Rod Dreher discusses Autism and recent research

Rod Dreher, in his Beliefnet blog “Crunchy Con,” has spoken of having a daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has wrote 4 posts on autism in 2010, mostly in regard to recent research concerning Autism and Aspergers. Here they are:

http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/06/autism-genes-discovered-cure-closer.html -He also discusses various parental responses as to whether or not a cure would be desired.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/05/is-the-autism-diet-really-ineffective.html – He does not have or give a definitive answer here but discusses the matter from the perspective of a parent wanting to do their best for his child.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/02/toxins-and-autism.htmlAgain, he is studying the research and hearing from professionals, and from these he leans toward a “Yes.”

http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/02/temple-grandin-were-failing-our-geeks.html Temple Grandin is a professor who is herself Autistic, and she indicts our education system for, among other things, eliminating shop and art classes.

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