There have been many other "explanations" for the cause of Ausitm, including one of the first recorded...being a "refrigerator mother". You don't love your child enough? You caused their Autism!
Carrie Cariello write a blog post for The Huffington Post this week, titled "I Know What Causes Autism," about not only being a mother of a child with autism, but also the various reasons she has come across that supposedly cause Austim.
Last week I was surfing the Internet and came across a headline proclaiming autism and circumcision are linked. I couldn't help myself. I laughed out loud.Why does she think her son has Autism? Is it because she uses non-stick pans to make grilled cheeses, or because she drives a car that emits exhaust? No, she says:
In no certain order, I have read the following explanations for autism over the years:
Autism is caused by mercury.
Autism is caused by lead.
Autism begins with poor maternal bonding.
Certain pesticides may trigger autism.
Gluten aggravates autism spectrum disorder.
People with autism should eat more strawberries.
Too much automotive exhaust is a leading cause of autism.
Chemicals found on non-stick cookware may trigger autism.
Jack has autism because, as his 5-year-old brother Henry says, he was bornd-ed with it.It's as simple as that. It may be because of some environmental factor or genetics, but no one knows right now. Carrie is ok with that because she loves her son no matter what.
To view Carrie's blog post, visit Huffington Post here. Carrie also writes a personal blog about Autism, called "What Color is Monday?" which can be viewed here.
Shelly is ready for summer! The first few snow days were fun, but where's the sun?