For someone who has common sense, the list of potential causes of autism people have come up with over the years can be painful to read.
For a parent, you feel the urge to investigate every single lead. Anytime some scientists or research study suggests a new item on the lists of causes of autism, you check it out. Initially, you want to know what – if anything – possibly caused your child to be autistic. Why? Mostly, because you want to know it isn't your fault. You want to know if there was something you did. Did you cause your child to be autistic? Or if you have a child that doesn't have autism, you hope that this thorough research will keep autism away.
Truthfully, the more you look up causes for autism, the more it is going to hurt. This is because nothing is going to change the perfect child you have. There is nothing wrong with your child and you did nothing wrong to cause your child to be autistic. It is just something that happens. According to the Autism Science Foundation, one in 68 children will have autism. These children are BORN with autism. There is nothing a parent could have or have not done to prevent this from happening.
The real question is – have you ever looked up causes of autism? The ideas that people have had over the years and the things people have tried to blame is truly ridiculous. In fact, here's a list of what someone, somewhere believes causes autism.
- Peppa Pig
And why is it that I feel this way? Well, for starters I have a friend who has two children. One is autistic and one is not autistic. And you know what? She did everything – and I mean – everything the same for these two children before they were born and after they were born. Her older child is autistic, so it wasn't something she knew or understood from the beginning. Since she had her second child, however, she can say with confidence her son was just born with autism. From the moment he was born he was just different.
Every published study and crack pot "medical expert" who has ever claimed autism was caused by vaccines has been discredited. There isn't any piece of evidence anywhere to suggest vaccines cause it.
- Lack of Discipline
- Maternal Causes
Circumcisions, vaccines, Peppa Pig, and choices made by a mother are just a few of the stupid ideas people have had regarding possible causes of autism. The truth is? No one really knows for sure what does or doesn't cause autism. Chances are pretty good it has something to do with genetics – something scientists just haven't narrowed down yet. There, however, is no reason for parents to blame themselves, alter a child's diet, or stop watching certain shows on television for fear of causing autism.
What do you think about these potential causes of autism? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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