Here’s the way I see it (plus some information on a recent study on genes). Let’s approach the question differently. What does NOT cause autism? I have long held the belief that the MMR vaccine did NOT cause my son’s autism. I believe there are over 200 studies that debunk the idea that the MMR vaccine causes autism (sorry, Jenny McCarthy, you backed the wrong … [Read more...] about What Causes Autism?
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Autism and a New Study Happy New Year 2022 Recently, I came across a study that provides one explanation on why autism presents in males more than females. NOTE: This is only one small study conducted by Dr. Christine Ecker of Goethe University in Germany. What did the study say? The study looked at why it seems as if autism presents more in boys/males than … [Read more...] about Autism and a New Study
Autism and On-Line Etiquette My son is an on-line gamer. Recently, he’s been playing this Risk-like game that takes place in Europe and can be a multi-player game. He likes doing the multi-player because he can occasionally get a player or two from Europe. The game can have up to thirty players at a time. He likes the possibility of playing with gamers from Europe … [Read more...] about Autism and On-Line Etiquette
Adults with Autism and Travel My son and I discussed our pre-pandemic travel plans the other day. What did we discuss? The summer of 2020, my son, husband, and I had a Europe trip planned. England, Poland, and France. We were very excited about this trip. My son was very excited. He was finally going to go to Europe, one of his dreams. Then, the trip … [Read more...] about Adults with Autism and Travel
Autism-Only School Environments Yet another article has inspired me to blog about a new topic. Is an autism-only schooling environment better or worse for a child on the autism spectrum? What a great discussion topic. My son was in a typical high school general education environment (a large school). He had two accommodations (down from six or so). In high … [Read more...] about Autism-Only School Environments