This article was posted on NDNation. The featured couple are friends of a friend.
I like how the article tackles the "cause of autism" debate:
There is much debate about what causes the disorder. But this story is strictly about how genetics could play a role....Autism is so complex researchers and parents are exploring causes from every angle. This is just one approach and would not apply to every child because there is such a wide spectrum.
I like that the article does not engage in the debate but rather explores one option. As parents, the "cause" debate can become a passionate one. Because we believe genetics played a heavy role in Robbie's autism, I'm drawn to this article. But as the article says "this is just one approach."
While we believe genetics played a role, I know many people who believe vaccines played a significant role in their child's autism. Who am I to say they're wrong because I've had a different experience? I encourage parents to do their own homework, perform their own research and come to their own conclusions. Don't listen to what I say or what anyone else says. Our experience may not be applicable to yours. You know your child best - you're in charge.
This is just one angle.