The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI), a national working group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), has developed a policy consensus statement on environmental agents associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. This policy statement is based on the scientific consensus statement that LDDI published earlier this year and details specific policy initiatives to be taken to protect children from exposures that may contribute to learning and developmental disabilities and autism.
Everyone is encouraged to sign the statement no later than Monday, September 1st. The policy statement, the scientific statement, and the signature form for the policy statement are all available on the LDDI website.
The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI) is a national project fostering collaboration among learning and developmental disability organisations, researchers, health professionals and environmental health groups to address concerns about the impact environmental pollutants may have on healthy brain development. LDDI currently has over 250 organisational and individual participants engaged in educational and policy efforts.
Written on 5 September 2008.