Autism Lives Matter
Posted by ENRIQUE BASURTO
- Why is ASD much more prevalent in some countries than others?
- Why are boys much more likely to be diagnosed with ASD than girls?
- Why do some biomedical treatments, diets and supplements work for some kids but not others?
- What biomarkers and/or scanning technologies may be leveraged to diagnose ASD and its level of severity?
- How can we “flatten the Autism curve” to achieve a significant reduction in ASD symptoms and behaviors in the existing and prevent future cases?
Autism is a medical condition and hence, one that could be potentially treatable.
Some people think that we should just accept Autism and that if a child is treated it changes who that kid is. I am still the same person I was, only now I’m happy and can enjoy life. It is hard to understand that children are not receiving proper medical treatment because some people think we should “celebrate Autism.” When doctors believe the medical issues associated with Autism are just part of a “developmental disorder”, children are not treated for the same medical conditions as every other kid. Is that really okay?— Ryan Hinds, Aerospace EngineerExcerpt from the book “I Know You’re in There. Winning our War Against Autism” by Marcia Hinds (2020).