I AamA father of an autistic daughter and a molecular biologist. When my daughter was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, I began an in-depth study of genetic components of autism. I believe that every autistic individual has gifts and need...
I am Dr. Richard Williams. I am the father of an autistic daughter and a molecular biologist. I began my prolific research into autism in order to better understand and advocate for my daughter who is on the spectrum. I bring years of in-depth and comprehensive study of the genetic components of autism.
I aim to bring you new perspectives and the latest research on autism science, as well as helpful advice about navigating life on the spectrum, for you, a family member or your child. If one were to count the presence of autistic traits as being on the autistic spectrum, the spectrum might include as much as 20% of the population!
I am a retired university professor and researcher of molecular genetics and microbiology, and a former World Health Organization-affiliated researcher. I believe that every individual is endowed with gifts – they simply need to be discovered, nurtured and encouraged. I am convinced from my work, research, and my own experiences raising an autistic daughter, that autism is, in some ways, a misunderstood blessing.
Verification: Here is my website announcing the Reddit AMA: https://allwaysautistic.com/reddit-ama/ Here is the story of my daughter and I: https://allwaysautistic.com/2020/02/27/nois-story/
Ask Me Anything!
Edit: 2:03pm AMA is closed at this time but I appreciate all the great questions and look forward to hosting another in the future. Please, visit my website to contact me or ask any follow up questions. https://allwaysautistic.com