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Neurofibromatosis Type 1

NF1 is a common co-morbidity with Autism Chances are very high that if you’re diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder — including Asperger’s Syndrome — you also have Neurofibromatosis Type 1, because they share a common cause that’s genetically transmitted. Video by Columbia University Medical School, NY on synaptic pruning and autism What are Type …


Tracing the genetic sources of Asperger’s Syndrome in families

By John Counsel I’m an Aspie. My mother was an Aspie — and her mother was almost certainly an Aspie, based on these two factors: They both had Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (personal memories, journals and large photo portraits with clearly-identifiable Neurofibroma Type 1 external tumours/skin tags on their faces/heads). Their behaviour — classic Aspie eccentricities …

Serial Overloads


By John Counsel What is it? The meaning of “Neural overload” — also called “sensory overload” — tends to depend on the person to whom you’re talking and their professional background. Like most things in life, the simplest explanation is often the best — provided, always, that it takes into account the latest known facts, …