Autism is a spectrum disorder
If the studies say that 80% of the cases diagnosed are on the severe end of the spectrum, then you can be sure it is not just kids acting “flighty”
I suggest you volunteer some time at a group that works with autistic kids if you think kids are just too active undisciplined and misunderstood, or can be coached into fooling the doctors who diagnose them
I have to suspect an environmental factor is causing this, our body tissues are loaded with toxins from the environment and the products we consume or just use everyday
and a tiny effect on a fetus at a critical day of its development can be devastating
My son bears the facial features of a child whose birth mother consumed alcohol during a 3 day window of his fetal development when his facial features were being formed
I wonder about all those ultrasounds they do on pregnant women. It can’t be good for the fetus.
My son was always ‘difficult’, but something happened when he turned nine.
Every night was a nightmare. We could not sit as a family and watch a cartoon with the kids. He was crawling up the walls.
I started noticing that he was very upset by noise. If I ran the vacuum, he’d run and hide under his bed or in his closet. Once he tried to crawl under a throw rug.
The best way I can describe his expression was a ‘mask’. An empty grin. He would hold his hands up to his shoulders and make a ‘flapping’ motion. He would be grinning, eyes empty, screaming ‘whoop! whoop!’ when you were talking to him. And his eyes ‘jittered’. One eye would be spasming very fast and the other would be staring at the wall.
As I said, he’d always had issues, but this was severe. I insisted that he see a pediatric neurologist.
The neuro saw everything that I saw within 15 minutes. He agreed that something was very wrong. This looked like brain damage.
He ran 35 pages of blood work. “First we look at the blood, then we look at the brain.”
Result? He had celiac disease and selective IGA deficiency.
We took him off gluten and two weeks later we had a normal child. He’s 19 and starting college now.
I’m not saying that every kid has a gluten problem, but I am saying that this epidemic is very real and very serious. Everyone here who’s blowing it off as an easy way to get money is an idiot.
Something (or many things) are screwing with our kids’ brains and this is not being made up.