It’s genetic – Looking around at my closest male and female relatives, Autistic traits can be noticed in all of them. My autism was obvious from childhood. I have video footage starting the day I came home from the hospital through my teenage years. It is clear to me that in my own case – Autism is genetic.
I recently have been reading more and more information online suggesting that autistic children may have weakened blood brain barriers and be more supportable to brain injuries.
Someone else, who I’ve known for years, has an Autistic son. He suffered a sudden mystery illness after being vaccinated and never recovered. The child has compromised mental function and appears to have had a negative reaction to the vaccine.
Regarding the case above – I know the extended family of the woman and the boy very well, and they are much like my own family little traces of Autistic tendencies everywhere.
My personal feelings regarding what happened to the boy are different from his mother’s.
She feels his Autism was caused entirely by the vaccine and I strongly believe the tendencies for Autism would have eventually been discovered regardless.
She claims there were no signs of Autism before her son came down with the sudden illness – and I have to believe that she is telling the truth as she sees it.
I can’t help but see autism in the mother, the grandmother, and the uncles who I also know well.
I have a theory that Autistic kids are more susceptible to chemical brain injury – I would LOVE for science to catch up and prove me right. The illnesses that accompany Autism are the problem – not the Autism itself. Our immune systems are weakened and we need to be protected. We are fragile flowers.
We are still trying to answer what causes Autism, it might be a while before we find all the answers.
For now I will quote Autism Speaks – a polarizing organization that has not yet gained my trust (but changing their mission statement earlier this fall was a start) – on what science has to say.
What Causes Autism?
Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea.” Research is now delivering the answers. First and foremost, we now know that there is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism. Over the last five years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. A small number of these are sufficient to cause autism by themselves. Most cases of autism, however, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.
Autism Speaks – full article here.