Autism and the Inferior Colliculus, Book 3: Memoir of Discovery by Eileen Nicole Simon, Anders Cody Simon
Two perspectives, a mother seeking to find out everything about autism and a son who just wants, “To live and enjoy my life a little.”
Evidence published in the medical literature over the past several decades provides a link between developmental language disorder and impaired function within the auditory system of the brain. Enough is known about un-physiological procedures used in childbirth and neonatal care that could be changed, to investigate a possible causal role. The increase in prevalence of autism over the past 2 to 3 decades has dealt a tragic blow to too many families. The over-funding of genetic research should be re-directed to investigating possible causes of autism in plain view that could be stopped.
Childhood, grandmothers, great-grandmother, Dad, brothers, schools, hospitals, New England, New York, California, the world, planes, trains, anxiety, and a leave-of-absence from a “community” group home.
Education: PhD (Biochemistry) Boston University School of Medicine, MS (Mathematics) Northeastern University, Boston MA, BA (Chemistry) Barnard College, New York NY, AA (Nursing) Labouré College, Boston MA. Employment: Nursing (1991-present) Bridgewater State Hospital, Westborough State Hospital, Winthrop Hospital. Special Needs Tutor (2005) Lexington MA. Customer Service (1994-1998) Meditech. Software Engineer (1960-1990) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Bolt Beranek & Newman, American Science & Engineering, Digital Equipment Corporation.
Anders Cody Simon
Education: Riverview School, E.Sandwich MA, Pine Point School, Camden ME, Gaebler School, Waltham MA, Ward 6 School, Boston MA. Employment: Product Assembly (1992-2003) Clarke Workshop, Westborough State Hospital, Westborough MA, Store Maintenance (1987-1989) Burger King, Boston MA.