When Ann Hotez's third child Rachel was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, the mother's first reaction was to believe something she had done while pregnant had brought about the condition.
"I was blaming myself terribly, like it was something I did wrong during my pregnancy," Hotez said.
She began racking her brain for a possible explanation for possible causes of the condition. This was 1994 and comparatively little information was available about autism. Many doctors still believed the...Full Story