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A possible explanation for “Refrigerator Mothers”

And I’m back. Yes, I know that I said I was done, but after several people who are close to me expressed their worries, I decided to hold off dropping blogging. And then this article¬†appeared in my Facebook feed. A … Continue reading

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On “refrigerator mothers” and genetics

If you’re an autism parent, you’ve probably heard the “Refrigerator Mother” theory. This is the execrable belief that autism is caused by a cold, uncaring mother. Sadly, the hypothesis persists despite its flaws. Current research is investigating the genetics of … Continue reading

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