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Question?: What Is Autism Caused By

Joseph asks…

Can a baby grow up with disorders if he keeps falling on his head?

this is the 4th time this month my 18 month old brother fell on his head because of my fathers negligence. Can this cause mental disorders in children when they get older? I question if this is why I have been labeled as having high functioning autism because cause my negligent father may have allowed me to get dropped on my head as a baby. I tend to blank out alot and it takes me longer get things done.

admin answers:

Why does he even do that? Seriously if he can’t take care of a child he shouldn’t even be around one. I don’t understand why you guys allow him to be around a 18 month old baby if he can’t take care of him properly.

Obviously if he keeps letting it happen damage can be caused to the babies brain and it can be fatal. You guys need to step up and keep an eye out on the baby. He can end up loosing the baby to CPS if something happens to the child because of his negligence.

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Question?: Autism Signs In Toddler Girls

Jenny asks…

3 month old Autism advice?


My 3 month old daughter is unfortunately showing the signs of Autism. Our Pedi is asking us to wait 2 more weeks to see if she starts to make better eye contact and starts to smile but in my gut, sadly, I feel like this will be the diagnosis. We have already called a specialist who wont be able to see us until August.

My question to the group, is there any advice in terms of treatment or exercises I can do with the baby to help her along? I feel helpless and want to do anything I can to help my little girl.

Thank you in advance for your replies
I truly appreciate the posts so far. 2 follow ups 1. We had her eyes checked last week and she passed with flying colors. 2. According to several websites early signs of Autism can be detected in 3 months http://www.parents.com/baby/health/autism/autism-month-by-month-guide/

Thank you all again!

admin answers:

I am by no means totally educated on the fact, but I am fairly certain that autism is not something that is diagnosed in infants. It becomes apparent in toddler hood and a lengthy observation period follows before a true diagnosis of autism. If your baby is unresponsive to stimuli and not smiling, there could be literally hundreds of other reasons. Your baby is only 3 months old, I would not stress out until you know a bit more information. But please try and relax in the knowledge that autism is not apparent in a 3 month old baby.

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Question?: Rett Syndrome In Boys

Donna asks…

Parents who have been to Disney World with young children- HELP?

We have been saving money for a long time to go on vacation with the kids. I’m just found out I’m pregnant with twins, and as I’m not very far along yet, we thought now would be a good time to go, otherwise we’ll have to wait a while.

I want to go somewhere that will be fun for us all. We thought of Disney World as it is known for being child-friendly. I have a 7 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. But here’s the catch… the boy has autism, and the girl has Rett Syndrome. The boy functions at immediate levels (such as speech, human interaction, etc) at the level of about a 3 year old- according to his therapist anyway. He is very good with animals, and LOVES animals, especially elephants and Dumbo, the Disney film. And he can sometimes seems much older than his age, with things that he says which are quite inciteful. He’s a people-watcher, and is very observant. He does not like large crowds and lots of noise, but as long as we could have a quiet spot for us to escape to once and a while, he would be fine.

The girl will be in a wheel chair as she cannot walk, and she also cannot talk. She functioning at the level of a 5 month old baby, again this is according to specialists, but I would argue she understands more than she can tell us. She also has watched Disney movies.

So, long story short, we need this place to be actually child-friendly. Of course the website says it is. But I don’t know anyone who has been, so I was wondering if any parents who have taken young children to Disney World can tell me if it was fun… was it worth it? Or should we wait until the twins are older and take them all? The thing we’re really worried about is that as the older 2 get older, they may not become less “disabled”, and we might never have another chance to go on vacation again with these 2 anyway. (Of course if the twins end up being fine– which we hope and pray they will be– then we will try to give them normal childhood experiences).

So any thoughts about Disney World with small children would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

PS/ Please don’t tell me not to bring more retarded children into the world. I have heard that many times before, and I do not need to hear it again. My children are not retarded. They are wonderful human beings, and regardless of what you think, I promise you, I am doing my absolute best to ensure that they are the most productive people they can be. Thank you for your consideration (as this question isn’t about what you think of my family).

admin answers:

Oh my God, there’s this book I have that you MUST get! It’ll be perfect for you and your family. It’s called PassPorter’s Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line: Easy-Access Vacations for Travelers with Extra Challenges (by Deb Wills and Debra Martin Koma). You can find it on Amazon or at Border’s, Barnes & Nobles, etc. It’s “the ultimate sourcebook for Disney World visitors with unique problems and needs.” It has sections for ADHD, addiction recovery, allergies & asthma, autism, chronic fatigue, cognitive disabilities, dieting, fears, foreign language, hearing, heart health, infants, medical treatment, mobility, motion sensitivity, physical therapy, pregnancy, seniors, size, and vision. It really would be the perfect book for you, I think.

Here’s part of the autism section…

“Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)


Remember to plan, but be flexible. Have some structure to your days, but also retain the flexibility to change at the last minute if needed. Read and learn about Walt Disney World, and develop a plan before your trip.

Reader Tip: “Make sure to schedule an off day. I always build in a day where we stay in the room, go to the pool, and just relax.”

As you begin to plan, watch Disney movies and the vacation planning DVDs. These slowly introduce your traveler with ASD to Disney characters, parks, and resorts. Remember, the characters are large and can be imposing in the parks. Introduce your ASD traveler from a distance. Prepare them with stories, talk about the parks, and show pictures.


Keep your regular routine. If your traveler who has ASD is normally up at 7:00 am, then that’s when you should get up (you may want to adjust this to reflect your home time zone). If they are used to eating at specific times, do your best to keep that schedule.

Use FASTPASS at the parks — we can’t stress this enough. It will significantly reduce the time you wait in line! One important note, however — some with ASD will not understand why they got in line to get a FASTPASS and then left without riding (the FASTPASS gives you a specific time to come back, such as between 3:00 and 4:00 pm). Have one member of your group get all the FASTPASSES.

Be sure all members of your party know that once they are seated in a ride, they must stay seated until the ride is fully completed. They cannot stand or exit until the ride is over and fully stopped. In theater settings, sit at the end of a row in case you need to make a quick exit.

At character meet and greets, show the attending cast member your Guest Assistance Card, if you have one. Ask if you can wait your turn in the shade or away from the crowd.

Ask the Cast Member outside each attraction about noise levels, ceiling fans, flashing lights, or other potential problems. Also ask for seating recommendations. If you want to be near an exit, be the first to go down the row in the theaters.

Reader Tip: “Many autism spectrum children are sensory-seeking, not just defensive. I’ve traveled with two very different autism spectrum kids and, for both, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was their favorite. Your child’s limitations should guide you.”

Manipulations found in certain areas of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot can provide wonderful tactile stimulation.

Having dinner in the parks or resort? If it won’t disrupt your routine too much, eat early (around 4:00 pm) so you don’t have long waits.”

The women who wrote this book also have a vacation planning website, www.allears.net.

It has a special section also dedicated to families with children who Autistic Spectrum Disorders…

ASD General FAQ — http://allears.net/pl/dis_aut.htm
ASD First-Hand Report — http://allears.net/pl/dis_aut3.htm
ASD Other Reader Experiences — http://allears.net/pl/dis_aut4.htm
ASD Tips — http://allears.net/pl/dis_aut2.htm

Here’s a few links to some other sections that you may find helpful…

Mobility Disabilities — http://allears.net/pl/mobility.htm
Wheelchair/ECV FAQ — http://allears.net/pl/ecv_faq.htm
Animal Kingdom in a Wheelchair — http://allears.net/tp/ak/akjrms.htm
Epcot in a Wheelchair — http://allears.net/tp/ep/e_dis.htm

Also, here’s the link to the Walt Disney World website where you can order a free vacation planning DVD. It’ll be great to watch with the kids so they can see what they’ll be experiencing and prepare them for the trip…


I wouldn’t let ANYTHING stop you from taking your kids to Walt Disney World. They’ll absolutely LOVE it! The Cast Members (employees) are so amazing and helpful, they’ll do everything in their power to make your stay as magical as possible, and they’re always there to help.

Hope I could help! Have a magical time! ºoº

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Question?: Autism Symptoms In Infants

David asks…

Why is my 7 month old baby so emotionless and mean?

She is 7 months old. She doens’t like to be with me. She won’t hug me or give kisses. She get frustrated VERY easily and hits her toys. She won’t let me hug her. It’s as if she were indifferent around me, or anyone else for that matter. Is this normal behavior for an infant?

admin answers:

Baby is not suppose to be emotionless babies for a very strong bond with the person who takes care of them most, an emotionless baby is def. A sign of autism

Among the early signs and symptoms that parents and Pediatricians look for to alert them that a child needs further evaluation for autism include:

•not smiling by six months of age
•not babbling, pointing or using other gestures by 12 months
•not using single words by age 16 months
•not using two word phrases by 24 months
•having a regression in development, with any loss of language or social skills
Infants with autism might also avoid eye contact, and as they get older, act as if they are unaware of when people come and go around them

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Articles On Autism – Detecting the Early Symptoms of Autism is Important

Articles On Autism

If you ask the vast majority of parents what gender they would like their child to be before properties are aware of the sex, properties would happily answer that they do not mind as long as the baby is healthy. Although people parents will apprehension the their child should suffer some disorder, most do not have cause to worry, but individuals which do may not frequently come to find the symptoms.

The early symptoms of autism, for example, are not blindingly obvious and can just be mistaken for something else. However, if you can make out a little close to this moment disorder, then you will be able to recognize them. Autism is effectively a brain development disorder that can be present at birth but can also manifest itself a little later into childhood.

In most children, the symptoms are evident by the age of two but the vast majority of those cases are only diagnosed between the age of two and three years old. However, the sooner you notice the early symptoms of autism, the quicker you can get a diagnosis and a treatment plan to ensure that the disorder is as stable as possible. It is not unheard of for a six month old baby to be diagnosed! Articles On Autism

Although the early symptoms of autism will vary from child to child, there are some common symptoms that are present in autistic children to varying degrees. Some are physical symptoms while others are mental. For example, facial expressions tend to be common physical symptoms. A high number of autistic children do not smile before the age of six months, unlike children that are developing normally. They also tend to avoid eye contact.

In fact, many autistic children only display blank expressions. Many early symptoms of autism are behavioral. For example, a baby can either appear to be hyperactive or destructive. In some cases a child may be both. Similarly, a child with autism may also self-harm by throwing a tantrum for no apparent reason at all. This could include biting him or herself, banging limbs and the head against the floor or their bed, and may even try to scratch or bite you. As autistic children often have less sensitivity to pain, this is more painful for the parent than the child.

Finally, another of the early symptoms of autism is that the child cannot interact with others. That may include other children, in which case they often play on their own. The early symptoms of autism outlined above are not exhaustive by any means, and it may be that not all of them apply to your child. However, it is worth reviewing a checklist to see just how many of the symptoms your child displays. If there are any, you should consult with a qualified physician as soon as possible. Don’t let your child suffer anymore! Lead your child out of his world through Articles On Autism program now!

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