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Transcript of Autism
1998 Lancet Paper - Based on obervations of only 12 children
Proven to be a fraudulent report
No link between Autism and MMR vaccine Refrigerator Mothers 1950s - autism is a result of mothers being cold and distant to their children
The roots of autism do not have any link to poor parenting Altered conditions in the womb
Lack of essential nutrients in the baby's body Environment Genetics Do NOT 'cure' autism Speech
Therapy Special educational programs Applied Behaviour Analysis
(ABA) Psychoactive Drugs Antidepressants Stimulants But Supress social & communication defficiencies Early introduction of human interaction Early:
introduction Management AWARENESS Recognise autism as a disease, not a way of life
Raise awareness on supporting research facilities
Accomodating people with autism into everyday society interruption in expression of some genes
E.g. Engrailed (EN2) gene for normal neural development
40% of autism cases related to this gene's expression He is NOT Autistic. He is a PERSON with Autism. Early:
Treatment Autism Affects every 6 out of 1000 people Males Females 5:1