In a Silent Way

January 26, 2009

Seven years ago Miles was diagnosed as having Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). He had been very slow to learn new words, and was not speaking very much by the time he was 18 months old. Fortunately, our pediatrician was particularly vigilant about possible early signs of autism, and insisted that we have […]

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What’s the Harm?

January 16, 2009

As a parent of a child with Asperger’s syndrome, I pay particular attention to the debate over whether vaccinations cause autism – an issue that has been settled scientifically time and time again.  (Short answer: Vaccines don’t cause autism.) The debate is emotionally charged – what parent wouldn’t want to find a root cause for […]

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