NBC news , Fragile X and Autism Speaks
> the doctor's report. We're getting closer to the cause. I still think
> it's in us parents,that our genes are altered and being passed on.
> Don't ask me how, through food, water or air. Look for the common
> denominator. It has to affect the Y chromosome like fragil X affects
> the X in the XY gene.
From Old working autism, Forget about the cause to some degree and learn from those of us that have figured out autism. Autism is quite simple really. (too simple) The complicated bit is our lack of eye contact thought process baffles EVERY autism researcher and psychologist. Add in the fact were a bit deaf during the picture thoughts and that "automatically" makes autism a disorder to the highest degree. That is precisely why all of us mostly older than Rain Man era Autistic that do so well can't be admitted to or explained.
Interestingly, If you really follow the history of the fragile X studies they were once hailed in the Gay community as a great predictor if one was gay or not. I doubt that autistic families will admit to that part of the fragile x or even apply the previous knowledge to determine if their kid is Gay. The studies in question were along the lines of the Fragile X was a good indication of weather one was gay or not. The studies confirmed their results in the GLBT and Straight populations. I suspect and wonder if the Fragile X people used up their "capital" and drained the gay community and discovered Autism and Fragile X have a connection as well and are exploiting that to keep their gravy train funded. Autism is a billion dollar empire and a piece of that pie would be tasty.
Honestly PLEASE don't be homophobic I get several secret responses a week from autistic people from all over the globe via my Blog, that come out to me. Many are just beside themselves in their coming out process and I know no parent thinks their kid could be gay but many of us are. We can't help that fact and that decision was made for us by our genes we are not that way to spite you. In fact most of our anthropology of very high functioning people that build on Temple's work and have solved Autism are indeed in the GLbt Spectrum-yet another reason Autism will not admit to us.
Rich Shull Inventor of The Turing Motor a 70% efficient Green triple hybrid motor that will get an average car 90 MPG. Rich is also host of the Blog Pre Rain Man Autism and author of the book by the same name