This site, a work
in progress, houses my writings and my interests.
I am a pediatric
neurologist and a brain development researcher. My main focus is
autism. After much thought, I have come to the formulation that
autism may be most inclusively understood and helped through an
inclusive whole-body systems approach, where genes and environment are
understood to interplay.
My approach to
autism is rooted both in my own research findings and in several
decades of work prominently featuring systems theory and other
interdisciplinary approaches. The prominence of large brains in
many young children with autism calls for fresh thought at many levels
to how we think about what the problems and challenges are in autism,
and what may cause them.
I also have great
concerns about our planetary environment. We are at an
evolutionarily novel and grave turning point. Given what is at
stake, I propose that all of our challenges be viewed through this
lens. The nature and frequency of autism merits being viewed in
Please join me in
reflecting upon these and related concerns, and in formulating
strategic and leveraged interventions.