Saturday, June 23, 2007

Autism

Autism is interesting to me. I have an 8 year old with it. It has been something I have continuously researched since he was diagnosed at 3 year old. After these 5 years of research and life I have finally drawn some conclusions.

1. Autism is real. It is a true physical issue inside the body.
2. Autism waxes and wanes and has good days and bad days.
3. My autistic child has such a sweet, kind and good spirit that he needs the challenges of an autistic body to grow in ways he needs to during his earth life. Maybe others do too.
4. Chemicals in the environment, house, food and during the developmental periods make a big impact on their tender and sensitive bodies.
5. With the lack of medical knowledge and the permanent damage to the nervous system the child has to rely on Heavenly Father for comfort and to calm their bodies.
6. The nerves in the child during autistic episodes (and less so at other times) are misfiring. Some are signals come through too strongly and others do not come through at all.

On thinking on number 6- maybe the world is becoming that way. Our news media makes a big deal of Paris Hilton and other celebrities going about daily business (or royally messing up) but yet the news we need to hear, like the whispering of the spirit or consul of our brethren is often drowned out in the commotion.

1 Comments:

At 6/27/07, 9:53 PM, Anonymous Little Sister said...

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/27/1749233&from=rss

Scott saw this online and thought you might be interested. :)

 

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