"Lecture on Autism continues Caskey Lecture Series at The University of South Carolina.
"The university's College of Arts and Sciences hosted "Autism: A New Genetic Approach" Thursday evening.
"Dr. Arthur L. Beaudet, of Baylor College of Medicine, was on hand to discuss evidence that some forms of genetically-linked autism may be preventable.
"The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder."
Imagine the public’s perception of autism. Countless articles talk about the genetic studies. Other pieces link autism to older moms, older dads, lack of vitamin D, antidepressants during pregnancy, air pollution, plastics, having siblings too close together, smoking moms, overweight moms, etc.
Here genetics is mentioned along with the idea of prevention. (Actually, those pushing this view believe there’s a genetic predisposition along with bad lifestyle choices that trigger autism. Vaccines are never the issue.) I'm still waiting for one of these lecturers to talk about the autism emergency and chastise health officials and the medical community FOR DOING NOTHING TO RECOGNIZE IT OR STOP IT. That never happens, of course.
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