At the entrance to one of the schools at which I teach is a quote from the anthropologist Margaret Mead. It reads, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
In my last article I noted the belief of many DAN practitioners that the problem with autism was one of “infections and toxins.” I questioned whether infections and toxins could produce similar effects in T-cell disruption, leading to immune system over-reaction and causing both autism and seizures. (My first article discussed research showing that a meningitis virus in a mouse led to fatal seizures by causing an overreaction of the animal's immune system.) I was also looking for a possible way to link the infections and toxins, but couldn’t piece together how they might interact.