Regularly I hear that autism is not a curse, it is a blessing.
I do not want to offend anyone, but it is not a blessing at all!
Some individuals with autism or on the spectrum are highly functioning individuals. Not all of those with autism are highly functioning.
I am talking about kids who have the full-blown condition. They are not functioning at all. They require help and supervision 24/7.
I have met several parents who struggle very hard when their kids regress into autism.
Can you imagine having a perfectly healthy little baby who meets all the milestones but at some point, regresses into autism?
A lot of parents or couples can’t survive this tragedy. It creates a lot of tension and issues in the family. It changes the whole dynamic in the house, especially when there are other siblings involved.
I have met several moms who had to raise their kids alone because their spouse could not be in this situation. They had to leave.
A lot of those couples end up divorcing, moving apart. It can be very devastating ☹
A recent study presented in 2010 by Dr. Brian Freedman of the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that more than 50% of couples divorce because the diagnosis of autism.
For those, autism is not a blessing.
Those parents have to work very hard to potty train a child who is still not using the toilet at the age of 10… 15… 25?
The mom has to spend all day and night attending to her autistic child who cannot be left alone because he will self-injure or injure another child.
Oftentimes, those parents do not sleep at all at night. It is very exhausting.
Do you still want to tell these parents that autism is a blessing and “God made him that way?”
Fine, maybe some of those on the autism spectrum have some unique abilities.
There are amazing musicians and artists who see things in ways the rest of us cannot due to autism and the unique functioning of their brains.
Those are amazing stories, but they are the exception, not the rule.
Kids with autism are more likely to grow up and have trouble finding and keeping a job.
A recent study out of Switzerland found that autistic individuals die, on average, 18 years earlier than those without autism, are 9 times more likely to commit suicide, and 40 times more likely to die prematurely.
No, autism is not a blessing, it is a disease that steals joy, peace, health, happiness, and years off of individuals’ lives. But it can be healed. Yes, nutrition, diet, herbs, homeopathic, vitamins, and other modalities are used to reverse this condition.
It is absurd to claim that autism has ever existed. That is part of evolution. It is not.
From his child psychiatry practice in Holland, D. Arn van Krevelen watched. And waited. He had been on the lookout now for almost a decade.
The year was 1952. During his career, van Krevelen had seen just about every variety of mental disorder.
He diagnosed teenagers developing the first signs of schizophrenia; he saw brain damage from injury and illness; he witnessed the sudden psychic disintegration of children known as dementia infantilis.
Now he was watching for something different “markedly and uniquely different from anything reported so far,” as the first child psychiatrist to observe it wrote in 1943.
These children shared “fascinating peculiarities”, unusual use of language, or none at all; rituals centered on objects and obsessions; lack of emotional connection with parents or any other human beings. They should be easy to spot: they were, after all, unique. Yet, van Krevelen was starting to doubt their existence.
Where were they? Where were the children with autism?
So, as you can see, the statistics and experts disagree with the pro-vaxers statement.
Furthermore, I’ve heard many times that in the past people with autism were locked up in institutions, but experts like Sigmund Freud wrote extensively about all conditions, and the institutions were actively looking for autistic cases around the globe and couldn’t find them.
In other words, even in those institutions, there were no autistic patients! They were actually looking to find some to study!
From the book Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future (which is very good and thorough when it comes to the epidemic of autism):
“Epidemic denial of autism doesn’t add up. US population of 124 million in 1931-the year the eldest child in the 1st report of Autism was born. Divide that number by the current autism prevalence of 1 in 68 children. There should have been 1.8 million Americans with autism in 1931. There weren’t.
How many have ever lived on the earth? About 100 billion by 1931. Again, using simple math yields about one-and-a-half billion autistic individuals who have lived before 1930.
Someone would have said something. The profile of autistic children is distinctive. It’s impossible that no doctor or social observer ever commented on their behaviors.
So, if the autism rate isn’t dramatically increasing, then where were they and why weren’t they counted? The science, history, and math don’t seem to back the vaccine promoter argument.”
As you can see, using simple math, the vaccine promoters’ argument simply does not add up.
It is not too hard to realize we are facing a real, true epidemic of autism.
And genetics has nothing to do with it.
No gene has ever been identified causing autism.
Genes can’t explain autism. They just can’t. It is ludicrous to believe that 3% of the population suddenly has mutations causing autism, and this over 30 years!
Another absurd argument from the vaccine promoters.
We need to start looking at environmental factors. And more importantly, we need to all work together to find a cure!
Let’s pray for those parents who struggle on a daily basis because one of their children is sick. This is not a blessing for them. They need strength from our savior Jesus.
God bless y’all 🙂