DNA & Autism Research/Study ~ Links

I always love reading information on connections between DNA and Autism because it is incredibly fascinating! So much that’s been learned already and still much to be discovered!

A few article links below:

Intricate DNA flips, swaps found in people with autism By Jessica Wright

Clever strategy recreates large DNA changes linked to autism By Jessica Wright

Questions for Thomas Bourgeron: In search of โ€˜second hitsโ€™ — Interview of Thomas Bourgeron by Jessica Wright

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Autism & Generalization ~ Articles

Query in Autism Science: What, exactly, is Autism?

From Spectrum News Article by Jessica Wright

Let’s Stop Treating Autism as Abnormal

From qz.com (Quartz) and written by Dr. Sarah C. Bauer

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Both are great, and interesting, articles and hit upon thoughts/opinions I’ve had for a very long time!

I completely dislike that I am put in a position to call my son abnormal or whatever slightly derogatory, but socially acceptable, term for his social issues or everyday challenges.

(And I when I say dislike what I really mean is “I”m ready to square up to any f***er who has crappy, ignorant things to say about him”).

I just wish so badly every single day that there were easier ways for people to become informed about Autism, and its vast broadness!

Because realistically just like “normal” *slight disdain inject here* individuals no two people are exactly the same so why should everyone who is diagnosed with a Spectrum Disorder be as well. It’s completely ludicrous!!

OCD & Autism

Now this is something that I have been curious about for a very long time because of how similar the two diagnosis can be to each other.

I’ve had some people, usually complete strangers *insert an eye roll here* inquire into whether my son is OCD, or even try to argue with me about his ASD diagnosis!

I wish it was easier for the general populace to get informed about ASD… but that is an entirely different topic altogether and I am totally tangenting.

This article (link below) was definitely an interesting read, especially for me!

Sweeping Study Underscores Autisms Overlap with Obsessions – By Ann Griswold

Environment Factors, Genes, & Autism ~ Link to External Article

Every few months I do a search for any new information or studies to do with Autism and Genetics and Environmental Factors as there is just so much new stuff being discovered on a fairly regular basis now.
And, I like to stay as informed as I can ๐Ÿ™‚

This article was extremely interesting!!

Why Don’t we Know What Environmental Factors Cause Autism? – Spectrum Article By Sarah Deweerdt