He is way smarter than you might think he is


Sure he doesn’t talk much at all. He seems in his own world at times, and getting his attention can often be quite the challenge. He would rather push you down the slide than talk to you or listen to you. It’s because he likes to watch things go down the slide — not because he likes to push people. You are just furniture in his life.

So I can see how one would then possibly come to the conclusion that he is not very smart. Mentally retarded. Not aware of what is going on, etc.

Wrong.

As far as intelligence goes, he hit some milestones before my typical daughter did. Like his ability to count at a very early age, his total mastery of the alphabet¬†by age 3, his super genius puzzle skills, and his understanding of mechanics and how everything works. He knows how to work an iPhone or iPad better than I do. He is also pretty darn good on the keyboard and drums, and he sings and dances like a star. ūüôā

Einstein was a late talker and some think he may have had autism. As well as many other great minds throughout history including: Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton, Mozart, Beethoven, Van Gogh, DaVinci¬†.. the list goes on and on. They were absorbed in their work and often times anti social and what most people would consider “weird”. And yet we recognize them as geniuses who changed the world.

He is just ignoring you. He has other things that he is interested in instead of communicating or socializing with you. Don’t get me wrong, he does communicate — he talks and uses sign language and is improving everyday — and he does like to be social. He loves his family¬†and loves having¬†people around. And tickles. And hugs. And dancing and singing with me.

Just because he is ignoring you doesn’t mean he isn’t aware and he doesn’t have intelligent thoughts. It probably just means you aren’t as interesting as watching himself dance in the mirror, or Elmo, or the iPhone.

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“He doesn’t look like he has autism.”


 

What do you think autism “looks like”?¬† Like Rain Man?

Doctor: Raymond, do you know what autistic is?
Raymond: Yeah.
Doctor: You know that word?
Raymond: Yeah.
Doctor: Are you autistic?
Raymond: I don’t think so. No. Definitely not.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† —- From the movie Rain Man

     Autism can only be diagnosed by observing behavior. There is no blood test or brain scan that shows that they have autism. There are no characteristic facial traits or other physical signs of autism. They look just like anybody else. For more details on autism I recommend you read my other post: What exactly is autism? How did you know he had autism?

¬†¬†¬†¬† They don’t all look¬†and act like¬†Rain Man.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Though some are savants, they aren’t all human computers like the character in Rain Man.¬†And actually, though the person they based the character on had autism like tendencies — his actual diagnosis wasn’t autism.¬†

¬†¬†¬†¬† His name is Kim Peek:¬† “Kim Peek was born on November 11, 1951. He had an enlarged head, with an encephalocele, according to his doctors. An MRI shows, again according to his doctors, an absent corpus callosum – the connecting tissue between the left and right hemispheres; no anterior commissure¬†and damage to the cerebellum. Only a thin layer of skull covers the area of the previous encephalocele.”¬† He had an ability to retain 95% of the information he received, most people¬†remember more like 45%.¬† (I grabbed that info from this site)

¬†¬†¬†¬† So you are right. My son doesn’t LOOK like he has autism.¬† But he sure does ACT like he has autism. ūüėõ

“Do you think his autism was caused by the shots?”


Short answer: Maybe.

Long answer: I think my son was born with autism. I even think he had autism while in the womb. I think autism is a part of who my son is, and I think he has always had autism. In the womb he didn’t kick very much. He moved so little that twice I checked myself into the hospital because I was afraid he had died in there since he never moved.¬† Also, anytime I would rub my pregnant belly and try to picture who my son was and what type of person he would be I would always picture him at a table with a tutor. I envisioned that he would need extra help, that he would have trouble learning. And at the same time I knew he would be fine, and that we was smart – just different. I don’t know why I had these thoughts – and now I see that I must be psychic.¬† I will add that to my to do list: work on harnessing my psychic power. ūüôā

He¬†was always different. If I had known the early signs of autism it would have been obvious that he had autism. But I had no clue what autism was. And so he wasn’t diagnosed until he was 2 1/2 even though I always knew he was different. So I don’t think my son was born typical then changed, or got a shot and suddenly had autism. I have heard many first hand accounts of that happening though, so I believe it is true and it happens. They basically break it into two categories – early onset and late onset autism.

“There are two types of autism‚ÄĒan early-onset type and a later-onset regressive type‚ÄĒretrospective studies have suggested. When infants have the former, their level of complex babbling, word production, and declarative pointing are lower than those produced by typically developing children at a year or so of age. When infants have the latter, they behave essentially like normally developing infants during the first year or so of life, but by age 2, use significantly fewer words, respond to their names much less often, and look at people much less often than typically developing children do (Psychiatric News, October 7, 2005).” http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/42/15/28.1.full

So is it the shots or not?

Well I think you should definitely be educated on what is in the shots. And be aware of how many toxins are in there, the fact that formaldehyde is in the shots. On the CDC website you can read about the ingredients: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-1.pdf

and on another government website you can read about how formaldehyde is classified as a known carcinogen: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/formaldehyde

So yeah, I would then think that most rational folk would ask “So why are you injecting us with it?”

So is it the shots or not?

I think it has something to do with toxins in our environment.¬† And those toxins enter our bodies through the water we drink , the air we breathe, the food we eat, the shots we get, the paint, the plastic, the aluminum, the mercury, etc. I believe what the scientists have found in their research.¬† I think genetics comes into play because we don’t all react the same to these toxins.¬† Kind of ¬†like how smoking causes cancer but some people can smoke their whole lives and never get cancer.

Here are some notes I took at an autism conference about this:

“It is believed that autism is 90% genetic. These genes aren’t all bad – sometimes they create genius!

Autism seems to be caused by a group of genes all acting together to create autism. These genes are called the “Broader Autistic Phenotype”. Evidence of this can be found in family members of the affected child. They tend to have ADHD, social deficits, and depression. So autism is the collaboration of all of these genes working together to create autism.”

So basically I think, and science seems to be proving, that autism is genetic and those with autism have a predisposition to being affected by these toxins. So in a roundabout way Рyes, the shots can be causing autism. Just as much as the water, and the food, and the plastics, and the bug spray, and the fertilizers, etc.

Do I vaccinate my kids? Not anymore. They’ve already had all of the shots that I was required to have. They both have the “religious exemption” and I know what all the nay sayers say — but look at the vaccine requirements when we were kids vs today– why do they have to get so many compared to when we were kids? Requiring two chickenpox (varicella) shots in order to start kindergarten is where I drew the line.

Comparison of CDC Mandatory Vaccine Schedule
Children birth to six years (recommended month)

USA 1983

DTP (2)
OPV (2)
DTP (4)
OPV (4)
DTP (6)
MMR (15)
DTP (18)
OPV (18)
DTP (48)
OPV (48)

USA 2008

Influenza
(prenatal)
Hep B (birth)
Hep B (1)
DTaP (2)
Hib (2)
IPV (2)
PCV (2)
Rotavrus (2)
Hep B (4)
DTaP (4)
Hib (4)
IPV (4)
PCV (4)
Rotavirus (4)
Hep B (6)
DTaP (6)
Hib (6)
IPV (6)
PCV (6)
Influenza (6)
Rotavirus (6)
Hib (12)
MMR (12)
Varicella (12)
PCV (12)
Hep A (12)
DTaP (15)
Hep A (18)
Influenza (18)
Influenza (30)
Influenza (42)
MMR (48)
DTaP (48)
IPV (48)
Influenza (54)
Influenza (66)

Too many, too soon?

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