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Origins of Autism 

If you're pregnant, planning a family, or already have a young child, you are likely very concerned about autism. Scouring the Internet reveals only that the rate is increasing rapidly (now 1 in 59), and the cause is not known. In fact, there are not even any viable theories. This is not only puzzling, but unacceptable. ​

The medical and research communities have spent billions of dollars on millions of children, but still have no idea what actually causes autism. In fact, they even advance the misguided theory that since autism presents in so many different ways (the Spectrum), there must be a variety of causes.

More alarming is their observation that autism appears to be the result of abnormalities in brain structure or function. That is not a cause, that's the result. There is plenty of information on treatments and mitigation but by then, it's too late. You have an obligation to protect your child. To do that, the cause must be identified. 

Meanwhile, your child's well-being is at risk.​

Fresh perspective

As a committed researcher, the author became intrigued. Why are there so many manifestations, millions of children afflicted, and billions spent on research, yet no viable theories of its origin exist? He approached the mystery from a different perspective, focusing on what the toddler’s brain is doing, why, the process it uses to accomplish that mission, and how it gets corrupted.

As a parent, this fresh approach provides valuable information you need to foster your child's healthy brain development. Auction Block explains in simple terms how and why actions, brain development, and responses are both connected and profoundly influenced by our ancient origins and our contemporary surroundings.

Whether you are interested in protecting your child from autism or improving your life, Auction Block identifies harmful common denominators that exist all around us, why they present a danger, and how to avoid them. 

Auction Block Book Cover

New conclusion

Evolution takes centuries, so answers do not lie in our DNA. Vaccinations and thimerosal are ruled out. No single element has been identified as a major contributor... until now.  

The first case was diagnosed in 1943, and the rate now stands at 1 in 59. A solution was urgently needed, and it was clearly not coming from old methods or sources that consistently fail to produce results. 

Readers of Auction Block have a far better understanding of brain development. They also now know why rates are higher in some circumstances (boys, siblings, older or obese parents, military families overseas, etc.) and lower in others, such as  Amish communities.  They also now know how to protect their children from factors that totally corrupt the mission of a developing brain. If you have children, Auction Block is a must-read. 

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Use this new information to protect your child. Auction Block is now available for purchase.

A Fresh Perspective

Traditional Research

Doctors and researchers have attempted to discover the cause of autism for decades, but their focus on the outcome totally obscured the origin. Consequently, their consistent failure was entirely predictable. Imagine typing "mt" on your computer when you meant to type "my". When "mt" appears on the monitor, is the monitor defective?  If you were a doctor, you'd tear it to pieces in search of the origin that will forever elude you, but an engineer would know exactly where to look.

Fruitless Efforts

The flawed approach by the medical community has veiled the cause of autism since its discovery. Billions have been spent on millions of children, yet affliction rates still rise. They've engaged in an endless and futile search for a link between autism and genetics, events and behaviors during pregnancy, medical problems, and a litany of other possible causes, but still no reliable pattern has emerged . . . because until now, all the wrong people were looking in all the wrong places. 

The Difference

Engineers look at black & white, on & off, yes & no. They know that if you flip the switch and the light doesn’t turn on, check the bulb first, the wiring, then the switch.

Engineers understand that outcomes have determinable origins and that's the approach you'll find in this book. You'll gain an entirely new perspective on this growing epidemic, and a thorough understanding of its origins, why it occurs, and how preventable it likely is.

Chapter List

Chapters 1-6 identifies common factors to which you and your family are constantly exposed. These chapters lay an important foundation for understanding the subsequent material, including the author's determination as to the very root cause of autism, and that is it simple (and free) to avoid it.

Here's the complete chapter list providing a content outline:


Chapter 1: It's About Time

Chapter 2: Watch This!

Chapter 3: The Blue Planet

Chapter 4: The Mysterious Brain

Chapter 5: The Magic Room

Chapter 6: Garbage in, Garbage out

Chapter 7: Connecting the Dots

Chapter 8: What Now?

Chapter 9: Healthcare & Medicine

Chapter 10: Government

Chapter 11: Environment vs. Energy

Chapter 12: Personal Responsibility

Chapter 13: Politics

Chapter 14: Social Engineering

Chapter 15: Family & Friends

Chapter 16: Look Ma, No Hands!


Protect Your Family

Influences surround us. Adults take them in stride, but for healthy infant brain development, you need to know which are harmful and how to avoid them. Auction Block provides the information necessary to help ensure that your child’s early brain mission remain on course. Beyond benefits to infants and toddlers, the new level of awareness will improve life for your entire family.

About the Author

James L. Buttino

Jim is a native of the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, now residing on Florida's east coast. As the owner of a technology firm, Jim is influenced more by engineering considerations. Upon encountering autism, the total void in knowledge as to its cause was not just noted, but striking. As a result, his engineering tendencies compelled him to delve deeper into the anomaly. Nine years later, Jim published Auction Block.

An engineering perspective is very distant from that of the medical and research communities. A fresh approach combined with substantial research, leading to the conclusion that autism is not an anomaly at all. It is a predictable outcome based on a set of circumstances, an engineered response to common influences described in the book.

After years of research, contemplation, and effort, it is Jim’s sincere hope that children and families benefit from this work. With a sound theory of the cause now in place, the foundation for a cure may also be near.