Despite the dearth of posts on this blog, I am still reading about autism continually and learning so much about my son over the course of many months of therapies and new discoveries. I write blog posts in my head almost weekly, yet I can never seem to find the time to record them. (Sorry, reader(s), I know that's not fair! What can I say? I'm a busy mom who returned to school and has two small kids, one of them a total handful!!)
This recent article from the New York Times really spoke to me though. Not a lot of new information, but framed a bit differently.
"And I wonder if in giving advice about prevention, we risk repeating the errors of the past, making parents feel they’re to blame for a child’s autism because they failed to micromanage an environment full of complex agents with potential to interact with fetal genes in a range of damaging but poorly understood disruptions."
I DID avoid pesticides, haven't microwaved plastic in years and religiously took my prenatal vitamins! I promise that I don't feel a new wave of guilt from this article, but it is all interesting to think about, regardless.
"Environment Poses a Knotty Challenge In Autism" New York Times, August 8, 2011