Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Guilty! Autism Blame from Cold Moms to Old Dads

Breaking Science News: Guilty! Old Dads convicted of causing children’s autism disorders, all charges dropped against environmental toxins! Once upon a time the medical community accepted without critical analysis the speculation that aloof, cold “refrigerator” moms caused their children’s autism disorders. Eventually that so called theory was exposed as a medical establishment fraud, a very ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Do Genetics Play ANY Role in Causing Autism?

“Autism is linked to different genes in different people,  and multiple genes could be involved in each affected person.” Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, November 1, 2011 Do genetics play ANY role in causing autism? The view that autism is caused purely by genetics held sway for many years especially with respect to funding autism ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Doherty Challenges Silly Autism Theory: Parental Stress Causes Autism? Really Dr. Maté? Really?

Conor Doherty, October 15, 2011, Out for a stroll with Dad  and showing no obvious signs of stress in his life In my last blog post I commented on Dr. Gabor Maté’s theory that parental stress causes autism disorders including Autistic Disorder.  Dr. Maté is reported to have admitted that he had no proof of his theory ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism & Environment Study:Genetics Only Autism Gang Running Scared, Creates Faux Controversy

Scared by althetrainer The “it’s gotta be genetic” gang is running scared over the recent twins study which confirms the pardigm shift in autism causation from 100% genetic to a gene-environment interaction model and which places much greater emphasis on the role of environmental factors, particularly perinatal and prenatal factors in triggering autism disorders.   ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Research Awakening: Environment Plays A Role In Causing Autism

“We have to look also at environmental factors, and from my point of view, the interaction between the genetic factors and the environmental factors … It looks like some shared environmental factors play a role in autism, and the study really points toward factors that are early in life that affect the development of the ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Blaming Parents: Autism Families Torn Apart by Ignorance

Families with autistic children, parents who love their autistic children dearly,  must endure much in order to live a normal life with their children, to be happy with their children to see them grow and develop to the best of their abilities notwithstanding their disabilities.  The concerns and challenges of parents of autistic children are ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism’s Compelling Question: What is Causing Spontaneous Mutations Linked to Autism?

“One compelling question is what is causing the mutations … The obvious conclusion one has to reach is that something environmental may well be the cause of these [spontaneous] changes in DNA” Irva Hertz-Picciotto, autism researcher and professor of public health science at UC Davis, commenting on studies led by Matthew W. State and  Michael Wigler, ...