A Dad's Journey

Father of Autistic Twins Speaks Out

Browsing Posts published in August, 2012

Once again, it’s time for the yearly Lonnie pilgrimage to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Why the destination sounds pleasant, the 10 hours in a car to get there is less than appealing.  We are trying to break up the trip by staying at a Comfort Inn along the Virginia Coast.  Hopefully, this goes better than last year’s debacle in Virginia City.  That high rise hotel was tons of fun for the boys and a nightmare for their parents.

In any event, I’m sure I will enjoy it or at least recall it fondly.

Wish me luck.  I’m going to need it!



Gene Related to Autism Behavior ID’d in Mice Study

By         Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 13, 2012

Gene Related to Autism Behavior ID'd in Mice StudyIn a new mouse study, University of California, Davis, researchers have found that a defective gene is responsible for brain changes that lead to the disrupted social behavior that accompanies autism.

Investigators believe the discovery could lead to the development of medications to treat the condition.

Hell, I qualify as the dad of two severely autistic boys.  Looks like a good time.  I could be like the guy on the right, sticking out like a sore thumb.  Anyway the link takes you to a charity event the NYSE held last night for Autism Speaks.