There's no room for belief in rigorous science. Just curiosity, the desire to dedicate your life to the greater good, and the drive to never give up. "SCIENCE doesn't really give a shit about your BELIEFS"
This is an excellent article by a mother of two autistic children and a MUST READ: As an autism parent, it offends me that my children's condition is being used to scare people away from life-saving medical treatments.
Autism hysteria - based on "observations" of 12 children, and deeply, deeply flawed! Link goes to the British Medical Journal article exposing the fraud. A modern tragedy, exploiting millions of parents and kids.