By Kim Stagliano
I realize today is a holiday for many of us. So I apologize for making you want to spit out your jelly beans with this post. A new study (by a psychiatrist, of course) has been released linking autism to maternal drinking while pregnant.
Now I ask you: "Did you drink while pregnant?" Did your mother or your grandmother? Which one of you has a child with autism and knows dozens or more mothers with affected children? Heck, I didn't even sniff vanilla extract while pregnant.
Maybe we can write a play, a murder mystery about autism, and call it "Alcohol and Old Sperm."
As this study was flying around the lists last night, most people concurred these researchers have it backwards. Drinking doesn't cause autism. But autism can cause drinking.
Read about the study HERE.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.