RE: Autism and Vitamin D3 As your post has not prompted a moderators intervention, I am assuming that there are no moderator objections to my making a response. Firstly we had mothers being given the impression that they could have avoided a child's autism if they had supplemented with vitamin d during pregnancy, or got more sunshine. This then led to implying that anyone who didn’t follow the vitamin d advice that you gave was committing a form of child abuse, despite the fact that you appear to know nothing about the realities of bringing up a child with autism. Then claims that parents could sneak in at night with a sun lamp and give their autistic kids a quick uv top up, or bake cookies with hidden vitamin d without taking professional advice, despite their being enormous implications to an autistic child unrelated to vitamin d. You are also implying that you can treat autism with vitamin D, though the websites you quote to support this say nothing of the kind. None of the experts you quote are actually claiming to be able to treat autism with vitamin D. They are suggesting that vitamin D during pregnancy MAY help prevention. Now you are implying that families would deliberately not seek help to reduce their child’s disability/autism because of the financial loss of such benefits as DLA, which most parents of special needs children would find grossly offensive. This only shows your complete lack of understanding or empathy with parents who are bringing up children with disabilities. I have not stated that autistic children should be kept vitamin d deficient. I have stated that I would choose a holistic treatment plan taking all the individual factors for a child into account rather than supplement with large doses of vitamin D alone. For having dared to have expressed an opinion that does not coincide with yours, I am somehow deserving of your contempt, along apparently with the cancer charity and the MS society (although what they have to do with autism I don’t know). Having looked at their websites referred to by you, they seem to attach importance to vitamin d, though perhaps not as aggressively as you would like. You state “I don't understand why you are not supporting my endeavours to encourage optimal vitamin d status in the public in general and more particularly in those with Autism. But maybe there is a reason. “ Would you support anyone who is touting a miracle cure for autism, who obviously knows nothing about autism, who refuses to answer direct questions, stating that the questioner must be bonkers if they don’t agree with you? Who is insistent that your side of the discussion must provide evidence for something that you haven’t even stated, whilst they don’t have to because what they say is common sense?[sm=rollaugh.gif] You are, quite frankly, the most offensive person I have ever had the misfortune to enter a discussion with, on this or any other forum. Now do you understand the reason?