A Dad's Journey

Father of Autistic Twins Speaks Out

Browsing Posts published on April 13, 2010

A rather interesting study.  Time will tell if there’s any teeth to the claims they make.

Research in the FASEB Journal describes discrete epigenetic changes of DNA in a certain subgroup of twins and siblings with autism

A new discovery raises hope that autism may be more easily diagnosed and that its effects may be more reversible than previously thought. In a new study appearing online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have identified a way to detect the disorder using blood and have discovered that drugs which affect the methylation state (“DNA tagging”) of genes could reverse autism’s effects. This type of drug is already being used in some cancer treatments.


I’ve been moving Michael from the master bed he has deemed for himself in the middle of the night and depositing him in the smaller middle room that his parents have deemed for Michael.

It all plays out like a badly written French farce.  Lots of doors opening and closing, exit left, enter right.  Folks bumping in the night.

And I then wake up exhausted, but where???

It takes me a couple of minutes to get my bearings and then see who, if anyone, is sleeping with me.  Quite frankly, the whole thing is a bit unnerving.  I can’t even begin to allow myself a sexual thought because I will likely be freaked out once I discover who I’m sharing my bed with.

Ah, for the day, the boys actually put themselves to sleep in their own room.  Then I will know what heaven must be like.