Up until 1980’s autism was thought to be caused by poor parenting (refrigerator moms). In 1964 Bernard Rimland published his reticular formation hypothesis of autism. This is still considered a viable theory, but no one has been able to get a significant handle on the reticular formation. With recent breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson’s (see parkinsonstmj.com) it is now known that jaw alignment sensors (trigeminal proprioceptors) have a major influence on the reticular formation. Through precision jaw orthopedic techniques significant progress is being seen in most cases.
See article(autism_article_210) by Dr. Jennings for more information