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Sun Sep 14, 2014, 02:01 AM

22. Mine too.

 

Speaking for myself, his disability wasn't apparent to me... until the day it was. It's one of those things where once you see it, you can't see anything else but the autistic behaviors.

For a time, I thought of his disorder as happening on that day, but later realized that it wasn't a transformative day for him; it was a transformative day for me.

I know parents whose recognized the behaviors after a fever or illness at age 2 or so, and I think this is why they latch onto the ideas of poisoning or disease vectors.

The increasing prevalence is clearly partly due to an environmental factor, but the medical consensus is that it is probably not postnatal.

We're very fortunate that he is very high functioning. He's clearly and unmistakably ASD but also passing all his general ed classes, in band and drama and is generally a great person to be around.

Generally speaking, I have more respect for those looking for answers than I have for those demanding which stones investigators should not look under.

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