Autism Speaks has taken the word “cure” out of its mission statement. The new mission focuses on the advance of research concerning causes and therapies for autism instead of finding a cure for autism.
Anti-vaxers and pro-vaxers have been arguing over the safety of childhood vaccinations. Science has repeatedly come out and testified that vaccinations do not cause autism and other types of disabilities. Autism Speaks has recently revised its stance on childhood vaccinations saying “Scientific research has not directly connected autism to vaccines.”