Boring in Israel – Autism Research


It took 32 years for me to be diagnosed with Autism, replacing some other diagnoses during my life. It only happened once we’ve lived in Israel for several years, and some people more educated in Autism noticed some signs and recommended testing for me.

So this morning, when I was reading Ynet over my coffee, an article about further findings in research of the genetic background of Autism caught my attention. Researchers at my sister-in-law Maya’s alma mater, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev discovered an evolutionary signature associated with Autism. Their findimgs can help develop better therapies in the future, which is exciting news.

And maybe, finally, this news will prompt people to vaccinate against deadly childhood deaseases.

2 Responses to “Boring in Israel – Autism Research”

  1. Shauna575 says:

    And, how do you feel having now been diagnosed with autism? Do some things about you make sense now? Do you have satisfaction in understanding it about yourself now? Or, is it just more information?
    I’d be interested in the link to the ben gurion uni news item except my Hebrew is non-existent anymore.

    • Oh shoot, for some odd reason I never realized about a dozen comments happened! Sorry, I wasn’t ignoring you, and it’s still less than half a year since your comments.

      The Ynet article is in English, and I think it has been picked up by other news sites.

      Having my own Autism diagnosis didn’t really change anything, other than my eligibility for certain programs that I’m not taking advantage of. It kind of explains things, but most of those are not very important in my every day life any more.

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