Age of Autism The Year in Review

Join the Age of Autism team and special guest EPA whistleblower Dr. David Lewis for a discussion of Institutional Research Misconduct: The Autism Researcher's Worst Nightmare. Dr. Lewis’ cutting edge scientific research forced the EPA to abandon its policy of promoting the land application of sewage sludge on farm land. He is an internationally recognized research microbiologist who discovered that the AIDS virus could be transmitted by certain types of dental equipment that dentists share between patients. His research, published in Lancet and Nature Medicine, led to the current heat-sterilization standard for dentistry worldwide.

Mark Blaxill, MBA

Mark Blaxill is the father of a daughter diagnosed with autism, Chairman and co-founder of the Canary Party, editor at large for Age of Autism, a director of SafeMinds and a frequent speaker at autism conferences. He has authored a number of scientific publications on autism. He received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public/International Affairs at Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He co-authored a book with Dan Olmsted, The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-made Epidemic (Thomas Dunne, 2010).

Dan Olmsted

Dan Olmsted is Editor of, the daily web newspaper of the autism epidemic. He began reporting on autism in 2005, writing a weekly column for United Press International. In 2010, he and Mark Blaxill co-authored The Age of Autism -- Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic. A graduate of Yale College, he has been a journalist for 35 years and was an original staff member of USA Today and a senior editor of UPI.

Kim Stagliano

 Kim Stagliano, is wife, Mom, writer... and tired. She and her husband Mark have three gorgeous girls - who have autism. They think it's almost impossible, given that autism affects boys 4:1 over girls. They have found a way to survive the impossible. Kim is Managing Editor of, the nation's first daily web newspaper about the autism epidemic. She writes for The Huffington Post and has a column in Autism File magazine. She and Mark live in CT with Mia, Gianna and Bella.