Contact Joyce Martin, Director, Environmental Health Initiative for any questions at 202-387-1968 ext. 222 or JMartin@aaidd.orgAAIDD will present a unique forum June 9 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the St. Paul Crowne Hotel to explore the science, policy and economics of environmental exposures and the health impacts on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). A luncheon panel will highlight autism and special cases in Minnesota. The workshop is supported by the John Merck Fund. The workshop will feature nationally prominent speakers and those familiar with state developments. Download an agenda. David Wallinga, MD, MPA, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, MN will tackle the science of exposures: What is the science that links environmental exposures and impacts on the developing brain? Leo Trasande, MD, MPH, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY costs associated will present the national with ID/DD and Kathleen Schuler, MPH, IATP (Healthy Legacy) MN will respond with the costs incurred by Minnesota. Anne Kelly , M.D., M.P.H., MN, pediatrician and expert on autism, Donna Ferullo, MA, Director of Program Research at the Autism Society, and Huda Farah, MN, epidemiologist and contributor to the original Health Department study on a Somali cluster will highlight autism and special cases in Minnesota. Lindsay Dahl, Washington DC, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, Dan Endreson, MA, MN, Healthy Legacy and Kate Knuth, Minnesota State Representative and sponsor of the ToxicFree Kids Act, will discuss the policy issues and legislative developments related to environmental exposures and the health impacts on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).