Monday, August 2, 2010

The Geek Syndrome - Autism - and its milder cousin Asperger's syndrome- is surging among the children of Silicon Valley. Are math-and-tech genes to blame?

In the last 20 years, significant advances have been made in developing methods of behavioral training that help autistic children find ways to communicate. These techniques, however, require prodigious amounts of persistence, time, money, and love. Though more than half a century has passed since Kanner and Asperger first gave a name to autism, there is still no known cause, no miracle drug, and no cure. And now, something dark and unsettling is happening in Silicon Valley. Click here for full article.