In the book and TV series “Cosmos,” Carl Sagan argued that it presented a case of artificial selection, but critics disagree.
Medication and/or genetic therapies for other types of autism will presumably follow thereafter…For parents of severely autistic children – those who are non-verbal and not able to function within society to any significant degree, perhaps genetic therapy would provide significant benefits.But for individuals on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, this genetic ‘fix’ may not be the best choice.So, after weeks of focusing this blog on the challenges facing Gregory and our family, today I celebrate the many strengths and unique perspectives of my Aspie. Annual JCC Rockland & Parent Support Network Conference: Current Autism Research: Practical Strategies for parents and Professionals – Meeting the Needs of Children and Youth on the Spectrum, (West Nyack, NY, 2009). “Clinical Tests Begin on Medication to Correct Fragile X Defect,” US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, November 2, 2009.(Autism, defined here, includes all ASD, including Autism Disorder, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, etc.