The Cell Danger Response Theory of Autism (IMAGE) N of One: Autism Research Foundation Caption According to Dr. Naviaux’s theory, when cells get stuck in a danger response mode early in life, autism can be the result. Credit N of One: Autism Research Foundation: Graphic: Madeline Wukusick Usage Restrictions Use with Credit. Do not crop/alter License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.