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Why asking what causes autism is the wrong question
The animal rights charity PETA recently made a link between autism and drinking cow's milk. The article on its website discussed research that linked a diary-free diet with a reduction in symptoms of autism in children. The charity cited two particular research projects which suggest a link between drinking cow's milk and autism. It was...
Is Autism Associated with Socioeconomic Status?
Provocative new research discovers children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees, are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods. University of Wisconsin-Madison investigators lead the multi-institution study which reviewed if the skewed ASD prevalence was the result of inadequate...
Autism doesn’t have to be viewed as a disability or disorder
Autism may represent the last great prejudice we, as a society, must overcome. History is riddled with examples of intolerance directed at the atypical. We can sometime fear that which diverges from the “norm”, and sometimes that fear leads us to frame those who are different as being in some way lesser beings than ourselves. Intolerances...