines

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Autism Center of Pittsburgh and AutismLink, the largest autism advocacy organization in the State of Pennsylvania will be holding the 2008 Pittsburgh Autism Expo on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

Details on the conference and registration can be found at This two day conference is only $70 for parents and $140 for professionals. Certificates will be provided for continuing education credits. (Attendees must submit their own certificates for credit.)

The conference will focus on the relationship between vaccines, the environment and autism spectrum disorders and feature some of the country's top experts on the subjects of nutrition, environmental toxins, and the relationship between autism and vaccines.

"Recent findings in several cases at the CDC indicate that there may be a link between vaccines, autism, environmental toxins and mitochondrial disease," said Cindy Waeltermann, President of the Autism Center of Pittsburgh. "Parents are very concerned and hungry for information on these topics."

David Kirby, the New York-based investigative journalist and author of the NY Times Bestseller, "Evidence of Harm, Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic - A Medical Controversy," the keynote speaker, will discuss recent developments in what has become perhaps the most contentious medical debate of a generation.

Presenters include Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D., board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer; Dr. Philip DeMio, M.D., DAN Physician and father of a child with autism; Dr. Cheryl Leuthauser, D.O., Integrative medicine specialist; Kelly Dorfman, MS, LN, Nutritionist; Drs. Len Brancewicz and Joe DiMatteo, Board Certified Nutritionists and Homeopaths; Dr. Charles Simkovich, DC, Chiropractor & Cranio Sacral Therapy; Dr. Scott Faber, M.D., Developmental Pediatrician

For more information, call (412) 364-1886 or visit

Seating is limited.

SOURCE AutismLink

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