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Question?: Autism Signs In Children

Sandra asks…

What can cause a child to be excited only by bright lights in night time streets, to have no interest in, or?

liking for their immediate environment or the people in it, apart from their family, and to think the world is a big and mysterious place, and want to get out into it? Is this a form of Autism?

admin answers:

Probably not autism if the kid is differentially interested in family members. Possibly these are signs of hyperactivity deficit disorder, but if this is a young child it’s probably a symptom of being a young child whose forebrain is still developing, along with the capacity for neocortical control of behavior.

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo

Sandra asks…

Are there any cases of a child developing Autism, who has not taken vaccines?

I am doing some research on potential links of Autism, and I can’t find any information about Autism cases in children who have not received vaccines in their lifetime.
You did not answer my question. Are there any reported cases of children who have not received vaccinations developing Autism? I don’t need to be lectured.

admin answers:

There are parents who said their children were not vaccinated who got autism, but most then realized their children did get vaccines without them knowing about it. For example, the first day of birth, children are given the Hep B vaccine. The consent for this is signed with the intake paperwork, and with all that paperwork, most of it doesn’t get read, so this is how they consented without realizing it. There was a study done in California that stated that those who got vaccines were about 4 times more likely to get autism then those who didn’t. I didn’t look at the study to see if I felt the kids truly were not vaccinated. But, two birthing clinics have come forward and stated that in their thousands of births, no child has developed autism. I imagine you can easily Google to find it, “birthing clinic thousands autism” ought to bring it up. I think one’s in Illinois. What makes the birthing clinics different from hospital-born children? Pitocin to induce labor which is known to effect the immune system, and those with autism have a faulty immune system; then there are the eye drops put into all newborns, and also a Vit. K shot, and then the epidural. Not sure what else is different, but something is very amiss. Children recovered from autism are doing so by receiving treatments for pathogens and toxins due to a faulty immune system. There are so many things effecting their immune systems, that is really is difficult to blame one thing. If you go to the autism forums, most will say that their vaccinated children are more ill than their non-vaccinated, but some say the opposite. So, it’s not an easy answer. Most of the highly successful doctors who are recovering children from autism say that vaccines are a big part, but more so because the children were already subjected to immune stressors, and the vaccines were the tipping point. I think what is best is to go to the governmental websites, like the CDC and learn all about the vaccine ingredients, risk of getting the disease, possible fatalities from each disease, etc. Also look into homeopathy to raise the same antibodies as the vaccines are suppose to. Many get blood tests after homeopathy to show they have antibodies to vaccinated illnesses so they can show their children don’t need them. This would be the best route, for many who get vaccinated either don’t get enough antibodies to ward off the illness or get too high of antibodies. This is what I have learned by researching daily for 4 years. My children are recovered from autism, but it’s much better to prevent it because my kids are still dependent upon diet and treatments to keep symptoms away. You can go to Yahoo Groups on autism recovery and ask the parents there as well. They can also tell you where to find research on it. There are websites that have collections of this research readily available. You can Google “autism monkey primates vaccines” for a couple of new studies done on monkeys given vaccines. They are pretty shocking. Because I am over 40, I have seen children years ago and can compare them to today. The difference is very unbelievable. I am glad I am old enough to have seen kids before all this autism, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, etc. Came along. When you see it in real time, then you really know.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Children

Sandra asks…

What are your thoughts on the link between the MMR vaccine and autism?

I have concerns over the MMR vaccine. I haven’t done enough research to determine what I will do. Have you vaccinated your children…What are you thoughts?

admin answers:

Receiving the MMR vaccine is a risk for developing autism. It is not the only cause, but is often the last straw to a child’s body and brain after being weakened by other vaccines, environmental pollution, an unknown underlying genetic condition, etc. Etc.

My children are not vaccinated at all. They are 5 years and 17 months old. Neither one has gotten the measles or the mumps yet, and I wouldn’t know if they’ve gotten rubella because it is so mild in children it often causes no symptoms at all.

People didn’t used to be afraid of measles or mumps or rubella, before the vaccine. They were diseases every child got. Mothers would take their kids to other kids’ houses when they had measles, to get them infected at a convenient time or just to get it over with.

Even if your kids did get measles, mumps, or rubella, they would be fine. But the reality is, they have an extremely low chance these days of getting those diseases. The measles “outbreak” in the U.S. This year that was so highly publicized affected only 131 people in a population of over 300 million. Nobody died, only 15 people were admitted to the hospital, and nobody had any lasting health effects.

I don’t expect that my children will get measles or mumps or rubella. But if they do, they’ll be fine, and they’ll have immunity for life, whereas the vaccine does not provide lifelong immunity.

If you decide to not give the MMR, just read about the diseases and their home treatments. Read about what supplements help, such as vitamin A for measles. Research how Tylenol and other fever reducers make illnesses worse. Once you have the knowledge, you will feel secure in your decision.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Treatment

Sandra asks…

What are the potential consequences of a misdiagnoses? Have you experienced it?

I am battling whether or not I have Aspergers Syndrome. It is a “high-functioning” form of autism. I am taking steps to get a diagnoses or even better a confirmation that I don’t have it. I have two fears. First, that I have this “disorder”. Second, that I may be misdiagnosed with having it. I’m still in between denial and acceptance and I’d rather have truth.

admin answers:

Being misdiagnosed can have you getting treatments you do not need and it may cause you to not make any progress,sometimes can affect your self esteem and how you see yourself.i was diagnosed with aspergers many yrs ago and people treated me like i was never going to be able to function in the community,but i am now 41,married,have been employed for 4 yrs,also have my GED.if you feel you have been misdiagnosed,get a second opinion,so this way you can get properly diagnosed and the help you need.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Sandra asks…

Does China do any research on Aspergers syndrome?

I’ve always wondered being both a person with aspergers and Chinese heritage, there is very little talk about aspergers syndrome which is a mild form of autism. Aspies seem like the type of people the Chinese life styles would appaud for aspergerian work ethic and subjects of interest which could help China with its econmy. Cause there is much talk about aspergers in western nations but what about eastern nations like China is there anything about aspergers there?

admin answers:

Yeah they have done studies. They probably just reccomend giving the kid enough drugs to cure it. Look you’re asian therefore you can pass as not having aspergers. Do that. If anyone says anything just say “I’m Chinese this is how we act, I’m sorry if I have offended you.”
Look everywhere but America they cure mental illness the correct way “They give enough Valium or whatever drug to do it even if it is like 6-10 pills a day” they don’t have a bias against curing through medication like they do here in America. All Mental illness has a cure Every tolerance ends in plateu and there you go the cure.

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Question?: Pdd-nos Checklist

Sandra asks…

can a child NOT BE autistic and yet cover his ears with certain noises or situations?

My 19 month old seems pretty much normal but since 6 months or old he has displayed a sense of shyness (covering his face) when meeting new people and also covering his ears not only when meeting people but also when watching cartoons especially when the characters sing. He’ll also cover his ears when mom and dad happen to argue around him…

his doc said during his 18th month well check that he can be anything we want but autistic… yet I dont remember telling him about this covering of his ears. He did refer us to our local developmental pathways for a follow up on his slight speech delay… any comments welcome
wow all of these are very good answers… and yes I think we should gather more details in his behavior… what sucks about being a new parent is that you just dont know what is normal… for ex. he loves messing with stuff if I bring him close to the sink to wash his hands he’ll either mess with the water or the light switch turning it off an on. He also likes to shut the doors on me and not let me open them… so it is hard to know if these behaviors are normal or part of a disorder…

admin answers:

Yes, a child can cover their ears with noises and not be autistic. I know of 2 kids, they are older, and are definately not on the autistic spectrum at all. Neither have been diagnosed with anything, possibly a sensory processing issue, but it has not been diagnosed.

It is hard to say, because many behaviors are typical of this age, its more about the pervasiveness of it. Cause and affect is very big developmentally at his age. With the lights, can he be redirected to do something else, or does he want to do this repetitively for hours?

Being particular about doors is something that both my autistic sons have done, but that need for routine is also anxiety based (a little OCD), so is it really the autism, or is it more the anxiety component?

Beginning speech is a great idea. I would ask for an OT (occupational therapist) to evaluate him for a sensory processing disorder.
Http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html

This assessment tool is very sensitive to picking up kids on the spectrum. My middle son, diagnosed at 9 months by a pediatric neurologist with PDD.NOS (atypical autism) when 12 month old diagnoses are only 60-80 percent accurate, this assessment picked him up at 7 months old with a score of 49 (scoring 0-50 is no PDD), 50-100 is mild. My son went on to score as high as 88. He is turning 4 next month.
Http://www.childbrain.com/pddassess.html

My youngest son, was diagnosed with a speech delay, and has some atypical behaviors, he is getting services for ECE, OT, SLP. His initial score at the same age 7 months was 23. His highest score has been 29. He has an encephalopathy diagnosis, and ADHD diagnosis (since 24 months)

My oldest son, age 8, has had a PDD.NOS diagnosis. This currently is disputed depending on who we see. He does look PDD to me, however, he attends school with children who were previously diagnosed on the autistic spectrum that are completely typical and have been by kindergarten. The spectrum isn’t static, if you get a diagnosis, this does not in any way mean that it is accurate.

I find that other autistic children and adults are the best at evaluating if a child is on the spectrum. I am an autistic adult, I have known that my youngest son who will be 3 and has never gotten an autistic diagnosis that he is not autistic. The speech/language pathologist (whom is not a clinician and can’t diagnose) disagrees with this. She believes he is also autistic and tells me things like his eyecontact was better today.

And, I have known that my middle son was autistic spectrum since 6 months old. My father (asperger’s, and a clinical psychologist for autistic children) has said by 8 months that child is asperger’s. I wasn’t buying it, till 18 months. Our highly reputable neurologist wasn’t buying it, till he turned 3 and developed hyperlexia (despite speech delays). Now, the diagnosis he is carrying is encephalopathy, however she believes he is asperger’s.

My oldest son, the neurologist dropped him at 6, saying he isn’t on the spectrum. The psychologist at 7.5yrs old says he is PDD.NOS, ADD, CAPD, dysgraphic/dyspraxic. My father has said all along, he is not on the spectrum. I feel he is, but he has alot of overlap and basically an ABC diagnosis. He does have anxiety, an ADD dx, has SPD, autistic features, and mood swings. I do feel he is bipolar, dyspraxic, dysgraphic, with SPD and PDD.NOS. My father feels he is ADD, SPD, dyspraxic.

My oldest currently scores betw 47-52 on the childbrain assessment, middle son scored 82 last time some months ago. Now scoring a 71.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Sandra asks…

How do you tell the difference between ADHD and tourette syndrome?

My son has ADHD, dyslexia, and aspergers syndrome. But some of his teachers at school tell me he keeps randomly looking behind him and making a seagull noise. Is this ADHD or tourette syndrome?

admin answers:

Depends if it’s a tic or poor impulse control. If it occurs only at school, then it’s more likely a behavior issue than a tic. Try asking your son about the seagull noise and what goes through his mind when he does it. If he feels like he’s unable to control the noise and it’s a distraction in the classroom, it might be something to mention to his doctor.

If it is a tic, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s Tourette’s. People with Tourette’s have multiple motor and vocal tics, so just one tic wouldn’t qualify him for that diagnosis. He could have another tic disorder. Tics and tic-like movements aren’t uncommon in people with Asperger’s, so that could be what’s causing it.

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Question?: Pddl

Sandra asks…

I’m seriously ugly as fuck, should I just commit suicide?

I’m 15-Female.

I have dark upper lip hair.
My hair gets burned up very quickly.
My face is covered in multiple large blemished that just sit there and dot do anything but hurt. They never go away all at the same time. My teeth are all bumpy on the ends or they’re sharp and pointy or just pddl shaped. And my bottom teeth are all out of wack. I look anerexic, I’m completely flat chested. I’m short. I’ve been told I have bug eyes. Ive been told i look like a dog. ive been told i look lika man because me and my older brother look ALOT alike. I have a stye on my left eye that won’t go away ive had it for like 2 months and doenst hurt..it just sits there on the top of my eye lid. Nothing I do helps my face I’ve tried soo many cleansers and they don’t do shit and I’m tired of it. I want to die I’m so fucking ugly. Yesterday I looked in the mirror and started crying because my face is unfixable. Should I just commit scuicide?

admin answers:

Why do you want to kill yourself at such an early age? Kids can be cruel an what they are saying about you, they only say it to get a reaction out of you.
Here’s some tips you might want to try.
1. See a dentist about your teeth, he/she might file them down to get them even and get rid of the bumps and might give you braces.

2. Try changing your diet by eating different foods. You might be eating foods that your metabolism burns up quickly. See your doctor about your weight and what foods you need to be eating to stop you looking anorexic. See your doctor about your blemishes and stye see what they recommend. If cleansers aren’t helping then don’t use them, see what your doctor recommends
3. You’re too concerned about how your body looks when you have at least 6 years of growth still in you. Whether your breasts grow bigger or not, are you wanting guys to see you or your breasts first
?
3. Christina Ricci was called bug-eyed when she was young, look at her now, she’s a stunner. My second oldest daughter was called the same too and she’s grown up into a beautiful young woman. Don’t listen to all the insults, I know it’s not nice to be insulted but there will come a day when they’ll have to eat their words when they see how different you are in a few years time, just like Christa Ricci and my daughter

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Question?: What Is Autism Yahoo

Sandra asks…

How can I support a child with autism with peer relationship?

I have a child with very high function autism, and I want to find ways to help him develop friendship with other chidlren. If I find some ways to help him, I am also wondering in what ways does he react to social coaching? Please help. Thank you.

admin answers:

My son has high functioning austism as well. He is 5 now and became verbal last year. His still likes to play by himself some of the time but he interacts with his siblings and some of the kids from his school. Find something that he really enjoys. For my son it is letters and numbers. I bought flash cards for him and invited a couple of the neighbor kids over. We had races to see who could find certain numbers. He loved it. Don’t try too many kids though or he could feel overwhelmed. A lot of his interaction came from watching the other kids do things. He wouldn’t go down the slide until he watched the other kids do it over and over again. Make a structured “game” of the play at first and then slowly let it become more spontanious. Good Luck you can email me at sbirch5@yahoo.com if you would like to discuss this further

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Question?: Rett Syndrome Genetics

Sandra asks…

Do you think we will ever find a “cure” for ?

things like Rett Syndrome, MS, etc..

I know its a catch 22, if we find cures for all diseases we will eventually over popluate the world to the point of self extinction, but even so is this a reason not to find & use cures.

Example, lets say a diseases that doesn’t generally effect the longevity of ones life (i.e. Rett Syndrome). Someone with Retts can live as long as someone without it so finding a cure wouldnt have a negative affect, ( I would think) it would just give somebody who would be on the earth anyway a better quality of life. Would this be considered a slippery slope in genetics?

Also, for people who believe we shouldn’t find cures for certian things b/c of its negative impact & it possibly risking over population – would you be agreeable to finding cures for people already born so that they can enjoy life to the fullest but in exchange the country/world put limits on how many kids people can have. Killing 2 birds with one stone-people are healthy & living quality lives & we are not depleting our world of its natural resources b/c of too many people?

okay sorry so long & I know its a rather odd question I was just wondering what others thought about this topic?

admin answers:

I think it’s possible to find a cure for any physical affliction.

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