William Shaw PhD, biochemist, and toxicologist, specialized in integrative treatments for autism and maintenance of brain health, founder of Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., IMMH, New Beginnings Nutritionals, expert witness, biochemical and nutritional consultant, accomplished researcher, teacher and speaker
Dr. Shaw has published two books on the causes and treatments of autism which have sold more then a million copies in 12 languages. Discovered that chemicals derived from Clostridia bacteria are a major cause, perhaps the major cause, of autism spectrum disorders as well as many neuropsychiatric diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, seizures, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and others. He solved a major medical mystery at CDC that was causing inaccurate thyroid testing throughout the world. With Sydney Baker, he published an account of a complete reversal of autism by the treatment of mold with antifungal drugs. He founded the Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. a world leader in integrative medical testing which provided testing in multiple languages throughout the world. Shaw was the recipient of the 2013 award for outstanding research in child brain research by the International Academy of Child Brain Research for his research in the field of autism. In 2021 Shaw was awarded the Jonathan Forman Award by the American Association of Environmental Medicine for his outstanding contributions to the field of Environmental Medicine. In 2022, Shaw received the Herbert J. Rinkel Award from the American Association of Environmental Medicine for his contributions in teaching in the field of environmental medicine. Shaw has been the keynote speaker at the National Autism Society of America National Meeting, the National Meeting of the American Association for Environmental Medicine, and the National Meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Medicine, the Pan American Allergy Association, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and many others. He has spoken to numerous medical groups and has provided medical training in virtually every state in the United States and in most of the developed countries of the world in approximately 500 scientific presentations.