In knowledge lies power…
Becoming an Informed Consumer of Research
It is not often that the parent, teacher, or friend of a person with an ASD is also a scientist. Whether you’re a lawyer or a plumber, a homemaker or a musician, making sense of autism research may seem a daunting task. Learning to understand and evaluate autism research, however, is easier than you might think, and well worth the effort. Becoming a knowledgeable consumer of research will empower you as you advocate for a person with an ASD.
(The following articles are presented courtesy of The Organization for Autism Research)
This article by IAN explains research that finds an association between autism and other factors:
What theories currently help us explain the behavior and way of being we see in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Based on what researchers and clinicians have observed or discovered over recent years, what insights have we gained, and where are we going next?