No,it is not about blaming the victim (the whole family), more an information of how to possibly prevent the devastating situation of seeing your child go from healthy to be an autist. Very few children, if any; are born autistic; it usually happens within the first couple of years. So, there is time.
The vaccines are in my opinion the single most cause of autism, but in these studies it shows that the Iodine "sufficient" women`s children managed through better than the Iodine deficient ones.
In my case, I was borderline hypothyroid when I was pregnant with my first, (now 17 years old). He has a touch of asperger, which is part of the autism range. My teeth was full of Amalgam when pregnant. So, he had a rough start of his life, but did much better after Iodine and other supplementation starting when he was 11.
I knew about the vaccine dangers and he never had them. He could just as well have been a full blown autist if I went through with the full innoculation program recommended here, which is about half of the one in US.
With number two I had learned, got out most of the amalgam, took loads of supplements. A little iodine as well (kelp), mostly to loose weight from my first pregnancy:) I believe that was a very lucky move!